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6 days till Bug Horizon

This is the current list of bugs that are headed for the horizon.
I generated it from the bugscan report of Feb 23 15:10.

Richard Braakman

(Please remember that debian-devel-announce is an announcements list.
 Discussions about announcements should be held on the appropriate list,
 usually debian-devel.)


Total number of bugs listed: 151

Explanation for tags:
  * [FIX]: describes a simple method to deal with the bug.
  * [STRATEGY]: describes a possible approach for fixing the bug.
  * [HELP]: help is needed to fix this bug.

Package: aolserver (debian/main).
Maintainer: Brent A. Fulgham <bfulgham@debian.org>
  53880 aolserver: fails to build

Package: apache (debian/main).
Maintainer: Johnie Ingram <johnie@debian.org>
  57007 apache: apache daemon does not upgrade correctly
[WAITING] Maintainer was contacted on Feb 22, awaiting reply. (MS)

Package: apache-common (debian/main).
Maintainer: Johnie Ingram <johnie@debian.org>
  57769 apache-common: Some Apache modules appear to be missing
[WAITING] Maintainer was contacted on Feb 22, awaiting reply. (MS)

Package: apache-perl (debian/main).
Maintainer: Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@debian.org>
  57679 apache-perl: Comes without config, but is needed for install

Package: at (debian/main).
Maintainer: Siggy Brentrup <bsb@winnegan.de>
[STRATEGY] Fix found, patch is on the way.
  53715 at: atd does not wait for its children
  56797 atd: leaving zombie sendmail processes around

Package: autofs (debian/main).
Maintainer: Justin Maurer <justin@debian.org>
  52132 autofs: Race condition when expiring autofs submounts leaves daemon crippled
[WAITING] Maintainer was contacted on Dec 12, awaiting reply.
  55030 autofs: mangles _ in maps

Package: base (pseudo).
Maintainer: Enrique Zanardi <sr1-boot-floppies@debian.org>
  57625 base: PCMCIA cards not recognize during installation

Package: bash (debian/main).
Maintainer: Matthias Klose <doko@debian.org>
  57437 bash: Major readline problem

Package: bbdb (debian/main).
Maintainer: Frederic Lepied <Lepied@debian.org>
  55432 bbdb: doesn't configure properly with xemacs21

Package: boot-floppies (debian/main).
Maintainer: Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>
  57365 init hangs: no more processes
  57726 mv from busybox enters an endless loop
  57783 bootdisk: still gives azerty-Keyboard on first "real" boot

Package: calc (debian/main).
Maintainer: Frederic Lepied <Lepied@debian.org>
  50142 emacs20: wont install correctly.....
[HELP] Maintainer cannot reproduce it.

Package: cbb (debian/main).
Maintainer: Philippe Troin <phil@fifi.org>
  56780 Install problems with cbb-0.81-0.1
  56800 Again: cannot install/upgrade

Package: communicator (debian/contrib).
Maintainer: Adam Heath <doogie@debian.org>
  45873 communicator: Bus error when getting mail
  52541 Communicator won't collect pop mail
  52554 Communicator won't download newsgroups

Package: communicator-dmotif-408 (debian/non-free).
Maintainer: Adam Heath <adam.heath@usa.net>
  48163 Cannot coexist with current LessTif package.

Package: communicator-smotif-461 (debian/non-free).
Maintainer: Adam Heath <doogie@debian.org>
  42259 [TBF] If you open a menu and a cookie pops up, the browser hangs
  43849 communicator-smotif: Floating point exception error
  45154 communicator-smotif-461: dead keys no longer work with libc5 version

Package: communicator-smotif-47 (debian/non-free).
Maintainer: Adam Heath <doogie@debian.org>
  43739 netscape dies with Bus error
  56356 communicator-smotif-47: bus error

Package: cti-ifhp (debian/main).
Maintainer: Sven Rudolph <sr1@sax.de>
  57272 cti-ifhp: latest potato version breaks printing subsystem

Package: cvs (debian/main).
Maintainer: Tom Lees <tom@debian.org>
  55472 cvs: cvs commit with wrong branch revision causes problems
  56324 cvs: Using deprecated debconf compatibility library.

Package: cyrus-common (debian/non-free).
Maintainer: Michael-John Turner <mj@debian.org>
  56852 cyrus-common: can't install

Package: dhelp (debian/main).
Maintainer: Marco Budde <budde@debian.org>
  54100 dhelp: dhelp_parse fails
[STRATEGY] Maintainer said it'll be fixed this week. (Feb21MH)

Package: diald (debian/main).
Maintainer: Philippe Troin <phil@fifi.org>
  52981 diald: Does not bring link up second time.

