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Hamm Bug Stamp-Out List for July 2, 1998



Welcome to the new Hamm Bugs Stamp-Out List.

Richard Braakman is back from vacation and passed maintainership of this
list over to me.

Major changes:
- Security uploads for: mailx, netstd
- New release-critical bugs:  24184(bugs.debian.org), 18322 & 19767, 
  (dhcp-client-beta), 24124(fakeroot), 19437 & 21488 & 23877 (ftp.debian.org),
  24156(ldso), 24066(libc6), 24022(libssl08), 24187(netbase), 
  23642 (nonus.debian.org), 24180(passwd), 24157(pcmcia-modules-2.0.34),
  24115(proftpd), 24119(qpopper), 24126(screen), 24120(slang0.99.38),
  24058(xbase)
- Closed release-critical bugs: 23059(dpkg-python), 19347(libc5-dev), 
  23995(netbase)

There are 9 bugreports marked FIX, leaving us 34 to work on.
That is 14 more then last time!

==============================================================================

Thu,  2 Jul 1998 21:29:34 GMT: 54 release-critical bugs in hamm.

Package: boot-floppies        
Maintainer: Enrique Zanardi <sr1-boot-floppies@debian.org>              
[FIX] 2.0.8 has been installed, which fixes these bugs.
  23842  install.html missing from boot-floppies
  24073  cannot install laptop from CD

Package: bugs.debian.org      (pseudo)
Maintainer: Ian Jackson <owner@bugs.debian.org>                         
  24184  The bug system has become crazy (?)

Package: cvs-pcl              
Maintainer: Tom Lees <tom@lpsg.demon.co.uk>                             
  22577  compile of pcl-cvs.el fails (cannot load "cookie")

Package: cwnn                 
Maintainer: Keita Maehara <maehara@debian.org>                          
  20539  Overlap between cwnn, wnn, and kwnn
[FIX] wnn 4.2-4 has been installed, bug should be closed

Package: dhcp-client-beta     (alpha main)
Maintainer: Rich Sahlender <rsahlen@debian.org>                         
[FIX] Handle bug#22757 ("remove dhcp-client-beta from hamm") reported to
      ftp.debian.org.
  18322  dhclient-script problem with "EXPIRE"
  19767  dhcp-client-beta has no /usr/doc directory

Package: dpkg                 
Maintainer: Klee Dienes and Ian Jackson <dpkg-maint@chiark.greenend.org.uk>
   1797  upgrade/downgrade dependency calculation problem
  17381  dpkg: please add --force-overwrite-inexistant-files and def
  17624  dpkg: installs regular dir when .deb contains symlink !
  20401  Problems updating bo -> hamm
  21182  dpkg: dpkg can go into an infinite loop with --force-config

Package: dpkg-dev             
Maintainer: Klee Dienes and Ian Jackson <dpkg-maint@chiark.greenend.org.uk>
  20776  dpkg-dev: dpkg-dev does not use emacsen-commen method of in
  21186  dpkg-dev: dpkg-dev has a file also provided in dpkg

Package: elib                 
Maintainer: Tom Lees <tom@lpsg.demon.co.uk>                             
  23810  Emacsen add-on packages must depend on emacsen, not emacsen

Package: fakeroot             
Maintainer: joost witteveen <joostje@debian.org>                        
  24124  fakeroot: breaks with libc6_2.0.7r3

Package: ftp.debian.org       (pseudo)
Maintainer: Guy Maor <ftpmaster@debian.org>                             
  19347  libc5-dev: no-copyright-file LI#82
[STRATEGY] libc5-dev can be removed from m68k once libc5 5.4.38-1.1 has
      been compiled for it.
  21488  p3nfs: still linked with libc5
[STRATEGY] Copy the version in slink to hamm, or remove the one in hamm.
           (Or try to backpatch the one in hamm)
  23877  please include apt and autoup in hamm/hamm/upgrade-i386/

Package: general              (pseudo)
Maintainer: debian-devel@lists.debian.org                               
  23867  Critical permissions bug on /lib and /tmp
[STRATEGY] This might be a result of someone unpacking a package using
           /lib or /tmp as installation root. Being investigated.

Package: infocom              
Maintainer: Brian White <bcwhite@pobox.com>                             
  23563  infocom: /usr/doc/infocom/copyright doesn't include a licen

Package: ircd                 
Maintainer: Johnie Ingram <johnie@debian.org>                           
  23951  ircd: postisnt does not check for errors
[STRATEGY] Johnie will upload a new package with the fixes already made
           for slink.

Package: kdebase              (i386 contrib)
Maintainer: Stephan Kulow <coolo@kde.org>                               
  23655  kdebase includes /etc/X11/Xsession
[STRATEGY] David Engel: "Remove kdebase from hamm or move the beta4 slink
           packages from slink to hamm."

