[gentoo-dev] Going inactive

2010-09-27 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, I've been too busy with other things to work on Gentoo for quite some time and this isn't going to change now that I've just picked up new study and work commitments. So I'm gonna drop out of the IRC rooms and stop checking this email account (which is spammed to death). I guess this

Re: [gentoo-dev] About udev-145: new features / extras and kernel requirements

2009-11-09 Thread Daniel Drake
Matthias Schwarzott wrote: Up to now I have just added use-flag extras to control these. But I suppose that udev-acl and maybe gudev is a hard requirement for newer hal or devicekit versions. And upstream thinks these should be enabled by default. I've been playing with Fedora lately and they

Re: [gentoo-dev] linux-info.eclass: lacking sources, config checks and module building

2009-09-07 Thread Daniel Drake
Robin H. Johnson wrote: It does NOT check /proc/config.gz presently. The original logic against not checking /proc was that we were targeting the kernel being built, but that's moot given the use of `uname -r` in OUTPUT_DIR. That seems like a bug. OUTPUT_DIR should default to unset which would

[gentoo-dev] 2.6.29 stable plans

2009-05-16 Thread Daniel Drake
I'm planning to request the stabling of gentoo-sources-2.6.29 on 23rd may, 1 week from now. We have no known regressions in the kernel. Regressions in external packages in the stable tree are tracked in bug #264722. Please fix these asap. Daniel

Re: [gentoo-dev] Project summaries- kernel

2009-05-12 Thread Daniel Drake
Christian Faulhammer wrote: Hi, any project lead/member can post an answer to this mail for a status report: kernel: Continues to be a small team with desires to grow. Our processes scale well but recruitment does not. Only real task is to handle gentoo-sources, 90% of the time is handling

Re: [gentoo-dev] GLI Officially Deprecated

2009-01-14 Thread Daniel Drake
Petteri Räty wrote: Why wasn't this sent to gentoo-dev-announce? It should be posted on front page gentoo.org if that is not already in the works. Thanks, Daniel

[gentoo-dev] Linux 2.6.28 stable plans

2008-12-25 Thread Daniel Drake
2.6.28 is out, happy holidays.. The usual things: 1. Bugs in non-kernel packages in the stable tree that appear due to this upgrade are tracked at bug #252467 2. Tentative stable date is January 15th, will be held back if we have bad kernel regressions etc, but jan 15th is the aim. If your

Re: [gentoo-dev] Linux 2.6.28 stable plans

2008-12-25 Thread Daniel Drake
Tobias Klausmann wrote: All .28 series kernels (all rc kernels and the final one, too) do not compile on Alpha at all. Please file this at the Gentoo bugzilla as well, so that we can keep track. We can possibly even help fix it. cheers, Daniel

Re: [gentoo-dev] EAPI 2 policy for portage tree

2008-12-10 Thread Daniel Drake
Robert R. Russell wrote: My answer is a simple example from my own system. My current system uses a motherboard that is around 6 months old and is only correctly supported by the latest ~arch gentoo-sources. The add on video card, a 1 to 2 year old nvidia card, works great with

Re: [gentoo-dev] EAPI 2 policy for portage tree

2008-12-10 Thread Daniel Drake
why offlist? Robert R. Russell wrote: Stabilization reports for ~xorg-x11 and the ~xf86-video-intel drivers aren't likely to go any where given the number of issues people are asking about on the forums But the important thing is that you notify the maintainers that you're in trouble. That

Re: [gentoo-dev] Linux 2.6.27 stabilisation plans

2008-12-09 Thread Daniel Drake
Daniel Drake wrote: I'm tentatively planning to request that gentoo-sources-2.6.27 gets marked stable on x86+amd64 on December 15th, assuming we have fixed all regressions (we have some open, which will hopefully be fixed soon). We're still on track for December 15th stabling, so please make

