My Debian Activities in August 2018

FTP master

This month was again dominated by warm weather and spending time outside is more enjoyable than spending time in NEW. So I only accepted 177 packages and rejected 2 uploads. The overall number of packages that got accepted this month was 400. Unfortunately it is becoming cold outside, so expect more REJECTS!

Debian LTS

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

This month my all in all workload has been 23.75h. During that time I did LTS uploads of:

    [DLA 1468-1] fuse security update one CVE
    [DLA 1471-1] kamailio security update one CVE
    [DLA 1477-1] libgit2 security update three CVEs
    [DLA 1485-1] bind9 security update one CVE
    [DLA 1487-1] libtirpc security update one CVE

I also sent a debdiff for libgit2 in Stretch to the security team, which was not yet processed.

This month it was not that hard to understand the patches, but I had to struggle with different testing frameworks. One always crashed due to API changes and one made funny things when run as root. Nevertheless I am still glad about software that does at least some kind of testing!

Anyway, I also started looking at the CVEs of suricata and symfony and I am afraid it is not going to be easier …

Last but not least I did some days of frontdesk duties.

Debian ELTS

This month was the third ELTS month.

During my allocated time I uploaded:

  • ELA-25-1 for libcgroup
  • ELA-26-1 for libxcursor
  • ELA-31-1 for bind9
  • ELA-33-1 for libtirpc

As like in LTS, I also did some days of frontdesk duties.

Other stuff

I uploaded a new upstream version of …

.. and fixed a lot of bugs.

I improved packaging of …

The DOPOM (Debian Orphaned Package Of the Month) of this month has been mdns-scan. As it was abandoned by upstream, I intend to become that as well.

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