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From: Alec Warner <antarus@g.o>
Subject: Re: RFC: Last rites for $package ...
Date: Thu, 28 Sep 2006 17:01:17 -0400
> 
> The problem was: someone (who's not reading this list) might be 
> interested in some package (or even had installed it) and now
> gets trouble because its (from his view) sudden removal.

My project is responsible for what I'd imagine to be the most tree 
removals; we have strict guidelines regarding packages.  For instance; 
the package must have a bug filed against it; it gets masked for 30 days
prior to being actually punted; you should always see e-mail on this 
list regarding both it's masking and removal...These are all things to 
ensure people are aware of what is going on; this is not some "hidden" 
process.

> 
> An solution could be an database of packages scheduled for
> removal. But this database has to be maintained. And it doesn't
> seem that there's someone who's interested in doing this extra work.

Or you haven't talked to me or Beandog at all; since he has been working 
on this a while (now with upgraded tools!).  There has been a GPNL 
description on the Treecleaner project page since day one; since *I* 
wrote it.  Yeah it's not up yet; yeah I'm removing packages anyway; 
hopefully with the GPNL it will be more obvious to some people; but then 
you still need to search GPNL to see what the heck is scheduled for 
removal.  Frankly if you can't read the ML archives or search on bugs 
when a package you find is masked; then I don't really know where else 
to point you...

-Alec Warner
TreeCleaners Lead
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