[Buildroot] Server administration, and does buildroot have a maintainer?
jacmet at uclibc.org
Thu Nov 13 14:23:34 UTC 2008
>>>>> "Rob" == Rob Landley <rob at landley.net> writes:
Rob> The web page still says Buildroot's maintainer is Erik Andersen,
Rob> who seems kind of busy with other things these days, has handed
Rob> off all the other projects on this server, and last posted to
Rob> this list 8 months ago.
Yeah, Erik basically doesn't do any uclibc.org work anymore, buildroot
BR doesn't have a single maintainer, but I'm one of the old timers (so
is Bernhard, but he forked).
Rob> I ask because Morris got cracked earlier today, and over on
Rob> freenode we're discussing reinstalling it with Gentoo Embedded.
Rob> The crack itself was just an automated script kiddie
Rob> compromising apache, and didn't even seem to notice _what_
Rob> server their bots had hit. Denys spotted it within 24 hours,
Rob> and OSUOSL has good backups so they could confirm the data seems
Rob> to be fine, but it's generally a good idea to reinstall after
Rob> getting rootkitted _anyway_.
Rob> We're looking at gentoo embedded because then we'd be dogfooding
Rob> uClibc and busybox, which is cool. (No, buildroot is not an
Rob> option; you have no package management, and the project has
Rob> still never had an actual _release_.
/me mumbles something about getting a release out "soon" - But yeah.
I personally prefer Debian, but whatever floats your boat - As long as
stuff works you won't hear me complain. Lets just keep things simple.
Rob> Bernhard and Denys have been pinged, and if buildroot has a
Rob> maintainer I'd like to keep him/her in the loop. (If said
Rob> maintainer is still Erik, then he's aware of the crack already,
Rob> he just said he didn't have time to properly deal with it just
Rob> now and delegated it back to the rest of us.)
I would like to be kept in the loop.
Bye, Peter Korsgaard
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