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I am looking for a sponsor for netenv, which is orphaned (#188167) and
ITA'd by me. I'm Cc:'in debian-laptop (to which I'm not subscribed) and
some developers who have answered to bugs.
Description: Configure your system for different network environments
Netenv creates a file containing variable assignments which reflect the
current environment. It is especially useful for notebook computers, since
it is used (if configured) by the PCMCIA setup scheme included in the
Debian pcmcia-cs package and the plip setup script included as an example
in this package. You can also use netenv to configure your window manager
or your printing environment.
Note that you either have to specify a kernel parameter or enter the chosen
environment by hand during boot time. The boot process will stop until you
I had yet agreed with a Debian developer I know, Bernhard Link, that he
would sponsor me. However, he seems to be on vacation or the like for
quite some time, and I would like to get the new package into Debian
soon, so that it can get into sarge.
Please note the following:
- - Current netenv in Debian is heavily outdated, it is version 0.82 (and
standards-version 220.127.116.11), current upstream (and my packages) are
0.94.2 (and Standard-version 3.6.0)
- - Bernhard had yet agreed essentially that the package is o.k., and I
hope that in future uploads he will act as my sponsor again - so there
won't be a lot to do for a sponsor.
- - There was one issue Bernhard wasn't sure about and inclined to
disagree with me, regarding debconf. I have discussed this in
debian-mentors, see the thread starting with
I have decided that as long as I am not able to write a 99.9% secure
autoconfiguration script, I should stick to using debconf.
Source packages as well as i386 binary packages¹ are available at my web
site, on the top of the page:
¹in fact it is "nearly" architecture "all", there's only one small
utility that's compiled from C source, and could perhaps be replaced
Frank Küster, Biozentrum der Univ. Basel
Abt. Biophysikalische Chemie
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