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Re: removal instead of orphaning?

On Fri, Aug 26, 2016 at 09:47:39PM +0200, Adam Borowski wrote:

> You can run the attached script to see if there are any RC bugs on an
> orphaned package you might give a damn about.

Interesting. Might it be an idea to create a package that contains this
kind of wisdom, and makes it easy for DDs to query things they should
have a look at? And maybe have a cron job to remind them of it? Getting
DD's a bit more involved in the things that might affect them would be a
good idea. I myself would certainly benefit from such a tool. 

Possible things this tool could do:

- Notify about orphaned packages the DD is using
- Notify about installed packages with RC bugs
- Notify about installed packages with RFH/RFA bugs
- Notify about open bugs the DD filed that have seen no activity for a while
- Notify about bugs against packages the DD maintains that have seen no
  activity for a while
- Notify about any issues found in the DD's packages that you can also
  find on qa.debian.org (lintian, piuparts, reproducible build warnings
  and so on)
- Notify about bugs in packages that are (reverse-)depends of the
  packages the DD maintains.

The above is things specific for a DD. But other ideas could be:

- Find a list of bugs that might be relevant to the user, based on
  debtags for example.
- Pick a random package so you see something different for a change, and
  can maybe test it, audit it, create translations for it, etc.
- Find packages on mentors.debian.net that need reviewing/uploading.
- Your idea here.

Met vriendelijke groet / with kind regards,
      Guus Sliepen <guus@debian.org>

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