My Debian Activities in September 2020

FTP master

This month I accepted 278 packages and rejected 58. The overall number of packages that got accepted was 304.

Debian LTS

This was my seventy-fifth 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 19.75h. During that time I did LTS uploads of:

  • [DLA 2382-1] curl security update for one CVE
  • [DLA 2383-1] nfdump security update for two CVEs
  • [DLA 2384-1] yaws security update for two CVEs

I also started to work on new issues of qemu but had to learn that most of the patches I found have not yet been approved by upstream. So I moved on to python3.5 and cimg. The latter is basically just a header file and I had to find its reverse dependencies to check whether all of them can still be built with the new cimg package. This is still WIP and I hope to upload new versions soon.

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

Debian ELTS

This month was the twenty seventh ELTS month.

During my allocated time I uploaded:

  • ELA-284-1 for curl
  • ELA-288-1 for libxrender
  • ELA-289-1 for python3.4

Like in LTS, I also started to work on qemu and encountered the same problems as in LTS above.
When building the new python packages for ELTS and LTS, I used the same VM and encountered memory problems that resulted in random tests failing. This was really annoying as I spent some time just chasing the wind. So up to now only the LTS package got an update and the ELTS one has to wait for October.

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

Other stuff

This month I only uploaded some packages to fix bugs:

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