Re: Release-critical Bugreport for January 1, 1999
> Package: boot-floppies (main)
> Maintainer: Enrique Zanardi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 30759 "No support for FAT32 in boot floppies"
> 31099 (no subject)
30759 is kernel-image-2.0.36 related, isn't it?
> Package: devscripts (main)
> Maintainer: Julian Gilbey <email@example.com>
> 30838 devscripts: uupdate: fails without warning!
I fail to see how this is critical.
> Package: file (main)
> Maintainer: Nicolás Lichtmaier <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 31031 lintian fails for packages python-pdb and python-numeric
I have to read the bug report (which I can't right now) but... uh?
'Package: file' and the bug is lintian-related... could someone
*please* retitle this one?
> Package: libfltk-dev (main)
> Maintainer: Gregory S. Stark <email@example.com>
> 31242 libfltk-dev: package depends on old libstdc++
I thought s/o recompiled this? Also, I sent some patches for the new
libfltk via the BTS but I haven't heard from Gregory yet (hollydays'
lag, probably). *I'd* really like to see the new libfltk in slink
a) WRT the current version in slink it fixes bugs (quite a few)
b) It doesn't list Bill Spitzak at the author (either use the new
files or patch the current one). I don't think DD would harass
Mr. Spitzak (even) more about this, but let's save the guy some
The soname has been changed upstream, it's libfltk 1 now, that means
the package libfltk0 has to be removed and a new libfltk1 has to be
introduced. I think 0 packages depend on libfltk0, so this should be
no problem (I haven't verified this)
> Package: telnet98 (non-US)
> Maintainer: Ian Lynagh <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 30926 telnet98: Telnet98 overwrites telnet and telnetd packages without conflicting
> 30927 telnet98: Telnet98 segfaults
That's not critical (has to be fixed, but it's not release critical)
> Package: wmaker (main)
> Maintainer: Marcelo E. Magallon <email@example.com>
> 28841 Problems upgradring from wmaker-superfluous to wmaker
Either give me a better description of what the problem is or I'll
downgrade this. I've looked into this thing, really... I think
someone is asking me to provide support for something that upstream
has explicitly said they won't provide support for: the clip icons
get lost after the upgrade, simple as that. I *could* write a
program that reads 0.14.1 Fiend's information (WMState, in fact) and
write a 0.20.3 Clip's information (*should* be simple) -- but just
don't have the time to do that right now. If someone wants to write
such a program, I'd be more than delighted to include it on wmaker.
> Package: xdm (main)
> Maintainer: Branden Robinson <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> 29360 xdm: Stopped X without warning/asking
I think Branden has said several times this can't be fixed. By the
time the installation gets to new xbase's preinst, it already too
late to put a warning. Solution: make an 'Upgrade Notes' document.
Put a BIG warning there saying that xdm *will* *be* stopped. It's
ugly but it's better than nothing.