Re: Bug#405876: Subject: gxine: segfault on startup with long HOME dir
I demand that Steve Langasek may or may not have written...
> On Sun, Jan 07, 2007 at 03:24:49AM +0000, Darren Salt wrote:
>> I'll prepare a 0.5.8 update with [the fix for the segfault], but I'd like
>> to know (from an RM's point of view) which of the patches in the existing
>> 0.5.8-2 should make it into etch. I'd like to include, at least, the
>> patches for the locking bugs (-release CC'ed for this reason).
> Why does the diff for -2 in the archive enable watchdog code?
As I explained elsewhere, this is a least-change modification to work around
some locking bugs. The bugs are still there; it just means that gxine won't
hang around for ages if it hits one of them.
> This sounds like a new feature, not a bugfix, and one that hasn't
> previously been tested in Debian.
It has, however, been tested elsewhere - it's enabled in Ubuntu.
> I don't think such a change should be made during the freeze.
Would you rather see the locking bug fixes included?
if you want to see which patches I'd prefer to include. But for that segfault
fix and the freeze, this is what I would prefer to have in the archive.
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