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Re: Reasons for removing packages from Debian

On Wed, Feb 05, 2003 at 01:19:06AM +0000, Carlos Sousa wrote:
> gnotepad+-help 1.2.0-3.1

Purged by the release manager due to bugs, see #137928.

> kfilereplace 0.6.1-8

It had been orphaned for ages so it was removed, see #116554.

> libjsw1.2 1:1.2.0-1.2

Removed because its source package didn't build it any more. Try
libjsw1.5 instead.

> liblua4 4.1-alpha-4
> liblualib4 4.1-alpha-4

That was an alpha version, replaced by liblua40 and liblualib40 so that
4.1 wouldn't be the default version of Lua. (The maintainer of these
used to sit next to me at work, so I remember discussing it ...)

> libstlport4.0 4.0-0.1

Try 'grep-available -P libstlport' - there are newer versions available.

> moonlight 0.5.3-6

No idea what this was.

> task-c++-dev 0.5
> task-devel-common 0.5
> task-tcltk-dev 1.0

Task packages were obsoleted in favour of tasksel.

> xfonts-pex 4.1.0-17

Dropped in XFree86 4.2, see its Debian changelog.

> My question is: is there some place (debian webpage, mailing-list
> archive, ...) I can check to find out whatever reasons were given for
> their removal from Debian?

Try <http://ftp-master.debian.org/removals.txt>. Most of my answers
above came from there.


Colin Watson                                  [cjwatson@flatline.org.uk]

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