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Re: Release-critical Bugreport for November 5, 1999

On 99-11-05 BugScan reporter wrote:

Some comments on some of the bugreports.

> Package: apache-common (main)
> Maintainer: Johnie Ingram <johnie@debian.org>
> [STRATEGY] Maintainer will have this fixed by Oct. 30.
>   45428  apache-common: mod_mime.so depends on /etc/apache/mime.types

We have 8. November 1999 and so more then one week has been gone then
the estimated date for the fix. When will this be fixed?

> Package: apache-ssl (non-US)
> Maintainer: Christoph Martin <christoph.martin@uni-mainz.de>
>   49157  apache-ssl: Can't build (SSL patch failed)

When will this get fixed? Is somebody already working on a fix?

> Package: apt (main)
> Maintainer: APT Development Team <deity@lists.debian.org>
>   46096  apt: pb upgrading libgtk-1.2.5
> [FIX] Fixed in cvs.
>   46537  apt-get update with apt-cdrom broken
> [FIX] Fixed in cvs.
>   46857  apt: If source URI contains password, the password is printed on the screen during fetches
> [FIX] Fixed in cvs.
>   47557  apt: internal error
> [FIX] Fixed in cvs.
>   48392  apt-get install libc6- libc6  will remove 160 package without questioning

We have the fixes in the cvs, so how long will it take till we have a
new release?

> Package: asis (main)
> Maintainer: Samuel Tardieu <sam@debian.org>
>   49180  Missing files

According to the BTS this bug has been fixed in version 3.12p-2. Can
please somebody confirm this, that this bug report can be closed?

> Package: bash (main)
> Maintainer: Guy Maor <maor@debian.org>
>   48911  bash: please remove sparc from libc5 compat list

Seems to be trivial to fix. Guy, is it allowed to NMU this?

> Package: bigloo (main)
> Maintainer: Craig Brozefsky <craig@red-bean.com>
>   46040  [PATCH] compilation on sparc, cleanup, etc
> [STRATEGY] It appears that a new .diff.gz was uploaded, but it was never
> recompiled on the original arch.

Could somebody please make the necessary recompilation to fix this bug?

> Package: cecilia (non-free)
> Maintainer: Marco Budde <Budde@tu-harburg.de>
> [REMOVE] No source available, so we can't fix this. Also hasn't been updated
>          upstream in over a year it seems.
>   44747  cecilia: `Error: couldn't execute "/usr/lib/cecilia/files/csound_linux2.0.x"'

Hm, I would suggest removing this package till there's a fix for the

> Package: cmucl (main)
> Maintainer: Peter Van Eynde <pvaneynd@debian.org>
>   46675  Problem with newer glibc's and CMUCL
> [STRATEGY] Fix is in bugreport, but maintainer hasn't uploaded it??

Has the fixed version be installed in the archive now or is it still in

> Package: console-data (main)
> Maintainer: Yann Dirson <dirson@debian.org>
>   48940  console-data: apt-get upgrade dies

According to the BTS this bug has been fixed. Can somebody confirm this?

>   48998  console-data: install error

This bug looks more like a bug in debconf. Could the maintainer of
debconf confirm this?

> Package: console-tools (main)
> Maintainer: Yann Dirson <dirson@debian.org>
>   48963  console-tools debconf stuff buggy (maybe bug in debconf)

According to the BTS this bug has also been fixed. Confirmation?

>   49158  console-tools; error while upgrading

It seems that this bug is trivial to fix. Yann, when do you plan to fix
this one?

> Package: darxite (main)
> Maintainer: Ben C. Hendrickson <bhendrickson@usa.net>
>   48846  Downloading multiple files via html causes data corruption

This bug is over one week old and there's no reaction from the
maintainer in the BTS. Is he on holiday or busy?

> Package: ddd-smotif (contrib)
> Maintainer: Alexander Yukhimets <alexy@debian.org>
> [REMOVE] This package is no longer needed and can be removed.
>   34802  ddd-smotif: Generate core-dumps after start

Could the archive-maintainers please remove it ASAP?

> Package: debconf (main)
> Maintainer: Joey Hess <joeyh@master.debian.org>
>   48979  Console-data cannot be installed due to problem in debconf or perl or...

Same as bug #48998.

