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Re: Removing RC buggy leaf packages with low popularity?

On Fri, 24 Jan 2014 21:19:26 +0100, intrigeri wrote:

> at the low-hanging fruits (LHF) session we just had, we've listed
> "our" RC buggy leaf packages (no reverse-dependency), and sorted this
> list by popcon ("installed") order.

Thanks alot to you and dam for pushing this and coming up with this
nice list!
>    libnet-irc-perl [popcon: 386]

IIRC, this RC bug is a bit controversial -- Axel?

>    libregexp-grammars-perl [popcon: 38]

IIRC, this is some nasty upstream bug where various people actively
work on it, which should be fixed in some future perl release. Carnil
might know more ...

(In general: adding "no upstream reaction" to the criteria would be
nice, albeit even more complicated ...)

> Do we want to remove the packages with popcon < N from the archive?
> How about N=50 or 100?

After looking at the list, N=50 sounds like a nice cutoff to me.
> As a side note, would anyone find it fun to automate building this
> list, and sending the results to the list e.g. every 2 or 3 months?

I'd have fun to see the output of the not-yet-written script :)


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