ITP MilkyWay

Thibaut VARENE varenet at
Tue Feb 10 13:08:59 UTC 2009

Hi Frank

On Thu, Jan 22, 2009 at 9:55 PM, Frank S. Thomas <fst at> wrote:

> I'm with Rene here. BOINC related packages should be maintained under the
> umbrella of the Debian BOINC Maintainers and I invite you to handle this
> package as part of the team. You know that Steffen (or I?) added you to the
> pkg-boinc project two (or three?) years ago, so you already have the required
> permissions to use its infrastructure (Git repositores etc.).

I really don't need much to package this app. It's really simple code
and build system (a single simple makefile, no autotools), upstream
provides release-point tarballs, so I don't really feel like burdening
myself with VCS at this point ;^P

> BTW: I'm very interested how well (if at all) update-boinc-applinks copes with
> other applications.

It seems to do the job quite well: I've put up a tentative package for
review here:

I've installed it on my boxes and it works just fine afaict. If it's
alright with you, I'm planning to upload it to experimental by the end
of the week, pending comments/problems you might identify.

For now the binary is statically linked (for obvious performance
reasons). That's the only lintian warning. Is it really not acceptable
(in which case I can make it a dynamically linkable executable rather


Thibaut VARENE

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