> Package: debian-keyring (contrib)
> Maintainer: James Troup <keyring-maint@debian.org>
>   43536  debian-keyring: Non self-signed keys

This bug is extremly important for us. Can the maintainers with non-self
signed keys fix this ASAP? We should fix this till we release a new

> Package: debiandoc-sgml (main)
> Maintainer: Ardo van Rangelrooij <ardo@debian.org>
>   49136  debiandoc-sgml should depend on libi18n-langtags-perl, but doesn't

This bug can easily be fixed by a recompilation, so that it depends on

> Package: deliver (main)
> Maintainer: Scott K. Ellis <scott@debian.org>
>   49200  deliver: cannot log error messages

Is this just a problem of not correct permissions or what is the

> Package: dump (main)
> Maintainer: Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com>
>   49192  dump: uses /etc/dumpdates instead of /var/lib/dumpdates

According to the BTS this is just a misconfiguration while compiling it.
So a recompilation with correct configuration should fix this one.

> Package: dwww (main)
> Maintainer: Jim Pick <jim@jimpick.com>
>   49072  dwww_1.4.3.5-1.1(unstable): doesn't delete debian/files

Argh, extremely easy to fix. When will there be the new release or is it
allowed to NMU?

> Package: dx (main)
> Maintainer: Konstantinos Margaritis <markos@debian.org>
>   48164  Cannot coexist with current LessTif package.
> [STRATEGY] Problems with source during nmu attempt(see bug report)

Hm, can't this package be removed if we don't find a solution for the

> Package: elks-libc (main)
> Maintainer: Juan Cespedes <cespedes@debian.org>
>   48706  elks-libc: upgrade error overwrite /usr/lib/bcc/i86/rules.186

A fix seems to be to remove /usr/lib/bcc/i86/rules.186 from the package
as it is in bcc on which elks-libc depends.

> Package: emacs19 (main)
> Maintainer: Mark W. Eichin <eichin@thok.org>
>   49065  emacs19: info page still resides in /usr/info - emacs19.postinst fails

According to the BTS this bug has been fixed.

> Package: flick-dev (main)
> Maintainer: Raphael Bossek <bossekr@debian.org>
>   49079  flick-dev: apt-get can't install flick-dev

A possible solution would be to remove
/usr/share/man/man5/hosts_access.5.gz from the package.

> Package: freeciv-xaw (main)
> Maintainer: Lalo Martins <lalo@webcom.com>
>   48214  freeciv-xaw: bad symlink

The last mail from the maintainer is now about three weeks old. When
will we get a fixed version?

> Package: ftp.debian.org (pseudo)
> Maintainer: Guy Maor <ftpmaster@debian.org>
>   38599  packages which should be moved to the base section
>   41274  Please remove the old netcdf packages
>   43889  An experimental version of gnus was uploaded by mistake into main
>   46388  NO 2.1r3 M68K CDs: trn depends
>   47708  Please move cgi-scripts to project/orphaned
>   49068  'poc' should be removed from the archive.  New package 'objc-poc' replaces 'poc'.
>   49090  ftp.debian.org: please remove aumix-alsa

When will the FTP-master become active and fix those bugs? Or do they
need some help for maintaing the FTP-Server?

> Package: g++ (main)
> Maintainer: Debian GCC maintainers <gcc@packages.debian.org>
>   48530  g++ [alpha]: internal compiler error building open-amulet

The bug is now about one week old and there seems to be no reaction
from the maintainers. When does this important package gets fixed?

> Package: gaim (main)
> Maintainer: Robert S. Edmonds <stu@novare.net>
>   46487  Subject: /usr/include/gnome.h doesn't find gnomesupport.h

Can this bug just be closed or do we need a solution for it?

> Package: gcc (main)
> Maintainer: Debian GCC maintainers <gcc@packages.debian.org>
>   48527  gcc [alpha]: error compiling fweb

This is also one week old and there's no reaction to it. This is release
critical and also a important package, so I woud recommend finding a
solution soon.

> Package: geomview (main)
> Maintainer: Randolph Chung <tausq@debian.org>
>   49016  geomview_1.6.1.9-10(unstable): doesn't delete debian/files

Easy to fix, when will the fixed version be uploaded? Or should somebody
NMU it?

> Package: giram-gnome-mesa (main)
> Maintainer: Carlos Barros <cbf@debian.org>
>   48292  giram-gnome-mesa: Missing Tutorial.gz

According to the BTS it looks pretty easy to fix.

> Package: gnome-apt (main)
> Maintainer: Apt Packaging Team <apt@packages.debian.org>
>   44427  gnome-apt: Broken Package

Can't we remove this package if it doesn't get fixed?

