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Re: whither ical?



On Tue, 02 Mar 2004 10:14:33 -0700
Jonathan Corbet <corbet@lwn.net> wrote:
>
> Being an old-fashioned sort of guy, I've been using the Tcl-based ical
> calendar for many years.  I've just found out - the hard way - that a
> recent sid dist-upgrade appears to have made ical go away.  Anybody got
> any idea of why and where it went?

A quick Google Groups (that never sounds as good as "DejaNews" did)
turned up this:

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=51269

So, apparently, ical was pulled from Debian in early 2001 because it
was dead upstream, orphaned, and nobody wanted to take it over.

I don't know why, specifically, it got bounced from your machine, but
I'd assume it was because it depended on old libraries or old Tcl/Tk
infrastructure or whatever, which got upgraded when you went to sid.

-c (I used to use ical myself, as well)

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