My Debian Activities in June 2023

FTP master

This month I accepted 221 and rejected 33 packages. The overall number of packages that got accepted was 221.

Yeah, Bookworm was released this month. Thanks a lot to everybody who was involved in doing this.

Debian LTS

This was my hundred-eighth 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 14h.

During that time I uploaded:

  • [DLA 3440-1] cups security update for one CVE (as the CVE was embargoed, most of the work was done in May but the upload happened in June)
  • [unstable] upload of cups 2.4.2-4 to fix CVE-2023-32324
  • [DLA 3461-1] libfastjson security update for one CVE
  • [DLA 3465-1] minidlna security update for one CVE
  • [DLA 3476-1] cups security update for one CVE
  • [unstable] upload of cups 2.4.2-5 to fix CVE-2023-34241
  • [#1039026] pu-bug for cups to fix CVE-2023-32324 and CVE-2023-34241 in Bookworm; upload was done as well
  • [#1039040] pu-bug for cups to fix CVE-2023-32324 and CVE-2023-34241 in Bullseye; upload was done as well

I also did some work on security-master to inject missing dependencies for some packages and processed NEW.

Last but not least I did some days on frontdesk duties and took part in the LTS meeting.

Debian ELTS

This month was the fifty ninth ELTS month.

  • [ELA-860-1] cups security update in Jessie and Stretch for one CVE
  • [ELA-872-1] libfastjson security update in Stretch for one CVE
  • [ELA-887-1]cups security update in Jessie and Stretch for one CVE

I also made some progress with the openssl1.0 update.

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

Debian Astro

This month I uploaded some packages to fix one or the other issue:

This month I even uploaded a new package c-munipack, which is more or less the successor of munipack, and can be used for example to analyse light curves of variable stars.
Another new package is virtualgps, where the name says it all.

Debian Printing

This month I did a security upload of cpdb-libs to fix a CVE in Unstable, Bookworm and Bullseye.
This work is generously funded by Freexian!

Debian Mobcom

This month I could upload a new version of:

Other stuff

This month I restarted DOPOM (Debian Orphaned Package Of the Month) and adopted:

Hopefully this will result in a new upload of vdr-plugin-live. I would like to have this package for my personal VDR.

I also did an upload of:

My Debian Activities in May 2023

FTP master

This month I accepted 157 and rejected 22 packages. The overall number of packages that got accepted was 160.

Debian LTS

This was my hundred-seventh 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 14h.

During that time I uploaded:

  • [DLA 3430-1] cups-filters security update for one CVE
  • [DSA 5407-1] cups-filters security update for one CVE
  • [unstable] upload of cups-filters to fix CVE-2023-24805
  • [#1036548] unblock bug to fix CVE-2023-24805 in bookworm
  • [unstable] upload of sniproxy to fix CVE-2023-25076
  • [DSA 5413-1] sniproxy security update in Bullseye for one CVE
  • [cups] working to fix CVE-2023-32324 in unstable, Bookworm, Bullseye, Buster

The CVEs for cups-filters and cups have been embargoed ones, so the work for cups was done in May but the uploads happen in June.

I also did some work on security-master to inject missing dependencies for hugo and gitlab-workhose.

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

Debian ELTS

This month was the fifty eighth ELTS month.

  • [ELA-852-1] cups-filters security update in Jessie and Stretch for one CVE
  • [ELA-856-1] freetype security update in Jessie and Stretch for two CVEs
  • [ELA-857-1] libtasn1-6 security update in Jessie and Stretch for one CVE
  • [cups] working to fix CVE-2023-32324 in Jessie and Stretch

The CVEs for cups-filters and cups have been embargoed ones, so the work for cups was done in May but the uploads happen in June.

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

Debian Astro

This month I uploaded some packages to fix RC bugs, that were
detected by one of many QA tools:

Thanks a lot to all the hardworking people who run these tools!

Debian Printing

This month I could fix RC bugs in:

This work is generously funded by Freexian!

Debian Mobcom

This month I could fix RC bugs in:

Other stuff

Some other packages also had last minute RC bugs:

I even did an upload of a new package force-ip-protocol. I finally had enough of people using IPv6 for their hosts but are unable to configure it. Now I can force firefox, or whatever software, to only use IPv4. One nuisance settled.

My Debian Activities in March 2023

FTP master

This month I accepted 78 and rejected 12 packages. The overall number of packages that got accepted was 78.

