RFH: dropbear initramfs support
On Tue, Jan 14, 2014 at 01:24:04PM +0000, Gerrit Pape wrote:
> Hi, in 2008 initramfs support was contributed to the dropbear package.
> Unfortunately the contributor seems to be no longer active and quite
> some bug reports concerning this feature have been collected in the BTS.
> Since I don't use ssh support in initrams, I hereby look for helpers or
> even a co-maintainer who take care of the bug reports and further
> development of this feature.
> A package git repository is available through
> and I'd be happy to receive patches through the BTS.
Hi again, I just applied quite some patches from the BTS to dropbear's
initramfs support and uploaded a new package. Thanks for all the
Generally I'm with upstream who wrote in bug#692932:
> As Dropbear upstream I'm keen to see this fixed. Given how
> many Debian Dropbear bugs are in the initramfs portion,
> perhaps the initramfs setup of Dropbear should go into its
> own package for people who want it?
So here again my call for help, or better a new maintainer for the
initramfs functionality, prabably in a separate package. I'd be happy
to split this out.