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5 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 Mar 21 15:08, and removed
the bugs that were fixed by uploads installed today.

I'll start mailing the maintainers of packages on this list.

I am most concerned about the packages that are still on the list with
bugs from the previous horizon.  Those packages were too important
to remove, and they are very likely to delay the release if no-one
steps up to fix them.

The packages involved are fetchmail, g++, gpm, kernel-image-2.2.14-ide
(do we really need it?  I assumed it's needed for the bootfloppies),
and perl-5.005.

tkstep8.0 was also on the "too important" list last time, but I think
it can be removed after all, because all packages depending on it are
happy with tk8.0 instead.

Richard Braakman


Total number of bugs listed: 78

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: autofs (debian/main).
Maintainer: Justin Maurer <justin@debian.org>
  52132 autofs: Race condition when expiring autofs submounts leaves daemon crippled
[STRATEGY] Patch available, waiting for reply from upstream

Package: base-config (debian/main).
Maintainer: Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
  59247 apt-setup needs to allow for user interaction from apt-cdrom add

Package: bbdb (debian/main).
Maintainer: Frederic Lepied <Lepied@debian.org>
  59177 xemacs20 didn't compile bbdb-gnus on installation

Package: boot-floppies (debian/main).
Maintainer: Debian Install System Team <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>
  57625 base: PCMCIA cards not recognize during installation
  58266 bf-2.2.7: PCMCIA network install is broken
  58779 boot-floppies: Can't boot on my Powerpc
  58857 The boot floppies do not work with milex raid on root.
  60218 error when setting active partition

Package: communicator (debian/contrib).
Maintainer: Adam Heath <doogie@debian.org>
  60193 communicator: buss error when replying to message

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

Package: cvs (debian/main).
Maintainer: Tom Lees <tom@debian.org>
  59543 cvs: cvs-makerepos does not exist
  59909 cvs: cvs segfaults when commiting a dir

Package: debiandoc-sgml (debian/main).
Maintainer: Ardo van Rangelrooij <ardo@debian.org>
  60246 debiandoc-sgml: error handling in two commands is inappropriate

Package: debianutils (debian/main).
Maintainer: Guy Maor <maor@debian.org>
  59121 run-parts hangs during /etc/cron.daily runs

Package: dotfile-bash (debian/main).
Maintainer: Debian QA Group <debian-qa@lists.debian.org>
  60060 dotfile-bash doesn't start

Package: dpkg (debian/main).
Maintainer: Wichert Akkerman <wakkerma@debian.org>
  33237 /etc/alternatives/emacs not managed properly - /usr/bin/emacs doesn't run emacs20
[STRATEGY] Switches to manual-mode too quickly, maintainer will look at
           it this weekend.
  58091 package name "Eterm" --> "eterm"

Package: epic4 (debian/main).
Maintainer: Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@debian.org>
  58508 Epic pre2.503 has bugs which 2.505 has not

Package: fetchmail (debian/main).
Maintainer: Paul Haggart <phaggart@debian.org>
[HELP] This package needs a new maintainer.  (RB)
  43139 fetchmail flushed after failed delivery
  50990 fetchmail: mail was fetched and deleted from server but never sent to local MTA

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

Package: fwctl (debian/main).
Maintainer: Bernd Eckenfels <ecki@lina.inka.de>
  59857 fwctl: fwctl sets wrong interface for denied address

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++ [fixed in 2.96 CVS Feb 2000] [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: gcc (debian/main).
Maintainer: Debian GCC maintainers <gcc@packages.debian.org>
  59819 gcc_2.95.2-7(frozen): fails to compile itself on m68k

Package: gdb (debian/main).
Maintainer: Vincent Renardias <vincent@debian.org>
  58450 gdb: Won't compile on PowerPC

Package: gnomeicu (debian/main).
Maintainer: Edward C. Lang <edlang@debian.org>
  58919 gnomeicu causes XServer to grab all the memory.

Package: gnuchess-book (debian/main).
Maintainer: Martin Mitchell <martin@debian.org>
  57945 gnuchessbook: /usr/lib/games/gnuchess/gnuchess.data doesn't exist  (another dir)

Package: gnudip (debian/main).
Maintainer: Randolph Chung <tausq@debian.org>
  59248 gnudip: Gnudip prerm script fails with error `groupdel: group gnudip does not exist'

Package: gpm (debian/main).
Maintainer: Zephaniah E. Hull <warp@whitestar.soark.net>
  58081 [PATCH] priviledge elevation in gpm-root
  59793 gpm: gpm won't start from remote telnet session

Package: grmonitor (debian/main).
Maintainer: Martin Mitchell <martin@debian.org>
  59592 grmonitor needs to depends on libgl1 instead of mesag3

Package: hostname (debian/main).
Maintainer: Adam Heath <doogie@debian.org>
  59410 hostname: found how to set domainname for linux

Package: imlib-progs (debian/main).
Maintainer: Ossama Othman <ossama@debian.org>
  60052 imlib-progs: imlib_config segfaulting without /etc/imlib/imrc

Package: ircd (debian/main).
Maintainer: Johnie Ingram <johnie@debian.org>
  58757 wont start

Package: kernel-image-2.2.14-ide (debian/main).
Maintainer: Herbert Xu <herbert@debian.org>
[FIXED] Fixed version in Incoming
        (Not true -- RB)
  57451 where are the sources for the ide patch ?

