Debian Bug report logs - #717486
RFA: xfm -- X file and application manager

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is;

Reported by: "Bernhard R. Link" <>

Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2013 11:03:01 UTC

Severity: normal

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From: "Bernhard R. Link" <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: RFA: xfm -- X file and application manager
Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2013 13:01:31 +0200
Package: wnpp
Severity: normal

I plan to request removal of xfm, as I think it is no longer useful
(libmagic no longer makes definitions available to other packages,
so xfm has a outdates copy and most users are no longer capable of using
the interface as being trained to expect different behaviour by other
graphic file managers.

If you still consider it useful and want to maintain it, feel free to
contact me or adopt it directly. I plan to request it's removal
otherwise. (I'll have it removed from jessie now and currently plan
to request removal from unstable after jessie released).

The package description is:
 Xfm is a file and application manager program for the X Window System, based
 on the Xaw3d widget set.  It provides virtually all of the features that you
 would expect in a file manager; move around your directory tree in multiple
 windows, move, copy or delete files, and launch programs with simple mouse
 operations.  Directory displays are updated automatically in regular
 intervals when the contents of the directory change.  The integrated
 application manager provides a kind of "shelf" onto which you can place your
 favorite applications, as well as the files and directories you are currently
 working with.  It also allows you to access different groups of applications
 and files.  User-definable file types let you specify a command to be
 executed when double-clicking on a file or dropping other files onto it.
 Last not least, xfm can automatically mount and unmount special devices like
 floppies as you open and close the corresponding directories (mount points).

Owner recorded as Request was from "Bernhard R. Link" <> to (Sun, 21 Jul 2013 11:09:09 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed annotation that Bug was owned by Request was from Bart Martens <> to (Sun, 21 Jul 2013 16:27:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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