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Re: Bug#539019: removal of libmd5-perl

On Sun, 29 Nov 2009 17:36:45 +0200, Damyan Ivanov wrote:

> > What is the best way to proceed?  I would increase the severity of the
> > bug reports for packages depending on or recommending libmd5-perl to
> > important with a note that we will soon ask for removal of libmd5-perl.
> > After two weeks, we could ask for removal of libmd5-perl from unstable
> > and then raise the severity to serious as the packages would no longer
> > be installable or violate policy (recommending a package not in main).
> Sounds good. 


> I think that NMUs can be used to close the upgraded bugs 
> after some additional time (two weeks seems to be the universal unit). 
> After these NMUs land in the archive, the removal request should be 
> processed without problems.

IIRC the ftp-masters remove packages more or less immediately, but at
least without waiting for rdepends to be fixed. They'd have to wait
for too long I guess :)

But that doesn't change the procedure; after removal the other
packages are buggy and someone[tm] has to either fix or remove them.
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