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Old 06-09-2008, 05:26 AM
Tim
 
Default Fix bug with unreachable upstream?

I use the small C utility ez-ipupdate to keep a dynamic DNS account
up-to-date with ZoneEdit, a free dynamic DNS provider. Recently,
ZoneEdit changed the page that updates A records; ez-ipupdate needs to
be changed to reflect this.

Here's where I run into an issue. I've managed to successfully patch the
code to make it work again, but I can't get in touch with the upstream
maintainer. His personal email and mailing list are both hosted on a
system that doesn't exist (at least according to DNS - ironic, no?). His
"contact me" page returns a 404. Several other links on his site are
broken or outdated.

What's the "Gentoo way" here? Should I keep trying to get in touch with
the maintainer, file a bug in Gentoo Bugzilla, or just live with it?

For reference, here's the relevant links:
The ez-ipupdate home page: http://ez-ipupdate.com/
The ZoneEdit home page: http://www.zoneedit.com/
The package in portage: http://gentoo-portage.com/net-dns/ez-ipupdate

-Tim
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Old 06-09-2008, 06:44 AM
Alan McKinnon
 
Default Fix bug with unreachable upstream?

On Monday 09 June 2008, Tim wrote:
> I use the small C utility ez-ipupdate to keep a dynamic DNS account
> up-to-date with ZoneEdit, a free dynamic DNS provider. Recently,
> ZoneEdit changed the page that updates A records; ez-ipupdate needs
> to be changed to reflect this.
>
> Here's where I run into an issue. I've managed to successfully patch
> the code to make it work again, but I can't get in touch with the
> upstream maintainer. His personal email and mailing list are both
> hosted on a system that doesn't exist (at least according to DNS -
> ironic, no?). His "contact me" page returns a 404. Several other
> links on his site are broken or outdated.
>
> What's the "Gentoo way" here? Should I keep trying to get in touch
> with the maintainer, file a bug in Gentoo Bugzilla, or just live with
> it?

File a bug, attach your patch and mention that upstream is
uncontactable. It's the gentoo maintainers call for what to do next.


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alan dot mckinnon at gmail dot com

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Old 06-15-2008, 04:08 AM
Tim
 
Default Fix bug with unreachable upstream?

Alan McKinnon wrote:
> On Monday 09 June 2008, Tim wrote:
>> I use the small C utility ez-ipupdate to keep a dynamic DNS account
>> up-to-date with ZoneEdit, a free dynamic DNS provider. Recently,
>> ZoneEdit changed the page that updates A records; ez-ipupdate needs
>> to be changed to reflect this.
>>
>> Here's where I run into an issue. I've managed to successfully patch
>> the code to make it work again, but I can't get in touch with the
>> upstream maintainer. His personal email and mailing list are both
>> hosted on a system that doesn't exist (at least according to DNS -
>> ironic, no?). His "contact me" page returns a 404. Several other
>> links on his site are broken or outdated.
>>
>> What's the "Gentoo way" here? Should I keep trying to get in touch
>> with the maintainer, file a bug in Gentoo Bugzilla, or just live with
>> it?
>
> File a bug, attach your patch and mention that upstream is
> uncontactable. It's the gentoo maintainers call for what to do next.
>
>
Thanks. Filed bug 227083.
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