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Re: K3, dependency probs

On Fri, Apr 25, 2003 at 01:17:51PM +0200, Alfred M. Szmidt wrote:
>    btw, i remember that sometime ago most GNU core packages were
>    assigned a volunteer to ensure new releases would build on (sig)
>    GNU. who was the coreutils "maintainer"?
> I didn't know that there was an "offical" position for that, but
> unofficial I used to take care of coreutils so that it would compile
> on GNU/Hurd.  I can continue that work when my load gets lighter (less
> than a week or so from now).

(Not to blame you of course, i'm sure you do much more relevant work
than "maintaining" the coreutils package.)

IMHO the point of that idea seems to be that we can forget about a package
with the certainty that someone checks it before every release. If none of
us has time to do that (hey that includes me too ;)), the idea seems quite

I think if noone has time to "maintain" a package, it's better to know
there's no maintainer rather than happyly think we're safe :)

Robert Millan

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