Package takeover: bzlib

Andrew Lelechenko andrew.lelechenko at
Sat Mar 9 19:36:54 UTC 2024

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Content preview:  Thanks a ton, Duncan! > On 9 Mar 2024, at 19:20, Duncan Coutts
   wrote: > > Done! > >
   > > On Sat, 2024-03-09 at 15:30 +0000, Andrew Lelechenko wrote: >> I’d
  like to take over `bzlib` package (
   >> >> I’ve contacted the package maintainer (Duncan Coutts, CC'd) by email
   twice in Aug 2023 and Oct 2023, but never heard back. Earlier Duncan granted
   me rights for `tar` and `zlib` packages, so I imagine he is just exceedingly
   busy. >> >> `bzlib` package has been on life support by Hackage Trustees
  for many years with a fork maintained at
   While I can do another non-maintainer upload in my Trustee hat, I’d like
   to seek a more permanent solution and maintain `bzlib` back to its canonical
   home at (which I already have access to).
   >> >> I do not plan any drastic changes. The immediate cause of this request
   is HSEC-2024-0002 (,, which identifies a security
   vulnerability in `bzlib`, thus raising a need for urgent update. >> >> Best
   regards, >> Andrew > [...] 

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