Search Results: #newinjessie

25 May 2017

Michael Prokop: The #newinstretch game: new forensic packages in Debian/stretch

Repeating what I did for the last Debian releases with the #newinwheezy and #newinjessie games it s time for the #newinstretch game: Debian/stretch AKA Debian 9.0 will include a bunch of packages for people interested in digital forensics. The packages maintained within the Debian Forensics team which are new in the Debian/stretch release as compared to Debian/jessie (and ignoring jessie-backports): Join the #newinstretch game and present packages and features which are new in Debian/stretch.

19 May 2017

Michael Prokop: Debian stretch: changes in util-linux #newinstretch

We re coming closer to the Debian/stretch stable release and similar to what we had with #newinwheezy and #newinjessie it s time for #newinstretch! Hideki Yamane already started the game by blogging about GitHub s Icon font, fonts-octicons and Arturo Borrero Gonzalez wrote a nice article about nftables in Debian/stretch. One package that isn t new but its tools are used by many of us is util-linux, providing many essential system utilities. We have util-linux v2.25.2 in Debian/jessie and in Debian/stretch there will be util-linux >=v2.29.2. There are many new options available and we also have a few new tools available. Tools that have been taken over from other packages New tools New features/options addpart (show or change the real-time scheduling attributes of a process):
--reload reload prompts on running agetty instances
blkdiscard (discard the content of sectors on a device):
-p, --step <num>    size of the discard iterations within the offset
-z, --zeroout       zero-fill rather than discard
chrt (show or change the real-time scheduling attributes of a process):
-d, --deadline            set policy to SCHED_DEADLINE
-T, --sched-runtime <ns>  runtime parameter for DEADLINE
-P, --sched-period <ns>   period parameter for DEADLINE
-D, --sched-deadline <ns> deadline parameter for DEADLINE
fdformat (do a low-level formatting of a floppy disk):
-f, --from <N>    start at the track N (default 0)
-t, --to <N>      stop at the track N
-r, --repair <N>  try to repair tracks failed during the verification (max N retries)
fdisk (display or manipulate a disk partition table):
-B, --protect-boot            don't erase bootbits when creating a new label
-o, --output <list>           output columns
    --bytes                   print SIZE in bytes rather than in human readable format
-w, --wipe <mode>             wipe signatures (auto, always or never)
-W, --wipe-partitions <mode>  wipe signatures from new partitions (auto, always or never)
New available columns (for -o):
 gpt: Device Start End Sectors Size Type Type-UUID Attrs Name UUID
 dos: Device Start End Sectors Cylinders Size Type Id Attrs Boot End-C/H/S Start-C/H/S
 bsd: Slice Start End Sectors Cylinders Size Type Bsize Cpg Fsize
 sgi: Device Start End Sectors Cylinders Size Type Id Attrs
 sun: Device Start End Sectors Cylinders Size Type Id Flags
findmnt (find a (mounted) filesystem):
-J, --json             use JSON output format
-M, --mountpoint <dir> the mountpoint directory
-x, --verify           verify mount table content (default is fstab)
    --verbose          print more details
flock (manage file locks from shell scripts):
-F, --no-fork            execute command without forking
    --verbose            increase verbosity
getty (open a terminal and set its mode):
--reload               reload prompts on running agetty instances
hwclock (query or set the hardware clock):
--get            read hardware clock and print drift corrected result
--update-drift   update drift factor in /etc/adjtime (requires --set or --systohc)
ldattach (attach a line discipline to a serial line):
-c, --intro-command <string>  intro sent before ldattach
-p, --pause <seconds>         pause between intro and ldattach
logger (enter messages into the system log):
-e, --skip-empty         do not log empty lines when processing files
    --no-act             do everything except the write the log
    --octet-count        use rfc6587 octet counting
-S, --size <size>        maximum size for a single message
    --rfc3164            use the obsolete BSD syslog protocol
    --rfc5424[=<snip>]   use the syslog protocol (the default for remote);
                           <snip> can be notime, or notq, and/or nohost
    --sd-id <id>         rfc5424 structured data ID
    --sd-param <data>    rfc5424 structured data name=value
    --msgid <msgid>      set rfc5424 message id field
    --socket-errors[=<on off auto>] print connection errors when using Unix sockets
losetup (set up and control loop devices):
-L, --nooverlap               avoid possible conflict between devices
    --direct-io[=<on off>]    open backing file with O_DIRECT 
-J, --json                    use JSON --list output format
New available --list column:
DIO  access backing file with direct-io
lsblk (list information about block devices):
-J, --json           use JSON output format
New available columns (for --output):
HOTPLUG  removable or hotplug device (usb, pcmcia, ...)
SUBSYSTEMS  de-duplicated chain of subsystems
lscpu (display information about the CPU architecture):
-y, --physical          print physical instead of logical IDs
New available column:
DRAWER  logical drawer number
lslocks (list local system locks):
-J, --json             use JSON output format
-i, --noinaccessible   ignore locks without read permissions
nsenter (run a program with namespaces of other processes):
-C, --cgroup[=<file>]      enter cgroup namespace
    --preserve-credentials do not touch uids or gids
-Z, --follow-context       set SELinux context according to --target PID
rtcwake (enter a system sleep state until a specified wakeup time):
--date <timestamp>   date time of timestamp to wake
--list-modes         list available modes
-r, --reorder <dev>  fix partitions order (by start offset)
sfdisk (display or manipulate a disk partition table):
New Commands:
-J, --json <dev>                  dump partition table in JSON format
-F, --list-free [<dev> ...]       list unpartitioned free areas of each device
-r, --reorder <dev>               fix partitions order (by start offset)
    --delete <dev> [<part> ...]   delete all or specified partitions
--part-label <dev> <part> [<str>] print or change partition label
--part-type <dev> <part> [<type>] print or change partition type
--part-uuid <dev> <part> [<uuid>] print or change partition uuid
--part-attrs <dev> <part> [<str>] print or change partition attributes
New Options:
-a, --append                   append partitions to existing partition table
-b, --backup                   backup partition table sectors (see -O)
    --bytes                    print SIZE in bytes rather than in human readable format
    --move-data[=<typescript>] move partition data after relocation (requires -N)
    --color[=<when>]           colorize output (auto, always or never)
                               colors are enabled by default
-N, --partno <num>             specify partition number
-n, --no-act                   do everything except write to device
    --no-tell-kernel           do not tell kernel about changes
-O, --backup-file <path>       override default backup file name
-o, --output <list>            output columns
-w, --wipe <mode>              wipe signatures (auto, always or never)
-W, --wipe-partitions <mode>   wipe signatures from new partitions (auto, always or never)
-X, --label <name>             specify label type (dos, gpt, ...)
-Y, --label-nested <name>      specify nested label type (dos, bsd)
Available columns (for -o):
 gpt: Device Start End Sectors Size Type Type-UUID Attrs Name UUID
 dos: Device Start End Sectors Cylinders Size Type Id Attrs Boot End-C/H/S Start-C/H/S
 bsd: Slice Start  End Sectors Cylinders Size Type Bsize Cpg Fsize
 sgi: Device Start End Sectors Cylinders Size Type Id Attrs
 sun: Device Start End Sectors Cylinders Size Type Id Flags
swapon (enable devices and files for paging and swapping):
-o, --options <list>     comma-separated list of swap options
New available columns (for --show):
UUID   swap uuid
LABEL  swap label
unshare (run a program with some namespaces unshared from the parent):
-C, --cgroup[=<file>]                              unshare cgroup namespace
    --propagation slave shared private unchanged   modify mount propagation in mount namespace
-s, --setgroups allow deny                         control the setgroups syscall in user namespaces
Deprecated / removed options sfdisk (display or manipulate a disk partition table):
-c, --id                  change or print partition Id
    --change-id           change Id
    --print-id            print Id
-C, --cylinders <number>  set the number of cylinders to use
-H, --heads <number>      set the number of heads to use
-S, --sectors <number>    set the number of sectors to use
-G, --show-pt-geometry    deprecated, alias to --show-geometry
-L, --Linux               deprecated, only for backward compatibility
-u, --unit S              deprecated, only sector unit is supported

