Bug#390195: [Paul Seelig] O: ethiop
> From: Paul Seelig <email@example.com>
> Subject: O: ethiop
> To: Debian Bug Tracking System <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Cc: Frank Küster <email@example.com>
> Date: Thu, 16 Nov 2006 10:38:21 +0100
> Reply-To: Paul Seelig <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: normal
> Unfortunately, i have no use anymore for this package and therefore won't
> keep maintaining it. A new maintainer is needed, preferably with an
> Ethiopian language background, if at all possible.
> Maybe it would even be better to completely remove the package from the
> Debian archive. It is already included in the upstream source tar ball for
> texlive which is also part of the Debian archive.
It's not only included in the tarball, it's also installed (binary
package texlive-lang-african). texlive also has additional Type1 fonts
(see also #390195).
The TeXlive maintainers generally appreciate if someone cares for a
particular component of TeXlive and maintains it in a separate package;
we exclude the stuff from our packages and Recommend the separate
package. However, if no one steps up and maintains ethiop, there's no
problem in just removing it now.
Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)