Re: config.sub, upstream author responsibility?
>>>>> "Alwyn" == Alwyn Schoeman <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
Alwyn> Hi, I just got a bug report on one of my packages that it
Alwyn> doesn't recognise a specific hardware platform and requires
Alwyn> a new config.sub. As this is part of the original source
Alwyn> code, is this the upstream author's responsibility?
Yes. It's also your responsibility.
Alwyn> If so, is the only thing I can do to request an update by
Alwyn> that author or can I actually go change it?
You can in general make any change you need to to DFSG-free packages.
Fixing bugs is a great reason to change a package. In some cases, the
license may force you to change the name of the modified package, but
replacing config.sub shouldn't trigger that.