[HEADSUP] List of orphaned packages

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[HEADSUP] List of orphaned packages

Corinna Vinschen-2
Hi,

as per Yaakov's request, below you find the list of orphaned packages.

Please, before you consider to maintain a new package, first consider if
you want to take over an orphaned or "up for grabs" package.  Some of
them are pretty important, so any take-over would be really appreciated.
You'll get a sure gold star for each package you take over :-)

Ok, here's the list.  Packages, which have been declared up for grabs by
their former maintainer have the name of the former maintainer in
parenthesis.  For any other package, the maintainer is just lost in time
and space.

  agetty                         (Sergey Okhapkin)
  aspell-en                      
  astyle                        
  c-client                       (Abraham Backus)
  catgets                        
  chkconfig                      (Sergey Okhapkin)
  ctags
  dpkg                           (Robert Collins)
  editrights                    
  elfio                          
  emacs                          
  emacs-el                      
  emacs-leim                    
  emacs-x11                      
  figlet                        
  initscripts                    (Sergey Okhapkin)
  joe                            
  keychain                       (Hack Kampbjorn)
  lftp                          
  libmcrypt                      
  libmcrypt-devel                
  libsmi                         (Abraham Backus)
  libxerces-c21                  (Abraham Backus)
  libxerces-c22                  (Abraham Backus)
  libxerces-c23                  (Abraham Backus)
  libxerces-c24                  (Abraham Backus)
  libxerces-c25                  (Abraham Backus)
  ncftp                          (Hack Kampbjorn)
  rcs                            
  rxvt                          
  splint                        
  squid                          (Robert Collins)
  ssmtp                          (Robert R. Schneck)
  sysvinit                       (Sergey Okhapkin)
  tcp_wrappers                  
  ttcp                          
  uw-imap                        (Abraham Backus)
  uw-imap-imapd                  (Abraham Backus)
  uw-imap-util                   (Abraham Backus)
  x2x                            
  xerces-c                       (Abraham Backus)
  xerces-c-devel                 (Abraham Backus)
  xerces-c-doc                   (Abraham Backus)
  xinetd                         (Sergey Okhapkin)


Corinna

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Re: [HEADSUP] List of orphaned packages

Jonathan C. Allen
On Fri, Feb 17, 2006 at 11:05:48AM +0100, Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> Hi,
>
> as per Yaakov's request, below you find the list of orphaned packages.

[SNIP]

I'll volunteer to take over maintainership for these packages:

   aspell-en
   astyle
   figlet
   keychain
   lftp
   ncftp
   ssmtp

If there are no objections I'll produce new packages sometime soon.

jca

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Re: [HEADSUP] List of orphaned packages

Corinna Vinschen-2
On Feb 17 15:27, Jonathan C. Allen wrote:

> I'll volunteer to take over maintainership for these packages:
>
>    aspell-en
>    astyle
>    figlet
>    keychain
>    lftp
>    ncftp
>    ssmtp
>
> If there are no objections I'll produce new packages sometime soon.

Thanks!  I'm sure there won't be any objections.  If you decide NOT to
take over one of these packages for some reason, please send a message
so that others know the package is still orphaned.  I try to keep track
of this.


Corinna

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Re: [HEADSUP] List of orphaned packages

Warren Young
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Corinna Vinschen wrote:
>
>   ctags

I still intend to maintain this.  I got hung up getting it to package
correctly (see the archives) and haven't been back to it.  Are there any
serious problems with the current version that a newer one would fix?

My plan was to abandon my previous effort at getting it to package
correctly, and just download your source package and start from that.  I
avoided that initially because I wanted the educational experience of
starting from scratch.  Although I didn't succeed at packaging ctags, I
got the education I sought, so now I have no problem trying another tack.
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Re: [HEADSUP] List of orphaned packages

Corinna Vinschen-2
On Feb 20 15:46, Warren Young wrote:
> Corinna Vinschen wrote:
> >
> >  ctags
>
> I still intend to maintain this.  I got hung up getting it to package
> correctly (see the archives) and haven't been back to it.  Are there any
> serious problems with the current version that a newer one would fix?

Sorry, I don't quite understand the problem of packaging it.  For
testing I just did this:

  $ cd /tmp
  $ wget http://switch.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/ctags/ctags-5.5.4.tar.gz
  $ tar xzf ctags-5.5.4.tar.gz
  $ mv ctags-5.5.4 ctags-5.5.4-1
  $ tar cjf ctags-5.5.4-1-src.tar.bz2 ctags-5.5.4-1
  $ cd ctags-5.5.4-1
  $ ./configure --prefix=/usr --mandir='$(prefix)/share/man'
  $ make
  $ make install prefix=/tmp/ctags-inst/usr
  $ cd ../ctags-inst
  $ strip usr/bin/ctags.exe
  $ find usr \! -type d | tar cjfT /tmp/ctags-5.5.4-1.tar.bz2 -
  $ cd ..
  $ rm -rf ctags-inst
  $ ls -l ctags*bz2
  -rw-r--r--  1 corinna root 202584 Feb 21 10:30 ctags-5.5.4-1-src.tar.bz2
  -rw-r--r--  1 corinna root  73578 Feb 21 10:30 ctags-5.5.4-1.tar.bz2
  $ tar tvjf ctags-5.5.4-1.tar.bz2
  -rwxr-xr-x corinna/root 127488 2006-02-21 10:24:19 usr/bin/ctags.exe
  lrwxrwxrwx corinna/root      0 2006-02-21 10:24:20 usr/bin/etags.exe -> ctags.exe
  -rw-r--r-- corinna/root  50700 2006-02-21 10:24:20 usr/share/man/man1/ctags.1
  lrwxrwxrwx corinna/root      0 2006-02-21 10:24:20 usr/share/man/man1/etags.1 -> ctags.1


Corinna

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