Subject: Re: Are net/quagga and net/zebra still maintained ?
To: None <tech-pkg@NetBSD.org>
From: Jeff Rizzo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 02/19/2005 12:34:57
Jeff Rizzo wrote:
> Richard Braun wrote:
>> I've installed both net/zebra and net/quagga, and I was surprised to
>> there is no rc.d script. Comments in the Makefile say it's a development
>> release. I have two questions :
>> o is there a maintainer for these packages ?
>> o are these packages (with the versions in pkgsrc) suitable for
>> use ?
>> I have opened a PR at
> It looks like they haven't been substantively updated in a while. I'm
> willing to work on the packages to bring them more up-to-date, and
> I'll attach the changes to the PR. Quagga is probably the better bet
> as it's more actively maintained, but you are correct that Zebra
> should at least have some rc.d scripts.
> I can probably have things updated in a week or two, depending on my
> other workload.
I just looked at pkgsrc-wip ( http://pkgsrc-wip.sourceforge.net/ ) and
noted that Quagga 0.96.5 is packaged there as "wip/quagga-devel", and is
much more recent than what's in pkgsrc proper. (I've CC:ed the
maintainer of that pkg) Since the version of Quagga in pkgsrc proper
is 0.96.3, should the wip package perhaps replace the package in pkgsrc
proper? Also, I don't want to step on anyone's toes, so if a package of
Quagga 0.98.2 is in progress already, that's probably a better candidate
than what I would make, as I tend to be focussed specifically on the BGP
parts of Quagga... However, I just attempted to _build_ that package,
and it looks like the tarball ("quagga-0.96.5-20040831.tar.gz") is no
longer available from the download sites...
Greg, would you care to comment?