Debian Bug report logs - #326702
RM: jftw [was Re: Source packages apparantly without any users (popcon)]

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Reported by: Joel Aelwyn <>

Date: Mon, 5 Sep 2005 07:33:01 UTC

Severity: normal

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From: Joel Aelwyn <>
Subject: RM: jftw [was Re: Source packages apparantly without any users (popcon)]
Date: Mon, 05 Sep 2005 01:25:19 -0600
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Version: N/A; reported 2005-09-05
Severity: normal

Luk Claes wrote:
> Hi
> The following packages have 0 or 1 user according to popcon (at Debconf
> time). Maybe some of them can be removed?
> [...]
> jftw (0 bugs)
> [...]
> Maintainer: Joel Aelwyn <>
> Package: jftw

Ugh. Thought I'd filed to drop this one; it's not particularly useful except 
as a workaround for painful things in GNU libc's ftw implementation (for 
example, the licence and the code, at least if you want to do anything on a 
non-Linux system). It's only applicable on the BSD ports (and not all of 
those), and as far as I know it was donated to and is being adopted into the 
upstream libc in all cases where it matters, so it really has no purpose in 
being a Debian package anymore; it was available on a general basis on the 
theory that someone might be interested in the alternative, but I'd say the 
lack of users is a fairly good indication that, well, there aren't enough 
users to make it worth the archive space...

FTPMasters, please feel free to remove this from testing and unstable (and 
experimental, I guess, if it's there - I don't see any indication that it is, 
or anything in the changelog or uploads to indicate it ever should have been, 
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From: Debian Archive Maintenance <>
Subject: Bug#326702: fixed
Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2005 15:27:20 -0700
We believe that the bug you reported is now fixed; the following
package(s) have been removed from unstable:

      jftw |      0.2-2 | source
   libftw0 |      0.2-2 | alpha, arm, hppa, hurd-i386, i386, ia64, m68k, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390, sparc
libftw0-dev |      0.2-2 | alpha, arm, hppa, hurd-i386, i386, ia64, m68k, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390, sparc

Note that the package(s) have simply been removed from the tag
database and may (or may not) still be in the pool; this is not a bug.
The package(s) will be physically removed automatically when no suite
references them (and in the case of source, when no binary references
it).  Please also remember that the changes have been done on the
master archive ( and will not propagate to any
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Packages are never removed from testing by hand.  Testing tracks
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