fortune maintainer wanted and question for Corinna (was Re: Obscene content in cygwin file.)

Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes
Fri Jan 7 10:05:00 GMT 2005

On Wed, Jan 05, 2005 at 11:43:55PM -0800, Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes wrote:
> On Wed, Jan 05, 2005 at 11:47:35PM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > On Wed, Jan 05, 2005 at 08:40:16PM -0800, Yitzchak Scott-Thoennes wrote:
> > >On Wed, Jan 05, 2005 at 11:26:08PM -0500, Christopher Faylor wrote:
> > >>On Thu, Jan 06, 2005 at 02:36:53PM +1100, wrote:
> > >>>Not sure if the highly obscene limericks (/usr/share/fortune/limerick)
> > >>>are meant to be in the cygwin distro...
> > >>
> > >>Wow.  I think I vaguely recall that something like this was in fortune
> > >>but, if I thought it was a good idea a couple of years ago, I have
> > >>obviously grown more prudish since then.
> > >>
> > >>AFAICT, our fortune maintainer is long gone so I guess we're looking
> > >>for a volunteer who would like to take up this package.  I don't know
> > >>about Corinna but I don't like having this type of thing in the
> > >>distribution.
> > >>
> > >>Corinna, you originally released this.  Where did you find it?  Did you
> > >>just package it up directly from a BSD distribution?
> > >
> > >Reading /usr/doc/fortune-1.8/Notes and /usr/doc/fortune-1.8/README
> > >would imply that limericks should be limericks-o (and rot13'd).  Then
> > >it will only be actually accessed if you use fortune -a or fortune -o.
> > >
> > >I'd be willing to maintain it, but haven't maintained a package before
> > >or even read the information about how to, so it would take me a little
> > >bit to release a new version.
> > >
> > >I too would be interested in knowing where the package came from.  It
> > >doesn't seem to say anywhere (except that the Notes and README have
> > >NetBSD rcs tags).
> > 
> > FWIW, it's in the FreeBSD CVS repository:
> > 
> > cvs -d co src/games/fortune
> > 
> > may check this out.  I don't know for sure since I haven't updated this
> > directory in a while.
> > 
> > Maintaining this should not be hard.  I suspect it may build OOTB.  Thanks
> > for considering it.
> Ok, I will maintain it and will get a release out in the next couple
> days (one week at the outside).  For the record, I will be changing
> limerick (and gerrold.limerick, which is in the freebsd sources) to -o
> files but continuing to install them.  They will be installed rot13'd,
> and fortunes won't come from them unless you specify you want
> offensive fortunes on the command line.
> Feel free to let someone else do it if you'd prefer some other disposition
> of the offensive stuff or want it dealt with sooner.

Right now I'm looking at the debian packages instead:

which generate 5 packages: fortune-mod (the binaries),
fortunes-min, fortunes, fortunes-off, and fortunes-bofh-excuses.

If these look ok to me, do you see any problem with using them instead?
(There are also a lot of non-English data files packages that I'm not
going to mess with at the moment.)

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