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Re: RFH: dropbear initramfs support

On Sat, May 30, 2015 at 02:09:16AM +0200, Guilhem Moulin wrote:
> On Fri, 01 Aug 2014 at 20:29:41 +0000, Gerrit Pape wrote:
> > 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.
> I rely heavily on that feature on many of my machines, and I see (quite
> late, sorry for that) that it's now in need of love ;-)  I have now
> started to fix some of the initramfs-related bugs, and would be happy to
> take over the maintenance of the new package should you split it out.
> (Which IMHO makes sense, as I don't think many dropbear users use that
> feature.)
> However I'm am only a DM not a DD yet, so I would need a sponsor (at the
> beginning at least).  I've also got a few questions regarding the new
> package.
>   - Should it be included in src:dropbear?
>   - I guess it should be depending on dropbear.  However only the
>     dropbear binary is interesting, not the configuration files or init
>     scripts.  Is there a recommended way to proceed in that kind of
>     situation?  (For instance “NO_START=1” in /etc/default/dropbear is
>     probably only useful for people that put dropbear in the initramfs.)

Hi Guilhem, sorry for the delayed reply, I'm not really active in Debian
development currently.

Thanks for the help.  I'd be happy to have the initramfs functionality
split out and maintained separately.  If a binary/service split is
necessary, I'd prefer to have a "dropbear" package with the binaries,
and a "dropbear-run" package with the service.

Unfortunately I cannot support you, but don't hesitate to NMU the
dropbear package to be able to proceed.

Best Regards, Gerrit.

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