Debian Bug report logs - #575614
RFP: timer-entropyd -- feed the /dev/random device with entropy data read from timer statistics

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

Reported by: Brian Kroth <bpkroth@gmail.com>

Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2010 18:12:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, unknown-package@qa.debian.org:
Bug#575614; Package timer-entropyd. (Sat, 27 Mar 2010 18:12:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Brian Kroth <bpkroth@gmail.com>
To: submit@bugs.debian.org
Subject: timer-entropyd -- feed the /dev/random device with entropy data read from timer statistics
Date: Sat, 27 Mar 2010 13:09:01 -0500
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Package: timer-entropyd
Severity: wishlist

Please consider adding a package for timer-entropyd.  This program
provides a mechanism for gathering entropy on devices that have no
hardware to do so (eg: virtual machines).

Details about the package can be found here:
http://www.vanheusden.com/te/

See Also:
audio-entropyd
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=526470

Thanks,
Brian
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Bug reassigned from package 'timer-entropyd' to 'wnpp'. Request was from Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 28 Mar 2010 22:30:13 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Changed Bug title to 'RFP: timer-entropyd -- feed the /dev/random device with entropy data read from timer statistics' from 'timer-entropyd -- feed the /dev/random device with entropy data read from timer statistics' Request was from Martin Michlmayr <tbm@cyrius.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sun, 28 Mar 2010 22:30:15 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#575614; Package wnpp. (Fri, 09 Apr 2010 22:51:02 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Thomas Weber <thomas.weber.mail@gmail.com>:
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From: Thomas Weber <thomas.weber.mail@gmail.com>
To: Brian Kroth <bpkroth@gmail.com>, 575614@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#575614: timer-entropyd -- feed the /dev/random device with entropy data read from timer statistics
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2010 00:49:02 +0200
owner 575614 thomas.weber.mail@gmail.com
thanks

On Sat, Mar 27, 2010 at 01:09:01PM -0500, Brian Kroth wrote:
> Package: timer-entropyd
> Severity: wishlist

I'm taking over this bug as part of my new maintainer process. Please
note that this means that I will provide the necessary files for a
package, but I will *probably* NOT upload the package into the archive and
I will *definitely* NOT take over maintenance of this package in the
future.

	Thomas




Owner recorded as thomas.weber.mail@gmail.com. Request was from Thomas Weber <thomas.weber.mail@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Fri, 09 Apr 2010 22:51:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org, thomas.weber.mail@gmail.com:
Bug#575614; Package wnpp. (Thu, 22 Apr 2010 20:54:02 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Thomas Weber <thomas.weber.mail@gmail.com>:
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Message #21 received at 575614@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Thomas Weber <thomas.weber.mail@gmail.com>
To: Brian Kroth <bpkroth@gmail.com>, 575614@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#575614: timer-entropyd -- feed the /dev/random device with entropy data read from timer statistics
Date: Thu, 22 Apr 2010 22:50:56 +0200
noowner 575614
thanks

I've finished my packaging efforts together with my AM. If anybody is
interested in uploading this packge into Debian, the packaging files can
be found at 
http://git.debian.org/git/collab-maint/timer-entropyd.git/

Some remarks:
1) The source files don't contain any license conditions, there's just
the GPL2 included in a separate file. I've asked upstream whether that
means GPL2 or GPL2+, but didn't get any answer.

2) The daemon doesn't create a pid file. I've worked around this using
pgrep in the init file, but a better solution should be coded in the
upstream code (I'd guess this code could be taken from about any other
daemon).

3) When started, the daemon prints a copyright line. This disturbs the
output of the init.d script. Again, this should be changed in the
upstream code (perhaps by introducing a --quiet option, or similarly).

	Thomas




Removed annotation that Bug was owned by thomas.weber.mail@gmail.com. Request was from Thomas Weber <thomas.weber.mail@gmail.com> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Thu, 22 Apr 2010 20:54:04 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#575614; Package wnpp. (Thu, 27 May 2010 09:30:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Folkert van Heusden <folkert@vanheusden.com>:
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Message #28 received at 575614@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Folkert van Heusden <folkert@vanheusden.com>
To: 575614@bugs.debian.org
Subject: mail
Date: Thu, 27 May 2010 11:22:02 +0200
Hi Thomas,

I did not receive your mail about the licensing issues. Can you please
resend it? It might have been deleted by spamassassin.


Folkert

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Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#575614; Package wnpp. (Wed, 09 Feb 2011 18:21:15 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Thomas Weber <tweber@debian.org>:
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Message #33 received at 575614@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Thomas Weber <tweber@debian.org>
To: Folkert van Heusden <folkert@vanheusden.com>
Cc: 575614@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: mail
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 19:20:46 +0100
Hi Folkert, 

On Thu, May 27, 2010 at 11:22:02AM +0200, Folkert van Heusden wrote:
> Hi Thomas,
> 
> I did not receive your mail about the licensing issues. Can you please
> resend it? It might have been deleted by spamassassin.

Uhmm, this took some time, sorry. I just looked by accident on the old bug
report and saw your message above. 

Anyway, below is my original mail:

========================================================================
Hi Folkert,

I'm currently trying to package timer entropy daemon for Debian. I have
a question about the licensing. The included license.txt is the GPL2. Is
this to be understood as timer entropy daemon licensed under
        "GPL2 only"
or as
        "GPL2 (or any later version)"?

Both choices are fine, but I need to document which one it is. Please
indicate whether I can quote your answer publically.

Thanks
        Thomas
========================================================================

Please keep the bug report CC'd. While I'm not sure about taking over
entropyd, I've been now 1-2 times in a situation where it would have
been very useful, so I may indeed take it over.

Thanks
	Thomas




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#575614; Package wnpp. (Wed, 09 Feb 2011 18:57:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to folkert <folkert@vanheusden.com>:
Extra info received and forwarded to list. Copy sent to wnpp@debian.org. (Wed, 09 Feb 2011 18:57:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #38 received at 575614@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: folkert <folkert@vanheusden.com>
To: Thomas Weber <tweber@debian.org>
Cc: 575614@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: mail
Date: Wed, 9 Feb 2011 19:47:52 +0100
Hi,

> > I did not receive your mail about the licensing issues. Can you please
> > resend it? It might have been deleted by spamassassin.
> 
> ========================================================================
> I'm currently trying to package timer entropy daemon for Debian. I have
> a question about the licensing. The included license.txt is the GPL2. Is
> this to be understood as timer entropy daemon licensed under
>         "GPL2 only"
> or as
>         "GPL2 (or any later version)"?
> Both choices are fine, but I need to document which one it is. Please
> indicate whether I can quote your answer publically.

It is GPL2 only.
And you can quote my publically


Folkert van Heusden

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