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Re: LSB-ize daemon without pidfile handling

On Wed, Nov 14, 2007 at 03:16:28PM +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Sun, 11 Nov 2007 11:47:49 +0000, Stephen Gran <sgran@debian.org>
> wrote:
> >This one time, at band camp, Marc Haber said:
> >> How many seconds until the "please make pidfile location configurable"
> >> wishlist bug?
> >
> >Which is another, what, 5-10 lines of code?
> I do not feel able to write C code for string operations without
> introducing a truckload of buffer overflows and off-by-one-errors.

man 3 snprintf

> >> And I think that it is less broken to use them than to patch
> >> third-party software.
> >
> >Patching third-party software is the majority of what we do.
> I think we integrate them.

Well, we disagree then.

Even so, there's also nobody who told you that you can't supply the
patch upstream. Once it gets accepted there, it turns into a classic
case of Somebody Else's Problem[TM].

<Lo-lan-do> Home is where you have to wash the dishes.
  -- #debian-devel, Freenode, 2004-09-22

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