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Re: List of bugs that *must* be fixed before releasing Slink

Previously Martin Schulze wrote:
> > automake          32404  automake upgrade is not backwards compatible [0]  (Kevin Dalley <kevind@rahul.net>)
> I wonder why this bug isn't mentioned in Wicherts list.

Someone told me it's only important for potato

> > bigloo            32927  bigloo should depend on a compiler and libc6-dev [13]  (Sven Rudolph <sr1@inf.tu-dresden.de>)
> I wonder why this bug isn't mentioned in Wicherts list.

When the deep freeze began I removed contrib and non-free from the list.

> > dpkg              21182  dpkg: dpkg can go into an infinite loop with --force-configure-any [309]  (Ian Jackson and others <dpkg-maint@chiark.greenend.org.uk>)
> > dpkg              28519  dpkg: dpkg creates circular symlinks [115]  (Ian Jackson and others <dpkg-maint@chiark.greenend.org.uk>)
> > dpkg              28817  dpkg takes no care over libdpkg [108]  (Ian Jackson and others <dpkg-maint@chiark.greenend.org.uk>)
> > dpkg              30090  weirdass dpkg coredumps and xbase upgrade insanity [83]  (Ian Jackson and others <dpkg-maint@chiark.greenend.org.uk>)
> > dpkg              33046  dpkg: severe breakage after removal of xbase [11]  (Ian Jackson and others <dpkg-maint@chiark.greenend.org.uk>)
> If we consider these bugs *release* critical we won't be able to
> release slink soon.
> Bug#28519 was triggered by a broken xbase or other xfree86 package which
>           is fixed now.  It's unlikely to happen again.
> Bug#28817 is broken design / broken nmu but doesn't hurt.  I understand
>           that the author of this package considers this bug as important
>           but it is not release critical.  Please exclude it from this
>           list - the same applies to Wichert.

Actually #28817 is reasonable easy to fix (static symbol in libdpkg and
check that in dpkg).

I was waiting for a comment from Brian before excluding any of the dpkg
bugs. Personally I have no problem with excluding all of them, otherwise
we'll never release slink.


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