-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Patrick Matthäi schrieb: > Hello lists and maxmind, > > (please CC me in your replys, I am not subscribed to debian-legal@ and > debian-devel@, thanks).
I am now, so ignore it. :) ..... > But I have got a serious problem with it: > 1) upstream delivers the databases only as binary .dat files > 2) csv versions of the free databases are available > 3) upstream isn't cooperative to tell us how to build the binary files > from the csv (source) files Here are the results: - - With the great help from Kalle Olavi Niemitalo it is now possible to build a good working GeoIP.dat from source, nice work! - - Upstream does not provide (anymore?) csv files for the IPv6 database, I asked them to do so, then we are possible also able to to provide this database in the Debian packages. - - I added several scripts which are useable for cron.d: geoliteasnum.sh: the ASNUM edition geolitecityupdate.sh: The city database geolitecountryv4.sh: The classic Country database (IPv4) geolitecountryv6.sh: The IPv6 country database > > I tried to fix this issue together with upstream, but his decision was, > that we should remove the database(s) from the tarball and let them > download at install time, this would be a candidate for contrib. > > If Boris Zentner ACKs with it I will publish the mailing result of us. Since I opened up this discussion, they didn't replied to any of my mails. > > I disagree with it, because of the reverse dependencies. > GeoIP is also not a candidate for main without any database, because the > whole library isn't usefull in any manner then. Now it is safe. > Currently I see only three options: > 1) upstream decides to open his build system Maybe they will decide to do so in the future, I hope it. > 2) we move it to contrib with all consequences > 3) we leave it as it is > > 2) would be a disaster in my and many other eyes, 3) would be an > exception of the DFSG, 1) is in my opinion the only acceptable solution > for this problem. > > I hope you could help me. :) Thanks for all your hints and work! - -- /* Mit freundlichem Gruß / With kind regards, Patrick Matthäi GNU/Linux Debian Developer E-Mail: pmatth...@debian.org patr...@linux-dev.org Comment: Always if we think we are right, we were maybe wrong. */ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.9 (GNU/Linux) iEYEARECAAYFAkqWv2wACgkQ2XA5inpabMf5QACfbwFrZGKVUgoQGsAfMvMngCb1 OrIAnAuLMqqq+QhEv57wlm9EKC70yL1m =bSR/ -----END PGP SIGNATURE----- -- To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to debian-legal-requ...@lists.debian.org with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact listmas...@lists.debian.org