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From: Mark Loeser <halcy0n@g.o>
Subject: Re: QA confusion: Upstream qa issues -> failing to install
Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2010 11:17:15 -0400
Thilo Bangert <bangert@g.o> said:
> Mark Loeser <halcy0n@g.o> said:
> > Thilo Bangert <bangert@g.o> said:
> > > trying to install openssh on the dev profile one is greated with this
> > > 
> > > bugger:
> > >  * QA Notice: Package has poor programming practices which may
> > >  compile *            fine but exhibit random runtime failures.
> > >  * closefromtest.c:46: warning: implicit declaration of function
> > > 
> > > ‘closefrom’
> > > 
> > >  * Please do not file a Gentoo bug and instead report the above QA
> > >  * issues directly to the upstream developers of this software.
> > > 
> > > This looks really really weird. On the one hand we are saying: "Its a
> > > QA issue but upstream should fix it." followed by "It so broke, we
> > > wont let you install it."
> > 
> > Personally I think we should be directing our users to our Bugzilla
> > always.  We really don't want to be pissing off upstreams if we put in
> > a patch that triggers one of these QA warnings and it ends up being
> > our problem and not theirs.
> 
>  i would agree, that all issues should be reported in our own bugzilla 
> (also).
> 
> It would be really nice if we somehow could annotate the bug, in the 
> ebuild, so that the warning already includes the bug number (or is 
> silenced by it) in an effort to reduce the number of duplicates.
> 
> where are these qa checks implemented anyway?

/usr/lib/portage/bin/misc-functions.sh

We should probably get a discussion going with the dev community as a
whole as to what we should change this text to, and why, so we don't
bother upstreams with our own possible problems.


-- 
Mark Loeser
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email         -   mark AT halcy0n DOT com
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