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Re: Removing orphaned packages from testing

Raphael Geissert wrote:
Paul Wise wrote:

On Tue, Feb 17, 2009 at 11:18 AM, Barry deFreese <bdefreese@debian.org>

I'm struggling a little with this.

For example defoma has 113 rbdepends & 148 rdepends. Removing all of
them would likely remove all fonts from Debian. I don't think it is
acceptable to break testing this much.

If there are 148 packages there should be at least what, 20 maintainers? (I
would hope there are far more) why don't they, or the fonts team, adopt
defoma? or replace it with something else? 16 months of preparation of
squeeze should be more than enough time to do any of both options.

You are kidding right? Gnome-libs was supposed to be removed before Etch released IIRC, yet there are still packages out there with maintainers that haven't been "ported or removed". Good luck trying to "make" someone adopt a package.
Perhaps removing all the orphaned leaf packages would be a good start

Or finding an adopter.

Sounds great, but again, good luck...


Barry deFreese

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