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 <email@example.com>
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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.
From: Brian May [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, September 23, 2002 4:56 PM
To: John Conneely
Cc: 'Phil Clayton'; email@example.com
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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