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IDProjectCategoryView StatusDate SubmittedLast Update
0003235Doomseeker[All Projects] Suggestionpublic2017-09-01 12:092017-10-04 19:40
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Platformx86_64 (really cross-platform)OSDebian GNU/LinuxOS Versionbuster/sid
Product Version1.1 
Target VersionFixed in Version 
Summary0003235: Integrate IP2C with geoip-database package in Debian GNU/Linux
DescriptionDoomseeker uses an IP2C (IP to country) database to give match listed servers with their respective country flag.

Autodownloading a binary IP2C database (GeoLite2 Country) from [^] is not very Debian-ish (doesn't fit into the Debian GNU/Linux ecosystem), even though a tool to convert the CSV database from Maxmind is present in source distribution (tools/

Worse, it may lead to reusers not being able to (easily) reproduce a derivative screenshot of Doomseeker at all if goes down and no instructions are provided how to reproduce the binary database or to acquire the CSV database, with immediate effect of non-GPLv2+ license compliance. This is obviously an issue with redistribution, and a possible blocker of inclusion in Debian GNU/Linux?

If present, /usr/share/GeoIP/GeoIP.dat and /usr/share/GeoIP/GeoIPv6.dat should instead be read (and optionally converted to a format Doomseeker understands). These are provided by the geoip-database package in Debian.
Steps To ReproduceThe IP2C database is auto-fetched and compared against checksums (local & remote) on every start of Doomseeker (unless specifically disabled in configuration?).
Additional InformationThere are legal considerations about license compatibility with GNU GPLv2+ (Doomseeker) and CC BY-SA 4.0/OpenDataLicense (GeoLite2/GeoLiteCountry).

geoip-database-contrib also exists in the contrib repository of Debian, consisting of Maxmind's pre-packaged binary databases (where no source code is available to reproduce those binary databases).
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Date Modified Username Field Change
2017-09-01 12:09 WubTheCaptain New Issue
2017-09-01 16:30 Zalewa Relationship added child of 0003246
2017-10-04 19:40 WubTheCaptain Reproducibility always => N/A
2017-10-04 19:40 WubTheCaptain Summary Integrate IP2C with geopip-database package in Debian GNU/Linux => Integrate IP2C with geoip-database package in Debian GNU/Linux

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