Good communication with upstream is good idea

Scott Kitterman debian at
Sun Jul 20 17:16:55 BST 2008

On Sunday 20 July 2008 12:05, Florian Weimer wrote:
> * Osamu Aoki:
> > I found some of my packages are offered as a part of Ubuntu archive.
> Same here.  In my case (debsecan), it's a bit irresponsible because the
> package doesn't really work on Ubuntu--but it's not readily apparent to
> potential users.  Furthermore, it uses server resources provided to
> Debian, and not to Ubuntu.
> What's the correct way to get it out of Unbuntu (universe)?  I don't
> want to relicense it, but if asking politely does not work, it seems to
> be my only choice.

The preferred way of 'asking politely' is a removal bug.  The process is 
described here:

or if you don't want to unwrap the long URL:

Other than reading the pacakge description just now, I'm not familiar with the 
package.  Would it make more sense for someone in Ubuntu to adapt the package 
to work in the Ubuntu context than to remove it?  It looks like it would be 
useful there too.

Scott K

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