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From "Sander Striker" <stri...@apache.org>
Subject Re: PR42829
Date Fri, 30 May 2008 06:29:32 GMT
On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 8:03 AM, Stefan Fritsch <sf@sfritsch.de> wrote:
> On Friday 30 May 2008, Paul Querna wrote:
>> > https://issues.apache.org/bugzilla/attachment.cgi?id=21137 has
>> > been in Debian testing and unstable for about 6 months without
>> > problems. It is not an elegant solution but it works. Considering
>> > that is is not clear how an elegant solution would look like,
>> > including this patch might make sense.
>>
>> Please don't put these kind of patches into the debian apache
>> packages, especially ones that don't exist in trunk.
>>
>> (Things that are committed to turnk, and just are awaiting
>> backport, I'm less concerned about, but this patch is a behavior
>> change at the core of the MPMs.)
>
> Bugs as grave as this one are not acceptable in Debian packages for
> extended periods of time. The bug report has been open for over 1
> year, I have attached my patch on 2007-11-16. It is marked as
> critical since 2008-01-16. If you don't want such patches in the
> Debian package, you need to fix such bugs faster (and comment on
> patches in bugzilla faster). Of course I understand that this is
> difficult because there are never enough people to fix bugs (we have
> the same problem).

To take it to the extreme, a fork being called 'Apache' isn't
acceptable either.  Please work with us here, even though it's a very
low barrier for you to put patches in your package, much lower than to
get it applied upstream (here).

> I admit that I should have followed up on the discussion in February,
> but I was quite busy and then forgot about it.

Cheers,

Sander

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