Re: Removing RC buggy leaf packages with low popularity?
On Sun, Jan 26, 2014 at 03:43:30AM +0100, gregor herrmann wrote:
> On Sun, 26 Jan 2014 00:14:15 +0100, Axel Beckert wrote:
> > > > libnet-irc-perl [popcon: 386]
> > > IIRC, this RC bug is a bit controversial -- Axel?
> > Yeah, I consider it a well working module with no issues in Debian at
> > all except that someone who claims to be upstream considers it
> > deprecated. (Or said otherwise: I think http://bugs.debian.org/608583
> > is close to irrelevant if the package has that much popcon but no
> > bug-reports for years now.)
> I'm completely fine with lowering the severity of this bug.
> Any strong objections?
(cc'ing the bug in question)
No strong objection, just a note. The fact that upstream rejects
bug reports bothers me, that's the main reason why I filed the bug.
The upstream code has issues but we don't have a way of sharing our fixes.
See also #437474, where the submitter sent patches directly to me because
upstream was unresponsive.
Axel, given that you care and current upstream clearly doesn't, how
about taking over the upstream maintenance?
Niko Tyni firstname.lastname@example.org