> Package: gnome-help (main)
> Maintainer: James LewisMoss <dres@debian.org>
>   48723  help-browser crashes on first startup

According to the BTS this bug has been closed.

> Package: gpart (main)
> Maintainer: David L. Coe <david.coe@someotherplace.org>
>   46101  gpart_0.1d-1(unstable): unnecessary arch switch; arch specific?

When will the fixed version be uploaded and installed into the archive?

> Package: gpasman (non-US)
> Maintainer: Michael Meskes <meskes@debian.org>
>   43061  gpasman segfaults when opening database

Could please be a tag [STRATEGY] Can be removed if not fixed be added to
this package?

> Package: gs (main)
> Maintainer: Marco Pistore <pistore@di.unipi.it>
>   41570  Can not handle kanji font PS
> [STRATEGY] There is a patch in the report

Marco, when do you apply the patch and upload a fixed version? Or should
somebody make a NMU for you?

> Package: gsl (main)
> Maintainer: Michael J. Booth <booth@debian.org>
>   42116  gsl-histogram double counts last input
> [STRATEGY] Upstream fixed in on August 5, but a new package was never made

Michael, when will the fixed version be uploaded or can we make a NMU to
fix the bug?

> Package: hostname (main)
> Maintainer: Adam Heath <doogie@debian.org>
>   48850  hostname 2.05 conflict with nis over /bin/domainname
>   49009  hostname: conflict with nis package

Which package is more importatn nis or hostname? After this decision has
been made it should probably be easy to fix those two bugs.

> Package: html2ps (main)
> Maintainer: Stephen Zander <gibreel@debian.org>
> [REMOVE] Drop this package, htmldoc is a much better alternative
>   46275  html2ps; html2ps does not work with new perl

Okay, can it be removed from the archive then?

> Package: htp (main)
> Maintainer: Jonathon D. Nelson <nels0988@tc.umn.edu>
>   48633  htp: No up to date sources for htp

Can we remove the  package if we don't get a fix for potato till the

> Package: iceconf (main)
> Maintainer: Jules Bean <jules@debian.org>
>   39251  iceconf: iceconf uses old workspace commands
> [HELP] Could be fixed now...?

When will this bug get fixed?

> Package: lapack (main)
> Maintainer: James A. Treacy <treacy@debian.org>
>   48661  lapack: doesn't build from source

It seems that we first need to inspect if the bug is in lapack or g77.
After this we can work on a fix for it.

> Package: ldso (main)
> Maintainer: David Engel <david@debian.org>
>   48539  ldso_1.9.11-5_alpha.deb fails to install

According to the BTS it seems that this bug has been fixed. So can it be
closed now?

> Package: lha (non-free)
> Maintainer: Steve McIntyre <stevem@chiark.greenend.org.uk>
>   48748  lha has no license

Can't we remove the package if we don't get a proper license for it?

> Package: libapache-mod-perl (main)
> Maintainer: Daniel Jacobowitz <dan@debian.org>
>   45753  libapache-mod-perl: Doesn't build on Alpha

Seems pretty easy to fix?

> Package: libcgi-perl (main)
> Maintainer: Manoj Srivastava <srivasta@debian.org>
>   49189  cannot purge libcgi-perl

Deciding from the information in the BTS, I would say it's pretty easy
to fix.

> Package: libesd0 (main)
> Maintainer: Andrew Feinberg <agf@debian.org>
>   49086  Platform detection wrong on powerpc

Looks like it has been fixed. Can this be confirmed?

> Package: libgd-perl (non-free)
> Maintainer: Scott K. Ellis <scott@debian.org>
>   49108  libgd-perl: please build new version (uses PNG) so it can go in main

Has this bug been fixed? Otherwise could somebody please fix it and make
a NMU? (NMU is allowed according to the BTS)

> Package: libreadlineg2 (main)
> Maintainer: Guy Maor <maor@debian.org>
>   39907  lftp dumps core

Has this one been fixed?

> Package: lynx (main)
> Maintainer: Christian Hudon <chrish@debian.org>
>   46021  lynx on alpha exits immediately with interrupt 15, is useless

The last message about this bug in the BTS is over a month old. Can
someone please take care of it and try to find a solution?

> Package: manpages-de (main)
> Maintainer: Martin Schulze <joey@debian.org>
>   48561  translations of manpages and manpages-xx packages

According to the BTS this one has been fixed.

