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Debian Orphaned Package Of the Month

My Debian Activities in June 2017

FTP assistant

This month I marked 100 packages for accept and rejected zero packages. I promise, I will reject more in July!

Debian LTS

This was my thirty-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 went down again to 16h. During that time I did LTS uploads of:

  • [DLA 994-1] zziplib security update for seven CVEs
  • [DLA 995-1] swftools security update for two CVEs
  • [DLA 998-1] c-ares security update for one CVE
  • [DLA 1008-1] libxml2 security update for five CVEs

I also tested the proposed apache2 package prepared by Roberto and started to work on a new bind9 upload

Last but not least I had five days of frontdesk duties.

Other stuff

This month was filled with updating lots of machines to Stretch. Everything went fine, so thanks a lot to everybody involved in that release.

Nevertheless I also did a DOPOM upload and now take care of otpw. Luckily most of the accumulated bugs already contained a patch, so that I just had to upload a new version and close them.

My Debian Activities in May 2017

FTP assistant

This month I only marked 39 packages for accept and rejected 5 packages.

Debian LTS

This was my thirty-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 27.25h. During that time I did LTS uploads or prepared one for Jessie/Sid:

  • [DLA 934-1] radicale security update for one CVE
  • [DLA 942-1] jbig2dec security update for three CVEs
  • [DLA 947-1] icu security update for two CVEs
  • [DLA 950-1] libtasn1-3 security update for one CVE
  • [DSA 3861-1] libtasn1-6 security update for one CVE
  • [DLA 956-1] libsndfile security update for four CVE
  • [DLA 957-1] bind9 security update for three CVEs
  • [DLA 962-1] tnef security update for one CVE
  • [DSA 3869-1] tnef security update for one CVE

For [DLA 948-1] dropbear and [DLA 958-1] libonig I only did the LTS bookkeeping and sent the DLA.

The icu upload would not have been possible without the help of Roberto.

I also tried to work on jasper, libxml2, libytnef and swftools but unfortunately all upstreams did not finish their respective patches this month, so maybe there will be an upload in June.

Other stuff

Again this has been a busy LTS month, so I only uploaded a new version of smstools, which closed most of its bugs and adopted adopted ptpd as DOPOM.

As a prerequisite of wview I uploaded radlib. Unfortunately I could not do anything for wview, so work on this has to be postponed. Another new package is te923con, which I hope is able to read data from my weather station.

Last but no least I fixed an RC bug in alljoyn-services-1504.

My Debian Activities in April 2017

FTP assistant

This month I marked 72 packages for accept and sent one email to a maintainer asking questions. The number of rejections went down to 15. I would name that a good level again.

Debian LTS

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

As others reduced their workload for this month, my all in all workload has been 23.75h. During that time I did uploads of

    [DLA 897-1] qbittorrent security update for two CVEs
    [DLA 898-1] libosip2 security update for four CVEs
    [DLA 901-1] radare2 security update for one CVE
    [DLA 914-1] minicom security update for one CVE
    [DLA 915-1] botan1.10 security update for one CVE
    [DLA 920-1] jasper security update for two CVEs

In addition I had one week of frontdesk duties.

I also started to work on icu and bind9. The patches for icu applied fine but the corresponding test did not work but stopped somewhere in the middle!? I am open for any suggestions why this could happen.

Other stuff

This has been a busy LTS month, so I only created node-tunein and adopted smstools as DOPOM.

My Debian Activities in March 2017

FTP assistant

This month I marked 111 packages for accept and sent four emails to maintainers asking questions. The bad number of the month are the 41 packages I had to reject. This rejection rate was the worst of all my NEW-months.

May I ask everybody to pay a bit more attention before uploading/sponsoring a package?

Debian LTS

This was my thirty-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 14.75h. During that time I did uploads of

  • [DSA 3798-1] tnef security update for four CVEs
  • [DLA 839-2] tnef regression update
  • [DSA 3798-2] tnef regression update
  • tnef security update in unstable/testing for four CVEs
  • [DLA 878-1] libytnef security update for ten CVEs

I also took care of radare and marked all CVEs as not-affected in Wheezy. My next package on the list will be qbittorrent.

Other stuff

I uploaded a new version of entropybroker to fix a bug with the handling of return codes of ppoll. This version will also make it to Stretch. The same happens with a bug in alljoyn-services-1509. I don’t know why everybody talks about unblock-bugs that need to be filed!? The release team was always faster in granting the unblock than me in filing the corresponding bug.

As my DOPOM for this month I adopted httperf, took care of some bugs and sent patches upstream.

I also created a new project on Alioth that is called debian-mobcom (Alioth page), which shall be a place for all packages concerning mobile communication on the network part. I only uploaded libosmocore to experimental yet, so the package list is rather short.

