Planet Debian, ces 60 derniers jours

vendredi 4 juillet 2014

jeudi 3 juillet 2014

  • Wouter Verhelst: Docking and Undocking with LVM
    I have a number of USB hard disks. Like, I suppose, mostly everyone who reads this blog. Unlike many people who do, however, for whatever reason I decided to create LVM volumes on most of my USB hard disks. The unfortunate result is that these now contain a lot of data with a somewhat less than (...)

  • Steve Kemp: And so it begins ...
    1. This weekend I will apply to rejoin the Debian project, as a developer. 2. In the meantime I've been begun releasing some some code which powers the git-based DNS hosting site/service. 3. This is the end of my list. 4. I lied. This is the end of my list. Powers of two, (...)

  • DebConf team: Second set of talks accepted; 3 days left to submit yours (Posted by Ana Guerrero Lopez)
    There are only left 3 days to submit your talk. Submit yours before it's too late. From the submissions from the last week, we have accepted a second batch of talks: Validation and Continuous Integration BoF DSA Team round table/BoF debdry - Debian Don't Repeat Yourself Debian Contributors, one (...)

  • Ian Donnelly: Hello Planet Debian!
  • Ian Donnelly: How-To: kdb mount
    I would like to go over the kdb mount command. The mount command is used to mount configuration files to the Elektra Key Database. Once a file is mounted, any changes to the file will be reflected in the Elektra Keys and any changes to the keys will be reflected in the configuration file. So (...)

  • Russ Allbery: remctl 3.9
    This release fixes an embarassing bug that caused the server to often abort sending information back to the client if the server-side program exited while the server was still sending data. It also fixes a more minor bug in which children of the server were spawned with SIGPIPE ignored instead (...)

  • Russ Allbery: rra-c-util 5.5
    The most significant change in this release is a somewhat embarassing bug fix: the network_read and network_write functions introduced in version 4.2 to support timeouts didn't correctly handle a timeout interrupted by a signal. This is now fixed by restarting the calls on EINTR. Also in (...)

  • Russ Allbery: C TAP Harness 3.1

mercredi 2 juillet 2014

  • Tanguy Ortolo: PayPal cut a secure email project's funds
    It should be no news that PayPal have made an habit of opposing to projects that fight for the respect of freedom and democracy by cutting their funds. Anyway, they have just provided us another example of such an abuse, against the ProtonMail project. ProtonMail is a secure email service (...)

  • Osamu Aoki: debmake -- checking source against DEP-5 copyright
  • Mike Hommey: Firefox and Gtk+ 3
    Folks from Collabora and Red Hat have been working on making Firefox on Gtk+ 3 a thing. See Emilio's blog post for some recent update. But getting Firefox to build and run locally is unfortunately not the whole story. I've been working on getting Gtk+ 3 Firefox builds going on Mozilla build (...)

  • Russ Allbery: Review: Lockstep
    Review: Lockstep, by Karl Schroeder Publisher: Tor Copyright: March 2014 ISBN: 0-7653-3726-6 Format: Hardcover Pages: 351 Toby McGonigal's family fled an Earth dominated by trillionaires and vicious class conflict, and attempt, instead, a very risky and precarious settlement on a (...)

mardi 1er juillet 2014

  • Martin Pitt: deb, click, schroot, LXC, QEMU, phone, cloud: One autopkgtest to Rule Them All!
    We currently use completely different methods and tools of building test beds and running tests for Debian vs. Click packages, for normal uploads vs. CI airline landings vs. upstream project merge proposal testing, and keep lots of knowledge about Click package test metadata external and not (...)

  • Craig Small: killing a process in TCL
    Suppose you had spawned a process in TCL and knew its PID and wanted to kill it? Sounds simple enough thing to do, right? This problem has plagued me for many months because some things you can assume on a normal system do not hold true on strange environments, such as build deaemons. Seems (...)

