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Bug#161515: libc6 pread() does not work correctly on non-i386 platforms

At Thu, 27 Mar 2003 18:25:07 +0100,
Marco Pratesi wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 27, 2003 at 05:24:21PM +0900, GOTO Masanori wrote:
> > > IMHO, the fix applied in the CVS should be backported to the
> > > libc6 package shipped with Debian Woody, to allow PHP (and maybe
> > > also other packages) to correctly work also on non-i386 platforms
> > > also using pread() and pwrite().
> > 
> > Now sarge and sid provides glibc 2.3.1-16, so this bug can be closed.
> > Could I close this bug?
> Hello.
> Reading on
> http://packages.debian.org/cgi-bin/search_packages.pl?keywords=libc6&searchon=names&subword=1&version=all&release=all
> it seems to me that sarge still uses glibc 2.2; is that page outdated?

Yes, please look at:


> Anyway, IMVHO the problem is that this bug is not solved for the stable
> release, i.e. for Woody, that uses glibc 2.2 :-(
> Is it difficult to backport the fix on glibc 2.2 ?

There are two reasons that is difficult to fix.
In first, backporting such fix may introduce many updates, so 
it's unacceptable for stable.  Secondly, updating stable is not 
acceptable except for critical reason ex) security issue...

OK, if you want to keep this bug as open to stay in, I tag it as
"woody, wontfix".  Many bugs have been closed even if stable has bugs,
though.  I think the current debian BTS system is not good designed
for the stable bug report tracking, so I think the decision of keeping
it as open is whether keeping this bug is useful, important and
critical for the other people, or not.  Do you think?

-- gotom

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