[pkg-bacula-devel] Does the mtx package still have an "upstream" maintainer?

Redvers Davies red at infect.me
Tue Jun 1 03:34:46 BST 2021


I have not heard anything from the original author and before receiving
your email I hadn't sought any further updates because it was seamlessly
working in my environment and packaged neatly for the distribution for
whose packages I managed.

After your EMail I hit Google, and I found that Alexander Moibenko (in this
distribution list) appears to be maintaining a fork which they seem to be
maintaining with improvements and bug-fixes but maybe hasn't done any
formal version bumps that I can tell?

If Robert is unable to be located then we probably need to make a decision
as a community as to how best to proceed to ensure we have as uniform
deployment across distributions as we can.

Thank you for taking the initiative James, we really appreciate it.

Kind Regards,


On Sun, May 30, 2021 at 6:56 AM James Youngman <james at youngman.org> wrote:

> I'm writing to you because https://repology.org/project/mtx/versions
> suggests that you may work on the `mtx` package for some distribution (of
> Linux or *BSD).  Or, in some cases, I believe you maintain adjacent
> software or packages or have sent patches.
> As far as I can tell, the "upstream" package for the mtx(1) tool is
> https://sourceforge.net/projects/mtx/ but this seems to be very quiet.  I
> can't tell for sure whether this is because the requirements are very
> stable or because the maintainer has lost interest or no longer has time to
> work on this.   At any rate, it seems that mail to
> robertnelson at users.sourceforge.net bounces.
> Have any of you been in contact with Robert in the last few (say, 5)
> years?    Is there an alternative "upstream" source project?
> Thanks,
> James.
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