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Re: More testing cleanup

On Tue, Sep 30, 2003 at 06:38:16PM +1000, Martin Michlmayr wrote:
> * Joe Nahmias <joe@nahmias.net> [2003-09-29 23:22]:
> > Package: rsynth [non-free]
> > Bugs: 206154
> > Suggestion: remove-from-testing, orphan-package
> > Analysis:
> >   No maintainer upload in two and a half years.  FTBFS fixed in NMU two
> >   months ago, no response from maintainer.  This is the only package from
> >   this maintainer.  Package has no license, so we probably should not
> >   distribute it until this is clarified.  QA will be contacted.
> I will look into this.  Feel free to remove it from testing in the
> meantime.  (By the way, why do we worry about non-free software wrt to
> testing and the release?)

As long as we ship non-free we should still take proper care where
possible and not leave it randomly broken. I don't think effectively
killing it by the back door by completely ignoring its release issues is
a very good approach. If we're going to break non-free, it should be by
the proper means, i.e. a passed GR to remove it from the archive. 


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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