[pkgdb] GeoIP (un)retirement

Paul Howarth paul at city-fan.org
Mon Oct 22 18:56:28 UTC 2012

On Mon, 22 Oct 2012 12:36:34 -0400 (EDT)
Paul Wouters <paul at cypherpunks.ca> wrote:

> On Mon, 22 Oct 2012, Paul Howarth wrote:
> > On 10/22/2012 10:45 AM, Fedora PackageDB wrote:
> >> Package GeoIP in Fedora 17 has been retired by mfleming
> >> 
> >> To make changes to this package see:
> >>    https://admin.fedoraproject.org/pkgdb/acls/name/GeoIP
> >
> > What's the story with this? Has something happened upstream?
> >
> > I currently use GeoIP for proftpd's mod_geoip module, which I'll
> > have to discontinue if GeoIP goes away.
> Perhaps look at "geome". I'm upstream, so I could add a mode to match
> GeoIP output if that matters to you.
> [paul at thinkpad ~]$ geome
> {"city": "Toronto", "street_number": "700", "country": "Canada",
> "region": "Ontario", "long": -79.4031778, "county": "Toronto
> Division", "street": "King St W", "postal_code": "M6J",
> "country_code": "CA", "lat": 43.6440866, "accuracy": 30.0}

It's OK, it turns out that it was retired by mistake during the
orphaning process, which has now been rectified. I've taken ownership
of GeoIP itself but some of mfleming's other packages are still up for
grabs (he's no time to devote to packaging these days and has orphaned
a bunch of stuff).

If anyone is interested in co-maintaining GeoIP, please apply in pkgdb
by the way.


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