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Bug#260222: ITP: libmqueue -- POSIX message queues library for Linux

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist

* Package name    : libmqueue
  Version         : 4.41
  Upstream Author : Michal Wronski <wrona@mat.uni.torun.pl>
                    Krzysztof Benedyczak <golbi@mat.uni.torun.pl>
* URL             : http://www-users.mat.uni.torun.pl/~wrona/posix_ipc/
* License         : LGPL
  Description     : POSIX message queues library for Linux

POSIX message queues are part of IPC used to exchange messages between
processes. Since 2.6.6-rc1 it has been included into Linux kernel.
Message queues are implemented as a filesystem called mqueue. Library
adds appropriate interface to a mqueue filesystem which is compliant
with POSIX standard (IEEE Std 1003.1-2001).

Note (not to be included in description):

This library has been included in glibc 2.3.4 (04/08/2004 in changelog)
and will no more actively maintaind by upstream as a separate library.
I'd like to package libmqueue before sarge to allow sarge users use this
feature (also, Debian's 2.6 kernel come with CONFIG_POSIX_MQUEUE=y).
The topic has been breifly discussed on -glibc[1] but I'd like to also
hear -devel opinions on how much mess could the inclusion of such
library cause, since as soon as sarge is released a glibc upgrade will
happen and I'll have to maintain an almost dead library for sarge only.
If the inclusion into main is not worth the efffort I can still provide
the library through other means (eg: mentors.debian.net)


[1]: http://lists.debian.org/debian-glibc/2004/07/msg00248.html

-- System Information:
Debian Release: testing/unstable
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (300, 'unstable')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.6.7-1
Locale: LANG=en_GB, LC_CTYPE=en_GB

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