Kristof Provost | 18 Dec 16:57 2014

Bug#773457: ministat: man page: '-w' description is incomplete

Package: ministat
Version: 20100628-1
Severity: minor

The man page states that:
'-w width    Width of ASCII-art plot in characters, default is 74.'

This is not entirely correct. The mini-help is more accurate:
'-w : width of graph/test output (default 74 or terminal width)'

In other words: the man page fails to explain that ministat will default
to the terminal width, not 74. It will only fall back to 74 if 'COLUMNS'
is not set and ioctl(TIOCGWINSZ) fails.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.7
  APT prefers stable
  APT policy: (990, 'stable'), (650, 'testing'), (610, 'unstable'), (600, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=C, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages ministat depends on:
ii  libc6  2.19-13

ministat recommends no packages.

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Andreas | 18 Dec 16:54 2014

Bug#712246: tasksel: Only standard Standard System Utilities task is displayed while having the main repo

I had the same effect. It was because the mirror i have chosen was commented out because it could not be verified.
After fixing this problem and an apt-get update tasksel worked normally.

This is a bug but not within tasksel. The installer should warn when such a mirror is chosen and if it is
commented out.
Kind Regards,

Lobko, Eugene | 18 Dec 16:47 2014

Bug#773456: [cryptsetup] invoke-rc.d not found on boot

Package: cryptsetup
Version: 2:1.6.6-4
Severity: minor

--- Please enter the report below this line. ---
Dear Maintainer,

After the most recent cryptsetup update a message appears on a boot screen:

/etc/init.d/cryptdisks-early: 753: /etc/init.d/cryptdisks-early: invoke-rc.d: 
not found

It seems it is related to bug #764564, which was closed in 1.6.6-4. I have not 
found the core functionality breaks, but the message looks disturbing on the 
systems not using upstart.

Thank you,

--- System information. ---
Architecture: amd64
Kernel:       Linux 3.16.0-4-amd64

Debian Release: 8.0
  800 testing 
  500 unstable 
  500 stable 
  100 experimental 

--- Package information. ---
Depends             (Version) | Installed
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YunQiang Su | 18 Dec 16:44 2014

Bug#773300: Improve glibc bootstrap

Sorry, forgot to attach the new patch.

On Thu, Dec 18, 2014 at 11:44 PM, YunQiang Su <wzssyqa <at>> wrote:
> Thank you for pointing them out.
> On Wed, Dec 17, 2014 at 3:10 AM, Helmut Grohne <helmut <at>> wrote:
>> On Tue, Dec 16, 2014 at 11:39:40PM +0800, YunQiang Su wrote:
>>> Hi, the attached patch can improve bootstrapping of glibc.
>> Partially, this seems to be a duplicate of #766877. Maybe these should
>> be merged?
>>> It produces the similiar stage1 glibc
>>> (libc6/libc6-dev and multilib version of them),
>>> at the same time, the dependencies of them are also correct.
>> The documentation and rationale of this patch are scarce. I have a few
>> comments on individual hunks though.
>> diff -Nru glibc-2.19/debian/rules glibc-2.19/debian/rules
>> --- glibc-2.19/debian/rules     2014-10-17 07:43:19.000000000 +0000
>> +++ glibc-2.19/debian/rules     2014-12-10 23:16:28.000000000 +0000
>>  <at>  <at>  -143,8 +143,12  <at>  <at> 
>>  endif
>>  endif
>> +ifeq ($(DEB_STAGE),stage2)
>> +  DEB_BUILD_PROFILES+=stage2
>> +endif
>> +
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Jean-Louis Dupond | 18 Dec 16:38 2014

Bug#769657: Patch


Attached you can find a patch that resolves this problem.
The patch pipes the mysqldump output directly to bzip2/gzip.

Because of this you don't need to have alot of free diskspace to hold 
the uncompressed .sql file while dumping the database.

Please consider to add this in the automysqlbackup package.

