On Wed, Sep 4, 2019 at 2:46 PM Jan Kratochvil <jan.kratochvil(a)redhat.com> wrote:
On Mon, 02 Sep 2019 23:33:32 +0200, Richard W.M. Jones wrote:
> On Sun, Sep 01, 2019 at 09:33:29PM +0200, Jan Kratochvil wrote:
> > Fix stack overflow in: `inotifytools_replace_filename`
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1741472
> > Not sure how to fix this crashing bug. Upstream is dead while Fedora package
> > maintainer requires to upstream the fix first. A Catch 22.
> > Debian has the crasher fixed by an off-trunk simple patch, Fedora cannot?
> I would start by pulling in the Debian fix into the Fedora package.
This is what I tried in the Bug above and I failed. So I have submitted
a request to become co-maintainer with no response so far.
(Besides that the Debian fix compared to my fix is a hack, not properly coded
from programming point of view. But I agree the Debian fix does work.)
> Then talk to the Debian folk and see if you can set up a simple git
> repo on one of the many free hosting services to collect these patches
There is already upstream but its maintainer does not respond. So do you mean
to make a new upstream? Is it really required to push 2 characters of a fix to
This isn't required, no. That being said, if this package is abandoned
upstream then it probably makes sense to contact the Debian maintainer
and establish a fork where our projects can at least share patches. If
upstream comes back to life, we can merge them back together then.