Re: [gentoo-dev] sandbox-1.3 testing request

2008-12-07 Thread Daniel Drake
Mike Frysinger wrote: can people who feel adventurous unmask sandbox-1.3.2 and give it a spin on their systems before i unmask it for everyone ... Thanks for looking after this important package. 1.3.2 isn't in CVS, did you mean 1.3.1? Daniel

[gentoo-dev] net-misc/arpstar facing removal

2008-12-04 Thread Daniel Drake
It's unmaintained and broken against recent kernels. It would be nice if someone could step up and replace it by adding and maintaining a package for arpon: http://arpon.sourceforge.net/ which I guess it not a kernel module, yay I'm planning to add arpstar to package.mask on December 11th,

Re: [gentoo-dev] Looking for help with kernel maintenance

2008-12-03 Thread Daniel Drake
Nicolas, Nicolas Sebrecht wrote: I would like to go further in the Linux kernel internal comprehension. Could someone tell me where to find a good starting free documentation ? Most of the documentations I've found are about old kernel versions (2.4 series). Ask this on the gentoo-kernel

[gentoo-dev] Linux 2.6.27 stabilisation plans

2008-11-26 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, I'm tentatively planning to request that gentoo-sources-2.6.27 gets marked stable on x86+amd64 on December 15th, assuming we have fixed all regressions (we have some open, which will hopefully be fixed soon). Kernel-dependent packages that are broken by this upgrade are tracked at

[gentoo-dev] Looking for help with kernel maintenance

2008-11-18 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, I'm looking to find one or more people to help out with gentoo-sources-2.6 maintenance (our primary supported kernel). Right now, me and Mike Pagano do most of the kernel work. I disappear fairly often and it's always good to have more than 1 active person on the project. I'm looking

[gentoo-dev] packages up for grabs

2008-10-31 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, I want to devote more time to the kernel project and other things, so I'm looking for people or herds to take ebuild maintainership of the following packages: dev-dotnet/gsf-sharp dev-dotnet/evolution-sharp dev-util/rej net-wireless/zd1211-firmware sys-block/viaideinfo sys-fs/udftools

[gentoo-dev] Linux 2.6.26 stabilization

2008-10-28 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, On November 5th, I'll request that the latest revision of gentoo-sources-2.6.26 goes stable on x86 and amd64. The UK will celebrate the event with big bonfires and fireworks. If there are any unfixed 2.6.26 regressions, please alert us, but things seem to be nicely under control. As

Re: [gentoo-dev] Fwd: Retiring...

2008-05-14 Thread Daniel Drake
Carlos Silva wrote: I'm really sorry to leave you guys but my current life isn't compatible with working on Gentoo. Live is too busy to give Gentoo the time it deserves. I really liked to work with all of you. I'll try to contribute as much as possible via bugzzie. If anyone need any kind of

Re: [gentoo-dev] lastrite: net-fs/coda-kernel (treecleaners)

2008-04-23 Thread Daniel Drake
Samuli Suominen wrote: # Samuli Suominen [EMAIL PROTECTED] (21 Apr 2008) # Masked by treecleaners for bug 160267. Removed in ~60 days. # Has been included in 2.6 kernel series. net-fs/coda-kernel Are you sure? codafs has been in the kernel for years but I think the external package is

[gentoo-dev] Linux 2.6.25 info

2008-04-17 Thread Daniel Drake
2.6.25 was released today, gentoo-sources-2.6.25 is now in portage. As usual this will break some packages in the portage tree (ones that include kernel code), the tracker for such issues is here: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=218127 Jakub normally does a wonderful job of herding all

[gentoo-dev] Linux kernel 2.6.24 plans

2008-01-25 Thread Daniel Drake
2.6.24 has been released, gentoo-sources-2.6.24 will be in portage this afternoon. Tentatively hoping to mark this stable after 5 weeks (i.e. 29th February) but it may be done a little sooner. We are hoping to get this stable for inclusion in 2008.0 (and to be the kernel the livecd runs

