Bug 434859 - epel branch of ddrescue
epel branch of ddrescue
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: ddrescue (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Andreas Thienemann
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Reported: 2008-02-25 16:23 EST by Andreas Thienemann
Modified: 2014-09-23 15:13 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-02-25 16:56:14 EST
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Description Andreas Thienemann 2008-02-25 16:23:37 EST
Package Change Request
Package Name: ddrescue
New Branches: EL-4 EL-5
Comment 1 Kevin Fenzi 2008-02-25 16:35:39 EST
Isn't ddrescue dead in favor of dd_rescue? 
Why are you wanting to bring it back? 

Comment 2 Andreas Thienemann 2008-02-25 16:43:10 EST
as discussed on #fedora-devel:

[22:36] < nirik> ixs: why are you bringing back ddrescue? I thought it was dead
in favor of the confusingly similar dd_rescue ?
[22:37] < ixs> nirik: ddrescue is the _other_ tool.
[22:37] < ixs> nirik: the plan was, fix up the name mess with the wrong tool
packaged with the wrong name, wait one release or two and then bring in the 
[22:37] < nirik> ixs: what other tool? note that it has no F7/F8 branches...
thats why I was thinking it was dead
[22:38] < ixs> nirik: it was dead.
[22:38] < ixs> nirik: there are two tools. GNU ddrescue and Kurt Garloff's dd_rescue
[22:38] < ixs> unfortunately we imported dd_rescue as ddrescue from fedora.us
[22:39] < ixs> as people asked about GNU ddrescue in fedora with a bit more
functionality than dd_rescue it's undead now.
[22:39] < nirik> ok, so moving forward we want ddrescue packaged as ddrescue and
drop dd_rescue as dead?
[22:40] < ixs> nirik: nope.-
[22:40] < ixs> we want to keep dd_rescue as well
[22:40] < ixs> so we're just shipping both tools but with the correct names this
[22:41] < nirik> ixs: ok, yuck. Why can't they get along and ship one tool? oh well.
[22:41] < ixs> nirik: There's an evaluation of both packages in the fedora-devel
list, must be 2005 or so. The gist was, both tools have their benefits but 
               are slightly different from each other. No real preference.
[22:41] < ixs> nirik: agreed. yuck sounds about right.
Comment 3 Kevin Fenzi 2008-02-25 16:46:33 EST
cvs done.
Comment 4 Andreas Thienemann 2008-02-25 16:56:14 EST
thx. closing bug.
Comment 5 Michal Ambroz 2014-09-23 13:43:26 EDT
Package Change Request
Package Name: ddrescue
New Branches: epel7
Owners: rebus jussilehtola

Hello SCM team,
plase can you add epel7 branch for the ddrescue package?
Michal Ambroz
Comment 6 Gwyn Ciesla 2014-09-23 15:13:15 EDT
Git done (by process-git-requests).

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