Bug#932351: gnubg: Crashes on launch

2019-07-18 Thread Russ Allbery
erminated > I got the same result on two different machines, over Wayland and X11. I can't reproduce this. Can you enable core dumps (ulimit -c unlimited) and then run gdb on the corresponding core dump (gdb /usr/games/gnubg core) and then run backtrace and show the backtrace for this? -- Russ All

Bug#931975: dpkg-checkbuilddeps don't allow multiple Vcs-Git statements

2019-07-14 Thread Russ Allbery
rsion control +systems, the maintainer should specify the one that they would prefer +other people to use as the basis for proposing changes to the package. For both fields, any URLs given should use a scheme that provides confidentiality (``https``, for example, rather than ``http`` or ``git``) -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#931975: dpkg-checkbuilddeps don't allow multiple Vcs-Git statements

2019-07-14 Thread Russ Allbery
a scheme that provides confidentiality (``https``, for example, rather than ``http`` or ``git``) I think one could argue that the above change is informative, given that Policy already says "A paragraph must not contain more than one instance of a particular field name" in Policy 5.1.

Bug#931975: dpkg-checkbuilddeps don't allow multiple Vcs-Git statements

2019-07-14 Thread Russ Allbery
I'm sure there's some good way to do this with standard tools, but I don't know off-hand how to do it.) -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#910783: Remove doc-base recommendation

2019-07-14 Thread Russ Allbery
; +presenting documentation. Debian packages that provides online > +documentation (other than just manual pages) may register these > +documents with doc-base by installing a doc-base control file in > +``/usr/share/doc-base/``. > > Please refer to the documentation that comes

Bug#929729: lintian: \n in filenames cause "md5sum: ...: No such file or directory"

2019-07-08 Thread Russ Allbery
Felix Lechner writes: > On Mon, Jul 8, 2019 at 12:50 PM Russ Allbery wrote: >> The name of the files and directories installed by binary packages >> outside the system PATH must be encoded in UTF-8 and should be >> restricted to ASCII when it is possible to do

Bug#929729: lintian: \n in filenames cause "md5sum: ...: No such file or directory"

2019-07-08 Thread Russ Allbery
(namely /bin, /sbin, /usr/bin, /usr/sbin and /usr/games) must be encoded in ASCII. The name of the files and directories installed by binary packages outside the system PATH must be encoded in UTF-8 and should be restricted to ASCII when it is possible to do so. -- Russ A

Bug#930666: Please document consensus on use of dh sequencer

2019-07-06 Thread Russ Allbery
, ``binary``, ``binary-arch``, -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#930666: Please document consensus on use of dh sequencer

2019-06-20 Thread Russ Allbery
quot;starting point for the content > of d/rules" and say something like "this starting point is often > sufficient to build a package satisfying most of the requirements below > (and many others), and where it is not, package-specific instructions > are usually expressed using override targets" ? That sounds great to me. I'll make that change in my draft. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#930666: Please document consensus on use of dh sequencer

2019-06-20 Thread Russ Allbery
Bill Allombert writes: > On Tue, Jun 18, 2019 at 06:24:45PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote: >> The following targets are required and must be implemented by >> ``debian/rules``: ``clean``, ``binary``, ``binary-arch``, >> -``binary-indep``, ``build``, ``build-arc

Bug#930666: Please document consensus on use of dh sequencer

2019-06-18 Thread Russ Allbery
. (When +using ``dh``, these are implemented using the wildcard pattern shown +above.) These are the targets called by ``dpkg-buildpackage``. Since an interactive ``debian/rules`` script makes it impossible to auto-compile that package and also makes it hard for other people to --

Bug#929834: Buster/XFCE unlock screen is blank

2019-06-03 Thread Russ Allbery
nel errors like: [drm:intel_set_cpu_fifo_underrun_reporting [i915]] *ERROR* uncleared fifo underrun on pipe B [drm:intel_cpu_fifo_underrun_irq_handler [i915]] *ERROR* CPU pipe B FIFO underrun and then lots and lots of: [drm:intel_dp_start_link_train [i915]] *ERROR* Timed out waiting for DP idle patterns --

