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Release-critical Bugreport for June 18, 1999

Bug stamp-out list for Jun 18 00:07 (CST)

Total number of release-critical bugs: 184


Package: adduser (main)
Maintainer: Guy Maor <maor@debian.org>
  37069  adduser: Adduser generates gids over 65535

Package: afterstep (main)
Maintainer: Jonathon D. Nelson <nels0988@tc.umn.edu>
  38981  installs files in /usr/bin/X11

Package: alsalib0.3.0 (main)
Maintainer: Wichert Akkerman <wakkerma@debian.org>
  39274  alsalib0.3.0: Error when attempting to remove

Package: automake (main)
Maintainer: Kevin Dalley <kevind@rahul.net>
  8828   automake can't 'make clean' with depends on generated files

Package: ax25-utils (main)
Maintainer: Craig Small <csmall@debian.org>
  39647  ax25utils tcpip part is i386 only
  39649  ax25-utils patch for glibc

Package: base-passwd (main)
Maintainer: Galen Hazelwood <galenh@micron.net>
  36007  update-passwd did many stupid things

Package: bash (main)
Maintainer: Guy Maor <maor@debian.org>
  34138  Problem with collating, locales and intervals.
  34717  bash: contains /bin/sh link
  38804  bash broken $RANDOM behaviour

Package: biff (main)
Maintainer: Martin Mitchell <martin@debian.org>
  39016  biff: any time mail arrives, in.comsat loops wildly in error; biff doesn't work

Package: bind (main)
Maintainer: Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com>
  39161  bind: Bind needs to be updated to 8.2, preferably the most current beta
  39518  (stable) named randomly dies...

Package: bitchx (main)
Maintainer: Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@debian.org>
  39566  bitchx: problems with LATIN1 (not compiled with) and BASH 2.02 Unable to recover LATIN1 in BASH

Package: bnetd (main)
Maintainer: Raphael Bossek <bossekr@debian.org>
  39259  bnetd_0.4.8-1(unstable): Really i386 specific?

Package: boot-floppies (main)
Maintainer: Enrique Zanardi <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>
  35729  rootdisk: Installation from 5.25" floppies seems to require resc1440.bin
  36947  boot-floppies: base.tgz not found - no error message

Package: cdcd (main)
Maintainer: James Troup <james@nocrew.org>
  39677  cdcd: segfaults on startup

Package: clif (main)
Maintainer: John Lapeyre <lapeyre@physics.arizona.edu>
  39627  clif_0.92-1(unstable): src package comes with config.cache and break compilation

Package: cmucl (main)
Maintainer: Peter Van Eynde <pvaneynd@debian.org>
  38822  cmucl: Causes assert failure in dpkg

Package: coda-manpages-client (main)
Maintainer: Anders Hammarquist <iko@debian.org>
  35158  Dependency problem

Package: console-tools (main)
Maintainer: Yann Dirson <dirson@debian.org>
  39211  console-tools_1:0.2.0-2(unstable): Build problem: no utflist.long

Package: cvs (main)
Maintainer: Tom Lees <tom@lpsg.demon.co.uk>
  38330  cvs: CVS causes currupts and deletes new files.

Package: debbugs (main)
Maintainer: Darren Benham <gecko@debian.org>
  37120  debbugs: /etc/debbugs/* should be conffiles

Package: diald (main)
Maintainer: Philippe Troin <phil@fifi.org>
  32592  diald: Problems with dynamic addressing and 2.2.1 kernel

Package: dpkg (main)
Maintainer: Ian Jackson and others <dpkg-maint@chiark.greenend.org.uk>
  17624  dpkg: installs regular dir when .deb contains symlink !
  1797   upgrade/downgrade dependency calculation problem
  21182  dpkg: dpkg can go into an infinite loop with --force-configure-any
  28519  dpkg: creates circular symlinks [POSSIBLE WORKAROUND]
  28817  dpkg takes no care over libdpkg
  30090  weirdass dpkg coredumps and xbase upgrade insanity
  33618  dpkg: most recent hamm version, but *multiple* packages insist it be upgraded!
  36385  consensus on stuff left to be fixed in slink
  37254  dpkg: update-alternatives madness
  37592  dselect automatically deselects libc6 and essential packages
  39157  Eterm-backgrounds fails to unpack
  9771   install-info name conflict

