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Re: my ITP of dcc -- Distributed Checksum Clearinghouse

On Sat, Feb 01, 2003 at 06:03:20PM +0100, Bas Zoetekouw wrote:
> Hi guys!
> I don't seem to have enough free time to finish packaging dcc.  If
> anyone is interested in taking over the ITP, please contact me.  

That's too bad. :-( I don't have time to work on it in the forseeable
future, either.
> Be warned though, that this is not very easy to package:  the build
> process is non-standard, the package installs files all over the place,
> it requires some patching to be able to run as an ordinary user, and
> from the docs it's not really clear what each binary exactly does, nor
> which config files it wants read or write access to.  This is not a "my
> first package" package.  It would probably be best if the person to take
> this, has (unlike me) used dcc before.

That's why I didn't try to take it in the first place. Have you
contacted upstream for help? Generally in this sort of a situation,
upstream is glad to help; the more users, the better it works.

Duncan Findlay

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