flamethrower - Multicast file distribution utility

Property Value
Distribution Debian 9 (Stretch)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename flamethrower_0.1.8-4_all.deb
Package name flamethrower
Package version 0.1.8
Package release 4
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category admin admin::file-distribution interface::daemon network::server role::program use::synchronizing works-with::file
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer dann frazier <dannf@debian.org>
Download size 16.59 KB
Installed size 80.00 KB
Flamethrower is intended to be an easy to use multicast file distribution
system.  It was created to add multicast install capabilities to
SystemImager, but was designed to be fully functional as a stand-alone
Notable characteristics:
1)  Works with entire directory hierarchies of files, not just single files.
2)  Uses a server configuration file that takes module entries that are
similar to those used by rsyncd.conf.
3)  Flamethrower is an on-demand system.  The multicast of a module is
initiated when a client connects, but waits MIN_WAIT (conf file) for
other clients to connect.  If other clients try to connect after a
cast has been initiated, they simply wait until that cast has finished,
and catch the next one when it begins.
4)  The udpcast package is used as the multicast transport, and offers a
gob and a half of tuning parameters.


Package Version Architecture Repository
flamethrower_0.1.8-4_all.deb 0.1.8 all Debian Main
flamethrower - - -


Name Value
libappconfig-perl -
perl -
udpcast -


Type URL
Mirror ftp.br.debian.org
Binary Package flamethrower_0.1.8-4_all.deb
Source Package flamethrower

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install flamethrower deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install flamethrower




2015-09-15 - dann frazier <dannf@debian.org>
flamethrower (0.1.8-4) unstable; urgency=medium
* Acknowledge NMU (Closes: #792382).
* Update Standards-Version to 3.9.6.
* Drop references to systemimager, which is no longer part of Debian.
* Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format.
* Source /lib/lsb/init-functions in initscript.
* Convert debian/copyright file to machine-readable format.
* Remove /var/lib/flamethrower/flamethrower_directory on purge.
2015-08-26 - gregor herrmann <gregoa@debian.org>
flamethrower (0.1.8-3.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Fix "FTBFS with perl 5.22 in experimental (MakeMaker changes)":
adjust variables in debian/rules and Makefile.PL.
(Closes: #792382)
2009-08-19 - dann frazier <dannf@debian.org>
flamethrower (0.1.8-3) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix runlevels in LSB section of initscript and add dependency
on syslog (Closes: #542283). Thanks to Petter Reinholdtsen for
his work here.
* Fix build failure caused by change in MakeMaker
* Update Standards-Version to 3.8.3
* Use debhelper 5 & add ${misc:Depends}
2008-11-21 - dann frazier <dannf@debian.org>
flamethrower (0.1.8-2) unstable; urgency=low
* Fix /tmp symlink attack vector. Closes: #506350 (CVE-2008-5141)
* Rebuilding with current toolchain would cause executables to
be installed in /usr/local/bin. Fix this by supplying an
appropriate SITEPREFIX.
* Don't package /usr/lib/flamethrower/auto subtree
* Lintian cleanup:
- Remove bogus (empty) line in lsb section of initscript
- Use $(CURDIR) instead of $(PWD) in rules file, suggested by lintian
- Don't ignore clean errors from make
- Update Standards-Version to 3.8.0
- Swap binary-arch/binary-indep rules
- List debhelper under Build-Depends instead of Build-Depends-Indep
2006-04-18 - dann frazier <dannf@debian.org>
flamethrower (0.1.8-1) unstable; urgency=low
* New upstream release
* Fix typo in description.  Closes: #363414
* Update Standard-Version to
2004-02-17 - dann frazier <dannf@dannf.org>
flamethrower (0.1.6-2) unstable; urgency=low
* add dependency on libappconfig-perl.  Closes: #233212
* make non-native
2003-11-18 - dann frazier <dannf@dannf.org>
flamethrower (0.1.6-1) unstable; urgency=low
* Initial release

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