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Debian Weekly News - January 23rd, 2007

Debian Weekly News
Debian Weekly News - January 23rd, 2007

Welcome to this year's 1st issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the
Debian community. [1]Erinn Clark, co-founder and leader of [2]Debian
Women is [3]selected one of the top 10 girl geeks who are influential
in Open Source. Linux-Watch posted Chris Fearnley's [4]rebuttal to
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols argument that Debian is in trouble.

 1. http://erinn.org/about/
 2. http://women.debian.org/
 3. http://blogs.ittoolbox.com/unix/bsd/archives/top-10-girl-geeks-13100
 4. http://www.linux-watch.com/news/NS9097794891.html

Debian and the one Laptop per Child Project. Michael Voigt
[5]wondered if Debian is supporting the [6]One Laptop per Child
project. It has been founded by the [7]MIT Media Laboratory and is
about creating an cheap and affordable laptop for children in the
third world and developing countries. Petter Reinholdtsen
[8]explained that Debian is [9]participating with its [10]DebianEdu

 5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-edu/2006/12/msg00069.html
 6. http://www.laptop.org/
 7. http://www.media.mit.edu/
 8. http://lists.debian.org/debian-edu/2006/12/msg00073.html
 9. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEdu/OLPC
 10. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEdu

French DebianEdu Developers Meeting. Mathieu Duploy [11]announced the
[12]developers meeting especially for French the Debian-Edu developers
sponsored by [13]Centre Européen de Transfert et de Recherche en
Informatique Libre. It will take place on February 17th to 24th in
Soissons (France). Transportation from Soissons to [14]FOSDEM in
Brussels is included.

 11. http://lists.debian.org/debian-edu/2006/12/msg00160.html
 12. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEdu/DevCampFrance2007
 13. http://www.cetril.org/
 14. http://www.debian.org/events/2007/0224-fosdem

Debian's History 2006. Martin Zobel-Helas [15]reported that he and Ana
Guerrero are creating an [16]review of all major Debian events in
2006. They are using different news channels like [17]Debian Weekly
News, [18]Planet Debian and several [19]mailing lists as source for
the review. Readers who find unmentioned events and thus want to
contribute should write an email to the [20]debian-publicity mailing
list. The review is planned to be published on several websites like
[21]Linux Weekly News and [22]Linux.com.

 15. http://lists.debian.org/debian-publicity/2006/12/msg00035.html
 16. http://times.debian.net/~zobel/2006
 17. http://www.debian.org/news/weekly/
 18. http://planet.debian.org/
 19. http://lists.debian.org/
 20. http://lists.debian.org/debian-publicity/
 21. http://www.lwn.net/
 22. http://www.linux.com/

Debian-Installer for Sony PS3. Kenshi Muto [23]announced that his
friend, Takeshi Yaegashi succeeded to install Debian on a Sony
PlayStation 3 (PS3), which is a 64-bit PowerPC architecture that some
GNU/Linux distributions and NetBSD already have a port for. Yaegashi
set up a Wiki [24]page that describes the installation using a
customised version of the [25]debian-installer.

 23. http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2007/01/msg00049.html
 24. http://www.keshi.org/moin/moin.cgi/PS3/Debian/Installer
 25. http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/

Adding Style Checks to lintian. Mikhail Gusarov [26]wondered if
removing empty lines from the end of debian/copyright and
debian/changelog together with the use of two spaces before Homepage:
in the description would warrant a [27]lintian check. Nico Golde
[28]pointed out that these are not backed up by [29]policy manual and
hence shouldn't be included. Russ Allbery [30]reported that he intends
to add a set of style checks to lintian that would be optional and
would have to be explicitly requested.

 26. http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2007/01/msg00001.html
 27. http://packages.debian.org/lintian
 28. http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2007/01/msg00003.html
 29. http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/
 30. http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2007/01/msg00023.html

Woody Distribution archived. Florian Lohoff [31]noticed that the old
stable release [32]woody has been removed from [33]mirror servers
recently. Kevin Mark [34]explained that this happened because Debian
only supports old distributions for a defined period of time by
providing packages and security support. After this the old
distribution won't be maintained anymore but kept on
[35]archive.debian.org for historical reasons.

 31. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2007/01/msg00159.html
 32. http://www.debian.org/releases/woody
 33. http://www.debian.org/mirrors/
 34. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2007/01/msg00166.html
 35. http://archive.debian.org/debian-archive/

Kernel Handbook updated. Jurij Smakov [36]announced that the
[37]Debian Kernel Handbook has been updated to reflect changes to the
kernel build process and architecture which were made for the upcoming
release of [38]etch. The handbook covers several kernel-related topics
and tasks like building kernel packages, module packages or the
initial ram-disk system used in Debian. Any feedback, comments, or
content proposals are welcome.

 36. http://blog.wooyd.org/?p=9
 37. http://kernel-handbook.alioth.debian.org/
 38. http://www.debian.org/releases/etch

Anticipating the Release Date. [39]Debian Administration is conducting
a [40]poll that allows readers to estimate the release date of
[41]etch. 45 % of its readers assume that etch will be released
whenever it is ready. [42]debianex stated that Debian is the most
stable distribution and because of its stability, apt-get and a very
helpful large community he is using the system and expects it to stay
at No 1.

