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Re: at least 260 packages broken on arm, powerpc and s390 due to wrong assumption on char signedness

* Gerhard Tonn <GerhardTonn@swol.de> [20011229 11:23]:
> I have changed my mind and will write semi-automatically a bug
> report for each of the packages with severity grave.

Don't do this.  There are too many packages involved to file
semi-automatic bugs already and the bugs should not be grave either.
Are you convinced this makes _all_ these packages "unuseable or mostly
so, or causes data loss"?  The issue could appear in code which is
actually not relevant for 90% of users (i.e. severity important).

I suggest you first post a mail desribing this issue to d-d-announce.
Describe exactly why char signedness is a problem and what to do about
it.  Show examples how to fix the code (it's not hard but still..).
Then give the developers some time to actually do something about it.
And _then_ _consider_ filing bugs (by discussing it here again).

Martin Michlmayr

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