Package: dpkg-dev (main)
Maintainer: Ian Jackson and others <dpkg-maint@chiark.greenend.org.uk>
  25405  xpm: builds libc5 package on powerpc

Package: dwww (main)
Maintainer: Jim Pick <jim@jimpick.com>
  37378  dwww: menu-method out of date
  38821  dwww: dwww-txt2html output is always empty

Package: eb-doc (main)
Maintainer: Susumu OSAWA <susumu-o@debian.or.jp>
  39662  eb-doc: insufficient executing of install-info 

Package: emacs20 (main)
Maintainer: Rob Browning <rlb@cs.utexas.edu>
  33237  /etc/alternatives/emacs not managed properly - /usr/bin/emacs doesn't run emacs20
  38236  emacs can't find its info file

Package: enlightenment (main)
Maintainer: Laurence J. Lane <ljlane@debian.org>
  39109  Segfaults upon startup

Package: erlang-base (main)
Maintainer: Mark Ng <ng@debian.org>
  38119  [PATCH] SPARC port, debian/rules clean 

Package: expect5.24 (main)
Maintainer: David Engel <david@debian.org>
  34283  expect5.24: alternatives bug on upgrade to slink

Package: exuberant-ctags (main)
Maintainer: Heiko Schlittermann <heiko@lotte.sax.de>
  34666  [PATCH] glibc 2.1 fix

Package: fetchmail (main)
Maintainer: Paul Haggart <phaggart@debian.org>
  36677  Package fetchmail_5.0.1-1.dsc not extractable

Package: fileutils (main)
Maintainer: Galen Hazelwood <galenh@micron.net>
  39680  It's Back: rmdir -p is broken in 4.0 of fileutils

Package: freeamp (main)
Maintainer: Ben Gertzfield <che@debian.org>
  38332  freeamp: [PATCH] glibc 2.1 fixes

Package: ftp.debian.org (pseudo)
Maintainer: Guy Maor <ftpmaster@debian.org>
  37781  Maintainers index is incomplete for non-us packages.
  38599  packages which should be moved to the base section

Package: gcc (main)
Maintainer: Debian EGCS maintainers <egcs@packages.debian.org>
  38246  zsh: "read i" segfaults on Alpha because of compiler bug

Package: gdb (main)
Maintainer: Vincent Renardias <vincent@waw.com>
  36341  gdb: Gives a parse error when casting an expression

Package: gdm (main)
Maintainer: Steve Haslam <araqnid@debian.org>
  35672  gdm tries to play 'init'... and is very bad at it.

Package: gicon (main)
Maintainer: Martin Schulze <joey@debian.org>
  35912  gicon must be recompiled with GTK+ 1.2
[HELP] Discontinued upstream?

Package: gnome-panel (main)
Maintainer: Steve Haslam <araqnid@debian.org>
  39380  gnome-panel dies horribly
  39632  gnome-panel: gnomepager_applet doesn't keep it's settings
  39634  gnome-panel: it aborts immediately

Package: gnome-stones (main)
Maintainer: James LewisMoss <dres@debian.org>
  39102  gnome-stones: Tries to chown to bad username!

Package: gnomeicu (main)
Maintainer: Stephen Crowley <crow@debian.org>
  39551  gnomeicu: gnomeicu segfaults with new libpanel_applet
  39610  gnomeicu does not start at all
  39651  gnomeicu: Please describe your problems using gnomeicu in one line.