[gentoo-dev] app-misc/beagle (temporary?) maintainer wanted

2008-01-14 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, I'm the current beagle maintainer but am struggling to find the time needed for the simple maintenance efforts required. Is anyone interested in taking over here? A prospective developer (bheekling) would be interested in maintaining this package in future, but right now he does not

[gentoo-dev] www-apps/b2evolution maintainer wanted

2008-01-14 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, Is anyone interested in taking the b2evolution blog engine webapp off my back? Steve Dibb has been doing almost all of the planet maintenance for the last eon, and I don't really have an easy environment to test new ebuilds etc. Thanks, Daniel -- gentoo-dev@lists.gentoo.org mailing list

Re: [gentoo-dev] [GLEP] Use EAPI-suffixed ebuilds (.ebuild-EAPI) [2]

2007-12-22 Thread Daniel Drake
Piotr Jaroszyński wrote: I have updated the GLEP, hopefully it is less confusing now and hence the discussion will be more technical. As I still didn't get the ok to commit from our glep folks, read the most current version here: http://dev.gentoo.org/~peper/glep-0055.html

Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: maintainer-wanted bugcount

2007-11-27 Thread Daniel Drake
Markus Ullmann wrote: K, to sum it up then, everything stays like it is atm. I think that makes sense. Yes, it's unrealistic for us to be able to handle all of them, but I think that's a perfectly reasonable situation. It's common for open source projects to have an excess of feature

Re: [gentoo-dev] More general interface to use flags

2007-11-02 Thread Daniel Drake
Marijn Schouten (hkBst) wrote: Hi list, the current interface to use flags, useq, usev, use_with, use_enable, as defined in /usr/lib/portage/bin/ebuild.sh lacks generality. The common thing is testing a use flag and possibly echoing a string, but there is no function that implements this common

Re: [gentoo-dev] Resolving HAL vs. pciutils/usbutils

2007-10-31 Thread Daniel Drake
Robin H. Johnson wrote: Heya, So now this is not a flamewar. Jakub was originally going to complain at me for the upstream usbutils adding support for gzipped usb.ids files, but a group of us (myself, dsd, jakub, leio, steev) had a discussion about it, and came up with a solution that both

Re: [gentoo-dev] Resolving HAL vs. pciutils/usbutils

2007-10-31 Thread Daniel Drake
Wulf C. Krueger wrote: The question is not if some software is doing the right thing or not but if our packages behave like they should for our users. There is also value in satisfying and not deviating away from upstream, as well as respecting values of upstream decisions (such as offering

Re: [gentoo-dev] Resolving HAL vs. pciutils/usbutils

2007-10-31 Thread Daniel Drake
Doug Goldstein wrote: When HAL evaluated the usage of libpci the following issues were identified: 1) increased memory usage, to the point that HAL was not usable on the OLPC project I was only ever aware of concerns that memory usage might be high, but wasn't aware it caused specific

Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: [gentoo-commits] gentoo-x86 commit in sys-cluster/drbd: ChangeLog drbd-8.0.6.ebuild

2007-09-23 Thread Daniel Drake
Donnie Berkholz wrote: cd ${S} cp -R /usr/src/linux-${KV} ${WORKDIR} emake -j1 KDIR=/${WORKDIR}/linux-${KV} O=${KBUILD_OUTPUT} || die compile problem This is not the way that linux-mod is intended to be used. You should be setting MODULE_NAMES,

Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] Adding /etc/udev/rules.d/ to CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK

2007-09-01 Thread Daniel Drake
I like the idea of adding this to CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK. Matthias Schwarzott wrote: Only problem I see: What to do with people having custom modifications inside the default rules-files? I can't think of any cases where the user would have to do this (they can make custom modifications in

Re: [gentoo-dev] 2.6.22 stable plans

2007-08-03 Thread Daniel Drake
Donnie Berkholz wrote: so next time dsd (or whoever the ninja kernel maintainer happens to be at the time) says hey i plan on stabilizing Linux x.y.z and someone goes wait, you cant until we get closed source driver package foo working, the reply is of course blow it out your arse^H^H^H^Htalk

