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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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