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Re: NEW processing

* Clint Adams <schizo@debian.org> [090325 20:06]:
> Yes, I would say that if the problem is so severe that a package must
> be REJECTed, then logically it would follow that the packages in the
> archive are intolerable enough that they should be removed forthwith.
> I'm curious about how others reconcile not doing so.

I think removing a package from a distribution should need more reasons
than a REJECT of that package.

Once a package hits the archives people can using it. So removing a
package means users lose something they might thought thay have.
While not letting a new package (or changed package) in, there is no
package in the archive where users could be misguidedly depend on.

(That's not to say that nothing should be removed from distributions,
just that in my eyes reasons to REJECT packages should be a strict
subset of reasons to remove packages).

	Bernhard R. Link

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