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SubjectRe: [PATCH] modutils 2.3.20 and beyond
On Mon, Nov 27, 2000 at 10:23:08AM +1100, Keith Owens wrote:
> On Sun, 26 Nov 2000 16:36:55 -0700,
> "Jeff V. Merkey" <jmerkey@vger.timpanogas.org> wrote:
> >Keith,
> >
> >Please consider the attached patch for inclusion in all future versions
> >of the modutils depmod program for compatiblity with RedHat and
> >RedHat derived Linux distributions.
>
> I have a big problem with Redhat. They make incompatible changes to
> utilities, do not feed patches back to maintainers then expect the rest
> of the world to follow their lead. The -i and -m flags to modutils are
> not the only example, I recently found IA64 and Sparc patches they had
> added to modutils code and not bothered to tell me. Other distributors
> are much better about sending me patches, Debian and SuSe in particular
> do the right thing.
>
> Since "-F System.map" in modutils is equivalent to "-m System.map -i"
> and works on all distributions, not just Redhat, the "-m -i" patch is
> unnecessary. Consider this my protest against bad habits by
> distributors, they created the mess with their lack of communication
> and they have to fix it.

Well Keith, I will never fail to post back changes to you, as evidenced
by the fact I did send you one. Anconda is open sourced, and as such,
is no longer owned by any distributor. The question is whether to
diverge it from theirs. I would like to not do this, since, as you
point out, it generates changes back the other way.

It's your call. I can keep the patch around because I really don't
want to diverge anaconda any more than I have to. At some point,
perhaps they will get changes to you more timely.

:-)

Jeff
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