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Re: Bug#798476: Returning to the requirement that Uploaders: contain humans


On Fri, Aug 04, 2017 at 01:58:15AM +0300, Adrian Bunk wrote:
> Finding unmaintained packages is the hard part.

> In a bigger team maintaining 500 packages it is a non-trivial amount of 
> extra work searching for packages no-one inside the team is actively 
> taking care of.

My way to do this is to check for old debhelper compat levels or old
Standard-Versions and upgrade those packages once per release cycle.  I
know how this is done in other teams but in Debian Med it works.  I'm
also using an UDD query sorting packages according to their last
uploads.  I'm regularly checking packages that are on top of the list (=
packages not uploaded for a long time) and check those for moved
upstream locations and so on.  I'm afraid that most teams do not have
a person doing this kind of QA means but if there is a dedicated team
there are ways to find those packages.

Kind regards