[pkg-dhcp-devel] Bug#616290: [Fwd: [ISC-Bugs #25979] What happened to the dhcp patch in ISC-Bugs #24697 (Debian Bug #616290)?]

Svante Signell svante.signell at telia.com
Mon Jan 16 11:05:50 UTC 2012

My comments prefixed with -> below.
Same reply as before, strange behaviour indeed.

-------- Forwarded Message --------
From: Cathy Almond via RT <dhcp-bugs at isc.org>
Reply-to: dhcp-bugs at isc.org
To: svante.signell at telia.com
Cc: apollock at debian.org, samuel.thibault at gnu.org
Subject: [ISC-Bugs #25979] What happened to the dhcp patch in ISC-Bugs
#24697 (Debian Bug #616290)?
Date: Mon, 16 Jan 2012 10:34:03 +0000

Hi Samuel,

Thanks for the updated patches.

There have been various inquiries made about the patches submitted to ISC DHCP
by the GNU/Hurd project team - and we responded last month to Svante Signell
including the statement here:


We have some technical reservations about the proposed change in relation to
the effect they might have in other OS environments, 

-> No feedback at all to the bug submitters, or to the Debian Maintainer.
-> No discussion, nada. 

and additionally we don't
have a test environment in which to verify the stability/supportability of the
resulting build(s) going forward.

-> Referring to to which architectures? 

We receive a large volume of development work requests, and while we accept
that this one is of importance to the gnu/hurd maintainers, we understand that
the number of users of this OS is relatively small and we have to take this
into account when deciding how to utilise our resources.

-> And? What internal resources are allocated, except for patching the software?

So with regret for the disappointment that this answer will cause, our response
has to be that this is not something that we can do now, although of course the
decision can be revisited in the future if circumstances change."

-> Conditions for changed circumstances?


So I will of course alert engineering that you've submitted new patches, but
the reality is that we are unlikely to incorporate them into ISC DHCP code in
the very near future.

-> Who are upstream engineering, are they not able to communicate
-> directly, at least with the Debian Maintainer?

Kind regards,

Cathy Almond
ISC Support

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