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Marc Giger wrote: [Wed Dec 10 2003, 05:40:43PM EST]
> Sorry, why to push out the do_brk fix? It's fixed only since 2.4.23
> or do I missing something??
The stable alpha-sources was 2.4.21-r1. The do_brk fix was added to all
existing alpha-sources ebuilds, but that doesn't push the fix out for
users when they do "emerge -u world" ... for that one needs to bump the
The rule in Gentoo is:
- If it's a compile-time problem, don't need to bump the revision
(because the user couldn't compile it anyway).
- If it's a run-time problem, bump the revision so that users will
get the new package when they update.
> Ok, I will see what and when I can do it. I think I will build it on
> top of the XFS patches. Is this ok?
> And whats about grsec? Should it be included too?
Yeah, I'd say just keep both of them. If alpha users don't want those
patches, they can always use vanilla sources or roll their own.
alpha-sources is intended to be like gentoo-sources, but for alpha...
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