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Overdue problem reports

The following problem reports are very old but have not yet been marked
as `taken up' by a message to debian-bugs-done@pixar.com or as forwarded
to a developer by CCing a message to debian-bugs-forwarded@pixar.com.
Please help ensure that these bugs are dealt with quickly, even if you
are not the package maintainer in question.  (NB a full list of outstanding
bug reports is posted on Fridays - this is a partial list only!)

 Ref  Package    Keywords/Subject               Submitter
  379 mount      Repeatable mount(1) problem wi Bill Mitchell <mitchell@mdd.com
  416 wenglish   perl doesn't flush output auto rockwell@nova.umuc.edu
  421 term       unreasonable restriction on te Raul Miller <rdr@merit.edu>
  563 tar        tar -x fails to overwrite or c iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso

 Ref  Package    Keywords/Subject               Submitter
  579 image (?)  missing /usr/man/man8 manpages Bill Mitchell <mitchell@mdd.com
  660 gdb        GDB gets address of structure  iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
  662 procps     top doesn't behave sensibly if iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
  691 textutils  textutils package, fmt(1) prog Bill Mitchell <mitchell@mdd.com
  702 findutils  locate crash with large db     Ernie Elu <ernie@tinny.eis.net.
  710 xs3        X server problem with hardware iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
  713 mh         mh should pause after printing iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
  723 xconfig    X server default configuration iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
  725 xbase      twm places windows incorrectly iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
  729 procps     Bizarre corrupted output from  iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
  731 ncurses    ncurses wgetnstr doesn't work  iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso

 Ref  Package    Keywords/Subject               Submitter
  737 gawk       gawk references to `$0' in END iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
  740 xbase      xclock leaves `droppings' in i Ian Jackson <iwj10@cus.cam.ac.u
  746 cpio       mt doesn't support setblk (and iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
  759 kbd, xbase /usr/bin/X11/showfont conflict rdr@legislate.com (Raul Miller)
  773 xbase      xmh falls over if mh is not in richard@elmail.co.uk (Richard K
  775 xbase      twm reports errors on incorrec richard@elmail.co.uk (Richard K
  783 tar        tar --same-order doesn't work  iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
  784 manpages   Infelicities in fopen manpage  iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
  785 cpio       mt problems                    mitchell@mdd.comm.mot.com (Bill
  786 syslogd    syslogd gone awol              iwj10@thor.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jacks
  797 (base)     /etc/termcap console keydefs f Bill Mitchell <mitchell@mdd.com
  798 svgalib    svgalib gets control key mucke rdr@legislate.com (Raul Miller)
  808 emacs      Info anchors not active in ema mdickey@thorplus.lib.purdue.edu
  817 tar        tar -T /dev/null extracts whol iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
  818 bash       bash builtin `echo' doesn't ch iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
  819 tar        tar should have null-separated iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
  820 tcsh       tcsh builtin `echo' doesn't ch iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
  821 shellutils /bin/echo doesn't check write  iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
  822 tar        tar -t doesn't check write err iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
  824 cpio       cpio should have non-verbose,  iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
  825 trn        trn warning messages corrupt t iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
  827 libc or sh who reports wrong hostname (wa chris@cosy.sbg.ac.at (Christian
  835 sysklogd   syslogd dies, leaves system un grib@arlut.utexas.edu (William 
  836 (base)     Possible bugs in termcap syste "Emilio C. Lopes" <ecl@if.usp.b
  841 ncurses    dselect from dpkg 0.93.34 says mitchell@mdd.comm.mot.com (Bill
  844 manpages   readdir(3) should document str iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
  845 manpages   access(2) is ambiguous         iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
  850 indent     [indent] option mentioned in d jdassen@wi.leidenuniv.nl (J.H.M
  853 shellutils `nice' does not do anything    iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso

 Ref  Package    Keywords/Subject               Submitter
  857 gs_both    gs (2.6.1pl4-4) doesn't use /e iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
  860 mount      `only root can mount' can mean iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
  864 make       make gets MAKEFLAGS wrong      iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
  887 xarchieR6  xarchie barfs when ftp closes  dgregor@coil.com
  889 info       Info 3.1-6                     ecl@gluon.if.usp.br (Emilio C. 
  902 lpr        lpr can't print a PostScript f iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
  903 (base)     /dev miscellaney               Bill Mitchell <mitchell@mdd.com
  911 libc       libc causes rsh to fail on com iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
  918 miscutils  mkboot and image packages      mitchell@mdd.comm.mot.com (Bill
  923 xbase      xdm failed with `unknown sessi iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
  927 ncurses?   dselect display bug            Bill Mitchell <mitchell@mdd.com
  932 pine       Pine over-encodes files and au iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
  933 pine       Pine wants to post my email re iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
  934 pine       Pine `Full Header Mode' when r iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso

