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Re: Can we remove probabel?

Dear Andreas,

Thanks for contacting me. I agree, let's remove ProbABEL from Debian,
completely. The package is no longer actively maintained and I have
neither had any support requests, nor public bug reports in the last
year, maybe two.

Best regards,


On 19-02-2022 18:47, Andreas Tille wrote:
> Hi,
> probabel fails its test suite for some architectures[1].  I reported
> this upstream and got the response[2]
> @lckarssen Shall we ask if they remove Probabel from the Debian project as a package? Since there is no workforce to maintain the software, it is better not to use it. ( so also distribution and installing is not a good idea)
> Popcon is low[3] - but that's not unusual for our packages.
> I see two options:
>   1. Remove probabel for the failing architectures only
>   2. Remove probabel completely from Debian
> What do you think?
> Kind regards
>       Andreas.
> [1] https://buildd.debian.org/status/package.php?p=probabel
> [2] https://github.com/GenABEL-Project/ProbABEL/issues/47#issuecomment-939993369
> [3] https://qa.debian.org/popcon-graph.php?packages=probabel&show_vote=on&want_legend=on&want_ticks=on&from_date=&to_date=&hlght_date=&date_fmt=%25Y-%25m&beenhere=1

L.C. Karssen
The Netherlands

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