Bug#929834: Buster/XFCE unlock screen is blank

2019-06-03 Thread Russ Allbery
esn't appear to be a Debian bug for this; it might be a good idea to open one against light-locker (or, if you confirm switching to slick-greeter per that bug, lightdm-gtk-greeter). -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#929834: Buster/XFCE unlock screen is blank

2019-06-03 Thread Russ Allbery
tifications. I did some research on that a while back and ended up not filing a bug about it because it looked relatively pointless. It appeared to be a deep design choice on both sides, and not something anyone was likely to solve, so I just switched to a desktop-aware locker. -- Russ Allbery (

Bug#929834: Buster/XFCE unlock screen is blank

2019-06-03 Thread Russ Allbery
Georg Faerber writes: > On 19-06-01 11:04:28, Russ Allbery wrote: >> I did some research on that a while back and ended up not filing a bug >> about it because it looked relatively pointless. It appeared to be a >> deep design choice on both sides, and not someth

Bug#929188: gnubg: allows re-rolling dice after declined resignation in graphical mode

2019-05-23 Thread Russ Allbery
eze exception.) -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#923930: FTBFS: FAIL test_chain

2019-05-23 Thread Russ Allbery
t. > https://lwn.net/Articles/664800/ The work is actively underway in both the kernel and in glibc, but I don't think it's fully working in buster. I would expect it to be there by the next Debian release, though. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#865140: Broken with network-manager 1.8.0-5 (at least for split tunnel)

2019-03-12 Thread Russ Allbery
Mike Miller writes: > On Mon, Jun 19, 2017 at 09:07:44 -0700, Russ Allbery wrote: >> After upgrading network-manager to 1.8.0-5 from 1.6.2-3, connecting to >> a VPN with network-manager-openconnect still works but doesn't set up >> the routing table entries properly. (This

Bug#924138: unblock: libnet-duo-perl/1.02-1

2019-03-09 Thread Russ Allbery
Control: tag -1 -moreinfo Jonathan Wiltshire writes: > On Sat, Mar 09, 2019 at 12:44:59PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote: >> * Upload 1.02-1 to unstable and have you unblock that for propagation to >> testing as a regular package update? This is a leaf package, so I'm >&g

Bug#924138: unblock: libnet-duo-perl/1.02-1

2019-03-09 Thread Russ Allbery
Package: release.debian.org Severity: normal User: release.debian@packages.debian.org Usertags: unblock This is an unblock request for a package I've not yet uploaded, since I wanted to get your guidance on how you'd prefer to get this update. On March 15th, the Duo API is changing to

Bug#924127: Pagination now required for some admin APIs

2019-03-09 Thread Russ Allbery
Package: libnet-duo-perl Version: 1.01-2 Severity: important Tags: upstream (Arguably this could be grave, although it only affects the admin APIs and not the more-common auth API.) As of March 15th, pagination will be required by Duo Security for some admin APIs. The affected APIs implemented

Bug#922965: Bug#923220: DFSG compliance concerns

2019-03-03 Thread Russ Allbery
Debian for working with non-free software. This sort of upstream repackager, if it itself is released under a free software license, is in general acceptable for contrib if someone is willing to sponsor it. (I haven't looked at the details of this specific package.) -- Russ Allbery (r...@debi

Bug#923691: RM: rssh -- ROM; orphaned upstream, flawed security model

2019-03-03 Thread Russ Allbery
Package: ftp.debian.org Severity: normal rssh has been orphaned upstream and has had a chain of security vulnerabilities in stable that indicate that its security model is fundamentally unsound. Attempting to do whitelist filtering of the arguments of various programs to protect against them

