My Debian Activities in February 2015

FTP assistant

Processing the new queue got off the ground again. This month I marked 154 packages for accept and rejected 20 packages.

Some emails I got were rather funny and people are very creative when trying to interpret the license of upstream. But hey, most of the time upstream has a reason to choose a specific wording. You can try to interpret those words, but don’t waste your time. Better ask upstream about their intention and whether this fits into the world of Debian. It only sounds strange when upstream publishes their stuff under licenseA and wants to distribute their files under licenseB but insists on keeping the wording of licenseA. That’s life!

Squeeze LTS

This was my eighth month that I did some work for the Squeeze LTS initiative, started by Raphael Hertzog at Freexian.

This month I got assigned a workload of 14.5h and I spent these hours to upload new versions of:

  • [DLA-145-2] php5 regression update
  • [DLA 146-1] krb5 security update
  • [DLA 150-1] unzip security update
  • [DLA 151-1] libxml2 security update
  • [DLA 162-1] e2fsprogs security update

For whatever reason, the DLA-145-2 didn’t reach debian-lts-announce. As the listmaster didn’t find any reason for this (at least the other emails all appeared), I think there has been some extraterrestrial influence (“The Truth Is Out There”).

Anyway, I also worked on an upload for binutils, but one patch is a real 100kB-beast. Meanwhile I am down to only one regression in one source file, so I hope that there will be an upload in March.

I also uploaded one DLA for libgtk2-perl ([DLA 161-1] libgtk2-perl security update although no LTS sponsor indicated any interest.

Other packages

I didn’t do any work on other packages, but looking at the bug count, the number of bugs has increased. So, sorry, if you sent in a bug report and I didn’t answer. It is not forgotten.

Donations

After adding some micro payment buttons to my blog in January, I already got a donation of 20€ in February. I really appreciate this and I feel vindicated that my contributions to Debian are still useful.

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