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Bug#570993: [tex-live] Bug#570993: texlive-fonts-extra: antiqua.sty missing

On Tue, Mar 20, 2012 at 10:18:10AM +0100, Frank Küster wrote:
> Thomas Weber <tweber@debian.org> wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 24, 2010 at 01:01:13AM +0000, Karl Berry wrote:
> >
> > I guess after two years it's clear this is going nowhere, so I'm just
> > closing this bug.
> Don't overestimate the working speed of TeX people, and underestimate
> their obstinacy.  Someone may actually fix this.  See #49149, fixed
> after 12 years.

Let's assume you are a student, working on a paper. Do you think your
professor will appreciate something along the lines of "I will hand in
the paper in 12 years"?

For a system like LaTeX, if a fix doesn't come in a timeframe of
something like 4 weeks, the user reporting the bug will have found a

Some bugs are different, yes. But these bugs are exceptions, not the

> I don't object to your closing _this_ bug; and I appreciate very much
> that you use a caring hand on our BTS.  But be a bit careful, no
> activity in the BTS doesn't necessarily mean no activity in the
> community. 

You cannot have your cake and it eat it, too. The TeX group's BTS page is
a mess. The only way out is closing those bugs that nobody in Debian is
even intending to work on.

And taking your example from above: after 12 years, I couldn't care less
whether a bug that I reported is fixed - I have found a workaround, one
way or another.


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