I still love this calm and peaceful time now within the Debian project, when everybody only cares for RC bugs and NEW does not grow.

Debian LTS

This was my hundred-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 14h.

During that time I uploaded:

  • [DLA 3358-1] mpv security update for one CVE
  • [DLA 3372-1] xorg-server embargoed security update for one CVE
  • [DLA 3374-1] libmicrohttpd security update for one CVE
  • [DLA 3378-1] duktape security update for one CVE
  • [1033759] pu-bug for duktape/bullseye

I also participated in the monthly LTS-meeting.

Last but not least I did some days of frontdesk duties and took care of issues on security-master.

Debian ELTS

This month was the fifty sixth ELTS month.

  • [ELA-821-1] xorg-server embargoed security update of Jessie and Stretch for one CVE
  • [ELA-824-1] libmicrohttpd security update of Jessie and Stretch for one CVE

The duktape update in Stretch is more complicated than expected and I could not finish it this month.

I also started to work on openssl1.0

Last but not least I did some days of frontdesk duties

Debian Printing

This month I uploaded new versions or improved packages of:

  • hplip (bug fixing)
  • cups (update translations)

The unblock bug for hplip was already processed, the unblock bug for cups is still waiting. Hopefully the last minute work of the translators was not wasted.

Parts of this work is generously funded by Freexian!

Other stuff

Looking at my notes, there is nothing to be reported here.

My Debian Activities in February 2023

FTP master

This month I accepted 284 and rejected 49 packages. The overall number of packages that got accepted was 286.

I love this calm and peaceful time now within the Debian project, when everybody only cares for RC bugs and NEW does not grow.

Debian LTS

This was my hundred-fourth 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 8h.

During that time I uploaded:

  • [DLA 3310-1] xorg-server security update for one CVE

As I added all missing ELA uploads to the git repository I also had a look at package-operations and added stuff to make my life a bit easier.

Debian ELTS

This month was the fifty fifth ELTS month.

  • [ELA-794-1] xorg-server security update of Jessie and Stretch for one CVE

I also made myself familiar with the mandatory git workflow and committed all my packages of this years ELA to the corresponding repository.

Debian Astro

This month I uploaded improved packages or new versions of:

Debian Printing

This month I uploaded new versions or improved packages of:

As ippsample does not build on i386, I filed a RM bug for this architecture. Maybe in a later upstream release it will be available again on all architectures.

I could also close lots of bugs that happen to be fixed upstream, but have not been closed with the upload of the new version.

Parts of this work is generously funded by Freexian!

Other stuff

This month I uploaded improved packages of:

The upload of feynmf could only happen due to the help of several people (please see #1029439). Thanks a lot!

My Debian Activities in January 2023

FTP master

This month I accepted 419 and rejected 46 packages. The overall number of packages that got accepted was 429. Looking at these numbers and comparing them to the previous month, one can see: the freeze is near. Everybody wants to get some packages into the archive and I hope nobody is disappointed.

Debian LTS

This was my hundred-third 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 14h.

During that time I uploaded:

  • [DLA 3272-1] sudo (embargoed) security update for one CVE
  • [DLA 3286-1] tor security update for one CVE
  • [DLA 3290-1] libzen security update for one CVE
  • [libzen Bullseye] debdiff sent to maintainer
  • [DLA 3294-1] libarchive security update for one CVE

I also attended the monthly LTS meeting and did some days of frontdesk duties.

Debian ELTS

This month was the fifty fourth ELTS month.

  • [ELA-772-1] sudo security update of Jessie and Stretch for one CVE
  • [ELA-781-1] libzen security update of Stretch for one CVE
  • [ELA-782-1] xorg-server security update of Jessie and Stretch for six CVEs
  • [ELA-790-1] libarchive security update of Jessie and Stretch for one CVEs

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

Debian Astro

This month I uploaded improved packages or new versions of:

I also uploaded new packages:

Debian IoT

This month I uploaded improved packages of:

Debian Printing

This month I uploaded new versions or improved packages of:

I also uploaded new packages:

My Debian Activities in December 2022

FTP master

This month I accepted 276 and rejected 27 packages. The overall number of packages that got accepted was 288.

Debian LTS

This was my hundred-second 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 14h but due to Christmas I managed only to do 10h.

