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Re: RFS: dcc -- Distributed Checksum Clearinghouse

On Fri, Apr 09, 2004 at 02:04:55AM +0200, Martin Helas may have written:
> * Package name    : dcc
>   Version         : 1.2.39
>   Upstream Author : "Vernon Schryver" <vjs@rhyolite.com>
> * URL             : http://www.rhyolite.com/anti-spam/dcc/
> * License         : BSD without advertising clause
>   Description     : Distributed Checksum Clearinghouse for emails

While I am not completely familiar with all of Debian's policies 
regarding packaging, I am familiar with the DCC. It would seem to me 
that based on the way Debian tends to do things, as well as the fact 
that the upstream author himself releases separate tarballs based on the 
functionality required, that you should be releasing separate packages 
for different programs.

For example, you could have packages named dcc-dccproc, dcc-dccm, 
dcc-dccifd, dcc-dccd, and perhaps a dcc-common. Not all sites will need 
dccd, and those of us who do not use sendmail will not want to have 
sendmail milter libraries installed just to have a packaged version of 
DCC. The bare minimum for a client-only install would be dccproc and the 
common package containing cdcc and related tools.

Brian T Glenn
delink.net Internet Services

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