  • Neil Williams: LAVA in Debian unstable
    LAVA has arrived in Debian unstable. No need for third party repositories (unless you want to), a simple apt install lava-server. What happens from that point isn't so simple. I've made the single instance installation as straightforward as I could but there is a lot more to do to get LAVA (...)

  • Russ Allbery: Review: Ancillary Justice
    Review: Ancillary Justice, by Ann Leckie Series: Imperial Radch #1 Publisher: Orbit Copyright: 2013 ISBN: 0-316-24662-X Format: Trade paperback Pages: 416 As Ancillary Justice opens, Breq is on an icy planet trying to track down a person who has gone rather thoroughly to ground. As her search (...)

  • Russell Coker: Blog Comments
    John Scalzi wrote an insightful post about the utility of blog comments with the way the Internet works nowadays [1]. He starts out focusing on hate comments that could reasonably be described as terrorism (death threats with the aim of preventing people writing about politics meet any (...)

lundi 30 juin 2014

  • Lior Kaplan: Removal of (some) PHP related software from Debian
  • Russell Coker: Links June 2014
    Russ Albery wrote an insightful blog post about trust, computer security, and training programmers [1]. He makes a good case that social problems in our community decrease the availability of skilled people to write and audit security code. The Lawfare blog has an insightful article by Dan (...)

  • Jon Dowland: Blade Runner remastered OST
    translucent red pressing Vangelis' soundtrack for the movie Blade Runner is one of my favourite film soundtracks. Its troubled history is reasonably well documented on Wikipedia . At the time of writing, that article doesn't mention the recent 2013 reissue which was remastered and (...)

  • Russ Allbery: Review: The Knowledge
    Review: The Knowledge, by Lewis Dartnell Publisher: Penguin Copyright: 2014 ISBN: 0-698-15165-8 Format: Kindle Pages: 328 The cover pitch for The Knowledge is that technological civilization has collapsed. A war, an asteroid, a pandemic, or some other catastrophic event has ended life as we (...)

dimanche 29 juin 2014

samedi 28 juin 2014

  • Brett Parker: Sony Entertainment Networks Insanity
    So, I have a SEN account (it's part of the PSN), I have 2 videos with SEN, I have a broken PS3 so I can no deactivate video (you can only do that from the console itself, yes, really)... and the response from SEN has been abysmal, specifically: As we take the security of SEN accounts very (...)

  • Wouter Verhelst: NBD
    When I took over maintenance of the nbd userland utilities, I decided not to do a full rewrite, even though that might have been a good idea. I've managed to keep things running, but the code isn't very pretty. Unfortunately I've also made a few mistakes. Yes, I know. No, I (...)

  • Russ Allbery: Review: The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance
    Review: The Emergency Sasquatch Ordinance, by Kevin Underhill Publisher: American Bar Association Copyright: 2013 ISBN: 1-62722-269-3 Format: Trade paperback Pages: 334 First, if you have not read Lowering the Bar, you should do so. There aren't many blogs where I will start reading, end (...)

  • Gunnar Wolf: Forms of communication

vendredi 27 juin 2014

  • Christoph Egger
    I've been working on my backup strategy for the notebook recently. The idea is to have full backups every now month and then incremental backups in between as fine-grained as possible. As it's a mobile device there's no point in time where it is guaranteed to be up, connected and (...)

  • Christoph Egger
    I've written a small dmenu-based script which allows to select passwords from one's pass password manager and have it xdotool typed in. This should completely bypass the clipboard (which is distrusted by people for a reason). As I've been asked about the script a few times in the (...)

  • MJ Ray: #coops14 sees last days of Downham Food Co-op
  • Russ Allbery: Review: Due Diligence
    Review: Due Diligence, by David Roodman Publisher: Center for Global Development Copyright: 2012 ISBN: 1-933286-48-2 Format: Trade paperback Pages: 335 Due Diligence: An Impertinent Inquiry into Microfinance is a detailed analysis of the effects, philosophy, approaches, and merits of (...)

