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Re: -follow problem in 4.2.18

From: DervishD
Subject: Re: -follow problem in 4.2.18
Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 20:12:25 +0100
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    Hi James :)

 * James Youngman <address@hidden> dixit:
> 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
> http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/bug-findutils.

    OK, I'll do. I have enough mailing list mail with LKML but I'll
try to take a look ;)
> 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.

    I don't know a word about DejaGNU, but if you can use shell
script code (I'm more or less familiar with highly portable shell
code, if that's possible...) I'll do a test for the '-follow'
problem, just for making sure a regression doesn't occur in the
future. More or less the piece of code I sent in my first message.
> Other than that, well, you just foud a bug so you must be testing
> things by hand, too :)

    Well, I hit the bug when compiling a kernel, and I noticed it
just for a question of luck. In fact, the kernel would have been
correctly compiled, the only thing that the bug broke were the
compile time dependencies, so hitting the bug would have been very
strange in normal use.
> Thanks again for your help,

    You're more than welcome :)

    Raúl Núñez de Arenas Coronado

Linux Registered User 88736
http://www.dervishd.net & http://www.pleyades.net/
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