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Debian Weekly News – January 23rd, 2007

The first edition of DWN have focus on Erinn Clark as well as Debian and the one Laptop per Child Project and much more.
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Debian Weekly News – January 23rd, 2007
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Welcome to this year's 1st issue of DWN, the weekly newsletter for the
Debian community. [1]Erinn Clark, co-founder and leader of [2]Debian
Women is [3]selected one of the top 10 girl geeks who are influential
in Open Source. Linux-Watch posted Chris Fearnley's [4]rebuttal to
Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols argument that Debian is in trouble.

1. http://erinn.org/about/
2. http://women.debian.org/
3. http://blogs.ittoolbox.com/unix/bsd/archives/top-10-girl-geeks-13100
4. http://www.linux-watch.com/news/NS9097794891.html

Debian and the one Laptop per Child Project. Michael Voigt
[5]wondered if Debian is supporting the [6]One Laptop per Child
project. It has been founded by the [7]MIT Media Laboratory and is
about creating an cheap and affordable laptop for children in the
third world and developing countries. Petter Reinholdtsen
[8]explained that Debian is [9]participating with its [10]DebianEdu
sub-project.

5. http://lists.debian.org/debian-edu/2006/12/msg00069.html
6. http://www.laptop.org/
7. http://www.media.mit.edu/
8. http://lists.debian.org/debian-edu/2006/12/msg00073.html
9. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEdu/OLPC
10. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEdu

French DebianEdu Developers Meeting. Mathieu Duploy [11]announced the
[12]developers meeting especially for French the Debian-Edu developers
sponsored by [13]Centre Européen de Transfert et de Recherche en
Informatique Libre. It will take place on February 17th to 24th in
Soissons (France). Transportation from Soissons to [14]FOSDEM in
Brussels is included.

11. http://lists.debian.org/debian-edu/2006/12/msg00160.html
12. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEdu/DevCampFrance2007
13. http://www.cetril.org/
14. http://www.debian.org/events/2007/0224-fosdem

Debian's History 2006. Martin Zobel-Helas [15]reported that he and Ana
Guerrero are creating an [16]review of all major Debian events in
2006. They are using different news channels like [17]Debian Weekly
News, [18]Planet Debian and several [19]mailing lists as source for
the review. Readers who find unmentioned events and thus want to
contribute should write an email to the [20]debian-publicity mailing
list. The review is planned to be published on several websites like
[21]Linux Weekly News and [22]Linux.com.

15. http://lists.debian.org/debian-publicity/2006/12/msg00035.html
16. http://times.debian.net/~zobel/2006
17. http://www.debian.org/news/weekly/
18. http://planet.debian.org/
19. http://lists.debian.org/
20. http://lists.debian.org/debian-publicity/
21. http://www.lwn.net/
22. http://www.linux.com/

Debian-Installer for Sony PS3. Kenshi Muto [23]announced that his
friend, Takeshi Yaegashi succeeded to install Debian on a Sony
PlayStation 3 (PS3), which is a 64-bit PowerPC architecture that some
GNU/Linux distributions and NetBSD already have a port for. Yaegashi
set up a Wiki [24]page that describes the installation using a
customised version of the [25]debian-installer.

23. http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2007/01/msg00049.html
24. http://www.keshi.org/moin/moin.cgi/PS3/Debian/Installer
25. http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/

Adding Style Checks to lintian. Mikhail Gusarov [26]wondered if
removing empty lines from the end of debian/copyright and
debian/changelog together with the use of two spaces before Homepage:
in the description would warrant a [27]lintian check. Nico Golde
[28]pointed out that these are not backed up by [29]policy manual and
hence shouldn't be included. Russ Allbery [30]reported that he intends
to add a set of style checks to lintian that would be optional and
would have to be explicitly requested.

26. http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2007/01/msg00001.html
27. http://packages.debian.org/lintian
28. http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2007/01/msg00003.html
29. http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/
30. http://lists.debian.org/debian-mentors/2007/01/msg00023.html

Woody Distribution archived. Florian Lohoff [31]noticed that the old
stable release [32]woody has been removed from [33]mirror servers
recently. Kevin Mark [34]explained that this happened because Debian
only supports old distributions for a defined period of time by
providing packages and security support. After this the old
distribution won't be maintained anymore but kept on
[35]archive.debian.org for historical reasons.

31. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2007/01/msg00159.html
32. http://www.debian.org/releases/woody
33. http://www.debian.org/mirrors/
34. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2007/01/msg00166.html
35. http://archive.debian.org/debian-archive/

Kernel Handbook updated. Jurij Smakov [36]announced that the
[37]Debian Kernel Handbook has been updated to reflect changes to the
kernel build process and architecture which were made for the upcoming
release of [38]etch. The handbook covers several kernel-related topics
and tasks like building kernel packages, module packages or the
initial ram-disk system used in Debian. Any feedback, comments, or
content proposals are welcome.

36. http://blog.wooyd.org/?p=9
37. http://kernel-handbook.alioth.debian.org/
38. http://www.debian.org/releases/etch

Anticipating the Release Date. [39]Debian Administration is conducting
a [40]poll that allows readers to estimate the release date of
[41]etch. 45 % of its readers assume that etch will be released
whenever it is ready. [42]debianex stated that Debian is the most
stable distribution and because of its stability, apt-get and a very
helpful large community he is using the system and expects it to stay
at No 1.