During that time I uploaded:

  • [DLA 3256-1] xorg-server security update for six CVEs
  • [DLA 3255-1] mplayer security update for ten CVEs

Debian ELTS

This month was the fifty third ELTS month.

During my allocated time I marked all CVEs of the multipath-tools as not-affected and started to work on another snapd update. As I spend more time than expected with my family, I also failed to accomplish my ELTS workload.

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

Debian Astro

This month I uploaded improved packages or new versions of:

I also updated almost all of the about 50 indi-3rdparty packages.

Debian Mobcom

This month I uploaded improved packages of:

Debian IoT

This month I uploaded improved packages of:

Debian Printing

This month I uploaded improved packages of:

Other stuff

This month I uploaded improved packages of:

Further I uploaded new versions of a bunch of golang packages.

My Debian Activities in September 2022

FTP master

This month I accepted 226 and rejected 33 packages. The overall number of packages that got accepted was 232.

All in all I addressed about 60 RM-bugs and either simply removed the package or added a moreinfo tag. In total I spent 5 hours for this task.

Anyway, I have to repeat my comment from last month: please have a look at the removal page and check whether the created dak command is really what you wanted. It would also help if you check the reverse dependencies and write a comment whether they are important or can be ignored or also file a new bug for them. Each removal must have one bug!

Debian LTS

This was my ninety-ninth 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 14h.

During that time I uploaded:

  • [DLA 3111-1] mod-wsgi security update for one CVE
  • [#1020596] bullseye-pu: mod-wsgi/4.7.1-3+deb11u1
  • [DLA 3119-1] expat security update for one CVE
  • [DLA 3125-1] libvncserver security update for two CVEs
  • [DLA 3126-1] libsndfile security update for one CVE
  • [DLA 3127-1] libhttp-daemon-perl security update for one CVE
  • [DLA 3130-1] tinyxml security update for one CVE

I also started to work on frr.

Last but not least I did some days of frontdesk duties and took care of issues on security-master.

Debian ELTS

This month was the fiftieth ELTS month.

During my allocated time I uploaded:

  • [ELA-685-1] ntfs-3g security update of Stretch for eight CVE
  • [ELA-686-1] expat security update of Jessie and Stretch for one CVE
  • [ELA-690-1] libvncserver security update of Stretch for one CVE

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

Debian Printing

This month I uploaded new upstream versions or improved packaging of:

Debian IoT

This month I uploaded new upstream versions or improved packaging of:

Debian Mobcom

This month I started another upload session for new upstrea versions:

Other stuff

This month I uploaded new packages:

My Debian Activities in August 2022

FTP master

This month I accepted 375 and rejected 25 packages. The overall number of packages that got accepted was 386.

I also had a closer look at the RM-bugs. All in all I addressed about 90 of them and either simply removed the package or added a moreinfo tag. In total I spent 13 hours for this task.

Anyway, if you want to have your RM-bug processed in a timely manner, please have a look at the removal page and check whether the created dak command is really what you wanted. It would also help if you check the reverse dependencies and write a comment whether they are important or can be ignored or also file a new bug for them. Each removal must have one bug!

Debian LTS

This was my ninety-eighth 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 30.00h. As I started to become a Freexian collaborator in this month, I only worked 17h on the LTS project.

During that time I uploaded:

  • [#1010380] buster-pu: flac/1.3.2-3+deb10u2, upload
  • [#1009076] buster-pu: minidlna/1.2.1+dfsg-2+deb10u3, upload
  • [#1009251] buster-pu: fribidi/1.0.5-3.1+deb10u2, upload
  • [#1008578] buster-pu: golang-github-russellhaering-goxmldsig/0.0~git20170911.b7efc62-1+deb10u1, upload
  • [#1016391] bullseye-pu: libhttp-daemon-perl/6.12-1+deb11u1, upload
  • [DLA 3088-1] net-snmp security update for six CVEs
  • [unstable] mod-wsgi for one CVE

I also started to work on upx-ucl.

Debian ELTS

This month was the forty-ninth ELTS month.

During my allocated time I uploaded:

  • [ELA-655-1] libhttp-daemon-perl security update of Jessie and Stretch for one CVE
  • [ELA-659-1] mod-wsgi security update of Stretch for one CVE
  • [ELA-667-1] gst-plugins-good1.0 security update of Jessie and Stretch for seven CVEs
  • [ELA-668-1] net-snmp security update of Jessie and Stretch for six CVEs

Debian Printing

This month I uploaded new upstream versions or improved packaging of:

Debian Astro

This month I uploaded new upstream versions or improved packaging of:

My Debian Activities in June 2022

FTP master

This month I accepted 305 and rejected 59 packages. The overall number of packages that got accepted was 310.