My Debian Activities in February 2017

FTP assistant

This month you didn’t hear much of me, as I only marked 97 packages for accept and rejected 17 packages. I only sent one email to maintainers asking questions.

Nevertheless the NEW queue is down to 46 packages at the moment, so my fellows in misery do a really good job :-).

Debian LTS

This was my thirty-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 13.00h. During that time I did uploads of

  • [DLA 832-1] bitlbee security update for three CVEs
  • [DLA 837-1] radare2 security update for one CVE
  • [DLA 839-1] tnef security update for four CVEs
  • [DLA 843-1] bind9 security update for one CVE

Thanks again to all the people who complied with my requests to test a package!

I also prepared the Jessie DSA for tnef which resulted in DSA 3798-1.

At the end of the month I did another week of frontdesk work and among other things I filed some bugs against packages from [1].

[1] https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/status/unreported

Other stuff

Reading about openoverlayrouter in the German magazine c’t, I uploaded that software to Debian.

I also uploaded npd6, which helped me to reach github from a IPv6-only-machine.
Further I uploaded pyicloud.

As my DOPOM for this mont I adopted bottlerocket. Though you can’t buy the hardware anymore, there still seem to be some users around.

My Debian Activities in January 2017

FTP assistant

This month I only marked 146 packages for accept and rejected 25 packages. I only sent 3 emails to maintainers asking questions.

Nevertheless I could pass a big mark. All in all I accepted more than 10000 packages now!

Debian LTS

This was my thirty-first 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 12.75h. During that time I did uploads of

  • [DLA 805-1] bind9 security update for three CVEs
  • [DLA 806-1] zoneminder security update for one CVE

Unfortunately the upload of jasper had to be postponed, as there is no upstream fix for most of the open CVEs yet.
I also suggested to mark th slum-llnl CVE as , as the patch would be too invasive. Further I did another week of frontdesk work.

Last but not least I took care of about 140 items of the TODO list[1]. Ok, it was not that much work, but the enormous number is impressing :-). I also had a look at [2] and filed bugs against two packages. Within hours the maintainers responded to that bugs, clarified everything to mark the CVEs as not-affected and nobody has to care about them anymore. This is a good example of how the knowledge of the maintainer can help the security teams! So, if you have some time left, have a look at [3] and take care of something.

[1] https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/status/todo
[2] https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/status/unreported
[3] https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker

Other stuff

This month I sponsored a new round of sidedoor and printrun. After advocating Dara Adib to become Debian Maintainer, I hope my activities as sponsor can be reduced again :-).

Further I uploaded another version of setserial, but as you can see in #850762 it does not seem to satisfy everybody. I also uploaded new upstream versions of duktape and pipexec.

As I didn’t do any DOPOM in December I adopted two packages in January: pescetti and salliere. I dedicate those uploads to my aunt Birgit, who was a passionate bridge player. You will never be forgotten.

DOPOM: gnupg-pkcs11-scd – GnuPG smart-card daemon with PKCS#11 support

According to the Work-Needing and Prospective Packages page 1002 packages are ophaned at the moment. Why is this number always tending upwards?

Anyway, this month I adopted gnupg-pkcs11-scd. It did not migrate to testing for 1881 days and meanwhile got an RC bug for the openssl transition. So this was an ideal victim for DOPOM (Debian Orphaned Package Of the Month).

DOPOM: libmatthew-java – Unix socket API and bindings for Java

While looking at the “action needed”-paragraph of one of my packages, I saw that a dependency was orphaned and needed a new maintainer. So I decided to restart DOPOM (Debian Orphaned Package Of the Month), that I started in 2012 with ent as the first package.

This month I adopted libmatthew-java. Sure it was not a big deal as the QA-team already did a good job and kept the package in shape. But now there is one burden lifted from their shoulders.

According to the Work-Needing and Prospective Packages page 956 packages are ophaned at the moment. If every Debian contributor grabs one of them, we could unwind the QA-team (no, just kidding). So similar to NEW which was down to 0 this year, can we get rid of the WNPP as well? At least for a short time?

IPv6 tunnel with Hurricane Electric (1.11 – 1.16)

Unfortunately Hurricane Electric (or tunnelbroker.net) uses 6in4 tunnels. In order to create a tunnel, my first obstacle is an IP address that answers pings. As I am captured behind a badly configured CGN of a German cable provider (Telecolumbus), I am afraid it is not possible to use the service of HE.

So for the rest of the experiment I will stick to the infrastructure provided by SixXS (of course I am pretty sure that the service of HE would be excellent as well).

DOPOM: scheme48 – A simple, modular, and lightweight Scheme implementation

Some years ago I heard about Scheme and was fascinated by the (at that time at least for me) strange syntax. As this was not yet the time of WWW, I even bought a book to learn more about it.
Unfortunately priorities changed and I needed to spend my time on other things. As I now found that orphaned package I would like to give it a second try and at least keep it rolling.