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Bug 312983 - app-misc/egads upstream website disappeared (and QA warnings)
Summary: app-misc/egads upstream website disappeared (and QA warnings)
Status: CONFIRMED
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Robin Johnson
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Reported: 2010-04-03 15:06 UTC by Myckel Habets
Modified: 2017-10-16 18:56 UTC (History)
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Description Myckel Habets archtester 2010-04-03 15:06:56 UTC
app-misc/egads gives the following QA errors:

 * QA Notice: Package has poor programming practices which may compile
 *            fine but exhibit random runtime failures.
 * unix/server.c:328: warning: dereferencing type-punned pointer will break strict-aliasing rules
 * unix/server.c:550: warning: dereferencing type-punned pointer will break strict-aliasing rules
 * unix/server.c:594: warning: dereferencing type-punned pointer will break strict-aliasing rules
 * unix/server.c:620: warning: dereferencing type-punned pointer will break strict-aliasing rules
 * unix/server.c:776: warning: dereferencing type-punned pointer will break strict-aliasing rules
 * unix/server.c:777: warning: dereferencing type-punned pointer will break strict-aliasing rules
 * unix/server.c:778: warning: dereferencing type-punned pointer will break strict-aliasing rules
 * unix/server.c:779: warning: dereferencing type-punned pointer will break strict-aliasing rules
 * unix/server.c:902: warning: dereferencing type-punned pointer will break strict-aliasing rules
 * unix/server.c:908: warning: dereferencing type-punned pointer will break strict-aliasing rules
 * procout.c:12: warning: dereferencing type-punned pointer will break strict-aliasing rules
 * procout.c:19: warning: dereferencing type-punned pointer will break strict-aliasing rules
 * procout.c:28: warning: dereferencing type-punned pointer will break strict-aliasing rules
 * procout.c:39: warning: dereferencing type-punned pointer will break strict-aliasing rules
 * procout.c:46: warning: dereferencing type-punned pointer will break strict-aliasing rules
 * procout.c:55: warning: dereferencing type-punned pointer will break strict-aliasing rules
 * unix/client.c:18: warning: dereferencing type-punned pointer will break strict-aliasing rules
 * unix/client.c:64: warning: dereferencing type-punned pointer will break strict-aliasing rules

 * Please do not file a Gentoo bug and instead report the above QA
 * issues directly to the upstream developers of this software.
 * Homepage: http://www.securesoftware.com/download_egads.htm

When visiting the upstream homepage it gets directed to a company website. Search on google didn't give any more information about a new website.

Reproducible: Always
Comment 1 David J Cozatt 2010-08-31 23:12:35 UTC
Possible to use this as a replacement for purpose? don't see an ebuild for it.
http://sourceforge.net/projects/prngd/files/

egad seems to have only been alpha software and not developed actively in
many years. http://www.secureprogramming.com/?action=view&feature=links&linkid=99
directs to a link for download that is no longer there. 
 
Above link is the same page referenced in the ebuild. 
Comment 2 Myckel Habets archtester 2010-09-05 06:36:50 UTC
The fact that nobody seems to care, I guess it's better to let treecleaners handle it. If someone starts screaming we can still put the replacement in (although that one is beta and no new release in 3 years).
Comment 3 Jonas Stein gentoo-dev 2017-10-16 18:56:57 UTC
Robin, do you still want to maintain this package? The ebuild is in a very bad condition, upstream is dead
last version from 2004:

http://web.archive.org/web/20041019221127/http://www.securesoftware.com:80/download_egads.htm