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Re: Bug#150411: Release-critical Bugreport for April 4, 2003



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On Fri, Apr 11, 2003 at 11:32:04AM -0500, Adam Majer wrote:
> On Fri, Apr 11, 2003 at 10:27:06AM +0100, Colin Watson wrote:
> > On Fri, Apr 11, 2003 at 09:06:29AM +0200, Andreas Tille wrote:
> > > On Fri, 4 Apr 2003, BugScan reporter wrote:
> > > > Package: xshipwars-server (debian/main)
> > > > Maintainer: Adam Majer <adamm@galacticasoftware.com>
> > > >   150411 [P      ] xshipwars-server: POSIX shell incompatibilities
> > > >   173966 [       ] xshipwars-server: won't uninstall unless the server is running!
> > > 
> > > This package has is taged patch to one bug and in fact includes another
> > > patch in the text of the other bug which is tagged pending.  Moreover
> > > it contains an offer from Colin Watson to sponsor the package from
> > > half a year ago.  I guess someone should hijack the package.
> 
> Yo, what's the dillio? At least *ask* me if I'm still here! :)
> 
> Both bugs are trivial and xshipwars wouldn't be going anywhere anyway
> because lijsw has to get fixed (it is a C library compiled as
> C++ library - for why look at the orig.tar.gz files).
> 
> If you want to hijac a package, look at some of the O: packages
> that need to get picked up.
> 
> > Hold it for a bit, please. I've been talking to the maintainer privately
> > for the last week. An upload is waiting until the new libjsw is
> > accepted.
> 
> As he said :)

You're a braver soul than I. I started a packaging attempt on it once (long
ago), and... well... let's just say I know the insides of the code, and I
have known the primary author since well before the project existed, and
I will never, ever try to package it again as long as she's the primary
author...

(In other words, I'm vouching to anyone who wonders that the code is enough
to drive anyone seriously insane, and making it sane is no easy task.)
-- 
Joel Baker <fenton@debian.org>

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