Art Edwards <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes: > I have been writing to the list about two applications that are so > broken on the AMD64 distribution that they render the box pretty > useless. From the look of things, we are talking about a single bug in a single library. So the system is hardly "useless". We just need to fix that bug. Please start by filing a bug report. I can't see anything here: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/pkgreport.cgi?src=lesstif2 A new version was released a month ago, but hasn't yet been packaged. It may be that it has already been found and fixed upstream. http://www.lesstif.org/ReleaseNotes.html You could try building it yourself to find out. [...] > Unless such core pieces as the debugging tool (ddd) and the data > display tool (xmgrace) are working, it is dishonest to pretend that > the 64-bit version is ready for testing. It would be very nice if > you, and other distro's, were to put appropriate caveats on the > websites, saying that 64-bit is really not ready for the prime-time > desktop. That way, we could make better purchasing decisions. I don't think anyone is being dishonest, but you are exaggerating the seriousness of the situation. Once a bug is found, please report it and it will get fixed. It can't be fixed if the maintainer is not made aware that there is a problem. Regards, Roger -- Roger Leigh Printing on GNU/Linux? http://gutenprint.sourceforge.net/ Debian GNU/Linux http://www.debian.org/ GPG Public Key: 0x25BFB848. Please sign and encrypt your mail.
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