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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] modutils 2.3.20 and beyond
    >>>>> "Keith" == Keith Owens <> writes:

    Keith> On Sun, 26 Nov 2000 16:36:55 -0700, "Jeff V. Merkey"
    Keith> <> 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.

    Keith> I have a big problem with Redhat. They make incompatible
    Keith> changes to utilities, do not feed patches back to maintainers
    Keith> then expect the rest of the world to follow their lead. The -i
    Keith> and -m flags to modutils are not the only example, I recently
    Keith> found IA64 and Sparc patches they had added to modutils code
    Keith> and not bothered to tell me. Other distributors are much
    Keith> better about sending me patches, Debian and SuSe in particular
    Keith> do the right thing.

    I don't remember where the ia64 modutils patches come from, there were
    some floating around between the ia64 developers for a while. The
    sparc patches I don't have a clue about where come from.

    That said I think you are pointing out a very valid problem. The same
    problem exists within the kernel, I see it every so often that someone
    decides to hack one a drivers and send the patch to Linus without
    bothering to even Cc the author a copy. Sometimes this is 'just' to
    make it compliant with the latest development kernel but Cc'ing the
    maintainer is not too much to expect.

    I would also like to encourage people to contact a maintainer if they
    want to make extensive changes to a bit of code someone else
    maintains. It is not uncommon that the maintainer already has an idea
    about how to do something and might even be working on it. It is a
    waste of his/her (and other peoples') time to have two conflicting
    development like this going.

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