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Re: removing transitional packages

Sandro Tosi wrote:
> Hi Thijs, QA Team,
> On Thu, May 15, 2008 at 1:03 AM, Thijs Kinkhorst <thijs@debian.org> wrote:
>> I recently stubled over an transitional package in etch that was still in
>> lenny. I could have filed a bug but wondered if there was any
>> structural "scan" being done on packages marked as "transitional" or "dummy"
>> in etch and still present in Lenny. If not, maybe someone is interested in
>> picking this up? I think now would be a good time to clean up some etch cruft
>> before lenny freezes further.
> As discussed with my AM (Bernd, in CC) this could be an interesting
> task for my T&S.
> A draft of the plan, could be:
> 1. identify transitional packages and their replacements
> 2. identify packages with dependencies (at any level) on some transitional pkgs
> 3. fill wishlist bug reports to request the switch (and track the evolution)
> 4. identify transitional packages in etch, and ask for their removal
> (once all dependencies have been changed)
> I'm rather busy ATM, I'll have some time in one/two week or so. During
> this period I'll be looking for some information (feel free to feed me
> with anything relevant here :D ) and I've found this[1] [2] hence I'm
> CCing Ondrej, to avoid duplicate works / sharing comments and efforts.

Indeed, Ondrej is one of my NMs and got this task. Feel free to help
each other though :-)



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