Re: Package abduco - Release for Bionic and later?

Asked by Dean on 2020-01-11

Re: Package abduco -

If there are steps I can take to help, I was unable to find documentation about it.

Thank you for your time.

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Ubuntu abduco Edit question
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Manfred Hampl
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2020-01-12
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2020-01-12
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2020-01-11
Bashing-om (bashing-om) said : #1

Hello Dean -

Not sure of what you ask- Where to download current releases?
See:
https://ubuntu.com/download/desktop

-Hope this helps-

Bernard Stafford (bernard010) said : #3

https://ubuntu.com/#download

Could you be more specific to your question ?

List of Releases with their documentation.

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases

Best Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #4

An attempt for an explanation:

1. This question was filed for "Ubuntu abduco". Unfortunately the name of the package was neither mentioned in the title nor in the text of the question, but only in the "for:" field. Apparently this has lead to interpreting the question as a request for help for Ubuntu bionic in total, and not for the package abduco in Ubuntu bionic.

2. The package abduco was provided with Ubuntu utopic, vivid, wily and xenial, but not in later Ubuntu releases.

3. Ubuntu is taking over packages from Debian (to avoid double packaging work), and the abduco package has been removed from Debian with the reasoning:
NPOASR; RC buggy; low popcon; unclear license
(NPOASR stands for "Never part of a stable release", an acronym used by the Debian Quality Assurance to indicate that a package was never shipped with a Debian Stable release.)
(popcon is a counter for the useage of a package)

4. Reasons for removing that package from Debian (and as consequence from Ubuntu) are listed in
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=821237
and
https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=771102

Dean (dstar4138) said : #5

Thanks Manfred Hampl, that solved my question.