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KS2011: Afternoon topics

KS2011: Afternoon topics

Posted Nov 4, 2011 0:36 UTC (Fri) by geofft (subscriber, #59789)
In reply to: KS2011: Afternoon topics by foom
Parent article: KS2011: Afternoon topics

Debian includes those because there hasn't been a huge reason not to. There's been discussion about removing some of them, and some thoughts about removing 1.4 -- it's definitely only in Debian for users' convenience, not because other things in Debian depend on it.

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KS2011: Afternoon topics

Posted Nov 7, 2011 0:23 UTC (Mon) by foom (subscriber, #14868) [Link]

Nope, still not unused: there's 3 packages remaining build-depending on it in unstable, down from 30 in lenny and 8 in squeeze. (counting packages in main only). And of course that's not looking at packages whose maintainers aren't calling automake at all, but are shipping pre-built files generated with automake 1.4.

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