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Re: Proposal of new control field: Date

>> > That way one could tell, even when offline, if a package hasn't been
>> > updated in ten years.
>> I hope we don't have any of those.
> And those that we have, we can also spot them by old Standards-Version
> in lintian warnings.

> If anyone can suggest me a decent heuristics to spot a 'rotting' package
> (like, for example standards-version older than X, but you need to tell
> me what X), I can automatically mine it and turn it into a debtags tag.

There is no such heuristic. Just because a package last upload is long
ago doesn't mean the package is outdated/broken/whatever. It may mean
that, but it may also just mean that there was no reason to update it.

bye, Joerg
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