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Re: out of date packages to be removed?

On Wed, 2013-03-27 at 11:46 +0100, Michael Banck wrote:
> Hi,
> On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 10:41:50AM +0100, Svante Signell wrote:
> > On Wed, 2013-03-27 at 09:43 +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> > > Svante Signell, le Wed 27 Mar 2013 09:17:50 +0100, a écrit :
> > > > On Wed, 2013-03-27 at 01:51 +0100, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> > I was referring to a debian maintainer adding a hurd-specific patch into
> > sid->testing, that won't happen. These bug reports+patches are just
> > rotting in the BTS until Wheezy is released. Am I missing something
> > here?
> After wheezy is released, those patches will hopefully be applied, 
> the packages built again and they return to the archive.

If they are removed they have to be re-introduced again after Wheezy.
What's the practical difference to keeping them cluttering the archive?
Does this affect the Wheezy release at all?

> I don't think you're missing something, but I don't see what you're
> getting at, either.

Maybe the above questions clarifies things, I'm mainly interested in the
procedures related to a release (and the relation to architectures
currently relegated to -ports, and the best way for Hurd to enter
testing after Wheezy)

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