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Bug#201125: ITP: par2 -- Parity Archive v2

Package: wnpp
Version: unavailable; reported 2003-07-13
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : par2
  Version         : 0.2
  Upstream Author : Peter Brian Clements <peterbclements@users.sourceforge.net>
* URL             : http://parchive.sorceforge.net/
* License         : (GPL)
  Description     : Parity Archive v2

 This utility applies the data-recover capability concepts of RAID-like
 systems to individual and multiple files.  It is most commonly used in 
 the posting and recovery of multipart archives on Usenet.
 It supports the 'Reed-Soloman Code' implementation that allows for
 recovery of any X blocks for X parity blocks present.  It is popularly
 used on USENET postings but is not limited to this use.
 Upstream source: http://parchive.sourceforge.net/

(I have contacted Rene Weber, maintainer of parchive, to see if he(?)
intends to package par2.  Barring interest within the next week or so I
would like maintain this package.  As of this writing I have a package
put together which passes lintian but does have a few problems.  Namely
the build-depends is not correct and it installs 4 man pages when 1 with
3 symlinks will do.  I am not a current maintainer and will be looking
to become a maintainer for this and other packages.)

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
Architecture: i386
Kernel: Linux teleute 2.4.21 #1 SMP Sat Jul 5 17:29:22 PDT 2003 i686

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