Bug#484009: ftp.debian.org: Core gnome metapackages removed from Lenny breaks gnome desktop

Raphael Hertzog hertzog at debian.org
Mon Jun 2 10:39:04 UTC 2008

On Mon, 02 Jun 2008, Philipp Kern wrote:
> am Mon, Jun 02, 2008 at 11:42:04AM +0200 hast du folgendes geschrieben:
> > But the user experience will significantly differ if they lost their
> > applet to upgrade their system and apply security updates.
> it does not get removed automatically?  The only problem might be that
> it is not included in new installations...

Indeed, I was referring to that since tasksel is reponsible of their
initial installation.

> > I believe it's _not_ a reasonable removal, those bugs should be fixed or
> > downgraded... 
> Then please complain to the maintainers.  The package in testing wasn't
> updated in months.

Right, but it's not more my job than yours. The release team decided to
remove it, but it should really not do that lightly for packages
which are part of tasks IMO.

We should rather make a call for new maintainers than remove them
without further action... and then discover very late that we regressed
between etch and lenny in the user-experience point of view.

Gustavo, can you at least try to find some persons motivated to maintain
those packages if you don't have enough time any more? Don't hesitate to
send a call for help on debian-devel.

Raphaël Hertzog

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