[pkg-ntp-maintainers] Bug#492638: Bug#492638: the impact of this bug
kurt at roeckx.be
Sat Aug 2 23:27:21 UTC 2008
merge 474639 492638
On Sun, Aug 03, 2008 at 08:56:20AM +1000, Russell Coker wrote:
> [ 31.780286] warning: `ntpd' uses 32-bit capabilities (legacy support in
> Changing the build-depends alone with no other changes avoids the above kernel
> warning message from kernel 2.6.25 (the Lenny kernel).
> Could you please fix this ASAP and apply to have the fix included in Lenny.
> We don't want such kernel messages appearing on every Lenny server system.
> I would be happy to do an NMU to fix this issue...
This is really not an issue. It's just a warning. As long as you don't
use a capability with the bit higher that 32 it works perfectly. And we
don't use such capabilities.
I looked at this when the warning was new, many months ago. We didn't
have libcap2 in Debian anymore. See also #242810.
I assumed that libcap would just change libcap2 now and that the -dev
package would stay the same. I see no reason why we're being forced to
change to a new -dev package when the API is compatible.
Anyway, if you want this fixed in lenny, you'll have to talk to the
release team. This doesn't seem to fit any of their criteria.
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