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Re: RFC: Prospective NMU of ndoutils-nagios3-mysql to close #607925

On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 01:51:32PM +0100, Julien Cristau wrote:

> On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 15:39:17 +0300, Konstantin Khomoutov wrote:
> > Hmm, well, this does not strictly relate to this bug, but I think that
> > would be cool if the script performing removals would also send a
> > message to the NNNN@bugs.debian.org so that the persons subscribed to it
> > were set aware of the removal; otherwise I've no idea how would I know
> > the package is removed.
> > Should I raise this on debian-devel (after the release probably)?
> > 
> A mail is sent to the pts for that package.  I don't think tying it to a
> particular bug makes a lot of sense.
My reasoning is as follows:
* I have spotted a bug in a particular package and filed a bug report
  against it; thus I got auto-subscribed to that bug, and only to it
  with regard to that package.
* The package got removed because of that bug.
* Since the only my involvement with that package was filing that bug,
  I remain blissfully unaware of what really presents a big problem for
  me, the bug originator; something I'll have to deal with in some way.
  IOW, the removal just silently happened behind my back.

Sure, I could subscribe to the package in its QA page, but it has no
sense for a casual user who just filed a bug. I'd also argue that it has
not much sense for a "power user" like me as I did not intend to took
over the maintenance of that package or something like this.

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