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McIntyre: Scanning for assembly code in Free Software packages

McIntyre: Scanning for assembly code in Free Software packages

Posted Apr 2, 2013 20:22 UTC (Tue) by justincormack (subscriber, #70439)
In reply to: McIntyre: Scanning for assembly code in Free Software packages by Aliasundercover
Parent article: McIntyre: Scanning for assembly code in Free Software packages

A lot of this code, judging from the report, is not working. Open source code is expected to work on new architectures and with new C compilers but clearly a lot of this code does not. Upstream does not "do a port" because Debian is or Fedora is doing a port. And if a new version of gcc breaks your code because it assumed old behaviour that "ain't broke" then it is broke. Binary versions might work, but source is what matters here.


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McIntyre: Scanning for assembly code in Free Software packages

Posted Apr 2, 2013 22:55 UTC (Tue) by robert_s (subscriber, #42402) [Link]

I wonder if this is the right place to bring up the last notable case of a distribution package maintainer (no less) "fixing" things that they didn't 100.0% understand in a package. After going for a semi-automated trawl.

(Debian & OpenSSL for those who don't remember)


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