Re: Looking for python-xlib sponsor
Martin v. Löwis wrote:
> Thomas Viehmann wrote:
>>- If you read Matthew's FAQ, you'll find that the copyright file isn't
> Can you please point me to my error. I read the FAQ, and I read the
> copyright file, and I cannot discover any indescrepancy.
Sorry, it's in the Sponsorship Checklist, not the FAQ.
There is no copyright notice in the copyright file:
>>- You're #249071 has "127.0.0.1" in the comment but "localhost" in the
>> code. Why?
> The comment describes what C Xlib does (as it says, in
> Xtransutil.c:ConvertAddress); C Xlib, at that point, operates on
> network addresses, not host names. OTOH, the caller of get_auth
> supplies 'host' as a hostname, hence the code needs to compare
> with 'localhost'. See Xtransutil.c.
> This may not cover all possible cases, but it covers the case which
> #249071 is about: sshd sets DISPLAY to localhost:10, yet puts
> gethostname()/unix:10 into .Xauthority. IMO, this is a bug in
> xauth(1), which does not use the same algorithm for matching
> as C Xlib does. So in the long run, it might be necessary to
> completely rewrite the .Xauthority processing to parse the file
> in python-xlib directly.
Ah, thanks. Maybe you could make explicit that this is "works with ssh"
rather than "properly implements C Xlib's behaviour" in the comment.
>>- What's the current best practice of linking doc and library packages?
> I don't know; how can I find out? Neither section 7 nor section 12.3
> of the Policy Manual seem to talk about this specific question.
Hmm. Based on my own (not very large) sample of current practice, a
Suggests seems to be commonly used. (libc6, python, as well as some
python-* use Suggests, perl uses Recommends, but that might be a bit much.)
>>- IIRC there was some discussion about dropping python 2.1/2.2 for etch.
>> Can you check what the deal is?
> I checked; for the moment, there is no action to take. Things will be
> reconsidered when the migration to python2.4 is started.
Thomas Viehmann, http://thomas.viehmann.net/