Package: ldso                 
Maintainer: David Engel <david@debian.org>                              
  24156  ldso: doesn't know PowerPC

Package: libc6                
Maintainer: Dale Scheetz <dwarf@polaris.net>                            
  23893  libc6: "env LD_PRELOAD= ls" core dump
  24066  libc6: rsh segfaults as a result of new libc 2.0.7r2

Package: libreadline2         
Maintainer: Guy Maor <maor@debian.org>                                  
  22941  libreadline2 depends on libc6

Package: libreadlineg2        
Maintainer: Guy Maor <maor@debian.org>                                  
  23035  bash: Not 8-bit clean.
[STRATEGY] Guy proposed a simple set-statement for a .bashrc to fix this

Package: libssl08             (i386 non-us)
Maintainer: Christoph Martin <christoph.martin@uni-mainz.de>            
  24022  libssl: Upstream security fix available

Package: libtool              
Maintainer: Frederic Lepied <Lepied@debian.org>                         
  23884  libtool: Insecure use of /tmp (?)

Package: mailx                
Maintainer: Loic Prylli <lprylli@graville.fdn.fr>                       
  23880  [alvaro@lander.es: [linux-security] security hole in mailx]
[FIX] Roberto Lumbreras uploaded a fixed package on June 28.

Package: nas                  
Maintainer: Steve McIntyre <stevem@chiark.greenend.org.uk>              
  23841  nas: init.d script fails to start au because of missing pat
[FIX] Steve McIntyre uploaded a fixed package on July 2.

Package: netbase              
Maintainer: Peter Tobias <tobias@et-inf.fho-emden.de>                   
  24187  netbase: wrong radius entry in /etc /services breaks radius

Package: nonus.debian.org     (pseudo)
Maintainer: Sven Rudolph <sr1@inf.tu-dresden.de>                        
This is being maintained by Heiko Schlittermann <heiko@lotte.sax.de>.
  18572  nonus.debian.org: remove des-solnet_1.03-5.deb
  18785  nonus.debian.org: incoming backlog
  20773  nonus.debian.org: please remove gnupg from frozen
  21423  Dpkg-ftp can't handle alternative distributions
[HELP] Yann Dirson: "This used to work until some date I don't know
       exactly. I guess that non-us has changed the paths they use
       in the Packages file."  (more info, and workaround, in the bug
       entry itself)
       (Bug has been reassigned from dpkg-ftp to nonus.debian.org)
  22287  nonus.debian.org with incorrect layout
  23642  Packages

Package: passwd               
Maintainer: Guy Maor <maor@debian.org>                                  
  21275  passwd: useradd violates base-passwd's rules
  24180  passwd: useradd violates base-passwd's rules

Package: pcmcia-modules-2.0.3 
Maintainer: Brian Mays <brian@debian.org>                               
  24157  pcmcia-modules-2.0.34: pcmcia_core.o: unresolved symbol
[STRATEGY] Brian Mays will upload a new package which is compiled with the
           new 2.0.34 kernel image.

Package: proftpd              
Maintainer: Johnie Ingram <johnie@debian.org>                           
  24115  proftpd: does not support NIS

Package: qpopper              
Maintainer: Miquel van Smoorenburg <miquels@cistron.nl>                 
  24119  qpopper security vulnerability
[FIX] Miquel van Smooremburg has uploaded a patched version.

Package: screen               
Maintainer: Juan Cespedes <cespedes@debian.org>                         
  24126  screen aborts with signal 11 in X

Package: slang0.99.38         
Maintainer: Jim Mintha <jmintha@debian.org>                             
  24120  Slang

Package: smail                
Maintainer: Soenke Lange <soenke@escher.north.de>                       
  23717  smail: smtp entry in inetd.conf gone after smail upgrade

Package: sox                  
Maintainer: Geiger Guenter <geiger@iem.mhsg.ac.at>                      
  23913  SOX doesn't work at all

Package: ssh                  (i386 non-us)
Maintainer: Philip Hands <phil@hands.com>                               
[FIX] Philip Hands uploaded 1.2.25-1 on June 18, which fixes both the debug
      message and the security fix.
  22470  ssh: ssh spits out debugging messages because of socks4
[FIX] "I just uploaded 1.2.23-1 without socks support.  I'll wait for
       the problem to be resolved in libsocks before putting it back
       in again."

Package: wu-ftpd-academ       
Maintainer: Heiko Schlittermann <heiko@lotte.sax.de>                    
  17401  netstd overwrites ftpd.8.gz
  20355  wu-ftpd: contains ftpd.8.gz which is also present in netstd

Package: xadmin               
Maintainer: Turbo Fredriksson <turbo@debian.org>                        
  23053  xadmin does not set perms correctly for /etc/shadow
[STRATEGY] Turbo Fredriksson: "I recomend we remove xadmin from Hamm, since I
           don't have the time to fix the bugs..."
[FIX] This is fixed in xadmin 1.0.15-2, which has been installed in hamm.

Package: xbase                
Maintainer: Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org>                       
  22877  xbase: xdm port, and X applications
[HELP] "These have been forwarded upstream but I haven't heard anything
        from XFree86 about them to date.  Fixing them is beyond my knowledge."
  24058  xbase: home/end xterm translation inversed


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