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Bug#155035: ITP: memtester -- A utility for testing the memory subsystem

Package: wnpp
Version: N/A; reported 2002-08-01
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : memtester
  Version         : 2.93.1
  Upstream Author : Charles Cazabon <memtest@discworld.dyndns.org>
* URL             : http://www.qcc.sk.ca/~charlesc/software/memtester/
* License         : GPL
  Description     : A utility for testing the memory subsystem

   memtest is a utility for testing the memory subsystem in a computer to
   determine if it is faulty. The original source was by Simon Kirby
   <sim@stormix.com>. I have by this time completely rewritten the
   original source, and added many additional tests to help catch
   borderline memory. I also rewrote the original tests (which catch
   mainly memory bits which are stuck permanently high or low) so that
   they run approximately an order of magnitude faster.

The package is already in the package 'sysutils'. This is IMHO a bad thing,
because that is a collection of unrelated utilities, and the presence
of memtester is not obvious from its name. Consequently, memtester will
conflict with sysutils. I already discussed this with the maintainer of
sysutils ( Lonnie Sauter <sauter@debian.org>).

The package can already downloaded here:
deb http://masqmail.cx/debian woody main

I am not DD yet, but applied ~3 months ago, and I am just waiting for
DAM approval and account creation.


-- System Information
Debian Release: 3.0
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux blue 2.4.17 #4 Tue Apr 2 23:34:32 CEST 2002 i686
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=de_DE@euro

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