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Bug#334698: closed by Christopher Martin <chrsmrtn@gmail.com> (reply to Christopher Martin <chrsmrtn@debian.org>) (Re: Bug#334698: htdig: AMD64 arch corrupts databases)


Actually, Debian has never had more than one version of htdig in the 
archive. This was 3.1 until my recent upload, which replaced it with 
3.2b6. The 3.1 package was hopelessly uninstallable and RC buggy - the 
official count didn't take into consideration bugs (like #334698) which 
weren't listed as RC but should have been. I reasoned that slower 
software that our users could actually install and would be in our 
release was better than fast software no one would/could use without 
massive annoyances and a trip to archive.debian.net.

Since 3.2b6 resolves bug #334698, it was entirely appropriate for me to 
close the report.

If you really want to keep using htdig 3.1, then you should:

1) Fix all the RC bugs the package had, not just the libdb2 issue.
2) File an ITP and upload a new htdig3.1 or htdig-legacy package.
3) Be prepared to maintain it without upstream support.

Christopher Martin

On Friday 04 August 2006 04:50, Jeff Breidenbach wrote:
> Debian uses a separate package for the 3.2 and 3.1 versions due to
> large performance difference (3.2 does more, but is much more
> resource hungry). Please reopen and mark wontfix.
> On Thu, 3 Aug 2006 5:55 pm, Debian Bug Tracking System wrote:
> > This is an automatic notification regarding your Bug report
> > #334698: htdig: AMD64 arch corrupts databases,
> > which was filed against the htdig package.
> >
> > It has been closed by Christopher Martin <chrsmrtn@gmail.com>
> > (reply to Christopher Martin <chrsmrtn@debian.org>).

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