Package: dip (debian/main).
Maintainer: Fabrizio Polacco <fpolacco@debian.org>
[HELP] Orphaned, can't be rebuilt.
  56713 dip: No cleanup after exit, duplicate route and interface left behind.

Package: dpkg-multicd (debian/main).
Maintainer: Martin Schulze <joey@debian.org>
  57949 dpkg-multicd: /var/lib/dpkg/methods/multicd/availible doesn't exist

Package: dwww (debian/main).
Maintainer: Jim Pick <jim@jimpick.com>
  53355 dwww: [Patch] Returns invalid MIME type for man pages

Package: emacs19 (debian/main).
Maintainer: Mark W. Eichin <eichin@thok.org>
  55090 emacs19_19.34-21.1(stable): build error: debian/y2k doesn't exist
  57636 gnus under emacs19 opens files in /tmp insecurely

Package: exim (debian/main).
Maintainer: Mark Baker <mbaker@iee.org>
  55473 Exim barfs with some procmail-related error for users with no .procmailrc
[STRATEGY] Maintainer needs more information from the bug submitter. (Feb16MH)

Package: fetchmail (debian/main).
Maintainer: Paul Haggart <phaggart@debian.org>
[HELP] Maintainer is not responding.
       Someone should take over the package. (RB)
  43139 fetchmail flushed after failed delivery
[WAITING] Maintainer was contacted on Dec 12, awaiting reply.
  48159 I had to downgrade to fetchmail_4.6.4-1.1 because I couldn't get my mail from the server! Fetchmail was able to query the IP of the server, but told me something about "file not found". After downgrading fetchmail it worked without problems. I haven't touched any fetchmail relevant scripts!
[WAITING] Maintainer was contacted on Dec 12, awaiting reply.
  50990 fetchmail: mail was fetched and deleted from server but never sent to local MTA
[WAITING] Maintainer was contacted on Dec 12, awaiting reply.
  51557 missing recommends on tcl/tk for fetchmailconf
[HELP] Needs an extra dependency, NMU needed

Package: fetchmailconf (debian/main).
Maintainer: Paul Haggart <phaggart@debian.org>
  57287 generates wrong config files

Package: ftape-util (debian/main).
Maintainer: Christian Meder <meder@isr.uni-stuttgart.de>
  55678 makedev problem in postinst

Package: g++ (debian/main).
Maintainer: Debian GCC maintainers <gcc@packages.debian.org>
[HELP] For gcc/g++ bug reports to be sent to the upstream maintainers,
certain procedures must be followed, so help from clueful people is required
  48530 g++ [alpha]: internal compiler error building open-amulet
[WAITING] Maintainer was contacted on Dec 12, awaiting reply.
  55291 [alpha] g++ causes internal compiler error compiling hatman

Package: gaim (debian/main).
Maintainer: Robert S. Edmonds <stu@novare.net>
  56340 Patch to fix FPE on Alpha

Package: gcc (debian/main).
Maintainer: Debian GCC maintainers <gcc@packages.debian.org>
  55263 [alpha] can't compile ncurses4.2

Package: gensig (debian/main).
Maintainer: Andrew Feinberg <agf@debian.org>
  51313 /usr/bin/gensig is also in gensig

Package: ghc4 (debian/main).
Maintainer: Aaron Van Couwenberghe <aaronv@debian.org>
  52794 ghc4_4.04.19990916-3(unstable): configure doesn't know m68k
[WAITING] Maintainer was contacted on Feb. 20, awaiting reply. (MH)
  55247 ghc4: can't compile from source
[WAITING] Maintainer was contacted on Feb. 20, awaiting reply. (MH)

Package: gimp1.1 (debian/main).
Maintainer: Ben Gertzfield <che@debian.org>
  56503 Gimp is still crashing
[STRATEGY] these have been fixed upstream, maintainer is working on 1.1.17 package

Package: glbiff (debian/main).
Maintainer: Eric Leblanc <jughead@debian.org>
  55895 Y2K problem ?

