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Bug#564576: Package completely fails to support IPv6

On Sat, Nov 12, 2011 at 02:07:14PM +0100, Philipp Kern <pkern@debian.org> wrote:
> clone 564576 -1
> reassign -1 ftp.debian.org
> retitle -1 RM: libspf -- RoQA; unmaintained, buggy
> severity -1 normal
> thanks
> On Mon, Sep 05, 2011 at 12:05:55PM +0200, Philipp Kern wrote:
> > On Wed, Feb 16, 2011 at 09:56:32AM -0500, Scott Kitterman wrote:
> > > I replied directly, rather than to the bug by mistake.
> > > 
> > > I will contact the maintainers of the two rdepends (spfmilter and whitelister) 
> > > to see if they will fix libspf0, port their packages to libspf2 (which does 
> > > support IPv6), or have them removed.
> > 
> > Given that the orphan bug is already quite old (2007, #433108) and that it
> > causes data loss, let's get rid of it.  Filing bugs against its reverse
> > dependencies because the library is going away.
> > 
> > I'll try to remember to ask for its removal in a few weeks and upgrade those
> > bugs to serious then.
> There's only one rdep left (spfmilter) where the maintainer did not
> reply.  So let's get rid of libspf.

I did reply -- only I forgot to actually send it. Oops.

No disagreement from here; the reply I never sent is below:

It's not really maintained upstream anymore. An attempt to port it to
libsfp2 was made a few years ago, but it was a much older version of
libspf2 (with big API differences) and it was never stable.

I don't have the cycles to port it; in addition, spf-milter-python appears
to be a suitably functional replacement. Given those facts, I suppose
dropping it is for the best.

Mike Markley <mike@markley.org>

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