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entries from April 2010

2010-04-26 00:13:01 +0200
RC bugs 2010/15, 2010/16
my current list of worked on RC bugs; not many for two weeks but I was on vacation for almost a week ...
  • #574192 – typespeed: "typespeed: package purge (after dependencies removal) fails"
    apply patch for postrm from BTS and upload to DELAYED/2
  • #574217 – libpdl-netcdf-perl: "libpdl-netcdf-perl: package purge (after dependencies removal) fails"
    fix postrm and upload to DELAYED/2
  • #576639 – libpath-dispatcher-perl: "Path::Dispatcher::Declarative is now a separate distribution, breaks prophet"
    upload after the split-off package is ACCEPTED (pkg-perl)
  • #577861 – src:libpadre-plugin-vi-perl: "libpadre-plugin-vi-perl: FTBFS: tests fail"
    rules: run under xvfb (pkg-perl)
  • #577890 – src:libpadre-plugin-autoformat-perl: "libpadre-plugin-autoformat-perl: FTBFS: tests fail"
    rules: run under xvfb (pkg-perl)
  • #577909 – src:libpadre-plugin-xml-perl: "libpadre-plugin-xml-perl: FTBFS: tests fail"
    rules: run under xvfb (pkg-perl)
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2010-04-11 23:08:57 +0200
RC bugs 2010/14
a short overview of my RC bug activities. more than usual, most of them in the debian perl group, some of them new bugs.
  • #571423 – src:libpoe-loop-tk-perl: "libpoe-loop-tk-perl: FTBFS: tests hang"
    bump versioned dependency and upload (pkg-perl)
  • #572167 – trac-accountmanager: "trac-accountmanager dies on login with AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'encode'"
    apply upstream patch and upload to DELAYED/2, later "overridden" by maintainer upload
  • #576493 – libgtk2-perl: "libgtk2-perl: FTBFS: t/GtkAction.t fails"
    upload package prepared by carnil (pkg-perl)
  • #576570 – libpod-xhtml-perl: "libpod-xhtml-perl: FTBFS: t/Pod_Hyperlink_BounceURL.t fails"
    create patch and upload (pkg-perl)
  • #576639 – libpath-dispatcher-perl: "Path::Dispatcher::Declarative is now a separate distribution, breaks prophet"
    create and upload new package libpath-dispatcher-declarative-perl (pkg-perl)
  • #576644 – libclass-dbi-plugin-pager-perl: "libclass-dbi-plugin-pager-perl: FTBFS: t/02.main.t fails"
    upload package prepared by ansgar (pkg-perl)
  • #576672 – libdbd-csv-perl: "libdbd-csv-perl: FTBFS: test failures"
    upload new upstream release (and updated dependency) (pkg-perl)
  • #577288 – src:libfile-libmagic-perl: "libfile-libmagic-perl: FTBFS: ld: cannot find -lz"
    upload package prepared by ansgar (pkg-perl)
  • #577290 – src:libclass-dbi-loader-perl: "libclass-dbi-loader-perl: FTBFS: tests failed"
    close with an explanation (pkg-perl)
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2010-04-05 03:10:00 +0200
RC bugs 2010/11 - 2010/13
although zack tries to cheer me up (thanks!) I'm still not really happy with the declining amount of RC bugs I manage to look at. but at least I don't forget about them completely :) so here's the current list:
  • #421084 – sbm: "FTBFS due to TeX Live migration"
    fix build dependency and upload to DELAYED/2
  • #566587 – libvideo-info-perl: "FTBFS: tests fail"
    grab patch from BTS and upload (pkg-perl)
  • #566671 – ogre-plugins-cgprogrammanager: "Fails to purge"
    grab trivial patch from BTS and upload to DELAYED/2
  • #569419 – src:libpoex-role-sessioninstantiation-perl: "libpoex-role-sessioninstantiation-perl: FTBFS: tests failed"
    upload new upstream release (pkg-perl)
  • #570670 – src:libunicode-map8-perl: "libunicode-map8-perl: FTBFS: testsuite errors"
    apply patch from ntyni and upload (pkg-perl)
  • #572167 – trac-accountmanager: "trac-accountmanager dies on login with AttributeError: 'NoneType' object has no attribute 'encode'"
    add URL of actual patch
  • #572265 – php-log: "horde3: Upgrade to php 5.3 results in fatal error"
    add patch
  • #573564 – libgtk2-perl: "Doesn't build when using gtk 2.19"
    upload, was only waiting for a dependency (pkg-perl)
  • #574217 – libpdl-netcdf-perl: "libpdl-netcdf-perl: package purge (after dependencies removal) fails"
    add a comment to the BTS
  • #574227 – mysqmail: "mysqmail: installation fails"
    sponsor maintainer upload
  • #574236 – mscore: "mscore: package purge (after dependencies removal) fails"
    fix postrm and upload to DELAYED/2 (after building for 2:44 hrs.)
  • #574239 – phamm: "phamm: installation fails"
    add a comment to the BTS
  • #574671 – php-log: "FTBFS: "/tmp/buildd/php5-5.3.2/pear-build-download" is not writeable"
    file new FTBFS bug, add more info later
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2010-04-01 19:25:38 +0200
what I despise about windows
one user can't open attachments in outlook on one machine. the lengthy error goes like:
"Can't save file 'foo' to folder. Go to the folder & bla
& right-click & bla & permissions."
in case you don't see them immediately here are two problems I have with this error message:
  • first of all it's bogus, the user didn't want to save anything on purpose, it's outlook which wants to extract the MIME part that is presented as an attachment to a temporary folder. – confusing to the average user but I at least knew that piece.
  • but, & that's where I got really grumpy: why can't this POS just tell me which directory it tries to use? do I really have to dig in the registry & do some guesswork & find several possible directories (which all look fine, BTW) & find out that environment variables are not set anymore from the logon script (?!), etc.? is it really so hard to output "Can't save file 'foo' to directory 'bar'."? just adding one more variable?
my next "WTF?!" came when I googled for the error message. tons of hits, & the usual high-quality expertise of windows web forums:
  • "just tell the sender to send the file again." – yeah, sure, that will fix permissions on the local machine.
  • "have you already tried re-installing windows & looked if it works then?" – OMG.
BTW: it still doesn't work. for this user on this machine. *sigh*
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