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Re: pkg/34442 (lang/tcl-expect deadlock on solaris/linux)

The following reply was made to PR pkg/34442; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: David Holland <>
Subject: Re: pkg/34442 (lang/tcl-expect deadlock on solaris/linux)
Date: Mon, 15 Feb 2010 22:01:44 +0000

 On Sat, Aug 22, 2009 at 12:55:02AM +0000, OBATA Akio wrote:
  > >  Can I apply this myself?  There is no protocol when the package doesn't
  > >  have a maintainer, right?
  > Basically, this GNATS DB handle packaging problems for pkgsrc, not
  > orignal source bugs.  But if the bug and its workaround is clear,
  > it may be acceptable, but should be also accepted by upstream.  (it
  > will be not welcomed that someone report pkgsrc local patch related
  > problems to upstream) If the maintainer exists, he/she may
  > coordinate the bug with upstream.
 We also take reasonable patches that fix real problems if upstream is
 comatose, if someone's willing to take the time to prepare them.
 Other than cosmetic issues (specifically, don't reuse bytesRead for
 the return value of poll, declare some other integer) I don't see any
 reason we shouldn't apply this.
 David A. Holland

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