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Re: Release-critical Bugreport for February 25, 1999

Brian has stated that Bug >30000 won't make it into slink.  Please
exclude them from this listing to avoid confusion.

BugScan reporter wrote:
> Bug stamp-out list for Feb 25 00:05 (CST)
> Total number of release-critical bugs: 21
> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Package: boot-floppies (main)
> Maintainer: Enrique Zanardi <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>
>   33276  FW: Boot disks 2.1.7 has "broken" dpkg_slinkcd ;(                      
> [FIX] A fixed package (2.1.8) is in Incoming
>   33428  gpm: freopen(stderr) failed                                            
> [FIX] A fixed package (2.1.8) is in Incoming

I hope, this pkg is important enough to bypass the above statemen. :)

> Package: debiandoc-sgml (main)
> Maintainer: Ardo van Rangelrooij <ardo@debian.org>
>   33813  debiandoc-sgml: debiandoc2text fails to ru                             

This is a candidate.

> Package: dpkg (main)
> Maintainer: Ian Jackson and others <dpkg-maint@chiark.greenend.org.uk>
>   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                                   

>   30090  weirdass dpkg coredumps and xbase upgrade insanity                     
>   33046  dpkg: severe breakage after removal of xbase                           

These are two more.

> Package: ftp.debian.org (pseudo)
> Maintainer: Guy Maor <ftpmaster@debian.org>
>   33788  Please add new files in upgrade directories                            

> Package: fvwmconf (main)
> Maintainer: John Lapeyre <lapeyre@physics.arizona.edu>
>   33825  fvwmconf: Please change control file for fvwm rearrangement            

This is another one.

> Package: general (pseudo)
> Maintainer: debian-devel@lists.debian.org
>   32888  base: Removing "Obsolete" package base kills a system                  

This is ... umh ... difficult...

> Package: libc6 (main)
> Maintainer: Joel Klecker and others <debian-glibc@lists.debian.org>
>   33832  libc6: dlopen problem.  causes libraries to get opened about 4x (patch included)

There is a fix, but this is another candidate.

> Package: libtricks (main)
> Maintainer: joost witteveen <joostje@debian.org>
>   32842  libtricks: segfault                                                    
> [STRATEGY] libtricks does not work for libc5 programs. Bug should be
>            downgraded

And another one...

> Package: mailagent (main)
> Maintainer: Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org>
>   33589  mailagent: Patch to fix mail corruption with C filter                  
> [FIX] A fixed version (3.65-2) is in Incoming

And this is one as well.

> Package: metamail (main)
> Maintainer: Herbert Xu <herbert@debian.org>
>   33487  [PATCH included] metamail installed exploitable mailcap-line           
> [STRATEGY] as the title says, a patch is included in the report

I hope this will make it into slink anyway, fixes a security problem.

> Package: metro-motif-man (contrib)
> Maintainer: Lawrence Chim <ychim@debian.org>
>   18659  Incorrect control file                                                 
> [FIX] A fixed version (2.0-3) is in Incoming

Since it's also a >30000 bug it has been rejected and the slink package has
been removed.

> Package: rc (main)
> Maintainer: Dale Scheetz <dwarf@polaris.net>
>   33506  rc - no signal messages since "mksignal" doesn't like linux signal.h   

That's another one.

> Package: shellutils (main)
> Maintainer: Galen Hazelwood <galenh@micron.net>
>   33756  shellutils: printf prints weird characters and sometimes even segfaults

... and another one.

> Package: smb2www (main)
> Maintainer: Craig Small <csmall@debian.org>
>   32131  smb2www: smb2www in slink incompatible with samba in slink             

... and one more.

> Package: xlib6g (main)
> Maintainer: Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org>
>   33733  /etc/init.d/xdm calls wrong binary                                     

... and another one more.

> Package: zgv (main)
> Maintainer: Andy Mortimer <andy.mortimer@zetnet.co.uk>
>   33580  [chris@ferret.lmh.ox.ac.uk: [HOLE] [FIX RPM]: zgv]                     
> [FIX] A fixed version (3.0-4) is in Incoming

... and the least one to to.



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