Yaroslav Halchenko | 18 Dec 16:43 2014

Bug#769421: NEW queue

awesome -- THANKS!

would you mind sharing/pointing to the source package interim?
may be it would be worth uploading backport to NeuroDebian ;)


Yaroslav O. Halchenko, Ph.D.
Research Scientist,            Psychological and Brain Sciences Dept.
Dartmouth College, 419 Moore Hall, Hinman Box 6207, Hanover, NH 03755
Phone: +1 (603) 646-9834                       Fax: +1 (603) 646-1419

Jonathan Wiltshire | 18 Dec 16:09 2014

Bug#734756: installation-reports: Hang during "Select and Install Software"


I just reproduced this bug in a netinstall of Jessie Beta 2, possibly
Beta 1 (I should tidy them up really). The installation hangs because:

main-menu[382]: INFO: Menu item 'pkgsel' selected
pkgsel: checking for (security) updates to the base system
in-target: Can't exec "aptitude": No such file or directory at
/usr/bin/debconf-apt-progress line 130, <STDIN> line 2
in-target: use of uninitialized value in vec at
/usr/bin/debconf-apt-progress line 74, <STDIN> line 2.
in-target: use of uninitialized value in vec at
/usr/bin/debconf-apt-progress line 75, <STDIN> line 2.

I updated my installer image to last night's daily and this resolved the
problem, so assuming this is the same bug as the reporter encountered,
it should be closable.

(Control: tag -1 confirmed unreproducible? :)


Jonathan Wiltshire
Tiger Computing Ltd
"Linux for Business"

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Peter Valdemar Mørch | 18 Dec 16:23 2014

Bug#768188: Info received (Jessie Installer hangs after processing DHCPv6 stateful addressing)

And just to be clear: After booting into the installed system, it does
not hang at DHCP setup. So it only hangs on DHCP setup during d-i.

Graham Inggs | 18 Dec 16:13 2014

Bug#773455: cbmc: please build with -Wno-error=unused-result (Ubuntu)

Source: cbmc
Version: 4.9-4
Severity: wishlist
Tags: patch

Hi maintainer

Please consider applying the attached patch to build with 
Without this patch, cbmc FTBFS on the Ubuntu builders as shown below.


g++ -c -MMD -MP -DSTL_HASH_TR1 -g -O2 -fstack-protector-strong -Wformat 
-Werror=format-security -Wall -O2 -g -Werror -Wno-long-long 
-Wno-sign-compare -Wno-parentheses -Wno-strict-aliasing -pedantic -I .. 
-o tempdir.o tempdir.cpp
tempdir.cpp: In constructor 'temp_working_dirt::temp_working_dirt(const 
tempdir.cpp:167:22: error: ignoring return value of 'int chdir(const 
char*)', declared with attribute warn_unused_result [-Werror=unused-result]
tempdir.cpp: In destructor 'temp_working_dirt::~temp_working_dirt()':
tempdir.cpp:184:39: error: ignoring return value of 'int chdir(const 
char*)', declared with attribute warn_unused_result [-Werror=unused-result]
cc1plus: all warnings being treated as errors
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Michael Meier | 18 Dec 14:51 2014

Bug#773454: network-manager: Network manager does not store passwords for new wlan connections anymore

Package: network-manager
Severity: important

When connection to a new wlan, network manager does not store the password and the password needs to be
reentered after every reconnect.
It does create the wlan config file below /etc/NetworkManager/system-connections , but it does not store
the password in it.
Manually removing the line
and adding a line
helps. After restarting the network manager service it can auto connect to the wlan without asking for the
password again.
This behaviour already exists since about half a year, but it was just faster to edit the files, than
reporting the bug. 
With the first version of network manager where that bug appeared I was able to enter the password by editing
the connection in the plasma nm modul. But After the next update of network manager that was not possible
anymore, since the ok button stays greyed out forever and it is impossible to save changes, thus editing
the config file manually is necesary...
Below what the generated config file looks like, and afterwards the log output of network manager:


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Koichi Akabe | 18 Dec 16:00 2014

Bug#773453: ITP: ckylark -- phrase structure parser based on PCFG-LA

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Koichi Akabe <vbkaisetsu <at>>

* Package name    : ckylark
  Version         : 0.3.0
  Upstream Author : Yusuke Oda <yus.takara <at>>
* URL             :
* License         : LGPL-3+
  Programming Lang: C++
  Description     : phrase structure parser based on PCFG-LA

Phrase structure rules are one of analysis methods for natural languages
proposed by the linguist, Noam Chomsky. This program parses given sentences
into phrase structures based on the Latent Annotated Probabilistic Context
Free Grammer (PCFG-LA).

Phrase structure parsing can be used for some natural language processings
such as phrase extractions, semantic analysis and machine translations.

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