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ktdreyer
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intent to retire cacti in Fedora and EPEL

#1 Post by ktdreyer » Tue Oct 28, 2014 1:29 pm

Hi folks,

I'm posting this here so it gets as much publicity as possible: https://lists.fedoraproject.org/piperma ... 03695.html

As explained in the above email, there are a number of issues that push me in the direction of removing Cacti from Fedora and EPEL. I've changed jobs and my new employer doesn't use Cacti, but that doesn't stop others from continuing the package maintenance work. If upstream can resolve the CVEs and remove the non-free Javascript bits, perhaps it could be put back into the distro by someone else.

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Re: intent to retire cacti in Fedora and EPEL

#2 Post by phalek » Wed Oct 29, 2014 4:36 am

At least some good news: One of the devs (cigamit) just added several fixes for these CVEs to the SVN repository, so there's going to be some patches for these.

Not sure about the javascript part ( that's the "tree" ) but Paul Gevers (maintainer of the debian port" already has a patch for that removing the GPL violating code from upstream.
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Re: intent to retire cacti in Fedora and EPEL

#3 Post by TheWitness » Wed Oct 29, 2014 9:48 am

No, I'm not dead yet. Project still breathes lightly though.
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Life is an adventure, let yours begin with Cacti!

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