Hi folks, Following the last thread on the subject, several things have happened: 1) All packages depending on netkit-inetd have had their dependencies replaced with a netkit dependency. 2) netkit now only depends upon openbsd-inetd, so netkit-inetd is now no longer used by either new installs or upgrades from sarge. 3) netkit-inetd (netkit-base) is now ready for removal from unstable (see #383960). I'd like to propose the following as the next step. I was going to leave this until after etch, but further consideration made me realise it needs doing before, otherwise etch->etch+1 upgrades will break (or it will have to wait until etch+2, and that's too long). What I'd like to propose is this: 1) Split out update-inetd from netbase into a new "inetd" package. See http://people.debian.org/~rleigh/inetd_1.tar.gz http://people.debian.org/~rleigh/inetd_1.dsc as an example of what I'd like to do (Md should probably be the maintainer here, since it is derived from netbase). This - provides a single package for all update-inetd-using packages to depend upon - provides a default inetd dependency, so all packages wanting an inetd just need to depend on it, rather than hardcoding the default inetd in every package. - inetd-providing packages need to Provide internet-super-server - it doesn't depend on netbase, to prevent a circular dependency, but will post-etch. 2) netkit needs to drop the files moved into the inetd package above, and Depend on inetd. This will - ensure update-inetd is present by default so sarge->etch upgrades will work. - can be dropped post-etch. 3) All update-inetd users need to depend on inetd instead of/in addition to netbase. The complete list is: afbackup amanda-client amanda-server apt-proxy asp atftpd bidentd biff binkd bitlbee bootp bozohttpd cfingerd csync2 cupsys-bsd cvs cyrus-imapd cyrus-pop3d dbskkd-cdb dhcp efingerd exim fakepop fam ffingerd fingerd firebird2-classic-server fspd ftpd ftpd-ssl gidentd gnats gtalk gwhois heimdal-kdc heimdal-servers heimdal-servers-x hotway ident2 ifcico ipopd isdnvboxserver kerberos4kth-servers kerberos4kth-servers-x kftgtd krb5-ftpd krb5-kdc krb5-rsh-server krb5-telnetd ktalkd leafnode ltsp-server lukemftpd mailutils-comsatd mailutils-imap4d mailutils-pop3d masqmail micro-httpd midentd mooix ndtpd netkit-inetd nntp node noffle nsca nullidentd oftpd oidentd openbsd-inetd p10cfgd pawserv pidentd popa3d poppassd postfix proftpd proftpd-common pure-ftpd-common qpopper qpopper-drac remctl-server remstats-servers rlinetd rsh-redone-server rsh-server rstatd rusersd rwalld samba sendfile sendmail-base sidentd skksearch slidentd smail smtpd sn solid-pop3d sslwrap statd swat talkd teapop teapop-ldap teapop-mysql teapop-pgsql telnetd telnetd-ssl tftpd tftpd-hpa uucp uw-imapd vsftpd wipl-client-inetd wu-ftpd xfingerd xtel xtell zmailer Once steps 1 and 2 above are compete, I'd like to mass-file bugs against all these packages, and then if neccessary NMU the dependency change a few weeks later, so we can ensure everything is fixed before etch is released. Any comments? Regards, Roger -- .''`. Roger Leigh : :' : Debian GNU/Linux http://people.debian.org/~rleigh/ `. `' Printing on GNU/Linux? http://gutenprint.sourceforge.net/ `- GPG Public Key: 0x25BFB848 Please GPG sign your mail.
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