is mgetty being maintained?
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Sun Apr 8 03:44:19 UTC 2007
Don Russell wrote:
> I originally posted this on "fedora-list", but was nudged to here as a
> more appropriate list for this issue: :-)
> mgetty on FC6 is at version 1.1.33-9 : 2005-04-10
> I opened a new bug against it (
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=232522 ) and in
> doing some research to find the source code discovered there have been
> two releases since then. Even the most recent is more than a yearold
> now, but still not available via yum update.
> 1.1.34 : 2005-11-30
> 1.1.35 : 2006-02-22
> Is mgetty still being maintained as a Fedora component? Is it deprecated
> and there is a replacement I should use instead?
> I was going to see if I can fix the problem, but for all I know it is
> already fixed in one of these newer releases.
> How do I request that mgetty be updated in FC6? I think the package
> maintainer has gone walk about so opening a new bugzilla report seems
> ineffective: Another bug (
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=217844 ), created
> 2006-11-30 has never even been replied to. :-(
> Which version will be in FC7? I can wait for FC7, that is only a month
> or two away now.
> Thank you.
I got the source code for 1.1.35 and based on reading the C code,
verified the bug I found has not been fixed yet.
So, what I'd like to do is get the source for the older version as used
by Fedora Core 6 and test a change... How/where can I get the source for
the version in Fedora 6 without downloading the entire CD of source
code? Is there a way I can just d/l the individual package and "make" it?
I would do this with version1.1.35, but the configuration of the
Makefile is a little beyond me at this point. :-( I'm hoping I can get
the current FC6 one and all that will be set up correctly... then it's
just a matter of changing the code to fix the bug I found. THAT I can
do. :-) Then I'll attach the diff file to my bugzilla report :-)
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