Ok guys, test svn 13222. It's 1.1.0-rc1.
rob at landley.net
Mon Jan 9 23:45:59 PST 2006
There are still bugs in the bug list, many of them real. But I'm not seeing
anything that bothers me enough to hold up the release. (There will be a
1.1.1 in a couple months.)
Here are all the currently non-closed entries in the bug generator. Not all
are actually _bugs_, but that's just another fun thing about the bug
generator. Here's the list:
0000627 New Features feature new logread option: -n (like tail)
0000620 New Features feature add a small and static DNS server daemon
Later to both.
0000615 6 Other major sed convert 0x00 to 0x0a
No, it's not major. It's actually very minor. There are a couple of other
sed tests that fail, and I'm sure reading the susv3 spec and doing a proper
audit (by which I mean finishing the testsuite) will find plenty more. I
intend to fix it but won't hold up the release for it. I need to spend a
weekend just on sed sometime.
One reason the bug generator is such a sparkling dinner companion is there's
no way to re-categorize these things. Not that attempting to sort them
actually works anyway...
0000614 Standards Compliance minor ftput: fail to submit local_path if
local_path do not refer to a local file
TODO in 1.1.1, I glanced at a couple of patches and they were horked in
0000612 Security crash Buffer Overflow in the httpd
That's for vodz, not me.
0000609 2 Other major losetup not working
I haven't been able to reproduce this one. Seems 2.4 specific, which could
easily mean build environment specific. Need to set up a 2.4 test
environment, I'll probably dredge up an old knoppix and run it under qemu or
something. But not tonight.
0000608 5 Networking Support minor The httpd doesn’t work properly on
Again, for vladimir to fix/close out if he's interested.
0000605 Other major fsck -A fails ("need terminal for interactive
The bug report is doesn't say but I think it's actually an fsck.ext2 issue.
(No way to tell from an fstab full of "auto", of course. But I found the
error message string that was reported, anyway.) As with mount -a, it's
fairly tough to test this sort of thing.
My firmware Linux distro will eventually be usable (for me, anyway) as a test
environment under which I can regression test this sort of thing. But not
0000604 1 Security minor passwd doesnt use salt with md5 passwords
This one would bother me a lot if there wasn't a workaround (use sha1
passwords). I don't know how to fix it just now, and learning will take a
while since documentation on this isn't quite forthcoming...
0000549 1 Other major Wrong SUID handling when invoking busybox binary
Don't do that then. If running busybox under the name "busybox" drops
0000543 Other major switch_root fails
I checked in the non-debug version in svn 12960. I haven't closed the bug out
yet because I haven't had a chance to test it, but it should work.
0000534 2 Other minor "mount -t auto " broken
This is another "doctor, it hurts when I do this". I've got it on my to-do
list for the big mount facelift I've been struggling with for the past few
weeks, but I'm not holding up 1.1 for it. Hopefully 1.1.1 will be much
better about this.
0000505 New Features feature Add support for one applet being setuid for
only some users
Feature request, and I'm not sure it's even a good idea. (If we want to add
sudo as an applet, then add sudo as an applet. Don't reinvent it in a
0000488 Other minor init does not reap zombies when running actions
Init is a longstanding problem that should get a complete overhaul in 1.2.
0000486 Networking Support minor busybox wget prepends a '/' to ftp
URL's pathname, unlike GNU wget
Anybody else notice that wget and ftpget need to be merged? (See svn 12184.)
0000478 3 Documentation feature Three patches to Busybox 1.01
0000465 1 New Features feature [PATCH] Options to nc for setting DiffServ
DSCP and VLAN user-priority
0000461 New Features minor PATCH: route accept bit netmask
0000436 1 New Features minor Duplicate messages suppressing
0000407 New Features feature Debian's update-alternatives
These are all feature requests. We'll get back to these later.
0000403 Networking Support minor ifup -a" seems to ignore
up/down/pre-up/pre-down in /etc/network/interfaces
I use ifconfig rather than ifup, and although I've been known to learn a new
tool to fix a bug, I'm not holding up the release for it either.
0000395 5 Other minor GNU/kFreeBSD support
Feature request. Kind of ugly feature request at that, anyway.