39. http://www.debian-administration.org/
40. http://www.debian-administration.org/polls/88
41. http://www.debian.org/releases/etch/
42. http://www.debian-administration.org/users/debianex

Abandon stable Releases? Joseph Smidt [43]suggested to only support
unstable and testing so that maintaining is less stress and the
testing distribution becomes even better. Several developers
[44]disagreed on the [45]numbers backing up the assumption that 76 %
of the users already run [46]testing. Wouter Verhelst [47]added that
in a corporate world [48]stable is the prevailing Debian distribution.

43. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2006/09/msg00269.html
44. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2006/09/msg00280.html
45. http://www.markshuttleworth.com/archives/56
46. http://www.debian.org/releases/testing/
47. http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2006/09/msg00293.html
48. http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/

Compatibility between Creative Commons 2.5 and Debian. Luis Matos
[49]asked for feedback about the compatibility between [50]Creative
Commons 2.5 licenses and Debian. Andrew Donnellan [51]pointed out that
at this moment none of the Creative Common licenses are compatible
with the [52]Debian Free Software Guidelines (DFSG). However, some of
the licenses of version 3.0 will most likely be compatible with the
DFSG thanks to the effort of Debian people. Francesco Poli [53]added
that the current drafts are not DFSG-free, though.

49. http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2007/01/msg00020.html
50. http://www.creativecommons.org/
51. http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2007/01/msg00021.html
52. http://www.debian.org/social_contract#guidelines
53. http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2007/01/msg00022.html

Mailman Upgrade Path from Etch to Lenny. Lionel Elie Mamane
[54]reported that the current version 2.1.9 of [55]mailman in [56]etch
will not have an upgrade path to version 2.2.x anticipated for lenny.
This is because of a change in the file format. Mailman 2.1.10 will be
able to export data into a neutral XML format which later versions are
able to import. Lionel wondered if he was allowed to upload a newer
version or include the export facility in the package for etch.

54. http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2007/01/msg00758.html
55. http://packages.debian.org/mailman
56. http://www.debian.org/releases/etch/

Measuring Development Progress. Lars Wirzenius [57]proposed a set of
carefully selected statistics to measure progress of development in
Debian. He suggested weekly reports on total numbers, median and
maximum for all open bug reports, reports grouped by severity,
response time, lifetime of bugs, and more, and would like to compare
these with numbers from the week before.

57. http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2007/01/msg00015.html

Status of the M68k Port. Ingo Jürgensmann [58]reported that the
[59]m68k port is performing quite well after the GCC issues were
finally solved by Roman Zippel. This port is currently in a better
shape than [60]alpha and [61]arm. He wondered if m68k could be a
release architecture now, given that [62]etch hasn't been released in
December.

58. http://blog.windfluechter.net/?q=node/156
59. http://www.debian.org/ports/m68k/
60. http://www.debian.org/ports/alpha/
61. http://www.debian.org/ports/arm/
62. http://www.debian.org/releases/etch/

Installing Debian over PPPoE Connections. Eddy Petrisor [63]reported
that he has successfully installed Debian over a PPPoE (DSL)
connection which was established by the [64]debian-installer. This
demonstrates the comeback of native DSL installations directly from a
[65]mirror server by using the boot argument install modules=ppp-udeb.

63. http://ramblingfoo.blogspot.com/2007/01/and-it-works-from-d-i-like-charm.html
64. http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/
65. http://www.debian.org/mirror/list

Security Updates. You know the drill. Please make sure that you update
your systems if you have any of these packages installed.

* DSA 1242: [66]elog — Arbitrary code execution.
* DSA 1243: [67]evince — Arbitrary code execution.
* DSA 1244: [68]xine-lib — Arbitrary code execution.
* DSA 1245: [69]proftpd — Denial of service.
* DSA 1246: [70]OpenOffice.org — Arbitrary code execution.
* DSA 1247: [71]libapache-mod-auth-kerb — Denial of service.
* DSA 1248: [72]libsoup — Denial of service.
* DSA 1249: [73]xfree86 — Privilege escalation.
* DSA 1250: [74]cacti — Arbitrary code execution.
* DSA 1251: [75]netrik — Arbitrary shell command execution.

66. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1242
67. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1243
68. http://www.debian.org/security/2006/dsa-1244
69. http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1245
70. http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1246
71. http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1247
72. http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1248
73. http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1249
74. http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1250
75. http://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1251

New or Noteworthy Packages. The following packages were added to the
unstable Debian archive [76]recently or contain important updates.

76. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/newpkg_main

* [77]alpine — Text-based email client, friendly for novices but
powerful.
* [78]bzr-svn — Bazaar plugin providing Subversion integration.
* [79]ccd2iso — Converter from CloneCD disc image format to
standard ISO.
* [80]context — Powerful TeX format.
* [81]dnsproxy — Proxy for DNS queries.
* [82]drupal-4.7 — Fully-featured content management framework.
* [83]gaia — Interface to the planet.
* [84]gambas2 — Complete visual development environment for Gambas.
* [85]ginspector — GTK+ object/class inspector.
* [86]hedgewars — Worms style game.
* [87]idjc — Graphical shoutcast/icecast client.
* [88]imsniff — Simple program to log Instant Messaging activity on
the network.
* [89]jlha-utils — Command-line lzh archiver written in Java.
* [90]ltspfs — Fuse based remote filesystem for LTSP thin clients.
* [91]neko — High-level dynamically typed programming language.
* [92]olsrd — Optimised link-state routing daemon (unik-olsrd).
* [93]openarena — Fast-paced 3D Ego-Shooter.
* [94]otf2bdf — Generate BDF bitmap fonts from OpenType outline
fonts.
* [95]pangzero — Action game that involves popping balloons with a
harpoon.
* [96]photon — Static HTML gallery generator.
* [97]pnputils — Plug and Play BIOS utilities.
* [98]pokerth — Texas hold'em game.
* [99]pommed — Apple laptops hot-keys event handler.
* [100]pychess — Chess graphical user interface for several chess
engines.
* [101]qantenna — Qt based program for viewing antennas as
described by NEC files.
* [102]utf8-migration-tool — UTF-8 migration wizard.
* [103]xwatchwin — Watch a window on another X server.

77. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/mail/alpine
78. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/devel/bzr-svn
79. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/otherosfs/ccd2iso
80. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/tex/context
81. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/net/dnsproxy
82. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/web/drupal-4.7
83. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/x11/gaia
84. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/devel/gambas2
85. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/devel/ginspector
86. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/games/hedgewars
87. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/sound/idjc
88. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/net/imsniff
89. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/utils/jlha-utils
90. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/net/ltspfs
91. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/interpreters/neko
92. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/net/olsrd
93. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/games/openarena
94. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/utils/otf2bdf
95. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/games/pangzero
96. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/graphics/photon
97. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/utils/pnputils
98. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/games/pokerth
99. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/utils/pommed
100. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/python/pychess
101. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/hamradio/qantenna
102. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/misc/utf8-migration-tool
103. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/x11/xwatchwin

Orphaned Packages. 47 packages were orphaned since the last issue and
require a new maintainer. This makes a total of 377 orphaned packages.
Many thanks to the previous maintainers who contributed to the Free
Software community. Please see the [104]WNPP pages for the full list,
and please add a note to the bug report and retitle it to ITA: if you
plan to take over a package. To find out which orphaned packages are
installed on your system the wnpp-alert program from devscripts may be
helpful.

104. http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/

* [105]adplay — Console-based OPL2 audio player. ([106]Bug#407626)
* [107]adplug — Free AdLib sound library. ([108]Bug#407624)
* [109]adplug-xmms — Free AdLib sound library (xmms-plugin).
([110]Bug#407625)
* [111]agrep — Text search tool with support for approximate
patterns. ([112]Bug#407649)
* [113]apt-spy — Writes a sources.list file based on bandwidth
tests. ([114]Bug#405297)
* [115]cadubi — Creative ASCII Drawing Utility By Ian.
([116]Bug#406350)
* [117]dcd — Simple command-line CD player. ([118]Bug#407630)
* [119]deco — Demos Commander. ([120]Bug#406625)
* [121]dmalloc — Debug memory allocation library. ([122]Bug#407637)
* [123]firedns — Runtime binaries for firedns, an asynch. dns
resolver library. ([124]Bug#407545)
* [125]firestring — String handling library. ([126]Bug#407546)
* [127]flac123 — Command-line flac player. ([128]Bug#407547)
* [129]gtk-imonc — Monitor and control 'fli4l' one-diskette
routers. ([130]Bug#406448)
* [131]html2ps — HTML to PostScript converter. ([132]Bug#407652)
* [133]jered — Simple full screen text editor. ([134]Bug#406622)
* [135]kiss — Karel's Interactive Simple Shell. ([136]Bug#407426)
* [137]knl — Query/set kernel image parameters. ([138]Bug#407632)
* [139]leakbug — GNUpdate leakbug tracer library. ([140]Bug#407638)
* [141]libapache-mod-auth-mysql — Apache module for MySQL
authentication. ([142]Bug#407360)
* [143]libbinio — Binary I/O stream class library.
([144]Bug#407622)
* [145]micro-httpd — Really small HTTP server. ([146]Bug#407661)
* [147]micro-inetd — Simple network service spawner.
([148]Bug#407660)
* [149]micro-proxy — Really small HTTP/HTTPS proxy.
([150]Bug#407659)
* [151]minit — Small but powerful init system. ([152]Bug#407656)
* [153]mkrboot — Make a kernel + root image bootable from one disk
or from DOS. ([154]Bug#405527)
* [155]nget — Auto-resuming command line NNTP file grabber.
([156]Bug#407631)
* [157]nwall — Version of wall that uses GNU readline.
([158]Bug#407633)
* [159]nwrite — Enhanced replacement for the write command.
([160]Bug#407636)
* [161]ogre-contrib — Ogre plugin: CgProgramManager.
([162]Bug#405768)
* [163]pxe — Free PXE daemon. ([164]Bug#407907)
* [165]randtype — Semi-random text typer. ([166]Bug#406623)
* [167]setcd — Control the behaviour of your CD-ROM device.
([168]Bug#406134)
* [169]sgrep — Tool to search a file for structured pattern.
([170]Bug#407648)
* [171]slidentd — Minimal ident (RfC 1413) daemon.
([172]Bug#407654)
* [173]smarteiffel — GNU Eiffel compiler, version 1.
([174]Bug#406255)
* [175]snack — Sound functionality extension to the Tcl/Tk
language. ([176]Bug#406132)
* [177]softbeep — System bell replacement. ([178]Bug#407646)
* [179]tclex — Lexical analyser generator for Tcl.
([180]Bug#406135)
* [181]transcalc — Microwave and RF transmission line calculator.
([182]Bug#405730)
* [183]transcriber — Transcribe speech data using an integrated
editor. ([184]Bug#406133)
* [185]ttf-dustin — Various TrueType fonts from dustismo.com.
([186]Bug#407706)
* [187]ttf-thryomanes — Unicode font covering Latin, Greek,
Cyrillic and IPA. ([188]Bug#407711)
* [189]wip — Interactive graphic plotting package for high quality
output. ([190]Bug#405731)
* [191]xed — The standard text editor, for X. ([192]Bug#407640)
* [193]xmake — Powerful project making make program.
([194]Bug#407500)
* [195]xmem — Visual indicator of amount of memory/swap usage.
([196]Bug#407639)
* [197]yacas — Computer Algebra System. ([198]Bug#405734)

105. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/sound/adplay
106. http://bugs.debian.org/407626
107. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/libs/libadplug0c2a
108. http://bugs.debian.org/407624
109. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/sound/xmms-adplug
110. http://bugs.debian.org/407625
111. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/text/agrep
112. http://bugs.debian.org/407649
113. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/admin/apt-spy
114. http://bugs.debian.org/405297
115. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/graphics/cadubi
116. http://bugs.debian.org/406350
117. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/sound/dcd
118. http://bugs.debian.org/407630
119. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/utils/deco
120. http://bugs.debian.org/406625
121. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/libs/libdmalloc4
122. http://bugs.debian.org/407637
123. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/net/firedns
124. http://bugs.debian.org/407545
125. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/libs/libfirestring0.9
126. http://bugs.debian.org/407546
127. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/sound/flac123
128. http://bugs.debian.org/407547
129. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/net/gtk-imonc
130. http://bugs.debian.org/406448
131. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/text/html2ps
132. http://bugs.debian.org/407652
133. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/editors/jered
134. http://bugs.debian.org/406622
135. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/shells/kiss
136. http://bugs.debian.org/407426
137. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/utils/knl
138. http://bugs.debian.org/407632
139. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/libs/libleakbug1
140. http://bugs.debian.org/407638
141. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/net/libapache-mod-auth-mysql
142. http://bugs.debian.org/407360
143. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/libs/libbinio1c2
144. http://bugs.debian.org/407622
145. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/web/micro-httpd
146. http://bugs.debian.org/407661
147. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/net/micro-inetd
148. http://bugs.debian.org/407660
149. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/web/micro-proxy
150. http://bugs.debian.org/407659
151. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/admin/minit
152. http://bugs.debian.org/407656
153. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/admin/mkrboot
154. http://bugs.debian.org/405527
155. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/news/nget
156. http://bugs.debian.org/407631
157. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/misc/nwall
158. http://bugs.debian.org/407633
159. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/utils/nwrite
160. http://bugs.debian.org/407636
161. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/libs/ogre-plugins-cgprogrammanager
162. http://bugs.debian.org/405768
163. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/net/pxe
164. http://bugs.debian.org/407907
165. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/games/randtype
166. http://bugs.debian.org/406623
167. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/utils/setcd
168. http://bugs.debian.org/406134
169. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/text/sgrep
170. http://bugs.debian.org/407648
171. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/net/slidentd
172. http://bugs.debian.org/407654
173. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/devel/smarteiffel
174. http://bugs.debian.org/406255
175. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/libs/libsnack2
176. http://bugs.debian.org/406132
177. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/sound/softbeep
178. http://bugs.debian.org/407646
179. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/interpreters/tclex
180. http://bugs.debian.org/406135
181. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/science/transcalc
182. http://bugs.debian.org/405730
183. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/sound/transcriber
184. http://bugs.debian.org/406133
185. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/x11/ttf-dustin
186. http://bugs.debian.org/407706
187. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/x11/ttf-thryomanes
188. http://bugs.debian.org/407711
189. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/x11/wip
190. http://bugs.debian.org/405731
191. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/editors/xed
192. http://bugs.debian.org/407640
193. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/devel/xmake
194. http://bugs.debian.org/407500
195. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/x11/xmem
196. http://bugs.debian.org/407639
197. http://packages.debian.org/unstable/math/yacas
198. http://bugs.debian.org/405734

Removed Packages. 144 packages have been [199]removed from the Debian
archive since the last issue:

199. http://ftp-master.debian.org/removals.txt

* lsbappchk — Linux Standard Base application compliance checking
tool
[200]Bug#398874: Request of maintainer, superseded by lsb-appchk.
* ipmasqadm — Utility for configuring extra masquerading
functionality
[201]Bug#399399: Request of maintainer, obsolete.
* alsa-modules-i386 — ALSA modules for kernel 2.4 on 386
[202]Bug#394769: Request of maintainer, obsolete, 2.4 kernel only.
* gnuradio-core — Software Defined Radio
[203]Bug#400513: Request of maintainer, renamed to gnuradio.
* affix-kernel — Common files of the Affix Bluetooth protocol stack
for Linux
[204]Bug#234346: Request of maintainer, only for 2.4 kernels.
* affix — User space utilities for the Affix Bluetooth protocol
stack
[205]Bug#393884: Request of maintainer, affix-kernel is 2.4 only.
* bluez-pin — Bluetooth PIN helper with D-BUS support
[206]Bug#378427: Request of QA, superseded by bluez-utils.
* netkit-base — The Internet Superserver
[207]Bug#383960: Request of QA, request of maintainer, obsolete.
* fst — Enables VST plugins on GNU/Linux
[208]Bug#402945: Request of QA, GPL/contrib, non-redistributable.
* relay-ctrl — SMTP Relaying Control for qmail & tcpserver
[209]Bug#237446: Request of QA, orphaned, out-of-date.
* peacock — HTML Editor for GTK+/GNOME
[210]Bug#262440: Request of QA, unmaintained, buggy.
* dbmail — Fast and scalable SQL based IMAP and POP mailserver
[211]Bug#384386: Request of QA, RC-buggy, unreleased, next version
NEW anyway.
* lightlab — Experiment with the OpenGL lighting model
[212]Bug#384237: Request of maintainer, buggy, unused.
* roy — Utility and data structure library (development files)
[213]Bug#384181: Request of QA, unmaintained, unused.
* slsc — S-Language port of the classic SC spreadsheet
[214]Bug#315641: Request of maintainer, unused.
* webmin-ldap-user-simple — LDAP users control module for webmin
[215]Bug#384017: Request of maintainer, depends on webmin which is
gone.
* libvpopmail-perl — Vpopmail support for Perl
[216]Bug#382944: Request of QA, contrib, vpopmail is buggy and
appears unmaintained.
* august — Tcl/Tk HTML editor
[217]Bug#381499: Request of QA, orphaned, unmaintained upstream.
* zpkg — Build software distributions based on the Python distutils
package
[218]Bug#381174: Request of maintainer, unmaintained upstream,
obsoleted.
* localeconf — Debconf interface to locale configuration
[219]Bug#381056: Request of QA, orphaned, buggy.
* libgnujaxp-java — Free implementation of the jaxp API
[220]Bug#381014: Request of maintainer, libgnujaxp-java obsoleted
by classpath.
* gtk-industrial-engine — Flat-looking GTK+ 1.x engine from Ximian
[221]Bug#380684: Request of maintainer, superseded by
gtk2-engines.
* passivetex — Macros to process XSL formatting objects
[222]Bug#380575: Request of maintainer, buggy, few users.
* toolchain-source — The GNU binutils and gcc source code
[223]Bug#380250: Request of QA, orphaned, obsoleted by real
toolchain.
* kernel-patch-quota — Netfilter QUOTA support patch
[224]Bug#379327: Request of QA, obsolete, apparently unmaintained.
* ida — Image viewer & editor
[225]Bug#379257: Request of QA, orphaned, contrib, few users.
* aptconf — Debconf infrastructure for setting up apt sources
[226]Bug#379037: Request of QA, orphaned, RC-buggy, unchanged
since sarge.
* timezoneconf — Debconf interface to system timezone, date, and
time
[227]Bug#379035: Request of QA, orphaned, unsupportable buggy.
* lambdacore — Core database for lambdamoo
[228]Bug#377623: Request of QA, orphaned, copyright issues.
* rsplib — Development package for rsplib1
[229]Bug#340940: Request of QA, orphaned, out-of-date.
* vaiostat — Sony Vaio status and control kernel module
[230]Bug#321693: Request of QA, request of maintainer, orphaned,
inactive upstream.
* radiuscontext — RADIUS log parser and report generator
[231]Bug#279592: Request of QA, orphaned, obsolete according to
upstream.
* fsh — Fast remote command execution over rsh/ssh/lsh
[232]Bug#396039: Request of maintainer obsoleted by openssh.
* clutils — Development files needed to compile programs that use
clutils.
[233]Bug#403389: Request of maintainer, obsoleted by ghdl.
* xearth — Show a rotating earth on your X root window
[234]Bug#400948: Request of QA, orphaned, non-free, replaced by
xplanet.
* mediawiki1.5 — math rendering plugin for MediaWiki
[235]Bug#390491: Request of maintainer, abandoned upstream,
superseded by mediawiki1.7.
* gnome-think — Hierarchical organiser and outliner
[236]Bug#302261: Request of QA, orphaned, out-of-date, GNOME 1.
* mozilla-locale-zh-cn — Mozilla Simplified Chinese (China)
language/region pack
[237]Bug#378751: Request of QA, orphaned, Mozilla is obsolete.
* mozilla-locale-zh-tw — Mozilla Traditional Chinese (Taiwan)
language/region pack
[238]Bug#378752: Request of QA, orphaned, Mozilla is obsolete.
* mozilla-locale-hu — Hungarian menus for Mozilla
[239]Bug#382906: Request of maintainer, Mozilla is obsolete.
* gnome-presence-applet — GNOME presence applet for Galago
[240]Bug#384343: Request of maintainer, obsolete, abandoned
upstream.
* aca — The Advanced nCurses API
[241]Bug#384780: Request of maintainer, abandoned upstream,
unused.
* gwrapguile — Development package for libgwrapguile1
[242]Bug#385417: Request of QA, orphaned, obsolete library.
* ocaml-sha1 — SHA1 library for OCaml
[243]Bug#385916: Request of maintainer, superseded by
libsha-ocaml.
