[Pkg-octave-devel] Bug#499918: Bug#499918: octave-vrml: "freewrl" is not packaged in Debian

Thomas Weber thomas.weber.mail at gmail.com
Tue Sep 23 20:30:05 UTC 2008

On Tue, Sep 23, 2008 at 06:30:37PM +0200, Dietrich.Brunn at pruftechnik.com wrote:
> Package: octave-vrml
> Version: 1.0.6-2
> Severity: serious
> Justification: Policy 3.5
> When calling a vrml function from octave the error
>   sh: freewrl: command not found
>   cmd = freewrl        /tmp/octave_vrml_output.wrl
>   vrml_browse : Can't start browser 'freewrl'. Is it installed?
> occurs. I could not find a package in Debian which contains freewrl.
> Possible solutions:
> - Modify this error message, so it contains a link, where to download 
> freewrl
>   & update Package description.
> - A not so nice, but working replacement for freewrl is whitedune
> - Package freewrl in Debian

- Remove octave-vrml from Debian. 

I have zero motivation maintaining freewrl and looking at #279757, I
have quite some company in that.


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