0000379 Other minor Control-C (SIGINT) is ignored or creates zombie
Busybox init still needs a root canal. TODO item for 1.2.
0000347 5 Standards Compliance minor tar: Decompression failed returns
exit status 0 even error happened
I just looked at a patch for this that was 21k and made all sorts of unrelated
changes to the file. I'll give it another look shortly after 1.1.0 ships.
0000324 2 Other major start-stop-daemon failed to start up syslogd
I don't use it. I'll try to get to this in 1.1.1.
0000309 1 Networking Support minor ping -s n localhost , with n smaller
then 6 results in wrong timing results
Yeah, I reproduced this and I have no _idea_ what's going on. Need to stare
at it some more and trace through to figure out what brand of epic
strangeness could be causing this.
On the other hand, this is more a curiosity than a real problem.
0000281 Other major mount -at <type> mounts all the file systems, not
just those of type <type>
Real problem, and there's a patch for it, but it's big enough it should
probably have a CONFIG option and and I want to look at it some more. (See
"redesign of this area of code coming".) This should be fixed in 1.1.1.
0000280 Networking Support feature [PATCH] Kill annoying log messages in
There's some sort of black magic I'm supposed to do to keep udhcp in sync with
the busybox version that's icky enough I'm avoiding touching it for now.
Revisit in 1.1.1...
0000279 2 Networking Support major [PATCH] On-demand net module loading
fails with CONFIG_FEATURE_IFUPDOWN_IP
I don't use this and I'd want it filtered through Yann Morin anyway. I'll bug
0000277 Networking Support feature Added IPv6 support for tftp and
telnet client and a few more new features for both clients (see below)
Feature request. We'll get back to this...
0000276 1 Kernel Module Support major Linux 2.6 module autoloading breaks
when support for 2.4 modules is disabled
I suspect this was fixed, and again it's Yann's area...
0000251 Networking Support minor broadcast address isn't recalculated if
ifconfig of a network address with a non-standard netmask
A feature I've never used and thus am not prepared to test at the moment. The
patch looks sane and seems like it would still apply. TODO in 1.1.1...
0000249 Other tweak constify patch
0000241 Networking Support minor Statusbar not working in stdout output
mode for wget
0000225 3 New Features feature Implement support for -S and -b flags to
0000224 New Features feature Add --reverse option to run-parts
These are either optimizations, cosmetic fixes, or new feature requests.
Fodder for 1.1.1...
0000190 2 New Features feature add proper CGI support to the busybox httpd
0000186 Networking Support minor HTTP responses contain LF instead of
CRLF; CGI protocol violation
These are for vodz to close out, not me.
0000158 2 New Features major libbb, export it and callable from c program.
New feature for 1.2.
0000145 Standards Compliance major Fix strange behavior when issue df
with pseudo root device(/dev/root).
I'm still confused from reading the bug report. The patch is pretty
straightforward but I'm not quite sure what the issue is. (If we shouldn't
be looking up a real root device for /dev/root, then don't do that. Don't
compare and block the name to prevent us from doing a special case lookup...)
0000136 5 Other major expr get weird results with long numbers
This is a feature request for 64 bit math. Need to more generally figure out
where 64 bit math is appopriate, and probably put a global CONFIG_FEATURE for
0000132 New Features feature Implement fork using longjmp
0000115 10 New Features minor 12-08-05 ifenslave
0000106 1 New Features tweak Allow Syslog Remote Connections
0000102 Standards Compliance minor problem with large fdisk partitions
See bug #136: we need a global option for 64 bit math. (And is "long file
support" the same question, by the way?)
0000058 1 Other tweak Compiling ash.c with DEBUG defined generates link
0000018 Other minor Could not compile vi.c as Standalone
Queued for 1.2 is "make standalone" which should let all the busybox apps
build as individual apps, plus libbb.so which makes has the option of making
that less painful than it would otherwise be.
0000014 4 License Violations block ZipIt wireless IM device using
So put them in the hall of shame already, the bug generator isn't the place
And that's the bug list. I'll give you guys a day or two for the usual last
minute panicing, bang on it a bit myself, and then fling a tarball at Erik.
Steve Ballmer: Innovation! Inigo Montoya: You keep using that word.
I do not think it means what you think it means.
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