[tulip-bug] Errors on macro definitions on kern_compat.h header

Donald Becker becker@scyld.com
Wed, 6 Dec 2000 20:57:28 -0500 (EST)

On Wed, 6 Dec 2000, M&M Samsel wrote:
> I resolved the problem myself (modyfing that header file... no it was not 
> space problem, but breaking lines in certain situations). But that's up to 
> you guys what you do with Caldera and buggy preprocessor that they give away.

Technical response:
It is the same problem: The preprocessor bug is with whitespaces on
continued lines.  Either joining the lines (making them more than 80
columns) or adding extra whitespace works around the problem.

> That is enough that without whining for not being paid I help people to 
> install modems so they work in Linux - just for fun and I do not complain 
> publically like Donald about money. That's just unprofessional attitude and 
> it does not help those people in need even if they complain.

Personal response:
I wasn't complaining about money, I react negatively to _demands_ for support
when you are someone else's customer, and they were the cause of the bug.
(Why didn't Caldera provide a precompiled update rather than point to Scyld?)

It's ironic that you state that I'm "unprofessional" in a diatribe justifying
your demand for unpaid support.

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