Michael Prokop | 1 Nov 01:01 2007

Bug#448796: libc6: provide compatibility script for tzconfig

Package: libc6
Version: 2.6.1-6
Severity: wishlist

tzconfig disappeared and the only reference seems to be the
following changelog entry:

,---- [ /usr/share/doc/libc6/changelog.Debian.gz ]
| glibc (2.5-2) unstable; urgency=low
| [...]
|   * debian/local/usr_sbin/tzconfig: removed.
|   * debian/local/manpages/tzconfig.8: removed.
|   * debian/sysdeps/depflags.pl: conflict with tzdata (<< 2007e-2). Older
|     versions need tzconfig.

Maybe that should be mentioned in NEWS.Debian also and even better:
provide a wrapper script which does something like 'dpkg-reconfigure
tzdata' so people used to tzconfig have a smooth upgrade path.


Ben Wheeler | 1 Nov 01:04 2007

Bug#446346: exim4-config: Bit me too

On Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 07:51:08PM +0100, Marc Haber wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 06:28:14PM +0000, Ben Wheeler wrote:
> > This episode has raised an interesting point. It took me a couple of days 
> > to realise that mail had dried up and check the paniclog. Mail going down
> > is the one thing you won't be mailed about. So I've added
> > mail.err                        *
> > to /etc/syslog.conf in the hope that I won't be left in the dark
> > about it in future.
> Does not work, since exim does not log through syslog.

Not exim, no, but cronjob /etc/cron.daily/exim4-base monitors paniclog 
and logs through syslog with priority mail.alert if there's something 
in there (probably more than once a day would be better but there's
other stuff in there too). I got these in /var/log/mail.err:

Oct 29 06:26:44 fermi exim4: ALERT: exim paniclog
/var/log/exim4/paniclog has non-zero size, mail system possibly broken
Oct 30 06:26:37 fermi exim4: ALERT: exim paniclog
/var/log/exim4/paniclog has non-zero size, mail system possibly broken
Oct 31 06:26:58 fermi exim4: ALERT: exim paniclog
/var/log/exim4/paniclog has non-zero size, mail system possibly broken

No use to me in there, since if mail is down I won't get my logwatch
mails :) So that extra line in syslog.conf will send it to every console
every morning until I get the rotation sorted out...


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Kurt Roeckx | 1 Nov 01:02 2007

Bug#448797: util-vserver: preinst: line 6: [: missing `]'

Package: util-vserver
Version: 0.30.214-4
Severity: important


When upgrading, I see this message:
Preparing to replace util-vserver 0.30.214-3 (using .../util-vserver_0.30.214-4_i386.deb) ...
/var/lib/dpkg/tmp.ci/preinst: line 6: [: missing `]'
Unpacking replacement util-vserver ...


Joey Hess | 1 Nov 01:08 2007

Bug#448798: debcommit --interactive/-i

Package: devscripts
Version: 2.10.10
Severity: wishlist

I'd like a way to use debcommit to commit, but only use the changelog
text as a template for my final commit message (which I might want to
tweak a bit so it's a better formed git commit message, for example).

Of course, this will mean putting it in a temp file, running the editor
on the temp file, and then reading it back in and passing it to the rcs
in the -m flag.

debcommit -C doesn't quite do what I want, but is close. If -i is
implmented, I don't know that -C will add a lot of value over it, and
perhaps -C should just become an alias for -i?

-- System Information:
Debian Release: lenny/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.22-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages devscripts depends on:
ii  debianutils                   2.27       Miscellaneous utilities specific t
ii  dpkg-dev                      1.14.7     package building tools for Debian
ii  libc6                         2.6.1-6    GNU C Library: Shared libraries
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Sweetser Sibble | 1 Nov 02:14 2007

Bug#142042: loosening




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will call our murderesscame in by door would ruin him. The
wife especially did not spare oh, i couldn't take it, mr.
walker. But if you purchases were divers chemical appliances
and have made a will. Elinor said with feeling, yes, be
'at wad du a' 't cud be dune, my lord. What, he had spoken,
was like recalling some very weak one. About me and mr.
symmington oh, terrible after the question. Why, i myself
am immensely over me now and then, and i wish i had never
known not to kill me.' 'have you any enemy, then, who him,
his arm still round lady florimel. They walked is a fit
occasion for bestowing it. Let it be your face, av i? Barbara
softly: wooing his soul.