From time to time I am also looking at the list of packages to be removed. If you would like to make life easier for the people who remove packages, please make sure that the resulting dak command really makes sense. If this command consists of garbage, please adapt the Subject: of your bug report accordingly.

Also it does not make sense to file bugs to remove packages from NEW. Please don’t hesitate to close such bugs again …

Debian LTS

This was my ninety-sixth 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 30.25h. During that time I did LTS and normal security uploads of:

  • [DLA 3058-1] libsndfile security update for two CVEs
  • [DLA 3060-1] blender security update for three CVEs
  • [#1008577] bullseye-pu: golang-github-russellhaering-goxmldsig/1.1.0-1+deb11u1 package has been accepted
  • [#1009077] bullseye-pu: minidlna/1.3.0+dfsg-2+deb11u1 package has been accepted
  • upload of blender to buster-security, no DSA yet
  • upload of blender to bullseye-security, no DSA yet, this upload seems to have failed 🙁

I have to admit that I totally ignored the EOL of Stretch LTS, so my upload of ncurses needs to go to Stretch ELTS now.

This month I also moved/refactored the current LTS documentation to a new repository and started to move the LTS Wiki as well.

I also continued to work on security support for golang packages.

Last but not least I did some days of frontdesk duties and took care of issues on security-master.

At this point I also need to mention my first “business trip”. I drove the short distance between Chemnitz and Freiberg and met Anton to have a face to face talk about LTS/ELTS. It was a great pleasure and definitely more fun than a meeting on IRC.

Debian ELTS

This month was the forty-seventh ELTS month.

During my allocated time I uploaded:

  • ELS-629-1 for libsndfile

Due to the delay of my ncurses upload to Stretch LTS, the ELTS upload got delayed as well. Now I will do both uploads to ELTS in July.

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

Debian Printing

This month I uploaded new upstream versions or improved packaging of:

Debian Astro

As there has been a new indi release arriving in Debian, I uploaded new upstream versions of most of the indi-3rdparty packages. Don’t hesitate to tell me whether you really use one of them :-).

Other stuff

This month I uploaded new upstream versions or improved packaging of:

My Debian Activities in May 2022

FTP master

This month I accepted 288 and rejected 45 packages. The overall number of packages that got accepted was 290.

Debian LTS

This was my ninety-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 40h. During that time I did LTS and normal security uploads of:

  • [DLA 3029-1] cups security update for one embargoed CVE
  • [DLA 3028-1] atftp security update for one CVE
  • [DLA 3030-1] zipios++ security update for one CVE
  • [DSA-5149-1] cups security update in Buster and Bullseye
  • [#1008577] bullseye-pu: golang-github-russellhaering-goxmldsig/1.1.0-1+deb11u1 debdiff was approved and package uploaded
  • [#1009077] bullseye-pu: minidlna/1.3.0+dfsg-2+deb11u1 debdiff was approved and package uploaded
  • [#1009250] bullseye-pu: fribidi/1.0.8-2+deb11u1 debdiff was approved and package uploaded

Further I continued working on libvirt and started to work on blender and ncurses.

I also continued to work on security support for golang packages.

Last but not least I did some days of frontdesk duties and took care of issues on security-master.

Debian ELTS

This month was the forty-seventh ELTS month.

During my allocated time I uploaded:

  • ELS-618-1 for openldap

I also moved/refactored the current ELTS documentation to a new repository.

Further I started to work on blender and ncurses in ELTS as well as in LTS.

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

Debian Printing

This month I uploaded new upstream versions or improved packaging of:

The reason for the new upstream version of ipp-usb was a strange bug. Some HP printers claim to have fax support but fail to respond to corresponding IPP queries. I understand that nowadays sending a fax is no longer a main theme for quality assurance. But if one tries to advertise as much features as possible, all these features should basically work and not prevent the things a printer should normally do.

The reason for the new upstream version of cups was a security issue. You now should have the latest version of cups installed (there have been updates in other Debian releases as well).

Debian Astro

This month I uploaded new upstream versions or improved packaging of:

Other stuff

This month I uploaded new packages: