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New upload of cernlib planned to fix (unfiled) RC bug

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Dear release team,

My sponsor (Bas) and I are planning an upload of cernlib to unstable
with priority medium.  The upload fixes an (unfiled) possibly RC bug
similar to #245915, but affecting the libgeant1-dev binary package.  The
problem is that the current library cannot be linked against dynamically
due to some undefined symbols.  The symbols are undefined due to the
necessity of removing non-DFSG code (the "FLUKA" library) from the
cernlib source package.  The new upload of cernlib will solve the
problem by defining dummy symbols to replace the missing ones.

Since cernlib takes some time to compile on slower architectures, we
would like to ask for people's help in building and uploading the new
release, especially on mips, mipsel, arm and m68k, in order to make the
August 27 deadline and not overload the buildds.  If the deadline is not
met, we will plan to upload to t-p-u if the Release Managers approve.

Finally, note that cernlib will not automatically transition to testing
in any case until its broken ia64 and alpha binary packages are removed
from testing; please see (and, if you have the ability, fix :-) bug #
255970 against ftp.debian.org.

thanks and regards,

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