Bug Day/2010

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NEXT BUG DAY: 2009-11-07

Number of bugs:

Project At begin At end Closed
Arch Linux 536
Community 37
Pacman 103
AUR 39
Release Engineering 58
Total 772

This is a categorized list of some old reports.

Please use the bug title for the links' names. That way we don't need to click on the link to know what a bug is about

If you have fixed some bug - enclose it with <s></s> tags.


  • Ensure bugs are assigned to the right person. Package maintainers do change sometimes
  • Ensure bugs are in the right top-level project (Release Engineering, Pacman, etc)
  • If fixes are provided for some bugs, please test and report them as fixed





The following items all impact network connectivity (wired and wireless); addressing these bugs may drastically improve network performance for affected users.

  • FS#11273 - [initscripts] New network daemon fails to associate with a significant number of cards.
  • FS#11781 - [initscripts] NIC bonding does not work when using dhcp


Dev should make sure that, in the dashboard, they are listed as maintainer for both arches (i686 and x86_64) for the package thay maintain.



  • FS#16085 - [dcron] Replace with bcron
  • FS#16435 - [kernel26] Revert bad commit to joydev
  • FS#12314 - [syslog-ng] Change distribution logging system to rsyslog
  • FS#16895 - [kernel26] Crash dump support in the kernel
  • FS#12476 - [initscripts] start deamons in background improvment


  • FS#12049 - [wpa_supplicant] rc.d script - fix provided
  • FS#13282 - [bash] add bash-completion optdepends
  • FS#12662 - [dcron] Missing MTA dependancy in dcron
  • FS#16666 - [ca-certificates] didn't create /etc/ssl/certs/
  • FS#14521 - [bzip2] Include {bzdiff,bzgrep,bzmore} tools in package
  • FS#11125 - [initscripts] Add/Disable Daemons via Bootloader
  • FS#16395 - keyboard problem on my macbook

Trivial fixes

  • FS#15367 - [mkinitcpio] config file is not found with -c
  • FS#13876 - [rp-pppoe] package: .so file in /etc
  • FS#15844 - [vi] ex-vi terminal too wide, vi starts in ex mode
  • FS#15794 - [core] remove old .install file syntax - fix provided

Fixed in testing(?)



  • FS#6047 - [aspell-*] provide more language packages


  • FS#11284 - [squashfs-tools] Hang with mksquashfs and large filesystem
  • FS#16444 - [xfce4] cleanup the xfce4 group
  • FS#14640 - [vim] fetch_runtime.sh script fails to fetch updated files
  • FS#13897 - [vim] Update python.vim to match version of Python in Arch
  • FS#16462 - [php-gd] imageantialias() function is missing
  • FS#15296 - [grub2] grub-install hangs
  • FS#16879 - [mplayer] needs rebuild
  • FS#16538 - [bash-completion] switch to git ?
  • FS#15676 - [namcap] failure on a *.pkg.tar.gz
  • FS#15305 - [moon-lander] install binary file under /usr/share
  • FS#15304 - [nethack] install binary file under /usr/share
  • FS#16692 - [nethack] lacks man page and guidebook
  • FS#15301 - [windowmaker] install binary file under /usr/share
  • FS#15209 - [k3b] too many bugs
  • FS#14976 - [zsnes] segmentation fault
  • FS#10153 - [loudmouth] Compile with debugging support
  • FS#16994 - [apache] check config before reloading/restarting
  • FS#16642 - [gnome-python-extras] Needs rebuild, linked against old gdl
  • FS#16491 - [namcap] fails on gvfs related (?) packages
  • FS#17051 - problem when saving to .xls format with go-openoffice

Trivial fixes

  • FS#13765 - List of [extra] packages that have incorrect mandir - only one pkg "bs" remains
  • FS#14088 - [archiso] add ntp to package list for install-iso - fix provided
  • FS#15453 - [bittorrent] rc Script for bittorrent tracker
  • FS#13909 - [courier-imap] need authdaemon at startup - fix provided
  • FS#14593 - [fetchmail] depends on tk - fix provided
  • FS#15924 - [file-roller] is unusable out-of-the-box without manual research and hacking - fix provided
  • FS#16263 - [git] Add contrib/ installation - fix provided
  • FS#15119 - [hugin] missing dependency ? - fix provided
  • FS#14595 - [monotone] dependency on boost is wrong
  • FS#16437 - [pm-utils] make vbetool an optional dependency
  • FS#14529 - [qof] Missing html docs in i686 pkg - fix provided on 0.8.0
  • FS#16740 - [sim] remove kdelibs3 dependence - fix provided
  • FS#10026 - [twisted] may depend on pyopenssl - fix provided
  • FS#16259 - [vim-matchit] delivered by vim already - fix provided
  • FS#16300 - [vim-omnicppcomplete] lacks help documentation - fix provided
  • FS#14316 - [xdg-utils] should depend on xorg-utils
  • FS#14217 - [xpdf] Warning: Cannot convert string - fix provided
  • FS#17017 - [mousepad] search only works once - fix provided
  • FS#16053 - [extra] List of packages with invalid optdepends syntax
  • FS#15795 - [extra] remove old .install file syntax
  • FS#16740 - [sim] remove kdelibs3 dependence - fix provided
  • FS#16953 - [qemu] Missing dependency libsasl - fix provided
  • FS#16753 - [proftpd] built with ldap support
  • FS#16093 - [spamassassin] optdepends on razor - fix provided
  • FS#15949 - [Deluge] add python-notify as optdepend - fix provided
  • FS#16465 - [squid] please add snmp support - fix provided
  • FS#16464 - [squid] partial COSS support - fix provided
  • FS#16248 - [boost] make python depency optional - fix provided
  • FS#16468 - [postgresql] PL/Python support - fix provided

Fixed in testing(?)

Task assigned to ex-developers (=> now orphaned)

Maybe if some is interested in any packaged listed here then can fix and/or adopt them.


  • FS#16213 - [amaya] fails to insert one image



  • FS#16929 - [openntpd] user 'ntp': directory '/var/empty' does not exist - fixed
  • FS#15552 - [xbmc] Severe slowdown after upgrade to libjpeg7

Trivial fixes

  • FS#9970 - List of [community] packages without license information
  • FS#17031 - [community repo] i686 packages in x86_64 repo

Fixed in testing(?)



  • FS#11312 - Allow for Multiple Maintainers
  • FS#14270 - show also the package size on web site
  • FS#15865 - Bugtracker attached files should have a MIME type attached/sent


No promises on fixing these on bug day, but if any of the pacman devs or ML readers are around these would be good candidates to look at, especially if you like C and shell script coding more than fixing the above bugs. :)

  • (anything in the low priority section of the bug tracker...)