Subject: Re: final testing: taylor-uucp package
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From: Eric Schnoebelen <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/04/2002 16:46:49
Hubert Feyrer writes:
- On Tue, 1 Jan 2002, Eric Schnoebelen wrote:
- > 	One thing that's missing: uucpd.  
- > 
- > 	Does it make sense to leave that in the base NetBSD
- > system when there's not a supporting UUCP implementation?  I'd
- > believe it should either be another package, or rolled in as
- > part of this one.
- It needs to be made into it's own package too.
- I only saw it's not part of taylor-uucp when one of the recent security
- patches was committed to the NetBSD repository... todo

	Sounds good.

- > 	So, I'd recommend the package name be taylor-uucp, and
- > the directory be one of comms/taylor-uucp or net/taylor-uucp (or
- > perhaps sysutils/taylor-uucp?)
- Yup, net/taylor-uucp and net/uucpd (eventually)


- > 	I've installed it on my UUCP host, and the user level
- > commands interoperate with the system daemon.  I haven't tried
- > replacing the system provided uucico with the one from pkgsrc
- > (yet), but I don't expect problems.
- The interaction is always a problem... no idea on how to deal with that
- properly.

	Well, it interacts well with the NetBSD 1.4 uucp,
largely because it _is_ the NetBSD uucp.  Otherwise, the check
as done for Solaris seem like the right idea.

	I have noticed that it is dropping core with some of my
TCP sessions.   The same is true of the `stock' uucico as well,
so it's not a new problem. 

	As I recall, the problem was discussed on the taylor-ucup
mailing earlier this year, and a patch might have been provided.
The list archives are at

	I'm going to verify the defect, and then probably submit
a PR with the fix...


Eric Schnoebelen
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