> Package: manpages-dev (main)
> Maintainer: Nicolás Lichtmaier <nick@debian.org>
>   46792  setreuid(2) contains invalid security information

According to the BTS this is a bug in libc6-doc. Can we reassign it

> Package: mercury (main)
> Maintainer: Tyson Dowd <trd@cs.mu.oz.au>
>   48664  mercury: can't build from source

Could somebody please check if this one has now been fixed?

>   49160  Patch for Sparc compilation

New version which should fix this has been uploaded according to the

> Package: mgetty-fax (main)
> Maintainer: Philip Hands <phil@hands.com>
>   47439  pre-removal script fails

A patch for this is in the BTS. Philip, could you please apply it?

> Package: mpsql (non-free)
> Maintainer: Michael Meskes <meskes@debian.org>
>   48169  Cannot coexist with current LessTif package.

Seems to be fixed. Can someone confirm?

> Package: mrtg (main)
> Maintainer: Dermot Bradley <bradley@debian.org>
>   49089  mrtg depends on libsnmp-session-perl (>= 0.74)

According to the BTS this one is fixed.

> Package: mutt (main)
> Maintainer: Marco d'Itri <md@linux.it>
>   48851  mutt: recompile against newer slang
>   49215  mutt: Depends: slang1 (< 1.3) but 1.3.9-1 is installed
>   49231  mutt: Broken Dependancies

Seems to be pretty easy to fix.

> Package: ntop (main)
> Maintainer: Joey Hess <joeyh@master.debian.org>
>   48202  ntop: no images, display local index.html, no mapage

Over one week old without a reaction from the maintainer.

> Package: oskit (main)
> Maintainer: Ed Boraas <ed@debian.org>
>   43872  oskit: i586-oskit-gcc forks endlessly

Over two months old without a reaction from the maintainer. So may I
suggest adding a tag STRATEGY Can be removed if not fixed?

> Package: perl (main)
> Maintainer: Darren Stalder <torin@daft.com>
>   44033  Perl exits with "Illegal instruction" when executing

Can we please close this bug report?

> Package: plugger (contrib)
> Maintainer: Adam Heath <doogie@debian.org>
>   47397  plugger: Plugger don't work

I think somebody needs to carefully inspect the problem.

> Package: proftpd (main)
> Maintainer: Johnie Ingram <johnie@debian.org>
> [STRATEGY] Maintainer will have this fixed by Oct. 30.
>   46695  proftpd: Still configured anonymous access when I answered "no" to the debconf dialog.
>   49170  proftpd_1.2.0pre9-1(unstable): compile error with have_sendfile

Has this bug been fixed as estimated or not?

> Package: quake2 (non-free)
> Maintainer: Michael Beattie <mike@omnic.dhis.org>
>   45985  quake2: After correcting mouse and mouse unconfig in vga.config, I get segfault loading ref_soft.so

Could we please downgrade this bug? This package is non-free.

> Package: quota (main)
> Maintainer: Heiko Schlittermann <heiko@lotte.sax.de>
>   41753  quota: repquota and quotacheck segfault
>   47222  quota: edquota - confusing
>   47718  edquota will not allow soft or hard limits above 4194303 blocks

Heiko, when will these get fixed? Do you need some help?

> Package: radiusd-cistron (main)
> Maintainer: Norbert Veber <nveber@debian.org>
>   48089  radiusd-cistron: new upstream version available

As Norbert Veber is also the maintainer of xinetd and Josip Rodin just
made a NMU of xinetd, I would say that Norbert is MIA. So could somebody
please make a NMU to fix this bug?

> Package: raidtools2 (main)
> Maintainer: Pekka Aleksi Knuutila <pa@debian.org>
>   48707  raidtools2: raidtools2 doesn't use update-modules

Seems pretty easy to be fix?

> Package: revtex (non-free)
> Maintainer: Michael A. Miller <mmiller@debian.org>
>   48691  revtex: /usr/share/texmf/doc in revtex conflicts with tetex-base_1.0-5_all

According to the BTS it looks like this one is pretty easy to fix. 

> Package: rosegarden (main)
> Maintainer: Will Lowe <lowe@debian.org>
>   48631  rosegarden: Source for rosegarden 2.1-4 not in archive?

Seems to be fixed according to the BTS.

> Package: roxen (main)
> Maintainer: Turbo Fredriksson <turbo@debian.org>
>   46063  roxen is not stopped correctly by /etc/cron.weekly/roxen

If I understand the problem correctly, we only need to fix the script
/etc/cron.weekly/roxen to work correctly.

