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Re: -follow problem in 4.2.18

From: James Youngman
Subject: Re: -follow problem in 4.2.18
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 11:55:16 +0000
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On Tue, Mar 15, 2005 at 12:13:06PM +0100, DervishD wrote:

>     The less I can do for the free software I use is to make free
> software myself (and I do that) and to help development and put a bit
> of interest on it. I really like findutils, and although I don't have
> the time to follow the new releases, please tell me if you want me to
> test anything: I have a do-it-yourself Linux box and since findutils
> are pretty harmless I can test whatever prerelease you want. Just
> send me the tarball whenever you need testing or drop me a note with
> the tarball location. I will very happy to help.

If you subscribe to the bug-findutils mailing list, you will see all
the announcements of releases uploaded to alpha.gnu.org.  See

I develop findutils on a GNU/Linux box.  That's not to say that there
have never been any bugs on GNU/Linux, but unless "make check" passes
on that platform, the release is not made.

As for what that means about things you could do to help, the most
useful thing you could possibly do would be to contribute test cases
for the findutils test suite.  That way, the tests are done
automatically, *before* every release.  

Other than that, well, you just foud a bug so you must be testing
things by hand, too :)

Thanks again for your help,

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