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Bug#245044: xdm can't resolve hostnames from Xaccess Indirect lines; upstream fix available

tag 245044 + upstream fixed-upstream
retitle 245044 xdm: cannot resolve hostnames from Xaccess Indirect lines

On Wed, Apr 21, 2004 at 11:14:39PM +0200, Enrik Berkhan wrote:
> Branden Robinson wrote:
> >I agree that you have identified a bug, but can you please take a moment
> >to justify the severity you assigned to this bug?
> http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Developer#severities says about "important":
> | a bug which has a major effect on the usability of a package, without 
> | rendering it completely unusable to everyone.
> The bug makes xdm rather unusable for xdmcp indirect queries. There is 
> no workaround but to recompile a fixed xdm (BTW, is there an easy way to 
> recompile xdm without a time consuming "make World"?).
> I've considered this "a major effect on the usability ... without 
> rendering it completely unusable to everyone". I have to admit that 
> "major" might no longer be appropriate nowadays with pure X-terminals 
> getting more and more out of fashion :) Alas, I still have to support 
> some of them ...
> Feel free to lower the severity.

No, you've convinced me.

Thanks for taking the time to explain the issue in more detail!

This fix probably won't be in the next release, but we'll see about
getting it in the release after, which will hopefully follow in 1--2

G. Branden Robinson                |      Religion is excellent stuff for
Debian GNU/Linux                   |      keeping common people quiet.
branden@debian.org                 |      -- Napoleon Bonaparte
http://people.debian.org/~branden/ |

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