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Re: Bug#457318: qmail and related packages in NEW

Gerrit Pape <pape@smarden.org> writes:

> Hi, I'm quite surprised how the inclusion of qmail and related packages
> into sid is handled, or rather not handled, by the ftpmasters.

I downloaded the netqmail source from http://dbn.smarden.org/sid/ and
looked briefly at it, to see if most of the well-known (some of the for
10+ years!) bugs have been fixed.  Unfortunately, it doesn't seem so.
The Debian packaging included surprisingly few patches, and the fixes
I tested still applies to the Debian package. e.g:

 bjorn@canardo:/usr/local/mydebs/tmp/netqmail-1.06$ patch -p0 --dry-run < ../patch-qmail-1.03-rfc2821.diff
 patching file qmail-remote.c
 bjorn@canardo:/usr/local/mydebs/tmp/netqmail-1.06$ patch -p0 --dry-run < ../patch-qmail-1.03-rfc1652.diff 
 patching file ./qmail-smtpd.c
 Hunk #1 succeeded at 229 with fuzz 1.

To avoid having packages starting their Debian life with a long list of
serious and grave bugs, may I suggest that you take a look at
http://www.dt.e-technik.uni-dortmund.de/~ma/qmail-bugs.html [1]
and either include the patches or use the suggested workarounds?


[1] This page refers to http://home.pages.de/~mandree/qmail-bugs.html as
    its canonical location but I'm currently unable to open the latter

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