Good communication with upstream is good idea

Stephan Hermann sh at
Mon Jul 21 14:07:26 BST 2008

Moins Oliver :), re all :)

On Mon, 21 Jul 2008 14:46:42 +0200
Oliver Grawert <ogra at> wrote:

> hi,
> Am Montag, den 21.07.2008, 08:37 +0200 schrieb Stephan Hermann:
> > What needs to be done to make it work on Ubuntu, too?
> > 
> > I think that's one of the easiest things to achieve...if something
> > is not working on Ubuntu, but it's something which works on debian,
> > we could make sure, it will work on Ubuntu too...
> that was my first thougth too, which made me test the tool to find it
> works just fine in 8.04 (indeed not taking ubuntu security updates
> into account that might have fixed the listed debian side issue
> already) ... what Florian was concerned about above is that it uses
> debian server resources to obtain the list, our userbase is big
> enough to put an inconvenient extra amount of bandwith onto their
> servers if i.e. someone blogs about the tool on ...

Well, if that is really a problem...

> so a server of any kind and someone to take care of it would be needed
> for a start, looking at the code some minor changes would be needed to
> the defaults to make it point to the ubuntu server instead of the
> debian one ...
> (and preferably the server sided list should take the USN list into
> account instead of the debian list of issues)

if someone is going to fix this asap, I can provide bandwidth (or if
it's really a cool security update package tracker for debian and
ubuntu we can also ask to host the server side somewhere at CDC).

But bandwidth is not a problem...and a server is always there...


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