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Re: [pkg-dhcp-devel] Running the DHCP server as non-root

On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 04:15:44PM -0700, Andrew Pollock wrote:
> On Thu, Apr 28, 2011 at 03:04:34PM +0100, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > I appreciate that, and it's a good practice.  How do you decide when the
> > benefit of a patch is enough to offset this general principle?
> Good question. Generally I just avoid getting on the slippery slope in the
> first place, as once you start, it becomes a lot harder to say no.

I'm sure there are cases (like a build failure) where it wouldn't make sense
to wait because of the severity of the problem in Debian.  This patch is
obviously a different situation, but (in my opinion of course) offers good
long-term benefits to Debian users.

> > Have you found some more time to work on this past mid-April as you hoped?
> > Is there any word from upstream?
> Not yet, but thanks for the reminder, as this had totally slipped my mind.
> I'm gradually getting things off my plate, and this is approaching the top.
> I kicked upstream today, and they're going to get back to me. I'll schedule
> a face to face meeting for some time in the next couple of weeks.

It's been a couple of weeks, and I'm curious if you've got feedback from
upstream.  Would it help if I contacted them directly on behalf of Debian
and CCed you?

 - mdz

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