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Bugs older than two years


This is a list of bugs against packages (other than X and dpkg [0])
over two years old.

Obviously these aren't as high priority as the release-critical bugs,
and so forth, but for those of you out there bored with packaging the
latest and greatest versions of anything and everything, or who just
want to give Debian something else to brag about, helping fix some of
these bugs would be great.

The theory is basically:

	* check to see if you can reproduce the bug. If you can't,
	  and you think you should be able to, check through the changelog
	  and/or mail the submitter/maintainer to see if the bug really
	  does still exist.

	* if you can reproduce the bug, see if there's an obvious
	  cause. If there's a patch in the report, try applying that,
	  and see if it solves it. Search the web to see if it's been
	  discussed somewhere else. Check RedHat's version of the package
	  to see if they've got a fix. Check the source yourself to
	  see if anything's obviously wrong. If you have any success,
	  mail a summary to the bug number.

	* if you can find the cause, see if you can fix it. If you can,
	  mail a patch, with an explanation to the maintainer, and, if
	  you're a developer, offer to do an NMU.

An up-to-the-minute copy of this list is available at


[0] For X, please work with the X Strike Force,
    http://master.debian.org/~branden/xsf.html. For dpkg, please join the
    debian-dpkg mailing list.

And without further ado, the list itself...

Old bugs againt tkman (Debian QA Group <debian-qa@lists.debian.org>):
  2884 tkman doesn't use /var/catman                               
[HELP] Recently orphaned, needs someone with Tcl skills

Old bugs againt mandelspawn (Andrew Howell <andrew@it.com.au>):
  3176 mandelspawn slave problems                                  

Old bugs againt deliver (scott@debian.org (Scott K. Ellis)):
  3319 deliver does not set exit codes as expected by sendmail     

Old bugs againt login (Guy Maor <maor@debian.org>):
  3439 Login reconfigures serial port                              
[HELP] Can anyone confirm this bug still exists?

Old bugs againt man-db (Fabrizio Polacco <fpolacco@debian.org>):
  3739 `man -l -' for stdin doesn't work                           
[PATCH] A patch is included in the bug report
  3766 "man" acting too smart.                                     
  3788 `apropos' matches only word-substrings even in page names   
  5360 Whatis (mandb) cannot follow .so links                      

Old bugs againt lynx (Christian Hudon <chrish@debian.org>):
  3846 lynx misdisplays multiple <dt> in <dl>                      
[HELP] Is this really a bug?

Old bugs againt xaw3dg (joost witteveen <joostje@debian.org>):
  3857 listres dumps core                                          

Old bugs againt ncurses-bin (Galen Hazelwood <galenh@debian.org>):
  3973 Home/End keys don't work right in nvi                       

Old bugs againt emacs19 (eichin@thok.org (Mark W. Eichin)):
  4107 emacs leaves stale lockfiles and publishes pathnames        
  4388 emacs mail-mode fails RFC822 section 3.4.7                  
  4483 emacs gnus-setup.el has bad hardcoded pathnames             
  4890 emacs has bad path for jka-compr in site-start              
  4997 mh-e will fail inc askes for POP passwd.                    
  7074 feature request (Was: Carsten Leonhardt: Re: ~/Maildir/ user

Old bugs againt mosaic, xserver-s3 ():
  4160 Mosaic caused X to become unresponsive to mouse and keyboard

Old bugs againt mosaic (Gene McCulley <mcculley@debian.org>):
  4223 Mosaic looks bad on mono display                            
  4224 Mosaic produces poor rendering of nested markup             
[REMOVE] Should this package be removed?

Old bugs againt 9term (Joel Klecker <jk@espy.org>):
  4243 9term leaves mouse droppings                                

Old bugs againt mawk (James Troup <awkmaint@nocrew.org>):
  4293 mawk doesn't report an error on full filesystems            

Old bugs againt net-acct (Bernd Eckenfels <ecki@debian.org>):
  4309 no manpage in net-acct                                      

Old bugs againt mosaic, emacs ():
  4826 Mosaic/Emacs cut-and-paste incompatibility                  

Old bugs againt xcontrib (eichin@kitten.gen.ma.us (Mark W. Eichin)):
  4926 Error: Widget dash has zero width and/or height             

Old bugs againt mailtools (Michael Alan Dorman <mdorman@debian.org>):
  4937 Mailtools does not work with smail                          

Old bugs againt lprng (Sven Rudolph <sr1@inf.tu-dresden.de>):
  5166 lprng incompatible with netatalk                            

Old bugs againt e2fsprogs (Yann Dirson <dirson@debian.org>):
  5256 bug in badblocks(8) or in kernel                            

Old bugs againt ispell (Debian QA Group <debian-qa@lists.debian.org>):
  5379 munchlist ignores -w                                       

Old bugs againt 9wm (Debian QA <debian-qa@lists.debian.org>):
  5409 odd behavior from 9wm                                       
  6439 9wm died                                                    
  6772 9wm sloppy about state                                      

Old bugs againt freefont (Christoph Lameter <christoph@lameter.com>):
  5511 freefont should check if xfs is used                        

