Re: Packaging swftools for Debian
On Sat, Dec 17, 2005 at 09:24:25AM +0200, Simo Kauppi wrote:
> I was wondering, if anybody has been working on getting swftools
> (http://www.swftools.org/) into Debian?
Apparently, not recently.
> There seems to be an old RFP
> http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=187275 which has
> been closed because of inactivity. Does anybody know what is the
> status with that?
It has been reopened by Vedran Furač on 18 Sep 2005.
> Are there any obvious reasons why swftools can't/shouldn't be
> packaged for Debian?
Nobody has done it, that's the main reason. The RFP/ITP log says it
contains patent-encumbered code; one would have to remove it before
uploading to Debian.
You may want to do it yourself; see http://www.debian.org/devel/join/
If you just want to stay up-to-date on what happens with it, you can
subscribe to the RFP "bug"; send mail to