Re: DEBIAN IS LOOSING PACKAGES AND NOBODY CARES!!!
SCHREI NICHT SO!
On Sun, 31 Dec 2000, GBechly@gmx.de wrote:
> I am very sorry for the loud subject of my mail (I know it is bad
> netiquette), but since I got no satisfying answer on my first mail
> concerning "disappeared packages" and because the issue is important
> I decided to try it again with shouting ;-).
> Three packages (w3mir, webmin, and fancylogin) that were definitely
> available in Debian main some time ago, and that are still present
> in the BTS (all have outstanding bugs), COMPLETELY DISAPPEARED from
> Debian. Any search with "Search Package Directories" on the Debian
> website failed to produce a result: w3mir and webmin are neither in
> unstable, nor in testing or stable.
| #67768: w3mir: Can delete all files!
| Package: w3mir; Severity: critical; Reported by: John Goerzen <email@example.com>; 157 days old.
given that bug I'ld guess w3mir was removed too. Just a guess tho.
> Fancylogin is reported to be in
> unstable and there also is a package page, but the package is not
> found from the download page and is also not present in any of
> the mirrors.
marvin:~# apt-get install fancylogin
Reading Package Lists... Done
Building Dependency Tree... Done
Package fancylogin has no available version, but exists in the database.
This typically means that the package was mentioned in a dependency and
never uploaded, has been obsoleted or is not available with the contents
However the following packages replace it:
E: Package fancylogin has no installation candidate
> There is a further weird package disappearance in unstable: all mgetty
> packages (execept mgetty-doc) are gone!
> Hey, these are important packages.
mgetty is not important, it's extra.
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