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Re: GnuPG: Maintainer inactive?

Michael Banck wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 02:19:12PM +0200, Kai Wasserbäch wrote:
>> on the 1st of April I wrote an e-mail to James Troup offering my help in hunting
>> down open bugs which are no longer present an thus enabling him to concentrate
>> on packaging GnuPG 1.4.9. But his last action regarding this package is well
>> over an year old and the only updates I can see in the PTS were made by the
>> Security Team. And before I forget to write it: I didn't receive an answer.
>> So my question is: Is James known to be inactive? Are there others currently on
>> the task to get a new version (upstream has 1.4.9) into Debian? Is there
>> anything I can help (I'm certainly not suitable as a maintainer for that package
>> myself, because it's too essential to be entrusted to someone who is unknown to
>> (nearly) all people on this list) with, e.g. by triaging bugs?
> I guess triaging bugs (i.e. marking bugs which have been fixed upstream
> in newer versions as "fixed-upstream" or mention bugs which can be
> closed already cause they are fixed in the current version in the
> appropriate bug (CCing the submitter, so they can possibly close it
> themselves) is always welcome, regardless of any other action or
> non-action by the maintainer.

gnupg is very important and unmaintained for all practical purposes. 
It should be hijacked and brought into shape for Lenny.


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