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Re: out of date packages to be removed?

On 03/27/2013 06:14 PM, Michael Banck wrote:
> On Wed, Mar 27, 2013 at 01:19:15PM +0100, Svante Signell wrote:
>> 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?
> The practical difference is that they do not clutter up the archive and
> we are being nice citizens.

Plus if we ever want to be a release-architecture like kfreebsd-*, we can't have
outdated binaries because those will block migration to testing. In that case,
for leaf packages, a missing binary is better than an outdated binary.


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