Unable to reach a package maintainer for deprecation request

Steve Jenkins stevejenkins at gmail.com
Mon Oct 3 17:03:55 UTC 2011

I'm not sure of the correct protocol in cases like this, so any
guidance is appreciated.

Early last month, I sent a message to all the addresses I could find
for Jim Radford (jradford), the maintainer of the dkim-milter package:


My message requested that he consider voluntarily deprecating the
dkim-milter package (which is based on an upstream that was abandoned
years ago) in favor of the opendkim package:


which I maintain (which is based on a still-active fork of the
dkim-milter project). Jim and I actually used to work together 10
years ago, so I had multiple addresses for him and thought it would be
easy to re-establish communication. Unfortunately, I received no
response to my emails, and I don't know if the email addresses I could
find are still valid.

So I filed the following bug on Sep 23, hoping it might help initiate
contact between us:


However, still no response. Any suggestions as to what to do next?



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