[Pkg-swan-devel] say goodbye to network-manager-strongswan?

Riku Voipio riku.voipio at iki.fi
Wed Jul 16 12:40:13 UTC 2014

On Wed, Jul 16, 2014 at 01:05:26PM +0200, Harald Dunkel wrote:
> Hi Thijs,
> On 07/16/14 12:35, Thijs Kinkhorst wrote:
> > As it turns out, this package got removed because it has an unfixed
> > release critical bug (which interestingly enough you yourself reported).
> > When this bug is fixed, the package will transition back to testing.

> Of course I know that I reported this bug (without "grave").
> Did you notice that the bug report also shows how to _fix_
> the problem?

This a side-effect from Debian's policy that discourages fixing bugs in
other maintainers packages via NMUs. Somehow, it is felt better to
remove packages from testing than possibly offending the maintainer with
an unwarranted NMU.

Since you seem to know the software well, and it is important for you,
perhaps you can take over maintainence of the package? The current maintainer
doesn't seem to be active (no upload since 2012..). Alternatively the
package could be maintained by the strongswan team?


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