Removal of libllvm4.0 from disco/universe

Robie Basak robie.basak at
Mon May 13 23:16:34 UTC 2019

Hi Simon,

On Sun, May 12, 2019 at 02:02:41PM +0200, Simon Spannagel wrote:
> I was wondering why libllvm4.0 (or, more specifically for me,
> clang-format-4) was removed from the 19.04/disco/universe repository
> while an even older version (3.8) is still available.
> What were the reasons for removing it?

The reason given was: "(From Debian) ROM; Would like to limit the number
of versions; Debian bug #893401". This can be viewed at:
and the Debian bug referenced is

>                                        Is there any chance this could be
> re-added?

This is unlikely. Disco is now released, and changes to stable releases
are restricted to meet user expectations. See Additionally, maintaining
extra versions of things requires extra work, and so we generally don't
maintain multiple versions of things where possible. Finally,
maintenance work for this package is done by volunteers, and it's up to
the volunteers what they want to spend their efforts maintaining.

Hope that helps,

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