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Re: how to report CVS bugs and submit patches?

From: Larry Jones
Subject: Re: how to report CVS bugs and submit patches?
Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2001 18:07:19 -0500 (EST)

Greg Klanderman writes:
> I have tried several times without success to submit a bug report
> regarding CVS.  All attempts have bounced.  Could someone please
> inform me on the proper place/way to do this?

        The way to report bugs is to send email to address@hidden

Assuming your CVS has been correctly installed, you can use the "cvsbug"
script to automate the process.  (I note in passing that this seems to
have been overlooked in the manual, the only reference to it is in

> Secondly, I would like to submit patches for a few small features.  
> It seems there is no way to do this.  In order to participate in
> devel-cvs, you must already have commit access to the repository.  
> To gain commit access to the repository you must submit patches to
> devel-cvs.  So essentially you have no interest in having anyone new
> participate?

What makes you think patches should go to devel-cvs?  Ibid:

        If you wish to submit your fix for inclusion in future releases
        of CVS, see the file HACKING in the CVS source distribution. It
        contains much more information on the process of submitting

The relevant sections of HACKING are "Writing patches (strategy)" and
"Writing patches (tactics)".  The latter indicates that patches should
be sent to address@hidden, not devel-cvs (which is primarily used [when
it is used at all] for administrative coordination, not technical

-Larry Jones

This game lends itself to certain abuses. -- Calvin

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