[Pkg-net-snmp-devel] building and providing patches for net-snmp

Jochen Friedrich jochen at scram.de
Mon Sep 17 15:48:30 UTC 2007

Hi Brendan,

> I really want to fix this bug and supply a patch for you guys, but I
> don't know the best way to get the source, compile, test, etc, the
> "Debian" way.

please use our mailing list for communication, this makes it more likely an
email doesn't get lost in this pile.

I would check if the same problem is in the experimental version of net-snmp.
If not, this would be yet another reason to move to 5.4 :)

I would also check if the problem is in the upstream version, as well. If not,
this is clearly a bug in the packaging. If yes, i would try to fix this in the
upstream version, create a diff and place in into the debian/patches directory
using a new serial number and a short README what the patch does and a short note
that the patch is under the same license as NetSNMP (this makes it a lot easier
to push the patch upstream).


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