Re: Bugs for packages which don't exist anymore / missing maintainer
Ideally the BTS would have a better way (probably involving the
version trees) to associate these bugs with source and or binary
packages still in the archive. Where it couldn't do that the usual
auto-archiving (but not closing since the package could be
reintroduced) would be appropriate. This would also solve problems we
currently have where all bugs are closed when a package is temporarily
removed from the archive and need to be manually reopened when the
package is reintroduced.
Until we live in an ideal world, people can and should triage these
bugs to determine the appropriate package and location for them.