Re: [gentoo-dev] 2.6.22 stable plans

2007-08-01 Thread Daniel Drake
Greg KH wrote: Is speakup finally dropped from the gentoo tree in this release? Yes Was there a reason for this? It no longer compiles, as the legacy way of accessing serial ports disappeared, serial is now a platform device. I can't see an easy fix. It may return in future, in a

Re: [gentoo-dev] 2.6.22 stable plans

2007-08-01 Thread Daniel Drake
Greg KH wrote: Ok, thanks for pointing me at this. I've already started discussing this with a few of the users on that list. I tried a number of years to get this code into shape enough to get into the main kernel tree. Looks like I'll try this again. Let me know if anything comes of it.

[gentoo-dev] 2.6.22 stable plans

2007-07-31 Thread Daniel Drake
On Thursday I plan to request that the x86 and amd64 arch teams mark the latest gentoo-sources-2.6.22 revision stable. We have no reported regressions for this kernel release. -- [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list

Re: [gentoo-dev] baselayout-2 stablisation plans

2007-07-21 Thread Daniel Drake
Roy Marples wrote: This is just a heads up for getting baselayout-2 stable. Next week I plan to put baselayout-2.0.0_rc1 into the tree without any keywords and it will be removed from package.mask (keeping the current alphas masked though). Arch teams will then be pinged on a bug to keyword

Re: [gentoo-dev] baselayout-2 stablisation plans

2007-07-21 Thread Daniel Drake
Roy Marples wrote: I don't actually know how to set those up or what the migration path would be. Maybe devzero and strerror could document this as I understand they do this. I manage systems with a single RAID 0 stripe (not dmraid) managed by device-mapper. When upgrading baselayout, we also

Re: [gentoo-dev] ML changes

2007-07-14 Thread Daniel Drake
Mike Doty wrote: All- We're going to change the -dev mailing list from completely open to where only devs can post, but any dev could moderate a non-dev post. devs who moderate in bad posts will be subject to moderation themselves. in addition the gentoo-project list will be created to take

Re: [gentoo-dev] RFC: Unifying the behavior of the doc use flag and document it

2007-06-24 Thread Daniel Drake
Mart Raudsepp wrote: gtk+ documentation rebuilding can take as much as 30 to 60 minutes with the doc USE flag for example. The benefit is cross references to glib, pango and cairo documentation - upstream can not do that as they do not know where the other docs will be found on disk. Though I

Re: [gentoo-dev] [PMS] Version Naming Clarification

2007-06-07 Thread Daniel Drake
Doug Goldstein wrote: Currently in the tree we have sys-fs/ntfs3g. However the proper upstream name and name referenced in every single doc in the world is ntfs-3g. I tried to rename the package however, Portage does not let me since it is invalid naming. marienz and genone informed me it's

[gentoo-dev] New herd: kernel-misc

2007-05-11 Thread Daniel Drake
I have created a kernel-misc herd, plus corresponding mail alias and bugzilla account. metadata for the following packages has been updated: app-admin/addpatches app-doc/linux-device-drivers app-misc/fdutils app-misc/klive app-misc/zisofs-tools dev-libs/klibc net-misc/arpstar

Re: [gentoo-dev] Increasing contributions and interest via personal project aggregation

2007-05-09 Thread Daniel Drake
Donnie Berkholz wrote: I'm sure I'm not the only one with a number of projects I'll never get to, but I'd really like them to happen anyway. I suggest we create some sort of page that aggregates all of these personal projects together, so anyone can browse through them and look for stuff that

Re: [gentoo-dev] [news-item] Paludis 0.24

2007-05-05 Thread Daniel Drake
I've tried to divide up the various things being discussed here. Regarding paludis: - The syntax change in question affects =paludis-0.24 - The old syntax is still accepted - A warning message is printed to the console by paludis when the old (deprecated) syntax is detected - The

