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Re: Bug#666715: ITP: dedupdedup -- find duplicate programs for finding duplicate files

On Sun, 2012-04-01 at 09:48 +0100, Lars Wirzenius wrote:
> Package: wnpp
> Severity: wishlist
> Owner: Lars Wirzenius <liw@liw.fi>
> * Package name    : dedupdedup
>   Version         : 1.0

Where is this version?  I couldn't see any releases on the site you
refer to.

>   Upstream Author : Lars Wirzenius
> * URL             : http://liw.fi/dedupdedup/
> * License         : AGPLv3+
>   Programming Lang: Python
>   Description     : find duplicate programs for finding duplicate files
> dedupdedup is a program to find duplicate programs for finding duplicate
> files on the filesystem. It looks through the Debian package archive
> and the open ITP bugs to find programs that find duplicate files. It
> can then optionally close the ITP bugs, and file bugs against
> ftp-master.debian.org to get such programs to be removed from the
> archive.

This would be very useful, thanks.

> Not all duplicate file finder programs are exact copies of each other,
> so dedupdedup embeds a simple AI system to compare programs, based on
> package descriptions, --help output, and manual pages, to verify that
> only the most complete of such programs remains.

Can like this be generalised to dedupe web servers, window managers and
init systems?


Ben Hutchings
I'm always amazed by the number of people who take up solipsism because
they heard someone else explain it. - E*Borg on alt.fan.pratchett

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