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Re: Client hands with '-z' option

From: Eric Siegerman
Subject: Re: Client hands with '-z' option
Date: Fri, 6 Sep 2002 14:18:15 -0400
User-agent: Mutt/1.2.5i

On Fri, Sep 06, 2002 at 12:47:30PM +1200, William Brower wrote:
> Yes, upgrading the client to 1.11.2 prevents the hang.
> I still think this should be considered a bug, even
> if it is "subtle" and "weird".

I didn't intend to claim otherwise.  The only question is: should
it be fixed by reverting CVS to the old behaviour; or lived with
by declaring 1.11 and 1.11.2 to be not-quite-interoperable
(despite the original intention to the contrary), telling people
to upgrade old installations, and thus letting the problem die
away on its own over time?

That would depend on how compelling were the reasons for the
change in the first place; I can't speak to that, so I remain
agnostic as to which approach is to be preferred.  The bug has
been known for some time, and CVS hasn't been reverted yet, so I
think that suggests which way the current maintainers are
leaning.  I trust they have their reasons :-)


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