Debian Bug report logs - #677101
RM: ddrescue -- ROM; confusion with GNU ddrescue

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Reported by: Michael Prokop <>

Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 16:57:01 UTC

Severity: normal

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From: Michael Prokop <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: RM: ddrescue -- ROM; confusion with GNU ddrescue
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 18:54:08 +0200
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Severity: normal

I'm the maintainer of ddrescue and gddrescue.

* ddrescue provides the dd_rescue binary
* gddrescue provides the ddrescue binary

This confuses users. I asked for comments >1 year ago on
debian-devel because I planned the removal of ddrescue:

and no real objections have been raised since then.

I want to force usage of gddrescue. Its upstream is friendly and has
good reaction times via mail so if any issues show up in gddrescue
when providing a replacement for ddrescue I'd expect to get them
sorted out for Debian/wheezy.

Therefore I'm requesting the removal of ddrescue

thanks && regards,
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From: Debian FTP Masters <>
Subject: Bug#677101: Removed package(s) from unstable
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 2012 18:42:31 +0000
We believe that the bug you reported is now fixed; the following
package(s) have been removed from unstable:

  ddrescue |     1.23-1 | source, amd64, armel, armhf, i386, ia64, kfreebsd-amd64, kfreebsd-i386, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390, s390x, sparc
  ddrescue |  1.23-1+b1 | hurd-i386

------------------- Reason -------------------
ROM; confusion with GNU ddrescue

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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Packages are usually not 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
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