Outstanding Critical Bug #9254
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 <firstname.lastname@example.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This package is superceded by the new tetex packages and has to be removed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
<email@example.com>, the maintainer of mfdcfnt (some while ago):
Christian Schwarz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I just discovered that your "mfdcfnt" package is still included in the
> debian archive. Is it still necessary?
Loic Prylli <email@example.com> 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
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