 Ref  Package    Keywords/Subject               Submitter
  944 sysvinit   clock (-u) question            "James A. Robinson" <jimr@simon
  945 (base)     clock (-u) question            jwl@atlanta.cray.com (James W. 
  957 dpkg       dpkg should automatically log  iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
  981 ircii      irc package should ask for def andrew@kryten.it.com.au (Andrew
  985 manpages   struct dirent is not documente iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
  988 bsdutils   `script' is insecure, and gene iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
  991 libc       libc unknown server error      Jon Rabone <93jkr@eng.cam.ac.uk
  997 (base)     Root Help Information Scrolls  grantbow@netcom.com (Grant R. B
  998 (base)     Can't Configure DOS Partitions grantbow@netcom.com (Grant R. B
 1000 (base)     Reconfiguring and Duplicate En grantbow@netcom.com (Grant R. B
 1002 (base)     Shell Help Text: / vs. /root d grantbow@netcom.com (Grant R. B
 1003 (base)     Entry Not Added to fstab       grantbow@netcom.com (Grant R. B
 1004 miscutils  720/1200 Disk Format?          grantbow@netcom.com (Grant R. B
 1009 bash       bash problem with quoting/comp iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
 1016 procps     top has 3's in vt100           andrew@kryten.it.com.au (Andrew
 1017 modules    Kernel Module Errors on Upgrad grantbow@netcom.com (Grant R. B
 1020 image      kernel image hangs scsi contro sr1@irz301.inf.tu-dresden.de (S
 1022 (base)     No message for 'easy' pasword  jdassen@WI.LeidenUniv.NL (J.H.M
 1028 image      image package doesn't remove i Bill Mitchell <mitchell@mdd.com
 1029 kbd        compile failed (both a.out and jdassen@WI.LeidenUniv.NL (J.H.M
 1031 modules    problem w/ gcc-2.7.0?          jdassen@WI.LeidenUniv.NL (J.H.M
 1032 (base)     Linux Counter Project Info Not grantbow@netcom.com (Grant R. B
 1037 dpkg       dselect user interface (was Re iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
 1041 (base)     Debian printing problem        rdr@legislate.com (Raul Miller)
 1045 libc       tgetflag("hc") segfaults (fwd) Bill Mitchell <mitchell@mdd.com
 1048 kbd        kbd reinstall breaks console s iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
 1059 ppp        pppd's README needs updated    Charles A. Stickelman <chuck@cm
 1061 lpr        /etc/printcap vs. /usr/man/man rdr@legislate.com (Raul Miller)
 1064 (base)     cfdisk problems with large dri andrew@kryten.it.com.au (Andrew
 1065 (project)  Debian Maintainers FAQ         grantbow@netcom.com (Grant R. B
 1066 ncurses-de ncurses-devel leaves behind ol deisher@yamuna.eas.asu.edu (Mic
 1071 nvi        nvi segfaults with unknown TER mitchell@mdd.comm.mot.com (Bill
 1072 (base)     Base Reboot Message            grantbow@netcom.com (Grant R. B

 Ref  Package    Keywords/Subject               Submitter
 1077 (base)     /etc/init.d/boot cleanup quest Bill Mitchell <mitchell@mdd.com
 1078 sysvinit   Nasty bug in killall5          Swen Thuemmler <swen@uni-paderb
 1079 sysvinit   Scripts in /etc/init.d cannot  Swen Thuemmler <swen@uni-paderb
 1085 tar        no man page for tar            andrew@kryten.it.com.au (Andrew
 1087 diffutils  no man page for diff           bruce@pixar.com (Bruce Perens)
 1088 ncurses-de ncurses - segfault in wnoutref iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
 1090 gzip       Gzip 1.2.4-6                   jimr@simons-rock.edu
 1093 lpr        lpd used lpf by default        victor the cleaner <paunovic@st
 1094 hostname   Problem in reading the host na sr1@irz301.inf.tu-dresden.de (S
 1096 kernel/ter reset with terminal type 'linu homey <homey@interaccess.com>
 1097 info       info-3.6-1 and manpages ...    tobias@et-inf.fho-emden.de
 1099 perl       perl bug                       jimr@simons-rock.edu
 1102 tar        tar v 1.11.8 gives a segmentat fea@fea.rrd.ornl.gov (James D. 
 1103 pgp-i      pgp-i won-t generate key       mitchell@mdd.comm.mot.com (Bill
 1108 binutils   No manpage ar(5)               iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
 1109 doc        info version of Linux FAQ in o richard@elmail.co.uk (Richard J
 1110 tar        tar coredumps when given incor richard@elmail.co.uk (Richard J
 1112 gsfonts    a2gs output unusable by gs but edd@qed.econ.queensu.ca
 1115 pbmplus    pbmplus version number and PAT iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
 1118 fortune    fortune is setuid games ?!     iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
 1126 cern-httpd /usr/sbin/cgiparse -form doesn rdr@tad.micro.umn.edu (Raul Mil
 1127 (bootdisk) 0.93R6 install disks mishandle Bill Mitchell <mitchell@mdd.com
 1130 libc       Stdlib.h problems when using g tim@derwent.co.uk (Tim Morley)
 1137 miscutils  fdisk missing documentation    richard@elmail.co.uk (Richard K
 1138 ncurses-ru ncurses-runtime preinst unnece iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
 1142 xmono (I t xmono 3.1.1-3                  dhs@firefly.com
 1143 mount      Cannot nfs mount a partition.  dhs@firefly.com
 1144 tar        tar --listed-incremental doesn iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
 1146 miscutils  `mkfs' doesn't find /usr/local iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
 1149 make       Make can't execute scripts     david@rem.ods.com (David Engel)
 1151 bash       bash exit status incorrect - s iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
 1161 rxvt       rxvt manual page differs from  rdr@tad.micro.umn.edu (Raul Mil
 1162 sudo       sudo: syslog and hostname prob tobias@et-inf.fho-emden.de
 1164 shellutils who --help uses /etc/{w,u}tmp  Charles A. Stickelman <chuck@cm
 1170 perl       perl fails to make headers fir jimr@simons-rock.edu
 1171 ncurses-ru ncurses-runtime bug: clear     jimr@simons-rock.edu
 1173 ircii      ircII bug? ircII.servers       jimr@simons-rock.edu
 1174 tar        tar gives `Visible longname er iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso
 1176 procps     /usr/bin/top segfault with unk mitchell@mdd.comm.mot.com (Bill
 1181 kbd        `setfont' screws up my console iwj10@cus.cam.ac.uk (Ian Jackso

