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

From: Jim Meyering
Subject: Re: How should one report a problem in a GNU utility?
Date: Mon, 29 Oct 2001 09:00:41 +0100
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Paul Eggert <address@hidden> wrote:
>> 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.

Thanks for replying, Paul.

Normally I do reply to such `fixed-in-latest' reports.
But sometimes it's a couple weeks or even months before I get to it.
Remember that most of us do this in our free time.

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