[Pkg-auth-maintainers] Adding yubico-pam?

Daniel Pocock daniel at pocock.com.au
Mon Sep 30 16:01:51 UTC 2013

On 30/09/13 17:37, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:
> On 09/30/2013 11:26 AM, Simon Josefsson wrote:
> [pocock wrote:]
>>> I recently updated freeradius-client (deprecating radiusclient-ng) and
>>> placed it under pkg-voip, just like the old radiusclient-ng.  However,
>>> it could be more appropriate in pkg-auth
>> Sure. I can think of some other packages that could be moved here too - for example libntlm, gsasl, gss, shishi. And some other yubico packages.
> there are lots of tools that are strongly associated with authentication
> on debian.  a few more spring to mind:
>  * PAM and its various modules
>  * monkeysphere, msva-perl, xul-ext-monkeysphere
>  * p11-kit
> if the idea is to bring these under the team's umbrella, what would that
> change offer to the current packagers and users of these tools?
> what would the tradeoffs be for bringing them into team maintenance?

It depends on a few things, e.g. if people who are DM rather than DD
want to work on the package, a team could potentially provide useful

On the other hand, if we have too many team packages then it could be
difficult to co-ordinate and we could drown under the weight of the
email notifications.

It probably works best for packages that use a common workflow too (e.g.
using git-build-package)

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