Bug#768979: ITP: geoipupdate -- MaxMind GeoIP/GeoIP2 database updates
Owner: Faidon Liambotis <firstname.lastname@example.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.