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Re: libnss-mdns

Hi Steve,

On Mon, May 30, 2005 at 01:30:05PM -0700, Steve Langasek wrote:
> On Mon, May 30, 2005 at 11:03:28PM +1000, Anand Kumria wrote:
> > I'm presently on the road (currently at GUADEC) and haven't been able to
> > get Net access for a while.  However libnss-mdns which is currently in
> > sarge (0.3) does not work on big-endian architectures.
> > The 0.4 version available in unstable does (well no bug reports at
> > least) and has minimal changes. I would appreciate it if you could
> > upgrade the version in sarge to 0.4 prior to release.
> This doesn't look very minimal at all to me; AFAICT, only one line of this
> diff is related to the portability question:

Yes, this section of the diff is the endian bit.

> If this is really the only bit needed, can this be backported via t-p-u,
> please?

Well the other parts of the diff affect:
	- incorrect assertions
	- incorrectly discarding valid responses
	- conforming more accurately the the relevant de facto
	- sending correctly formed DNS packets

I'd be uncomfortable generating a nss-mdns-0.3+endianfix without the
other parts of the patch. If the release team are uncomfortable with 
the size of the diff then perhaps you should remove nss-mdns from the 

I'll leave the decision up to you guys.


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