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Re: Bug#491156: ITP: postgresql-8.3-plr -- Procedural language interface between PostgreSQL 8.3 and R

On Thu, 17 Jul 2008, Thomas Viehmann wrote:

The package was removed after noone was interested in maintaining it for
four(!) years.


plr (1: unstable; urgency=low

  * Orphan package (see #228074).

 -- Martin Pitt <mpitt@debian.org>  Sun, 30 Dec 2007 20:38:42 +0100

That's about 6 month and not four years.

Unless you plan to diligently maintain it, please do not
reintroduce it into Debian.

I plan to maintain it good enouth to trust it in a server application
I wrote.  In case you might have some doubt here is the changelog of
my work:

plr (1: unstable; urgency=low

  * New upstream version
  * New maintainer (package was removed from Debian and is subject
    to reinclude)
  * Added watch file
  * Use quilt to apply patch
  * Standards-Version: 3.8.0 (Added README.Sources because of using quilt)
  * Provides: postgresql-plr
  * debian/install: Make sure that any new version of the library gets
    moved to the right destination
    Closes: #461995

 -- Andreas Tille <tille@debian.org>  Wed, 16 Jul 2008 16:17:11 +0200

Feel free to inspect the bugs that are attached to my maintainer address
if you want to make up your mind if I care for my packages.

Contrary to what could be the perception
when looking at some packaging efforts, Debian is not an encyclopedia of
every bit of source that has ever been available on the net.
If plr is unmaintained, it should not be released with lenny.

I fail to see the relevance of this paragraph related to the plr issue.

Kind regards



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