Debian Bug report logs - #373088
RM: libsem -- RoM; old, unused, rc buggy

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Reported by: "Kevin B. McCarty" <>

Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2006 18:33:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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From: "Kevin B. McCarty" <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: RM: libsem -- RoM; old, unused, rc buggy
Date: Mon, 12 Jun 2006 14:20:55 -0400
Severity: wishlist

Dear FTP masters,

Please remove libsem and its binary packages from the archive.  The
maintainer confirms that he wishes it to be dropped; the lack of a
previous bug report to this effect is apparently an oversight.  See
quoted mail below.

Barry deFreese wrote:
> Yes it should be dropped from the archive.  I thought I had requested
> that but maybe I didn't do it.
> Thanks,
> Barry deFreese (aka bddebian)
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kevin B. McCarty"
> <kmccarty@Princeton.EDU>
> To: <>
> Sent: Monday, June 12, 2006 1:26 PM
> Subject: Should libsem be removed from the Debian archive?
>> Dear libsem maintainer,
>> Are you still interested in taking care of the libsem package?
>> I noticed that (as I reported at
>> )
>> this package has at least one release-critical bug that is more than
>> a
>> month old, and in addition it generates no binary package for which
>> popcon lists more than about 10 installations.  (This is the RC bug
>> list:
>> and for the popcon report, see here:
>> )
>> If you no longer have the time or interest to maintain libsem,
>> and no one else can be found to maintain it, perhaps it should be
>> removed from the Debian archive since it is critically buggy and used
>> by
>> very few people.  I would be happy to file a bug against the
>> pseudopackage on your behalf to request the removal of
>> libsem.  Please let me know whether or not I may do so.
>> After a suitable period of time to collect replies (two weeks), I
>> plan
>> to write to the debian-qa mailing list.  I'll give a summary of the
>> source packages listed at the first URL above for which I received
>> affirmative, negative, and no responses.
>> best regards,
>> -- 
>> Kevin B. McCarty <>   Physics Department
>> WWW:    Princeton University
>> GPG: public key ID 4F83C751                 Princeton, NJ 08544 

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
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  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing')
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Kernel: Linux 2.6.8-3-k7
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best regards,

Kevin B. McCarty <>   Physics Department
WWW:    Princeton University
GPG: public key ID 4F83C751                 Princeton, NJ 08544

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From: Debian Archive Maintenance <>
Subject: Bug#373088: fixed
Date: Fri, 07 Jul 2006 00:38:12 -0700
We believe that the bug you reported is now fixed; the following
package(s) have been removed from unstable:

    libsem |    0.0.1-3 | source
libsem-dev |    0.0.1-3 | hurd-i386
 libsem0.0 |    0.0.1-3 | hurd-i386

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
mirrors ( included) until the next cron.daily run at the

Packages are never removed from testing by hand.  Testing tracks
unstable and will automatically remove packages which were removed
from unstable when removing them from testing causes no dependency

Bugs which have been reported against this package are not automatically
removed from the Bug Tracking System.  Please check all open bugs and
close them or re-assign them to another package if the removed package
was superseded by another one.

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