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Less cruft for a better release

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Now that Squeeze is frozen, and release date is approaching, removing unused and buggy packages from the archive is a nice task to save maintenance burden which often involves several people (QA guys and Release Managers, mostly).

A lot of removal bugs are coming to ftp.debian.org pseudo-package, so I’d like to thank fellow contributors who spent part of their time on this task. A special thank goes to Moritz Muehlenhoff, who filed tons of bugs, and contributed to remove a lot of unused packages.

If you’re interested too, you could look at these guidelines.

Keep up the good work, guys!

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Written by Luca Falavigna

12/09/2010 at 16:51

Posted in Planet Debian

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  1. Maybe these removals should be automated? Autoremove any leaf package that is orphaned for more than 3 months or has RC bugs that have been open for more than 3 months. First remove them from testing and then 1 month later from unstable.

    Paul Wise

    13/09/2010 at 02:29

  2. [...] el trabajo de señalar los bugs de borrado para el pseudo paquete http://ftp.debian.org a los efectos de limpiar el archivo de los paquetes inutilizados o no funcionales del archivo en previsión de la salida próxima de Debian [...]


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