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Re: Orphaning Unbuildable Packages (fpm)

On Tue, Sep 24, 2002 at 07:31:34AM +1000, Brian May wrote:
> Isn't that a great idea? Oh, wait I guess not.... Its not setuid, so I
> bet it doesn't do anything "cool" like lock down the memory in use, like
> gpg does (to prevent swaping to harddisk)...

It is possible that the upstream author of fpm may resume maintaining
the package again.
Brian May <bam@debian.org>
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Well, I've been away from it for a while, but I might try to take a
crack at those bugs.  If anyone else is interested in helping me
maintain it, please let me know -- I know FPM deserves a lot more
attention than I'm giving it.


-----Original Message-----
From: Brian May [mailto:bam@snoopy.apana.org.au] 
Sent: Monday, September 23, 2002 4:56 PM
To: John Conneely
Cc: 'Phil Clayton'; fpm-devel@lists.sourceforge.net
Subject: Re: [FPM-devel] Mandrake RPMs

On Mon, Sep 23, 2002 at 09:36:31AM -0500, John Conneely wrote:
> Thanks!  I haven't done any development on FPM for a while, but I'd
> to put your RPMs up.  Be sure to send me the SRPMs too.

Is development likely to start up again anytime?

Currently I maintain the fpm package for Debian, but I may be
forced to orphan the package, because I do not have time to
fix these bug reports which keep a growing, eg:

#144895 passwords currupted if user changes password.
#161596 passwords entered > 24 chars silently truncated.
#161596 passwords read > 24 chars causes fpm to crash.
also:   memory not locked down, so passwords can be swapped to disk.

and: I can no longer build fpm on a Debian unstable system.
I tried playing around with the Makefiles to fix the problem,
but still couldn't get it to work (more details available on request).
Brian May <bam@snoopy.apana.org.au>

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