[Catalog-sig] disallowing the removal of packages?

"Martin v. Löwis" martin at v.loewis.de
Tue Jul 5 19:46:10 CEST 2011

> This leads me to conclude that I personally think you have not the
> same kind of experience with this issue as I do... I think you haven't
> been using packages on a scale I have been doing for years now.

Perhaps. I typically use packages from Debian, and try to avoid
downloading software from PyPI (or sourceforge or any other place
where I need to investigate time to understand how the author
does maintenance of hist software). I worry about upgrades every time
Debian makes an upgrade, which is fairly infrequent.

> Anyway, you're just telling me very loudly I don't have a problem,
> right?

Not at all. I can see the problem you are having. I'm just suggesting
that you should take an entirely different approach to solving it,
instead of the one you are heading to (i.e. make the download place
provide packages "forever").


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