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0 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 26 15:08, and subtracted
the bugs that were fixed by uploads I installed today.

I will start removing these packages soon (unless they're too important,
in which case we have a different problem).  Removal of a package is final.

Richard Braakman


Total number of bugs listed: 34

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
[ This is taking rather long -- RB ]

Package: bash (debian/main).
Maintainer: Matthias Klose <doko@debian.org>
  58404 bash: *ap++ == 0x55 , segmentation fault out of nowhere!

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>
  58266 [fixed in CVS] 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 [fixed in CVS] error when setting active partition

Package: communicator-smotif-461 (debian/non-free).
Maintainer: Adam Heath <doogie@debian.org>
  43849 communicator-smotif: Floating point exception error
[ We have netscape 4.72 to replace it, but not for all architectures. --RB ]

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

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

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"
  60105 dselect dies with 'failed to getch in main menu: Success'

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

Package: fetchmailconf (debian/main).
Maintainer: Paul Haggart <phaggart@debian.org>
  57287 generates wrong config files
[ Removing fetchmailconf means also removing fetchmail, unless someone 
  uploads a fetchmail version that does not create a fetchmailconf package ]

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

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

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

Package: pdl (debian/main).
Maintainer: Raul Miller <moth@debian.org>
  55268 [Strategy: use older version on alpha] PDL fails to compile on alpha
[ Nice strategy, but someone needs to implement it.  -- RB ]

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: 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
[FIXED] in 3.4.2-5, waiting for m68k to confirm.
[ This is taking rather long -- RB ]

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

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
[ I think we can live without smail, now that exim is the default -- RB ]

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
[ tkstep8.0 was spared last time around.  I did some checking, and it
  seems we can remove it without breaking any dependencies -- RB ]

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?

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