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Bug#4568: a2ps binary still a.out

     Yves Arrouye writes:
     Yves>  I'd like to take the a2ps package if its maintainer does not plan to
     Yves> maintain it anymore: I have patches to make it work with libpaper
     Yves> that I'd like to see in the Debian version.

   To best of my knowledge, a2ps and a2gs are orphaned. Casual inspection of the
   packages on my mirror reveals that they were created in February and
   September of 1995, respectively.  Yep, that's twelve, or nineteen *months*

   I would prefer it if you patched the more useful enscript (successor to
   genscript). Or psutils, dvips, ...  in short: programs that people use and
   maintain. But you are of course free to do whatever you personally
   prefer. Just my 0.02 centimes.

I use a2ps a lot, and know other people who do that too. So I'd like to
package it.

I did change psutils to support libpaper. I emailed the changes to the
package maintainer, who forwarded them to Angus, who said he'll consider
them for a next release (the psutils maintainer does not want to make
such a big change to psutils; I'll send Angus my latest patches for
libpaper 1.x and ask for his decision).

As for enscript and dvips, I really do not have the time... Sorry. But
it shouldn't be difficult.


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