Bug Day/2010

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Number of bugs:

Project At begin At end Closed
Arch Linux 540 528 12
Community 50 37 13
Pacman 111 111 -
AUR 47 47 -
Release Engineering 55 55 -
Total 803 778 25


  • Please use the bug title for the links' names, so that we don't need to click on the link to know what a bug is about.
  • If you have fixed a bug, enclose it with <s></s> tags.
  • Developers should make sure that, in the dashboard, they are listed as maintainer for both arches (i686 and x86_64) for the package they maintain.
  • 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 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




  • FS#16085 - [dcron] Replace with bcron - Paul to move bcron to extra on 1/10 and coordinate with tpowa if/when we move it to core
  • FS#16435 - [kernel26] Revert bad commit to joydev - tpowa to decide whether or not to apply patch by feb bug day, otherwise close as won't fix
  • FS#12314 - [syslog-ng] Change distribution logging system to rsyslog - need decision on whether or not to switch from Aaron or someone
  • FS#12476 - [initscripts] start deamons in background improvment - per Aaron and Paul, won't implement


  • FS#13282 - [bash] add bash-completion optdepends - won't (re-)implement per Aaron (with Paul agreeing)
  • FS#12662 - [dcron] Missing MTA dependancy in dcron - Paul to add MTA optdepend if tpowa does not object by 1/10
  • FS#16666 - [ca-certificates] didn't create /etc/ssl/certs/
  • FS#11125 - [initscripts] Add/Disable Daemons via Bootloader
  • FS#16395 - keyboard problem on my macbook
  • FS#15991 - [initscripts] Order of ACPI modules - fixed in latest initscripts, waiting to go to core

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

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#15296 - [grub2] grub-install hangs
  • FS#16538 - [bash-completion] switch to git ?
  • FS#15301 - [windowmaker] install binary file under /usr/share
  • FS#14643 - [proftpd] is built without ipv6 support - fix provided, applied, awaiting testing
  • FS#16941 - [wireshark] add support for a wireshark group - fix makes sense, awaiting resolution of dependent shadow bug first
  • FS#15042 - [ghc] package doesn't include man page

Trivial fixes

  • FS#15453 - [bittorrent] rc Script for bittorrent tracker
  • FS#13909 - [courier-imap] need authdaemon at startup - fixed, awaiting confirmation it works
  • FS#16740 - [sim] remove kdelibs3 dependence - looks like tpowa will move to unsupported in AUR
  • FS#14316 - [xdg-utils] should depend on xorg-utils
  • FS#15795 - [extra] remove old .install file syntax
  • FS#16753 - [proftpd] built with ldap support - fix provided
  • FS#16093 - [spamassassin] optdepends on razor - fix provided
  • FS#15949 - [deluge] add python-notify as optdepend - fix provided
  • FS#16464 - [squid] partial COSS support - fix provided
  • FS#16468 - [postgresql] PL/Python support - fix provided
  • FS#17419 - [tdb] Missing (opt)depends on python - fix provided
  • FS#17416 - [seamonkey] Missing depends on dbus-glib
  • FS#14536 - [xfce4] depends on dbus
  • FS#17532 - [chromium] cannot be setup as default web browser

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#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
  • FS#17308 - [community repo] [xmonad] /usr/share/applications/xmonad.desktop is not created by package

Fixed in testing(?)



  • FS#11312 - Allow for Multiple Maintainers - dan and paul want to do this
  • 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...)