Over two months old - attention is required:
 Ref  Package    Keywords/Subject               Submitter
 1201 perl       perl doesn't know about includ Richard Kettlewell <richard@elm
 1205 strace     strace doesn't compile with ne jdassen@WI.LeidenUniv.NL (J.H.M
 1206 miscutils  fdisk doesn't exit on EOF      Ian Jackson <iwj10@cus.cam.ac.u
 1207 bsdutils   cal produces malformed error m richard@elmail.co.uk (Richard K
 1210 ppp        lost bug? ppp configuration ug Raul Miller <rdr@tad.micro.umn.
 1211 libc       libc __nis_getgrnam() segfault Anders Chrigstrom <ac@netg.se>
 1212 ppp        ppp configuration ugliness     Bruce Perens <bruce@Pixar.com>
 1216 includes,  kernel headers muck up /usr/sr Raul Miller <rdm@tad.micro.umn.
 1224 xfig       xfig depends on xpmR6, xbaseR6 Ian Jackson <iwj10@cus.cam.ac.u
 1225 ghostview  ghostviewR6 bad name, depends  Ian Jackson <iwj10@cus.cam.ac.u
 1227 elm        elm recommends pgp             Ian Jackson <iwj10@cus.cam.ac.u
 1229 timezone   Timezone data out-of-date      bruce@pixar.com (Bruce Perens)
 1230 (bootdisk) lilo-1.3.11 bootdisk 25th July Ian Jackson <iwj10@cus.cam.ac.u
 1231 xxgdb      xxgdbR6 bad name, depends on x Ian Jackson <iwj10@cus.cam.ac.u
 1233 ifrench    Bad french.hash file in ifrenc K J MacDonald <kenny@festival.e
 1236 libc       no gdbm man page in libc packa andrew@kryten.it.com.au (Andrew
 1238 procps     top fails to get terminal size Ian Jackson <iwj10@cus.cam.ac.u
 1239 findutils  /etc/cron.daily/find: updatedb Lars Wirzenius <wirzeniu@cc.hel
 1240 procps     ps(1) man page incomplete      richard@elmail.co.uk (Richard K
 1246 procps     ps man page does not agree wit richard@elmail.co.uk (Richard K
 1247 perl       perl <...> globbing only works Peter Tobias <tobias@et-inf.fho
 1251 ppp        ppp gives out password         richard@elmail.co.uk (Richard K
 1253 image      image 1.3.18 modules           Erick Branderhorst <branderhors
 1255 findutils  Automatic update of the locate Dominik Kubla <Dominik.Kubla@Un
 1258 (bootdisk) Loading Bug                    Brian Taylor <BKT19@cas.ALBANY.
 1263 miscutils  'login' doesn't work           Steve Greenland <stevegr@Starba
 1265 uucp       Misc. uucp bugs                dhs@firefly.com
 1272 ppp        More powerfull ppp-connect     Winfried Truemper <truemper@ElF
 1275 xarchieR6  xarchie clumsy with 2-button m rdm@tad.micro.umn.edu
 1277 xstd       installing kernel sources does rdm@tad.micro.umn.edu
 1278 libc? NIS? dpkg seg faults with NIS       andrew@kryten.it.com.au (Andrew
 1279 libc       Strangeness involving <bsd/sig rdm@tad.micro.umn.edu
 1281 bin86      bin86                          dhs@firefly.com
 1291 cpio       mt program in cpio package doe mitchell@mdd.comm.mot.com (Bill
 1292 xsvga      X locks up                     Raul Miller <moth@magenta.com>
 1293 manpages   `man 2 signal` slightly incomp Raul Miller <rdm@tad.micro.umn.
 1297 shellutils nohup doesn't seem to work     Raul Miller <rdm@tad.micro.umn.
 1303 binutils   `man 1 nm` slightly incomplete Ian Murdock <imurdock@debian.or

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