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Outstanding Critical Bug #9254

Package: ftp.debian.org
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Guy, please remove the package "mfdcfnt" from the non-free distribution
before 1.3 is released (perhaps now). Note that this will break
installations of 1.2, but people should install "frozen" anyways :-)

On Tue, 6 May 1997, Brian White wrote:

> #9254: Unresolved dependency report for mfdcfnt
>     Package: mfdcfnt; Reported by: Klee Dienes <klee@debian.org>. 

This package is superceded by the new tetex packages and has to be removed
from the distribution before 1.3 is released.

The reason for keeping it in non-free until now was that users with Debian
1.2 have a working tex system (that's the problem that non-free was used
by stable and unstable until now).

Here is an extract of an email conversion between myself and Loic Prylli
<lprylli@graville.fdn.fr>, the maintainer of mfdcfnt (some while ago):

Christian Schwarz <schwarz@monet.m.isar.de> wrote:
> I just discovered that your "mfdcfnt" package is still included in the
> debian archive. Is it still necessary?

Loic Prylli <lprylli@graville.fdn.fr> wrote:
> I have raised this point on debian-devel some weeks ago, it was
> decided to put again mfdcfnt (which has been previously removed) so
> that people installing Debian1.2 could have a working TeX system. The
> mfdcfnt package will be deleted some days before Debian1.3 is
> officially released. The current mfdcfnt package conflicts withtetex
> to be sure no mistake can arise.

--                  Christian Schwarz
                   schwarz@monet.m.isar.de, schwarz@schwarz-online.com
                  schwarz@debian.org, schwarz@mathematik.tu-muenchen.de
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