* amavis-ng — AMaViS “Next Generation” helper program for Milter
[244]Bug#386888: Request of maintainer, abandoned upstream,
broken.
* convertfs — In-place filesystem conversion
[245]Bug#386967: Request of maintainer, orphaned, unsuitable for
release.
* libconfigfile-perl — Parses simple configuration files
[246]Bug#387023: Request of maintainer, superseded by
libconfig-file-perl.
* gnoise — GTK+ based wave file editor
[247]Bug#387130: Request of maintainer, out-of-date.
* guikachu — Graphical PalmOS resource editor
[248]Bug#387499: Request of QA, RC-buggy, uninstallable,
unmaintained.
* kudzu — The Red Hat Linux hardware probing tool.
[249]Bug#387638: Request of maintainer, FTBFS, not in etch,
obsolete.
* typo3-quickstart — Typo3 Quickstart package with example pagetree
[250]Bug#388764: Request of maintainer, obsolete.
* typo3-testsite — Site package to show the abilities of Typo3
[251]Bug#388767: Request of QA, obsolete.
* grubconf — GNOME2 based GNU GRUB configuration editor
[252]Bug#389090: Request of maintainer, abandoned upstream,
RC-buggy.
* libtk-png-perl — Perl5 module with PNG loader for Tk::Photo
[253]Bug#389676: Request of maintainer, superseded by perl-tk, no
rev-deps.
* slate — Virtual machine for Slate, a high-level programming
language
[254]Bug#389883: Request of maintainer, practically abandoned
upstream, RC-buggy.
* libpolyxmass — Mass spectrometry library – development files
[255]Bug#390640: Request of maintainer, obsolete.
* kimdaba — KDE tool for indexing, searching and viewing images by
keywords
[256]Bug#391252: Request of QA, superseded by kphotoalbum.
* gxmms — Simple GNOME applet to control the basic functions of BMP
[257]Bug#391415: Request of QA, superseded by playground.
* boson-base — OpenGL wargame for KDE
[258]Bug#391444: Request of maintainer, superseded by boson.
* bamboo — Website creation tool with wiki-like features
[259]Bug#391652: Request of maintainer, out-of-date.
* odontolinux — Dental office management software (PHP4 +
PostgreSQL)
[260]Bug#391889: Request of QA, RC-buggy, no users, unmaintained,
abandoned upstream.
* bricolage — Virtual Package to install full Bricolage CMS
[261]Bug#392206: Request of maintainer, orphaned, shouldn't be
released.
* libapache2-mod-layout — Apache2 web page content wrapper
[262]Bug#392229: Request of maintainer, orphaned, buggy.
* gnome-keyring-sharp — C# bindings for the GNOME Keyring API
[263]Bug#392427: Request of maintainer, obsolete.
* tarcust — Tarball filter
[264]Bug#392868: Request of maintainer, superseded by tardy.
* statdataml — GNU Octave package for XML-based data exchange
[265]Bug#392896: Request of QA, orphaned, better solutions exist.
* gtkdevice — GNU R Gtk device driver package
[266]Bug#392898: Request of maintainer, superseded by
r-cran-cairodevice.
* honyaku-el — Honyaku-damashii client for emacsen
[267]Bug#392901: Request of QA, essentially useless.
* wmbio — Dockapp for windowmaker, which shows biorhythms
[268]Bug#393028: Request of maintainer, abandoned upstream, very
few users.
* libsaxpath-java — Java XPath engine for use on a variety of XML
object models
[269]Bug#393639: Request of maintainer, obsolete, abandoned
upstream, superseded by libjaxen-java.
* openoffice.org-soikko — Finnish spell checking and hyphenation
for OpenOffice.org
[270]Bug#394862: Request of maintainer, unmaintained upstream,
buggy, non-free, superseded by -voikko.
* alicq — Flexible ICQ client in pure Tcl/Tk
[271]Bug#394968: Request of QA, abandoned upstream, orphaned,
broken.
* rsjog — Handler for Sony Vaio “Jog Dial”
[272]Bug#394969: Request of QA, abandoned upstream, orphaned,
out-of-date.
* rageircd — Versatile and flexible IRC Server daemon
[273]Bug#395345: Request of maintainer, unsuitable for unstable.
* hubcot — USB Hub mascot – utility
[274]Bug#395502: Request of QA, RC-buggy, 2.4 kernel only.
* wftk — WorldForge Toolkit – a C++ widget toolkit
[275]Bug#395914: Request of maintainer, RC-buggy.
* felt — Package for introductory level finite element analysis
[276]Bug#395937: Request of QA, RC-buggy, unmaintained.
* linpac — Terminal for packet radio with mail client
[277]Bug#395957: Request of QA, RC-buggy, unmaintained.
* raccess — Security Tool to audit remote systems
[278]Bug#396202: Request of QA, obsolete, RC-buggy; abandoned
upstream.
* db2latex-xsl — Stylesheets for processing DocBook XML files to
LaTeX2e
[279]Bug#396238: Request of QA, RC-buggy, abandoned upstream,
replacement exists.
* preview-latex — Render LaTeX environments within Emacs
[280]Bug#396602: Request of QA, obsolete.
* chetcpasswd — Change passwords using the browser
[281]Bug#397241: Request of maintainer, RC-buggy, security issues.
* zinc-compiler — Compiler of Zinc, a functional logic programming
language
[282]Bug#397687: Request of maintainer, abandoned upstream,
RC-buggy.
* wildmenus.bundle — Bundle for GNUstep applications to have a
horizontal main menu
[283]Bug#398389: Request of maintainer, superseded by etoile.
* typo3-site-installer — Typo3 site installer
[284]Bug#398576: Request of maintainer, abandoned upstream,
broken.
* vdrift-data — Data files for vdrift, a racing simulation
[285]Bug#398678: Request of maintainer, superseded by vdrift.
* dmenu — Dynamic menu
[286]Bug#398828: Request of maintainer, superseded by dwm-tools.
* gecko-sharp — CLI binding for the GtkMozEmbed library
[287]Bug#400084: Request of maintainer, superseded by
gecko-sharp2, RC-buggy.
* lukemftpd — Enhanced FTP daemon from NetBSD.
