Package removals from archive should have email notifications

Onkar Shinde onkarshinde at
Sat Oct 25 14:23:54 UTC 2008

Hi all,

It just came to my attention today that a package I worked on and
updated in Ubuntu (when it was orphaned in Debian) was removed
accidentally about 1.5 months back. The package in question is

I am not uploader of the package. It was sponsored/uploaded by Matvey
Kozhev (LucidFox/sikon). I am assuming that even he didn't get any
notification about it.

I came to know about this mistake when I was planning to make a sync
from Debian for a mistake in debian/copyright in Ubuntu version. The
version on Debian is based on Ubuntu version and fixes this problem.

I suggest that package removals should have email notifications, if it
is possible, to following people.
1. Last uploader of the package.
2. The email address of last changelog entry.
3. The maintainer team, Ubuntu MOTU in this case. Not a must, but nice to have.

Please let me know what you think.


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