Important or serious bug in loudmouth + libasyncns
tanguy+debian at ortolo.eu
Wed Nov 24 15:42:00 UTC 2010
Le mercredi 24 novembre 2010, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort a écrit :
> On 24/11/10 14:31, Tanguy Ortolo wrote:
>> I would like to help fixing that, but I am not sure of how to proceed.
>> My guess is that loudmouth should be patched to use the packaged
>> libasyncns, and that libasyncns should be updated.
>> I shall work to fix both bugs, but I think none of them would be able to
>> get into Squeeze, as they are not release-critical, even though they
>> render other packages unusable. When Squeeze is released, would
>> squeeze-backport packages be a good solution for that?
> Would the release team accept such changes into Squeeze? If this bug
> makes packages unusable on armel, it may qualify as RC.
Well, I do not know exactly, as I am quite a newbie, but I see two
1. it is not exactly a bug on a package, that renders it unusable, but a
bug on a package, that renders other (related by a function call)
2. the buggy package is quite outdated compared to the upstream version,
so finding the correction requires history browsing and backporting,
and it may even not apply: however, I think I found the exact
modification that fixes it, and I contacted the upstream author for
advice and confirmation.
I would be glad to update the package to fix that, if it can indeed
enter Squeeze. I have contacted the current maintainer to see if I can
: /` ) Tanguy Ortolo <xmpp:tanguy at ortolo.eu> <irc://irc.oftc.net/Elessar>
| `-' Theoretically Debian Maintainer
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