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Bug#768979: ITP: geoipupdate -- MaxMind GeoIP/GeoIP2 database updates

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Faidon Liambotis <paravoid@debian.org>

* Package name    : geoipupdate
  Version         : 2.1.0
  Upstream Author : MaxMind, Inc.
* URL             : https://github.com/maxmind/geoipupdate
* License         : GPL
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : MaxMind GeoIP/GeoIP2 database updates

The GeoIP Update program performs automatic updates of GeoIP2 and GeoIP
Legacy binary databases, as supplied by MaxMind. These are typically
paid products; for the free GeoLite databases, the packages
geoip-database or geoip-database-contrib can be installed instead.

This package replaces the "geoipupdate" functionality that used to be
part of the geoip-bin package but was removed starting with 1.6.0,
following upstream's split of the packages. The geoip-bin maintainer,
Patrick Matthäi, is already aware of the plans for this ITP. Compared to
geoip-bin, this will add GeoIP2 support, as supported by libmaxminddb,
#741199. Finally, since the only purpose of this package is to fetch
paid, binary databases from MaxMind, it will uploaded to the contrib
section of the archive.


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