Suggestion: move autopsy maintenance to Debian Forensics team

Fabian Grünbichler fabian.gruenbichler at
Thu Mar 13 14:44:00 UTC 2014


since there has not been any progress on this bug for over a year (and
no new versions for the package itself for over 3.5 years, despite
upsteam activity), I kindly ask the Debian Forensics team to adopt the
autopsy package, if resources permit. The current maintainer has stated
a lack of time to maintain it in Bug#669705 (almost two years ago), but
hasn't given it up for adoption yet.

The DF team already maintains sleuthkit, and its new version is not
compatible anymore with the available autopsy version (both in testing
and unstable). E.g., sleuthkit now resides in /usr/share/tsk and not
/usr/share/tsk3.3 , and several binaries provided by sleuthkit dropped
the "-sleuthkit" suffix (e.g., icat-sleuthkit was renamed to icat).
Since upstream is the same for both packages, using the newest upstream
release of autopsy should solve this inconsistencies.

I am subscribed to the bug, if there is any help or preparation work
that can be done as a non-DM, don't hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards and thanks for your work,

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