Attempts to install the vlnx-432e-r2 package fail due to an inability to connect to ftp://kane.evendata.net This site appears to be down, which cripples the ability to install McAfee's virus scanner. I've synced my portage tree as recently as today. The problematic URI is: ftp://kane.evendata.net/pub/vlnx/check-updates.sh.gz
The actual output of the problem during an "emerge vlnx" is:
Calculating dependencies ...done!
>>> emerge (1 of 1) app-antivirus/vlnx-432e-r2 to /
>>> Downloading ftp://kane.evendata.net/pub/vlnx/check-updates.sh.gz
Resolving kane.evendata.net... 126.96.36.199
Connecting to kane.evendata.net|188.8.131.52|:21... failed: Connection timed out.
Is there another source for this check-updates script, or some other workaround for this?
Additionally I found a thread on forums.gentoo.org where someone encountered the same problem as long ago as Nov. 11, 2005 and it appears to have never been resolved.
removing the SRC_URI and the install/execute from the ebuild, resulted in the old emerge of vlnx which had always worked in the past.
If I want to update virus definitions, I can always do it on my own...
Recommending a -r3 with that script removed, at least until it gets hosted somewhere more reliable. perhaps http://gentoo.org/~merlin
... installed fine except for needing scan.dat and names.dat - that's a tad unusual.
But, not a big deal, those are easily locateable online.
umm. and clean.dat sorry.
ok. all 3 of those. and most places that have one, have the other 2 :)
Ebuild marked stable, but sources not fetchable for more than half a year, if I read this right. If no one cares for the package, it should better be removed from the tree.
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> Ebuild marked stable, but sources not fetchable for more than half a year, if I
> read this right. If no one cares for the package, it should better be removed
> from the tree.
Will you put out the 30-day notice to -dev and get rid of this? If not can I refer it to the tree cleaners? We have a large thread about this on the forum and we need to do something about this either way.
re-assigned to tree-cleaners and cc'd maintainer-needed.
I moved check-updates.sh out of portage because it was quite large. Then kane.evendata.net went down. I will move this to dev/~merlin.
uvscan still works, and I am able to obtain the source reliably with the latest version.
Check-updates.sh puts the DAT files in the wrong directory when it performs an update. I could alternatively turn this file into a patch. If you can take this out of pending removal, and give me two weeks, I'll get it working.
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> I moved check-updates.sh out of portage because it was quite large. Then
> kane.evendata.net went down. I will move this to dev/~merlin.
Can you put this here instead?:
It will stay for 6 months and can be renewed if necessary. It makes it available on the public mirrors instead of putting strain on dev.gentoo.org.
> uvscan still works, and I am able to obtain the source reliably with the latest
> Check-updates.sh puts the DAT files in the wrong directory when it performs an
> update. I could alternatively turn this file into a patch. If you can take
> this out of pending removal, and give me two weeks, I'll get it working.
Thanks for this. A lot of users will be very grateful. :-)
The ebuild is still broken in the actual portage tree.
Is there any progress?
package.mask-ed; last rites e-mail will be sent out to -dev shortly. Also removing email@example.com from the CC: since this bug is assigned to him.
I got it
drizzt: if you're maintaining this, can you remove maintainer-needed from CC?
In CVS as release 4510e
This package will be removed from or p.masked in the tree.
Reason being unresolvable security problem.
If you wish to see this package return to the tree. Please work with
upstream and get the rpath problems resolved. A NULL rpath is harmful.