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Bug#681833: developers-reference: please document a package salvaging process

Michael Gilbert <mgilbert@debian.org> writes:

> Interesting condition.  According to Developers Reference 5.9.4,
> orphaning is a process that is only supposed to be initiated by the
> existing maintainer.

Orphaning is also done by the QA team, and it's frequently been done by
other people after discussion in debian-devel provided that the same sorts
of checks have been done.  (Membership in the QA team is not well-defined,
so to some extent that's the same thing.)

Russ Allbery (rra@debian.org)               <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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