Please remove pclcomp from the ubuntu archive

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

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.

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. and .

The closest thing to a homepage i could find was , 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"

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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