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Re: Bug#723015: package four years out of date

>>>>> "RA" == Russ Allbery <rra@debian.org> writes:
RA> David Bremner <bremner@debian.org> writes:
>> jidanni@jidanni.org writes:

>>> P.S., why can't all this CPAN <-> Debian updating be a little bit
>>> automated for all the packages on Debian?

>>> At least some queue that some team gets alerted to...

>> there is a queue

>> http://pet.debian.net/pkg-perl/pet.cgi

>> and libgedcom-perl is listed there. So such bug reports are not
>> especially needed.

RA> Well... it does provide information that someone actually cares about that
RA> module in particular, whereas the queue has everything that's out of date
RA> whether anyone cares about the new version or not.  So such bugs could, in
RA> theory, help with prioritization.  Provided, of course, that the bug is
RA> prompted by a desire for the new version as opposed to just noticing that
RA> there was a newer version available.  (Frequently, newer versions have
RA> only cosmetic changes and aren't necessarily worth packaging.)

RA> -- 
RA> Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Hmmm, looking at the entire equation, one notices the most energy is
concentrated at each ultimate author's end. He has added some brilliant
new revisions to his masterpiece. Perhaps he should be encouraged to
notify the certain Debian, Redhat etc. maintainers to get a new
version... Hmmm, doesn't seem likely though. Plus would cut down on his
creativity, being bogged down having to bother unrelated people...

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