Hello again world, I posted this list around the start of this month, so I guess it's about time for an update. For those who didn't see it last time, it's a list of non-wishlist, unfixed bugs that are 24 months old or more. Obviously, these aren't as high a priority as the release-critical bugs, but they're still worth fixing, so if you're feeling bored with packaging the latest and greatest versions of anything and everything, you might like to try your hand at fixing some of these. 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 http://master.debian.org/~ajt/oldbugs.html This even has spiffy links to the bug pages themselves, now, and should be nicely formatted for your browser. It gets updated automatically a couple of times a day, so closed/fixed bugs should disappear automatically. If there's some more info on the status of the bug that would be nice to have on the oldbugs page, please mail me about it. This list excludes dpkg and X related bugs -- please join the debian-dpkg list and work with those guys for dpkg bugs, or the X Strike Force at http://master.debian.org/~branden/xsf.html for X related bugs. Changes since last time: * The man-db bugs seem to be mostly fixed, if not all closed. * Torsten Landschoff has submitted a patch for bug 4293 * Michael Dorman's packages that were affected, namely mailtools, xpm4.7 and mhonarc no longer have *any* open bugs! * Bug#5583 against boot-floppies has been addressed, and boot-floppies doesn't have any other bugs older than two-years. * Julian Gibley has adopted fvwm, and fixed all the really old bugs, as well as most of the recent ones. * Bug#6087 against strace has been addressed, and strace doesn't have any other bugs older than two-years. * Bug#7148 against libdb2-dev has been addressed, leaving no bugs older than two years, and only one bug younger than two years left! * Bug#7541 against dupload has been reclassified as wishlist. All of which is, of course, very cool. On the downside, a whole month full of bugs have suddenly hit the "older than two years mark", we've gone from 66 bugs older than two years, to around 75. So, without further ado, the list itself... Bugs Over Two Years Old Report date: Tue Mar 30 07:34:00 CST 1999 Number of bugs: 75 Package: tkman Maintainer: Debian QA Group <email@example.com> [ADOPT] Adopted by Torsten Landschoff <firstname.lastname@example.org> 2884 tkman doesn't use /var/catman Package: mandelspawn Maintainer: Andrew Howell <email@example.com> 3176 mandelspawn slave problems Package: deliver Maintainer: firstname.lastname@example.org (Scott K. Ellis) 3319 deliver does not set exit codes as expected by sendmail Package: login Maintainer: Guy Maor <email@example.com> 3439 Login reconfigures serial port [HELP] Can anyone confirm this bug still exists? Package: man-db Maintainer: Fabrizio Polacco <firstname.lastname@example.org> 3739 `man -l -' for stdin doesn't work [DONE] fixed in man-db 2.3.10 3788 `apropos' matches only word-substrings even in page names [DONE] fixed by Vincent Package: lynx Maintainer: Christian Hudon <email@example.com> 3846 lynx misdisplays multiple <dt> in <dl> [HELP] Is this really a bug? Package: xaw3dg Maintainer: joost witteveen <firstname.lastname@example.org> 3857 listres dumps core Package: ncurses-bin Maintainer: Galen Hazelwood <email@example.com> 3973 Home/End keys don't work right in nvi [HELP] Is this really an nvi problem? Package: emacs19 Maintainer: firstname.lastname@example.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 interface) 8467 two patches for emacs, bug in debug.el and backtab in term/x-win.el 8468 missing call to fix_glyph on border (Evil hacking with glyphs, faces, d-tables) Package: mosaic, xserver-s3 Maintainer: 4160 Mosaic caused X to become unresponsive to mouse and keyboard input Package: mosaic Maintainer: Gene McCulley <email@example.com> [REMOVE] Should this package be removed? 4223 Mosaic looks bad on mono display 4224 Mosaic produces poor rendering of nested markup Package: 9term Maintainer: Joel Klecker <firstname.lastname@example.org> 4243 9term leaves mouse droppings Package: mawk Maintainer: James Troup <email@example.com> 4293 mawk doesn't report an error on full filesystems [PATCH] Torsten Landschoff <firstname.lastname@example.org> has submitted a patch. Package: net-acct Maintainer: Bernd Eckenfels <email@example.com> 4309 no manpage in net-acct Package: mosaic, emacs Maintainer: 4826 Mosaic/Emacs cut-and-paste incompatibility Package: xcontrib Maintainer: firstname.lastname@example.org (Mark W. Eichin) 4926 Error: Widget dash has zero width and/or height Package: lprng Maintainer: Sven Rudolph <email@example.com> 5166 lprng incompatible with netatalk 8298 LPRng doesn't print to older lpr printers 8416 lprng: should recommend removing init.d script of lpr 8607 bogus printcap entry; checkpc doesn't complain Package: e2fsprogs Maintainer: Yann Dirson <firstname.lastname@example.org> 