Ticket #881 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 13 years ago

Last modified 12 years ago

debathena-discuss-server missing utility programs, esp. "byteswap"

Reported by: tlyu Owned by: mitchb
Priority: normal Milestone: The Distant Future
Component: -- Keywords:
Cc: Fixed in version: debathena-discuss (and friends) 10.0.15-0debathena2
Upstream bug:


The utility programs "recover", "expunge", and "byteswap" are missing from debathena-discuss-server. The Makefile doesn't have rules to build "byteswap" either, but that might be because it has severely bitrotted:

byteswap.c:57: error: conflicting types for 'malloc'

The most important one for my use case is "byteswap", because I'm migrating a discuss meeting from a big-endian machine. There's also the "disdebug" utility, but that might be less necessary.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 13 years ago by mitchb

  • Status changed from new to accepted

comment:2 Changed 13 years ago by jweiss

As noted over zephyr, "byteswap" is unneeded, as all moder discussds do this automatically if needed. Having expunge still might be useful, but the traditional problem is the name-space conflict with the expunge in the delete package.

comment:3 Changed 13 years ago by andersk

recover also conflicts with /usr/sbin/recover in the recover package. I would imagine these should be installed in /usr/lib/debathena-discuss-server, or renamed to discuss-expunge, etc. Let’s not add new overly-generic names to the PATH for no reason.

comment:4 Changed 12 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from accepted to committed
  • Fixed in version set to debathena-discuss (and friends) 10.0.15-0debathena2

Nobody seems to have cared about this, and I don't want to scare off new developers by using discuss as an example of ... anything, so rather than save this for a hackathon, I've done it.

comment:5 Changed 12 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from committed to development

comment:6 Changed 12 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from development to proposed

comment:7 Changed 12 years ago by jdreed

  • Status changed from proposed to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed
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