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Re: Debian v2.1 ("Slink") Deep Freeze

Previously Brian White wrote:
> 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:

Unless someone fixes them before wednesday, right? (on a related note,
wednesday in what timezone?).

> boot-floppies     31099  the 'load modules' screen hangs
>                   31618  Frozen boot floppies don't work on Tosh laptop.

Already fixed in CVS, a new upload is waiting for Herbert Xu to release
a new kernel-image with a tecra kernel.

> 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?

Yaiks, I'll try to do some work on this later today.

> fileutils         30184  fileutils: chown broken on symlinks

This is only a problem for potato, not for slink.

> ftp.debian.org    14898  courtney has problematic license
>                   31282  upgrade-1386 directory in Incoming
>                   31578  cfengine needs to be in frozen

cfengine has been reuploaded for slink; this bug should probably be

> kernel-image-2.0  31516  kernel-image-2.0.36: please add these ISDN fixes

Herbert Xu already uploaded a new kernel-image package which fixes this.

> perl-suid         31904  Secuity hole with perl (suidperl) and nosuid mounts on Linux
> tcsh              28959  meta keys in tcsh don't work anymore!

This is already fixed with version 6.08.01-3

> 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

Branden has a release candidate for X ready somewhere, and I urge
everyone to test that!


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