Re: Removing old orphaned packages?
Martin Michlmayr <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> Below is a list of the packages I propose in addition to yours. Do you
> disagree with any of them?
I'm jumping into a thread where I wasn't particularly asked, but in case
it's useful I also read through all of these and I agree with this list as
well. There wasn't anything on this list that jumped out at me and felt
like "it would really be useful to keep this package around."
Some additional notes:
> ezmlm -- easy-to-use high-speed mailing list manager for qmail [#223877]
Non-free, so I assume this is actually an installer package. Really
probably more trouble than it's worth to deal with.
> pgperl -- perl interface to the pgplot plotting library [#279820]
This is the only package that we both also have installed at Stanford on
other platforms and that was requested by users in the past. However, I
have heard nothing about it in quite a while.
> rtf2latex -- Convert RTF files to LaTeX [#201967]
This package has, and always has had, significant problems and
limitations. I've never been able to successfully use it for a
significant project, and I've tried several times.
> xfonts-biznet-iso-8859-2 -- 100 dpi BIZNET ISO-8859-2 fonts for X servers. [#237476]
This went away, didn't it? I seem to remember seeing this get removed as
part of an apt-get dist-upgrade.
> yencode -- Powerful yEnc decoder/encoder [#239960]
There are plenty of other packages that can handle yEnc at this point.
> x-ttcidfont-conf -- Configure TrueType and CID fonts [#201376]
If someone has a chance to explain this one, I'm really curious what's up
with it. I never really understood what this package did or what it's
role in the whole X font situation is, but I've seen a few recommendations
and guides that say to install it.
Russ Allbery (email@example.com) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>