I'm the main developer of NNTPGrab, an usenet download program (http://www.nntpgrab.nl) and I also maintain this program in Fedora. As of recently, the program got support for automatic PAR2 verify and repair. This is done by invoking par2cmdline.
Now I want to make this program also available to RHEL5/CentOS5 users by publishing the package in the EPEL repository. I would like to ask you if you're interested in publishing and maintaining the par2cmdline package in EPEL-5. If you're not interested, please let me know. In that case I would like to become (co-)maintainer of it for the EPEL-5 branch.
I was also wondering if you had any plans to update to the forked version of par2cmdline, called par2-tbb. It's a customized version of par2cmdline which uses Intel Threading Building Blocks (which is already in Fedora) to make use of multiple CPU cores while verifying/repairing files. More information about this fork can be found at http://www.chuchusoft.com/par2_tbb/
I lost interest in par2cmdline. Would you like to co-maintain, or even to be the first maintainer of that package?
No problem, primary maintainer is fine to me. My FAS username is epienbro
I have orphaned par2cmdline. You can take ownership of it here:
I have announced that on the mailing list.
par2cmdline-0.4-12.el5 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 5.
par2cmdline-0.4-12.el5 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 5 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update par2cmdline'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/EL-5/FEDORA-EPEL-2009-0004
par2cmdline-0.4-12.el5 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 5 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.