Intent to package: chase
I intend to package (or rather, already have packaged) chase. It is a
small utility for chasing symbolic links - finding out, what real file
a symlink refers to.
The program is written by me, and it's GPL'd. I wrote it in response
to a query in debian-user and as a kind of a programming exercise.
While the same functionality can quite easily be scripted, I believe
there's no harm in publishing my little program (as it already has
been written), and packaging it for Debian.
Here's a sample session with chase, to show what use it is of:
ajk@ugh:~$ chase /usr/bin/xemacs
ajk@ugh:~$ dpkg -S /usr/bin/xemacs
dpkg: /usr/bin/xemacs not found.
ajk@ugh:~$ dpkg -S `chase /usr/bin/xemacs`
The package is already avaliable in my private little i386.deb
repository. Since I am not yet a Debian developer (there's been some
problems with communication between me and the new-maintainer team),
that's the only place the package will be available right now. When
(if... knock knock :-) I'm accepted as a developer, I'll of course
upload the packages in the repository into the main archive. The .deb
repository is aptable with the following line in sources.list:
deb ftp://ftp.jyu.fi/pub/linux/local-DEBs/ local main
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