[nycbug-talk] USB wireless for FreeBSD 9.x

Scott Robbins scottro at nyc.rr.com
Mon Sep 9 07:54:21 EDT 2013

On Mon, Sep 09, 2013 at 01:25:42AM -0400, Glen Barber wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 09, 2013 at 01:16:34AM -0400, Scott Robbins wrote:

> > Well, the upshot was that I gave CURRENT another shot. I'm not sure what
> > went wrong last time, but previously, various ports that I frequently use
> > didn't compile, and this time they did.  So, as this is a light use
> > machine, I can just leave this working version of CURRENT in place till it
> > becomes a release.  
> > 
> Did you file reports about the parts that did not work?

No, because I couldn't duplicate it. These were ports by the way, not the
system itself, specifically hunspell, which was making firefox fail, and so

> How else do you think -CURRENT becomes a -RELEASE without valuable
> testing and problem reports?  :-)

I agree in principle, and in the past have been diligent about filing
PR's.  I've always made sure I could duplicate the issue though.
and this seemed to be specific to one, or at most two,
installs.  (Firefox failed twice) but at that point, I'd been playing
around with so many other things on the machine that I must have done
something--or maybe I just built from a bad snapshot.  

The one that worked without effort was installed from the latest CURRENT
snapshot, the one from the 7th.  The one that failed was from the 31st. 

Regardless, you make a valid point, and I did consider filing a PR,
but couldn't duplicate it on a quickly done VM, so didn't do so.
In addition, the fact that these are two very commonly used programs and I
couldn't find anything on google made me figure that it was one of those
annoying Just Me(TM) issues.

Scott Robbins
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