Package: gnome-apt (debian/main).
Maintainer: Apt Packaging Team <apt@packages.debian.org>
  57283 gnome-apt: libapt-pkg2.7 dependency problem
[STRATEGY] Needs to be recompiled with libapt-pkg2.8

Package: gnome-chess (debian/main).
Maintainer: Vincent Renardias <vincent@debian.org>
  56036 gnome-chess: want exit via window manager close button

Package: gnome-napster (debian/main).
Maintainer: Adam Heath <doogie@debian.org>
  57207 gnome-napster: Crashes on searching and downloading fixed in 0.4.1
  57208 Interface locks HARD when downloading

Package: gpm (debian/main).
Maintainer: Zephaniah E. Hull <warp@whitestar.soark.net>
  51322 gpm upgrade from slink to potato breaks X's mouse
[WAITING] Maintainer was contacted on Dec 12, awaiting reply.
  57850 gpm: gpmconfig wont enable repeater
  58081 [PATCH] priviledge elevation in gpm-root

Package: hwtools (debian/main).
Maintainer: Siggy Brentrup <bsb@debian.org>
[HELP] Maintainer address does not exist. (Feb15MH)
  57535 hwtools: irqtune just doesn't work
[WAITING] Maintainer was contacted on Feb. 15, awaiting reply. (MH)

Package: icecast-server (debian/main).
Maintainer: David M. Zendzian <dmz@debian.org>
  56466 icecast-server: uses encrypted passwords but does not explain how to make one

Package: jdk1.1 (debian/non-free).
Maintainer: Stephen Zander <gibreel@debian.org>
  51490 jdk1.1 requires a dependancy on xbase-clients
  57247 Strange Java problem
[STRATEGY] Stephen: "will require upstream source; the bug can be
  reassigned to jdk1.1-native and downgraded if necessary".

Package: jzip (debian/main).
Maintainer: Michael Stroucken <stroucki@debian.org>
  55980 [PATCH] jzip: postinst dies

Package: kaffe (debian/main).
Maintainer: Ean R. Schuessler <ean@novare.net>
  55618 kaffe: shell scripts starting kaffe components contain invalid paths
  55835 kaffe_1:1.0.5e-0.1(frozen): build error: make -j fails
  55848 jdk1.1: paths screwed up ? 

Package: kbd (debian/main).
Maintainer: Yann Dirson <dirson@debian.org>
  53213 kbd: fails to configure on sparc
[STRATEGY] Maintainer will fix this soon. (Feb21MH)

Package: kerberos4kth (non-US/main).
Maintainer: Greg Stark <gsstark@mit.edu>
  40025 kerberos4kth: won't compile on glibc2.1
[STRATEGY] Maintainer is preparing a new release.

Package: kernel-image-2.2.14-ide (debian/main).
Maintainer: Herbert Xu <herbert@debian.org>
  57451 where are the sources for the ide patch ?

Package: libc6 (debian/main).
Maintainer: Joel Klecker <debian-glibc@lists.debian.org>
  21810 libc6: rexec call dumps core with user="string" and password=NULL
[WAITING] Maintainer was contacted on Dec 12, awaiting reply.
  36584 nss' compat does not work with shadow nis
[WAITING] Maintainer was contacted on Dec 12, awaiting reply.
  57389 Something causing serious dep problems - WARNING
  57622 strcoll segfaults

Package: libfltk1 (debian/main).
Maintainer: Sean E. Perry <shaleh@debian.org>
  52437 libfltk1 should link against a gl library?

Package: libg++272 (debian/main).
Maintainer: Debian GCC maintainers <gcc@packages.debian.org>
  47212 [m68k] libg++272_2.7.2.8-1 build failure
[WAITING] Maintainer was contacted on Dec 12, awaiting reply.

Package: libgc4 (debian/main).
Maintainer: Rob Browning <rlb@cs.utexas.edu>
  57296 libgc4: broken on PowerPC

Package: libncurses5 (debian/main).
Maintainer: Joel Klecker <ncurses-maint@debian.org>
  55781 Dselect wants to uninstall libncurses4
  56646 signedness problems in libncurses5

Package: libpcap0 (debian/main).
Maintainer: Torsten Landschoff <torsten@debian.org>
  51108 [easy] libpcap ignores timeouts on linux
[STRATEGY] Maintainer working on pre-2.2 compat

Package: locales (debian/main).
Maintainer: Joel Klecker <debian-glibc@lists.debian.org>
  57979 install of locales_2.1.3-2 breaks 2UTF

Package: lpr (debian/main).
Maintainer: Adam Klein <aklein@debian.org>
  48642 lpr; lpr does not print on a remote printer
[WAITING] Maintainer was contacted on Dec 12, awaiting reply.
[HELP] Should be fixed by now, someone should doublecheck

Package: lvm (debian/main).
Maintainer: Tom Lees <tom@debian.org>
  56102 lvm: LVM doesn't configure

Package: man2html (debian/main).
Maintainer: Nicolás Lichtmaier <nick@debian.org>
  56095 man2html: mansearch cannot find manuals - Thinks they are in section "gz".