Package: gnudip (main)
Maintainer: Randolph Chung <tausq@debian.org>
  38430  gnudip: depends on libdbd-mysql-perl which is in contrib
  39056  gnudip: Problems with new MySQL packages

Package: gqview (main)
Maintainer: Sean E. Perry <shaleh@debian.org>
  38843  gqview: gqview dump a care with gif files

Package: grip (main)
Maintainer: Dima Barsky <dima@debian.org>
  38947  grip: [PATCH] won't compile

Package: guile1.3 (main)
Maintainer: Craig Brozefsky <craig@red-bean.com>
  38812  slib: slib/format.scm redefines Guile's string-index and causes guile-scsh to fail

Package: gxsnmp (main)
Maintainer: James LewisMoss <dres@debian.org>
  38427  gxsnmp: depends on libmysql6 which is provided by the non-free mysql-devel
  39611  gxsnmp crashes

Package: html2ps (main)
Maintainer: Johnie Ingram <johnie@debian.org>
  37614  html2ps does not start!

Package: hypermail (main)
Maintainer: Martin Schulze <joey@debian.org>
  38341  hypermail_2.0b3-6(unstable): source package broken (probably)

Package: iceconf (main)
Maintainer: Michael Meskes <meskes@debian.org>
  39251  iceconf: iceconf uses old workspace commands

Package: ifmail (main)
Maintainer: Marco d'Itri <md@linux.it>
  38362  getopt.h patch for ifmail

Package: inn (main)
Maintainer: Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com>
  38621  inn_1.7.2-6(unstable): fails to build on non-i386

Package: ipxripd (main)
Maintainer: Eloy A. Paris <peloy@debian.org>
  38735  ipxripd: glibc2.1 patch
  39663  ipxripd_0.7-6(unstable): Can't compile under glibc2.0

Package: jdk1.1 (non-free)
Maintainer: Stephen Zander <gibreel@debian.org>
  37599  jdk1.1: no permission to distribute

Package: kaffe (main)
Maintainer: Ean R. Schuessler <ean@novare.net>
  32521  New kaffe crashes immediately
  38868  kaffe dies, probably because of libc6
  39609  kaffe: Outdated gmp dependency

Package: kbackup (main)
Maintainer: Jens Ritter <grimaldi@debian.org>
  33598  kbackup_1.2.11-2(unstable): Build errors again

Package: kbd (main)
Maintainer: Yann Dirson <dirson@debian.org>
  39000  kbd: can't configure keymap

Package: kernel-image-2.0.36 (main)
Maintainer: Herbert Xu <herbert@debian.org>
  34348  Adaptec 294x boot hangs after "419 instructions downloaded"
  37074  Slink boot floppies hang machine after initalizing the Adaptec  AHA2940UW
  39200  Hang on boot: after Adaptec 294x "412 instructions downloaded"  (bug #34348?) 

Package: kernel-image-2.2.1 (main)
Maintainer: Johnie Ingram <johnie@debian.org>
  36230  Compiler failure
[FIX] Fixed in kernel >= 2.2.5

Package: levee (main)
Maintainer: Sven LUTHER <luther@debian.org>
  39092  levee_0.6-1(unstable): doesn't compile under glibc2.0

Package: libc6 (main)
Maintainer: Joel Klecker <debian-glibc@lists.debian.org>
  36016  I tried a partial upgrade and hosed my system
  36050  Suspect problems in libc6
  36584  nss' compat does not work with shadow nis
  38978  (libc6) signal 4, illegal instruction (on i386SX)
  39582  ddd: segfaults

Package: libgnome32 (main)
Maintainer: Steve Haslam <araqnid@debian.org>
  39459  libgnome32: (potato): gnome-* depends on libgnome* v 1.0.10-3, but it is not available

Package: libpanel-applet0 (main)
Maintainer: Steve Haslam <araqnid@debian.org>
  39626  libpanel-applet0: patch to correct segfaults in gnomeicu and others...

