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> 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"
> 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...
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