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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] modutils 2.3.20 and beyond
    On Sun, Nov 26, 2000 at 05:03:34PM -0700, Jeff V. Merkey wrote:

    > Great. Then tell RedHat to rewrite it without the need for these switches.
    > They will say NO. It's a trivial change, and would save me a lot of hours
    > rewriting scripts. I did it once, but if RedHat has standardized on this
    > set of switches, why not add them as alias commands? It's a trivial
    > patch.

    I hate to jump in here in the middle of a perfectly good argument but I'd like
    to point out a few things:
    a) If RedHat/RedHat-like distros needs these changes they can include this
    patch. The plus side is it won't piss off the people that seem to care and
    don't use said distros the down side is that if/when another security update
    comes out people will have to hope this patch applies easily still, if they
    update themselves.
    b) Are these switches which used to be valid in modutils 2.3.x? If so, why?
    It makes perfect sense to keep this patch around until modutils 2.4 (or 2.5
    if modutils version is still supposed to match kernel version). If these
    are old modutils 2.2.x switches, see part a).
    And c) Why does it matter if RedHat/etc would have to adapt their scripts.
    There's always part a, or what debian does for stable sometimes, backporting
    fixes. Or even lots of sed & awk magic.

    Tom Rini (TR1265)
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