Re: Is Philippe Troin MIA?
Jeroen van Wolffelaar <email@example.com> writes:
> On Fri, Nov 05, 2004 at 01:26:15PM +1100, Anibal Monsalve Salazar wrote:
> > On Wed, Oct 27, 2004 at 08:09:12AM +1000, Anibal Monsalve Salazar wrote:
> > >
> > >If Philippe Troin would like to give away bzip2, I will take it.
> > Philippe, I'm very interested on upgrading bzip2 to the current
> > policy version and fixing a number of its 21 bugs. This package has
> > never been uploaded to unstable.
> > I intent to take over bzip2 after a week from now (two weeks from my
> > previous message), unless you post an objection.
> He has been active less than two months ago at least on debian-amd64. I
> consider it a bit premature to hijack one of his packages. NMU'ing is
> something different though, but with zero import and higher bugs, why
> risk breaking the package? It's frozen anyway.
> The proper procedure is to contact debian-qa (or firstname.lastname@example.org, this
> alias is not publicly archived and hence serves better for
> privacy-sensitive queries and in case of more light suspections).
> After some investigation, packages will be orphaned when needed. For
> urgent matters, you can always NMU of course.
> So: I object to hijacking bzip2 at this stage, do wait until/if this
> package is orphaned.
I've gotten a baby in the house very recently and did not have time to
do a good job on bzip2.
So please adopt bzip2 if you feel like it, it needs a new home.
Be warned that the upstream maintainer is somewhat unresponsive (it
takes him a few months to to reply to some enquiry).
The 1.0.2-1 packaging is fairly straightforward, but it does not use
Differences for upstream are:
- changes in the Makefile to build shared libraries (I at some point
offered to autoconfiscate bzip2 to its upstream, but he never
- changes to bzip2recover so that files may be opened safely. This
has been forwarded to upstream a long time ago, but upstream did
not take any action.