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Bug#340705: marked as done (rar support violates DFSG #4)

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Subject: rar support violates DFSG #4
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Package: guitar
Severity: serious
Justification: DFSG #4

This package has a "Suggests: rar" tag.  If it has the functionality to create
rar archives via rar, this is a serious problem, because it is encouraging users
to create "trap archives" that can't be extracted with free software.  I believe
this is a violation of DFSG #4 ("Our priorities are our users and free
software") since we put:

  - A minority of our users (those who use rar to publish data).


  - The majority of our users (who can't extract the data in a pure Debian
  - The free software community, for which trap archive formats are seriously

OTOH, if this package is only using rar to extract these archives, then it'd be
better to use the unrar package instead (in that case severity of this bug
should be lowered).

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guitar has been removed from Debian due to a lack of upstream
activity.  Please see <http://bugs.debian.org/300627> for details.

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