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Re: sendmail 8.1.4.4-1(was: Re: Richard A Nelson (Rick) <cowboy@debian.org> MIA)



On Mon, Nov 08, 2010 at 01:46:14PM -0000, Adam D. Barratt wrote:
> [please drop -devel from further follow-ups; this is drifting further
> off-topic there]

Done

> 
> On Sun, November 7, 2010 22:05, Harald Jenny wrote:
> > On Sun, Nov 07, 2010 at 12:52:06PM +0000, Adam D. Barratt wrote:
> >> On Tue, 2010-11-02 at 08:09 +0100, Harald Jenny wrote:
> >> > On Mon, Nov 01, 2010 at 04:48:08PM -0700, Richard A Nelson wrote:
> >> > > 	sendmail_8.14.4-1_amd64.changes ACCEPTED into unstable
> >> [...]
> >> > > So, barring bugs, it should hit testing soon
> >> >
> >> > Thanks - and I hope the release team will allow this transition to
> >> take place.
> [...]
> >> Which libmilter problem are you referring to?  There don't appear to be
> >> any RC bugs closed by the upload.
> >
> > Well I tried to change bug
> > http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=527862
> > to severity grave as I thought this would make this a release-critical bug
> > but failed to do so, please see the last mail in the thread before the
> > solved message (not enough experience with bugs.debian.org yet).
> 
> Yes, you need to use the control@ bot, not just include a "Severity:"
> header in a follow-up.

Yes sorry I was rather busy when I tried this :-(.

> 
> >> With a little massaging of the diff (tarball-in-tarball with versioned
> >> directory names sucks), I can get down to
> >>
> >>  146 files changed, 2092 insertions(+), 999 deletions(-)
> >>
> >> but that's still quite large for an update at this point. :-/
> >
> > I know this but the above mentioned bug make almost any software depending
> > on libmilter unusable (or at least unstable) and as this release was
> > uploaded to unstable already it won't be possible to only get the
> > important changes for libmilter in an updated 8.14.3 version.
> 
> Well, it /could/ be updated via tpu still, if someone can isolate the
> changes required and produce a proposed diff. 

I'm not the maintainer so I'm not sure how easy this will be... as far as I
know some problem arised in building the sendmail binary package. Above all, I
could maybe create the patch and do the build but I do not use sendmail myself
so I would be in desperate need for someone testing it. On the other hand at
least two people (me and someone else) are already using libmilter from 8.14.4
upstream version without any problems so far while the earlier version crashed
the software I use about once a day at least.

> I'm really not overly keen
> on importing a new upstream version in to testing at this point, after 18
> months with no maintainer uploads and a handful of NMUs.

Well understandable but we are talking here about a dozen packages which are
rendered quite unusable:

grep "libmilter1" /var/lib/apt/lists/*testing* | grep "Depends:"|wc -l
14

And I guess this would make Squeeze release look not very clean :-(.

> 
> Regards,
> 
> Adam

Kind regards
Harald

> 
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