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SubjectRe: [PATCH] modutils 2.3.20 and beyond
On Sun, Nov 26, 2000 at 04:15:02PM -0700, Tom Rini wrote:
> 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.

Oh well. Look like %patch -p1 in the rpm for now.

Jeff

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