Debian Bug report logs - #408587
RM: repostools -- RoM; obsolete; no rev-deps

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Reported by: Dirk Eddelbuettel <>

Date: Sat, 27 Jan 2007 02:18:02 UTC

Severity: normal

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From: Dirk Eddelbuettel <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: Please remove r-bioc-repostools
Date: Fri, 26 Jan 2007 20:15:35 -0600
Severity: normal

The 'reposTools' package used to be part of the infrastructure of the
BioConductor project (, 'BioC' for short). It served as
the initial backbone for R package installation for BioC.

This has changed in the last BioConductor release in the fall. Now BioC
installs by slurping some startup scripts directly from R.

So r-bioc-repostools is obsolete, and we should remove. Nothing else depends
on this package, so removal is harmless.

Thanks for Seth (from BioC upstream) for confirming that it is indeed
deprecated upstream. 

Cheers, Dirk

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From: Debian Archive Maintenance <>
Subject: Bug#408587: fixed
Date: Mon, 12 Feb 2007 10:28:50 +0000
We believe that the bug you reported is now fixed; the following
package(s) have been removed from unstable:

r-bioc-repostools |   1.10.0-1 | all
repostools |   1.10.0-1 | source

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