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    KDE3 packages now that Krusty quit?
    Submitted by hildeb on Thursday, January 24, 2002 – 13:49
    What are the plans for KDE3 packages for SID?
    Now that Krusty quit, the links I found in the archive aren’t valid anymore.
    DanielS: Chris “calc” Cheney is handling with KDE3; right now he’s dealing with taking over KDE2.2
    7 comments

    XFree86 4.2.0
    Submitted by d8A90n on Wednesday, January 23, 2002 – 20:48
    I’d like to know from people inside Debian if XFree86 4.2.0 is being packaged at the moment, or sometime soon.
    Joy: XSF has been updated. 😉
    123 comments

    3,000,000 hits
    Submitted by zadok on Wednesday, January 23, 2002 – 11:27
    DP makes it to 3 million hits. Way to go! Keep up the good work.
    DanielS: Yay and stuff.
    8 comments

    Bug Response – ITPed?
    Submitted by debiandude on Sunday, January 20, 2002 – 12:09
    I have filed some bugs for Debian before but this time I got a response that I have no clue what it means. It was on libgnome-vfs and the response was: “It’s ITPed.” What does that mean? Is it something Debian specific with bugs?
    10 comments

    Unstable Breakage Alert: base-passwd (3.2.2) [CLOSED]
    Submitted by Netsnipe on Sunday, January 20, 2002 – 08:10
    Be wary with your dist-upgrades, because the 3.2.2 release of the base-passwd package, in the “sid”
    (unstable) tree has a critical bug. Björn Torkelsson was first
    to report

    HREF=”http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?archive=no&bug=130032″>(bug
    #130032)
    that, during the upgrade
    process, the UIDs and GIDs listed in /etc/passwd are accidentally swapped. After this has occured, one should still be able to
    login, as Debian defaults to generating the same user and group ID for
    normal users accounts. However, this bug is highly likely to interrupt
    the operation of any daemons or services you may have running on an
    unstable box that rely on having their own unique accounts for secure
    operation.

    A new fixed base-passwd has already been uploaded to unstable.

    10 comments · read more

    About the recent downtime
    Submitted by Joy on Saturday, January 19, 2002 – 14:28
    We had MySQLd die some fifteen hours ago and Debian Planet was down until rob restarted it. The reason for the failure is still unknown.
    Sorry for the inconvenience, and sorry to bother you with site problems yet again.

    15 comments

    Note for RDF users
    Submitted by robster on Wednesday, January 16, 2002 – 20:49
    The RDF file is now located at http://www.debianplanet.org/backend.php. If you source the RDF for your site or in applications such as Evolution you should update your references.
    Our HTTP accelerator means that the rewrite rule no longer functions as expected. You have been warned! It may appear to work, but you should definitely change your references to it as backwards compatibility will be going away very soon.
    8 comments

    CD image site revamped
    Submitted by robster on Wednesday, January 16, 2002 – 17:35
    The Debian CD image site at cdimage.debian.org has had a facelift, the new design and implementation is significantly simpler to use in comparison to the old one.
    It also has a bit shorter URL now, debian.org/CD.
    As well as the drastically redesigned site, there is a new tool to help make downloading Debian CD images easier, Jigdo. This tool allows you to use a much wider range of Debian mirrors than before, as the packages are downloaded from normal mirrors and the CD image is generated for you. Neat, huh 🙂
    3 comments

    Debian in a closed server environment
    Submitted by shawarma on Wednesday, January 16, 2002 – 12:34
    I’m to install a Debian server in our server environment. The server will be behind a firewall, so using an official Debian mirrors as an apt source is out of the question.

    We have two server environments: A test centre and a data centre. The test centre is supposed to be an exact replica of the data centre. We’re supposed to install everything in the test centre and make sure that it’s up and running before we send it on to the data centre. Therefore, when I install it in the data centre, I have to use the exact same packages as in the test centre. Can anyone give me any pointers on how to work this out? I’m sure I’m not the first one in this situation. Have you others set up an apt source of your own containing some very specific packages? Have you chosen to use the (old) stable Potato distribution? Do you use dpkg instead of apt (please, say “no”)..

    14 comments

    Netscape package orphaned?
    Submitted by DonDiego on Wednesday, January 16, 2002 – 12:34
    The Netscape packages are in a sad state of disrepair. 4.79 is current but sid is still at 4.77. There are bugs filed about this:#111063 and #119071, but then again there are a lot of bugs filed on the Netscape packages, all ancient and left unfixed. IIRC there were security problems with 4.77 and 4.78. Is the package orphaned or is this part of the grand scheme of things?

    I am not whining, I want to help and will gladly volunteer time to this endeavour.

    44 comments

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