[288]Bug#400281: Request of QA, unmaintained.
* tfm-arphic — Arphic “AR PL KaitiM Big5″ TrueType font TeX font
metric data
[289]Bug#400282: Request of QA, superseded by
latex-cjk-chinese-arphic.
* dbbalancer — PostgreSQL connection pool, load balancer and
write-repl
[290]Bug#400680: Request of maintainer, abandoned upstream,
superseded by pgpool.
* zope-docfindereverywhere — Find documentation for a Zope product
using a doc tab
[291]Bug#400729: Request of maintainer, unmaintained upstream,
superseded by zope-docfindertab.
* kernel-image-speakup-i386 — Linux kernel specific documentation
for version 2.4.27-speakup
[292]Bug#400845: Request of maintainer, out-of-date, broken with
2.6 kernels.
* zope-cmfforum — Forum module for the Zope content management
framework
[293]Bug#400864: Request of maintainer, unmaintained, does not
work current version of Plone in unstable.
* xnap-snapshot — Powerful Java filesharing client
[294]Bug#401139: Request of QA, RC-buggy, unmaintained.
* xnap — Plugin-based filesharing client
[295]Bug#401140: Request of QA, RC-buggy, unmaintained.
* python2.3-doc — Documentation for the high-level object-oriented
language Python
[296]Bug#401406: Request of maintainer, obsolete.
* sodipodi — Vector based drawing program
[297]Bug#402037: Request of maintainer, superseded by inkscape.
* hula — integrated mail & calendar system with simple interface
[298]Bug#402125: Request of maintainer, RC-buggy and potentially
abandoned upstream.
* pftp — Fast file transfer program
[299]Bug#402554: Request of maintainer, not useful anymore.
* libadabindx — Ada binding to the X Window System and *tif
[300]Bug#402587: Request of maintainer, orphaned, unmaintained
upstream, RC-buggy, unused.
* motifnls — Files needed to run some Motif applications.
[301]Bug#402774: Request of maintainer, RC-buggy, obsolete.
* mozilla-locale-sl — Mozilla Slovenian Language/Region Pack
[302]Bug#384179: Request of maintainer, depends on obsolete
Mozilla.
* tktable — Table extension for Tcl/Tk
[303]Bug#387714: Request of maintainer, superseded by tktable2.9.
* mozilla-locale-no-nb — Mozilla Norwegian bokmål language add-on
[304]Bug#388530: Request of maintainer, Mozilla is obsolete.
* lodju — Photo organiser and web gallery maker
[305]Bug#390735: Request of maintainer, unused.
* initrd-netboot — Net-bootable kernel for use with diskless
systems
[306]Bug#393091: Request of QA, unusable, broken.
* initrd-tools — Tools to create initrd image for prepackaged Linux
kernel
[307]Bug#393092: Request of maintainer, out-of-date, unusable.
* libmal — Library of the functions in malsync
[308]Bug#394544: Request of maintainer, abandoned upstream.
* libpfm2 — IA-64 Performance Monitor (PMU) — run-time libraries
[309]Bug#394564: Request of maintainer, deprecated, 2.4 kernels
only.
* zope-localizer — Help build multilingual web sites and
multilingual Zope products
[310]Bug#396720: Request of maintainer, superseded by
zope-cps-localizer.
* zope-translationservice — Location-aware translation service for
Zope
[311]Bug#396723: Request of maintainer, obsolete, superseded by
zope-cps-translationservice.
* zope-cmf1.5 — Zope content management framework (CMF), 1.5 branch
[312]Bug#396780: Request of maintainer, obsolete, superseded by
zope-cmf1.6.
* libgtk-mozembed-ruby — Ruby 1.8 binding of GtkMozEmbed, gecko
renderer
[313]Bug#396952: Request of maintainer, superseded by ruby-gnome2.
* pdfkit.framework — GNUstep framework for rendering PDF content
(library files)
[314]Bug#398857: Request of maintainer, unused, superseded by
popplerkit.framework.
* mozilla-locale-es — Mozilla Spanish Language/Region Package
(dummy package)
[315]Bug#401141: Request of QA, Mozilla has gone away.
* mozilla-locale-es-es — Mozilla Spanish Language/Region Package.
[316]Bug#401142: Request of QA, Mozilla has gone away.
* scripturechecks — Bible translation tool – checker
[317]Bug#401890: Request of maintainer, superseded by bibledit
* fvwm95 — Win95 lookalike Window Manager for X
[318]Bug#404462: Request of QA, request of maintainer,
unmaintained, abandoned upstream.
* m17n-env — Set up multilingual X environment
[319]Bug#405034: Request of maintainer, unneeded.
* iceweasel-locale-uk — Iceweasel Ukrainian language/region package
[320]Bug#402913: Request of maintainer, superseded by
iceweasel-l10n.
* libgdgeda — GNU EDA — Electronics design software — gd
development files
[321]Bug#404545: Request of maintainer, obsolete.
* python2.3 — Interactive high-level object-oriented language
[322]Bug#401407: Request of maintainer, superseded by python2.4.
* python-iconvcodec — Python universal Unicode codec, using iconv()
[323]Bug#401634: Request of maintainer, superseded by python2.4.
* python-cjkcodecs — Python Unicode Codecs Collection for CJK
Encodings
[324]Bug#401675: Request of QA, superseded by python2.4.
* socketapi — Development package for socketapi1
[325]Bug#340939: Request of QA, superseded by
kernel-implementation.
* qla2x00 — Source for the qla2x00 driver for kernel version 2.4
[326]Bug#366743: Request of QA, now part of linux-2.6.
* kernel-patch-2.4-lowlatency — Reduce the latency of the Linux
kernel
[327]Bug#384003: Request of QA, obsolete, 2.4 kernel only.
* python-japanese-codecs — Japanese Codecs for Python
[328]Bug#406010: Request of QA, superseded by python2.4.
* python-korean-codecs — Korean Codecs for Python
[329]Bug#406011: Request of QA, superseded by python2.4.

