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Re: What's up with elfutils?



On Sat, 2006-05-27 at 08:04 -0700, John Reiser wrote:
> Robert Scheck wrote:
> > Hello Nicholas,
> > 
> > On Fr, 26 Mai 2006, Nicholas Miell wrote:
> > 
> >>A crazy license, no documentation, no web site, no mailing list, no CVS,
> >>no real presence besides a RPM, a bugzilla component, and the occasional
> >>mention on the SystemTap list.
> > 
> > 
> > did you ever have a look to elfutils-0.120/{AUTHORS,THANKS}? Red Hat is
> > upstream for elfutils and developed by Ulrich Drepper and Roland McGrath.
> > Both are also glibc developers or even maintainers (see /lib/libc.so.6).
> 
> [snip]
> 
> >>And where does one go to get bugs fixed, because I don't think bugzilla
> >>is it. (Although, I think this may be a bugzilla privileges issue.)
> > 
> > 
> > Whenever Red Hat is upstream, Bugzilla is the used bugtracking tool. Sorry,
> > that I'm not really able to get your problem...
> 
> Nicholas's observation about the status of elfutils, and Robert's reply,
> can be explained even more simply: elfutils is _not_ a Fedora project!
> elfutils is a Red Hat project, and so far Red Hat has not ceded control
> of elfutils to anyone, especially including the Fedora community.
> Also, so far Fedora has avoided calling attention to issues such as
> the ones raised by Nicholas.

If you think there is any issues that needs to be discussed as part of
Fedora development feel free to do so especially if you are willing to
contribute towards resolving any such problems.


> 
> On the other hand, there is substantial overlap between elfutils
> (eu-addr2line, eu-elflint, eu-findtextrel, eu-nm, eu-readelf, eu-size,
> eu-strip, etc.) and binutils (addr2line, nm, readelf, size, strip,
> objdump, etc.) so perhaps Fedora should drop elfutils entirely.
> 
> -- 
> 

Rahul


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