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Re: Maintaining packages properly

Andreas Tille <tillea@rki.de> writes:


>> Take the dpkg package, it currently has 396 bugs open and 13 marked
>> important among them (and 176 normal). We had more than 500 bugs 2 years
>> ago and it has been a _lot_ of work to get to this state.
>> http://people.debian.org/~glandium/bts/d/dpkg.png
> When issuing the mail which I declared as "raw thought" I was aware that
> the rule would not work for dpkg and that's why I added some additional
> tules to the scoring system which should have made clear that dpkg does
> not fall under this suggestion.
> Furthermore the thread was about first and second class (or however you
> might call this) packages and my concern was about finding a way to work
> with "potential second class" packages.  I was explicitely not talking
> about dpkg in this sense - but you are right dpkg definitely needs more
> love.

There're many bugs that fit in this group. Kernel, Parted, Dpkg, APT and
so on.

I agree with Raphael, this kind of things just doesn't work.

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