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2013-08-25 19:42:40 +0200
RC bugs 2013/31-34

after a break, here's again a report about my work on RC bugs. in this case, all bugs either affect packages in the pkg-perl group and/or packages involved in the Perl 5.18 transition.

  • #689899 – mgetty: "Ships a folder in /var/run or /var/lock (Policy Manual section 9.3.2)"
    raise severity, propose patch
  • #693892 – src:libprelude: "prelude-manager: FTBFS with glibc 2.16"
    add some info to the bug report, later closed by maintainer
  • #704784 – src:libogre-perl: "libogre-perl: Please upgrade OGRE dependency to 1.8 or greater"
    upload new upstream release (pkg-perl)
  • #709680 – src:libcgi-application-plugin-stream-perl: "libcgi-application-plugin-stream-perl: FTBFS with perl 5.18: test failures"
    add patch from Niko Tyni (pkg-perl)
  • #710979 – src:libperlio-via-symlink-perl: "libperlio-via-symlink-perl: FTBFS with perl 5.18: inc/Module/Install.pm"
    adopt for pkg-perl and work around ancient Module::Install
  • #711434 – src:libconfig-std-perl: "libconfig-std-perl: FTBFS with perl 5.18: test failures"
    add patch from CPAN RT (pkg-perl)
  • #713236 – src:libdbd-csv-perl: "libdbd-csv-perl: FTBFS: tests failed"
    upload new upstream release (pkg-perl)
  • #713409 – src:license-reconcile: "license-reconcile: FTBFS: dh_auto_test: perl Build test returned exit code 255"
    add patch from Oleg Gashev (pkg-perl)
  • #713580 – src:handlersocket: "handlersocket: FTBFS: config.status: error: cannot find input file: `handlersocket/Makefile.in'"
    add patch from upstream git, upload to DELAYED/2, then rescheduled to 0-day with maintainer's permission
  • #718082 – src:libcatalyst-modules-perl: "libcatalyst-modules-perl: FTBFS: Tests failed"
    add missing build dependency (pkg-perl)
  • #718120 – src:libbio-primerdesigner-perl: "libbio-primerdesigner-perl: FTBFS: Too early to specify a build action 'vendor'. Do 'Build vendor' instead."
    prepare a patch, upload after review (pkg-perl)
  • #718161 – src:libgeo-ip-perl: "libgeo-ip-perl: FTBFS: Failed 1/5 test programs. 1/32 subtests failed."
    upload new upstream release (pkg-perl)
  • #718280 – libev-perl: "libev-perl: forcing of EV_EPOLL=1 leads to FTBFS on non-linux architectures"
    prepare possible patches, upload one after review (pkg-perl)
  • #718743 – src:libyaml-syck-perl: "libyaml-syck-perl: FTBFS on arm* & more"
    add patch from CPAN RT (pkg-perl)
  • #719380 – src:libwx-perl: "libwx-perl: FTBFS: dh_auto_test: make -j1 test returned exit code 2"
    update versioned (build) dependency (pkg-perl)
  • #719397 – src:libsql-abstract-more-perl: "libsql-abstract-more-perl: FTBFS: dh_auto_test: perl Build test returned exit code 255"
    add missing build dependency (pkg-perl)
  • #719414 – pkg-components: "Update to support updated Debian::Control API"
    upload package fixed by Olof Johansson (pkg-perl)
  • #719500 – src:lire: "lire: FTBFS with perl 5.18: POD errors"
    add patch to fix POD, upload to DELAYED/2
  • #719501 – src:mgetty: "mgetty: FTBFS with perl 5.18: POD errors"
    apply patch from brian m. carlson, upload to DELAYED/2, then rescheduled to 0-day with maintainer's permission, then ftpmaster-auto-rejected for other reasons (cf. #689899)
  • #719503 – src:mp3burn: "mp3burn: FTBFS with perl 5.18: POD errors"
    apply patch from brian m. carlson, upload to DELAYED/2
  • #719504 – src:netsend: "netsend: FTBFS with perl 5.18: POD errors"
    apply patch from brian m. carlson, upload to DELAYED/2
  • #719505 – src:spampd: "spampd: FTBFS with perl 5.18: POD errors"
    add patch to fix POD, upload to DELAYED/2
  • #719596 – libmouse-perl: "libmouse-perl: FTBFS with Perl 5.18: t/030_roles/001_meta_role.t failure"
    upload new upstream release (pkg-perl)
  • #719963 – src:grepmail: "grepmail: FTBFS with perl 5.18: 'Subroutine Scalar::Util::openhandle redefined"
    move away bundled module for tests, QA upload
  • #719972 – src:libapache-authznetldap-perl: "libapache-authznetldap-perl: FTBFS with perl 5.18: syntax error at Makefile.PL"
    apply patch from brian m. carlson (pkg-perl)
  • #720267 – src:libkiokudb-perl: "libkiokudb-perl: FTBFS with perl 5.18: test failures"
    upload new upstream release (pkg-perl)
  • #720269 – src:libmoosex-attributehelpers-perl: "libmoosex-attributehelpers-perl: FTBFS with perl 5.18: test failures"
    add patch from CPAN RT (pkg-perl)
  • #720429 – src:mail-spf-perl: "mail-spf-perl: FTBFS with perl 5.18: POD failure"
    add patch to fix POD (pkg-perl)
  • #720430 – src:msva-perl: "msva-perl: FTBFS with perl 5.18: POD failure"
    send patch to bug report
  • #720431 – src:oar: "oar: FTBFS with perl 5.18: POD failure"
    send patch to bug report
  • #720496 – src:primaxscan: "primaxscan: FTBFS with perl 5.18: POD failure"
    send patch to bug report
  • #720497 – src:profphd: "profphd: FTBFS with perl 5.18: POD failure"
    send patch to bug report
  • #720665 – src:libwww-shorten-perl: "libwww-shorten-perl: FTBFS: POD coverage test failure"
    upload new upstream release (pkg-perl)
  • #720670 – src:aptitude-robot: "aptitude-robot: FTBFS with perl 5.18: test failures"
    try to investigate
  • #720776 – src:bioperl: "bioperl: FTBFS with perl 5.18: test failures"
    forward upstream
  • #720787 – src:libconfig-model-lcdproc-perl: "libconfig-model-lcdproc-perl: FTBFS: Can't locate Config/Model/Tester.pm in @INC"
    add missing build dependency (pkg-perl)
  • #720788 – src:libconfig-model-openssh-perl: "libconfig-model-openssh-perl: FTBFS: Can't locate Config/Model/Tester.pm in @INC"
    add missing build dependency in git (pkg-perl)
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2013-08-23 22:43:38 +0200
DebConf 2013

