Do we keep a log of removed packages and the reasons for them?

Loïc Martin loic.martin3 at
Sat Apr 3 21:05:32 BST 2010

On 03/04/2010 00:39, Scott Ritchie wrote:
> I had a user ask me why "pcsx" is in Karmic and Debian but not Lucid.  I
> don't know how to answer that question.
> My guess is that it was probably removed because it was unbuildable, but
> I don't know.
> Thanks,
> Scott Ritchie

pscx was replaced by pcsx-df, however that package got recently (Nov. 
2009) removed from Debian after the package had been orphaned for a 
while. Plus, there's apparently a license issue, which upstream was most 
probably never told about, since one of the pcsx-df developers was quite 
responsive when dealing with a license violation on another program he's 
working on.

I just discovered that after reading you email, actually. For whatever 
reason when I looked into pcsx-df in Debian last June, I didn't notice 
there was an orphaning request from the maintainer and got stuck waiting 
for a reply in a new version request bug that had been opened for a while.


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