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Bug#649575: task-german: I doubt the usefulness of dict in task-german

Control: tags -1 + pending

Holger Wansing <hwansing@mailbox.org> wrote:
> Fabian Greffrath <fabian@greffrath.com> wrote:
> > I doubt that the dict and trans-de-en packages should still be part of a
> > default German Debian install, e.g. recommended by task-german. For the desktop
> > there is gnome-dictionary installed by default and other users probably don't
> > need a dictionary or are either skilled enough to look up in one of the
> > powerful web dictionaries (e.g. leo.org or dict.cc) or install the dict package
> > on purpose.
> > 
> > The same is true for the doc-linux-de package, which contains utterly outdated
> > HOWTOs and FAQs with regard to system administration. Most of the documents are
> > obsolete and for the few pieces of information that still apply, I doubt that
> > doc-linux-de is the right package to provide them.
> dict and trans-de-en are no packages for the average desktop user IMO
> (dict has a CLI client and an old-school xterm client, and trans-de-en itself
> is most likely of very little use), so they should removed from the task.
> doc-linux: several doc-linux-* packages have been removed from the archive
> in the past 7 years, so an update is needed:
> 	doc-linux-de: 	no longer in the archive
> 	doc-linux-hr:	no version in the archive since jessie
> 	doc-linux-it: 	no longer in the archive
> Objections against me committing the above?

Just committed to GIT.

Tagging this bug as pending.

Holger Wansing <hwansing@mailbox.org>
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