[still no pictures here, feel free to go to gallery.debconf.org].

After my report about DebCamp, & after being home for 5 days now, here are some thoughts about DebConf13:

First of all, I really enjoyed being there, & this was one of the best DebConfs for me so far. An important reason for this was the place: Le Camp was in my opinion the best DebConf venue ever (I've been to), with everything & everyone in one place, & still enough space (especially outdoors space!) for work & relaxing. Kudos to the local team for finding this spot, & for sticking to it despite some criticism.

In general, I'd like to say thanks to the local team for the perfect organisation of all aspects – you did a great job!

What else did I enjoy? As usual, meeting old friends & making new ones was an important part. It was great to see people I've worked together with on-line in person for the first time, & also to get to know new people. – Debian not only produces a great operating system, it also is an awesome community!

Speaking of which: I attended quite a few seesions from the Community and Team tracks, & it's good to see that lots of energy & thoughts are going into improving how we deal with new or existing contributors.

Like each year, we had the "use Perl;" BoF, the annual meeting of the Debian Perl Group, where we discussed various topics around our tasks, tools, & workflow. As each year, in a very friendly & collaborative atmosphere.

Besides that, I attended talks about systemd & upstart; the first one disappointed me, since it felt more like a sales pitch than a technical talk & the presenter come across alot like "I know better than you what's good for you", the latter was better but tried to avoid upstart's main issue, the infamous Canonical Contributor License Agreement; of course the audience raised this topic in the Q&A part afterwards. – Rock vs. hard place …

Other interesting topics were what Debian can learn from Ubuntu's QA processes for its own testing migration (mail from the Release Team pending, AFAIK); lots of git stuff, & especially the "birth" of dgit, a tool to treat the Debian archive as a git remote. If this gets traction, it could be a revolution in packaging!

The lintian BoF encouraged me further to try to create some pkg-perl specific checks, & then there was jenkins, piuparts, autopkgtest, etc.

On Friday we celebrated Debian's 20th birthday with a huge Kremšnita/Crèmeschnitte/mille-feuille. & with the Poetry Night at the campfire.

Usually I'd close with "See you next year in Portland!"; but since it seems like the local team has decided to scratch DebCamp (which they only said after being asked in the Q&A after their presentation), I'm not sure how attractive this really is for me … We'll see.

Thanks again to everyone who made this DebConf possible!

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2013-08-11 13:23:12 +0200
DebCamp 2013

[no pictures here, just a short report].

Today DebConf, this year's edition of the annual Debian developer conference, started with two inspiring talks about Debian proper, one by Lucas Nussbaum, the other by Joey Hess.

This also means that yesterday DebCamp ended, the period preceeding DebConf and dedicated to working on Debian together with others. – Here's a short report from my point of view:

I arrived here on Tuesday, the first day of DebCamp. I immediately fell in love with the venue, & despite the early stage of setup, everything I needed was working fine for me from the very start.

Like in previous years, I used the time to do work in the Debian Perl Group, especially taking advantage of the presence of other team members. – That's the great thing about DebCamp & DebConf: collaborating in real-life & real-time, from quickly asking a question over sitting together to think about solutions for a problem to "just" chatting & thereby developping ideas for the future.

In the previous days I

  • tried to get down the amount of packages with not-yet uploaded new upstram releases;
  • looked into the pending bugs around the Perl 5.18 transition;
  • investigated with others the details of the upcoming new timezone file handling in the Perl world, which will make our lives easier but still needs some work on the Debian side;
  • prepared with others the Perl Group's BoF that will take place during DebConf on Thursday;
  • helped with the creation of a new pkg-perl-tools package.

I really enjoy my time here, & I'm especially happy to meet some people for the first time in meat space. This is only possible due to the generous support of the DebConf sponsors & the immense efforts of the DebConf team. Thank you!

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