Re: RFS: pmatch
On 04/07/11 at 08:31 +0200, Kilian Krause wrote:
> Hi Tomasz,
> On Sun, 2011-07-03 at 17:58 +0100, Tomasz Muras wrote:
> > Dear mentors,
> > I am looking for a sponsor for my package "pmatch".
> > * Package name : pmatch
> > Version : 0.4.0-1
> > Upstream Author : Tomasz Muras
> > * URL : http://pmatch.rubyforge.org/
> > * License : GPL v3
> > Section : utils
> > It builds these binary packages:
> > pmatch - Duplicate finder and removal tool
> > The package appears to be lintian clean.
> > The upload would fix these bugs: 632450
> > I'm an upstream author of the package and DM - after review and few
> > uploads I plan to maintain the package myself. Packaging is fairly
> > simple - there is really only one ruby script that needs to be
> > packaged (plus accompanying files). My motivation for creating and
> > packaging this utility is lack of the functionality I required- see
> > pmatch page and ITP bug for more details.
> > The package can be found on mentors.debian.net:
> > - URL: http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/p/pmatch
> > - Source repository: deb-src http://mentors.debian.net/debian unstable
> > main contrib non-free
> > - dget http://mentors.debian.net/debian/pool/main/p/pmatch/pmatch_0.4.0-1.dsc
> > I would be glad if someone uploaded this package for me.
> Thank you for your work. Reading the ITP with all the replies I'm
> somewhat hesitant to sponsor this without asking a possibly redundant
> question. Yet as of now I'm not convinced with your answer.
> ATM I'm still not fully seeing your rationale why the superior
> functionality of pmatch cannot be added to some project (like fdupes
> which I've used in the past) for other reasons than it not being ruby.
> Have you tried to talk to them and they don't like patches or what's the
Also, there's already a pmatch project, that seems more popular:
Since you are the upstream, it might be worth considering changing the