Planet Debian, ces 60 derniers jours

mardi 30 septembre 2014

  • Mario Lang: A simple C++11 concurrent workqueue
    For a little toy project of mine (a wikipedia XML dump word counter) I wrote a little C++11 helper class to distribute work to all available CPU cores. It took me many years to overcome my fear of threading: In the past, whenever I toyed with threaded code, I ended up having a lot of deadlocks, (...)

  • Francois Marier: Encrypted mailing list on Debian and Ubuntu
    Running an encrypted mailing list is surprisingly tricky. One of the first challenges is that you need to decide what the threat model is. Are you worried about someone compromising the list server? One of the subscribers stealing the list of subscriber email addresses? You can't just "turn (...)

  • Dirk Eddelbuettel: Rcpp 0.11.3
    A new release 0.11.3 of Rcpp is now on the CRAN network for GNU R, and an updated Debian package has been uploaded too. Rcpp has become the most popular way of enhancing GNU R with C++ code. As of today, 273 packages on CRAN depend on Rcpp for making analyses go faster and further. This (...)

lundi 29 septembre 2014

dimanche 28 septembre 2014

  • Jonathan Dowland: Puppet and filesystem mounts
    Well, not long after writing my last post I've found some time to write up some of my puppet adventures, sooner than I imagined... Outside work, I sys-admin a VPS instance that is shared by a few friends. We recently embarked in a project to migrate to a different VPS instance and I took (...)

  • Clint Adams: Banana Pi is a real thing
    Now that I've almost caught up with life after an extended stint on the West Coast, it's time to play. Like Gunnar, I acquired a Banana Pi courtesy of LeMaker. My GuruPlug (courtesy me) and my Excito B3 (courtesy the lovely people at Tor) are giving me a bit of trouble in different (...)

  • Jonathan Dowland: What have I been up to?
    It's been a little while since I've written about what I've been up to. The truth is I've been busy with moving house - and I'll write a bit more about that at another time. But asides from that there have been some bits and bobs. I use a little tool called archivemail to (...)

  • Benjamin Mako Hill: Community Data Science Workshops Post-Mortem
    Earlier this year, I helped plan and run the Community Data Science Workshops: a series of three (and a half) day-long workshops designed to help people learn basic programming and tools for data science tools in order to ask and answer questions about online communities like Wikipedia and (...)

samedi 27 septembre 2014

vendredi 26 septembre 2014

  • Richard Hartmann: Release Critical Bug report for Week 39
    The UDD bugs interface currently knows about the following release critical bugs: In Total: 1393 Affecting Jessie: 408 That's the number we need to get down to zero before the release. They can be split in two big categories: Affecting Jessie and unstable: 360 Those need someone to find a (...)

  • Steve Kemp: Next week I shall be mostly in Krak?w
  • Jakub Wilk: Pet peeves: debhelper build-dependencies (redux)
    $ zcat Sources.gz | grep -o -E 'debhelper [(]>= 9[.][0-9],7([^0-9)][^)]*)?[)]' | sort | uniq -c | sort -rn 338 debhelper (>= 9.0.0) 70 debhelper (>= 9.0) 18 debhelper (>= 9.0.0~) 10 debhelper (>= 9.0~) 2 debhelper (>= 9.2) 1 debhelper (>= 9.2~) 1 debhelper (>= 9.0.50~) Is it a way to (...)

  • Holger Levsen: 20140925-reproducible-builds
    Reproducible builds? I never did any - manually I've never done a reproducible build attempt of any package, manually, ever. But what I've done now is setting up reproducible builds on which will build hundreds or thousands of packages, hopefully reproducibly, (...)

  • Petter Reinholdtsen: How to test Debian Edu Jessie despite some fatal problems with the installer
    The Debian Edu / Skolelinux project provide a Linux solution for schools, including a powerful desktop with education software, a central server providing web pages, user database, user home directories, central login and PXE boot of both clients without disk and the installation to install (...)

  • Dirk Eddelbuettel: R and Docker
    Earlier this evening I gave a short talk about R and Docker at the September Meetup of the Docker Chicago group. Thanks to Karl Grzeszczak for setting the meeting, and for providing a pretty thorough intro talk regarding CoreOS and Docker. My slides are now up on my presentations (...)

jeudi 25 septembre 2014

  • Steve Kemp: Today I mostly removed python
    Much has already been written about the recent bash security problem, allocated the CVE identifier CVE-2014-6271, so I'm not even going to touch it. It did remind me to double-check my systems to make sure that I didn't have any packages installed that I didn't need though, because (...)