 39. http://www.debian-administration.org/
 40. http://www.debian-administration.org/polls/88
 41. http://www.debian.org/releases/etch/
 42. http://www.debian-administration.org/users/debianex

Abandon stable Releases? Joseph Smidt [43]suggested to only support
unstable and testing so that maintaining is less stress and the
testing distribution becomes even better. Several developers
[44]disagreed on the [45]numbers backing up the assumption that 76 %
of the users already run [46]testing. Wouter Verhelst [47]added that
in a corporate world [48]stable is the prevailing Debian distribution.

 43. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2006/09/msg00269.html
 44. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2006/09/msg00280.html
 45. http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/56
 46. http://www.debian.org/releases/testing/
 47. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2006/09/msg00293.html
 48. http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/

Compatibility between Creative Commons 2.5 and Debian. Luis Matos
[49]asked for feedback about the compatibility between [50]Creative
Commons 2.5 licenses and Debian. Andrew Donnellan [51]pointed out that
at this moment none of the Creative Common licenses are compatible
with the [52]Debian Free Software Guidelines (DFSG). However, some of
the licenses of version 3.0 will most likely be compatible with the
DFSG thanks to the effort of Debian people. Francesco Poli [53]added
that the current drafts are not DFSG-free, though.

 49. http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2007/01/msg00020.html
 50. http://www.creativecommons.org/
 51. http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2007/01/msg00021.html
 52. http://www.debian.org/social_contract#guidelines
 53. http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2007/01/msg00022.html

Mailman Upgrade Path from Etch to Lenny. Lionel Elie Mamane
[54]reported that the current version 2.1.9 of [55]mailman in [56]etch
will not have an upgrade path to version 2.2.x anticipated for lenny.
This is because of a change in the file format. Mailman 2.1.10 will be
able to export data into a neutral XML format which later versions are
able to import. Lionel wondered if he was allowed to upload a newer
version or include the export facility in the package for etch.

 54. http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2007/01/msg00758.html
 55. http://packages.debian.org/mailman
 56. http://www.debian.org/releases/etch/

Measuring Development Progress. Lars Wirzenius [57]proposed a set of
carefully selected statistics to measure progress of development in
Debian. He suggested weekly reports on total numbers, median and
maximum for all open bug reports, reports grouped by severity,
response time, lifetime of bugs, and more, and would like to compare
these with numbers from the week before.

 57. http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2007/01/msg00015.html

Status of the M68k Port. Ingo Jürgensmann [58]reported that the
[59]m68k port is performing quite well after the GCC issues were
finally solved by Roman Zippel. This port is currently in a better
shape than [60]alpha and [61]arm. He wondered if m68k could be a
release architecture now, given that [62]etch hasn't been released in

 58. http://blog.windfluechter.net/?q=node/156
 59. http://www.debian.org/ports/m68k/
 60. http://www.debian.org/ports/alpha/
 61. http://www.debian.org/ports/arm/
 62. http://www.debian.org/releases/etch/

Installing Debian over PPPoE Connections. Eddy Petrisor [63]reported
that he has successfully installed Debian over a PPPoE (DSL)
connection which was established by the [64]debian-installer. This
demonstrates the comeback of native DSL installations directly from a
[65]mirror server by using the boot argument install modules=ppp-udeb.

 63. http://ramblingfoo.blogspot.com/2007/01/and-it-works-from-d-i-like-charm.html
 64. http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/
 65. http://www.debian.org/mirror/list

Security Updates. You know the drill. Please make sure that you update
your systems if you have any of these packages installed.

 * DSA 1242: [66]elog -- Arbitrary code execution.
 * DSA 1243: [67]evince -- Arbitrary code execution.
 * DSA 1244: [68]xine-lib -- Arbitrary code execution.
 * DSA 1245: [69]proftpd -- Denial of service.
 * DSA 1246: [70]OpenOffice.org -- Arbitrary code execution.
 * DSA 1247: [71]libapache-mod-auth-kerb -- Denial of service.
 * DSA 1248: [72]libsoup -- Denial of service.
 * DSA 1249: [73]xfree86 -- Privilege escalation.
 * DSA 1250: [74]cacti -- Arbitrary code execution.
 * DSA 1251: [75]netrik -- Arbitrary shell command execution.

 66. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1242
 67. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1243
 68. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1244
 69. http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1245
 70. http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1246
 71. http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1247
 72. http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1248
 73. http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1249
 74. http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1250
 75. http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1251

New or Noteworthy Packages. The following packages were added to the
unstable Debian archive [76]recently or contain important updates.