> Package: rscheme (main)
> Maintainer: Rob Browning <osiris@cs.utexas.edu>
>   47774  rscheme_0.7.2-2(unstable): Syntax error in m68k specific code

Easy to resolve.

> Package: ruari-diff (main)
> Maintainer: James Troup <jjtroup@comp.brad.ac.uk>
>   30399  ruari-diff: Fix for glibc2.1

A Patch for this is available in the BTS.

> Package: sdr (main)
> Maintainer: Chu-yeon Park <kokids@debian.org>
>   43755  sdr wont compile, still requires files not present on a Debian system

Looks like it has been fixed according to the BTS.

> Package: sgml-tools (main)
> Maintainer: Sven Rudolph <sr1@inf.tu-dresden.de>
>   44743  sgml-tools: unable to purge configuation files

Should be fixable by changing the postinst-script.

> Package: slashem (main)
> Maintainer: Peter Makholm <peter@makholm.net>
>   48941  slashem upgrade fails if /var/games/slashem does not exists

Seems to be fixed accordin to the BTS.

> Package: smail (main)
> Maintainer: Soenke Lange <soenke@escher.north.de>
>   48614  smail: postinst leaves MTA broken if xinetd is in use

Soenke, when do you fix this one? Or do you need some help for fixing

> Package: swish++ (main)
> Maintainer: Jim Pick <jim@jimpick.com>
>   38173  swish++ segfaults with libc6 2.1
>   43417  swish++: Does not compile and is not up to date.

Jim, are you working a new package or do you need some help to get it

> Package: sxid (main)
> Maintainer: Ben Collins <bcollins@debian.org>
>   48193  crashes when it is running from root

Needs are carefull inspection for fixing.

> Package: termcap-compat (main)
> Maintainer: Christian Hudon <chrish@debian.org>
>   48747  termcap-compat: doesn't build from source

Could this package be compiled with the normal gcc or not? If not, I
think fixing the package would be the best solution.

> Package: tin (non-free)
> Maintainer: Paul Haggart <phaggart@debian.org>
>   46570  tin: rtin crashes
>   48196  tin: tin claims .uk is an invalid top-level-domain
>   49012  tin: tin: Error: Bad address in From: header.

Hm, there's no reaction from the maintainer about the bug reports. Is he
on holiday or just to busy?

> Package: watchdog (main)
> Maintainer: Johnie Ingram <johnie@debian.org>
> [STRATEGY] Maintainer will have this fixed by Oct. 30.
>   46082  watchdog: watchdog - unexpected shutdowns

Has it been fixed as estimated?

> Package: wdg-html-reference (non-free)
> Maintainer: Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar@debian.org>
>   46517  wdg-html-reference: Many links should be internalised.

According to the BTS it looks like the bug has been fixed.

> Package: wmaker (main)
> Maintainer: Chris McKillop <cdm@debian.org>
>   41434  Window Maker 0.60.0 "assertion failed"
> [HELP] Any help is welcome, preferably patches.

Is the bug still in version 0.61 of wmaker?

> Package: wmmail (main)
> Maintainer: Marcelo E. Magallon <mmagallo@debian.org>
>   44569  wmmail: wmmail: defaults domain HC!@HC!@card/GNUstep/Defaults/WMMail corrupted

When will this get fixed?

> Package: wn (main)
> Maintainer: Jean Pierre LeJacq <jplejacq@quoininc.com>
>   42143  wn: cron.daily/wn recurses infinitely and gives a segment violation
> [STRATEGY] Maintainer promised to fix this.

When will the maintainer fix this?

> Package: xinvaders (non-free)
> Maintainer: Nicolás Lichtmaier <nick@debian.org>
>   49018  xinvaders: Error during installation: No such file or directory

Easy to resolve.

> Package: xmcpustate (main)
> Maintainer: Thimo Neubauer <thimo@debian.org>
>   48995  xmcpustate_3-5(unstable): build problem: -m486

Seems to be fixed.

> Package: yagirc (main)
> Maintainer: Ole J. Tetlie <olet@debian.org>
>   48093  yagirc depends on non-existed library libjpegg6a

When will the maintainer recompile and fix it? Or is it allowed to NMU

> Package: zsh (main)
> Maintainer: Clint Adams <schizo@debian.org>
>   48483  zsh: TRAPEXIT causes seg fault
> [FIX] Fixed in version

Can this bug then be closed, please?

* Christian Kurz                          Debian Developer/QA-Team *
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