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Re: xpdf removed from testing?

On Mon, 13 Jan 2014 17:38:21 +0100
Svante Signell <svante.signell@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi,
> Is it true that xpdf is about to disappear.

No, it will be removed from testing. That means that new users won't
have it available but anyone who already has it installed is welcome
to it, with all it's bugs. apt does not remove it from installed
systems just because it is no longer downloadable, at least until it
gets in the way of other upgrades or you actively seek out orphaned /
obsolete packages. If it is removed from testing due to being
unsuitable for release (in this case, seven times over), then it
clearly is obsolete.

> I like that program very
> much. For which reasons, in addition to the 7 RC bugs, a dead
> upstream?

That's 7 entirely sufficient reasons and one problem that arguably makes
fixing the other seven harder. So 7.5 reasons to remove it from testing.


Neil Williams

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