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Re: A Round of Removals

Matt Zimmerman <mdz@debian.org> writes:

> On Sat, Oct 26, 2002 at 09:55:47PM +0200, Jochen Voss wrote:
> > On Sat, Oct 26, 2002 at 10:58:36AM -0700, Thomas Bushnell, BSG wrote:
> > > Anthony Towns <aj@azure.humbug.org.au> writes:
> > > > Those of you who didn't sense the malicious subtext of the above,
> > > > may wish to have another look at that URL fairly soon. In particular,
> > > > a large number of effectively unmaintained packages on that list have
> > > > been marked for removal.  [...]
> > > 
> > > Is there a list available with just the [REMOVE] packages, rather than
> > > getting the lists of all packages and searching
> > 
> > I doubt that all of these packages are "effectively unmaintained",
> > but from dissecting the html file I get the following list.
> > Prominent entries are "acroread" and "netscape".
> Both acroread and netscape have security bugs that we CANNOT reasonably fix
> due to their non-freeness.  These are probably two of the most justified
> removals.  It is possible that newer versions of Netscape Navigator (at
> least 4.79 seems to exist) may fix this bug, but I cannot say for sure.
> Newer versions of Acrobat Reader are not redistributable (see the BTS), so
> this needs to go anyway.

Yes and what think about create an acroread-installer package?

> >   kaffe
> An RC bug with a one-line patch in the BTS for 158 days?  Surely someone
> cares more about kaffe.  If not, perhaps gcj and sablevm will provide
> replacement functionality.

I think kaffe is a very important package and have a new upstream
version waiting for maintainer.

In BTS exist a mail about someone (I can't remember the name) want
maintain and care about this package. I like ;)


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