Re: Bug#457318: qmail and related packages in NEW
Gerrit Pape <firstname.lastname@example.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
and either include the patches or use the suggested workarounds?
 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