[gentoo-dev] Looking for help with 2.6 kernel maintenance

2007-04-29 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, I'm looking to find one or more people to help out with gentoo-sources-2.6 maintenance (our primary supported kernel). I'm looking for someone with at least: - Interest in kernel stuff, or a desire to become interested - Time to put towards the tasks - Enthusiasm to ask lots of

Re: [gentoo-dev] Linux 2.6.21 plans

2007-04-27 Thread Daniel Drake
Petteri Räty wrote: Why would the kernel have to go stable before the usual month dictated by policy? Yes there are usually security bugs but you did not mention that as a reason in your post. At last check this was a recommendation, not a policy, plus nobody objected timeframe-wise before.

Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Linux 2.6.21 plans

2007-04-27 Thread Daniel Drake
Duncan wrote: I'm running (vanilla) rc7-git10 ATM, and have two possible regressions remaining here If reproducible on gentoo-soures-2.6.21, please file bug reports for them or they will get lost. Daniel -- [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list

Re: [gentoo-dev] Planning for automatic assignment of bugs

2007-04-26 Thread Daniel Drake
Robin H. Johnson wrote: Case 2 - Metadata contains a single maintainer -- - The herd field is not used. - The maintainer address is used as the bugzilla assignee. At least for some packages I'm involved with, this will result in me deleting myself

[gentoo-dev] Linux 2.6.21 plans

2007-04-26 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, 2.6.21 was released today. Testing muchly appreciated as usual -- please file bugs and clearly mark them as 2.6.21 regressions if that is the case. There will probably be several packages unable to compile/load due to internal kernel API changes, as usual. Please make these block bug

[gentoo-dev] app-misc/klive removal

2007-04-07 Thread Daniel Drake
klive isn't that useful and I don't have enough time to maintain it. There are several bugs kicking about. If nobody takes over, I'll package.mask it on April 14th and remove it on April 28th. Daniel -- gentoo-dev@gentoo.org mailing list

Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: New ALSA maintainers

2007-03-29 Thread Daniel Drake
Steve Long wrote: This is perfectly reasonable where it is a card with drivers in both, but alas-drivers supports a broader range of hardware, eg the echo audio cards (guess who has one ;) which have never been available in-kernel. These were added to the kernel as of 2.6.18. But it is still

Re: [gentoo-dev] New ALSA maintainers

2007-03-28 Thread Daniel Drake
Mike Pagano wrote: Just a user opinion here, but I find the need to use unstable alsa-driver to solve a bug every now and then. This procedure would be more complicated if I had to run a development kernel to solve a sound problem. And you'll still have that option. I hope you file bugs when

Re: [gentoo-dev] New ALSA maintainers

2007-03-28 Thread Daniel Drake
Ioannis Aslanidis wrote: The fact is that the bug has been around for quite a long time now: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=165679 This bug is exactly the kind that makes maintaining alsa-driver (and any other out-of-kernel module) a small nightmare. It's exactly the kind of bug that

Re: [gentoo-dev] New ALSA maintainers

2007-03-28 Thread Daniel Drake
Ioannis Aslanidis wrote: Well, to be honest, I am neither supporter nor detractor. I think that it's upstream that should go and fix themselves. It's them who have caused all this. The bug you linked to is a natural effect of maintaining kernel drivers outside of the kernel source tree. It

Re: [gentoo-dev] New ALSA maintainers

2007-03-28 Thread Daniel Drake
Jakub Moc wrote: It not only doesn't work for me, Bug please! :) it doesn't work for majority of people that have responded on this thread. So, something's wrong there I guess? :) I don't regard this thread as quantifiable measure. Nevertheless, lets count the number of successes and

