Re: non-maintainer upload
G John Lapeyre <email@example.com> writes:
> There is a bad bug in tcsh. In fact, it may point to another bug
> in hamm, as the tcsh bug has existed for quite some time (probably on bo)
> and exists on many other non-linux platforms.
> On hamm it happens to have worse consequences, it can cause tcsh
> to go into an infinite loop.
> I fixed the bug, but I have heard from neither the Debian
> maintainer, nor the upstream author. It's only been a few days, but I am
> anxious to have it fixed.
> I am 90% sure the bug fix is OK, although the upstream maintainer
> may eventually do something more robust or better. Since its a widely used
> shell, it should be heavily tested however, but I guess that's what
> frozen is for.
> Question: When is a non-maintainer release appropriate ?
Yes, it sounds like you have tested the package. You remember the NMU
* make sure you're patching only what you need to!
* put a version on the package with a minor number, i.e.,
6.07.02-7.1, to ensure the next official upload has a larger
* take the diff which you applied to fix this bug, and send it to
the open bug on the bug tracking system
* if the bug has a priority >= important, demote the bug to normal
> Thanks (probably Manoj , since he fields most of the stuff on this list)
Not this time ;)
Thanks for taking the time to fix this bug.
.....A. P. Harris...apharris@onShore.com...<URL:http://www.onShore.com/>
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