 76. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/newpkg_main

 * [77]alpine -- Text-based email client, friendly for novices but
 * [78]bzr-svn -- Bazaar plugin providing Subversion integration.
 * [79]ccd2iso -- Converter from CloneCD disc image format to
   standard ISO.
 * [80]context -- Powerful TeX format.
 * [81]dnsproxy -- Proxy for DNS queries.
 * [82]drupal-4.7 -- Fully-featured content management framework.
 * [83]gaia -- Interface to the planet.
 * [84]gambas2 -- Complete visual development environment for Gambas.
 * [85]ginspector -- GTK+ object/class inspector.
 * [86]hedgewars -- Worms style game.
 * [87]idjc -- Graphical shoutcast/icecast client.
 * [88]imsniff -- Simple program to log Instant Messaging activity on
   the network.
 * [89]jlha-utils -- Command-line lzh archiver written in Java.
 * [90]ltspfs -- Fuse based remote filesystem for LTSP thin clients.
 * [91]neko -- High-level dynamically typed programming language.
 * [92]olsrd -- Optimised link-state routing daemon (unik-olsrd).
 * [93]openarena -- Fast-paced 3D Ego-Shooter.
 * [94]otf2bdf -- Generate BDF bitmap fonts from OpenType outline
 * [95]pangzero -- Action game that involves popping balloons with a
 * [96]photon -- Static HTML gallery generator.
 * [97]pnputils -- Plug and Play BIOS utilities.
 * [98]pokerth -- Texas hold'em game.
 * [99]pommed -- Apple laptops hot-keys event handler.
 * [100]pychess -- Chess graphical user interface for several chess
 * [101]qantenna -- Qt based program for viewing antennas as
   described by NEC files.
 * [102]utf8-migration-tool -- UTF-8 migration wizard.
 * [103]xwatchwin -- Watch a window on another X server.

 77. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/mail/alpine
 78. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/devel/bzr-svn
 79. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/otherosfs/ccd2iso
 80. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/tex/context
 81. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/net/dnsproxy
 82. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/web/drupal-4.7
 83. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/x11/gaia
 84. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/devel/gambas2
 85. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/devel/ginspector
 86. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/games/hedgewars
 87. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/sound/idjc
 88. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/net/imsniff
 89. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/utils/jlha-utils
 90. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/net/ltspfs
 91. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/interpreters/neko
 92. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/net/olsrd
 93. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/games/openarena
 94. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/utils/otf2bdf
 95. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/games/pangzero
 96. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/graphics/photon
 97. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/utils/pnputils
 98. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/games/pokerth
 99. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/utils/pommed
 100. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/python/pychess
 101. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/hamradio/qantenna
 102. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/misc/utf8-migration-tool
 103. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/x11/xwatchwin

Orphaned Packages. 47 packages were orphaned since the last issue and
require a new maintainer. This makes a total of 377 orphaned packages.
Many thanks to the previous maintainers who contributed to the Free
Software community. Please see the [104]WNPP pages for the full list,
and please add a note to the bug report and retitle it to ITA: if you
plan to take over a package. To find out which orphaned packages are
installed on your system the wnpp-alert program from devscripts may be

 104. http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/

 * [105]adplay -- Console-based OPL2 audio player. ([106]Bug#407626)
 * [107]adplug -- Free AdLib sound library. ([108]Bug#407624)
 * [109]adplug-xmms -- Free AdLib sound library (xmms-plugin).
 * [111]agrep -- Text search tool with support for approximate
   patterns. ([112]Bug#407649)
 * [113]apt-spy -- Writes a sources.list file based on bandwidth
   tests. ([114]Bug#405297)
 * [115]cadubi -- Creative ASCII Drawing Utility By Ian.
 * [117]dcd -- Simple command-line CD player. ([118]Bug#407630)
 * [119]deco -- Demos Commander. ([120]Bug#406625)
 * [121]dmalloc -- Debug memory allocation library. ([122]Bug#407637)
 * [123]firedns -- Runtime binaries for firedns, an asynch. dns
   resolver library. ([124]Bug#407545)
 * [125]firestring -- String handling library. ([126]Bug#407546)
 * [127]flac123 -- Command-line flac player. ([128]Bug#407547)
 * [129]gtk-imonc -- Monitor and control 'fli4l' one-diskette
   routers. ([130]Bug#406448)
 * [131]html2ps -- HTML to PostScript converter. ([132]Bug#407652)
 * [133]jered -- Simple full screen text editor. ([134]Bug#406622)
 * [135]kiss -- Karel's Interactive Simple Shell. ([136]Bug#407426)
 * [137]knl -- Query/set kernel image parameters. ([138]Bug#407632)
 * [139]leakbug -- GNUpdate leakbug tracer library. ([140]Bug#407638)
 * [141]libapache-mod-auth-mysql -- Apache module for MySQL
   authentication. ([142]Bug#407360)
 * [143]libbinio -- Binary I/O stream class library.
 * [145]micro-httpd -- Really small HTTP server. ([146]Bug#407661)
 * [147]micro-inetd -- Simple network service spawner.
 * [149]micro-proxy -- Really small HTTP/HTTPS proxy.
 * [151]minit -- Small but powerful init system. ([152]Bug#407656)
 * [153]mkrboot -- Make a kernel + root image bootable from one disk
   or from DOS. ([154]Bug#405527)
 * [155]nget -- Auto-resuming command line NNTP file grabber.
 * [157]nwall -- Version of wall that uses GNU readline.
 * [159]nwrite -- Enhanced replacement for the write command.
 * [161]ogre-contrib -- Ogre plugin: CgProgramManager.
 * [163]pxe -- Free PXE daemon. ([164]Bug#407907)
 * [165]randtype -- Semi-random text typer. ([166]Bug#406623)
 * [167]setcd -- Control the behaviour of your CD-ROM device.
 * [169]sgrep -- Tool to search a file for structured pattern.
 * [171]slidentd -- Minimal ident (RfC 1413) daemon.
 * [173]smarteiffel -- GNU Eiffel compiler, version 1.
 * [175]snack -- Sound functionality extension to the Tcl/Tk
   language. ([176]Bug#406132)
 * [177]softbeep -- System bell replacement. ([178]Bug#407646)
 * [179]tclex -- Lexical analyser generator for Tcl.
 * [181]transcalc -- Microwave and RF transmission line calculator.
 * [183]transcriber -- Transcribe speech data using an integrated
   editor. ([184]Bug#406133)
 * [185]ttf-dustin -- Various TrueType fonts from dustismo.com.
 * [187]ttf-thryomanes -- Unicode font covering Latin, Greek,
   Cyrillic and IPA. ([188]Bug#407711)
 * [189]wip -- Interactive graphic plotting package for high quality
   output. ([190]Bug#405731)
 * [191]xed -- The standard text editor, for X. ([192]Bug#407640)
 * [193]xmake -- Powerful project making make program.
 * [195]xmem -- Visual indicator of amount of memory/swap usage.
 * [197]yacas -- Computer Algebra System. ([198]Bug#405734)

