essential files are missing in libpdflib804-2-gfortran package and other packages based on mclibs source package

Bug #1089411 reported by Ruslan Akhunzyanov on 2012-12-12
This bug affects 2 people
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mclibs (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

The problem is that in Ubuntu oneiric and later releases package libpdflib804-2-gfortran (20061220+dfsg3-1build1) contains only changelog and copyright files.
But it is missing the main thing - the library itself!

(For example in lucid it also contained and files).

Debian package libpdflib804-2-gfortran (20061220+dfsg3-1) does contain the library, but in Ubuntu package it is missing for some reason.

The same situation is with libpdflib804-2-dev, libcojets2-gfortran, libeurodec1-gfortran and other packages built from mclibs source package.

I know that development of these libraries has been stopped in 2006, but they are still needed sometimes to compile old programs, so I hope that this bug will be fixed.

tags: added: oneiric precise quantal raring
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in mclibs (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Fred Olness (olness) wrote :

libpdflib804 is missing/broken in Precise Penguin but working in Lucid Lynx.

Just compare the source files sizes and it is obvious something is wrong.
Precise Penguin

Download libpdflib804-2-dev
Architecture Package Size Installed Size Files
amd64 3.7 kB 36.0 kB [list of files]
i386 3.7 kB 36.0 kB [list of files]

Lucid Lynx.

Download libpdflib804-2-dev
Architecture Package Size Installed Size Files
amd64 6,231.1 kB 20,036.0 kB [list of files]
i386 5,971.5 kB 18,224.0 kB [list of files]

Use Lucid Lynx until this is fiex.

This is trivial to fix so I hope this can be included soon.

Fred Olness

Ruslan Akhunzyanov (axruslan) wrote :

Fixed in saucy.

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