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Re: Orphaned packages with very low popcon numbers

Thomas Viehmann <tv@beamnet.de> writes:

> Thomas Bushnell BSG wrote:
>> If it gets dropped entirely, then the user doesn't get any notice of
>> that fact; their system just keeps on going as before.  Except that
>> the package now gets *no* updates instead of minimal ones.
> Basically, this amounts to perpetually keeping obsolete packages. Is a
> good choice?

I did not say not to remove a package which is obsolete.

I object to deciding that "orphaned" or "minimally maintained" are the
same as "obsolete".

Go ahead and remove packages that you *know* are obsolete, that's
fine.  But that's not what the subject line of this thread is talking


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