Package: manpages-pl (debian/main).
Maintainer: Piotr Roszatycki <dexter@debian.org>
  57719 manpages-pl: conflicts with rpm

Package: mesag3+ggi (debian/main).
Maintainer: James A. Treacy <treacy@debian.org>
  57760 Missing config file /usr/local/etc/ggi/ggimesa.conf

Package: modutils (debian/main).
Maintainer: Wichert Akkerman <wakkerma@debian.org>
  53660 modutils 2.3.9-1 assumes update-modules can run
  54967 depmod doesn't care about unknown kernels anymore

Package: mutt-ja (debian/main).
Maintainer: Kikutani Makoto <kikutani@debian.org>
  55777 mutt-ja: mailbox is readonly

Package: navigator-smotif-461 (debian/non-free).
Maintainer: Adam Heath <doogie@debian.org>
  55945 navigator-smotif-461: Often crashes and causes the X server to take 100% CPU time

Package: navigator-smotif-47 (debian/non-free).
Maintainer: Adam Heath <doogie@debian.org>
  50887 navigator-smotif-47: Navigator dies (bus error)
  51534 navigator-smotif-47: Distributed binary is different from the original
  56260 navigator-smotif-47: Binary cannot be patched with Fortify

Package: ncpfs (debian/main).
Maintainer: Eloy A. Paris <peloy@debian.org>
  55262 ncpfs: can't build from source
[STRATEGY] could be that the binary is a leftover from ix86 build

Package: nfs-server (debian/main).
Maintainer: Herbert Xu <herbert@debian.org>
  55693 nfs-server: no init script

Package: oidentd (debian/main).
Maintainer: Sean E. Perry <shaleh@debian.org>
  56021 oidentd: "^ident" should be "^auth" in init.d script

Package: openc++ (debian/main).
Maintainer: John Lapeyre <lapeyre@physics.arizona.edu>
  55267 openc++: can't build from source

Package: pdl (debian/main).
Maintainer: Raul Miller <moth@debian.org>
  55268 pdl: can't compile from source

Package: perl-5.004 (debian/main).
Maintainer: Darren Stalder <torin@daft.com>
  53895 doc-base: install-docs depends on perl-5.004

Package: perl-5.005 (debian/main).
Maintainer: Darren Stalder <torin@daft.com>
  55794 Wrong system call numbers on alpha (and probably other non-i386)

Package: perl-5.005-suid (debian/main).
Maintainer: Darren Stalder <torin@daft.com>
  55521 Suidperl isn't suid if suidmanager is missing

Package: perl-base (debian/main).
Maintainer: Darren Stalder <torin@daft.com>
  53794 perl policy is flawed -- 5.004 and 5.005 simultaneous

Package: pmake (debian/main).
Maintainer: Edward Brocklesby <ejb@debian.org>
  56878 [PATCH] seriously poor /tmp handling in pmake when running multiple jobs
[WAITING] Maintainer was contacted on Feb. 15, awaiting reply. (MH)

Package: powertweak (debian/main).
Maintainer: Sudhakar Chandrasekharan <thaths@netscape.com>
  54101 powertweak: 80867190_HOST_FAST_DATA_READY bad
[STRATEGY] This will be fixed soon. (Feb21MH)
  54348 powertweak: MAkes the kernel freeze while upgrading with apt-get. Tried twice.
[STRATEGY] This will be fixed soon. (Feb21MH)

Package: qmail-src (debian/non-free).
Maintainer: Jon Marler <jmarler@debian.org>
  56588 qmail-src: The uid-system is broken

Package: queue (debian/main).
Maintainer: Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
  56931 queue changing ownership/perms on /dev/tty

Package: samba (debian/main).
Maintainer: Eloy A. Paris <peloy@debian.org>
  56711 Samba doesn't manage well long share name
  57417 samba: smb.conf not moved to new location
  58015 potato samba wins support is broken
  58058 upgrade from slink went badly

Package: seesat5 (debian/main).
Maintainer: Dale Scheetz <dwarf@polaris.net>
  57071 segfaults when entering a command without arguments

Package: slocate (debian/main).
Maintainer: R Garth Wood <rgwood@debian.org>
  57011 upgrade of slocate fails
  57046 Again slocate's install is hosed up.
  57530 slocate: overwrite not allowed (prevents other programs from installing)
  58023 slocate: Fails to install due to dpkg-divert error

Package: smail (debian/main).
Maintainer: Soenke Lange <soenke@escher.north.de>
  48614 smail: postinst leaves MTA broken if xinetd is in use
[WAITING] Maintainer was contacted on Dec 12, awaiting reply.

