Debian Bug report logs - #589600
RFP: f5vpn-login -- F5 VPN command-line client

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

Reported by: Taku YASUI <tach@debian.org>

Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 01:30:05 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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Report forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, debian-devel@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#589600; Package wnpp. (Mon, 19 Jul 2010 01:30:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Taku YASUI <tach@debian.org>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to debian-devel@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org. (Mon, 19 Jul 2010 01:30:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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

From: Taku YASUI <tach@debian.org>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: ITP: f5vpn-login -- F5 VPN command-line client
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 10:27:10 +0900
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Taku YASUI <tach@debian.org>


* Package name    : f5vpn-login
  Version         : 20091224
  Upstream Author : James Y Knight, <foom@fuhm.net>
* URL             : http://fuhm.net/software/f5vpn-login/
* License         : GPL
  Programming Lang: C, Python
  Description     : F5 VPN command-line client

 This software allows you to connect to an F5 VPN server without using
 their browser plugin. It also has the advantage of setting up DNS
 properly on OSX systems, which the official client doesn't do. (but
 maybe they will in the future, now that they can copy the method I use).

 It is not supported or affiliated with F5 in any way. I actually find it
 rather sad the client they provide is so terribly poor that I had to
 write this in order to get reliable access to my company's VPN.

 This software does not require any software from F5 to be installed on
 the client. The only requirement is Python 2.3.5 or later. It works on
 at least Linux and OSX systems, but porting to any similar OS should be
 trivial.  Porting to Windows, on the other hand, is probably not
 reasonably possible.




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Bug#589600; Package wnpp. (Mon, 19 Jul 2010 07:03:12 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Joerg Jaspert <joerg@debian.org>:
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Message #10 received at submit@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Joerg Jaspert <joerg@debian.org>
To: Taku YASUI <tach@debian.org>
Cc: 589600@bugs.debian.org, Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: Re: Bug#589600: ITP: f5vpn-login -- F5 VPN command-line client
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2010 08:58:38 +0200
On 12181 March 1977, Taku YASUI wrote:
>   Description     : F5 VPN command-line client

>  This software allows you to connect to an F5 VPN server without using
>  their browser plugin. It also has the advantage of setting up DNS
>  properly on OSX systems, which the official client doesn't do. (but
>  maybe they will in the future, now that they can copy the method I use).

>  It is not supported or affiliated with F5 in any way. I actually find it
>  rather sad the client they provide is so terribly poor that I had to
>  write this in order to get reliable access to my company's VPN.

>  This software does not require any software from F5 to be installed on
>  the client. The only requirement is Python 2.3.5 or later. It works on
>  at least Linux and OSX systems, but porting to any similar OS should be
>  trivial.  Porting to Windows, on the other hand, is probably not
>  reasonably possible.

This description is really poor, please adjust it. All the rants and
complains about the original f5 software are entirely wrong inside a
Debian package description. And an advantage on OSX is also very much
uninteresting here.

-- 
bye, Joerg
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checking the box "approved by DAM" could trigger an insert into the LDAP
database thereby creating the account.
   <1375.143.121.153.52.1122977888.squirrel@wm.kinkhorst.nl>




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Acknowledgement sent to Joerg Jaspert <joerg@debian.org>:
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Bug#589600; Package wnpp. (Mon, 19 Jul 2010 15:21:08 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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Message #20 received at 589600@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Taku YASUI <tach@debian.org>
To: Joerg Jaspert <joerg@debian.org>
Cc: 589600@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#589600: ITP: f5vpn-login -- F5 VPN command-line client
Date: Tue, 20 Jul 2010 00:19:42 +0900
On Mon, Jul 19, 2010 at 3:58 PM, Joerg Jaspert <joerg@debian.org> wrote:
> This description is really poor, please adjust it. All the rants and
> complains about the original f5 software are entirely wrong inside a
> Debian package description. And an advantage on OSX is also very much
> uninteresting here.

I'm sorry about that.

The new description is following:

f5vpn-login allows you to connect to an F5 VPN server without using
their browser plugin.  You can connect VPN automatically/non-interactive
using this software properly.

This software does not have rich function such as F5 vpn official client.
It support only authenticating/connecting to VPN server.