 105. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/sound/adplay
 106. http://bugs.debian.org/407626
 107. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/libs/libadplug0c2a
 108. http://bugs.debian.org/407624
 109. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/sound/xmms-adplug
 110. http://bugs.debian.org/407625
 111. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/text/agrep
 112. http://bugs.debian.org/407649
 113. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/admin/apt-spy
 114. http://bugs.debian.org/405297
 115. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/graphics/cadubi
 116. http://bugs.debian.org/406350
 117. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/sound/dcd
 118. http://bugs.debian.org/407630
 119. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/utils/deco
 120. http://bugs.debian.org/406625
 121. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/libs/libdmalloc4
 122. http://bugs.debian.org/407637
 123. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/net/firedns
 124. http://bugs.debian.org/407545
 125. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/libs/libfirestring0.9
 126. http://bugs.debian.org/407546
 127. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/sound/flac123
 128. http://bugs.debian.org/407547
 129. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/net/gtk-imonc
 130. http://bugs.debian.org/406448
 131. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/text/html2ps
 132. http://bugs.debian.org/407652
 133. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/editors/jered
 134. http://bugs.debian.org/406622
 135. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/shells/kiss
 136. http://bugs.debian.org/407426
 137. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/utils/knl
 138. http://bugs.debian.org/407632
 139. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/libs/libleakbug1
 140. http://bugs.debian.org/407638
 141. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/net/libapache-mod-auth-mysql
 142. http://bugs.debian.org/407360
 143. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/libs/libbinio1c2
 144. http://bugs.debian.org/407622
 145. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/web/micro-httpd
 146. http://bugs.debian.org/407661
 147. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/net/micro-inetd
 148. http://bugs.debian.org/407660
 149. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/web/micro-proxy
 150. http://bugs.debian.org/407659
 151. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/admin/minit
 152. http://bugs.debian.org/407656
 153. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/admin/mkrboot
 154. http://bugs.debian.org/405527
 155. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/news/nget
 156. http://bugs.debian.org/407631
 157. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/misc/nwall
 158. http://bugs.debian.org/407633
 159. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/utils/nwrite
 160. http://bugs.debian.org/407636
 161. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/libs/ogre-plugins-cgprogrammanager
 162. http://bugs.debian.org/405768
 163. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/net/pxe
 164. http://bugs.debian.org/407907
 165. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/games/randtype
 166. http://bugs.debian.org/406623
 167. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/utils/setcd
 168. http://bugs.debian.org/406134
 169. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/text/sgrep
 170. http://bugs.debian.org/407648
 171. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/net/slidentd
 172. http://bugs.debian.org/407654
 173. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/devel/smarteiffel
 174. http://bugs.debian.org/406255
 175. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/libs/libsnack2
 176. http://bugs.debian.org/406132
 177. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/sound/softbeep
 178. http://bugs.debian.org/407646
 179. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/interpreters/tclex
 180. http://bugs.debian.org/406135
 181. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/science/transcalc
 182. http://bugs.debian.org/405730
 183. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/sound/transcriber
 184. http://bugs.debian.org/406133
 185. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/x11/ttf-dustin
 186. http://bugs.debian.org/407706
 187. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/x11/ttf-thryomanes
 188. http://bugs.debian.org/407711
 189. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/x11/wip
 190. http://bugs.debian.org/405731
 191. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/editors/xed
 192. http://bugs.debian.org/407640
 193. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/devel/xmake
 194. http://bugs.debian.org/407500
 195. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/x11/xmem
 196. http://bugs.debian.org/407639
 197. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/math/yacas
 198. http://bugs.debian.org/405734

Removed Packages. 144 packages have been [199]removed from the Debian
archive since the last issue:

