[Pkg-shadow-devel] Reviving the maintenance of shadow?
pvrabec at redhat.com
Thu Oct 4 09:52:01 UTC 2007
thnx. for your effort. It's very important to liven up the shadow-utils
upstream. There were many patches gathered since last upstream release.
Also we want to set up shadow-utils to use new hashes (SHA-256/512
passwords) and it would be fine to coordinate this work with new upstream.
Nicolas François wrote:
> Following the email from Christian , here is a proposal for the
> maintenance of shadow.
> I propose to continue the maintenance of shadow on Alioth, in what is
> currently the Debian shadow package repository.
> The repository layout will be:
> pkg-shadow/upstream/trunk (with the history of the previous shadow releases
> | + snapshot of the last PLD shadow CVS repository
> | (2/2/2007?))
> `tags (populated based on the previous shadow releases)
> pkg-shadow/debian/trunk (populated from the previous trunk)
> branches (populated from the previous branches)
> tags (populated from the previous tags)
> The pkg-shadow-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org mailing list will be used for
> the upstream development.
> The pkg-shadow-commits at lists.alioth.debian.org mailing list will be used
> for commit messages (of the whole repository. Just tell me is a separate
> mailing list must be setup to avoid noise from debian specific commits)
> A new pkg-shadow-debian at lists.alioth.debian.org mailing list will be used
> for the debian package development.
> The contact information (at least in debian/control) need to be updated
> for Debian (it is currently pkg-shadow-devel at lists.alioth.debian.org).
> I don't expect a lot of mails in the interim period anyway.
> All these mailing lists are opened, with low traffic, and receive spams.
> The releases will be handled in the Alioth interface.
> I don't really like the Alioth tracker, but I guess it would be better to
> activate it than to expect people to report bugs on the Debian BTS.
> The #shadow (on freenode) IRC channel will be a communication channel to
> contact upstream.
> I will setup a small webpage to display these information on
> I will add a directory with the previous releases.
> Note for the previous releases (and for the SVN history): they are coming
> from Internet, I did not audit them.
> I will just audit the diff from the current 220.127.116.11 used in Debian and
> the last CVS snapshot.
> I can give access to the SVN repository if you want.
> I will try to look at the existing patches in Debian, RedHat and Gentoo to
> see what could be relevant for upstream, and maybe make a release next
> month (depending on the current changes in the CVS snapshot).
> PS: The repository will be setup with the attached script,
> most probably next weekend (October, 6)
>  http://lists.alioth.debian.org/pipermail/pkg-shadow-devel/2007-July/005965.html
> Kind Regards,
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