Debian Bug report logs - #396238
RM: db2latex-xsl -- RoQA; RC-buggy, abandoned upstream, replacement exists

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Reported by: Frank Küster <>

Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 18:33:01 UTC

Severity: normal

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From: Frank Küster <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: Please remove db2latex-xsl
Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 19:12:15 +0100
Severity: serious

Dear ftp masters,

please remove the db2latex-xsl package.  This is not a RoM, but there
doesn't seem to be any active maintainer or anyone who is interested in
the package; the Maintainer field of the package lists a mailing list,
Debian XML/SGML Group <>.
At least I'm the last uploader, 10 months ago.

The reasons for the removal have mainly been outlined in

there is also some more information in the bug in the Cc, #327616.  In
short:  It is RC-buggy with a DFSG violation, it is dead upstream,
there's a nearly drop-in replacement, dblatex.

Meanwhile, cdbs - which was the only package that used it - has been
changed to use dblatex instead.  Consequently, no package depends on it
in unstable (and cdbs has been hinted to enter testing, see  

The involved release managers also agree with the removal, see

Regards, Frank

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (99, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.17-2-686
Locale: LANG=de_DE@euro, LC_CTYPE=de_DE@euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)

Dr. Frank Küster
Single Molecule Spectroscopy, Protein Folding @ Inst. f. Biochemie, Univ. Zürich
Debian Developer (teTeX/TeXLive)

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From: Debian Archive Maintenance <>
Subject: Bug#396238: fixed
Date: Mon, 25 Dec 2006 00:29:14 +0000
We believe that the bug you reported is now fixed; the following
package(s) have been removed from unstable:

db2latex-xsl | 0.8pre1-6.1 | source, all
db2latex-xsl-doc | 0.8pre1-6.1 | all

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
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