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2015-07-26 23:18:31 +0200
RC bugs 2015/30

this week, besides other activities, I again managed to NMU a few packages as part of the GCC 5 transition. & again I could build on patches submitted by various HP engineers & other helpful souls.

  • #757525 – hardinfo: "hardinfo: FTBFS with clang instead of gcc"
    patch to build with -std=gnu89, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #758723 – nagios-plugins-rabbitmq: "should depend on libjson-perl"
    add missing dependency, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #777766 – src:adun.app: "adun.app: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    send updated patch to BTS
  • #777837 – src:ebview: "ebview: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    add patch from paulownia@Safe-mail.net, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #777882 – src:gnokii: "gnokii: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    build with -fgnu89-inline, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #777907 – src:hunt: "hunt: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    apply patch from Nicholas Luedtke, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #777920 – src:isdnutils: "isdnutils: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    add patch to build with -fgnu89-inline; upload to DELAYED/5
  • #778019 – src:multimon: "multimon: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    build with -fgnu89-inline; upload to DELAYED/5
  • #778068 – src:pork: "pork: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    build with -fgnu89-inline, QA upload
  • #778098 – src:quarry: "quarry: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    build with -std=gnu89, upload to DELAYED/5, then rescheduled to 0-day with maintainer's permission
  • #778099 – src:ratbox-services: "ratbox-services: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    build with -fgnu89-inline, upload to DELAYED/5, later cancelled because package is about to be removed (#793408)
  • #778109 – src:s51dude: "s51dude: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    build with -fgnu89-inline, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #778116 – src:shell-fm: "shell-fm: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    apply patch from Brett Johnson, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #778119 – src:simulavr: "simulavr: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    apply patch from Brett Johnson, QA upload
  • #778120 – src:sipsak: "sipsak: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    apply patch from Brett Johnson, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #778122 – src:skyeye: "skyeye: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    build with -fgnu89-inline, QA upload
  • #778140 – src:tcpcopy: "tcpcopy: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    add patch backported from upstream git, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #778145 – src:thewidgetfactory: "thewidgetfactory: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    add missing #include, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #778164 – src:vtun: "vtun: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    add patch from Tim Potter, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #790464 – flow-tools: "Please drop conditional build-depend on libmysqlclient15-dev"
    drop obsolete dependency, NMU
  • #793336 – src:libdevel-profile-perl: "libdevel-profile-perl: FTBFS with perl 5.22 in experimental (MakeMaker changes)"
    finish and upload package modernized by XTaran (pkg-perl)
  • #793580 – libb-hooks-parser-perl: "libb-hooks-parser-perl: B::Hooks::Parser::Install::Files missing"
    investigate and forward upstream, upload new upstream release later (pkg-perl)
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2015-07-19 23:23:55 +0200
RC bugs 2015/17-29

after the release is before the release. – or: long time no RC bug report.

after the jessie release I spent most of my Debian time on work in the Debian Perl Group. we tried to get down the list of new upstream releases (from over 500 to currently 379; unfortunately the CPAN never sleeps), we were & still are busy preparing for the Perl 5.22 transition (e.g. we uploaded something between 300 & 400 packages to deal with Module::Build & CGI.pm being removed from perl core; only team-maintained packages so far), & we had a pleasant & productive sprint in Barcelona in May. – & I also tried to fix some of the RC bugs in our packages which popped up over the previous months.

yesterday & today I finally found some time to help with the GCC 5 transition, mostly by making QA or Non-Maintainer Uploads with patches that already were in the BTS. – a big thanks especially to the team at HP which provided a couple dozens patches!

