Bug#764527: Package Tracker URL Problem Resolution and Request to Look Into Updating the Package

Thomas Ward (Dark-Net) teward at dark-net.net
Wed Oct 8 19:40:20 UTC 2014

Source: libpff
Severity: wishlist


Firstly, it should be made known that packages.qa.debian.org is
showing that there is a problem with the URLs for this package.
According to what I could find, the libpff project moved away from
sourceforge.  It looks like it was located on Google Code for a while,
but has since moved to GitHub at https://github.com/libyal/libpff
(this assumption is based on the owner of the libyal group on GitHub
being the same person who filed the ticket at SourceForge requesting
project removal - http://sourceforge.net/p/forge/site-support/3913/
and is also based on Google searches for the libpff project.)

Secondly, the version currently provided by Debian appears to be
several years old.  Downstream in Ubuntu and elsewhere, it looks like
users are trying to use these tools but are forced to compile the
software to get the newer software.  While this is typically not an
issue for power users, for the less technically inclined with the
coding and compile-from-scratch side of OSS it is a disadvantage.  To
that end, it may be prudent to investigate whether the software can be
updated in Debian.


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