[ntp:questions] NTP & PPS, part 2 ;)

Harlan Stenn stenn at ntp.org
Mon Dec 15 10:02:40 UTC 2014


Rob writes:
> Harlan Stenn <stenn at ntp.org> wrote:
> > Rob writes:
> >> Paul <tik-tok at bodosom.net> wrote:
> >>> On Sat, Dec 13, 2014 at 3:16 PM, Rob <nomail at example.com> wrote:
> >>>
> >>>> You know what?  On the ntp-dev package for Debian THE BUILD DEPENDENCIES
> >>>> ARE INCORRECT AS WELL!!
> >>>>
> >>>
> >>> This is an example of what NTF doesn't want to deal with.  My instance of
> >>> Wheezy doesn't have ntp-dev.
> >> 
> >> No, I am talking about the ntp-dev package from the NTP developers
> >> themselves.  Even in the provided Debian package the build
> >> dependencies are not OK.
> >
> > We no longer have an active maintainer for the debian package.
> >
> > One solution to this is for a qualified person/group to take over the
> > maintenance of that package.
> >
> > The other is for us to delete it on our end, and let some "outside"
> > party handle it as they see fit.
> 
> I suggest that you append ", pps-tools" to the line starting with
> "Build-Depends:" in the .dsc file for the package.
> 
> But I guess I am not qualified for that task since I do no know what
> releng is and did not read chapter 13 of some book.
> 
> So you will need to find a qualified person to do that, and probably
> pay him.
> 
> (no wonder that you cannot get active contributors!  sheeesh...)

Having a cooperative and collaborative attitude also plays a big part.

It cuts both ways.

H


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