& here's the list of RC bugs I've worked on in the last 3 months:

  • #752026 – libpdl-stats-perl: "libpdl-stats-perl: FTBFS on arm*"
    upload new upstream release (pkg-perl)
  • #755961 – autounit: "FTBFS with clang instead of gcc"
    apply patch from Alexander <sanek23994@gmail.com>, QA upload
  • #755963 – clearsilver: "FTBFS with clang instead of gcc"
    apply patch from Alexander <sanek23994@gmail.com>, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #777776 – src:apron: "apron: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    tag as unreproducible
  • #777780 – src:asmon: "asmon: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    apply patch from Martin Michlmayr, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #777783 – src:atftp: "atftp: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    apply patch from Martin Michlmayr, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #777797 – src:bbrun: "bbrun: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    add patch to build with "-std=gnu89", upload to DELAYED/5
  • #777806 – src:booth: "booth: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    tag as unreproducible
  • #777808 – src:bwm-ng: "bwm-ng: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    merge patch from Ubuntu, and build with "-std=gnu89", upload to DELAYED/5
  • #777831 – src:deborphan: "deborphan: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    apply patch from Jakub Wilk, upload to DELAYED/5, then rescheduled to 0-day with maintainer's permission
  • #777835 – src:dsbltesters: "dsbltesters: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    tag as unreproducible
  • #777853 – src:flow-tools: "flow-tools: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    apply patch from Alexander Balderson, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #777880 – src:gnac: "gnac: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    apply patch from Greg Pearson, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #777881 – src:gngb: "gngb: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    apply patch from Greg Pearson, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #777895 – src:haildb: "haildb: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    tag as unreproducible
  • #777902 – src:hfsplus: "hfsplus: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    merge patch from Ubuntu, QA upload
  • #777903 – src:hugs98: "hugs98: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    apply patch from Elizabeth J Dall, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #777965 – src:libpam-chroot: "libpam-chroot: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    apply patch from Linn Crosetto, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #777975 – src:libssh: "libssh: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    apply patch from Matthias Klose, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #778009 – src:mknbi: "mknbi: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    apply patch from Matthias Klose, QA upload
  • #778020 – src:mz: "mz: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    apply patch from Joshua Gadeken, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #778051 – src:overgod: "overgod: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    apply patch from Nicholas Luedtke, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #778056 – src:pads: "pads: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    apply patch from Andrew Patterson, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #778121 – src:sks-ecc: "sks-ecc: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    apply patch from Brett Johnson, QA upload
  • #778129 – src:squeak-plugins-scratch: "squeak-plugins-scratch: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    apply patch from Brett Johnson, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #778137 – src:tabble: "tabble: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    apply patch from David S. Roth, QA upload
  • #778146 – src:tinyscheme: "tinyscheme: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    apply patch from Nicholas Luedtke, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #778148 – src:trafficserver: "trafficserver: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    lower severity
  • #778151 – src:tuxonice-userui: "tuxonice-userui: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    apply patch from Nicholas Luedtke, upload to DELAYED/5, later sponsor maintainer upload
  • #778152 – src:uaputl: "uaputl: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    apply patch from Brett Johnson, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #778153 – src:udftools: "udftools: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    apply patch from Jakub Wilk, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #778159 – src:uswsusp: "uswsusp: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    apply patch from Andrew James, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #778167 – src:weplab: "weplab: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    apply patch from Elizabeth J Dall, QA upload
  • #778171 – src:wmmon: "wmmon: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    add patch to build with "-std=gnu89", upload to DELAYED/5
  • #778173 – src:wmressel: "wmressel: ftbfs with GCC-5"
    apply patch from Elizabeth J Dall, upload to DELAYED/5
  • #780199 – src:redhat-cluster: "redhat-cluster: FTBFS in unstable - error: conflicting types for 'int64_t'"
    apply patch from Michael Tautschnig, upload to DELAYED/2, then rescheduled by maintainer
  • #783899 – liblog-any-perl: "liblog-any-perl, liblog-any-adapter-perl: File conflict when being installed together"
    add Breaks/Replaces/Provides (pkg-perl)
  • #784844 – libmousex-getopt-perl: "libmousex-getopt-perl: FTBFS: test failures"
    upload new upstream release (pkg-perl)
  • #785020 – libmoosex-getopt-perl: "libmoosex-getopt-perl: FTBFS: test failures"
    upload new upstream release (pkg-perl)
  • #785158 – libnet-ssleay-perl: "libnet-ssleay-perl: FTBFS: Your vendor has not defined SSLeay macro LIBRESSL_VERSION_NUMBER"
    upload new upstream release (pkg-perl)
  • #785229 – sqitch: "sqitch: FTBFS: new warnings"
    upload new upstream release (pkg-perl)
  • #785232 – libdist-zilla-plugin-requiresexternal-perl: "libdist-zilla-plugin-requiresexternal-perl: FTBFS: More than one plan found in TAP output"
    make tests non-verbose (pkg-perl)
  • #785659 – libdist-zilla-perl: "libdist-zilla-perl: FTBFS: t/plugins/testrelease.t failure"
    make tests non-verbose (pkg-perl)
  • #786447 – libcgi-application-plugin-authentication-perl: "libcgi-application-plugin-authentication-perl FTBFS in unstable"
    add patch from Micah Gersten/Ubuntu (pkg-perl)
  • #786591 – libtext-quoted-perl: "libtext-quoted-perl: broken by libtext-autoformat-perl changes"
    upload new upstream release (pkg-perl)
  • #786667 – libcatalyst-plugin-authentication-credential-openid-perl: "libcatalyst-plugin-authentication-credential-openid-perl: FTBFS: Bareword "use_test_base" not allowed"
    patch Makefile.PL (pkg-perl)
  • #788350 – libhttp-proxy-perl: "FTBFS - proxy tests"
    add patch, improved from CPAN RT (pkg-perl)
  • #789141 – src:libdancer2-perl: "libdancer2-perl: FTBFS with Plack >= 1.0036: t/classes/Dancer2-Core-Response/new_from.t"
    upload new upstream release (pkg-perl)
  • #789669 – src:starlet: "starlet: FTBFS with Plack 1.0036"
    add patch for test compatibility with newer Plack (pkg-perl)
  • #789838 – src:starman: "starman: FTBFS with Plack 1.0036"
    upload new upstream release (pkg-perl)
  • #791493 – libpadre-plugin-datawalker-perl: "libpadre-plugin-datawalker-perl: missing dependency on padre"
    add missing dependency (pkg-perl)
  • #791510 – libcatalyst-authentication-credential-authen-simple-perl: "libcatalyst-authentication-credential-authen-simple-perl: FTBFS: Can't locate Test/Exception.pm in @INC"
    add missing build dependency (pkg-perl)
  • #791512 – libcatalyst-plugin-cache-store-fastmmap-perl: "libcatalyst-plugin-cache-store-fastmmap-perl: FTBFS: Can't locate Test/Exception.pm in @INC"
    add missing build dependency (pkg-perl)
  • #791709 – libjson-perl: "libjson-perl: FTBFS: Recursive inheritance detected"
    upload new upstream release (pkg-perl)
  • #792063 – src:libmath-mpfr-perl: "FTBFS: lngamma_bug.t and test1.t fail"
    upload new upstream release (pkg-perl)
  • #792844 – libatombus-perl: "libatombus-perl: ships usr/share/man/man3/README.3pm.gz"
    don't install README manpage (pkg-perl)
  • #792845 – libclang-perl: "libclang-perl: ships usr/share/man/man3/README.3pm.gz"
    don't install README POD/manpage (pkg-perl)
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2015-04-19 00:52:17 +0200
RC bugs 2015/11-16