Bug#922402: Bug #922402 in lintian marked as pending

2019-02-23 Thread Russ Allbery
ries changes in the future. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#922862: Please add a test for packages that are shipping a cron script/config file and not a .timer

2019-02-23 Thread Russ Allbery
the host may not be using systemd). We don't have good helpers for this yet, so it requires some careful thought to make this work properly. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#922674: debian-policy: make symlink requirements consistent

2019-02-19 Thread Russ Allbery
that could mostly be cleaned up by debhelper), and is also a pretty significant break with past practice that will probably break some system out there in some way. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#921655: rssh 2.3.4-4+deb8u2 breaks download of multiple files.

2019-02-07 Thread Russ Allbery
lities, and I suspect there are a lot more that we just haven't found yet. You're therefore unfortunately going to have to start thinking about a migration plan, although I'm going to try to keep it limping along for the lifetime of stable. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#921346: rssh update removes setuid flag from /usr/lib/rssh/rssh_chroot_helper

2019-02-04 Thread Russ Allbery
ermissions. You need to either run dpkg-reconfigure rssh and respond to the debconf prompt saying that you want it to be setuid, or you need to use dpkg-statoverride. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#919623: Remote code execution in scp support

2019-01-17 Thread Russ Allbery
Package: rssh Version: 2.3.4-8 Severity: grave Tags: security upstream https://sourceforge.net/p/rssh/mailman/message/36519118/ is the upstream report. The reporter indicated they asked for a CVE but didn't include it in the message. scp allows remote code execution inside the server

Bug#917050: Bug#917072: [Pkg-emacsen-addons] Bug#917050: Hangs infinitely when compiling for emacs 1:26.1+1-2

2018-12-22 Thread Russ Allbery
te loop during byte-compilation does make it feel like there may be some underlying but in Emacs as well, since that doesn't feel like something that should be possible, but it may not be detectable or avoidable depending on what the cause was.) -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) &l

Bug#916662: all_perl_files_ok should skip .git

2018-12-16 Thread Russ Allbery
Submitted upstream as https://github.com/manwar/Test-Strict/issues/26. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#916662: all_perl_files_ok should skip .git

2018-12-16 Thread Russ Allbery
Package: libtest-strict-perl Version: 0.47-1 Severity: normal Test::Strict::all_perl_files_ok contains hard-coded logic to exclude CVS and .svn directories, but doesn't skip .git directories. It does provide a way to pass in a list of files to skip, but that is applied as a filter to the list of

Bug#916653: please package upstream 20181120 release

2018-12-16 Thread Russ Allbery
Package: perltidy Version: 20180220-1 Severity: normal Upstream has released 20181120, which improves perltidy's ability to detect consecutive variable assignments that should be aligned. This unfortunately means that there is some code that passes with 20180220 and fails with 20181120 which,

Bug#914383: debian-policy: re-encode virtual package list in YAML

2018-11-22 Thread Russ Allbery
d go a long way to making this data more useful. Does anyone reading the Policy list know of anything that would *break* if we converted the virtual package list to a structured form? I think it's likely we'll accept this if not, so this is a call for any issues that I'm not thinking of. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#850156: Patch implementing CTTE decision

2018-11-17 Thread Russ Allbery
That is, > +dpkg's vendor-specific patch series feature should not be used for > +packages in the Debian archive. > + > 10.1 > Binaries should be stripped using > ``strip --strip-unneeded --remove-section=.comment > --remove-section=.note`` Seconded. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#913295: debian-policy: Update location of example init.d script

2018-11-10 Thread Russ Allbery
Sean Whitton writes: > On Fri 09 Nov 2018 at 05:39PM -0800, Russ Allbery wrote: >> Thank you! Seconded. > This change seems to be purely informative; could you say why you think > it needs seconding, please? Oh, sorry, I didn't even double-check whether there was normative lang

