Your message dated Tue, 13 Feb 2018 06:29:08 +0000
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and subject line Bug#889957: Removed package(s) from unstable
has caused the Debian Bug report #889957,
regarding RM: rat -- RoQA; dead upstream since 2003, unused, alternatives exist
to be marked as done.

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Severity: normal

There's not exactly a dearth of voip programs, and rat is one that hasn't
seen an upstream release since 2003.  It's irresponsible to ship a networked
program processing untrusted data that's not maintained either upstream nor
in Debian for that long -- it's quite certain that the lack of CVEs is not
because this program is secure but because no one bothers looking.

Popcon 83 inst, 3 vote.

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We believe that the bug you reported is now fixed; the following
package(s) have been removed from unstable:

       rat |   4.2.22-4 | source, amd64, arm64, armel, armhf, i386, mips, 
mips64el, mipsel, powerpc, ppc64el, s390x

------------------- Reason -------------------
RoQA; dead upstream since 2003, unused, alternatives exist

Note that the package(s) have simply been removed from the tag
database and may (or may not) still be in the pool; this is not a bug.
The package(s) will be physically removed automatically when no suite
references them (and in the case of source, when no binary references
it).  Please also remember that the changes have been done on the
master archive and will not propagate to any mirrors until the next
dinstall run at the earliest.

Packages are usually not removed from testing by hand. Testing tracks
unstable and will automatically remove packages which were removed
from unstable when removing them from testing causes no dependency
problems. The release team can force a removal from testing if it is
really needed, please contact them if this should be the case.

We try to close bugs which have been reported against this package
automatically. But please check all old bugs, if they were closed
correctly or should have been re-assigned to another package.

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
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