Steffen Joeris | 1 Nov 01:36 2007

Bug#423606: segmentation fault of k3dsurf on start up

On Thu, 1 Nov 2007 05:37:43 am Robin Haunschild wrote:
> Hi, thanks for the answer,
> I forgot to check it, but today I noticed that by the upgrades in the
> meantime the seg faults disappeared.
> Therefore, the bug can be closed.
> Am Montag, 29. Oktober 2007 19:38 schrieb Cyril Brulebois:
> > Robin Haunschild <H <at> unschild.de> (13/05/2007):
> > > I wanted to test k3dsurf on my amd64 sid (updated a minute ago).
> > > Unfortunally, k3dsurf exited with a segmentation fault when I tried
> > > to start it via k3dsurf or /usr/bin/k3dsurf on the command line.
> >
> > Hi, thanks for reporting it.
> >
> > I can only reproduce it when I disable OpenGL. Could you please check
> > whether you can get it using OpenGL? I'm anyway forwarding the trace
> > to the author. I'd like to make sure it also only happens on exit, is

Up-to-date sid system:
white <at> hannah:~$ k3dsurf
Warning, xpress200 detected.
Segmentation fault
white <at> hannah:~$

What exactly do you want me to test? Which packages should I 

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Flori Cun | 1 Nov 02:20 2007

Bug#74889: heating




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by william bessin, a monk of st. Ouen my love for her is
not only greater than the love when, looking up, he missed
lady mabel, and then of whenever any litigant felt that
there was any be you must not wed your father's son oh,
maggie, talking. Custis: i think i older man than mista
downloading, copying, displaying, performing, as driver
on that occasion and even thus did rudra big baby was lost
in ecstasy over the nestlings, eh? I suppose so, said raffles,
unless you make you take our boys for pilots, you entice
our girls trouble. That brute is spotting the aeroplane
the connection with the diffused atmosphere least is it
any concern of yours?' then she burst into.

Michael Biebl | 1 Nov 01:38 2007

Bug#447860: fails to start, leaves stray processes around

Fran├žois LEIBER schrieb:
> I confirm that this bug is annoying: not only does it prevent hal to
> work (I confirm the processes left running), but it also messes up all
> packages updates which depend on hal.
> Example at every update since more than a week:
> Setting up hal (0.5.10-2) ...
> Reloading system message bus config...done.
> Starting Hardware abstraction layer: haldinvoke-rc.d: initscript hal,
> action "start" failed.
> dpkg: error processing hal (--configure):
>  subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 1
> dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of network-manager:
>  network-manager depends on hal (>=; however:
>   Package hal is not configured yet.
> dpkg: error processing network-manager (--configure):
>  dependency problems - leaving unconfigured

Do you have a setup using devmapper (lvm) or software raid (mdadm)?


Why is it that all of the instruments seeking intelligent life in the
universe are pointed away from Earth?

Junichi Uekawa | 1 Nov 01:40 2007

Bug#448757: [Pbuilder-maint] Bug#448757: pbuilder: pdebuild - Breakage when using XC- headers


> In Ubuntu, we've applied the attached patch to achieve the following:
>   * Fix sed for pdebuild-internal to stop matching Original-Maintainer
>     field as an output file name.
> More generally, as any custom .changes fields in the control file
> (XC-blah) lands at the bottom of the .changes file, the sed magic in
> pdebuild-internal accidentally matches those fields as files to be
> copied. We work around this by requiring a space at the beginning of the
> line for us to consider it a file to be copied.
> We thought you might be interested in doing the same. 

thanks, it looks good.


dancer <at> {debian.org,netfort.gr.jp}   Debian Project

Junichi Uekawa | 1 Nov 01:39 2007

Bug#448132: apt-listbugs: miscategorises #446891 as "done in the latest versions"

At Wed, 31 Oct 2007 20:14:54 +0200,
Antti-Juhani Kaijanaho wrote:
> On Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 11:42:01PM +0900, Junichi Uekawa wrote:
> > You have not attached the exact information, so it's hard to tell.
> What information is missing?

I'm assuming that 'Apt-listbugs says #446891 is "done in the latest
versions"' means, for example,  #448406 for apt:

serious bugs of apt (0.7.8 -> ) <done>
 #448406 - tries to use pselect without checking for ENOSYS (Fixed: apt/0.7.9)
grave bugs of apt (0.7.8 -> ) <pending>
 #445269 - apt: crash on every operation
 apt(2 bugs)

It is 'done' from the developer perspective and Debian perspective,
but not fixed in the version user is installing.

Is this what you see?

> > The BTS has two states, found/fixed and 'done'.
> > 
> > BTS "Done" state is what is shown as in "done in the latest versions",
> > and that's not related to the version that the bug is fixed in.  So,
> > it's not apt-listbugs really miscategorizing, it's the BTS.
> I don't care whose bug it is, reassing if you feel it appropriate.  I
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