NMU'ing for wishlist bugs? (aka: intent to NMU bind9)
It's been over 3 months since I submitted a patch for bind9, to
implement named running as a non-root user by default (#149059). I
tested the patch, and hoped to get some feedback (_any_ real feedback)
from the maintainer; I have not gotten any. So, unless anyone has some
serious objections, I will NMU bind9. It is embarrassing that we still,
to this day, ship a bind9 package that runs as root by default
(especially given bind's track record, wrt security).
On a related note, with the new NMU policies set in place during woody's
freeze, how are NMU's that fix wishlist bugs viewed? I would expect
that they'd be frowned upon, unless they add an important/heavily
desired feature, and don't break anything.. but I figured I'd ask, just
to clarify (as this isn't the only wishlist patch of mine that's being
ignored by the maintainer..).
Buying a Unix machine guarantees you a descent into Hell. It starts when
you plug the computer in and it won't boot. Yes, they really did sell you
a $10,000 computer with an unformatted disk drive.
-- Philip Greenspun