Bug#491839: developers-reference: should document what, if any, version to close bugs with on removal
At the end of 5.9.2 (Removing packages), the developers reference
Once the package has been removed, the package's bugs should be
handled. They should either be reassigned to another package in the
case where the actual code has evolved into another package
(e.g. libfoo12 was removed because libfoo13 supersedes it) or closed
if the software is simply no longer part of Debian.
It would be useful if it was explicit about what, if any, version
number should be used.
Tollef Fog Heen
UNIX is user friendly, it's just picky about who its friends are