200. http://bugs.debian.org/398874
201. http://bugs.debian.org/399399
202. http://bugs.debian.org/394769
203. http://bugs.debian.org/400513
204. http://bugs.debian.org/234346
205. http://bugs.debian.org/393884
206. http://bugs.debian.org/378427
207. http://bugs.debian.org/383960
208. http://bugs.debian.org/402945
209. http://bugs.debian.org/237446
210. http://bugs.debian.org/262440
211. http://bugs.debian.org/384386
212. http://bugs.debian.org/384237
213. http://bugs.debian.org/384181
214. http://bugs.debian.org/315641
215. http://bugs.debian.org/384017
216. http://bugs.debian.org/382944
217. http://bugs.debian.org/381499
218. http://bugs.debian.org/381174
219. http://bugs.debian.org/381056
220. http://bugs.debian.org/381014
221. http://bugs.debian.org/380684
222. http://bugs.debian.org/380575
223. http://bugs.debian.org/380250
224. http://bugs.debian.org/379327
225. http://bugs.debian.org/379257
226. http://bugs.debian.org/379037
227. http://bugs.debian.org/379035
228. http://bugs.debian.org/377623
229. http://bugs.debian.org/340940
230. http://bugs.debian.org/321693
231. http://bugs.debian.org/279592
232. http://bugs.debian.org/396039
233. http://bugs.debian.org/403389
234. http://bugs.debian.org/400948
235. http://bugs.debian.org/390491
236. http://bugs.debian.org/302261
237. http://bugs.debian.org/378751
238. http://bugs.debian.org/378752
239. http://bugs.debian.org/382906
240. http://bugs.debian.org/384343
241. http://bugs.debian.org/384780
242. http://bugs.debian.org/385417
243. http://bugs.debian.org/385916
244. http://bugs.debian.org/386888
245. http://bugs.debian.org/386967
246. http://bugs.debian.org/387023
247. http://bugs.debian.org/387130
248. http://bugs.debian.org/387499
249. http://bugs.debian.org/387638
250. http://bugs.debian.org/388764
251. http://bugs.debian.org/388767
252. http://bugs.debian.org/389090
253. http://bugs.debian.org/389676
254. http://bugs.debian.org/389883
255. http://bugs.debian.org/390640
256. http://bugs.debian.org/391252
257. http://bugs.debian.org/391415
258. http://bugs.debian.org/391444
259. http://bugs.debian.org/391652
260. http://bugs.debian.org/391889
261. http://bugs.debian.org/392206
262. http://bugs.debian.org/392229
263. http://bugs.debian.org/392427
264. http://bugs.debian.org/392868
265. http://bugs.debian.org/392896
266. http://bugs.debian.org/392898
267. http://bugs.debian.org/392901
268. http://bugs.debian.org/393028
269. http://bugs.debian.org/393639
270. http://bugs.debian.org/394862
271. http://bugs.debian.org/394968
272. http://bugs.debian.org/394969
273. http://bugs.debian.org/395345
274. http://bugs.debian.org/395502
275. http://bugs.debian.org/395914
276. http://bugs.debian.org/395937
277. http://bugs.debian.org/395957
278. http://bugs.debian.org/396202
279. http://bugs.debian.org/396238
280. http://bugs.debian.org/396602
281. http://bugs.debian.org/397241
282. http://bugs.debian.org/397687
283. http://bugs.debian.org/398389
284. http://bugs.debian.org/398576
285. http://bugs.debian.org/398678
286. http://bugs.debian.org/398828
287. http://bugs.debian.org/400084
288. http://bugs.debian.org/400281
289. http://bugs.debian.org/400282
290. http://bugs.debian.org/400680
291. http://bugs.debian.org/400729
292. http://bugs.debian.org/400845
293. http://bugs.debian.org/400864
294. http://bugs.debian.org/401139
295. http://bugs.debian.org/401140
296. http://bugs.debian.org/401406
297. http://bugs.debian.org/402037
298. http://bugs.debian.org/402125
299. http://bugs.debian.org/402554
300. http://bugs.debian.org/402587
301. http://bugs.debian.org/402774
302. http://bugs.debian.org/384179
303. http://bugs.debian.org/387714
304. http://bugs.debian.org/388530
305. http://bugs.debian.org/390735
306. http://bugs.debian.org/393091
307. http://bugs.debian.org/393092
308. http://bugs.debian.org/394544
309. http://bugs.debian.org/394564
310. http://bugs.debian.org/396720
311. http://bugs.debian.org/396723
312. http://bugs.debian.org/396780
313. http://bugs.debian.org/396952
314. http://bugs.debian.org/398857
315. http://bugs.debian.org/401141
316. http://bugs.debian.org/401142
317. http://bugs.debian.org/401890
318. http://bugs.debian.org/404462
319. http://bugs.debian.org/405034
320. http://bugs.debian.org/402913
321. http://bugs.debian.org/404545
322. http://bugs.debian.org/401407
323. http://bugs.debian.org/401634
324. http://bugs.debian.org/401675
325. http://bugs.debian.org/340939
326. http://bugs.debian.org/366743
327. http://bugs.debian.org/384003
328. http://bugs.debian.org/406010
329. http://bugs.debian.org/406011

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