Package: libc6-dev (debian/main).
Maintainer: Joel Klecker <debian-glibc@lists.debian.org>
  59962 sys/ucontext.h shouldn't define ERR

Package: libgd-graph-perl (debian/contrib).
Maintainer: Piotr Roszatycki <dexter@debian.org>
  59442 libgd-graph-perl: Missing files, missing dependencies

Package: libnet-perl (debian/main).
Maintainer: Michael Alan Dorman <mdorman@debian.org>
  60140 Need new version in potato (just released within this week)

Package: mailman (debian/main).
Maintainer: Gergely Madarasz <gorgo@sztaki.hu>
  59867 mailman: gate_news isn't working

Package: mh (debian/main).
Maintainer: Edward Brocklesby <ejb@debian.org>
  59227 htdig: Apparent infinite recursion
  59891 Security problem in MIME-handling code

Package: midentd (debian/main).
Maintainer: Turbo Fredriksson <turbo@debian.org>
  58480 installing midentd with pidentd installed didn't change default identd

Package: nana (debian/main).
Maintainer: Brent A. Fulgham <bfulgham@debian.org>
  58909 nana: nana looks in the wrong place for nanafilter

Package: netbase (debian/main).
Maintainer: Anthony Towns <ajt@debian.org>
  59282 netbase: portmap is killed too early on shutdown
  59377 netbase: can't build

Package: netscape-smotif-472-libc5 (debian/non-free).
Maintainer: Adam Heath <doogie@debian.org>
  60223 netscape-smotif-472-libc5: wrong dependencies

Package: nfs-kernel-server (debian/main).
Maintainer: Chip Salzenberg <chip@debian.org>
  59641 nfs-kernel-server: conflicts with Standard package nfs-server

Package: nscd (debian/main).
Maintainer: Joel Klecker <debian-glibc@lists.debian.org>
  58367 nscd: 'broken pipe' error causes entire box to be unusable

Package: pak (debian/main).
Maintainer: Joseph Carter <knghtbrd@debian.org>
  58474 pak does not compile from source

Package: pcmcia-modules-2.2.14 (debian/main).
Maintainer:  < >
  59315 depmod: error reading ELF header: No such file or directory

Package: pcmcia-modules-2.2.14-compact (debian/main).
Maintainer:  < >
  59638 Please recompile pcmcia modules for compact kernel

Package: pdl (debian/main).
Maintainer: Raul Miller <moth@debian.org>
  55268 [Strategy: use older version on alpha] PDL fails to compile on alpha

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-doc (debian/main).
Maintainer: Darren Stalder <torin@daft.com>
  60233 incorrect copyright for documentation

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

Package: pvm (debian/main).
Maintainer: Drake Diedrich <Drake.Diedrich@anu.edu.au>
  59903 pvm_3.4.2-4(frozen): build fails due to root-owned files

Package: r-base (debian/main).
Maintainer: Douglas Bates <bates@stat.wisc.edu>
  58412 r-base: Can't build from source

Package: rep-gtk (debian/main).
Maintainer: Mikolaj J. Habryn <dichro-debian@rcpt.to>
  58684 rep-gtk_0.8-2(unstable): build error (prototype mismatch)

Package: roxen (debian/main).
Maintainer: Turbo Fredriksson <turbo@debian.org>
  58501 initial configuration user/pass OK gives HTTP/1.0 500 Internal Server Error
  59339 roxen_1.3.122-7(frozen): non-executable script during building

Package: rscheme (debian/main).
Maintainer: Rob Browning <rlb@cs.utexas.edu>
  53734 rscheme: build fails if there is no info about the packages

Package: sendmail (debian/main).
Maintainer: Richard A Nelson (Rick) <cowboy@debian.org>
  60227 Missing /etc/mail/local-host-names let install fail

Package: slirp (debian/main).
Maintainer: Roberto Lumbreras <rover@debian.org>
  59608 slirp: password handling bug, patch included

Package: smail (debian/main).
Maintainer: Soenke Lange <soenke@escher.north.de>
[HELP] Mail to Soenke bounced.
  59135 smail: Smail doesn't work with the latest libraries

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

Package: ssh2 (non-US/non-free).
Maintainer: Edward Brocklesby <ejb@debian.org>
  59031 ssh2: AARGH! ssh2-2.0.13-5 broke my box!

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: vtun (debian/main).
Maintainer: Craig Sanders <cas@taz.net.au>
  58449 vtun: /etc/init.d/vtun does not stop vtun
  58752 vtun: `persist' option does not work - eats cpu

Package: whiptail (debian/main).
Maintainer: Enrique Zanardi <ezanard@debian.org>
  59150 still missing dependency on libnewt0 for m68k
[HELP] Maintainer doesnt know how to fix this bug. someone with m68k?

Package: xmame-gl (debian/non-free).
Maintainer: Martin Mitchell <martin@debian.org>
  59595 xmame-gl depends on mesag3, must depend on libgl1 instead

Package: xpvm (debian/main).
Maintainer: Anand Kumria <wildfire@progsoc.uts.edu.au>
  59816 xpvm_1.2.5-4(frozen): build fails due to root-owned files

Package: xvt (debian/main).
Maintainer: Charles Briscoe-Smith <cpbs@debian.org>
  59045 xvt/ncurses-base: New "xterm" terminfo breaks xvt
[STRATEGY] This bug depends on bug 58745, waiting for a fixed ncurses-base
  to be uploaded. (Mar20MH)

Package: zsh (debian/main).
Maintainer: Clint Adams <schizo@debian.org>
  58941 core dump with function mycd() {builtin cd "$@" && echo $PWD}
[STRATEGY] Fixed in the next .deb.  Already fixed upstream. (Mar15MH)

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