Bug#540925: www.debian.org: web interface for bug needs specific error if package
reassign 540925 debbugs
retitle 540925 indicate that no maintianer means that the package doesn't exist anymore
summary 540925 0
severity 540925 minor
On Mon, 10 Aug 2009, Stéphane Blondon wrote:
> Of course, there is an error message but it's little bit confusing:
> ''There is no maintainer for this_package_does_not_exist. Please do
> not report new bugs against this package.
If there is no maintainer for a package, this means that the package
may not exist. I'll tweak the verbiage of this to indicate that the
package no longer exists (or never existed in the first place).
> There is no record of the this_package_does_not_exist package, and no
> bugs have been filed against it."
> The first sentence fits more orphan package, the second one is
Both of them are correct, actually. Orphaned packages are maintained
by the QA team. I'll tweak the verbiage of this eventually.
A citizen of America will cross the ocean to fight for democracy, but
won't cross the street to vote in a national election.
-- Bill Vaughan