Debian Bug report logs - #328800
RM: lxtools -- RoQA; unused, upstream dead, old

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Reported by: Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt <>

Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2005 14:03:33 UTC

Severity: normal

Done: Debian Archive Maintenance <>

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From: Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt <>
Subject: very old package, should this be removed?
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2005 13:56:10 +0200
Package: lxtools
Version: 1.1d-1
Severity: serious


During the Debian QA meeting hold during Sept. 09th till 11th, we
decided that looking at packages that haven't been uploaded for a very
long time could cover up some QA problems.

I've done this now and your package showed up on the list. I propose
to remove it.
It has very few users and seems to be quite upstream dead.

This usually means that your package matched some of the following

 [1] Your packages has not had a maintainer upload for more than
     three years.

 [2] has one or more RC bugs with no answer from the maintainer (**)

 [3] the state of your packages in general seems to indicate that you
     might be MIA 

 [4] (if we propose a removal) it shows in popcon as having less than
     100 users with the package installed.

 [5] the package was not released with sarge

and at least ([1] and ( [2] or [3] or [4] or [5] )) was true.

(**) The maintainer not answering to RC bugs refers to bugs filed
more than one month before the time the check was performed.

After 7 days without answer from you (the maintainer) we will reassign
this bug to either WNPP (in case we propose to orphan it) or (in case we propose to remove it).

The package will need an upload or an explanation for this action not to

Please do *not* upload a package just to get off this list - it won't
help the package at all. Maintainers should be responsive and feel
responsible for their packages without needing other people to force
them to do work. Sometimes, finding a new maintainer or even removing
the package completly from the archive is better for Debian's users. 



Bug reassigned from package `lxtools' to `'. Request was from Marc 'HE' Brockschmidt <> to Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #18 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Debian Archive Maintenance <>
Subject: Bug#328800: fixed
Date: Wed, 12 Oct 2005 15:23:03 -0700
We believe that the bug you reported is now fixed; the following
package(s) have been removed from unstable:

   lxtools |     1.1d-1 | source, alpha, arm, hppa, i386, ia64, m68k, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390, sparc

Note that the package(s) have simply been removed from the tag
database and may (or may not) still be in the pool; this is not a bug.
The package(s) will be physically removed automatically when no suite
references them (and in the case of source, when no binary references
it).  Please also remember that the changes have been done on the
master archive ( and will not propagate to any
mirrors ( included) until the next cron.daily run at the

Packages are never removed from testing by hand.  Testing tracks
unstable and will automatically remove packages which were removed
from unstable when removing them from testing causes no dependency

Bugs which have been reported against this package are not automatically
removed from the Bug Tracking System.  Please check all open bugs and
close them or re-assign them to another package if the removed package
was superseded by another one.

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