How to unorphan/unretire a package?

Till Maas opensource at
Sat Jun 26 11:57:41 UTC 2010

On Sat, Jun 26, 2010 at 11:20:19AM +0200, Michael Schwendt wrote:
> Somebody with full knowledge of the process please update the instructions
> in the Wiki:
> The process described there is incomplete. And there are inconsistencies
> in the terminology. In pkgdb, a package is called "deprecated", which is a
> term not found in the packaging related Wiki pages. The Wiki uses a
> mixture of "orphaned" and "retired".
> Please complete the steps on how to resurrect a package, which pkgdb mark
> with a "deprecated" box.

> The process is unclear/confusing, and it would certainly help if we all
> used the same terminology.

Yes, I agree completely. This issues also hits gtranslator. All non
technical steps have been completed (it has been re-reviewed), but even
after a CVS admin and rel-eng have been informed and some technical
steps have been performed, nobody really knows what has to happen to get
it transfered to the new owner for the devel branch and un-deprecated.

The review request is here:

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