Old bugs againt boot-floppies (Enrique Zanardi <debian-boot@lists.debian.org>):
  5583 Shortcomings of install.txt and debian-manual.txt           

Old bugs againt man2html (Nicolás Lichtmaier <nick@feedback.net.ar>):
  5587 man2html gets options(n) wrong                              

Old bugs againt zgv (Andy Mortimer <andy.mortimer@zetnet.co.uk>):
  5590 zgv renders unreadable text                                 

Old bugs againt manpages-dev (Nicolás Lichtmaier <nick@debian.org>):
  5632 manpages-dev: setbuf(3) should have more detail.            
  7405 manpages 1.11-8 : mmap(2) should describe the effects of for

Old bugs againt bind (Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com>):
  5643 bind config omits some important stuff                      
  6972 named.conf should be in /etc                                
[STRATEGY] A proper fix to these problems requires some effort. Bdale is
currently working on it.

Old bugs againt libc4 ():
  5666 libc5-dev_5.4.13-1 fails in postinstallation (but installs) 
[REMOVE] libc4 is no longer supported

Old bugs againt libc4-dev ():
  5688 libc4-dev overwrites many files from libc4                  
[REMOVE] libc4 is no longer supported

Old bugs againt libreadline2 (Guy Maor <maor@debian.org>):
  5703 echo off in ftp after it was backgrounded                   

Old bugs againt fvwm2 (Debian QA Group <debian-qa@lists.debian.org>):
  5736 fvwm2: spaces in Restart command                            
[STRATEGY] Julian Gibley has recently adopted this package

Old bugs againt psutils (Rob Browning <rlb@cs.utexas.edu>):
  5940 pstops does something strange                               

Old bugs againt nvi (Steve Greenland <stevegr@debian.org>):
  5946 nvi +cmd has changed behavior                               

Old bugs againt xlib6g (Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org>):
  6013 xlib6g: XKB Polish problems, zacute in wrong place, shift ke

Old bugs againt xpm4.7 (Michael Alan Dorman <mdorman@debian.org>):
  6074 auto bugreport                                              
  6384 Bug in xpm4.7 Version: 3.4g-6                               
  6663 xpm4.7_3.4g-8 should have shlibs with soname of 4, not 4.7  
  6857 xpm-4.7-dev_3.4g-7 N/A :                                    
  7217 xpm4.7 docs are not in /usr/doc/xpm4.7                      

Old bugs againt strace (Wichert Akkerman <wakkerma@debian.org>):
  6087 strace fails to trace run-amok pine                         

Old bugs againt dome (Chris Fearnley <cjf@netaxs.com>):
  6345 deb-check 0.2 report on /var/pub/debian/bo/binary-i386/math/

Old bugs againt most (Chris Fearnley <cjf@netaxs.com>):
  6539 Most has bug while searching manpages                       

Old bugs againt fvwm95 (Daniel Martin <fizbin@debian.org>):
  6548 fvwm95 2.0.42a-10 : Taskbar gets confused or killed by GNUPl

Old bugs againt ipx (peloy@debian.org (Eloy A. Paris)):
  6956 IPX: Network number collision ...                           

Old bugs againt mhonarc (Michael Alan Dorman <mdorman@debian.org>):
  7042 There is no changelog.Debian.gz                             
[STRATEGY] Michael is apparently working on this

Old bugs againt libdb2-dev (Fabrizio Polacco <fpolacco@debian.org>):
  7148 libdb-dev puts include file in wrong place                  

Old bugs againt ncftp (Martin Mitchell <martin@debian.org>):
  7189 ncftp can't do recursive get                                
  7486 QUIT not working when interface is down                     

Old bugs againt kaffe ():
  7346 kaffe has divert problem                                    

Old bugs againt xaw3d (joost witteveen <joostje@debian.org>):
  7355 xaw3d: linking statically with xaw3d                        

Old bugs againt dupload (Heiko Schlittermann <heiko@lotte.sax.de>):
  7541 dupload has meaningless error message                       

Old bugs againt xserver-w32 (Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org>):
  7554 X server causes blank screen on good XF86Config             

Old bugs againt manpages (Nicolás Lichtmaier <nick@debian.org>):
  7618 manpages 1.11-8 : networks(5) missing                       

Old bugs againt netdiag (Philip Hands <phil@hands.com>):
  7794 netdiag: Program(s) leave port in promiscuous mode          

Old bugs againt ncurses-term (Galen Hazelwood <galenh@debian.org>):
  7849 ncurses various bugs                                        

Old bugs againt fdutils (Anthony Fok <foka@debian.org>):
  7893 fdformat causes my floppy parameters to be lost             

Old bugs againt cvs (Tom Lees <tom@lpsg.demon.co.uk>):
  7955 cvs 1.9-1 : "cvs init" not mentioned                        

Old bugs againt rsynth (Frank Jordan <f.jordan@uni-duisburg.de>):
  8017 rsynth-2.0-2                                                

Old bugs againt itimer ():
  8049 itimer edits /etc/site-start.el                             

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