Comment 2 for bug 1314616

What about 12.10? I know it EOLed a couple days ago, but 13.04 EOLed even
earlier, from what I understand, if I'm not mistaken...

On Monday, May 19, 2014, Scott Howard <email address hidden> wrote:

> Following need to be done, I'll work on it
>
> precise (12.04LTS) (utils): peer-to-peer network based anonymous
> digital currency - daemon [universe]
> 0.3.24~dfsg-1: amd64 i386
> raring (13.04) (utils): peer-to-peer network based digital currency -
> daemon [universe]
> 0.8.1-1: amd64 i386
> saucy (13.10) (utils): peer-to-peer network based digital currency -
> daemon [universe]
> 0.8.5-1: amd64 i386
>
>
> Following the suggestions here:
> On Wed, Apr 30, 2014 at 6:52 AM, Robie Basak <<email address hidden><javascript:;>>
> wrote:
> > On Tue, Apr 29, 2014 at 06:42:06PM -0700, Scott Ritchie wrote:
> >> The package should be doable by any Ubuntu Developer since it is just
> >> an empty package.
> >
> > Perhaps add dummy CLI programs and .desktop files, to give the user a
> > sensible message rather than an error?
>
> ** Changed in: bitcoin (Ubuntu)
> Assignee: (unassigned) => Scott Howard (showard314)
>
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> Title:
> bitcoin to be maintained upstream in PPA: Replace distro archive
> "bitcoin" bitcoin with an empty dummy package
>
> Status in “bitcoin” package in Ubuntu:
> New
>
> Bug description:
> The Bitcoin utilities are a set of virtual-currency tools. Going
> forward the upstream maintainers have expressed a wish to maintain
> 'bitcoin' in a PPA; superseding the version in the main archives. The
> 'bitcoin' package has already been removed from 'trusty' and
> blacklisted from synching going forward. This bug report covers
> earlier versions of Ubuntu, where it is intended to replace the in-
> archive versions with a dummy package directing users towards the PPA-
> maintained copy.
>
> See the mailing list discussions at https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives
> /ubuntu-motu/2013-December/thread.html and
> https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-motu/2014-April/thread.html.
>
> In short: old versions of Bitcoin Core (as it is now known) are
> broken, not up to date on bug fixes, etc.
>
>
> http://packages.ubuntu.com/search?keywords=bitcoin&searchon=names&suite=all&section=all
> shows that these old versions of the package are shipped in precise,
> raring, and saucy. In the past, I'm pretty sure it's also shown
> version 0.6.something in quantal, but that appears to have disappeared
> from the search.
>
> My understanding from the ML discussions earlier is that it's
> impossible to remove a package from the package lists, but it could be
> replaced with an SRU by a dummy package that explains to the user why
> it's gone and prompts them to download the software either from the
> PPA (ppa:bitcoin/bitcoin) or the release binaries from bitcoin.org.
> This is what I'd like to request be done.
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