Debian Bug report logs - #654689
RFP: osutil -- Operating system utilities JNI package

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

Reported by: Timo Aaltonen <tjaalton@ubuntu.com>

Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 09:51:01 UTC

Severity: wishlist

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Bug#654689; Package wnpp. (Thu, 05 Jan 2012 09:51:05 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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From: Timo Aaltonen <tjaalton@ubuntu.com>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <submit@bugs.debian.org>
Subject: ITP: osutil -- Operating system utilities JNI package
Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2012 11:48:55 +0200
Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Timo Aaltonen <tjaalton@ubuntu.com>


* Package name    : osutil
  Version         : 2.0.2
  Upstream Author : Red Hat, Inc.
* URL             : http://pki.fedoraproject.org/pki/sources/osutil/
* License         : GPL-2+
  Programming Lang: C, Java
  Description     : Operating system utilities JNI package

The Operating System Utilities Java Native Interface (JNI) package
supplies various native operating system operations to Java programs.




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Bug#654689; Package wnpp. (Thu, 05 Jan 2012 11:27:10 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Steve Cotton <steve@s.cotton.clara.co.uk>:
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From: Steve Cotton <steve@s.cotton.clara.co.uk>
To: Timo Aaltonen <tjaalton@ubuntu.com>, 654689@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#654689: ITP: osutil -- Operating system utilities JNI package
Date: Thu, 5 Jan 2012 11:25:32 +0000
Hi Timo,

> * Package name    : osutil
>   Description     : Operating system utilities JNI package
> 
> The Operating System Utilities Java Native Interface (JNI) package
> supplies various native operating system operations to Java programs.

Please say in the package description what the functionality
provided by the package is.


Signal.java has one architecture's signal numbers hardcoded in.

The Java files have hardcoded library paths in, and will break
with multiarch.

It's full of error messages printed to stdout / stderr.

Some of the functionality (such as String to byte conversion)
seems to duplicate functionality already in Java; maybe they
weren't in Java back in 1997.

Generally, the code looks rather buggy.


> * License         : GPL-2+

If the copyright statements are correct, this is GPL-2, not
GPL-2+.

But while the copyright statements say "(C) 2007 Red Hat, Inc.", the package
name and JNI function names have "com.netscape" in them.
Except the one in src/com/netscape/osutil/unixdefs.h :

/* ====================================================== 
* Copyright (c) 1997 Netscape Communications Corporation 
* This file contains proprietary information of Netscape Communications. 
* Copying or reproduction without prior written approval is prohibited. 
* ====================================================== */ 

If it's pre-Mozilla-Foundation code, there might be a better implementation
from Mozilla.  Either way, it seems to have licensing issues.

Regards,
Steve




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Bug#654689; Package wnpp. (Thu, 05 Jan 2012 12:12:03 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Timo Aaltonen <tjaalton@ubuntu.com>:
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Message #15 received at 654689@bugs.debian.org (full text, mbox):

From: Timo Aaltonen <tjaalton@ubuntu.com>
To: Steve Cotton <steve@s.cotton.clara.co.uk>, 654689@bugs.debian.org
Subject: Re: Bug#654689: ITP: osutil -- Operating system utilities JNI package
Date: Thu, 05 Jan 2012 14:09:12 +0200
05.01.2012 13:25, Steve Cotton kirjoitti:
> Hi Timo,
> 
>> * Package name    : osutil
>>   Description     : Operating system utilities JNI package
>>
>> The Operating System Utilities Java Native Interface (JNI) package
>> supplies various native operating system operations to Java programs.
> 
> Please say in the package description what the functionality
> provided by the package is.

Ok, I stole the above from Fedora. The package is used by the Dogtag
Certificate Server, I need to dig further to see what it's actually used
for..

> Signal.java has one architecture's signal numbers hardcoded in.
> 
> The Java files have hardcoded library paths in, and will break
> with multiarch.
> 
> It's full of error messages printed to stdout / stderr.
> 
> Some of the functionality (such as String to byte conversion)
> seems to duplicate functionality already in Java; maybe they
> weren't in Java back in 1997.
> 
> Generally, the code looks rather buggy.

Yeah, so it seems.. I don't currently build it as multiarch, so haven't
hit the hardcoded paths -issue yet. I'll file these upstream..

>> * License         : GPL-2+
> 
> If the copyright statements are correct, this is GPL-2, not
> GPL-2+.

Oops, fixed that in git.

> But while the copyright statements say "(C) 2007 Red Hat, Inc.", the package
> name and JNI function names have "com.netscape" in them.
> Except the one in src/com/netscape/osutil/unixdefs.h :
> 
> /* ====================================================== 
> * Copyright (c) 1997 Netscape Communications Corporation 
> * This file contains proprietary information of Netscape Communications. 
> * Copying or reproduction without prior written approval is prohibited. 
> * ====================================================== */ 
> 
> If it's pre-Mozilla-Foundation code, there might be a better implementation
> from Mozilla.  Either way, it seems to have licensing issues.

Indeed, I'll ask upstream about this one too. Looks like it's just a
mistake..

thanks for the review! :)


-- 
t




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Bug#654689; Package wnpp. (Mon, 27 May 2013 13:43:46 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>:
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From: Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org>
To: 654689@bugs.debian.org
Cc: control@bugs.debian.org
Subject: osutil: changing back from ITP to RFP
Date: Mon, 27 May 2013 15:24:11 +0200
retitle 654689 RFP: osutil -- Operating system utilities JNI package
noowner 654689
tag 654689 - pending
thanks

Hi,

This is an automatic email to change the status of osutil back from ITP
(Intent to Package) to RFP (Request for Package), because this bug hasn't seen
any activity during the last 12 months.

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

 retitle 654689 ITP: osutil -- Operating system utilities JNI package
 owner 654689 !
 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 <654689@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: osutil -- Operating system utilities JNI package' from 'ITP: osutil -- Operating system utilities JNI package' Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 27 May 2013 13:51:11 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Removed annotation that Bug was owned by Timo Aaltonen <tjaalton@ubuntu.com>. Request was from Lucas Nussbaum <lucas@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org. (Mon, 27 May 2013 13:51:12 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

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