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Re: package-superseded-by-perl

On Wed, 16 Jan 2019 22:15:21 +0200, Niko Tyni wrote:

> On Sun, Jan 13, 2019 at 03:14:53PM +0100, gregor herrmann wrote:
> > I'm a bit ambiguous; in cases which are broken in sid
> > (libextutils-parsexs-perl) just removing them makes sense of course.
> Cool. I'll request removal of libextutils-parsexs-perl soon unless
> somebody objects.

Great, thanks.
> > In all other cases I consider the cost of keeping them minimal enough
> > to not jump through current or future hoops, at least if there are
> > signs of activity and a trace of needing newer versions.
> Works for me if we can come up with an activity threshold so we don't
> have to have this discussion every time.

> > So from an activity and upstream maintenance point of view,
> > libio-socket-ip-perl (Paul), libsocket-perl (Paul), libtest-harness-perl
> > (Leon) (and maybe libmodule-metadata-perl) might be candidates for
> > keeping.
> This feels about right to me.

Ok; are going the file RM bugs for the other packages from your list
as well or would you like to leave this to someone else?
> > For the future (as we face the same question before each release)
> > maybe we can (at a sprint?) come up with some guidelines?
> > Like "no release in the last 2 years" or something?
> Works for me; I propose we set policy at that and revisit it
> later if needed?

Sounds good. Let's wait a bit and then write it down?


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