05 May 2015

Paul Wise: The #newinjessie game: developer & QA tools

Continuing the #newinjessie game: There are a number of development and QA tools that are new in jessie:

04 May 2015

Michael Prokop: The #newinjessie game: tools related to RPM packages

Continuing the #newinjessie game: Bernhard Miklautz, contributor to jenkins-debian-glue and author of jenkins-package-builder (being in an early stage but under active development to provide support for building RPMs, similar to what jenkins-debian-glue provides for building Debian/Ubuntu packages) pointed out that there are new tools related to RPM packaging available in Debian/jessie:

28 April 2015

Michael Prokop: GLT15: Slides of my Debian 8 aka jessie, what s new talk

* I wasn t sure whether I would make it to Linuxdays Graz (GLT15) this year so I didn t participate in its call for lectures. But when meeting folks on the evening before the main event I came up with the idea of giving a lightning talk as special kind of celebrating the Debian jessie release. So I gave a lightning talk about "Debian 8 aka jessie, what s new" on 25th of April (couldn t have been a better date :)) and the slides of my talk turned up to be more useful than expected (>3000 downloads within the first 48 hours and I received lots of great feedback), so maybe it s worth mentioning them here as well: "Debian 8 aka jessie, what s new" (PDF, 450KB) PS: please join the #newinjessie game, also see #newinjessie on twitter

25 April 2015

Dominique Dumont: The #newinjessie game: automatic configuration upgrade and other stuff in Debian/Jessie

Here are my contribution for the #newinjessie game, i.e. what new stuff I ve contributed to the Jessie release of Debian. See you in 2 years for Stretch release All the best

Jonathan McCrohan: New packages in Debian 8.0 Jessie

[I liked the #newinwheezy effort for the last Debian release, so I tipped Mika off about it again this time] A short post about what is #newinjessie, Debian's new 8.0 Jessie release. See Mika's debian-devel post for more information. For this release cycle, I have uploaded two new packages: I've also have taken over as (co-)maintainer of some existing packages during this release cycle: I've updated nearly all of my existing packages during this release cycle: The following package received no updates during this release cycle due to a combination of no upstream releases and the existing package already being in good shape: I hope you find them useful. Enjoy!

24 April 2015

Michael Prokop: The #newinjessie game: new forensic packages in Debian/jessie

Repeating what I did for the last Debian release with the #newinwheezy game it s time for the #newinjessie game: Debian/jessie AKA Debian 8.0 includes a bunch of packages for people interested in digital forensics. The packages maintained within the Debian Forensics team which are new in the Debian/jessie stable release as compared to Debian/wheezy (and ignoring wheezy-backports): Join the #newinjessie game and present packages which are new in Debian/jessie.