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Re: Why don't you bother to apply patches to libtool??

On Sun, Apr 03, 2011 at 09:15:18PM +0200, Svante Signell wrote:
> On Sun, 2011-04-03 at 20:50 +0200, Kurt Roeckx wrote:
> > On Sun, Apr 03, 2011 at 08:34:33PM +0200, Samuel Thibault wrote:
> > > Svante Signell, le Sun 03 Apr 2011 20:20:57 +0200, a écrit :
> > > > Now libtool has been updated to 2.4.-1. And still patches sent to the
> > > > debian bug database on libtool 2.2.10 are not applied. Why, any specific
> > > > reason?
> > 
> > I'm sorry, I forgot about this bug report and #603971.  I will
> > try to apply them in the next version.
> Sorry if my message sounded rude. As is happening (recently?) is that
> most bug reports (with patches) are completely ignored by Debian
> Maintainers. 

This is the sad truth and has been this way for years.  We can and will
NMU packages which have obviously opposing maintainers, but this will
not be done until at least one or two neutral pings have been sent to
the bug report.  

All Debian maintainers are volunteers and at this point, I don't think a
lot of them are actively hostile towards the hurd-i386 port, just not
jumping to apply patches and might need a bit of nudging.

> And that makes me very sad, we are just trying to contribute to Debian
> too. Hurd is still a supported architecture, as decided on the ftp
> maintainers meeting recently.

JFTR, Kurt has been very supportive of the port and has e.g. analyzed
elfutils test-suite failures on hurd-i386 on our porter machine himself.


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