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Re: How should one report a problem in a GNU utility?

From: jjh - John Hitchcock
Subject: Re: How should one report a problem in a GNU utility?
Date: Thu, 25 Oct 2001 14:21:05 +0100

Paul, Thanks for your reply.

I had tried to see if the bug was fixed in the latest version.  I downloaded
the 4.1 source, I could not find any mention of the problem in the ChangeLog
file, and I could see that the patch by Jan Kasprzak for 4.0x had not been
applied to closeout.c.  I did not notice the call to __fpending(), and since I
did not know where to find the 4.0x source I was not aware that the call had
been added as an alternative fix for the bug.

Thanks again, Jon Hitchcock

Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote on 25/10/01 at 00:24:
> > From: address@hidden (Jon Hitchcock)
> > Date: 23 Oct 2001 07:15:18 -0700
> >
> > I discovered a problem in the mkdir utility in Red Hat 7.0, and sent a
> > message (see copy below) to address@hidden (as suggested by the
> > --help option).
> That's the right place to send it.
> > I received no reply or acknowledgement, so I do not know if anyone
> > received it.
> The bug that you refer to has been fixed in the latest official
> fileutils version (version 4.1, dated May 2001).  Perhaps that's why
> you didn't get a reply from the maintainer.
> > Also, what is the significance of the 4.0x version number in the Red
> > Hat binary?
> 4.0x is an experimental version of fileutils dated July 2000.  See:
> ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/fetish/

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