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Re: heap corruption in du

From: Mikulas Patocka
Subject: Re: heap corruption in du
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2005 03:44:57 +0200 (CEST)

On Mon, 10 Oct 2005, Paul Eggert wrote:

Mikulas Patocka <address@hidden> writes:


BTW. How stable are alpha versions of GNU software from this server?
Do you think they are OK for a production multiuser machine?

That depends on what you mean by "production", but I have installed
5.90 on a departmental Solaris cluster with hundreds of accounts and
dozens of users regularly logged in.

I mean if there's some probability that these experimental versions will break system, possibly even breaking make install and preventing reinstallation of old versions? If there hadn't been such severe bugs in alpha versions, I can try them too.

Shouldn't new regular non-alpha version be made for these kind of

If resources were unlimited, yes.

What resources? Are you limited by disk space?
Or you mean human resources? Applying patch, bumping up version number, typing make dist and uploading file isn't that much work.


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