Bug#86806: Disappearing packages
OK, scratch one mystery. gnu-smalltalk is listed under interpreters,
which is a perfectly fine place for it.
However, the whereabouts of the stable and testing versions,
particularly the former, is still a mystery. FYI, here's something
from my system, referring to a version number of the package that is
not in any of the archives (apparently).
ross@wheat:/usr/local/home/ross/mail/tmp$ dpkg -s gnu-smalltalk
Status: deinstall ok installed
Maintainer: Alexander Shinn <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Depends: libc6 (>= 2.1), libjpeg62, libncurses4 (>= 4.2-3.1), libreadlineg2 (>= 2.1-12), libtiff3g, tcl8.0 (>= 8.0.4), tk8.0 (>= 8.0.3) | tkstep8.0, xlib6g (>= 22.214.171.124-1), xpm4g (>= 3.4j-0), zlib1g (>= 1:1.1.3)
Description: GNU Smalltalk - an implementation of Smalltalk-80
GNU Smalltalk is an implementation that closely follows the
Smalltalk-80 language (tm ParcPlace Systems) as described in the book
`Smalltalk-80: the Language and its Implementation' by Adele Goldberg
and David Robson, also known as "the Blue Book".
This package includes the Smalltalk executable, gst, itself.