Bug#913295: debian-policy: Update location of example init.d script

2018-11-09 Thread Russ Allbery
u! Seconded. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#850171: Recommend that manpages contain an EXAMPLES section

2018-11-04 Thread Russ Allbery
won't start bothering for this. Maybe https://wiki.debian.org/UpstreamGuide would be a better place for this? Currently, it doesn't even explicitly recommend that upstream provide man pages. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#824495: debian-policy: Source packages "can" declare relationships

2018-11-03 Thread Russ Allbery
Santiago Vila writes: > On Sat, Nov 03, 2018 at 03:42:20PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote: >> In a way, I don't think this goes far enough. Build-Conflicting with >> something installed by debhelper would be incredibly painful and would >> basically require the package be buil

Bug#824495: debian-policy: Source packages "can" declare relationships

2018-11-03 Thread Russ Allbery
ixed in the package, not worked around by adding Build-Conflicts against an incredibly commonly-installed package. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#845715: Required targets must not write outside of the source package tree

2018-11-03 Thread Russ Allbery
lar, the required targets must not attempt to > +write into ``HOME``. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#912581: Slightly relax the requirement to include verbatim copyright information

2018-11-01 Thread Russ Allbery
to read): I believe this matches the new ftp-master statement, and they're canonical for this part of Policy, so seconded. Thank you for writing this up as a diff! -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#188731: debian-policy: "strip --strip-unneeded" is insufficient

2018-10-27 Thread Russ Allbery
s, including the ones implemented by other tools, but at the same time nearly everyone doing Debian packaging is using debhelper (either directly or indirectly), so it's a bit of a disservice to people to ask them to wade through a bunch of specifications for stuff that normally they don't and shouldn't t

Bug#910548: base-files - please consider adding /usr/share/common-licenses/Unicode-Data

2018-10-19 Thread Russ Allbery
be worth pointing out that data such as what you show above is probably not copyrightable under at least US law (and I think that exception is fairly common internationally). It therefore probably isn't meaningfully under any license, although including the Unicode Data License in the package doesn't hurt

Bug#911165: debian-policy: drop requirement to ship sysvinit init script with same name

2018-10-17 Thread Russ Allbery
y here; the intent is only to cover unit files that are equivalent to init scripts, and none of those things are. I certainly support fixing that to make it clearer. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#911165: debian-policy: drop requirement to ship sysvinit init script with same name

2018-10-16 Thread Russ Allbery
fair point, and I think we could certainly change the wording here to reflect that it's unreasonable to expect 100% equivalent functionality; there are features that sysvinit simply doesn't support, for instance. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#910783: Remove doc-base recommendation

2018-10-11 Thread Russ Allbery
could leverage doc-base files better to make documentation more easily > discoverable. That is work-in-progress. That sort of thing would be really cool. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#910582: libpam-heimdal: libpam-heimdal updates PAM config with pam_krb5

2018-10-08 Thread Russ Allbery
s. So, this is expected; could you provide some more information about what broke? (Error messages, etc.) -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#907725: Fwd: Appropriate Section for PCF Fonts

2018-10-07 Thread Russ Allbery
are in the fonts section. If ftp-master had wanted them in a different section, that's entirely under their control, and they could have just made that change. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#909319: Show unnecessary overrides

2018-09-21 Thread Russ Allbery
info enabled if you care about this sort of thing. Or is this about the default view in the package tracker? -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#909319: Show unnecessary overrides

2018-09-21 Thread Russ Allbery
l the things we think are reasonably fixable." -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#909267: library-not-linked-against-libc: downgrade from error

2018-09-20 Thread Russ Allbery
Jeremy Bicha writes: > On Thu, Sep 20, 2018 at 6:18 PM Russ Allbery wrote: >> Maybe exclude shared libraries linked with glib (and whatever the Qt >> equivalent is)? > One package that triggers this tag a lot is samba and it doesn't use > glib or qt. > https://linti

