Well avoiding doing work today, I noticed a few packages still in community that were replaced by other packages. In some cases this was long ago... Here is a possibly non-exhaustive list:
lmctl (codemac - replaced by lomoco from v1.0-1 [2006-05-05]) ruby-qt (dsa - replaced by ruby-kde from v3.4.92-1 [2006-06-13]) em8300-cvs (swiergot - replaced by em8300 from v0.16.0_rc6 [2006-11-26]) python-ctypes (dsa - replaced by python from v2.5-3 [2007-03-18]) libgtk-java (sergej - replaced by java-gnome from v4.0.5 [2008-01-06])
Some of the older replacements only used "replaces" and not "provides" but anything requiring them should be updated by now. java-gnome uses the provides/replaces strategy.
Is there any reason that these are still in the repository or can they be removed?
Removed em8300-cvs. Thanks.