Re: [gentoo-dev] New ALSA maintainers

2007-03-28 Thread Daniel Drake
Jakub Moc wrote: Bryan Østergaard napsal(a): Nobody is forcing anybody to use in-kernel drivers. Uhm... http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=172490 Sorry, my comments on that bug are a little unclear. I am not suggesting removal of alsa-driver from Portage, neither I am suggesting that

[gentoo-dev] New ALSA maintainers

2007-03-27 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, We have some new ALSA maintainers: beandog, chainsaw, phreak (and me helping out to start with) It's of course up to the maintainers to choose how they work, but the recommendations I have laid down have been that they focus on the userspace side: utils, tools, firmware, lib. I have

[gentoo-dev] 2.6.20 to go stable in 1-2 weeks

2007-03-25 Thread Daniel Drake
I'm planning to request the latest revision of gentoo-sources-2.6.20 go stable on x86 and amd64 in 1-2 weeks from now. Other arches will probably follow soon after. There are still a few new bugs with external modules: https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=163825 I've commented on every one

Re: [gentoo-dev] 2.6.20 to go stable in 1-2 weeks

2007-03-25 Thread Daniel Drake
Warwick Bruce Chapman wrote: Will you be marking linux-headers-2.6.19 stable as well? I really think http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=160381 needs some serious attention. linux-headers isnt anything to do with me or the kernel herd. I can't comment on when it will go stable. Daniel

Re: [gentoo-dev] [soc] Python bindings for Paludis

2007-03-24 Thread Daniel Drake
Josh Saddler wrote: We should not have third-party projects be part of SOC I see 3 important points missing from the discussion so far: (not directed at any response in particular) 1. We mentored projects like Piotr's last year, it seemed to work OK and as far as I'm aware there weren't any

[gentoo-dev] gentoo-sources-2.4 removal

2007-02-19 Thread Daniel Drake
Unfortunately I didn't find any suitable candidates from the call for help that went out in the GWN recently. I have contacted all applicants explaining how they can improve their skills, build up a series of contributions, and become more likely developer candidates in the future. Unless

Re: [gentoo-dev] amd64 help

2007-01-28 Thread Daniel Drake
Christian Faulhammer wrote: So, maybe we can discuss here another helping hand for amd64. Devs that work with a given software (not necessarily the maintainer) on amd64 architecture It seems like this should be discussed amongst the active amd64 developers internally first, and perhaps

Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: [RFC] Ideas for projects...

2007-01-15 Thread Daniel Drake
Steve Long wrote: Daniel Drake wrote: Construction of a dynamic website for tracking kernel security issues. There are too many of them and too many kernels to do this through the normal GLSA process, and currently users are kept in the dark about fixed security issues. Who put's up the fixed

Re: [gentoo-dev] [RFC] Ideas for projects...

2007-01-11 Thread Daniel Drake
Chris Gianelloni wrote: Submit your ideas here, so we can discuss them. I will be choosing one idea that we think we can accomplish to test out the idea of Council-driven projects. Construction of a dynamic website for tracking kernel security issues. There are too many of them and too many

[gentoo-dev] gentoo-sources-2.4 needs a maintainer (a real one)

2007-01-10 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, A few weeks ago I posted that gentoo-sources-2.4 needs a maintainer. antarus stepped up but realised his fatal mistake and has now fled from the scene. If anyone is interested please step up, otherwise this will go through the usual mask/removal process. Recruiting a non-developer to

[gentoo-dev] 2.6.19 going stable in 1 week

2007-01-07 Thread Daniel Drake
I will be asking the x86 and amd64 arch teams to mark the latest revision of gentoo-sources-2.6.19 stable in 1 weeks time (Jan 14th). This is a 1 week advance warning to maintainers of external kernel modules which are still broken in the stable tree -- fix them, or file new bugs asking for

Re: [gentoo-dev] 2.6.19 going stable in 1 week

2007-01-07 Thread Daniel Drake
Rémi Cardona wrote: About that bug, has anyone filed anything for it in Gentoo or is it the kind of bug that creeps up anywhere and can look like something else is responsible for it? Now that the problem is understood, it can be reproduced trivially on any kernel and can easily result in