5256 bug in badblocks(8) or in kernel Package: ispell Maintainer: Debian QA Group <email@example.com> 5379 munchlist ignores -w 8585 ispell: ispell does not understand amslatex constructs Package: 9wm Maintainer: Debian QA <firstname.lastname@example.org> 5409 odd behavior from 9wm 6439 9wm died 6772 9wm sloppy about state Package: freefont Maintainer: Christoph Lameter <email@example.com> 5511 freefont should check if xfs is used Package: man2html Maintainer: Nicolás Lichtmaier <firstname.lastname@example.org> 5587 man2html gets options(n) wrong Package: zgv Maintainer: Andy Mortimer <email@example.com> 5590 zgv renders unreadable text Package: manpages-dev Maintainer: Nicolás Lichtmaier <firstname.lastname@example.org> 5632 manpages-dev: setbuf(3) should have more detail. 7405 manpages 1.11-8 : mmap(2) should describe the effects of fork(2) on it Package: bind Maintainer: Bdale Garbee <email@example.com> [STRATEGY] A proper fix to these problems requires some effort. Bdale is currently working on it. 5643 bind config omits some important stuff 6972 named.conf should be in /etc Package: libc4 Maintainer: [REMOVE] libc4 is no longer supported 5666 libc5-dev_5.4.13-1 fails in postinstallation (but installs) Package: libc4-dev Maintainer: [REMOVE] libc4 is no longer supported 5688 libc4-dev overwrites many files from libc4 Package: libreadline2 Maintainer: Guy Maor <firstname.lastname@example.org> 5703 echo off in ftp after it was backgrounded Package: psutils Maintainer: Rob Browning <email@example.com> 5940 pstops does something strange Package: nvi Maintainer: Steve Greenland <firstname.lastname@example.org> 5946 nvi +cmd has changed behavior [HELP] Is this a bug? Package: dome Maintainer: Chris Fearnley <email@example.com> 6345 deb-check 0.2 report on /var/pub/debian/bo/binary-i386/math/dome_4.60-1.deb Package: most Maintainer: Chris Fearnley <firstname.lastname@example.org> 6539 Most has bug while searching manpages Package: fvwm95 Maintainer: Daniel Martin <email@example.com> 6548 fvwm95 2.0.42a-10 : Taskbar gets confused or killed by GNUPlot Package: ipx Maintainer: firstname.lastname@example.org (Eloy A. Paris) 6956 IPX: Network number collision ... Package: ncftp2 Maintainer: Martin Mitchell <email@example.com> 7189 ncftp can't do recursive get [DOWNGRADE] Probably should be downgraded to wishlist. 7486 QUIT not working when interface is down 8204 ncftp: urls without trailing / fail Package: kaffe Maintainer: firstname.lastname@example.org (Ean R. Schuessler) 7346 kaffe has divert problem 8088 need to upgrade Package: xaw3d Maintainer: joost witteveen <email@example.com> 7355 xaw3d: linking statically with xaw3d 8168 xaw3d has shared libraries but no .shlibs file Package: manpages Maintainer: Nicolás Lichtmaier <firstname.lastname@example.org> 7618 manpages 1.11-8 : networks(5) missing Package: netdiag Maintainer: Philip Hands <email@example.com> 7794 netdiag: Program(s) leave port in promiscuous mode Package: ncurses-term Maintainer: Galen Hazelwood <firstname.lastname@example.org> 7849 ncurses various bugs Package: fdutils Maintainer: Anthony Fok <email@example.com> 7893 fdformat causes my floppy parameters to be lost [REMOVED?] fdformat is rumoured to have been removed from fdutils? 8352 fdutils: Major problems with fdutils Package: cvs Maintainer: Tom Lees <firstname.lastname@example.org> 7955 cvs 1.9-1 : "cvs init" not mentioned Package: rsynth Maintainer: Frank Jordan <email@example.com> 8017 rsynth-2.0-2 Package: itimer Maintainer: 8049 itimer edits /etc/site-start.el Package: debian-policy Maintainer: Debian Policy List <firstname.lastname@example.org> 8221 ispell suggests non-existant package Package: cdwrite Maintainer: Dale Scheetz <email@example.com> 8248 cdwrite 2.1 is out there Package: tin Maintainer: Paul Haggart <firstname.lastname@example.org> 8344 tin: tin doen't restore original color in a rxvt Package: bug Maintainer: Nicolás Lichtmaier <email@example.com> 8429 bug: ask befor including conffiles in bug reports Package: isapnptools Maintainer: Frederic Lepied <Lepied@debian.org> 8483 Bug in isapnptools Version: 1.9-1 Package: kernel-source-2.0.33 Maintainer: Herbert Xu <firstname.lastname@example.org> 8527 kernel-source-2.0.29: Tosh Tecra 730 won't boot (Jens Maurer's 2.0.27 fix missing) Package: modutils Maintainer: Wichert Akkerman <email@example.com> 8550 kerneld start too late Package: sliphangup Maintainer: 8592 sliphangup: there should be an option ... Package: locales Maintainer: Joel Klecker and others <firstname.lastname@example.org> 8615 wg15-locale: ISO-8859 locales lissing Cheers, aj -- Anthony Towns <email@example.com> <http://azure.humbug.org.au/~aj/> I don't speak for anyone save myself. PGP encrypted mail preferred. ``Like the ski resort of girls looking for husbands and husbands looking for girls, the situation is not as symmetrical as it might seem.''
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