Bug#909267: library-not-linked-against-libc: downgrade from error

2018-09-20 Thread Russ Allbery
assuming the NEEDED metadata is erroneously missing even though the library has undefined symbols, as opposed to a shared library that really doesn't need other libraries. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#905817: UID range of DyanmicUser overlaps with existing definitions in debian-policy

2018-09-15 Thread Russ Allbery
s, and Stanford because we couldn't create enough accounts for all of our users without using this space. This space is also often used for uidmap for containers. It's typical to have a single container user get a full 16-bit UID space that gets mapped to an equivalent range somewhere in the >2^16 space of the containing system. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#888243: Bug#888549: chrome-gnome-shell: Please don't use /etc/opt, it's not FHS-compliant

2018-09-13 Thread Russ Allbery
gnome_shell.json Splitting that single config file into a separate contrib package feels like overkill here. It shouldn't hurt anything on a system without Chrome and it doesn't create any sort of dependency on Chrome, which is the normal case for contrib. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#908568: nvidia-driver: build error

2018-09-11 Thread Russ Allbery
Vincent Lefevre writes: > On 2018-09-11 15:29:02 -0700, Russ Allbery wrote: >> Vincent Lefevre writes: >>> This would mean that a breakage is possible after any patch (in >>> particular with those "Update to SVN..." in the changelog). Thus this >>

Bug#908568: nvidia-driver: build error

2018-09-11 Thread Russ Allbery
the one used to build the kernel. For > sid, GCC is often not in sync with the one used to build the > kernel. This is a really big problem. I don't think it's an NVIDIA-specific problem, though, right? Doesn't this happen with any kernel module build? Or am I confused and this is an NVID

Bug#908568: nvidia-driver: build error

2018-09-11 Thread Russ Allbery
tisfiable dependency since the compiler packages aren't broken apart that way.) > If the minor version really matters, why Debian doesn't ship different > packages, such as gcc-6.3 and gcc-6.4? I suspect that usually only the kernel is affected. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org)

Bug#908508: No org-loaddefs.el file could be found from where org.el is loaded

2018-09-10 Thread Russ Allbery
Control: severity -1 grave Russ Allbery writes: > After upgrading from 9.1.14+dfsg-1 to 9.1.14+dfsg-2, org-mode stopped > loading correctly. Attempting to open a file with the .org extension > produced the error: On second thought, this should probably be RC to prevent migration t

Bug#908508: No org-loaddefs.el file could be found from where org.el is loaded

2018-09-10 Thread Russ Allbery
Package: elpa-org Version: 9.1.14+dfsg-2 Severity: important After upgrading from 9.1.14+dfsg-1 to 9.1.14+dfsg-2, org-mode stopped loading correctly. Attempting to open a file with the .org extension produced the error: WARNING: No org-loaddefs.el file could be found from where org.el is

Bug#907725: xfonts packages are not using the x11 section in practice

2018-09-09 Thread Russ Allbery
re, since my package uses the same section as the archive uses in debian/control. (Well, I could have made the change in Lintian... one of these days I'll get back to doing that.) -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#907725: xfonts packages are not using the x11 section in practice

2018-09-09 Thread Russ Allbery
doing based on the sections of what's in the archive now, and they're canonical for sections (not the packages pages on www.debian.org). -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#907727: source-contains-empty-directory when a patch adds a file to that directory

2018-09-05 Thread Russ Allbery
bian.tar.xz dpkg-source: info: applying debian-changes gwaihir:~/tmp$ ls -al xfonts-jmk-3.0/neep/ascii total 4 drwxr-xr-x 1 eagle eagle 24 Sep 5 15:46 ./ drwxr-xr-x 1 eagle eagle 292 Sep 5 15:46 ../ -rw-r--r-- 1 eagle eagle 341 Sep 5 15:46 .placeholder -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#907891: perl: MIME-Q (RFC2047 eMail header) encoding broken since post-stretch

