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Re: NMU ncurses via testing-proposed-updates to fix #319554 ?

Daniel Baumann writes ("Re: NMU ncurses via testing-proposed-updates to fix #319554 ?"):
> Ian Jackson wrote:
> > Would the release team and maintainer welcome an NMU to fix this ?
> no; give me time until the end of the week to handle it properly.

Great, thanks.

> > I wrote two weeks ago that I would offer an NMU and I have had no
> > response other than a content-free dissent from Thomas Dickey (who is
> > not ncurses maintainer and who is also wrong and terse to the point of
> > opacity - see below).
> well, Thomas is the upstream maintainer.. and a very fine one, if I may
> add so.

I see.  Err, well, he seems to be having some difficulty communicating
to me how fine and right he is, at least on this issue.

> > I see the version in unstable has a new upstream version so I assume
> > that we've essentially forked this package now ?  Or, Daniel, do you
> > plan to request a freeze exception for the latest updates ?
> yes, because of the eterm-256 addition.


> > This,
> >      macos$ ssh -t root@debian screen
> > is a very common case.
> s/root/$random_user_account/ *scnr*



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