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Re: A better way for getting an ITS fix
Maykel Moya wrote:
Just bitten by ITS#5794. As you could imagine I need to patch my server
ASAP. That's what I did:
1. In the ITS page I see a message from hyc ack'ing the bug fix.
2. Have to dig openldap-commit message by message trying to hit days
near hyc'message date
saying passwd.c went from 1.141 to 1.142
saying passwd.c went from 1.142 to 1.143
4. Go to CVS web ui and request unidiff for passwd.c from 1.141 to
- Is there a way to have information that links 1 and 2 so I
don't have to dig openldap-commit archive?
At one time I suggested that commit messages with ITS#s in their logs should
be automatically forwarded to the ITS, but others felt this would generate too
much noise in the ITS. Personally I believe it would be better to have bug
reports and their corresponding fixes tightly linked, but no one else seems to
feel strongly about it. So for now, searching the commit archive is the only
- In case a fix spans several files how should I proceed?
All patches related to a single issue will have the ITS# in their commit
message. Most patches that affect multiple files in a single directory will
have a single commit message, though occasionally it will be spread across
multiple commits. Patches that span multiple directories, committed all at
once, will have identical commit messages in each directory.
-- Howard Chu
CTO, Symas Corp. http://www.symas.com
Director, Highland Sun http://highlandsun.com/hyc/
Chief Architect, OpenLDAP http://www.openldap.org/project/