Bazaar and Debian

Jelmer Vernooij jelmer at
Thu Jun 13 17:44:26 UTC 2013

On Thu, Jun 13, 2013 at 11:52:44AM +0100, Russel Winder wrote:
> On Thu, 2013-06-13 at 14:19 +0400, John Arbash Meinel wrote:
> [???]
> > I believe it means that Jelmer has decided to stop maintaining them,
> > and he was the sponsor for uploading them to Debian.
> Having read Jelmer's blog, that makes sense, though it should have been
> offered to others to maintain rather than just being dropped. It means I
> will now have to switch to Git and abandon Bazaar. Sad, but realistic.

I did put bzr-svn up for adoption first about a year ago and later orphaned it. See:

but there were no takers.

Keeping packages with release critical bugs (not building from source, failing testsuite)
in Debian isn't helping anybody - it won't actually make it into a release, and
users are left with software that doesn't work.

If somebody wants to pick up maintainership of the bzr-svn package in Debian,
it should be easy to reupload it, possibly as part of the pkg-bazaar-maint@ team.



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