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Bug 508772

Summary: par2cmdline isn't in EPEL-5 yet
Product: [Fedora] Fedora Reporter: Erik van Pienbroek <erik-fedora>
Component: par2cmdlineAssignee: Laurent Rineau <laurent.rineau__fedora>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>
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Fixed In Version: 0.4-12.el5 Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Description Erik van Pienbroek 2009-06-29 19:33:20 UTC

I'm the main developer of NNTPGrab, an usenet download program ( and I also maintain this program in Fedora. As of recently, the program got support for automatic PAR2 verify and repair. This is done by invoking par2cmdline.

Now I want to make this program also available to RHEL5/CentOS5 users by publishing the package in the EPEL repository. I would like to ask you if you're interested in publishing and maintaining the par2cmdline package in EPEL-5. If you're not interested, please let me know. In that case I would like to become (co-)maintainer of it for the EPEL-5 branch.

I was also wondering if you had any plans to update to the forked version of par2cmdline, called par2-tbb. It's a customized version of par2cmdline which uses Intel Threading Building Blocks (which is already in Fedora) to make use of multiple CPU cores while verifying/repairing files. More information about this fork can be found at

Comment 1 Laurent Rineau 2009-06-30 08:15:04 UTC
I lost interest in par2cmdline. Would you like to co-maintain, or even to be the first maintainer of that package?

Comment 2 Erik van Pienbroek 2009-06-30 08:23:03 UTC
No problem, primary maintainer is fine to me. My FAS username is epienbro

Comment 3 Laurent Rineau 2009-06-30 08:46:31 UTC
I have orphaned par2cmdline. You can take ownership of it here:

I have announced that on the mailing list.

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2009-07-04 11:22:57 UTC
par2cmdline-0.4-12.el5 has been submitted as an update for Fedora EPEL 5.

Comment 5 Fedora Update System 2009-07-07 03:43:01 UTC
par2cmdline-0.4-12.el5 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 5 testing repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
 If you want to test the update, you can install it with 
 su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update par2cmdline'.  You can provide feedback for this update here:

Comment 6 Fedora Update System 2009-07-15 01:03:45 UTC
par2cmdline-0.4-12.el5 has been pushed to the Fedora EPEL 5 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.