Debian Bug report logs - #322861
RM: devhelp-books -- RoM; outdated and no longer useful

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Reported by: Gustavo Noronha Silva <>

Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2005 05:33:02 UTC

Severity: normal

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From: Gustavo Noronha Silva <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: Please remove the devhelp-books package
Date: Sat, 13 Aug 2005 02:28:48 -0300
Severity: normal


This is to request the removal of the devhelp-books source package
and all its binaries from testing and unstable.

Considering that many of the manuals are FDL that would have to be
[re]moved and that many of the other manuals which are not FDL are
outdated and there's no way to fix this in some cases (new versions
being FDL, for example), I think this packages' usefulness is today
almost none.

I checked the popularity contest and while devhelp the software
does have votes the books have none. That's because the most important
books are installed by the -doc packages of gtk, pango, etc these
days, so no need for such thing. Also, the users can grab books easily


-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'stable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux 2.6.8-2-686
Locale: LANG=pt_BR.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=pt_BR.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

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From: Debian Archive Maintenance <>
Subject: Bug#322861: fixed
Date: Sun, 14 Aug 2005 04:50:58 -0700
We believe that the bug you reported is now fixed; the following
package(s) have been removed from unstable:

devhelp-book-autotools |        0.5 | all
devhelp-book-binutils |        0.5 | all
devhelp-book-cvs |        0.5 | all
devhelp-book-emacs |        0.5 | all
devhelp-book-gdb |        0.5 | all
devhelp-book-glibc |        0.5 | all
devhelp-book-gtk2 |        0.5 | all
devhelp-book-make |        0.5 | all
devhelp-book-sdl |        0.5 | all
devhelp-books |        0.5 | source, all

Note that the package(s) have simply been removed from the tag
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