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Bug#935485: [Pkg-kde-extras] Looking for help to adopt recently removed package, kcollectd


> I've been following a bit of a breadcrumb trail, and I hope I'm in the right
> place now. kcollectd, a tool for viewing log information, has recently been
> removed from unstable because it lacked a Qt 5 port [1]. I have ported that
> package and I've taken over the upstream (which has been dead for years) [2].
> I'm offering to maintain the Debian package, but I have received very little
> response to my ITA RFS bug [3]. Should I refile this as an ITP bug, since the
> package has, in fact, already been removed?

Yes, please sent ITP bug report against WNPP package, update changelog in your
package noticing closing of this bug and update the title of your RFS bug
report accordingly.

> I spoke with Scott Kitterman, who requested the removal, and he said
> knows of no other reason the package should be removed. The updated
> packaging fixes several outstanding bugs, and makes the Debian lintian
> report much cleaner (one is, I believe, a false positive, and the other
> is due to lack of package tests which aren't really relevant to this kind of
> UI software).
> Is anyone here willing to sponsor this package, offer any criticism of
> the package, or direct me to a place where I might get such help?

I would suggest to ask about sponsoring of your package in mailing list:
pkg-kde-talk (at) alioth-lists.debian.net

Unfortunately, I do not have enough spare time for sponsoring others packages
now and I have no idea about this specific package, so I cannot help directly.

Thanks for your contributions to Debian!

Best wishes,

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