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Re: gnome-cpufreq-applet (sarge): embarrassing mistake leaves RC unfixed


Andrew Lau wrote:
> Thanks to:
> 	#313457: gnome-cpufreq-applet: package includes patches, but
> 	doesn't actually use them
> which in turns leaves the release-critical
> 	#308362: gnome-cpufreq-applet: cpufreq-selector segfaults (on
> 	PPC) due to missing scaling_available_frequencies file

I don't think that this is really that important. cpufreq-selector won't
work anyway in kernels earlier than 2.6.12-rc6, since in 2.6.12-rc6 some
stuff wrt that file is fixed so that it actually works. A segfaulting
gnome-cpufreq-selector doesn't keep the whole program from working - at
least it didn't in sarge before I upgraded to 2.6.12-rc6 and got the
selection; displaying worked fine :)

Except is that segfault is exploitable or so of course which I won't try
to judge :)

> unfixed. Whoops! A one line fix (though the diff is a bit larger
> thanks
> to the automatically refreshed config{guess,sub} files and one new
> member to the GNOME Alioth team. The absence of "include
> /usr/share/cdbs/1/rules/simple-patchsys.mk" went unnoticed since
> gnome-cpufreq-applet worked perfectly fine on my i386 at home.  *sigh*

It works fine in sarge on powerpc, too _if_ you use 2.6.12-rc6. 

> If possible, could someone please sponsor/upload gnome-cpufreq-applet
> into stable-proposed-updates at:

If Joey agrees I can do that, though, owning a sarge/powerpc laptop..



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