Re: very old package with RC bugs, should this be removed?
Because the translation job is not updated to the latest version of doc-debian, I was unable
to update this package as this package maintainer. I hope this package will be orphaned.
Sooner or later, I will do ITO for this package. I'm sorry for my carelessness.
Thanks in advance
2005/9/11, Frank Lichtenheld <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
During the Debian QA meeting hold during Sept. 09th till 11th, we
begun to go through the list of the oldest packages in Debian that are
not in testing (http://bjorn.haxx.se/debian/oldest.html) to
search for packages that should be either orphaned or removed
completly from Debian (unstable and testing) since they have been
obviously neglected by their maintainer.
Your package did show up on this list and we propose to remove the package.
This usually means that your package matched some of the following criteria:
 Your packages has not had an upload for more than two years
 has one or more RC bugs with no answer from the maintainer (**)
 the state of your packages in general seems to indicate that you might be MIA
 (if we propose a removal) it shows in popcon as having less than 100 users
with the package installed.
 the package was not released with sarge
and at least ( and (  or  or  or  )) was true.
(**) The maintainer not answering to RC bugs refers to bugs filed more
than one month before the time the check was performed.
In your case the package older than 3 years, outdated and probably obsolete.
After 7 days without answer from you (the maintainer) we will reassign
this bug to either WNPP (in case we propose to orphan it) or
ftp.debian.org (in case we propose to remove it).
The package will need an upload or an explanation for this action not to proceed.
Please do *not* upload a package just to get off this list - it won't
help the package at all. Maintainers should be responsive and feel
responsible for their packages without needing other people to force
them to do work. Sometimes, finding a new maintainer or even removing
the package completly from the archive is better for Debian's users.
Frank Lichtenheld <
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