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Re: Removing packages perhaps too aggressively?




On 01/02/18 09:40, Ansgar Burchardt wrote:
> 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?

Why not? I *was* already doing just that, but with an RM bug filed
elsewhere, I was unable to know it's about to be removed. I would have
reacted and closed it before the package's got removed.

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Cheers,
  Andrew