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Bug#608922: ITP: matlab -- integrate local Matlab installations into the Debian system

On Tue, Jan 04, 2011 at 11:49:55AM -0500, Michael Hanke wrote:
> > It really shouldn't be called “matlab” then.
> The likelihood of Debian having a package that actually provides matlab
> seems to be rather low. If it ever happens this package would be
> obsolete and could be removed.

Still, it looks a bit convoluted to name a package as something that it
does not ship, relying then on the fact that the user will rule out that
possibility, knowing the licensing details of the specific software in

> I assume you want to point to the problem of some people having matlab
> packages that actually contain the binaries, right? How does Debian
> deal with this issue? Could we have a 'skype' package?
> What name do you suggest? Maybe 'matlab-package'?

'matlab-integration' would be nice, but in the specific context of
matlab might be misleading (cfr. 'octave-integration'). As a second
choice, how about 'matlab-support'?


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