Request for NMUs.
The following RC bugs on packages in sarge appear to have good, simple
fixes, and have had them for a while, but their maintainers seem to be
on vacation, busy, or something. They deserve NMUs. :-)
Reminder: if you're going to NMU an orphaned package, make a QA upload
instead (normal version number, package maintainer set to
If I were a DD, I might do all of these myself -- or I might not, since
this is a *long* list. Perhaps developers could claim a few of these at
#211860: cal3d needs 'configure' to be rebuilt with newer libtool,
automake. Very safe NMU.
#190611: dpkg needs its Conflicts: updated.
#220399: gem needs new Build-Depends or Build-Conflicts related to
#221044: gnue-designer needs Build-Depends fix.
#207087: guile-oops needs up-to-date config.sub and config.guess
#223706: inetutils-ping needs some m4 quoting fixes in configure.ac
(patch supplied), followed by a rebuild of 'configure' with autoconf 2.58.
#176192: kernel-image-sparc-2.4 needs the usual versioned debhelper
#211240: libelfg0-dev needs its Conflicts: updated.
#218633: libooc-x11 needs rebuild against new libgc
#218634: libooc-xml needs rebuild against new libgc
#218290: libqt3-mt-dev needs dependencies updated.
#210406: libsdl1.2 needs a powerpc patch which is well tested.
#216747: lightning needs debhelper in Build-Depends, not just
#213836: mesa's libtool isn't building right. Can be fixed in one of
two ways, both with patches.
#223195: mps needs a build patch. This should actually not be NMUed; it
should be QA-uploaded.
#217413: mtools was reading uninitialized memory; trivial fix. (Given
the state of the package, a hijack wouldn't hurt, actually.)
#220575: netplan needs a trivial missing-header fix.
#204979: sxid needs to avoid timestamp skew problem
#201932 (aka #206910): vflib3 needs the usual libtool update for MIPS
#202528: xdrawchem needs the usual libtool/automake/autoconf update for
MIPS. You'll also need to fix
#215406: xdrawchem needs dependencies
(which will presumably be fixable by trial and error.) Note that this
should *not* be an NMU, but rather a QA upload; the "maintainer" hasn't
uploaded since 2001 and there have been five consecutive NMUs since
then. The package needs to be forcibly orphaned.