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Re: lprng as 'stantard' package (was: Re: Test packages for libc6 2.1.91+cvs)

On Tue, Jul 11, 2000 at 06:58:20PM -0300, Henrique M Holschuh wrote:
> Still, if you'd rather have lpr/lpd as "extra", LPRNg would have to be
> changed to "standard" so that UNIX network-aware printing services are
> available in the standard install.  The LPRNg maintainer (added by me to cc:
> list) might want to say something about this.

I am the current maintainer of LPRng for Debian.  I already have
packages that appear in standard or higher (procps appears on boot
floppies) so I know about what happens there.

LPRng could go into standard, its reasonably stable except for the last
month or so (and that appears in the unstable dist).  I still not exactly 
happy with the post/pre inst/rm scripts but they should be largely stable.

I have a reasonably good working relationship with the upstream
maintainer Patrick Powell and he does actively maintain LPRng. Actually
he's probably my best upstream maintainer, even including packages where
I am that upstream!

I don't really care either way what is decided, of course when someone
does decide let me know.  I'll go buy that extra 18 G hard disk for the
incoming bug mail :)

  - Craig
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