 199. http://ftp-master.debian.org/removals.txt

 * lsbappchk -- Linux Standard Base application compliance checking
   [200]Bug#398874: Request of maintainer, superseded by lsb-appchk.
 * ipmasqadm -- Utility for configuring extra masquerading
   [201]Bug#399399: Request of maintainer, obsolete.
 * alsa-modules-i386 -- ALSA modules for kernel 2.4 on 386
   [202]Bug#394769: Request of maintainer, obsolete, 2.4 kernel only.
 * gnuradio-core -- Software Defined Radio
   [203]Bug#400513: Request of maintainer, renamed to gnuradio.
 * affix-kernel -- Common files of the Affix Bluetooth protocol stack
   for Linux
   [204]Bug#234346: Request of maintainer, only for 2.4 kernels.
 * affix -- User space utilities for the Affix Bluetooth protocol
   [205]Bug#393884: Request of maintainer, affix-kernel is 2.4 only.
 * bluez-pin -- Bluetooth PIN helper with D-BUS support
   [206]Bug#378427: Request of QA, superseded by bluez-utils.
 * netkit-base -- The Internet Superserver
   [207]Bug#383960: Request of QA, request of maintainer, obsolete.
 * fst -- Enables VST plugins on GNU/Linux
   [208]Bug#402945: Request of QA, GPL/contrib, non-redistributable.
 * relay-ctrl -- SMTP Relaying Control for qmail & tcpserver
   [209]Bug#237446: Request of QA, orphaned, out-of-date.
 * peacock -- HTML Editor for GTK+/GNOME
   [210]Bug#262440: Request of QA, unmaintained, buggy.
 * dbmail -- Fast and scalable SQL based IMAP and POP mailserver
   [211]Bug#384386: Request of QA, RC-buggy, unreleased, next version
   NEW anyway.
 * lightlab -- Experiment with the OpenGL lighting model
   [212]Bug#384237: Request of maintainer, buggy, unused.
 * roy -- Utility and data structure library (development files)
   [213]Bug#384181: Request of QA, unmaintained, unused.
 * slsc -- S-Language port of the classic SC spreadsheet
   [214]Bug#315641: Request of maintainer, unused.
 * webmin-ldap-user-simple -- LDAP users control module for webmin
   [215]Bug#384017: Request of maintainer, depends on webmin which is
 * libvpopmail-perl -- Vpopmail support for Perl
   [216]Bug#382944: Request of QA, contrib, vpopmail is buggy and
   appears unmaintained.
 * august -- Tcl/Tk HTML editor
   [217]Bug#381499: Request of QA, orphaned, unmaintained upstream.
 * zpkg -- Build software distributions based on the Python distutils
   [218]Bug#381174: Request of maintainer, unmaintained upstream,
 * localeconf -- Debconf interface to locale configuration
   [219]Bug#381056: Request of QA, orphaned, buggy.
 * libgnujaxp-java -- Free implementation of the jaxp API
   [220]Bug#381014: Request of maintainer, libgnujaxp-java obsoleted
   by classpath.
 * gtk-industrial-engine -- Flat-looking GTK+ 1.x engine from Ximian
   [221]Bug#380684: Request of maintainer, superseded by
 * passivetex -- Macros to process XSL formatting objects
   [222]Bug#380575: Request of maintainer, buggy, few users.
 * toolchain-source -- The GNU binutils and gcc source code
   [223]Bug#380250: Request of QA, orphaned, obsoleted by real
 * kernel-patch-quota -- Netfilter QUOTA support patch
   [224]Bug#379327: Request of QA, obsolete, apparently unmaintained.
 * ida -- Image viewer & editor
   [225]Bug#379257: Request of QA, orphaned, contrib, few users.
 * aptconf -- Debconf infrastructure for setting up apt sources
   [226]Bug#379037: Request of QA, orphaned, RC-buggy, unchanged
   since sarge.
 * timezoneconf -- Debconf interface to system timezone, date, and
   [227]Bug#379035: Request of QA, orphaned, unsupportable buggy.
 * lambdacore -- Core database for lambdamoo
   [228]Bug#377623: Request of QA, orphaned, copyright issues.
 * rsplib -- Development package for rsplib1
   [229]Bug#340940: Request of QA, orphaned, out-of-date.
 * vaiostat -- Sony Vaio status and control kernel module
   [230]Bug#321693: Request of QA, request of maintainer, orphaned,
   inactive upstream.
 * radiuscontext -- RADIUS log parser and report generator
   [231]Bug#279592: Request of QA, orphaned, obsolete according to
 * fsh -- Fast remote command execution over rsh/ssh/lsh
   [232]Bug#396039: Request of maintainer obsoleted by openssh.
 * clutils -- Development files needed to compile programs that use
   [233]Bug#403389: Request of maintainer, obsoleted by ghdl.
 * xearth -- Show a rotating earth on your X root window
   [234]Bug#400948: Request of QA, orphaned, non-free, replaced by
 * mediawiki1.5 -- math rendering plugin for MediaWiki
   [235]Bug#390491: Request of maintainer, abandoned upstream,
   superseded by mediawiki1.7.
 * gnome-think -- Hierarchical organiser and outliner
   [236]Bug#302261: Request of QA, orphaned, out-of-date, GNOME 1.
 * mozilla-locale-zh-cn -- Mozilla Simplified Chinese (China)
   language/region pack
   [237]Bug#378751: Request of QA, orphaned, Mozilla is obsolete.
 * mozilla-locale-zh-tw -- Mozilla Traditional Chinese (Taiwan)
   language/region pack
   [238]Bug#378752: Request of QA, orphaned, Mozilla is obsolete.
 * mozilla-locale-hu -- Hungarian menus for Mozilla
   [239]Bug#382906: Request of maintainer, Mozilla is obsolete.
 * gnome-presence-applet -- GNOME presence applet for Galago
   [240]Bug#384343: Request of maintainer, obsolete, abandoned
 * aca -- The Advanced nCurses API
   [241]Bug#384780: Request of maintainer, abandoned upstream,
 * gwrapguile -- Development package for libgwrapguile1
   [242]Bug#385417: Request of QA, orphaned, obsolete library.
 * ocaml-sha1 -- SHA1 library for OCaml
   [243]Bug#385916: Request of maintainer, superseded by
