Please remove pclcomp from the ubuntu archive

Bug #1228439 reported by Jackson Doak on 2013-09-20
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pclcomp (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

pclcomp is dead upstram, in debian and here. It has no reverse-depends.
Please remove it from the ubuntu archive

Worse that that, it's utterly non-free:
 *
 * (c) Copyright 1989, Hewlett-Packard Company, all rights reserved.
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Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

It looks like the package was never in Debian. Do you think you can follow up with the people in debian/changelog and see if they still feel it's useful somehow?

Changed in pclcomp (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Jackson Doak (noskcaj) wrote :

This was uploaded directly to ubuntu by too long gone ubuntu members. https://launchpad.net/~fabbione and https://launchpad.net/~danielstone .

The closest thing to a homepage i could find was http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/app/pclcomp/ , which has went 6 years since a commit.

Dimitri John Ledkov (xnox) wrote :

I don't see why it has to be removed. "dead upstream" can also mean "this is stable tool and does what it says on the tin"
http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/raring/man1x/pclcomp.1x.html

how is it dead in ubuntu? FTBFS, not working, other grave bugs?

Changed in pclcomp (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Opinion
status: Opinion → Triaged
importance: Undecided → High
description: updated
Jackson Doak (noskcaj) wrote :

This is one of many packages synced from deb-multimedia that need to either be removed or updated. Thank you for finding a proper reason for removal

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

I'm not convinced about the non-freeness ("all rights reserved" is a standard copyright law phrase that's often modified by other permissions, and in this case it looks like the X licence in fact prevails), and this wasn't a deb-multimedia thing. Still, this does seem pretty obscure and I have no objection to removing it since the Debian X team doesn't appear to care about it.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) wrote :

Removing packages from trusty:
        pclcomp 0.99.1-1ubuntu1 in trusty
                pclcomp 0.99.1-1ubuntu1 in trusty amd64
                pclcomp 0.99.1-1ubuntu1 in trusty arm64
                pclcomp 0.99.1-1ubuntu1 in trusty armhf
                pclcomp 0.99.1-1ubuntu1 in trusty i386
                pclcomp 0.99.1-1ubuntu1 in trusty powerpc
                pclcomp 0.99.1-1ubuntu1 in trusty ppc64el
Comment: requested by noskcaj; unused, dead upstream, X component never in Debian; LP: #1228439
Remove [y|N]? y
1 package successfully removed.

Changed in pclcomp (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Released
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