Debian Bug report logs - #325060
fortunes: on kernel compatibility for rootkits

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Package: fortunes; Maintainer for fortunes is Andrea Colangelo <>; Source for fortunes is src:fortune-mod.

Reported by: Danilo Piazzalunga <>

Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 21:03:02 UTC

Severity: wishlist

Found in version fortunes/1:1.99.1-2

Fixed in version fortune-mod/1:1.99.1-7

Done: Andrea Colangelo <>

Bug is archived. No further changes may be made.

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Report forwarded to, Pascal Hakim <>:
Bug#325060; Package fortunes. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Acknowledgement sent to Danilo Piazzalunga <>:
New Bug report received and forwarded. Copy sent to Pascal Hakim <>. Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #5 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Danilo Piazzalunga <>
To: Debian Bug Tracking System <>
Subject: fortunes: on kernel compatibility for rootkits
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2005 22:50:21 +0200
Package: fortunes
Version: 1:1.99.1-2
Severity: wishlist

If you agree, I think this would be a nice quote to add to fortunes. I
hope it is self-explanatory enough.

"It has been suggested that root kits are the largest user community for
this kind of access, but there are no forward compatibility guarantees
for root kit authors."
  -- Jonathan Corbet in "Who needs /dev/kmem?"

Tags added: pending Request was from (Pascal Hakim) to Full text and rfc822 format available.

Reply sent to Andrea Colangelo <>:
You have taken responsibility. (Thu, 15 Aug 2013 04:06:27 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Notification sent to Danilo Piazzalunga <>:
Bug acknowledged by developer. (Thu, 15 Aug 2013 04:06:27 GMT) Full text and rfc822 format available.

Message #12 received at (full text, mbox):

From: Andrea Colangelo <>
Subject: Bug#325060: fixed in fortune-mod 1:1.99.1-7
Date: Thu, 15 Aug 2013 04:03:17 +0000
Source: fortune-mod
Source-Version: 1:1.99.1-7

We believe that the bug you reported is fixed in the latest version of
fortune-mod, which is due to be installed in the Debian FTP archive.

A summary of the changes between this version and the previous one is

Thank you for reporting the bug, which will now be closed.  If you
have further comments please address them to,
and the maintainer will reopen the bug report if appropriate.

Debian distribution maintenance software
Andrea Colangelo <> (supplier of updated fortune-mod package)

(This message was generated automatically at their request; if you
believe that there is a problem with it please contact the archive
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Format: 1.8
Date: Wed, 14 Aug 2013 23:58:15 -0400
Source: fortune-mod
Binary: fortune-mod fortunes-min fortunes fortunes-off
Architecture: source amd64 all
Version: 1:1.99.1-7
Distribution: unstable
Urgency: low
Maintainer: Andrea Colangelo <>
Changed-By: Andrea Colangelo <>
 fortune-mod - provides fortune cookies on demand
 fortunes   - Data files containing fortune cookies
 fortunes-min - Data files containing selected fortune cookies
 fortunes-off - Data files containing offensive fortune cookies
Closes: 241888 325060 415831 478654 570566 617612 673585 683069 683633 692022 694306 697252 711137
 fortune-mod (1:1.99.1-7) unstable; urgency=low
   * New maintainer (Closes: #673585).
   * debian/control:
     + bump Standars-Version to 3.9.4. No changes required.
     + add Vcs-* tags.
   * debian/patches/changes_outside_debian_subdir_1.99.1-4.diff: split into
     {datfiles,readme,todo,man,fortune.c,}.diff to keep things
   * debian/patches/irish_ballad.diff: add, fix wrong fortune (Closes: #694306).
   * debian/patches/corbet.diff: add, new J. Corbet fortune (Closes: #325060).
   * debian/patches/typo.diff: add, thanks to Alexander Klauer for the patch
     (Closes: #683069, #692022).
   * debian/patches/manpage_bugs.diff: add to better specify illegal paths for
     fortunes file in the manpage. (Closes: #241888).
   * debian/patches/songs-poems.diff: add to fix typo (Closes: #683633).
   * debian/patches/mark_twain.diff: add to fix disputed quote attribution
     (Closes: #478654).
   * debian/patches/autocad.diff: add (Closes: #617612).
   * debian/patches/lawyers.diff: add (Closes: #697252).
   * debian/patches/politics.diff: add (Closes: #570566).
   * debian/patches/off-wrong-man.diff: add (Closes: #415831).
   * debian/{source/,}*lintian-overrides: add, upstream is dead and there is no
     homepage neither something to watch for updates.
   * debian/fortune-mod.postinst: add to remove /usr/local/share/games/fortunes
     left by fortune-mod before 1:1.99.1-4. (Closes: #711137)
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