Re: Bugs in stable c-ares package
On Sun, 2011-10-30 at 18:36 +0100, Gregor Jasny wrote:
> I have a question regarding the c-ares package (a library to query the
> DNS) bug #607438. The bug report has a patch attached. But browsing the
> upstream repository shows many fixes since v1.7.3.
> How should I go on here? I see three options:
> 1) Update stable version with the single patch from the bug report
This would be the safest and generally preferred option.
> 2) Update the stable version to 1.7.5 (the library hides private symbols
> and should be easily replaceable)
On the whole, this isn't appropriate for a stable release.
> 3) Cherry pick all the patches from below (and maybe ask upstream to
> verify the list)
Selected patches of specific import, possibly; all (or even most) of
them, probably not.
The list you provided includes, for instance, at least one new feature,
patches which only apply to non-Debian systems and fixes for issues
which don't exist in 1.7.3.