Hey, it's been a quiet week so far...
I'm intending to update glibc for F16 using provenpackager privileges
tomorrow to fix https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=730856
the patch submitted upstream at
, if the glibc
upstream developers and/or Fedora maintainers do not respond to the bug
I raised the issue on this list on 08-08 and filed the bug on 08-15. The
patch was submitted upstream on 07-21. Andreas Schwab is very active on
this list, so it seems unlikely that he would not be aware of the issue,
yet there has been no response at all. It's downright absurd for there
to be a known and understood crasher bug, affecting all users, in such a
critical component for so long without any acknowledgement or response
by upstream or the Fedora maintainers. This and the Flash audio
corruption mess make it fairly clear that glibc maintenance is not what
it should be for such a crucial package. Given that, the only sensible
approach seems to be to go ahead and Just Fix It. Myself and Kevin Fenzi
have been using the patch for a while, so it's not untested.
glibc maintainers / developers, if you don't want me to do this, please
start giving a crap about your bugs.
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