I was asked to prepare a small list of packages to possibly move from
fedora.us into Fedora Core 2. I propose the following packages for
discussion of merits. If they are not chosen for FC2, they will be in
FC2 Extras at fedora.redhat.com
as will the rest of fedora.us packages.
dd-like tool but doesn't die on I/O errors
useful if the tool is already installed when you need to attempt
excellent burn-in stability test for disk/filesystem
This tool has saved me lots of potential headache and downtime by
testing and crashing failing hardware or bad kernels before putting
servers into production.
There is some disagreements to include it in Core or not. Everyone
agrees that it is a really nice tool though.
python-based anti-spam system, automatically augments
spamassassin scoring power
Does anyone object to pyzor? It is an incredibly simple way of making
spamassassin score more accurately. The python source appears fairly
clean and compact, complete with unit tests. There have not been any
pyzor releases since September 2002 and watching the mailing list, I
have not seen anything that looks like a confirmed pyzor bug in all this
One possible blocker might be that it was not tested on python-2.3 yet.
Needed for perl-Razor-Agent
perl-based anti-spam system, easily augments spamassassin scoring
power. Far more effective in scoring than pyzor, but a bit more
complicated due to the larger amount of code and dependency.
generates mostly proper SRPMS out of
any perl CPAN module
Popular desktop publishing software
Target for 1.1.5 coordinating with upstream developers if this is
accepted into Core. Otherwise it can go into Extras anytime.