Freeze exception request for nvram-wakeup 0.97-15
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Dear Release Team,
please add a freeze exception to nvram-wakeup 0.97-15.
As Franklin PIAT pointed out, #425120  is a policy violation (10.1 -
programs with same filename) and should therefore be of severity serious.
This has been fixed in 0.97-15 by removing the offending /usr/sbin/time
that was only used by set_timer, which has been removed as well (no other
package depends on these binaries/scripts which merely served as an ugly
workaround for unsupported mainboards). It's unlikely these scripts have
ever been used, but their removal is properly documented in NEWS.Debian.
I've also raised #428694  to important and fixed the useless usage of
MAKEDEV by removing it. As pointed out in the bug report, the device nodes
can be assumed to be available on every Debian system.
Another important bug (#419444 ) has been fixed as well. This is merely
a documentation issue - debconf notes have been dropped in favour of a
The relevant changelog entries are:
nvram-wakeup (0.97-15) unstable; urgency=medium
[ Tobias Grimm ]
* Don't install /usr/sbin/time anymore. The functionallity of this tool
can be replaced by `date` (e.g. `date -d "1970-01-01 1089365289 sec
UTC` and `date -u -d "1970-01-01 1089365289 sec UTC`) (Closes:
* Removed installation of set_timer (which used /usr/sbin/time) and
install it as example only (release notes added to NEWS)
* Removed 03_set_timer.dpatch
* Moved debconf installation instructions to README.Debian (Closes:
* Updated debian/copyright
* Added description to 10_nvram-wakeup-mb.c.dpatch
[ Thomas Schmidt ]
* Do not create /dev/rtc and /dev/nvram in postinst anymore - these
should be automatically created on every installation (closes:
* Using COMPAT=5 now
* Bumped Standards-Version to 3.8.0
* Switched Build-System to cdbs, Build-Depend on cdbs
-- Tobias Grimm <firstname.lastname@example.org> Sat, 03 Jan 2009 05:10:45 +0100
The changes should qualify for a freeze exception because they fix a RC
bug, important bugs from an optional package and documentation.
The package has been checked to build and install/upgrade on Lenny and Sid
with pbuilder/piuparts and is lintian-clean.
Thanks a lot,
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