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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

 - mdz

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