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Re: libnss-mdns

On Tue, May 31, 2005 at 06:51:51PM +1000, Anand Kumria wrote:
> 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
> 	  standards
> 	- 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 
> release.

> I'll leave the decision up to you guys.

Well, I really am uncomfortable with it, in that I personally don't have
time to read through the diff and understand what the bits (are supposed to)
do.  I'll go ahead and remove the old version from testing then, and if
another member of the release team has time to evaluate the new version,
they can hint it back in.

Steve Langasek
postmodern programmer

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