Re: State of debianutils
On Tue, Jan 29, 2002 at 10:43:32PM +0100, Tollef Fog Heen wrote:
> Debianutils has three important bugs, 20 normal bugs, a couple of minor
> bugs and a bunch of wishlist bugs.
> It's last maintainer upload was over a year ago. It has gotten about one
> upload a year for the last three years.
> I'd like to adopt the package and bring it into a better state.
> Guy Maor, would you allow me, or would you rather have somebody else pick
> it up? The way it is now is not good at all, IMNSHO.
I have a small collection of Debian-specific utilities which have been
looking for a home. I do not want to package them separately, as they are
very small and belong in a collection. debianutils seemed like the right
place, but from looking at its bug list, which includes several submissions
of new tools, I didn't bother submitting them.
At that time, I was told that the maintainer was still out there, and still
had claim to the package, though he was not able to give it proper
In short, I am also interested in improving this package, or if that is not
feasible, to create a new package with precisely the same purpose but a
different name (and perhaps even including all of the current contents of