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RE: BUG: cygwin implementation of Debian package tools
- From: "Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID)" <BBuchbinder at niaid dot nih dot gov>
- To: "'cygwin at cygwin dot com'" <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Date: Sun, 31 Oct 2004 08:31:44 -0500
- Subject: RE: BUG: cygwin implementation of Debian package tools
On Fri, Oct 29, 2004 at 10:45:PM, Christopher Faylor wrote:
>On Fri, Oct 29, 2004 at 06:09:34PM -0400, Buchbinder, Barry (NIH/NIAID)
>>Out of curiosity, why is the policy to remove a package just because
>>the maintainer has abandoned it? If there are no outstanding problems,
>>what would be the harm of leaving it in until a problem emerges?
>Out of curiousity, why would you respond to a message where the subject
>contains the word "BUG" and then opine that someone is removing a package
>which has no outstanding problems?
Thanks for your response. The answer to your question is probably lack of
thought on my part. I've wondered about this policy for a long time and
just this time decided to ask the question. I hadn't connected it to
context: No one will notice that a maintainer has disappeared unless there
is some sort of issue/bug with the package.
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