Re: First autoremovals happen in about 8 days
On Sun, Oct 06, 2013 at 09:52:17AM +0200, Niels Thykier wrote:
> This is a friendly reminder. If you are listed below, then the listed
> packages of yours will be automatically removed from testing within 15
> days. The "first batch" of automatic removals will happen in about 8
> Please remember that "fixing" your RC bug(s) can sometimes be as
> simple as correcting the metadata of the bugs (see also #725321) or
> (where inflated) downgrade the severity of the bug.
> This mail was a "one-time public service annoucement"; I *do not*
> intend to send out "reminders" in the future. Remember that you can
> pull the same data from  or .
I am concerned that in the event a package is removed from testing,
the people most interested with restoring the package will miss the
removal, since the package will stay installed on their systems.
This, then, cause stable releases to be missing packages that users
are depending on, which reduce the value of the distribution.
This is not a new problem, and it is not entirely clear whether such
early removal will reduce or increase this issue. However we should
address it if we want Debian stable releases to be something users
can rely on.
So while it is possible that the _maintainer_ is not needing a friendly
remainder, other interested third-party might.