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Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 23:19:23 +0100
From: wakkerma@debian.org
To: debian-changes@lists.debian.org
Subject: Uploaded bind 8.2.2p5-0slink1 (sparc) to master

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Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 01:04:04 -0600
Source: bind
Binary: bind dnsutils
Architecture: sparc
Version: 1:8.2.2p5-0slink1
Distribution: stable
Urgency: high
Maintainer: Bdale Garbee <bdale@gag.com>
Description:
 bind       - An Internet domain name server
 dnsutils   - Utilities for querying the DNS
Changes:
 bind (1:8.2.2p5-0slink1) stable; urgency=high
 .
   * new daemon source, fixes remote root exploits and other nasty bugs,
     closes: #49969
   * note that this is a WICKEDLY evil hacking-together of the old, broken
     config file stuff from the Debian 8.1.2 package and the newer 8.2.2p5
     daemon.  Don't even think about using this branch for unstable!
Files:
 89d1729caf15d6b51e2e5f8b6fccf5c4 285210 net standard dnsutils_8.2.2p5-0slink1_sparc.deb
 adf299fcdc50c8db77b5b3f462633b0f 581692 net extra bind_8.2.2p5-0slink1_sparc.deb

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Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 15:04:08 +0000 (GMT)
From: Vincent Renardias <vincent@ldsol.com>
To: Debian Devel ML <debian-devel@lists.debian.org>
Subject: Unofficial Y2K update for slink.

I've made an apt-able repository containing the needed updates for slink
to eliminate the known y2k problems.
So far, the only package I know of with y2k problems with no fix is
nethack.

the corresponding sources.list line is:
deb http://www.debian.org/~vincent/ y2k-update main

Feedback (both positive/negative) is encouraged.

[overemphasize: This updates fixes the *KNOWN* y2k bugs in slink. Of
course if your system break even with these updates applied, you get to
keep the pieces...]

	Cordialement,

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- http://www.fr.debian.org                           http://www.gnome.org -
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"Every man has two nations, and one of them is France"  [Benjamin Franklin]

Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 14:06:20 -0800
From: Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>
To: debian-devel@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Corel Linux

I haven't had a chance to install Corel Linux yet, but I was interested in
how many packages they modified from what is in stable and unstable. So I
did some analysis of what's on the CD.

There are 415 debian packages on the corel CD. Of those, 375 have identical
package names and versions as packages in slink or potato (most from slink).

Of the packages that share names and versions with packages in slink or
potato, most are the original Debian packages. The following, though, have
identical names and versions but changed contents of some kind:
	autofs_3.1.3-2_i386.deb
	gpm_1.14-3.deb
	login_980403-0.3.2_i386.deb
	passwd_980403-0.3.2_i386.deb

The remaining .deb packages on the CD that don't have the same package names
and version as things in debian might be of interest. They are:

kde-corel-admin_1.1-1254.deb
kde-corel_1.1-1254.deb
kernel-headers-2.2.12_corel.1.0_i386.deb
kernel-source-2.2.12_corel.1.0_all.deb
	All corel specific and well marked as such.
motifnls_2.1-5.deb
	This is the unstable version, one rev out of date.
navigator4_4.7-4_i386.deb
	Corel specific.
printfilter_1.2.deb
	Corel specific, may be a ported Red Hat package.
qmail-corel_1.03-1254.deb
	It's worth noting that though Corel does ship a compiled .deb of qmail,
	they don't violate the qmail licence by doing so, since they install
	the files where the qmail license says them must, in /var/qmail.
qt-corel_1.44O-6_slink.deb
	Well marked as corel specific.
samba-doc_2.0.5a-1_all.deb
	The unstable version, 4 revs out of date.
secure-su_980403-0.3.2_i386.deb
	The unstable version, a little out of date.
Plus a bunch of packages from xfree86-1, with version number 3.3.5-1.0.1.
	These are the unstable version of X, backported to slink. Corel
	fixed the FBDev problem anyone who backports X to slink must fix.

In summary, Corel has done a good job overall with not modifying Debian
packages without clearly moarking the resulting package as Corel specific.
The 4 packages that have the same name+version but different contents do
bother me; I hope there is a simple explination for them.

The cd also contains a live debian (well, Corel Linux) filesystem, BTW.

--
see shy jo

To: debian-devel-announce@lists.debian.org
Subject: New science section
From: James Troup <james@nocrew.org>
Date: 17 Nov 1999 02:44:44 +0000

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[ Please do not reply to debian-devel-announce ]

Hi,

There is now a new 'science' section in potato.  If you have a package
which belongs in there or know of one which does, please either file a
bug against ftp.debian.org or (preferably) just reply to this mail.
Thanks.

- --
James
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