Package: libtool (main)
Maintainer: Ossama Othman <ossama@debian.org>
  37286  Again big-endian trouble with libtool
[STRATEGY] Fixed, but submitter has to verify
  39422  Preinst Breaks Fresh Potato Install

Package: lilypond (main)
Maintainer: Anthony Fok <foka@debian.org>
  39357  lilypond: Cannot display tutorial.dvi -- required fonts missing

Package: linuxconf (main)
Maintainer: Stefan Gybas <sgybas@debian.org>
  39612  linuxconf_1.16r1-1(unstable): needs keymap patch for m68k

Package: lists-archives (main)
Maintainer: Johnie Ingram <johnie@debian.org>
  26384  lists-archives: Missing conffiles

Package: login (main)
Maintainer: Guy Maor <maor@debian.org>
  38729  login: /etc/limits is world-readable
[HELP] Determine is program or manpage right

Package: lprng (main)
Maintainer: Sven Rudolph <sr1@inf.tu-dresden.de>
  38963  lprng: filenames with accented chars raise an error

Package: lsof-2.2 (main)
  39103  lsof-2.2: Doesn't install

Package: mailleds (main)
Maintainer: Michael Bramer <grisu@debian.org>
  37742  mailleds -x doesn't blink keyboard leds

Package: mailman (main)
Maintainer: Gergely Madarasz <gorgo@caesar.elte.hu>
  39575  Mailman security problem

Package: mutt (main)
Maintainer: Marco d'Itri <md@linux.it>
  39030  bugs.debian.org: heavy problems with potato: loosing mail!
  39337  mutt_0.95.6-1(unstable): build error: script not executable

Package: mysql-gpl-client (main)
Maintainer: Christian Hammers <ch@debian.org>
  39057  mysql-gpl-client: why conflict with mysql-server?
  39432  mysql-gpl-client: no separate shared library package prevents correnct dependencies

Package: mysql-gpl-dev (main)
Maintainer: Christian Hammers <ch@debian.org>
  39431  mysql-gpl-dev: no libmysqlclient.so link

Package: netbase (main)
Maintainer: Anthony Towns <ajt@debian.org>
  39265  netbase: inetd goes into fast loop on udp time packets

Package: netstd (main)
Maintainer: Herbert Xu <herbert@debian.org>
  34849  netstd: Version of netstd in potato is missing security fixes from slink version

Package: nfs-client (main)
Maintainer: Anders Hammarquist <iko@debian.org>
  39424  showmount already in nfs-server package

Package: nfs-server (main)
Maintainer: Herbert Xu <herbert@debian.org>
  36732  problem between nfs-server 2.2beta37-1 (slink) and netstd 3.07-2 (hamm)
  37180  nfs-server: rpc.mountd hangs regulary

Package: nmap (main)
Maintainer: LaMont Jones <lamont@debian.org>
  38739  nmap patch

Package: nosql (main)
Maintainer: David Frey <dfrey@debian.org>
  37906  nosql_2.1-1(unstable): build error: obsolete macro in configure.in

Package: omniorb (main)
Maintainer: Brent A. Fulgham <bfulgham@debian.org>
  36096  CORBA_sysdep.h does not define byte order
  38547  /tmp race in package postinst

Package: orbit (main)
Maintainer: Steve Haslam <araqnid@debian.org>
  39565  orbit_0.4.90-1(unstable): doesn't build with glibc2.0

Package: pam-apps (main)
Maintainer: Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>
  38631  pam-apps: login doesn't handle expired passwords
  39018  su: strange behavior

Package: perl (main)
Maintainer: Darren Stalder <torin@daft.com>
  37667  /usr/lib/perl5/powerpc-linux/5.004/asm points wrong on powerpc

Package: php3-cgi-mysql (main)
Maintainer: Gergely Madarasz <gorgo@caesar.elte.hu>
  39688  php3-cgi-mysql: Package relies on old mysql.

