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Re: [PATCH 0/2] Add nmap

From: Ludovic Courtès
Subject: Re: [PATCH 0/2] Add nmap
Date: Sun, 27 Mar 2016 23:36:23 +0200
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Leo Famulari <address@hidden> skribis:

> This package provides nmap [0].

Did it fall through the cracks?  :-)

> The nmap source distribution comes with a bunch of its dependencies
> bundled. This package deletes most of them and replaces them with
> external libraries.
> This package currently uses the bundled copies of liblinear and libdnet.
> Liblinear should be packaged separately [1], but I think that the
> bundled libdnet should be used, because apparently this bundled version
> is modified [2] enough that Debian has chosen to use it [3].

Does liblinear have users outside of nmap?  In practice, if it has no
life outside of nmap and is developed by the same people, it’s fine to
keep it inside nmap (it’s not really bundling, or at least not the form
that is problematic.)


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