Bug 200922 - comms/hylafax receiving faxs not working
Summary: comms/hylafax receiving faxs not working
Status: Closed Feedback Timeout
Alias: None
Product: Ports & Packages
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Individual Port(s) (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
: --- Affects Some People
Assignee: Kubilay Kocak
Depends on:
Reported: 2015-06-16 19:59 UTC by rich
Modified: 2020-07-25 23:42 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

See Also:

modem config file (3.26 KB, text/plain)
2015-06-16 20:08 UTC, rich
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Description rich 2015-06-16 19:59:39 UTC

Comment 1 rich 2015-06-16 20:08:49 UTC
Created attachment 157813 [details]
modem config file
Comment 2 Pisarev Sergey 2015-07-15 07:56:10 UTC
I have some problem:
[root@hylafax /var/spool/hylafax]# faxgetty ttyIAX9
Assertion failed: (x == lastx), function _TIFFFax3fillruns, file tif_fax3.c, line 452.
Abort trap

[plm@hylafax /var/spool/hylafax]# freebsd-version
[plm@hylafax /var/spool/hylafax]# uname -a
FreeBSD hylafax 10.1-RELEASE-p10 FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE-p10 #0: Wed May 13 06:54:13 UTC 2015     root@amd64-builder.daemonology.net:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC  amd64
[plm@hylafax /var/spool/hylafax]# pkg info hylafax
Name           : hylafax
Version        : 6.0.6_3
Installed on   : Thu Jul  9 15:37:48 MSK 2015
Origin         : comms/hylafax
Architecture   : freebsd:10:x86:64
Prefix         : /usr/local
Categories     : comms
Comment 3 commit-hook freebsd_committer 2016-08-18 20:40:51 UTC
A commit references this bug:

Author: marino
Date: Thu Aug 18 20:40:41 UTC 2016
New revision: 420424
URL: https://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/ports/420424

  comms/hylafax: Mark broken (runtime failure to receive faxes)

  PR:	200922

Comment 4 John Marino freebsd_committer 2016-08-18 20:41:51 UTC
Presumably this will be removed after 6 months unless somebody fixes it.  Binary packages will not longer be provided.
Comment 5 dave 2016-08-20 05:27:27 UTC
(In reply to John Marino from comment #4)
(In reply to commit-hook from comment #3)

Please immediately undo your marking of the port as broken.

Marking a port as broken based on two utterly vague year old fault reports is dumb.

Hylafax is working fine for us on 10.3 inbound and outbound.
Comment 6 John Marino freebsd_committer 2016-08-20 11:59:53 UTC
One is suspicious, two leans towards confirming.
What's "dumb" is the maintainer of the port IGNORING both complaints with no response at all.

The second report even includes a specific assertion, it's not "vague" at all.  Did you analyze it?

These "two year old" reports are still valid because the version of hylaxfax hasn't changed since June 2012.  This platform is FreeBSD 10.

Have you *any* analysis on this at all?  It seems to me this is a case of "works for me therefore your reports are invalid"

The demanding tone isn't helping.  Ignoring bug reports are the basis of "maintainer timeouts" which is how we determine the port really isn't maintained at all.  Even if you don't know the fix, as a maintainer you're expected to respond to PRs, otherwise how does anybody know that you saw them, have analyzed them, and made a conclusion on them?

pimshka, rich: Is it possible for you guys to re-test this and see if it is still happening on your setups?  

Dave, do you use "faxgetty ttyIAX9" command?  maybe that one in particular is broken and you haven't hit it yet.  It just seems possible you are dismissing potentially real issues because you haven't hit them yet.
Comment 7 John Marino freebsd_committer 2016-08-20 12:08:22 UTC
hmm, I need to clarify something.

There is no maintainer!

Dave is just some random person calling me dumb for reacting to a PR of an unmaintained port.
Comment 8 Kubilay Kocak freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2016-08-20 12:41:34 UTC
Re-open per comment 5
Comment 9 commit-hook freebsd_committer 2016-08-20 12:42:34 UTC
A commit references this bug:

Author: koobs
Date: Sat Aug 20 12:41:56 UTC 2016
New revision: 420508
URL: https://svnweb.freebsd.org/changeset/ports/420508

  comms/hylafax: Mark Un'BROKEN, Take MAINTAINER'ship

   * Mark Un'BROKEN

  PR:		200922
  Requested by:	Dave <dave at ci com au>

Comment 10 Baptiste Daroussin freebsd_committer 2016-08-20 12:55:56 UTC
very quick verification made, I can confirm hylafax is broken, and it just does not work, due to incompatibilities with libtiff recurrent ABI breakage.

hylafax seems a dead project since 2012 and has been replaced by hylafax+ long ago.

The port should be removed (or fixed) and replaced by hylafax+
Comment 11 Kubilay Kocak freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2016-08-20 13:04:30 UTC
I'll look into it Baptiste, thank you for the hints
Comment 12 John Marino freebsd_committer 2016-08-27 21:19:51 UTC
With the assumption that bapt is correct and this port is indeed broken, that means my correct commit was reverted in error.  I didn't say anything for 7 days to give time to either find a fix or once again mark the port broken. 

I think sufficient time has passed.  If the port is broken, and we know it's broken, it should be marked broken.  We don't do people any favors by pretending otherwise.
Comment 13 John Marino freebsd_committer 2017-01-27 13:46:52 UTC
koobs: ping after 5 months.  Are you alive?
Comment 14 Walter Schwarzenfeld freebsd_triage 2018-01-14 05:00:08 UTC
=> hylafax seems a dead project since 2012 and has been replaced by hylafax+ long ago.
Comment 15 Mark Linimon freebsd_committer freebsd_triage 2020-07-25 23:42:53 UTC
^Triage: there has been no feedback on this PR for over 2 years.