Package: php3-mysql (main)
Maintainer: Gergely Madarasz <gorgo@caesar.elte.hu>
  38829  php3-mysql: Does not work with newer MySQL packages

Package: pilot-link (main)
Maintainer: Dermot Bradley <bradley@debian.org>
  32874  pilot-link_0.9.0-1(unstable): Links with shlibs from wrong path
  37725  pilot-link 0.9.0-1 should require libpisock3 (>= 0.9.0-1)

Package: postgresql (main)
Maintainer: Oliver Elphick <Oliver.Elphick@lfix.co.uk>
  39081  postgresql_6.4.2-8(unstable): m68k patch lost

Package: ppp (main)
Maintainer: Philip Hands <phil@hands.com>
  39091  ppp_2.3.7-4(unstable): again glibc/Linux header troubles
  39116  ppp: /etc/ppp ownerships

Package: ppp-pam (main)
Maintainer: Philip Hands <phil@hands.com>
  38639  ppp-pam auth. security problem

Package: prc-tools (main)
Maintainer: Stephen Zander <gibreel@debian.org>
  37923  prc-tools manpage collisions
  39425  prc-tools: File overlap with binutils

Package: proftpd (main)
Maintainer: Johnie Ingram <johnie@debian.org>
  38229  normal users cannot login

Package: python-pcgi (main)
Maintainer: Gregor Hoffleit <flight@debian.org>
  38944  python-pcgi: glibc 2.1 patch

Package: rexec (main)
Maintainer: Herbert Xu <herbert@debian.org>
  36466  rexec: always prompts for username/passwd

Package: rsync (main)
Maintainer: Philip Hands <phil@hands.com>
  36179  directory specification is ignored

Package: ruari-diff (main)
Maintainer: James Troup <jjtroup@comp.brad.ac.uk>
  38952  ruari-diff glibc 2.1 patch

Package: s3mod (main)
Maintainer: Steve McIntyre <stevem@chiark.greenend.org.uk>
  38948  s3mod: glibc2.1 patch

Package: scwm (main)
Maintainer: Francesco Tapparo <cesco@debian.org>
  39093  xfree86-common will not upgrade
  39261  scwm_0.99.1-1(unstable): bad source package
  39442  scwm: syntax error in dependency version (scwm => 0.8a-8)

Package: sgml-base (main)
Maintainer: Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org>
  28704  sgml-base: sgml entity handling should conform to Cees de Groot's proposed std

Package: silo (main)
Maintainer: Davide Barbieri <paci@debian.org>
  34896  silo looks for kernel image in wrong place on sun4u

Package: smail (main)
Maintainer: Soenke Lange <soenke@escher.north.de>
  35092  smail crashes!

Package: smb2www (main)
Maintainer: Craig Small <csmall@debian.org>
  32131  smb2www: smb2www in slink incompatible with samba in slink
  33331  smb2www: smb2www incompatible with samba 2.0.x (not for slink)

Package: snmp (main)
Maintainer: David Engel <david@debian.org>
  37677  snmp: It does not work on alpha

Package: sudo (main)
Maintainer: Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com>
  39255  unneeded information in sudo (fwd)

Package: sysklogd (main)
Maintainer: Martin Schulze <joey@debian.org>
  38977  sysklogd: permissions for /dev/xconsole not fixed on upgrade

Package: tao (non-free)
Maintainer: Ossama Othman <ossama@debian.org>
  35805  tao_idl fails to load shared libraries

Package: ted (main)
Maintainer: Chris Waters <xtifr@debian.org>
  39287  ted: ted crash

Package: textutils (main)
Maintainer: Galen Hazelwood <galenh@micron.net>
  36795  textutils: tail argument parsing is fubar [PATCH]

Package: tkdesk (main)
Maintainer: Daniel Martin <fizbin@debian.org>
  38949  tkdest patches for tcl/tk 8.0

Package: tm (main)
Maintainer: Yann Dirson <dirson@debian.org>
  37739  gnus: Doesn't start

Package: util-linux (main)
Maintainer: Vincent Renardias <vincent@debian.org>
  37657  util-linux: hwclock --systohc dangerous

Package: vrweb (main)
Maintainer: Fabien Ninoles <fab@tzone.org>
  39580  vrweb does not start at all