  • Aigars Mahinovs: Distributing third party applications via Docker?
  • Jan Wagner: Redis HA with Redis Sentinel and VIP
    For an actual project we decided to use Redis for some reasons. As there is availability a critical part, we discovered that Redis Sentinel can monitor Redis and handle an automatic master failover to a available slave. Setting up the Redis replication was straight forward and even setting up (...)

  • Gunnar Wolf: #bananapi → On how compressed files should be used
  • Marco d'Itri: CVE-2014-6271 fix for Debian woody, sarge, etch and lenny
    Very old Debian releases like woody (3.0), sarge (3.1), etch (4.0) and lenny (5.0) are not supported anymore by the Debian Security Team and do not get security updates. Since some of our customers still have servers running these version, I have built bash packages with the fix for (...)

  • Julian Andres Klode: hardlink 0.3.0 released; xattr support
    Today I not only submitted my bachelor thesis to the printing company, I also released a new version of hardlink, my file deduplication tool. hardlink 0.3 now features support for xattr support, contributed by Tom Keel at Intel. If this does not work correctly, please blame him. I also added (...)

  • Petter Reinholdtsen: Suddenly I am the new upstream of the lsdvd command line tool
    I use the lsdvd tool to handle my fairly large DVD collection. It is a nice command line tool to get details about a DVD, like title, tracks, track length, etc, in XML, Perl or human readable format. But lsdvd have not seen any new development since 2006 and had a few irritating bugs affecting (...)

  • Mike Hommey: So, hum, bash…
    So, I guess you heard about the latest bash hole. What baffles me is that the following still is allowed: env echo='() xterm;' bash -c "echo this is a test" Interesting replacements for “echo“, “xterm” and “echo this is a test” are left as an (...)

  • Russ Allbery: Review: Turn the Ship Around!
    Review: Turn the Ship Around!, by L. David Marquet Publisher: Portfolio Copyright: 2012 ISBN: 1-101-62369-1 Format: Kindle Pages: 272 Turn the Ship Around! (yes, complete with the irritating exclamation point in the title) is marketed to the business and management non-fiction market, which is (...)

  • Laura Arjona: 10 short steps to contribute translations to free software for Android
    This small guide assumes that you know how to create a public repository with git (or other version control system). Maybe some projects use other VCS, Subversion or whatever; the process would be similar although the commands will be different of course. If you don't want to use any VCS, you (...)

mercredi 24 septembre 2014

mardi 23 septembre 2014

  • Steve Kemp: Waiting for features upstream
    I (grudgingly) use the Calibre e-book management software to handle my collection of books, and copy them over to my kindle-toy. One thing that has always bothered me was the fact that when books are imported their ratings are too. If I receive a small sample of ebooks from a friend their (...)

  • Gunnar Wolf: Can printing be so hard‽
    Dear lazyweb, I am tired of finding how to get my users to happily print again. Please help. Details follow. Several years ago, I configured our Institute's server to provide easy, nifty printing support for all of our users. Using Samba+CUPS, I automatically provided drivers to Windows (...)

  • Enrico Zini: pressure
  • Dariusz Dwornikowski: debrfstats software for RFS statistics
    Last time I told that I would release software I used to make RFS stats plots. You can find it in my github repo - The software contains small class to get data needed to generate plots, as well as for doing some simple bug analysis. The software also contains an R (...)

  • Keith Packard: easymega-118k
  • Dirk Eddelbuettel: RcppArmadillo 0.4.450.1.0
    Continuing with his standard pace of approximately one new version per month, Conrad released a new minor release of Armadillo a few days ago. As before, I had created a GitHub-only pre-release which was tested against all eighty-seven (!!) CRAN dependents of our RcppArmadillo package and then (...)

lundi 22 septembre 2014

  • Gunnar Wolf: One month later: How is the set of Debian keyrings faring?
    OK, it's almost one month since we (the keyring-maintainers) gave our talk at DebConf14; how are we faring regarding key transitions since then? You can compare the numbers (the graphs, really) to those in our DC14 presentation. Since the presentation, we have had two keyring pushes: (...)

  • Konstantinos Margaritis: EfikaMX updated wheezy and jessie images available
    A while ago, I promised to some people in forum that I would provide bootable armhf images for wheezy but most importantly for jessie with an updated kernel. After a delay -I did have the images ready and working, but had to clean them up a bit- I decided to publish them here (...)

dimanche 21 septembre 2014

samedi 20 septembre 2014

vendredi 19 septembre 2014

  • Dariusz Dwornikowski: getting real "done date" of a bug from Debian BTS
    As I wrote in my last post currently, SOAP interface, nor Ultimate Debian Database do not provide a date when a given bug was closed (done date). It is quite hard to calculate statistics on a bug tracker when you do not know when a bug was closed (!!). Done date of bug can be found in its log. (...)


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 (...)