only one week left until the jessie release. yay!

in the last weeks I didn't find many RC bugs that I could fix; still, here's the short list; nice feature: I mostly helped others or could build an work done by others.

  • #669735 – dpkg-www: "dpkg-www: transition towards Apache 2.4"
    sponsor QA upload from Jean-Michel Nirgal Vourgère
  • #669777 – yocto-reader: "yocto-reader: transition towards Apache 2.4"
    sponsor NMU from Jean-Michel Nirgal Vourgère, upload to DELAYED/2
  • #669796 – w3c-linkchecker: "w3c-linkchecker: transition towards Apache 2.4"
    cherry-pick periapt's commit from 2012 (pkg-perl)
  • #764284 – testdisk: "[testdisk] after ntfs-3g upgrade, testdisk cannot be installed (Depends: error)"
    tag + sid to get it out of jessie RC bugs
  • #780629 – libibverbs1: "libibverbs1: please add Breaks: libopenmpi1.3"
    upload NMU prepared by Andreas Beckmann, adding a Breaks, upload to DELAYED/2
  • #780729 – pbuilder: "pbuilder must define PATH as in debian-policy (and as used on buildds)"
    downgrade
  • #782160 – src:chrony: "chrony: Multiple issues: CVE-2015-1821 CVE-2015-1822 CVE-2015-1853"
    sponsor maintainer upload by Joachim Wiedorn
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2015-03-08 18:44:48 +0100
RC bugs 2015/07-10

finally, some simple RC bugs appeared, & I could contribute a bit towards the jessie release:

  • #775913 – src:vala-0.26: "vala-0.26: CVE-2014-8154: Heap-buffer overflow in vala-gstreamer bindings at Gst.MapInfo()"
    add upstream patch, upload to DELAYED/2
  • #776409 – initramfs-tools: "Decryption problem with split /usr - cryptsetup/initramfs-tools"
    bug metadata cleanup (which removes it from jessie bugs), later downgraded by maintainer
  • #776683 – snmpd: "snmpd: SNMPd still tries to query PCI Bus"
    tag unreproducible moreinfo, later downgraded by release team
  • #779114 – patcher: "patcher: depend on perl instead of perl-modules"
    update Depends, upload to DELAYED/6
  • #779115 – polygen-data: "polygen-data: depend on perl instead of perl-modules"
    update Depends, upload to DELAYED/6, then rescheduled to 0-day with maintainer's permission
  • #779116 – pristine-tar: "pristine-tar: depend on perl instead of perl-modules"
    update Depends, QA upload
  • #779117 – pure-ftpd-common: "pure-ftpd-common: depend on perl instead of perl-modules"
    update Depends, upload to DELAYED/6
  • #779121 – tvtime: "tvtime: depend on perl instead of perl-modules"
    update Depends, QA upload
  • #779985 – libwww-youtube-download-perl: "libwww-youtube-download-perl: youtube-videos fail to download"
    apply patches from upstream bug tracker (pkg-perl)
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2015-02-08 22:11:39 +0100
RC bugs 2015/04-06

my small contributions around RC bugs during the last weeks:

  • #774862 – ciderwebmail: "ciderwebmail: unhandled symlink to directory conversion: /usr/share/ciderwebmail/root/static/images/mimeicons"
    fix maintscript (pkg-perl)
  • #774898 – macchanger: "fails to detect silent driver failure to change MAC"
    add patch from Joey Hess, upload to DELAYED/2
  • #775418 – pcmanfm-dbg: "pcmanfm-dbg: copyright file missing after upgrade (policy 12.5)"
    sponsor NMU by Mateusz Łukasik (dir_to_symlink fix), upload to DELAYED/2
  • #775617 – src:libdate-calc-xs-perl: "libdate-calc-xs-perl: FTBFS in jessie: Tests failures"
    help dam with patch bikeshedding (pkg-perl)
  • #775628 – src:libdate-calc-perl: "libdate-calc-perl: FTBFS in jessie: Tests failures"
    help dam with patch bikeshedding (pkg-perl)
  • #775632 – src:libdate-pcalc-perl: "libdate-pcalc-perl: FTBFS in jessie: Tests failures"
    help dam with patch bikeshedding (pkg-perl)
  • #775725 – dh-make-perl: "dh-make-perl requires YAML::XS, which is not installed"
    add missing dependency (pkg-perl)
  • #775785 – trac-mercurial: "trac-mercurial: Internal error when viewing Trac source browser"
    add upstream patch, upload to DELAYED/2
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2015-01-18 22:41:35 +0100
RC bugs 2014/51-2015/03

I have to admit that I was a bit lazy when it comes to working on RC bugs in the last weeks. here's my not-so-stellar summary:

  • #729220 – pdl: "pdl: problems upgrading from wheezy due to triggers"
    investigate (unsuccessfully), later fixed by maintainer
  • #772868 – gxine: "gxine: Trigger cycle causes dpkg to fail processing"
    switch trigger from "interest" to "interest-noawait", upload to DELAYED/2
  • #774584 – rtpproxy: "rtpproxy: Deamon does not start as init script points to wrong executable path"
    adjust path in init script, upload to DELAYED/2
  • #774791 – src:xine-ui: "xine-ui: Creates dpkg trigger cycle via libxine2-ffmpeg, libxine2-misc-plugins or libxine2-x"
    add trigger patch from Michael Gilbert, upload to DELAYED/2
  • #774862 – ciderwebmail: "ciderwebmail: unhandled symlink to directory conversion: /usr/share/ciderwebmail/root/static/images/mimeicons"
    use dpkg-maintscript-helper to fix symlink_to_dir conversion (pkg-perl)
  • #774867 – lirc-x: "lirc-x: unhandled symlink to directory conversion: /usr/share/doc/PACKAGE"
    use dpkg-maintscript-helper to fix symlink_to_dir conversion, upload to DELAYED/2
  • #775640 – src:libarchive-zip-perl: "libarchive-zip-perl: FTBFS in jessie: Tests failures"
    start to investigate (pkg-perl)
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2014-12-24 16:23:31 +0100
GDAC 2014/24

the last year hasn't been an easy one for debian. we've seen lots of fights, unproductive discussions, & in general behaviour which contributed to what enrico in his brilliant blog post called the "stink in the kitchen". people's feelings were hurt, some became less active, others resigned from a specific position or retired completely.

it happened to me as well that reading through threads full of trolling, aggressiveness, finger-pointing, unrespectful or abusive behaviour, etc. made me frustrated, or sad, or angry, or all kinds of other negative feelings.

but then I usually told myself: this is not the debian project as I know it; this is only a small part – a part which urgently needs improvement! –; but if we only look at it alone, our picture of debian at large is distorted.

the much bigger part of the debian life I know doesn't happen on this handful of high-profile mailing lists; it happens on dozens of specialized mailing lists, in many small IRC channels, in the BTS, & in in-person meetings. – & what I see there is most of the time constructive, collaborative, respectful communication, & committed, helpful, funny, awesome people.

the idea of this advent calendar was to give examples of some of my recent experiences which demonstrate what the bright side of debian is in my opinion & what contributes to my fun in debian. with the aim of sharing my impression that the proverbial "stink" is, if we take a step back, only one piece of the bigger picture, & that we shouldn't let ourselves get demotivated by only staring at this puzzle piece. – thanks to all the awesome contributors for polishing existing & adding new shiny puzzle pieces to our common picture every day!

finally: thanks for reading this series of posts, & especially thank you to all who provided positive feedback – this in turn motivated me to follow through!

& now: back to work, & don't forget to help cleaning the kitchen :)


this posting is part of GDAC (gregoa's debian advent calendar), a project to show the bright side of debian & why it's fun for me to contribute.

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2014-12-23 22:15:13 +0100
GDAC 2014/23

when I think about debian, one term that comes to my mind is "quality". of course it can be annoying when the ftp-masters REJECT a new package or when potential sponsors nit-pick on packaging details but in general this all leads to our excellent software quality. & yes, I've also seen less-than-excellent packages when working on RC bugs but I still believe that as a whole we strive to Do Things Right™. - thanks to all mentors, QA people, ftp-masters, & diligent package maintainers!


this posting is part of GDAC (gregoa's debian advent calendar), a project to show the bright side of debian & why it's fun for me to contribute.

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2014-12-22 23:04:47 +0100
GDAC 2014/22

today I read about a nice & successful example that shows that a debian derivative works best by contributing back to debian & working on debian directly. - great to see again that debian is at the center of a whole ecosystem, & thanks to the grml team!


this posting is part of GDAC (gregoa's debian advent calendar), a project to show the bright side of debian & why it's fun for me to contribute.

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2014-12-21 22:32:05 +0100
GDAC 2014/21

today I got two private mails from fellow DDs; both were personal messages & a pleasure to read. but what I also realized is that both emails were encrypted. which reminded me how hard it is to communicate securely with most people, & how easy it is with debian people. – & this is something we can be proud of!


this posting is part of GDAC (gregoa's debian advent calendar), a project to show the bright side of debian & why it's fun for me to contribute.

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