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Re: Please allow tre 0.7.5 in testing

Hi Santiago,

On Mon, Jan 01, 2007 at 08:29:31PM +0100, Santiago Vila wrote:
> The Debian changelog does not say much:

> tre (0.7.5-1) unstable; urgency=low

>   * New upstream release. See the NEWS file for details.
>   * Added Milan Zamazal to the Uploaders field, as backup maintainer.

>  -- Santiago Vila <sanvila@debian.org>  Tue, 19 Dec 2006 20:06:52 +0100

> but the NEWS file does:

>   - Bug fixes:
>     - agrep now correctly returns exit code 1 when no matches found.
>     - Fixed regexp parser bug affecting big-endian 64 bit
>       architectures (sparc, ppc).  The bug caused all regexps to match
>       an empty string and nothing else.
>     - Fixed agrep memory usage problems when reading from pipes.

> Regarding the second item: I'm not sure about 64-bit powerpc, but at
> least sparc is one of our fully supported architectures, and a
> "does not work at all" bug seems to be the kind of bug we usually
> don't want to see in a stable release.

True, but the Debian sparc port is not a 64-bit architecture; it's a 32-bit
userspace running on predominantly 64-bit hardware.

So there doesn't seem to be anything here that justifies a freeze exception
(and the debdiff for this update is quite unwieldly).

Steve Langasek                   Give me a lever long enough and a Free OS
Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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