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Bug#619388: ITP: cernlib -- CERNLIB data analysis suite

> * Package name    : cernlib
>   Version         : 2006
>   Upstream Author : CERN - European Laboratory for Particle Physics
> * URL             : http://cernlib.web.cern.ch/cernlib/* License         : GPL-2+
>   Programming Lang: Fortran, C
>   Description     : CERNLIB data analysis suite

> CERNLIB is a suite of data analysis tools and libraries created for
> use in physics experiments, but also with applications to other fields
> such as the biological sciences.

This package just got removed from Debian. In the bug log for it, which
you can read at http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=508413
you can read that 

Its upstream is dead and it is questionable whether it will even be
possible to keep it operational or even compilable as the build tools
and infrastructure of Debian continue to evolve.

and then it was orphaned for a LONG time. And it links to
which from a quick glance does not look like its maintainable code.

That is, when you want to maintain this package, have you considered
this? Are you prepared to take over the full maintenance of it? If you
just want to stick it into Debian as it is/was, so it becomes bitrot
here, that wouldnt be a good thing. If you DO want to maintain it fully,
and want to address the problems it seems to have, fine.

bye, Joerg
Ubuntu: An ancient african word meaning "I can't configure Debian"

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