Package: watchdog (main)
Maintainer: Johnie Ingram <johnie@debian.org>
  34895  type conversion problem

Package: wine (main)
Maintainer: Vincent Renardias <vincent@debian.org>
  39636  wine: doesn't startup

Package: wmglobe (main)
Maintainer: C. Thomas <chomsky@debian.org>
  36961  wmglobe: inconsistently licensed

Package: wmifs (main)
Maintainer: Ben Gertzfield <che@debian.org>
  37572  wmifs does noy work any more

Package: wmrack (main)
Maintainer: Marcelo E. Magallon <mmagallo@debian.org>
  38945  WMRack: source package name contains illegal character `W'

Package: wu-ftpd-academ (main)
Maintainer: Heiko Schlittermann <heiko@lotte.sax.de>
  34206  User ftp must not be created without my permission
  34418  wu-ftpd-academ: this ain't a licence!
[STRATEGY] It is mostly BSD, debian/copyright is bad

Package: xarchie (non-free)
Maintainer: Martin Schulze <joey@debian.org>
  39413  xarchie: need to depend archie package

Package: xaw-wrappers (main)
Maintainer: Joey Hess <joeyh@master.debian.org>
  39598  xaw-wrappers: Can't upgrade xkeycaps to 2.44-2, conflict

Package: xaw3dg (main)
Maintainer: joost witteveen <joostje@debian.org>
  3857   listres dumps core

Package: xcontrib (main)
Maintainer: Mark W. Eichin <eichin@kitten.gen.ma.us>
  35181  xcontrib: please add xaw-wrappers workaround for #35105

Package: xemacs20-mule (main)
Maintainer: James LewisMoss <dres@debian.org>
  37545  Cannot Byte-compile el file on unset LANG 

Package: xfingerd (main)
Maintainer: KELEMEN Peter <fuji@debian.org>
  38736  xfingerd header missing

Package: xfmix (contrib)
Maintainer: Tom Lear <lear@debian.org>
  39521  GPL is incompatible with XForms

Package: xisp (contrib)
Maintainer: Martin Bialasinski <martinb@debian.org>
  39523  GPL is incompatible with XForms

Package: xldlas (contrib)
Maintainer: Vincent Renardias <vincent@waw.com>
  39524  GPL is incompatible with XForms

Package: xli (main)
Maintainer: James R. Van Zandt <jrv@vanzandt.mv.com>
  39159  xli doesn't build on potato

Package: xlockmore (main)
Maintainer: Herbert Xu <herbert@debian.org>
  35468  xlockmore-4.1[23] -mode bug segfaults

Package: xmcd (main)
Maintainer: Wichert Akkerman <wakkerma@debian.org>
  35177  xmcd: bad default device and $XMCD_LIBDIR dependency

Package: xmhtml1-dev (main)
Maintainer: Tyson Dowd <trd@cs.mu.oz.au>
  35002  Linking statically breaks with new libc

Package: xmorph (main)
Maintainer: Larry Gilbert <irving@pobox.com>
  38955  xmorph does not build from source

Package: xmysql (contrib)
Maintainer: Brian M. Almeida <bma@debian.org>
  39522  GPL is incompatible with XForms

Package: xmysqladmin (contrib)
Maintainer: Brian M. Almeida <bma@debian.org>
  39546  (xmysqladmin license problem) Re: Packages up for adoption 

Package: xosview (main)
Maintainer: Zed Pobre <zed@debian.org>
  37851  xosview_1.7.1-1(unstable): doesn't build on m68k -- sys/perm.h

Package: xv (non-free)
Maintainer: Philippe Troin <phil@fifi.org>
  39176  xv: xv dump a core at launch

Package: xwatch (contrib)
Maintainer: Peter S Galbraith <psg@debian.org>
  35157  xwatch is not distributable
[STRATEGY] Needs to get a Lyx-type licence addition

Package: yorick (main)
Maintainer: David H. Munro <munro@icf.llnl.gov>
  37405  yorick_1.4-12(unstable): Uses i386 assembler

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