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Re: hdparm needs a new maintainer


I would like to help. I am an experienced software developer (C/C++) but have no experience in packaging. I don't know if hdparm is hard to package for a newbie mantainer, so If someone can mentor me on that part I would gladly adopt the package.


On Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 10:13 AM, Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org> wrote:

hdparm is a popular package which has been recently orphaned (see
#816168). It provides an udeb so it might be needed/useful in the context
of debian-installer too. There are multiple reverse dependencies too.

There are 4 RC bugs against it and a new upstream release waiting to be

It would be nice if some people could take over the package and bring it
back to shape. Ccing debian-mentors since new contributors are likely to
follow that list.


The package description is:
 Get/set device parameters for Linux SATA/IDE drives.
 Primary use is for enabling irq-unmasking and IDE multiplemode.

Thank you,
Raphaël Hertzog ◈ Debian Developer

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