Debian Bug report logs - #687042
RM: fex -- RoQA; licensing issues

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Reported by: Federico Ceratto <>

Date: Sat, 8 Sep 2012 17:36:01 UTC

Severity: normal

Done: Debian FTP Masters <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Bug#687042; Package (Sat, 08 Sep 2012 17:36:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Federico Ceratto <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: RM: fex licensing issues, #685585
Date: Sat, 08 Sep 2012 18:33:57 +0100
Severity: normal

The fex package is distributed under the GPL license but contains the following clause:

See #685585 - please consider the package for removal.


Added indication that bug 687042 blocks 685585 Request was from Federico Ceratto <> to (Sat, 08 Sep 2012 17:39:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to 'RM: fex -- RoQA; licensing issues' from 'RM: fex licensing issues, #685585' Request was from Luca Falavigna <> to (Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:03:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #14 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Debian FTP Masters <>
Subject: Bug#687042: Removed package(s) from unstable
Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2012 21:31:38 +0000
We believe that the bug you reported is now fixed; the following
package(s) have been removed from unstable:

       fex | 20120718-5 | source, all
 fex-utils | 20120718-5 | all

------------------- Reason -------------------
RoQA; licensing issues

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 dinstall run at the earliest.

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
problems. The release team can force a removal from testing if it is
really needed, please contact them if this should be the case.

We try to close bugs which have been reported against this package
automatically. But please check all old bugs, if they were closed
correctly or should have been re-assigned to another package.

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