Debian Bug report logs - #479139
RFP: newspost -- Command line tool for binary Usenet posting

Package: wnpp; Maintainer for wnpp is wnpp@debian.org;

Reported by: David <david_moerike@arcor.de>

Date: Sat, 3 May 2008 05:12:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, <wnpp@debian.org>:
Bug#479139; Package wnpp. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to David <david_moerike@arcor.de>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to <wnpp@debian.org>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at submit@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: David <david_moerike@arcor.de>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: newspost -- Command line tool for binary Usenet posting
Date: Sat, 03 May 2008 07:10:51 +0200
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: David <david_moerike@arcor.de>


* Package name    : newspost
 Version         : x.y.z
 Upstream Author : Name <somebody@example.org>
* URL             : http://www.example.org/
* License         : (GPL, LGPL, BSD, MIT/X, etc.)
 Programming Lang: (C, C++, C#, Perl, Python, etc.)
 Description     : Command line tool for binary Usenet posting

I am working on an *experimental* new version of newspost.

Features:

- bigger lines argument (default 50000, max. 5 millions)
- new option -2, to make par2 files

The way to achieve that is relatively primitive: To externally call the
program par2create (or another program), then do the normal posting,
then change to the dir where the par2 files are, then recursively
call oneself to post the par2 files too.

Precautions against the danger of infinite recursion have been made.

I have made one *successful* test by uploading a short (5 MB) video via
news.t-online.de to the Usenet (my provider allows up to 1 MB per
message but newspost splits it).

the UseNeXT client could successfully download the files and put them
together, result was the original video file.

However I have problems with testing because on UseNeXT I only
have a testing account, so I want to publish the program soon.

Last few days I got from the newsserver:

WARNING: Posting failed: 441 437 EMP rejected (md5)

which - as I believe - is not an error of the program
but a precaution from T-Online against spamming.

So I need for testing some help, also for packaging. I have learnt how
to make a clean changelog file using dch, however dpkg-buildpackage
says that it builds a native package while the original is not native,
and I want to build a non-native package, then upload it with dput
to mentors.debian.org.

I have not yet contacted Jim Faulkner, the author, but want to do that 
today.

David


-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
 APT prefers testing
 APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.24-1-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash





Changed Bug title to `ITP: newspost -- Command line tool for binary Usenet posting' from `newspost -- Command line tool for binary Usenet posting'. Request was from Raphael Geissert <atomo64@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 03 May 2008 19:36:07 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org, David <david_moerike@arcor.de>:
Bug#479139; Package wnpp. (Mon, 24 May 2010 19:15:22 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org, David <david_moerike@arcor.de>. (Mon, 24 May 2010 19:15:22 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #12 received at 479139@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>
To: 479139@bugs.debian.org
Cc: control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: newspost: changing back from ITP to RFP
Date: Mon, 24 May 2010 19:06:22 +0000
retitle 479139 RFP: newspost -- Command line tool for binary Usenet posting
noowner 479139
thanks

Hi,

This is an automatic email to change the status of newspost back from ITP
(Intent to Package) to RFP (Request for Package), because this bug hasn't seen
any activity during the last 18 months.

If you are still interested in adopting newspost, please send a mail to
<control@bugs.debian.org> with:

 retitle 479139 ITP: newspost -- Command line tool for binary Usenet posting
 owner 479139 !
 thanks

However, it is not recommended to keep ITP for a long time without acting on
the package, as it might cause other prospective maintainers to refrain from
packaging that software. It is also a good idea to document your progress on
this ITP from time to time, by mailing <479139@bugs.debian.org>.

Thank you for your interest in Debian,
-- 
Lucas, for the QA team




Changed Bug title to 'RFP: newspost -- Command line tool for binary Usenet posting' from 'ITP: newspost -- Command line tool for binary Usenet posting' Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 24 May 2010 19:27:23 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed annotation that Bug was owned by David <david_moerike@arcor.de>. Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 24 May 2010 19:27:24 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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