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Re: Fwd: Automatic removal of packages from testing (spatialite-tools)

Hi Bas,

I have seen your according preparation in Git.  Just ping me via [SoB]
if I should upload.

Kind regards


On Sun, Sep 29, 2013 at 07:58:41PM +0200, Sebastiaan Couwenberg wrote:
> One of the Debian GIS packages is listed for automatic removal at
> http://udd.debian.org/cgi-bin/autoremovals.cgi:
> Debian GIS Project <pkg-grass-devel@lists.alioth.debian.org>
>    spatialite-tools: bugs 713644, flagged for removal in 14 days
> spatialite 4.0.0-1 has been uploaded to experimental by David Paleino in
> March 2012, and 4.1.1 is the current upstream release.
> Updating spatialite to 4.1.1 and planning a transition is in order I think.
> Kind regards,
> Bas
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: Automatic removal of packages from testing
> Resent-Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2013 17:19:13 +0000 (UTC)
> Resent-From: debian-devel-announce@lists.debian.org
> Date: Sun, 29 Sep 2013 19:18:52 +0200 (CEST)
> From: niels@thykier.net (Niels Thykier)
> To: debian-devel-announce@lists.debian.org
> Auto-removals
> =============
> As we announced, we are going to start automatic removals from testing
> of some RC buggy packages, to help lower the number of outstanding RC
> bugs which affect the jessie release. We would like to emphasise that
> we obviously prefer to have fixes for the outstanding RC bugs, and
> that (auto)removing packages is only used as a last resort.
> Packages which have RC bugs that are present in both testing and
> unstable, and which have no recent activity (currently this means no
> activity in the last 14 days) will be checked for removal.
> If the packages are on the list of "key packages"[KEY-PACKAGES], they
> will be excluded from automatic removal.  Also packages which have
> reverse (build-)dependencies in testing, will currently also be
> excluded from automatic removal.
> Should your package suffer from an RC bug which needs more time to get
> fixed, the specific bug can be temporarily whitelisted.  Please file a
> bug against release.debian.org with an explanation for the delay;
> these exceptions will granted on a case-by-case basis.
> For packages which are marked for autoremoval 10 days in a row,
> removal hints will be added. These packages will usually be removed
> from testing fairly soon after that.  You can see if any of your
> packages might be candidates for removals at [AUTO-RM-CANDIDIATES].
> We activated the auto-removals at the time of this announcement,
> however until the 2013-10-15, the usual autoremoval delay of 10 days
> will be extended to 15 days, so you have some time to fix any
> outstanding issues.
> If packages get autoremoved from testing, they can get back in when
> the RC bugs are fixed, using the same rules that apply to other
> packages. In most cases, this means that the fix can get back into
> testing after the usual 10-day waiting period.
> Please note that packages which are excluded from automatic removal
> could still be manually removed from testing.
> We would like to thank Ivo De Decker writing the actual implementation
> for finding these auto-removable packages.
> Niels, on behalf of the Release Team.
> http://udd.debian.org/cgi-bin/key_packages.yaml.cgi
> http://udd.debian.org/cgi-bin/autoremovals.cgi
> "dd-list"-like of packages considered for auto removals.
> For automatic processing, use
> http://udd.debian.org/cgi-bin/autoremovals.yaml.cgi
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