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Re: future of python-pipeline package

Hi Jakub,

On Dienstag, 22. Mai 2012, Jakub Wilk wrote:
> * Dmitry Nezhevenko <dion@dion.org.ua>, 2012-05-16, 11:57:
> >I'm trying to package a ReviewBoard package that depends on
> >django-pipeline module. Unfortunately there is already another package
> >named python-pipeline in debian that uses same python module name
> >(pipeline). This another package is orphaned for a year:
> >	http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=620067
> >
> >I've asked it's upstream and author is going to rename it to something
> >
> >else:
> >	http://code.google.com/p/python-pipeline/issues/detail?id=1

but it seems this issue is stalled.

> >apt-cache rdepends shows nothing for current python-pipeline. Also
> >
> >popcon shows only 48 installation without information about usage:
> >	http://qa.debian.org/popcon.php?package=python-pipeline
> >
> >So I'm asking how to deal with it? django-pipeline looks like more
> >popular according to project github page and bugtracker.
> >
> >Holger suggests to ask here and thinks that it's better to remove
> >orphaned pipeline package.
> How would the removal help?

well, with the following request from yours, not much:
> With my upstream and ex-maintainer hats on, I'm fine with removing
> python-pipeline from unstable. However, I object to another package
> taking over the module name.

So the current situation is, that a package which is orphaned, has a low 
popcon score, no reverse depends and which the upstream maintainer is fine 
being removed from Debian, blocks another package, which is a depends for 
reviewboard (see reviewboard.org), which is a rather useful package, which now 
probably will not make it into wheezy because of this.

I think this is a pretty sad situation. 

Frankly I wonder if it's reasonable to listen to your objections or not. You 
clearly stated you don't care about python-pipeline in Debian (sid), so I'm 
not sure you have any grounds blocking django-pipeline to enter.

Comments, suggestions, ideas?


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