Bug#608583: Bug#640209: please stop using libnet-irc-perl
abe at debian.org
Tue Oct 11 23:10:30 UTC 2011
Ansgar Burchardt wrote in http://bugs.debian.org/640209:
> As libnet-irc-perl has been unmaintained since 2004,
You mean "unmaintained upstream"...
> we would like to remove the package from Debian before the wheezy
Meh! It doesn't have any bugs in Debian (except #608583 of course)
and works smoothly without any issue here for ages.
So I can't really follow why it should be removed. There's quite a lot
of established and well working software in Debian which is
deprecated, unmaintained upstream or even vanished from the upstream
> Please switch to an alternative library such as
I surely won't add POE bloat to the hobbit-plugins IRC bot.
In http://bugs.debian.org/608583 there's also Bot::BasicBot mentioned,
so I'll have a look into libbot-basicbot-perl, but I can neither
promise that the migration will be successful nor that I'll manage to
dig into this anytime soon.
Since the Hobbit IRC bot included in hobbit-plugins is only useful on
Hobbit/Xymon servers and not enabled by default, its (hard)
dependencies are just Suggests in the package.
Nevertheless, that IRC bot is a quite important und intensely used
component of all Hoobit/Xymon servers I know, so I raised the severity
to important and added a blocker like you did for the other bugs of
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