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Re: heap corruption in du

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: Re: heap corruption in du
Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2005 19:52:19 -0700
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Mikulas Patocka <address@hidden> writes:

> 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?

I doubt that would happen.  But if you're worried about it, save the
old versions before installing the new ones.

> Or you mean human resources? Applying patch, bumping up version
> number, typing make dist and uploading file isn't that much work.

I'm afraid it is.  The distributions are widely tested on a variety of
hosts before being uploaded, and the testing effort is not at all trivial.
Also, it's not trivial to decide which patches are worth applying.

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