Package: spruce (debian/main).
Maintainer: Randolph Chung <tausq@debian.org>
  57190 spruce: mailbox file size limits.
[STRATEGY] Package is sponsored, actual maintainer will be contacted by
  package maintainer. (Feb21MH)

Package: ssh (non-US/main).
Maintainer: Philip Hands <phil@hands.com>
[HELP] Please NMU, with extreme care. Contact Tommi Virtanen for info.
  50607 openssh looks in /usr/lib/ssh for ssh-askpass, but not /usr/bin
  53697 ssh: scp broken on alpha and sparc
  54243 ssh: ssh shouldn't conflict with ssh2
  55379 ssh: connect from OS/2 ssh client sets incorrect terminal mode
  56596 ssh: ssh is uninstallable
  57891 ssh: rresvport: af=10 Invalid argument

Package: ssh-askpass (non-US/main).
Maintainer: Philip Hands <phil@hands.com>
  50967 ssh-askpass: Incorrectly hard-coded path to ssh-askpass

Package: ssh-nonfree (non-US/non-free).
Maintainer: Philip Hands <phil@hands.com>
[HELP] Please NMU.  (with extreme care)
  48439 root cannot scp
  54758 Postinst prevents sshd startup
  56670 ssh-nonfree: does not build on current potato

Package: ssh2 (non-US/non-free).
Maintainer: Edward Brocklesby <ejb@debian.org>
  51767 ssh2: installation script runs through one question
[WAITING] Maintainer was contacted on Feb. 15, awaiting reply. (MH)
  56299 ssh2 to co-operate with ssh-nonfree
[WAITING] Maintainer was contacted on Feb. 15, awaiting reply. (MH)

Package: syslog-ng (debian/main).
Maintainer: SZALAY Attila <sasa@debian.org>
  55275 does not compile: does nasty tricks with va_list

Package: t-code (debian/main).
Maintainer: UEYAMA Rui <rui@linux.or.jp>
  57042 xemacs21 can no longer search with C-s

Package: tclx76 (debian/main).
Maintainer: Philippe Troin <phil@fifi.org>
  56541 tclx76: cannot install

Package: tix41 (debian/main).
Maintainer: Philippe Troin <phil@fifi.org>
  47825 tix41: Doesn't work with Tcl/Tk 8.2
[WAITING] Maintainer was contacted on Dec 12, awaiting reply.

Package: tkstep8.0 (debian/main).
Maintainer: Steve Kostecke <steve@debian.org>
  55953 tkstep8.0: upgrade from tkstep8.0_8.0p2-3.3 removes /usr/bin/wish8.0
  56950 tk8.0, tk8.2
  57600 PowerPC port of tkstep8.0 has broken dependencies, and breaks many tk applications

Package: toshutils (debian/main).
Maintainer: Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
  54954 toshutils: toshutils compiled for kernel 2.2.13 only

Package: transproxy (debian/main).
Maintainer: Adam Heath <doogie@debian.org>
  56998 transproxy: daemon does not start

Package: xcdroast (debian/main).
Maintainer: Wichert Akkerman <wakkerma@debian.org>
  57434 Looks in the wrong place for source data and "locks up".

Package: xchat (debian/main).
Maintainer: Edward C. Lang <edlang@debian.org>
  56380 xchat: New version of xchat segfaults on start

Package: xexec (debian/contrib).
Maintainer: Zed Pobre <zed@debian.org>
  56762 xexec: GPLed software linked against non-compatible Qt2

Package: xfs (debian/main).
Maintainer: Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org>
  56382 xfs: incomplete id change

Package: xmem (debian/main).
Maintainer: David N. Welton <davidw@efn.org>
  58025 xmem doesn't start

Package: xserver-common (debian/main).
Maintainer: Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org>
  57955 xserver-common: xserver takes 100% CPU time when dying programs lose their connection

Package: xserver-svga (debian/main).
Maintainer: Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org>
  44995 xserver-svga: XF86_SVGA Hungs in Apm_Sync()
[STRATEGY] This may be fixed in 3.3.6.
[HELP] Please try the 3.3.6 pre-release packages (http://www.debian.org/~branden/)
  47741 xserver-svga: gmc root icons in wmaker crash the X server
[HELP] An strace of this would be helpful.
  50624 xserver-svga: Hangs when switching to graphic mode
[HELP] Branden: "I need the output from the X server on this bug."
  56371 xfonts-base: version 3.3.6-3 on X-SVGA 3.3.6-3 displays barcode-like fonts

Package: zsh (debian/main).
Maintainer: Clint Adams <schizo@debian.org>
  58036 zsh does not build from source: broken FIFO test
[STRATEGY] Maintainer "will fix/workaround". (Feb21MH)

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