2018-09-03 Thread Russ Allbery
ven the entire RFC 5322 header field (and then fix it to do the right thing in that case), given the line length limits. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#907891: perl: MIME-Q (RFC2047 eMail header) encoding broken since post-stretch

2018-09-03 Thread Russ Allbery
eld and then separately adding the header field name. This happens to accidentally work if the encoding reproduces pure ASCII words in the output text without encoding them, but it's technically incorrect because it's not valid in the email format to encode the header field name using RFC 2047 enc

Bug#907841: rssh: add support for git

2018-09-02 Thread Russ Allbery
a custom script with the ssh authorized_keys forced command > feature, as in: > https://joeyh.name/blog/entry/locking_down_ssh_authorized_keys/ Yeah, given the state of upstream development of rssh, I suspect those may be more workable options. Sorry about that! -- Russ All

Bug#907841: rssh: add support for git

2018-09-02 Thread Russ Allbery
some love and attention, including incorporating more backend programs and making it more extensible. I unfortunately don't have the time to do that; I personally only use it for rsync, so it does the one thing I want from it. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#907725: xfonts packages are not using the x11 section in practice

2018-09-01 Thread Russ Allbery
>> section when a package could fall into multiple sections. > Sounds good to me. > >> (I'm not sure where to report the packages.debian.org bug. Do you know?) > Against the "www.debian.org" pseudo-package. Thanks, filed as #907782. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#907782: packages.debian.org: section documentation unclear on X11 fonts

2018-09-01 Thread Russ Allbery
Package: www.debian.org Severity: minor Lintian bugs #907725 and #878609 were due to some confusion because the section documentation at https://packages.debian.org/en/sid/ says both: X Window System software X servers, libraries, fonts, window managers, terminal emulators and many related

Bug#907734: package-contains-documentation-outside-usr-share-doc false positive

2018-08-31 Thread Russ Allbery
Package: lintian Version: 2.5.99 Severity: minor On a personal package of a documentation tool (not in Debian yet): I: docknot: package-contains-documentation-outside-usr-share-doc usr/share/perl5/auto/share/module/App-DocKnot/templates/readme-md.tmpl I: docknot:

Bug#907727: source-contains-empty-directory when a patch adds a file to that directory

2018-08-31 Thread Russ Allbery
Package: lintian Version: 2.5.99 Severity: minor xfonts-jmk 3.0-22 (just now uploaded to the archive) receives the tag: P: xfonts-jmk source: source-contains-empty-directory neep/ascii/ but a patch in the quilt series adds a file to that directory. I believe this addresses the concerns

Bug#907725: xfonts packages are not using the x11 section in practice

2018-08-31 Thread Russ Allbery
Package: lintian Version: 2.5.99 Severity: normal In #878609, xfonts packages were reclassified to be in the x11 section, resulting in the wrong-section-according-to-package-name tag being issued if they go to the fonts section. This was based on the text in https://packages.debian.org/en/sid/,

Bug#901123: xfonts-jmk: Add Unicode 7.0 runic characters to neep

2018-08-31 Thread Russ Allbery
k that's all we'll have unless someone else decides to extend all of that hard work. > (Also note: moon-letters may not be visible until viewed under > starlight or moonlight. This is not a bug.) :) -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#907313: Lack of guidelines on purging conffiles in stateless packages

2018-08-27 Thread Russ Allbery
rator configuration. Does that sound right? -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#907366: O: krb5-sync -- MIT Kerberos Active Directory synchronization plugin

2018-08-26 Thread Russ Allbery
Package: wnpp Severity: normal I intend to orphan the krb5-sync package. I no longer use the package and it doesn't seem likely that I will again soon, so I'm no longer a good maintainer for it. The package builds two binary packages. krb5-sync-plugin's description: This plugin synchronizes

Bug#907361: O: libpam-afs-session -- PAM module to set up a PAG and obtain AFS tokens

