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Re: Important or serious bug in loudmouth + libasyncns

Le mercredi 24 novembre 2010, Emilio Pozuelo Monfort a écrit :
> On 24/11/10 14:31, Tanguy Ortolo wrote:
>> I would like to help fixing that, but I am not sure of how to proceed.
>> My guess is that loudmouth should be patched to use the packaged
>> libasyncns, and that libasyncns should be updated.
>> I shall work to fix both bugs, but I think none of them would be able to
>> get into Squeeze, as they are not release-critical, even though they
>> render other packages unusable. When Squeeze is released, would
>> squeeze-backport packages be a good solution for that?
> Would the release team accept such changes into Squeeze? If this bug 
> makes packages unusable on armel, it may qualify as RC.

Well, I do not know exactly, as I am quite a newbie, but I see two
problems here:
1. it is not exactly a bug on a package, that renders it unusable, but a
   bug on a package, that renders other (related by a function call)
   packages unusable;
2. the buggy package is quite outdated compared to the upstream version,
   so finding the correction requires history browsing and backporting,
   and it may even not apply: however, I think I found the exact
   modification that fixes it, and I contacted the upstream author for
   advice and confirmation.

I would be glad to update the package to fix that, if it can indeed
enter Squeeze. I have contacted the current maintainer to see if I can

: /` )   Tanguy Ortolo <xmpp:tanguy@ortolo.eu> <irc://irc.oftc.net/Elessar>
| `-'    Theoretically Debian Maintainer

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