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Re: important potential issues detected covscan

From: wasser mai
Subject: Re: important potential issues detected covscan
Date: Mon, 22 Mar 2021 11:42:11 +0100

Hi Carlo,

Am So., 21. März 2021 um 10:17 Uhr schrieb Carlo Wood <carlo@alinoe.com>:
> Hello wasser19641,
> I haven't done any active maintaining for GNU which
> for many years (although I am still the official maintainer).
> The reason for that is that for a decade or so I just
> never received any bug reports. 2.21 is old by now.
> As a result of your mail I tried to configure it again,
> in order to compile it etc... and found out that
> configure.ac has severe bitrot (deprecated macros).
i can compile it on fedora 3 without any problem.

> Moreover, the tilde/ directory is copied from bash-3.2
> and now we're at bash 5.1.4...
it would be great if which can be updated soon!

> I tried to make a start with moving GNU which to github
> where I work from these days, but it turns out that I don't
> even have access anymore to the CVS repository of GNU which.
> Yes, CVS, not even SVN!
> I mailed to gnu.org about this; not sure that if that
> will lead to getting access again, me stopping being
> the maintainer, or just putting everything on github
> without the version control history.
i hope you will get the access soon so you can continue working
on this project.

> Would you be interested to take over maintenance?

Thanks for the offer! I would like to maintain "which" but my
knowledge is unfortunately not good enough for it

i tried to fix the coverity issues and sent it to you for review.

Thank you very much!

Kind regards,
Wasser Mai

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