2018-08-26 Thread Russ Allbery
Package: wnpp Severity: normal I intend to orphan the libpam-afs-session package. I no longer use the package and it doesn't seem likely that I will again soon, so I'm no longer a good maintainer for it. The package description is: AFS is a distributed network file system. It uses in-kernel

Bug#907313: Lack of guidelines on purging conffiles in stateless packages

2018-08-26 Thread Russ Allbery
t necessarily correct. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#907313: Lack of guidelines on purging conffiles in stateless packages

2018-08-26 Thread Russ Allbery
shouldn't* be deleted when the package *isn't* purged. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#907313: Lack of guidelines on purging conffiles in stateless packages

2018-08-26 Thread Russ Allbery
es should be removed by the postrm script on purge (we sort of say this, but not as clearly as we could, at least in a quick check). -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#906901: debian-policy: Perl script shebang requirement is disturbing and inconsistent with rest of policy

2018-08-24 Thread Russ Allbery
hat this application happens to run without even necessarily knowing it's written in Perl. It seems better to ensure that this sort of pattern just works. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#906901: debian-policy: Perl script shebang requirement is disturbing and inconsistent with rest of policy

2018-08-21 Thread Russ Allbery
. That's apparently the approach Python took. Certainly we should avoid making every packager carry a bunch of diffs or something to fix this if we decide to standardize and can make their lives easier! I totally agree with that. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#906901: debian-policy: Perl script shebang requirement is disturbing and inconsistent with rest of policy

2018-08-21 Thread Russ Allbery
never liked command interposition in maintainer scripts, although I admit that it lets one do some things as a local sysadmin that are otherwise quite irritating to do. But apart from one's preferences on both, it feels like we have a foundational inconsistency here. -- Russ Allbery (r..

Bug#906901: debian-policy: Perl script shebang requirement is disturbing and inconsistent with rest of policy

2018-08-21 Thread Russ Allbery
necessary modules are installed, following much the same logic as for not using full paths to commands in maintainer scripts). But picking one or the other essentially at random (from the perspective of the user) sounds awful. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#906901: debian-policy: Perl script shebang requirement is disturbing and inconsistent with rest of policy

2018-08-21 Thread Russ Allbery
Russ Allbery writes: > Did Lintian have some special case that was allowing /usr/bin/env perl > previously and then Lintian changed based on Policy? That would be > unfortunate, since we thought we were changing to match Lintian Sigh. Yes, indeed. * checks/scripts.pm: + [C

Bug#906901: debian-policy: Perl script shebang requirement is disturbing and inconsistent with rest of policy

2018-08-21 Thread Russ Allbery
Russ Allbery writes: > Norbert Preining writes: >> If a user/system admin wants to replace Perl by prepending the path to >> a self compiled Perl to the PATH, it is his right to do so, and Perl >> scripts are expected to follow this decision. It is the obligation of >&g

Bug#906901: debian-policy: Perl script shebang requirement is disturbing and inconsistent with rest of policy

2018-08-21 Thread Russ Allbery
is the obligation of > the one doing the change to ensure proper availability of modules and > support files. There were literally zero packages in Debian that did this that Lintian could find. Did we miss something? -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#850156: Please firmly deprecate vendor-specific series files [and 1 more messages]

2018-08-20 Thread Russ Allbery
Ian Jackson writes: > Russ Allbery writes: >> Very belatedly, thank you, this makes a lot of sense. I hadn't thought >> about the angle of the most likely vendor to be used in a >> vendor-specific series file deciding whether they want this feature to >> be used at al

Bug#850156: Please firmly deprecate vendor-specific series files [and 1 more messages]

2018-08-19 Thread Russ Allbery
ght about the angle of the most likely vendor to be used in a vendor-specific series file deciding whether they want this feature to be used at all. When you point that out, it makes perfect sense to me that Ubuntu should be able to decide via their own project governance methods if this is a featur

Bug#883950: Next steps on "[GPL-3+]" proposal

2018-08-14 Thread Russ Allbery
breaking backwards compatibility. That's what MIME ended up doing. But I don't think our install base is so large as to require that, and I do think it's feasible to fix all the parsers. The reason MIME went down that path is because it was not reasonable to fix all the parsers. -- Russ Allbery (r..

