[xml/sgml-pkgs] Bug#678127: should sgml-base be orphaned?

Daniel Leidert daniel.leidert at wgdd.de
Tue Jun 19 20:33:18 UTC 2012

Am Dienstag, den 19.06.2012, 13:50 +0200 schrieb Helmut Grohne:

> Dear maintainers of sgml-base,
> The sgml-base package hasn't seen a maintainer upload for six years (put
> into perspective: two stable releases) despite having a RC bug.

JFTR: That's not correct. It has seen its last upload in 2009. This
should also answer, how I'm connected to this package.

This is another transition, that needs to be done (after the next stable

> Clearly
> the package is not maintained. In the process of fixing #477751 I got no
> response from the uploader Ardo van Rangelrooij and one response from
> Daniel Leidert (of whom I do not know how he is related to the Debian
> XML/SGML Group). Note that Ardo van Rangelrooij has not done any
> maintainer uploads of any packages four 4.5 years.
> If you disagree and want to continue to maintain this package, please
> close this bug and do an upload also fixing the other issues. 
> If you agree that it should be orphaned, send the following commands to
> control at bugs.debian.org (replace nnnnnn with this bug's number):

IMO orphan a team-maintained package won't improve the situation. The
issue simply is, that the XML/SGML team lacks active maintainers. Except
for libxslt/libxml AFAIK I'm the only person caring about the core
packages and I've already filed several RFH requests.

If you don't mind, why don't you join and care about this package? I
mean, this is what Debian is about - jump in, take a package and care
about it. I'm almost a DD and I can sponsor the uploads. What do you

Thanks for your work on #477751 and regards, Daniel

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