Hello world, Just to clarify for everyone, at this point in the freeze, the following general rules apply: Under *no* circumstances should you be making major changes to packages in base . Changes should be limited to the *absolute* minimum required to make the package suitable for release. The focus for base packages is fixing RC bugs, but other bugs and wishlists can be done too, as long as the fix makes minimal changes in order to *not* introduce new bugs. Packages in standard , or that are included in tasks (sorry, no easy list at the moment due to dependencies, but this includes most of X, Gnome, KDE and so forth) need to be focussing on getting as ready as possible to release. Hopefully RC bug squashing on these packages will start in earnest within the week. Certainly major changes should be done with a fair degree of care. Remaining packages are still pretty much on a "do as you please" policy, although they'll be dropped if they're not working at the appropriate time, so some care is still a good idea. Cheers, aj (woody release manager)  Packages in base are (by source): aboot gcc-2.96 nvi adduser gcc-3.0 openldap2 amiga-fdisk gdbm palo apt gettext pam at glibc pciutils atari-bootstrap gnu-efi pcre3 atari-fdisk grep perl base-config groff popt base-files gzip powerpc-utils base-passwd hfsutils ppp bash hostname procps bsdmainutils ifupdown psmisc console-common ipchains quik console-data libcap readline4 console-tools libident rp-pppoe cpio liblockfile sed cron lilo setserial cyrus-sasl logrotate shadow db2 mac-fdisk shellutils db3 mailx silo debconf makedev slang debianutils man-db sparc-utils dhcp manpages sysklogd diff mawk sysvinit dosfstools mbr tar dpkg modconf tasksel dvhtool modutils tcp-wrappers e2fsprogs nano texinfo ed ncurses textutils eject net-tools update exim netbase util-linux fdutils netkit-base vmelilo fileutils netkit-telnet yaboot findutils newt  Packages in standard are: ae gdb mig rcs bc gpm mime-support reportbug biff host mpack s390-tools bind9 hurd mtools sharutils binutils inetutils mtr strace bison ipmasqadm mutt tcsh bsd-finger ispell netkit-ftp tetex-bin catsboot less nfs-utils time delo libnss-db nwutil um-pppd doc-debian libpng openssh vacation doc-linux linux86 patch wenglish fdflush lpr pidentd whois file lsof portmap zlib flex lynx procmail gcc-2.95 m4 python gcc-defaults make rblcheck -- Anthony Towns I don't speak for anyone save myself. GPG signed mail preferred. ``_Any_ increase in interface difficulty, in exchange for a benefit you do not understand, cannot perceive, or don't care about, is too much.'' -- John S. Novak, III (The Humblest Man on the Net)
August 20, 2001
Debian woody package contents
Author: JT Smith
Debian woody release manager AJ has posted a reminder that major changes are not to be made to the base distribition ("...in order not to introduce new bugs."). Oh, and there's also a list of the software to be included in the base and standard packages. Read and enjoy.