 * amavis-ng -- AMaViS "Next Generation" helper program for Milter
   [244]Bug#386888: Request of maintainer, abandoned upstream,
 * convertfs -- In-place filesystem conversion
   [245]Bug#386967: Request of maintainer, orphaned, unsuitable for
 * libconfigfile-perl -- Parses simple configuration files
   [246]Bug#387023: Request of maintainer, superseded by
 * gnoise -- GTK+ based wave file editor
   [247]Bug#387130: Request of maintainer, out-of-date.
 * guikachu -- Graphical PalmOS resource editor
   [248]Bug#387499: Request of QA, RC-buggy, uninstallable,
 * kudzu -- The Red Hat Linux hardware probing tool.
   [249]Bug#387638: Request of maintainer, FTBFS, not in etch,
 * typo3-quickstart -- Typo3 Quickstart package with example pagetree
   [250]Bug#388764: Request of maintainer, obsolete.
 * typo3-testsite -- Site package to show the abilities of Typo3
   [251]Bug#388767: Request of QA, obsolete.
 * grubconf -- GNOME2 based GNU GRUB configuration editor
   [252]Bug#389090: Request of maintainer, abandoned upstream,
 * libtk-png-perl -- Perl5 module with PNG loader for Tk::Photo
   [253]Bug#389676: Request of maintainer, superseded by perl-tk, no
 * slate -- Virtual machine for Slate, a high-level programming
   [254]Bug#389883: Request of maintainer, practically abandoned
   upstream, RC-buggy.
 * libpolyxmass -- Mass spectrometry library - development files
   [255]Bug#390640: Request of maintainer, obsolete.
 * kimdaba -- KDE tool for indexing, searching and viewing images by
   [256]Bug#391252: Request of QA, superseded by kphotoalbum.
 * gxmms -- Simple GNOME applet to control the basic functions of BMP
   [257]Bug#391415: Request of QA, superseded by playground.
 * boson-base -- OpenGL wargame for KDE
   [258]Bug#391444: Request of maintainer, superseded by boson.
 * bamboo -- Website creation tool with wiki-like features
   [259]Bug#391652: Request of maintainer, out-of-date.
 * odontolinux -- Dental office management software (PHP4 +
   [260]Bug#391889: Request of QA, RC-buggy, no users, unmaintained,
   abandoned upstream.
 * bricolage -- Virtual Package to install full Bricolage CMS
   [261]Bug#392206: Request of maintainer, orphaned, shouldn't be
 * libapache2-mod-layout -- Apache2 web page content wrapper
   [262]Bug#392229: Request of maintainer, orphaned, buggy.
 * gnome-keyring-sharp -- C# bindings for the GNOME Keyring API
   [263]Bug#392427: Request of maintainer, obsolete.
 * tarcust -- Tarball filter
   [264]Bug#392868: Request of maintainer, superseded by tardy.
 * statdataml -- GNU Octave package for XML-based data exchange
   [265]Bug#392896: Request of QA, orphaned, better solutions exist.
 * gtkdevice -- GNU R Gtk device driver package
   [266]Bug#392898: Request of maintainer, superseded by
 * honyaku-el -- Honyaku-damashii client for emacsen
   [267]Bug#392901: Request of QA, essentially useless.
 * wmbio -- Dockapp for windowmaker, which shows biorhythms
   [268]Bug#393028: Request of maintainer, abandoned upstream, very
   few users.
 * libsaxpath-java -- Java XPath engine for use on a variety of XML
   object models
   [269]Bug#393639: Request of maintainer, obsolete, abandoned
   upstream, superseded by libjaxen-java.
 * openoffice.org-soikko -- Finnish spell checking and hyphenation
   for OpenOffice.org
   [270]Bug#394862: Request of maintainer, unmaintained upstream,
   buggy, non-free, superseded by -voikko.
 * alicq -- Flexible ICQ client in pure Tcl/Tk
   [271]Bug#394968: Request of QA, abandoned upstream, orphaned,
 * rsjog -- Handler for Sony Vaio "Jog Dial"
   [272]Bug#394969: Request of QA, abandoned upstream, orphaned,
 * rageircd -- Versatile and flexible IRC Server daemon
   [273]Bug#395345: Request of maintainer, unsuitable for unstable.
 * hubcot -- USB Hub mascot - utility
   [274]Bug#395502: Request of QA, RC-buggy, 2.4 kernel only.
 * wftk -- WorldForge Toolkit - a C++ widget toolkit
   [275]Bug#395914: Request of maintainer, RC-buggy.
 * felt -- Package for introductory level finite element analysis
   [276]Bug#395937: Request of QA, RC-buggy, unmaintained.
 * linpac -- Terminal for packet radio with mail client
   [277]Bug#395957: Request of QA, RC-buggy, unmaintained.
 * raccess -- Security Tool to audit remote systems
   [278]Bug#396202: Request of QA, obsolete, RC-buggy; abandoned
 * db2latex-xsl -- Stylesheets for processing DocBook XML files to
   [279]Bug#396238: Request of QA, RC-buggy, abandoned upstream,
   replacement exists.
 * preview-latex -- Render LaTeX environments within Emacs
   [280]Bug#396602: Request of QA, obsolete.
 * chetcpasswd -- Change passwords using the browser
   [281]Bug#397241: Request of maintainer, RC-buggy, security issues.
 * zinc-compiler -- Compiler of Zinc, a functional logic programming
   [282]Bug#397687: Request of maintainer, abandoned upstream,
 * wildmenus.bundle -- Bundle for GNUstep applications to have a
   horizontal main menu
   [283]Bug#398389: Request of maintainer, superseded by etoile.
 * typo3-site-installer -- Typo3 site installer
   [284]Bug#398576: Request of maintainer, abandoned upstream,
 * vdrift-data -- Data files for vdrift, a racing simulation
   [285]Bug#398678: Request of maintainer, superseded by vdrift.
 * dmenu -- Dynamic menu
   [286]Bug#398828: Request of maintainer, superseded by dwm-tools.
 * gecko-sharp -- CLI binding for the GtkMozEmbed library
   [287]Bug#400084: Request of maintainer, superseded by
   gecko-sharp2, RC-buggy.
