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and subject line Bug#871627: Removed package(s) from unstable
has caused the Debian Bug report #438687,
regarding emacs21: provide info on where and how the correct version of the 
manual can be obtained
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Package: emacs21
Version: 21.4a+1-3etch1
Severity: wishlist

I am aware that emacs manuals have been removed from debian
but am surprised that one does not exist even in the non-free
repository. Is this policy ?

If the GNU manuals are deemed so "non-free" that they can't even
be put into the non-free repository of debian then it would
at least be nice to provide some information on where one
may obtain the precisely correct version of the manuals. 
For instance on debian etch emacs21 version is 21.4.1.
In the gnu ftp repository (gnu/emacs) there is 
emacs-manual-21-2.8 and in (old-gnu/emacs) there are other such
as emacs-manual-21-2.7 , emacs-manual-21.2.6 ... etc.
It is not reasonable to expect that every user of debian
is going to know (without a fair bit of googling or reading
a bunch of readme files or looking at upstream source) which
is the appropriate version of the manual for the installed
emacs version. 


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 4.0
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (500, 'stable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Shell:  /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash
Kernel: Linux
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)

Versions of packages emacs21 depends on:
ii  emacs21-bin-common        21.4a+1-3etch1 The GNU Emacs editor's shared, arc
ii  libc6                     2.3.6.ds1-13   GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libice6                   1:1.0.1-2      X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libjpeg62                 6b-13          The Independent JPEG Group's JPEG 
ii  libncurses5               5.5-5          Shared libraries for terminal hand
ii  libpng12-0                1.2.15~beta5-1 PNG library - runtime
ii  libsm6                    1:1.0.1-3      X11 Session Management library
ii  libtiff4                  3.8.2-7        Tag Image File Format (TIFF) libra
ii  libungif4g                4.1.4-4        shared library for GIF images
ii  libx11-6                  2:1.0.3-7      X11 client-side library
ii  libxext6                  1:1.0.1-2      X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxmu6                   1:1.0.2-2      X11 miscellaneous utility library
ii  libxpm4                   1:3.5.5-2      X11 pixmap library
ii  libxt6                    1:1.0.2-2      X11 toolkit intrinsics library
ii  xaw3dg                    1.5+E-14       Xaw3d widget set
ii  zlib1g                    1:1.2.3-13     compression library - runtime

emacs21 recommends no packages.

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Version: 24.5+1-11+rm

Dear submitter,

as the package emacs24 has just been removed from the Debian archive
unstable we hereby close the associated bug reports.  We are sorry
that we couldn't deal with your issue properly.

For details on the removal, please see

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can still be found using

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