Bug#789256: cmus: Pulls in unwanted and potentially dangerous DECnet packages through libroar2

Jonas Smedegaard dr at jones.dk
Sun Jun 21 00:31:50 UTC 2015

Quoting Don Armstrong (2015-06-20 14:38:25)
> There's clearly a bug here, but even after reading this bug log, I've 
> had to do research on my own to determine what that issue is.
> If the libroar2 maintainers which to keep decnet support, then someone 
> should probably figure out how to circumvent waiting for the DECnet to 
> settle when it isn't actually configured, and propose a patch to do 
> that.
> Even just checking for the existence of dnet-common or similar would 
> probably be enough.

As I understand it, these are the issues raised here:

 a) libdnet is unmaintained and thus potentially dangerous to link 

 b) dnet-common commonly (or always by default?) cause whole system to 

I disagree that any of above are bugs in cmus.

 - Jonas

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