 * lukemftpd -- Enhanced FTP daemon from NetBSD.
   [288]Bug#400281: Request of QA, unmaintained.
 * tfm-arphic -- Arphic "AR PL KaitiM Big5" TrueType font TeX font
   metric data
   [289]Bug#400282: Request of QA, superseded by
 * dbbalancer -- PostgreSQL connection pool, load balancer and
   [290]Bug#400680: Request of maintainer, abandoned upstream,
   superseded by pgpool.
 * zope-docfindereverywhere -- Find documentation for a Zope product
   using a doc tab
   [291]Bug#400729: Request of maintainer, unmaintained upstream,
   superseded by zope-docfindertab.
 * kernel-image-speakup-i386 -- Linux kernel specific documentation
   for version 2.4.27-speakup
   [292]Bug#400845: Request of maintainer, out-of-date, broken with
   2.6 kernels.
 * zope-cmfforum -- Forum module for the Zope content management
   [293]Bug#400864: Request of maintainer, unmaintained, does not
   work current version of Plone in unstable.
 * xnap-snapshot -- Powerful Java filesharing client
   [294]Bug#401139: Request of QA, RC-buggy, unmaintained.
 * xnap -- Plugin-based filesharing client
   [295]Bug#401140: Request of QA, RC-buggy, unmaintained.
 * python2.3-doc -- Documentation for the high-level object-oriented
   language Python
   [296]Bug#401406: Request of maintainer, obsolete.
 * sodipodi -- Vector based drawing program
   [297]Bug#402037: Request of maintainer, superseded by inkscape.
 * hula -- integrated mail & calendar system with simple interface
   [298]Bug#402125: Request of maintainer, RC-buggy and potentially
   abandoned upstream.
 * pftp -- Fast file transfer program
   [299]Bug#402554: Request of maintainer, not useful anymore.
 * libadabindx -- Ada binding to the X Window System and *tif
   [300]Bug#402587: Request of maintainer, orphaned, unmaintained
   upstream, RC-buggy, unused.
 * motifnls -- Files needed to run some Motif applications.
   [301]Bug#402774: Request of maintainer, RC-buggy, obsolete.
 * mozilla-locale-sl -- Mozilla Slovenian Language/Region Pack
   [302]Bug#384179: Request of maintainer, depends on obsolete
 * tktable -- Table extension for Tcl/Tk
   [303]Bug#387714: Request of maintainer, superseded by tktable2.9.
 * mozilla-locale-no-nb -- Mozilla Norwegian bokmål language add-on
   [304]Bug#388530: Request of maintainer, Mozilla is obsolete.
 * lodju -- Photo organiser and web gallery maker
   [305]Bug#390735: Request of maintainer, unused.
 * initrd-netboot -- Net-bootable kernel for use with diskless
   [306]Bug#393091: Request of QA, unusable, broken.
 * initrd-tools -- Tools to create initrd image for prepackaged Linux
   [307]Bug#393092: Request of maintainer, out-of-date, unusable.
 * libmal -- Library of the functions in malsync
   [308]Bug#394544: Request of maintainer, abandoned upstream.
 * libpfm2 -- IA-64 Performance Monitor (PMU) -- run-time libraries
   [309]Bug#394564: Request of maintainer, deprecated, 2.4 kernels
 * zope-localizer -- Help build multilingual web sites and
   multilingual Zope products
   [310]Bug#396720: Request of maintainer, superseded by
 * zope-translationservice -- Location-aware translation service for
   [311]Bug#396723: Request of maintainer, obsolete, superseded by
 * zope-cmf1.5 -- Zope content management framework (CMF), 1.5 branch
   [312]Bug#396780: Request of maintainer, obsolete, superseded by
 * libgtk-mozembed-ruby -- Ruby 1.8 binding of GtkMozEmbed, gecko
   [313]Bug#396952: Request of maintainer, superseded by ruby-gnome2.
 * pdfkit.framework -- GNUstep framework for rendering PDF content
   (library files)
   [314]Bug#398857: Request of maintainer, unused, superseded by
 * mozilla-locale-es -- Mozilla Spanish Language/Region Package
   (dummy package)
   [315]Bug#401141: Request of QA, Mozilla has gone away.
 * mozilla-locale-es-es -- Mozilla Spanish Language/Region Package.
   [316]Bug#401142: Request of QA, Mozilla has gone away.
 * scripturechecks -- Bible translation tool - checker
   [317]Bug#401890: Request of maintainer, superseded by bibledit
 * fvwm95 -- Win95 lookalike Window Manager for X
   [318]Bug#404462: Request of QA, request of maintainer,
   unmaintained, abandoned upstream.
 * m17n-env -- Set up multilingual X environment
   [319]Bug#405034: Request of maintainer, unneeded.
 * iceweasel-locale-uk -- Iceweasel Ukrainian language/region package
   [320]Bug#402913: Request of maintainer, superseded by
 * libgdgeda -- GNU EDA -- Electronics design software -- gd
   development files
   [321]Bug#404545: Request of maintainer, obsolete.
 * python2.3 -- Interactive high-level object-oriented language
   [322]Bug#401407: Request of maintainer, superseded by python2.4.
 * python-iconvcodec -- Python universal Unicode codec, using iconv()
   [323]Bug#401634: Request of maintainer, superseded by python2.4.
 * python-cjkcodecs -- Python Unicode Codecs Collection for CJK
   [324]Bug#401675: Request of QA, superseded by python2.4.
 * socketapi -- Development package for socketapi1
   [325]Bug#340939: Request of QA, superseded by
 * qla2x00 -- Source for the qla2x00 driver for kernel version 2.4
   [326]Bug#366743: Request of QA, now part of linux-2.6.
 * kernel-patch-2.4-lowlatency -- Reduce the latency of the Linux
   [327]Bug#384003: Request of QA, obsolete, 2.4 kernel only.
 * python-japanese-codecs -- Japanese Codecs for Python
   [328]Bug#406010: Request of QA, superseded by python2.4.
 * python-korean-codecs -- Korean Codecs for Python
   [329]Bug#406011: Request of QA, superseded by python2.4.

