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List of bugs that *must* be fixed before releasing Slink

The following bug reports *must* be fixed before the current frozen Debian
distribution can progress further in its development cycle.  Reminders have
been sent to the maintainers of these packages but some of the packages with
older bugs could probably use some assistance.

Package Name      Bug #  Bug Description [days old] (maintainer)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  ~~~~~  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
apache            32204  user directories allow symlinks to other files [14]  (Johnie Ingram <johnie@debian.org>)
automake          32404  automake upgrade is not backwards compatible [0]  (Kevin Dalley <kevind@rahul.net>)
defrag            32731  defrag: e2dump quits with check_block_location:6678674146834 [0]  (Adam Heath <adam.heath@usa.net>)
dpkg              17624  dpkg: installs regular dir when .deb contains symlink ! [371]  (Ian Jackson and others <dpkg-maint@chiark.greenend.org.uk>)
dpkg              21182  dpkg: dpkg can go into an infinite loop with --force-configure-any [295]  (Ian Jackson and others <dpkg-maint@chiark.greenend.org.uk>)
dpkg              28519  dpkg: dpkg creates circular symlinks [102]  (Ian Jackson and others <dpkg-maint@chiark.greenend.org.uk>)
dpkg              28817  dpkg takes no care over libdpkg [94]  (Ian Jackson and others <dpkg-maint@chiark.greenend.org.uk>)
dpkg              30090  weirdass dpkg coredumps and xbase upgrade insanity [69]  (Ian Jackson and others <dpkg-maint@chiark.greenend.org.uk>)
dpkg              30891  dpkg: Patch for update-alternatives to fix jdk problems [47]  (Ian Jackson and others <dpkg-maint@chiark.greenend.org.uk>)
dpkg              32635  URGENT: dpkg Conflicts &amp; Replaces errors [0]  (Ian Jackson and others <dpkg-maint@chiark.greenend.org.uk>)
dpkg-dev          31508  parsechangelog broken? [29]  (Ian Jackson and others <dpkg-maint@chiark.greenend.org.uk>)
ftp.debian.org    32878  xbase should be of extra priority [0]  (Guy Maor <ftpmaster@debian.org>)
fvwm95            32868  fvwm95 depends on &quot;empty&quot; xbase [0]  (Daniel Martin <fizbin@debian.org>)
general           28850  gettext: security problem when used in setuid programs [0]  (debian-devel@lists.debian.org)
general           32888  base: Removing &quot;Obsolete&quot; package base kills a system [0]  (debian-devel@lists.debian.org)
jdk1.1            32548  Java doesn't work at all for me on slink [7]  (Stephen Zander <gibreel@debian.org>)
proftpd           32686  proftpd: [security] is proftpd affected by the recent discovered path overflow bug ? [0]  (Johnie Ingram <johnie@debian.org>)
smb2www           32131  smb2www: smb2www in slink incompatible with samba in slink [16]  (Craig Small <csmall@debian.org>)
transfig          32843  transfig: claims DSC-2.1, but isn't [0]  (Edward Betts <edward@debian.org>)
vat               28007  vat: vat has non-free code [112]  (Alex Romosan <romosan@caliban.lbl.gov>)
vlock             32892  SECURITY - &quot;vlock -c&quot; is poor security [0]  (Juan Cespedes <cespedes@debian.org>)
wdm               32529  Typo in Xsession [7]  (mmagallo@debian.org (Marcelo E. Magallon))
xfree86-common    32713  error in /etc/X11/Xsession [0]  (Branden Robinson <branden@debian.org>)

The above are all the "critical", "grave", and "important" bug reports, both
"pending" and "forwarded", for packages currently in frozen.

If you would like to help speed the release of the next Debian distribution,
you are encouraged to take part in fixing these bugs.  More information about
them can be found on Debian's web page:  http://www.debian.org/Bugs/

These bugs can either be degraded below critical, grave, and important, or
they can be fixed in non-maintainer releases.

Alternatively, the package can be reverted to the version in the previous
release.  If this is done, _don't_ close the bug but rather downgrade the
severity of the bug to "normal".

If there is a bug that you think must be fixed before the release of this
distribution, please upgrade its severity to critical, grave, or important.
For more info on this, see:  http://www.us.debian.org/Bugs/server-control.html
Be sure to cc the bug directly with the reason why the severity was changed.

                                 ( bcwhite@debian.org )

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