Remove apt-listbugs?

Scott Kitterman ubuntu at
Thu Sep 11 16:22:08 BST 2008

On Thu, 11 Sep 2008 13:51:52 +0100 James Westby <jw+debian at> 
>I just saw bug 268966 get reported. Apparently having apt-listbugs
>confuses people. We could make it display Ubuntu bugs instead, but
>we don't have the versioning information that it relies on. Perhaps
>it would work ok, but it's work to find out.
>Also, installing it leads to bug 62720, which isn't great.
>I think having it in the archive is not necessary, but I wondered
>if anyone had a legitimate use for it.

I think it sensible to remove it.  I installed on my first Kubuntu desktop 
back in Dapper (well before I was involved in development) and was 
regularly confused by it complaining about the very bugs I was installing 
an update for being open against that version.

Scott K

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