Bug#883950: Next steps on "[GPL-3+]" proposal

2018-08-12 Thread Russ Allbery
Wouter Verhelst writes: > On Sat, Jul 28, 2018 at 01:51:12PM -0700, Russ Allbery wrote: >> One remaining question in my mind is whether we should take the >> opportunity of a format change to achieve a few other goals. The most >> obvious one would be to reconcile our shor

Bug#905447: emacs-goodies-el fails to upgrade

2018-08-04 Thread Russ Allbery
Control: forcemerge 905235 -1 David Bremner writes: > Russ Allbery writes: >> Setting up emacs-goodies-el (40.0) ... >> Install emacsen-common for emacs25 >> emacsen-common: Handling install of emacsen flavor emacs25 >> Install emacs-goodies-el for emacs25 >> i

Bug#905447: emacs-goodies-el fails to upgrade

2018-08-04 Thread Russ Allbery
Package: emacs-goodies-el Version: 40.0 Severity: important Setting up emacs-goodies-el (40.0) ... Install emacsen-common for emacs25 emacsen-common: Handling install of emacsen flavor emacs25 Install emacs-goodies-el for emacs25 install/emacs-goodies-el: Handling emacs25, logged in

Bug#228692: User/group creation/removal in package maintainer scripts

2018-08-03 Thread Russ Allbery
changed their mind on this without getting in touch with you. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#883950: Next steps on "[GPL-3+]" proposal

2018-08-02 Thread Russ Allbery
olunteer project and sometimes people just don't have time to think about things until they're farther along. It happens. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#883950: Next steps on "[GPL-3+]" proposal

2018-08-02 Thread Russ Allbery
o be sure. (that's probably the discussion > in #904729) Even if he agrees with you, that doesn't change my position, just for the record. So I'm not sure this is going to achieve what you want it to achieve. :) -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#883950: Next steps on "[GPL-3+]" proposal

2018-08-01 Thread Russ Allbery
e aware of. > Please also read what Joerg Jaspert has written in > https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=883950#80 > again. Even the ftp-masters prefer a keep it simple solution and they > support our proposal to reduce boilerplate. I don't think Joerg recognized the backwar

Bug#228692: User/group creation/removal in package maintainer scripts

2018-07-31 Thread Russ Allbery
(possibly with some other name) to adduser that *requires* the name start with whatever chosen prefix we use and, of course, doesn't complain that's a bad name. Or maybe even just make --system be that flag, although that's not backward-compatible with packages that use other prefixes. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#850156: Please firmly deprecate vendor-specific series files [and 1 more messages]

2018-07-31 Thread Russ Allbery
ything uncertain. I'd much rather make that decision openly and clearly so that people understand it and can rely on it. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

Bug#904934: [debian-policy] Add footnote to find easily the corresponding days for the urgency field

2018-07-31 Thread Russ Allbery
-devel, Policy and the BTS, dpkg maintenance discussions, the Technical Committee, and so forth. I admit that it would be rather nice to have the discussion tied directly to patches against Policy in a mergeable form, though, rather than sometimes awkwardly sending around diffs. -- Russ Allb

Bug#883950: Next steps on "[GPL-3+]" proposal

2018-07-29 Thread Russ Allbery
hange it except for major changes. This is a backward-incompatible change for at least validating parsers, which seems like it's the basic purpose of a version number. > (The brackets, however, remain unnecessary.) Yup, agreed. -- Russ Allbery (r...@debian.org) <http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/>

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