Subject: Re: New gnats category ??
To: None <>
From: Robert Elz <kre@munnari.OZ.AU>
List: current-users
Date: 02/14/2003 14:06:00
Frederick Bruckman <> said:
  | I suggest you use the "install" category for that. 

Luke Mewburn <> said:
  | IMHO, "toolchain" is best place for this type of stuff to go. 

Well, that's two different suggestions so far ... now you can see why
I just used "misc".

For what it's worth, if I were looking in the PR database for possible
reports, I wouldn't be looking in "install", because what I'd expect to
find there are problems with sysinst, problems with stuff missing from
the sets, or missing from the embedded root filesystem in the install
kernel - or other things going wrong while installing NetBSD (core dumps
from pax even perhaps...).   The bugs of concern here aren't that (nothing
even slightly similar really).

Toolchain was the closest I would have picked, but there I'd really expect
to see bug reports of the compiler system (in general) and anything that
goes in ${TOOLDIR} while running and how all of that works

That's close, but not quite right, and I suspect would bother the compiler
(etc) people a lot with reports about problems that have nothing at all
to do with them.  Nothing that ever resides inside ${TOOLDIR} is affected.

If any of the people who normally deal with install, or toolchain, PRs
wants to look at what is currently misc/20279 or misc/20330 and tell me
that you'd be happy for more of that kind of PR in your category (and ideally
demonstrate that, by actually fixing the bugs reported - they're trivial,
won't take any effort...) then I'll be happy to continue sending new such
reports to that category.

The ones in question could even conceivably have been directed at the xsrc
category, because they both relate to the X sets - but they don't have
anything at all do do with anything under the xsrc source tree, so that
also didn't look right to me.   Other (almost identical) problems would
be clearly irrelevant to xsrc.