[Pkg-ofed-devel] Update OFED to latest upstream

Ana Guerrero Lopez ana at debian.org
Mon Jan 11 23:38:24 UTC 2016

On Wed, Dec 30, 2015 at 06:17:28PM +0200, Talat mellanox wrote:
> Hi  Ana and “OFED and Debian Developement and Discussion team”,
> My name is Talat Batheesh, i am working for Mellanox Technologies.
> I am writing to you about the OFED packages that you maintain in Debian.
> We would like to update the infiniband user space packages [1] in
> debian, I saw that you are the maintainer of them. Could you please
> assist ?
> One more thing, there is [2] packages that was maintained by Roland, i
> think that he is not doing any InfiniBand maintenance anymore, could
> you please advise who can be the maintainer of them, we would like
> that also those [2] packages to be updated.
> Thank you in advance for your help, please let me know if you have any
> questions.

Hi Talat,

I was away for winter holidays. Another member of the OFED packaging team
already took the time to reply you but I wanted to take advantage to also ask
if you want just to help with one time update or you have plans to help long
term with the packaging and bug handling?

If it's only a one time thing, it's not worth it to get started because the
bootstrapping time is important. If you want to help long-term, then
the first steps are getting the people who would be contributing subscribed
to this mailing list (pkg-ofed-devel), create users in alioth and
request to join the pkg-ofed team:
I'll accept them when they do the request and then they'll have full access
to the git repositories:

Please, keep in mind more people could be working in the packages, so far
it was me or mehdi and we have coordinated in IRC (#debian-hpc). You
can join us there or ask your questions in this mailing list.

BTW, I'm happy to see your email here, I tried in the past contacting
Mellanox to work together in Debian packaging but I never reached the proper


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