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Re: Removing packages perhaps too aggressively?




Andrej Shadura writes:
> On 31/01/18 21:01, Jeremy Bicha wrote:
>>> Here you go, there's #871004 for you. Missed jessie, stretch,
>>> not in testing, no uploads since the beginning of 2017.
>> 
>> I don't think you'll get much sympathy for a package being removed
>> from unstable when it hasn't shipped with a Debian release since
>> Wheezy, and has continuously been out of Testing for 3.5 years.
>
> True, it hasn't. But if you look a little bit closer, you'll see both RC
> bugs it had were quite trivial to fix: two sourceless files (would be
> fixed by linking them to the packaged versions instead), and an failed
> attempt to download a build-dep (actually, fixed by an NMU while fixing
> another bug, just never marked as done).

So there was plenty of time to fix them.

Why would filing a third RC bug (the "proposed-RM") and waiting one
month more change anything?  Why would someone turn up to fix them now?

Ansgar