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Bug#603982: unblock: unscd/0.47-1 (New Package)

Package: release.debian.org
Severity: minor
User: release.debian.org@packages.debian.org
Usertags: unblock

I'd like to request an unblock of unscd. This is a bit of any unusual
request, because unscd is not currently in testing. However, it is
pathetically small (2584 lines), is a leaf package, and works
significantly better than nscd does.

unscd (0.47-1) unstable; urgency=low

  * Initial packaging for Debian (Closes: #513305)

 -- Don Armstrong <don@debian.org>  Tue, 19 Oct 2010 22:21:13 -0700

Description: Micro Name Service Caching Daemon
 A daemon which handles passwd, group and host lookups for running
 programs and caches the results for the next query. You only need
 this package if you are using slow Name Services like LDAP, NIS or
 This particular NSCD is a complete rewrite of the GNU glibc nscd
 which is a single threaded server process which offloads all NSS
 lookups to worker children; cache hits are handled by the parent,
 and only cache misses start worker children, making the parent immune
 to resource leaks, hangs, and crashes in NSS libraries.
 It should mostly be a drop-in replacement for existing installs using

I've been using it in production for months, and it's been in unstable
for a while already; if worst comes to worst and there is a serious
problem with it in testing, it can easily be removed. [But unless
there are weird architecture-specific problems, I don't foresee this

Don Armstrong

I cannot find rest
Because I am powerless
To amend a broken world.
 -- Guy Gavriel Kay _Under Heaven_ p295

http://www.donarmstrong.com              http://rzlab.ucr.edu

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