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Re: removal instead of orphaning?


On Sun, Aug 28, 2016 at 10:13:44AM +0100, Manuel A. Fernandez Montecelo wrote:
> I think that one measure to improve the current situation is that, for
> the people doing NMUs, to orphan the package when the number of NMUs
> exceeds for example 3 or 5 in a row, or 1 year since the oldest NMU not
> acked by the maintainers and there are bugs or reasons requiring new
> intervention.  (Exceptions can apply if there are specific reasons to
> avoid to do that, e.g. keep packages as part of a team).  With this,
> future NMUs will be QA uploads.
> If there's a general agreement that this is a good thing, and somehow
> becomes part of the NMU process or similar guidelines [2], it would help
> to avoid conflicts.

If you have time to make this idea into a patch, a bug against
developers-reference would be a good place to discuss it.

Sean Whitton

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