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 203. http://bugs.debian.org/400513
 204. http://bugs.debian.org/234346
 205. http://bugs.debian.org/393884
 206. http://bugs.debian.org/378427
 207. http://bugs.debian.org/383960
 208. http://bugs.debian.org/402945
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 211. http://bugs.debian.org/384386
 212. http://bugs.debian.org/384237
 213. http://bugs.debian.org/384181
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 216. http://bugs.debian.org/382944
 217. http://bugs.debian.org/381499
 218. http://bugs.debian.org/381174
 219. http://bugs.debian.org/381056
 220. http://bugs.debian.org/381014
 221. http://bugs.debian.org/380684
 222. http://bugs.debian.org/380575
 223. http://bugs.debian.org/380250
 224. http://bugs.debian.org/379327
 225. http://bugs.debian.org/379257
 226. http://bugs.debian.org/379037
 227. http://bugs.debian.org/379035
 228. http://bugs.debian.org/377623
 229. http://bugs.debian.org/340940
 230. http://bugs.debian.org/321693
 231. http://bugs.debian.org/279592
 232. http://bugs.debian.org/396039
 233. http://bugs.debian.org/403389
 234. http://bugs.debian.org/400948
 235. http://bugs.debian.org/390491
 236. http://bugs.debian.org/302261
 237. http://bugs.debian.org/378751
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 239. http://bugs.debian.org/382906
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 245. http://bugs.debian.org/386967
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 247. http://bugs.debian.org/387130
 248. http://bugs.debian.org/387499
 249. http://bugs.debian.org/387638
 250. http://bugs.debian.org/388764
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 252. http://bugs.debian.org/389090
 253. http://bugs.debian.org/389676
 254. http://bugs.debian.org/389883
 255. http://bugs.debian.org/390640
 256. http://bugs.debian.org/391252
 257. http://bugs.debian.org/391415
 258. http://bugs.debian.org/391444
 259. http://bugs.debian.org/391652
 260. http://bugs.debian.org/391889
 261. http://bugs.debian.org/392206
 262. http://bugs.debian.org/392229
 263. http://bugs.debian.org/392427
 264. http://bugs.debian.org/392868
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 285. http://bugs.debian.org/398678
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 287. http://bugs.debian.org/400084
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 313. http://bugs.debian.org/396952
 314. http://bugs.debian.org/398857
 315. http://bugs.debian.org/401141
 316. http://bugs.debian.org/401142
 317. http://bugs.debian.org/401890
 318. http://bugs.debian.org/404462
 319. http://bugs.debian.org/405034
 320. http://bugs.debian.org/402913
 321. http://bugs.debian.org/404545
 322. http://bugs.debian.org/401407
 323. http://bugs.debian.org/401634
 324. http://bugs.debian.org/401675
 325. http://bugs.debian.org/340939
 326. http://bugs.debian.org/366743
 327. http://bugs.debian.org/384003
 328. http://bugs.debian.org/406010
 329. http://bugs.debian.org/406011

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