[MIR] nicstat

Bug #1644372 reported by Joshua Powers on 2016-11-23
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
nicstat (Ubuntu)
Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre

Bug Description

The package is currently in universe with no deltas with Debian. The s390x version in Debian is a +b1 the change log notes that it was a binary-only upload with no source changes to rebuild against glibc (>= 2.19-9).

The Ubuntu Server team wishes to seed the package in ubuntu-server image.

nicstat prints network traffic statistics and is useful in understanding when network traffic is occurring, what interfaces are doing what, and how much traffic is occurring. It is a great general utility for determining network related issues as well.

[1] https://blogs.oracle.com/timc/entry/nicstat_the_solaris_and_linux

There are no previous or active CVEs against the package.

The package consists of a single binary that exists in /usr/bin

[Quality assurance]
There is no configuration required and no debconf questions asked by the package. The package currently is built and ran across all release architectures.

There are a 1 bugs in the Ubuntu bug tracker [4] and 0 in the Debian bug tacker [5]. The lone issue is not related to data corruption, system crashing, or some other catastrophic issue.

[3] https://sources.debian.net/src/nicstat/1.95-1/debian/watch/
[4] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/iotop
[5] https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?repeatmerged=no&src=iotop

Run time dependency libc6 is satisfied in main.

Build dependencies debhelper is satisfied in main.

[Standards compliance]
The package does not report any lintian issues.

We can continue to keep this package synced directly with Debian. It is not a volatile package with many changes coming.

[Background information]
The general purpose and context of the package is explained in the package's debian/control file. This package has not had a different name in the past.

Joshua Powers (powersj) on 2016-11-28
description: updated
Michael Terry (mterry) on 2016-11-30
Changed in nicstat (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Mathieu Trudel-Lapierre (cyphermox)

nicstat still has the one open bug that would be trivially fixable: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/nicstat/+bug/1487190 (it contains a patch). It is also missing a team bug subscriber the package, for the team willing to support it in main.

Please fix the above issues.

Changed in nicstat (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Changed in nicstat (Ubuntu):
milestone: none → ubuntu-17.01
Joshua Powers (powersj) wrote :

The server team is now a team subscriber.

I have submitted the defect to Debian to get it pulled in with the patch. Carrying a delta for a small patch seemed silly unless told otherwise.

Changed in nicstat (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New

That's fine, MIR approved.

Changed in nicstat (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Committed
Changed in nicstat (Ubuntu):
milestone: ubuntu-17.01 → ubuntu-17.02
Adam Conrad (adconrad) wrote :

Override component to main
nicstat 1.95-1 in zesty: universe/misc -> main
nicstat 1.95-1 in zesty amd64: universe/net/optional/100% -> main
nicstat 1.95-1 in zesty arm64: universe/net/optional/100% -> main
nicstat 1.95-1 in zesty armhf: universe/net/optional/100% -> main
nicstat 1.95-1 in zesty i386: universe/net/optional/100% -> main
nicstat 1.95-1 in zesty powerpc: universe/net/optional/100% -> main
nicstat 1.95-1 in zesty ppc64el: universe/net/optional/100% -> main
nicstat 1.95-1 in zesty s390x: universe/net/optional/100% -> main
Override [y|N]? y
8 publications overridden.

Changed in nicstat (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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