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Re: Advice with uncooperative maintainers

Andrew Suffield <asuffield@debian.org> writes:

> On Wed, Aug 11, 2004 at 02:00:52PM +0200, J?r?me Warnier wrote:
>> > Well, personally I wouldn't mind a more actively maintained esound; the
>> > current version in Debian is pretty old, and the later upstream versions
>> > fixes quite a lot of bugs.  To be able to use esd on my laptops, I have
>> > created my own packages of v0.2.34 instead, but I would really prefer
>> > having a working package in the Debian archives...
>> I've done exactly the same thing[1] because ESD 0.2.29 with ALSA really
>> doesn't make it.
> That's nothing. I don't even *use* esd, but it still causes a
> segfault-on-startup in anything on my box linked to libesd (#244840,
> fixed months ago upstream, pending for three), and the only thing I
> can realistically do about it is to rebuild packages without libesd.
> This package is not maintained.

Two more options:
Hijack (which would be hijacked back imediatly I guess) or upload
a new package under a different name.


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