Debian Bug report logs - #699545
RFA: hpodder -- Tool to scan and download podcasts (podcatcher)

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Reported by: John Goerzen <>

Date: Fri, 1 Feb 2013 15:33:02 UTC

Severity: normal

Fixed in version

Done: Debian FTP Masters <>

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From: John Goerzen <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: RFA: hpodder -- Tool to scan and download podcasts (podcatcher)
Date: Fri, 01 Feb 2013 09:29:45 -0600
Package: wnpp
Severity: normal

I request an adopter for the hpodder package, both in Debian and upstream.

The package description is:
 Podcasting is a method of publishing radio-like programs on the
 Internet.  Through podcasting, almost anyone can produce their own
 audio program, and publish episodes of it as often or as rarely as
 they like.
 To listen to podcasts, you need a program to download the podcast's
 episodes from the Internet.  Such a program is called a podcatcher
 (or sometimes a podcast aggregator).  hpodder is this program.
 hpodder's features include:
 Convenient, easy to learn, and fast command-line interface.  It's
 simple to do simple things, and advanced things are possible.
 Automatic discovery of feed metadata
 Full history database for accurate prevention of duplicate
 downloads and tracking of new episodes
 Conversion tools to convert your existing feed list and history from
 other applications to hpodder.  Supported applications and formats
 include: castpodder and ipodder.
 Most operations can work fully automatically across your entire
 podcast database, or they can work manually.
 Automatic updating of ID3 (v1 and v2) tags based on metadata in the
 podcast feed.  This important feature is available through iTunes but
 is often missed by other podcatchers.
 hpodder operations can be easily scripted or scheduled using regular
 operating system tools.
 Fully customizable naming scheme for downloaded episodes, including a
 name collision detection and workaround algorithm.
 Automatic support for appending .mp3 extensions to MP3 files that
 lack them.
 Numerous database and history inquiry tools
 Small, minimalist footprint
 Power users and developers can interact directly with the embedded
 Sqlite3 database used by hpodder.  The database has a simple schema
 that is developer-friendly.
 Support for resuming interrupted downloads of podcasts
 hpodder is SAFE and is designed with data integrity in mind from the
 beginning.  It should be exceedingly difficult to lose a podcast
 episode, even in the event of a power failure.

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From: Debian FTP Masters <>
Subject: Bug#707949: Removed package(s) from unstable
Date: Fri, 17 May 2013 11:34:02 +0000

Dear submitter,

as the package hpodder has just been removed from the Debian archive
unstable we hereby close the associated bug reports.  We are sorry
that we couldn't deal with your issue properly.

For details on the removal, please see

The version of this package that was in Debian prior to this removal
can still be found using

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