Re: Feaping Creature-ism in core Debian Packages
On Thu, 2 Sep 1999, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > take security issues VERY seriously. I patched a suid security
> > > problem in 5.3 when 5.4 was almost ready. And I released a patch to
> > > 5.4 within the last few months, even though 5.5 is the current version
> > > and 5.6 is nearly ready.
> > A. Are you speaking as the Debian maintainer, or as an upstream
> > maintainer? (I am pure ignorant...)
> He is a perl demigod
My ignorance knows no bounds in such circles
> > B. The version numbers you quote don't fit the versions I have been
> > dealing with. (5.004, 5.004.05, and 5.005)
> The squashed them
> > C. Even if Alan is mistaken in his appraisal, what makes his statement
> > "vile"?
> Let it drop. If 9 months ago someone had said "and Linux 2.0 is unsupported"
> to me I'd have been pissed too.
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