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Re: groffer from doesn't compile

From: Matthew Burgess
Subject: Re: groffer from doesn't compile
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 17:49:58 +0100
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Werner LEMBERG wrote:
Would you mind taking a look at
(379KB!) to see if there's anything there you could merge upstream?

Will do, thanks.

On the other hand, it quite annoys me that the Debian people (and guys
from other distributions) don't report such issues back to the groff
list!  It's not only groff which is affected by this, but other
packages too.  I'm not sure whether this is ignorance, arrogance, or
just laziness...

Whilst I fully appreciate your frustration, LFS happens to be guilty of not reporting those issues as often as we should. I can't speak for the other LFS editors, of course, but on my side it's largely laziness. We get a bug reported, find a fix, apply it, close the bug, job done.

Recently, a number of folks both within and outside the LFS community have complained about the number of patches we apply to stock upstream tarballs, so I'm trying to remedy it by pushing them upstream. Unfortunately, it's not the most exciting or rewarding of tasks, and quite often those reports go into a black hole (obviously not in the case of groff!), especially in the case of older software that would appear to no longer have a maintainer (hello gzip!).



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