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Re: RFS: libnet - orphaning libnet

F/up set, please respect it
(I forgot setting it in my first mail, sorry.)

On Fri, 27 Mar 2009 17:05:21 +0200, Stefanos Harhalakis wrote:

> Hello,

Hello Stefanos,

> On Friday 27 March 2009, David Paleino wrote:
> > retitle 516222 O: libnet -- library for the construction and handling of
> > network packets thanks
> >
> > Hello,
> > libnet has been in RFA (Request for Adoption) for more than a month now,
> > and I'm hereby orphaning it.
> >
> > Someone please pick it up, as it's an important piece of software in
> > Debian.
> >
> > Sam Roberts (CCed) is taking over upstream development, please contact him
> > when adopting libnet.
> I'm willing to maintain it.


> I'm not familiar with libnet source code but I'm with its subject and I can 
> package it whenever a new version becomes available or when a new package is 
> needed.
> From what you say, I guess that the homepage[1] will change in the near 
> future. Is there another one ? 
> [1] http://www.packetfactory.net/libnet/

Not yet, Sam Roberts is working on it in a github repository:


> I see that you use git. Is it madantory to use git? (I'm not familiar with 
> it).

No. You (or whoever is going to maintain it) may use whichever $VCS you want.
There's some old-ish SVN repository for libnet (I migrated it to git recently,
so the history there is not that old -- if you meant to use SVN, that is)


But please note that the SVN repo is quite "broken" [0] -- you may want to
remove it and start it all over again (maybe re-importing it from git?)

[0] i.e. I wasn't very comfortable with SVN branches, so I just did all the
changes in trunk/, and there's a beta version packaged there, which I
completely dropped from the Git repo. Also, Sam Roberts seems to have merged
bits from there into 1.1.3 (which he's working on), so I'd warmly suggest not
to use the existing SVN repo at all.


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