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Re: State of debianutils

I use a script written by Francois Gouget called 'sux' which does as
'su' but for free take care of the X authentification stuff.

I remember that François was looking for a place to add it.

Perhaps a revamped debianutils would be a good host.


On Tue, Jan 29, 2002 at 06:17:31PM -0500, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> 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
> attention.
> 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
> debianutils).
> -- 
>  - mdz
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