Main Inclusion Report for libcap-ng


  1. Availability: http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/libc/libcap-ng; available for all supported architectures.

  2. Rationale:

    • Build dependency of irqbalance.
  3. Security:

    • CVE entries.

    • Secunia history.

    • No binaries running as root or suid/sgid.
    • No daemons.
    • No network activity.
    • It directly processes structured (PDF, etc) data.
    • No source code review.
  4. Quality assurance:

    • The package should always work out of the box.
    • No debconf questions asked.
    • Debian bugs 553156

    • Maintenance in Debian vigorous.

    • Upstream is calm.

    • No upstream bug tracker.
    • No special hardware required.
    • No testsuite in the upstream bug report.
  5. Standards compliance:

  6. Dependencies:

    • debhelper, autotools-dev, libattr1-dev, chrpath, swig, python-all-dev, python-support.
    • All are in main.
  7. Maintenance:

    • libcap-ng is a relatively simple package that the Ubuntu Server Team will be responsible for.


MIR bug: https://launchpad.net/bugs/496580


MIRlibcapng (last edited 2009-12-14 15:55:16 by CPE0006258ec6c1-CM000a73655d0e)