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Re: proposal: ITR (was Re: Removing packages perhaps too aggressively?)

* Scott Kitterman <debian@kitterman.com> [180201 09:04]:
> On February 1, 2018 1:47:17 PM UTC, Marvin Renich <mrvn@renich.org> wrote:
> >I agree that the FTP team should not second guess the maintainer's
> >removal request.  However, with or without a new ITR process, I think
> >it would be justified (and good practice) for the FTP team to start
> >requiring the maintainer to record in the bug the reasoning behind
> >the removal.
> While I agree that would be best, I don't think it's the primary
> purpose of an rm bug.  It doesn't take an FTP team member to ping the
> maintainer to ask why, cc the bug.

I think the RM bug should include both what is being requested (removal)
and why.  I think the two are closely related enough that they should
share the title of "primary purpose".

However, I know that you and the rest of the FTP team do a tremendous
amount of work (thank you very much!), so I will concede that this is
one item that should be the responsibility of the bug filer and doesn't
need to be on your plate.

> If this concerns people, they can ask for more information.

True, but that happens after the fact, and sometimes time has a way of
helping information to get lost.


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