Gentoo Archives: gentoo-qa

From: Mark Loeser <halcy0n@g.o>
To: gentoo-qa@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-qa] QA confusion: Upstream qa issues -> failing to install
Date: Wed, 25 Aug 2010 19:06:38
In Reply to: [gentoo-qa] QA confusion: Upstream qa issues -> failing to install by Thilo Bangert
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 email - halcy0n AT gentoo DOT org email - mark AT halcy0n DOT com web -


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