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Old 03-06-2009, 06:03 PM
Tobias Kieslich
Default Package removal/orphan request (stackless-python, clojure-svn, firestarter)

> The application is extremely unstable for me. Even on different
> distributions, it tends to segfault all the time which makes it utterly
> unusable. I talked to two people who share these experiences so I think
> it is safe to assume that Firestarter simply is too old to be used in
> conjunction with any modern distro. I can only guess that it would still
> work on Ubuntu 6.06 but for Arch Linux, I think there is hardly any chance.
> As was already pointed out by Grigorios, the project seems dead beyond
> hope for maintenance patches that address these issues and since it is
> still sometimes suggested as a firewall application, I think it should
> be removed and remain removed from the repositories to avoid confusion
> and frustration and maybe even possible security issues.

That is entirely my fault. The devs already voted firestarter out after
I brought the issue up. This package will be gone very soon as I think
it just constitutes a giant hazard by disguising itself as a security


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