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Re: Bug#685042: ITP: libpam-ssh -- Authenticate using SSH keys

On Thu, Aug 16, 2012 at 04:14:07PM +0200, Jerome BENOIT wrote:
> The situation is ambiguous as I posted before in the debian-devel@lists.debian.org list:
> the package is not orphaned, was removed but it is still present.

There is no ambiguity.  The package is present in unstable and thus is not
"removed" in the sense that word is commonly used without qualifiers.  (The
proper way to describe what happened to the package is "removed from testing" -
a release engineering action that doesn't imply any change in a package's

> There is a void here, and it is why I asked on the list: it was suggested to
> make an ITP since it was removed.

An ITP is inappropriate so long as the package is present in unstable or

> It appears that the Maintainer has retired from Debian.

In that case, the package likely is available for salvaging (that is, for
taking over maintainership without going throug a period of formal ITA or O

Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho, Jyväskylä, Finland

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