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Bug#707178: ITP: breakin -- stress-test and hardware diagnostics tool

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: "Antoine Beaupré" <anarcat@debian.org>

* Package name    : breakin
  Version         : 3.20
  Upstream Author : Jason D. Clinton <me@jasonclinton.com>, Kyle Sheumaker <ksheumaker@advancedclustering.com>
* URL             : http://www.advancedclustering.com/software/breakin.html
* License         : GPL2
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : stress-test and hardware diagnostics tool

Breakin is Advanced Clustering's stress-test and hardware diagnostics
tool. Advanced Clustering engineers developed breakin because no other
available product — commercial or open source — could pinpoint hardware
issues and component failures as well as they wanted.

= Packaging notes =

The software is split into two main parts: the "breakin" software, which
is a fairly self-contained C program with affiliated scripts which runs
on boot up, and the "bootimage" distribution, which is a custom Linux
distribution that is built from the ground up.

I believe that the "breakin" part should be made into a Debian package,
and the "bootimage" part should be discarded or made into a "debirf"

The dependencies of breakin are unclear, but the bootimage build scripts
build the following parts:

anarcat@desktop006:bootimage$ ls srcctrl/
actdmi    dropbear    htop        lvm2      parted         syslinux     wget
afio      e2fsprogs   initfs      mcelog    pciutils       tcpdump
arecacli  edac-utils  ipmitool    mdadm     rsync          terminfo
bonnie++  ethtool     kernel      mdinfo    screen         udev
breakin   hddtemp     links       mstflint  smartmontools  udpcast
busybox   hpl         lm-sensors  numactl   stream         util-linux

A lot of those are available in Debian already, except:


Specific assessment should be done on those dependencies.

I am interested in packaging the "breakin" part, but my time is limited
and would appreciate any help. I can sponsor a package too, and will try
to inform upstream of our efforts.

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