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Re: MBF: please drop transitional dummy package foo (if they were part of two releases or more)

On Sat, Oct 14, 2017 at 09:27:25PM +0000, Holger Levsen wrote:
> I'm doing an small mass bug filing against obsolete transitional packages
> which are at least marked "dummy transitional" since the jessie release,
> though many of them existed already in wheezy. I think it's rather undoubtful
> those are normal bugs we want to get rid off.

Thanks for raising this.

> I'm currently undecided whether I think it's useful to file wishlist bugs
> against transitional dummy packages which only are that since stretch. What do 
> you think?

I probably wouldn't bother.  Although the project doesn't formally
support skip-upgrades, a fair few maintainers probably do so informally.

> Probably it's more useful to file wishlist bugs against packages
> depending on those… or should those be normal severity?

Normal sounds reasonable to me.

> Colin Watson <cjwatson@xxxxxxxxxx>
>    openssh (U)

There are some subtleties.  Filed as https://bugs.debian.org/878626.

>    parted (U)

This is blocked on reverse-dependencies.  I've filed:


... and ideally we'd also fix:


Colin Watson                                       [cjwatson@xxxxxxxxxx]