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From: Mark Loeser <halcy0n@g.o>
Subject: Re: QA confusion: Upstream qa issues -> failing to install
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 14:27:55 -0400
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.

-- 
Mark Loeser
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