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Re: Drop 'epic' package? (was incorrectly Re: ITA: epic4)



On Mon, Feb 19, 2001 at 11:43:50AM -0800, Joseph Carter wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 19, 2001 at 01:21:53PM +0100, David N. Welton wrote:
> > > > Anyone use the 'epic' package and not 'epic4'?
> > 
> > > Probably not.  =)
> > 
> > Well if no one uses it, why should we keep it?
> 
> The provides is a bad idea.  Dropping epic3 or not is a seperate issue,
> but if you drop it epic4 should not have Provides: epic.

Results[1] from the Popularity Contest[2] for epic (of 1096 computers
that voted):

Package             Vote     Old    Recent  Unknown
-------------------------------------------------------
epic                13       109    7       0

So, it looks like some people actually use it.  Granted, it doesn't
look like anyone is beating down the doors to use it. ;-)

Given that epic scripts are compatible with ircII 2.8 and epic4
scripts are not.  I think Joseph is right, and I retract my suggestion
to have a "Provides: epic". 

References
1. http://people.debian.org/~apenwarr/popcon/results.net.html
2. http://people.debian.org/~apenwarr/popcon/


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