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From: Thilo Bangert <bangert@g.o>
Subject: Re: QA confusion: Upstream qa issues -> failing to install
Date: Thu, 26 Aug 2010 00:02:10 +0200
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?

thanks
Thilo
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