On 06.03.2009 20:03, Tobias Kieslich wrote:
>> 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
So what has become of my request? Other packages are removed rather
quickly on here, but the packages that I requested to be removed or to
become owner of in AUR haven't changed their status.