Old bugs filed against binary package 'timeout'
andreimpopescu at gmail.com
Tue Jun 12 17:49:28 UTC 2012
I'm trying to triage bugs which have no maintainer (anymore) and I've
noticed a few bugs filed against the binary package 'timeout' which was
last present in etch.
From reading a few of the bug reports it is my understanding that
coreutils now provides a similar command which is why the source package
tct is not building timeout anymore.
In this case all bugs filed against timeout should probably just be
What do you think?
 according to 'querybts --buglist timeout':
#531025 change in usage should be doc in NEWS. timeout command always take 'time' seconds to finish
#585745 Please drop timeout binary package
#520323 wrong exit code when timeout not reached
#639197 timeout program does not return exit status of executed program
#531787 timeout move to coreutils?
#399769 timeout: bad support for processes which use a process group
#292817 timeout: Please support more time formats
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