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Re: is the cfs package orphaned?

On Wed, Mar 31, 1999 at 10:12:17AM -0500, Johnie Ingram wrote:
> Also, it installs the wrong binary as "cmkdir".  Apparently no one
> has used this package in 3 years besides me, and I'm powerless to fix
> it.  :-(

That's the main reason I'm trying to work on it -- a friend told me
about this bug, which makes it completely useless.

Unfortunately, I cannot see how this package ever built. The binaries
in slink and potato are libc5 (I guess it slipped through the cracks
being in non-US), but looking at the header files in
/usr/i486-linuxlibc1/include, it wouldn't build on libc5 either if I
tried it. I checked the header files on a Solaris 2.6 box and
a FreeBSD 3 box and it wouldn't build on either of those either.

It seems to be abandoned upstream too, so I think I'll just forget it
as Ray suggests, and perhaps package one of the newer equivalents.

There's also a host of other minor bugs; ssh(1) manual page
(should be xsh(1) -- it installs the same page as both), and
I just noticed that the binaries aren't stripped either.

It also has a highly obscure build process, involving a script called
debian/debstd, another script called debian/install, and a data file
containing a list of files, directories, symlinks etc called
debian/tmp.files. Interesting in a way.

Hamish Moffatt VK3TYD              hamish@debian.org, hamish@rising.com.au
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