Debian v2.1 ("Slink") Deep Freeze
Debian v2.1 ("Slink") Deep Freeze
After considerable delay, Slink is almost ready for release. As such, it
will go into the "deep freeze" on Wednesday, January 20th. New uploads
will be _greatly_ restricted. Also, the following packages will be
removed because of release-critical bugs still open against them:
ftpwatch 31627 ftpwatch: trivial root exploit
grail 31905 grail never starts (lengthy mail)
ivtools 31966 Post Inst error
licq 31614 licq: licq reads from the console when started from the menus!
newscache 26057 newscache: Access control not compiled in
pilot-link 31806 pilot-link: Can't build from source
qtscape 31565 qtscape depends on obsolete version of qt
scwm 31555 libguile4: hoses scwm (yet again)
snd 30941 snd does not work with slink version of lesstif
If you have any objections to this list, please email me immediately. Also,
the following packages will hold up the final release because of release-
critical bugs against them.
boot-floppies 31099 the 'load modules' screen hangs
31618 Frozen boot floppies don't work on Tosh laptop.
cracklib-runtime 27511 crack_packer outputs numbers to stdout
dpkg 17624 dpkg: installs regular dir when .deb contains symlink !
21182 dpkg: dpkg can go into an infinite loop with --force-configure-any
28519 dpkg: dpkg creates circular symlinks
28817 dpkg takes no care over libdpkg
30090 weirdass dpkg coredumps and xbase upgrade insanity
30891 dpkg: Patch for update-alternatives to fix jdk problems
dpkg-dev 25537 dpkg-dev: dpkg-genchanges does not allow "-" in the architecture
31508 parsechangelog broken?
dpkg-multicd 32068 multicd can't reinstall removed package
fileutils 30184 fileutils: chown broken on symlinks
ftp.debian.org 14898 courtney has problematic license
31282 upgrade-1386 directory in Incoming
31578 cfengine needs to be in frozen
31828 cgiwrap is old and unmaintained
kernel-image-2.0 31516 kernel-image-2.0.36: please add these ISDN fixes
kernel-package 31972 kernel-package: GUESS_ARCH breaks kernel-image package
libapache-mod-pu 32043 Typo prevents package removal
libc6 31734 severe bug in frozen base
32035 ldso: dpkg warning overwriting file in libc6
libgd1g 31586 libgd1g: broken shlibs and wrong section in control file
lprng 23682 lprng: The default configuration permits _anyone_ to use a printer
31889 lprng: error in postinst
netbase 32092 Undeclared depend: suidmanager
nonus.debian.org 21423 Dpkg-ftp can't handle alternative distributions
31326 Broken symlinks on nonus.debian.org
31964 dselect tries to install old package
perl-suid 31904 Secuity hole with perl (suidperl) and nosuid mounts on Linux
tcsh 28959 meta keys in tcsh don't work anymore!
wu-ftpd-academ 30931 wu-ftpd-academ: Can't build from source!
xbase 30852 X packages do not upgrade automatically due to name change.
xdm 29360 xdm: Stopped X without warning/asking
xlib6 31610 xlib6: requires gcc but declares no dependency (dpkg --print-gnu-build-architecture?)
xserver-common 29166 xserver-common: should depend or at least recommend properly ver'd xlib6g
If you would like to help speed the release of the next Debian distribution,
you are encouraged to take part in fixing these bugs. More information about
them can be found on Debian's web page: http://www.debian.org/Bugs/
The official release date is yet unset, but with luck it can be as
early as the end of January. More likely, though, is mid-February.
Brian White <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Debian Release Manager