Debian Bug report logs - #546800
RM: starfighter -- ROM; copyright infringement

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Reported by: Sylvain Beucler <>

Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 20:09:02 UTC

Severity: normal

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From: Sylvain Beucler <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: RM: starfighter -- ROM; copyright infringement
Date: Tue, 15 Sep 2009 22:03:51 +0200
Severity: normal


I'm part of the Debian Games Team, which is maintaining the
starfighter package.

Last year upstream stated that the graphics and the sounds from
starfighter have unclear origin (picked from the Internet) and hence
cannot be redistributed.

For reference see:

Other games by upstream were repackaged without the sounds, but for
starfighter this also includes the graphics, and nobody volunteered to
replace them one year after this was discovered.

Hence we request removal of starfighter from unstable and stable.


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From: Debian Archive Maintenance <>
Subject: Bug#546800: fixed
Date: Wed, 16 Sep 2009 18:35:34 +0000
We believe that the bug you reported is now fixed; the following
package(s) have been removed from unstable:

starfighter |      1.1-7 | source, alpha, amd64, armel, hppa, i386, ia64, kfreebsd-amd64, kfreebsd-i386, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390, sparc
starfighter-data |      1.1-7 | all

Note that the package(s) have simply been removed from the tag
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it).  Please also remember that the changes have been done on the
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