On Dec 28, 2008, at 10:37 PM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Howard Chu email@example.com wrote:
NetBSD's pkgsrc has a 5 years old OpenLDAP patch that address a build problem on sparc64 with gcc 3.x (x<= 3). The build failure is caused by a bug in gcc.
I think it would not hurt to commit this patch in OpenLDAP CVS: everything is guarded by macros, so it cannot cause any harm to unaffected systems, and the workaround has been tested by NetBSD people for 5 years.
Kurt will probably have something to say about this too - this is more than a couple-line patch, it needs to be submitted by its original author, with appropriate rights attributions etc.
Klaus Klein firstname.lastname@example.org is the contributor (I added him to the recipients of this messages).
Do we need anything more than an e-mail with the patch and the excerpt below correctly filled?
"This patch file is derived from OpenLDAP Software. All of the modifications to OpenLDAP Software represented in the following patch(es) were developed by <YOUR NAME> <YOUR-EMAIL-ADDRESS>. I have not assigned rights and/or interest in this work to any party. "
One would also need an appropriate "rights statement". See http://www.openldap.org/devel/contributing.html .