Re: Overall bitrot, package reviews and fast(er) unmaintained package removals
On Thu, Apr 7, 2016, at 12:20, Ian Jackson wrote:
> Brian May writes ("Re: Overall bitrot, package reviews and fast(er)
> unmaintained package removals"):
> > In the past I have maintained some important packages by doing regular
> > NMUs when the maintainer is not responsive (including emails asking to
> > take over the package). So just because the *maintainer* hasn't made an
> > upload in a long time doesn't mean that nobody cares about the package.
> I think if you email the listed maintainer offering to take over the
> package, and get no reply, you should consider salvaging the package.
> That is, email debian-devel and the maintainer (again) with a very
> respectful mail saying you think the package needs help, that you're
> happy to help, and that unless the current maintainer objects you will
> add yourself to Maintainers and start work on the backlog.
That's what I usually do, and quite often I get positive answer from
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