Re: Removing packages perhaps too aggressively?
- Date: Fri, 2 Feb 2018 18:39:32 +0200
- From: Adrian Bunk <bunk@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: Removing packages perhaps too aggressively?
On Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 10:40:19PM +0100, Michael Biebl wrote:
> I think we should remove cruft more aggressively then we currently do.
I think it would be bad to move even more to a revolving door
situation where we are adding packages to a stable release only
to remove them in the next stable release.
For users it is a problem when packages they use disappear in a new
> We are much too lenient with what we ship in our stable releases.
But RM is the wrong side to attack this problem.
Typically a removed package is not in a much worse shape when it got
removed compared to when it was first shipped in a stable release.
At that point the actual question is why we did allow the package
to be ITP'ed into Debian at all.
 from a user perspective
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