  • Jonathan McDowell: Forms of communication
    I am struck by the fragmentation in communication mechanisms. Let's look at how I have communicated with my friends in the past few days: Phone call Tried and tested, though I tend to avoid them. I've made some deliberate calls to sort out immediate plans, and at least one accidental (...)

mercredi 25 juin 2014

  • MJ Ray: New comments methods
    After years of resisting it, I've added the least evil Twitter/Facebook comments plugin I could find to this blog as a test and updated the comments policy a little. Please kick the tyres and try commenting to see if it works, (...)

  • Mario Lang: Four new packages on the GNU Emacs Package Archive (ELPA)
    I have begun to push some of the Emacs Lisp Packages I have been working on over the last years to GNU ELPA, the Emacs Lisp Package Archive. That means you can use "M-x list-packages RET" to install them in GNU Emacs 24. OpenSound Control library In 2007, I wrote OSC server and client support (...)

  • Christoph Berg: Comparing Version Numbers in Shell
    On RedHat/CentOS/rpm systems, there's no dpkg --compare-versions available - sort -V can help to compare version numbers: version_lt () newest=$( ( echo "$1"; echo "$2" ) | sort -V | tail -n1) [ "$1" != "$newest" ] $ version_lt 1.5 1.1 && echo yes $ version_lt 1.5 1.10 && (...)

  • Keith Packard: Altos1.4.1
    AltOS 1.4.1 — Fix ups for 1.4 Bdale and I are pleased to announce the release of AltOS version 1.4.1. AltOS is the core of the software for all of the Altus Metrum products. It consists of firmware for our cc1111, STM32L151, LPC11U14 and ATtiny85 based electronics and Java-based ground (...)

  • Matthew Palmer: Moving forward with an SSL Co-op
    Since first posting my idea for an SSL co-op a couple of weeks ago, I've gotten some positive feedback from people, and further thinking and research has convinced me that it is feasible to at least attempt it. As a result, I'd like to announce the public unveiling of The SSL Co-op. It is (...)

  • Russell Coker: Fixing Strange Directory Write Access

mardi 24 juin 2014

  • Wouter Verhelst: The art of soccer, and ivory towers
    Twenty years ago, I was sixteen and in high school. The school at the time, if memory serves right, was the "Kunsthumaniora voor muziek en woord van het gemeenschapsonderwijs" in Brussels (which translates approximately to "art high school for music and word of the communal educational (...)

lundi 23 juin 2014

  • Steve Kemp: So I accidentally ... a service.
    This post is partly introspection, and partly advertising. Skip if it either annoys you. Back in February I was thinking about what to do with myself. I had two main options "Get a job", and "Start a service". Because I didn't have any ideas that seemed terribly interesting I asked people (...)

  • Daniel Pocock: Bendigo: a risk of becoming the Australian capital of Islamophobia?
    I spent most of my high-school years in a small town called Bendigo in Australia. These days, I'm living in the centre of Europe, Switzerland. Oddly enough, a more than trivial number of people in Bendigo are now trying to imitate one of the darkest moments in Switzerland's history, a (...)


17 mai 2007 - Du GigaPixels sur IPsyn !

Depuis quelques jours IPsyn héberge la plus grosse image numérique au monde : (...)

22 mars 2005 - Cable reseau "perime"

Nous avons, ce soir (21/03/2005), ete victime du fameux probleme du cable RJ45 "perime". Apres (...)

13 mars 2005 - Perte de notre serveur de fichier

Nous avons perdu, vers 16h00 ce samedi 12 mars 2005, notre serveur de fichier sur lequel etait (...)

26 décembre 2004 - Exploitation d’une faille dans phpBB

Ipsyn n’aura pas ete epargne par la failel sur le forum phpBB (j’imae pas le forums (...)

7 janvier 2004 - Problème sur notre serveur mysql

Pour une raison indeterminee notre serveur mysql refuse de repartir. Nous basculons toutes les (...)