Debian Bug report logs - #326118
RM: bsmtpd -- RoM; RC bug, nobody wants to fix it

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Reported by: Roland Rosenfeld <>

Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 22:03:02 UTC

Severity: normal

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From: Roland Rosenfeld <>
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Subject: RM: bsmtpd -- RoM; RC bug, nobody wants to fix it
Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2005 23:47:03 +0200
Severity: normal

As mentioned in #323446, bsmtpd has one known (and maybe several
hidden) grave bugs.  I personally don't use it myself any longer, so I
personally have no need for this package.  If you look at the source
code, you see, that it is quite old software, which usually does its
job but has lots of ugly drawbacks, so it should be rewritten, maybe
in Perl or something like that.

In #323446 and #323453 I asked for someone to take over this package
but nobody volunteered.  I don't think that such an ugly and seldom
used (according to popcon it has only 11 installations, 3 of them old)
package should be maintained by QA, so we should remove bsmtpd from
the distribution.  If someone wants to take it over later, he can fix
the problems and add it again.



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Subject: Bug#326118: fixed
Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2005 19:57:40 -0700
We believe that the bug you reported is now fixed; the following
package(s) have been removed from unstable:

    bsmtpd | 2.3pl8b-16 | source, alpha, arm, hppa, hurd-i386, i386, ia64, m68k, mips, mipsel, powerpc, s390, sparc

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