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Re: AX25 and related software's future in Debian

On Thu, 2012-05-03 at 21:32 -0400, Patrick Ouellette wrote:
> I come to the lists mentally and physically exhausted from the
> current struggle to defend the ham radio package node in the Debian
> distribution.  I also seem to be the only person interested in the
> ax25 software (libax25, ax25-tools, ax25-xtools, and ax25-utils).
> The situation with node has made me wonder why I am even bothering.  I can
> compile the ax25 stack for my use, and not have to put up with the baggage
> Debian requires.
> The question I have for the lists - is there really any interest in having
> ham radio software, particularly libax25 and the tools/utils in Debian?

Pat, there certainly is plenty of interest in keeping ham radio software
alive in Debian and its derivatives.

I will continue to stay out of the discussion about 'node' since I do
not use it myself, but I can confidently state that many of the other
AX25 packages you list below are important to a great many users, me
included.  In particular, I know that aprsd and xastir are quite popular
with the Linux hams community.

I, for one, very much appreciate your efforts to maintain the AX25 stack
and other ham packages, Pat.  Please do keep up your good work!

73 de KA6MAL


> I know if it disappears from Debian it affects all Debian derived distros
> (like Ubuntu for instance).
> Reverse depends output for libax25:
> libax25
>   Reverse Depends: aprsd (>= 1:2.2.5-13-5.1)
>   Reverse Depends: aprsdigi (>= 2.4.4-3.1)
>   Reverse Depends: ax25-apps (>= 0.0.8-rc2+cvs20120204-2)
>   Reverse Depends: ax25-tools (>= 0.0.10-rc2+cvs20120204-3)
>   Reverse Depends: ax25mail-utils (>= 0.11-6.1)
>   Reverse Depends: fbb (>= 7.04j-8.2)
>   Reverse Depends: libax25-dev (= 0.0.12-rc2+cvs20120204-2)
>   Reverse Depends: linamc (>= 2.0rc5-2)
>   Reverse Depends: node (>= 0.3.2-7.1)
>   Reverse Depends: xastir (>= 2.0.0-2+b1)
> aprsd
> aprsdigi
> ax25-apps
> ax25-tools
> ax25mail-utils
> fbb
> libax25-dev
> linamc
> node
> xastir
> So, what inspiration can you give me to keep me from packing up the tent?
> 73,
> Pat NE4PO
> -- 
> ,-----------------------------------------------------------------------------.
> >   Patrick Ouellette         |    It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.   <
> >   pat(at)flying-gecko.net   |    -- Francis of Assisi                       <
> >   Amateur Radio: NE4PO      |                                               <
> `-----------------------------------------------------------------------------'

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