Thanks,
-- 
Taku YASUI <tach@debian.org>




Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org, Taku YASUI <tach@debian.org>:
Bug#589600; Package wnpp. (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 17:41:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>:
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Message #25 received at 589600@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>
To: 589600@bugs.debian.org
Cc: control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: f5vpn-login: changing back from ITP to RFP
Date: Sat, 19 Feb 2011 17:08:15 +0000
retitle 589600 RFP: f5vpn-login -- F5 VPN command-line client
noowner 589600
thanks

Hi,

This is an automatic email to change the status of f5vpn-login back from ITP
(Intent to Package) to RFP (Request for Package), because this bug hasn't seen
any activity during the last 6 months.

If you are still interested in adopting f5vpn-login, please send a mail to
<control@bugs.debian.org> with:

 retitle 589600 ITP: f5vpn-login -- F5 VPN command-line client
 owner 589600 !
 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 <589600@bugs.debian.org>.

Thank you for your interest in Debian,
-- 
Lucas, for the QA team <debian-qa@lists.debian.org>




Changed Bug title to 'RFP: f5vpn-login -- F5 VPN command-line client' from 'ITP: f5vpn-login -- F5 VPN command-line client' Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 17:42:38 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed annotation that Bug was owned by Taku YASUI <tach@debian.org>. Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 19 Feb 2011 17:42:39 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org:
Bug#589600; Package wnpp. (Sat, 26 Mar 2011 10:09:02 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to "Jeremy L. Gaddis" <jlgaddis@gnu.org>:
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Message #34 received at 589600@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: "Jeremy L. Gaddis" <jlgaddis@gnu.org>
To: 589600@bugs.debian.org
Cc: control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: ITP: f5vpn-login -- F5 VPN command-line client
Date: Sat, 26 Mar 2011 06:01:25 -0400
retitle 589600 ITP: f5vpn-login -- F5 VPN command-line client
owner 589600 jlgaddis@gnu.org
thanks

 Package name    : f5vpn-login
 Version         : 20101015
 Upstream Author : James Y. Knight, <foom@fuhm.net>
 URL             : http://fuhm.net/software/f5vpn-login/
 License         : GPL v3
 Language        : C, Python
 Description     : F5 VPN command-line client

f5vpn-login allows you to connect to an F5 VPN server without using
their browser plugin.  You can connect to a VPN automatically or non-
interactively using this software.

This software does not have the full functionality of the official
F5 VPN client; it merely supports establishing a connection to the VPN.

--
Jeremy L. Gaddis





Changed Bug title to 'ITP: f5vpn-login -- F5 VPN command-line client' from 'RFP: f5vpn-login -- F5 VPN command-line client' Request was from "Jeremy L. Gaddis" <jlgaddis@gnu.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 26 Mar 2011 10:09:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Owner recorded as jlgaddis@gnu.org. Request was from "Jeremy L. Gaddis" <jlgaddis@gnu.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Sat, 26 Mar 2011 10:09:06 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Information forwarded to debian-bugs-dist@lists.debian.org, wnpp@debian.org, jlgaddis@gnu.org:
Bug#589600; Package wnpp. (Fri, 08 Jul 2011 05:15:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to "Jeremy L. Gaddis" <jlgaddis@gnu.org>:
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Message #43 received at 589600@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: "Jeremy L. Gaddis" <jlgaddis@gnu.org>
To: 589600@bugs.debian.org
Cc: control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: f5vpn-login: changing back from ITP to RFP
Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2011 01:04:26 -0400
retitle 589600 RFP: f5vpn-login -- F5 VPN command-line client
noowner 589600
thanks

I'm reverting this back from ITP to RFP.

I attempted to get in touch with the upstream author to discuss the ITP
and to see if he would be willing to establish a scheme for version
numbering and other minor details which would assist in packaging the
application for Debian, but never received a response.

In addition, I have left my previous position and no longer have access
to any F5 Firepass devices to use for testing.

Thanks,
-j

-- 
Jeremy L. Gaddis





Changed Bug title to 'RFP: f5vpn-login -- F5 VPN command-line client' from 'ITP: f5vpn-login -- F5 VPN command-line client' Request was from "Jeremy L. Gaddis" <jlgaddis@gnu.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Fri, 08 Jul 2011 05:15:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed annotation that Bug was owned by jlgaddis@gnu.org. Request was from "Jeremy L. Gaddis" <jlgaddis@gnu.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Fri, 08 Jul 2011 05:15:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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