iproute issues in hardy

Matt LaPlante cyberdog3k at gmail.com
Mon Jun 16 02:11:56 UTC 2008

Hi Core Devs,
  As you may or may not know, the iproute package included in Hardy
contains a fairly severe regression that causes several packages which
perform traffic control to fail.  Among the affected are the popular
shorewall and wondershaper apps.  This issue is tracked in bug
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/iproute/+bug/194623, but
despite being reported back in March, and patched upstream by Debian,
the issue does not seem to be addressed yet in Hardy.  I believe this
bug should qualify for the SRU process because:

- It affects Hardy, an LTS release.
- It is a fairly severe regression, preventing multiple popular
traffic control apps from functioning.
- There is a known, and presumably safe, fix already released upstream.

 One other point of confusion:  In the bug metadata, the maintainer
listed for the iproute package is "Maintainer:  Debian iproute
maintainers".  This doesn't seem congruent with the fact that Debian
Core Developers is actually given in the deb.

 If there is anything I can personally do to help expedite a fix,
please let me know.  Thanks for your time.


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