Search Results: "Matthijs Kooijman"

6 October 2017

Raphaël Hertzog: My Free Software Activities in September 2017

My monthly report covers a large part of what I have been doing in the free software world. I write it for my donors (thanks to them!) but also for the wider Debian community because it can give ideas to newcomers and it s one of the best ways to find volunteers to work with me on projects that matter to me. Debian LTS This month I was allocated 12h but I only spent 10.5h. During this time, I continued my work on exiv2. I finished reproducing all the issues and then went on doing code reviews to confirm that vulnerabilities were not present when the issue was not reproducible. I found two CVE where the vulnerability was present in the wheezy version and I posted patches in the upstream bug tracker: #57 and #55. Then another batch of 10 CVE appeared and I started the process over I m currently trying to reproduce the issues. While doing all this work on exiv2, I also uncovered a failure to build on the package in experimental (reported here). Misc Debian/Kali work Debian Live. I merged 3 live-build patches prepared by Matthijs Kooijman and added an armel fix to cope with the the rename of the orion5x image into the marvell one. I also uploaded a new live-config to fix a bug with the keyboard configuration. Finally, I also released a new live-installer udeb to cope with a recent live-build change that broke the locale selection during the installation process. Debian Installer. I prepared a few patches on pkgsel to merge a few features that had been added to Ubuntu, most notably the possibility to enable unattended-upgrades by default. More bug reports. I investigated much further my problem with non-booting qemu images when they are built by vmdebootstrap in a chroot managed by schroot (cf #872999) and while we have much more data, it s not yet clear why it doesn t work. But we have a working work-around While investigating issues seen in Kali, I opened a bunch of reports on the Debian side: Packaging. I sponsored two uploads (dirb and python-elasticsearch). Debian Handbook. My work on updating the book mostly stalled. The only thing I did was to review the patch about wireless configuration in #863496. I must really get back to work on the book! Thanks See you next month for a new summary of my activities.

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17 May 2016

Reproducible builds folks: Reproducible builds: week 55 in Stretch cycle

What happened in the Reproducible Builds effort between May 8th and May 14th 2016: Documentation updates Toolchain fixes Packages fixed The following 28 packages have become newly reproducible due to changes in their build dependencies: actor-framework ask asterisk-prompt-fr-armelle asterisk-prompt-fr-proformatique coccinelle cwebx d-itg device-tree-compiler flann fortunes-es idlastro jabref konclude latexdiff libint minlog modplugtools mummer mwrap mxallowd mysql-mmm ocaml-atd ocamlviz postbooks pycorrfit pyscanfcs python-pcs weka The following 9 packages had older versions which were reproducible, and their latest versions are now reproducible again due to changes in their build dependencies: csync2 dune-common dune-localfunctions libcommons-jxpath-java libcommons-logging-java libstax-java libyanfs-java python-daemon yacas The following packages have become newly reproducible after being fixed: The following packages had older versions which were reproducible, and their latest versions are now reproducible again after being fixed: Some uploads have fixed some reproducibility issues, but not all of them: Patches submitted that have not made their way to the archive yet: Package reviews 344 reviews have been added, 125 have been updated and 20 have been removed in this week. 14 FTBFS bugs have been reported by Chris Lamb. Misc. Dan Kegel sent a mail to report about his experiments with a reproducible dpkg PPA for Ubuntu. According to him sudo add-apt-repository ppa:dank/dpkg && sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install dpkg should be enough to get reproducible builds on Ubuntu 16.04. This week's edition was written by Ximin Luo and Holger Levsen and reviewed by a bunch of Reproducible builds folks on IRC.