Re: OT - Good skills (WAS: Re: [gentoo-dev] Through the looking glass: Reflections on Gentoo)

2007-01-07 Thread Daniel Drake
Michael Sullivan wrote: I would like to help with coding/debugging packages for Gentoo. I have some programming experience on a very small scale. I have an Associates of Computer Science from a small community college, and I've never had a job working for a software company. You spode of good

[gentoo-dev] openmosix maintainer needed

2007-01-01 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, openmosix has been hardmasked for a long time: # Tim Yamin [EMAIL PROTECTED] (07 Aug 2006) # Security mask # Bugs #135167, #137623, #137626, #138617, #139321, # #139475, #139641, #140444, #141503, #142616, #142617 sys-kernel/openmosix-sources sys-cluster/openmosixview

Re: [gentoo-dev] Last rites for net-wireless/ipw2100 and net-wireless/ipw2200

2006-12-23 Thread Daniel Drake
Rémi Cardona wrote: On second thoughts, I'll raise a small objection to the removal. Latest gentoo version is 1.2.0 while the kernel (gentoo-sources-2.6.19-r2) says to contain 1.1.4. I know that difference isn't exactly huge, but still, it's a step backwards. The only changes from 1.1.4 to

[gentoo-dev] Linux 2.6.19 stabilization

2006-12-19 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, I plan to get gentoo-sources-2.6.19 stable on x86 and amd64 around January 8th time. There are a couple of outstanding kernel issues to fix, and I hope to see the external kernel module tree in better shape: https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=156669 this is your advance warning -

[gentoo-dev] sys-fs/submount removal

2006-12-11 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, After no response to my call for maintainers, submount will enter package.mask tomorrow for removal in 3 weeks. http://archives.gentoo.org/gentoo-dev/msg_141377.xml Daniel -- gentoo-dev@gentoo.org mailing list

Re: [gentoo-dev] Portage feature addition

2006-12-03 Thread Daniel Drake
Alec Warner wrote: This is to prevent people from sticking a random unchecksum'd ebuild in your tree and then having portage source it for depend() metadata and then getting bitten by some global scope nasties. Is this really the correct solution to this problem? I can't see the use case: do

[gentoo-dev] sys-fs/submount needs a maintainer

2006-12-01 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, submount is an external kernel module which provides automounting functionality. It is currently under kernel herd but nobody there has interest in this package. I have had to fix it repeatedly in order to compile with newer kernels, it's broken again for 2.6.19 and I've had enough.

[gentoo-dev] gentoo-sources-2.4 needs a maintainer

2006-11-30 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, With Tim gone there is nobody working on gentoo-sources-2.4. I'm not sure what's left in the patchset but on last check there were users depending on it. If anyone is interested please step up, otherwise this will go through the usual mask/removal process. Recruiting a non-developer to

Re: [gentoo-dev] /etc/udev/rules.d nightmare - orphaned files in /etc

2006-11-25 Thread Daniel Drake
Sven Köhler wrote: Have you ever thought about sollutions of that problem? It's not a real problem, that these files are orphaned - but they are neither removed nor renamed, so they stay in place and in one or the other way, they may start to disturb. Wasn't portage modified to remove

Re: [gentoo-dev] Xbox-sources

2006-11-13 Thread Daniel Drake
Mike Frysinger wrote: and is unmaintained. says you :P Following up from IRC earlier: You're interested in maintaining this until a new maintainer is found. Are you prepared to handle the security bugs here? Alternatively we could either put it in hardmask until a maintainer is found, or

Re: [gentoo-dev] 2.6.18 going stable in 1 week

2006-10-20 Thread Daniel Drake
Thomas Cort wrote: What package(s) are going stable in 1 week? I have no clue what you are writing about since you didn't mention it in your e-mail. I did a quick search and found the following 6 packages which have a version 2.6.18: gentoo-sources-2.6.18 linux-headers-2.6.18

Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: 2.6.18 going stable in 1 week

2006-10-20 Thread Daniel Drake
Christian Faulhammer wrote: Announce it here (or -core) which needs a fix and then just commit the fix if it is trivial and there has been no reaction. I think you didn't grasp the problem exactly. There are a large number of packages which build against the kernel and do not get much

Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: 2.6.18 going stable in 1 week

2006-10-20 Thread Daniel Drake
Mike Pagano wrote: This seems to me like a good opportunity to engage the arch teams for some assistance. So the arch teams would be happy to handle package foo doesn't compile with 2.6.18 bugs, for example, bug 148381? Daniel -- gentoo-dev@gentoo.org mailing list

[gentoo-dev] 2.6.18 going stable in 1 week

2006-10-19 Thread Daniel Drake
This is your 1 week warning.. fix any packages which don't compile and ensure the fix is also in the stable tree. Thanks. Daniel -- gentoo-dev@gentoo.org mailing list

[gentoo-dev] cracklib, shadow, cracklib USE flag, cracklib in system

2006-10-06 Thread Daniel Drake
cracklib is a library which makes judgements on passwords. It tells you passwords weak as they are too short, based on a dictionary word, and stuff like that. It's a nice thing to have, is fairly standard, but is not a true requirement. Any thoughts on these changes: 1. Promote cracklib USE

[gentoo-dev] net-misc/bcm4400 going away

2006-08-30 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, net-misc/bcm4400 is a kernel driver built as an external package through portage. The codebase which this package use has been discontinued upstream. The upstream replacement (which is not in Portage directly) is simply a copy of the in-kernel b44 driver code. For this reason we are

Re: [gentoo-dev] Funding from Gentoo UK 2006 event

2006-07-26 Thread Daniel Drake
Roy Marples wrote: While the location was indeed good and in easy walking distance from the tube station, the room was packed - do you know if they have larger rooms? They do, see http://www.theresourcecentre.org.uk/voluntary_charges.pdf We were in seminar room 3. This was the largest one

Re: [gentoo-dev] Funding from Gentoo UK 2006 event

2006-07-25 Thread Daniel Drake
Lisa Seelye wrote: Is there any news on a 2007 event? This time, really, I promise I'll be in the country to attend! No, and you won't hear anything from me. I won't be in the country. Daniel -- gentoo-dev@gentoo.org mailing list

[gentoo-dev] Making procfs mount as nosuid,noexec by default

2006-07-15 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, The local root exploit-of-the-week would have been unable to run if our users systems had /proc mounted with nosuid and/or noexec It would be worthwhile considering making this a default. What are people's thoughts? Additional testing of this change would be appreciated (just ensure

Re: [gentoo-dev] 2.6.17 kernel stabilisation plan

2006-07-10 Thread Daniel Drake
Daniel Drake wrote: Hi, I'm hoping to be able to mark 2.6.17 stable on or around July 11th. I'll give around a weeks notice here when that is to happen. Hopefully we'll use this for the 2006.1 release too. It will be a little later than planned, but this is your 1 week notice that 2.6.17

Re: [gentoo-dev] Last rites for some CD/DVD-recording applications

2006-07-09 Thread Daniel Drake
Lars Weiler wrote: app-cdr/dvdrtools: Same reason. No need to use this fork of cdrtools-1.11... This is a lot more more than a add DVD writing support fork - they have changed much more than that, and they have an interesting list of objectives. It's a much saner version of cdrtools.

Re: [gentoo-dev] Re: Portage: missing pieces

2006-07-06 Thread Daniel Drake
Molle Bestefich wrote: Same thing with a package called 'seamonkey': Same answer as you got on the -user list: use --tree But don't only look at the top section of the output. Daniel -- gentoo-dev@gentoo.org mailing list

Re: [gentoo-dev] SpanKY's Nominations for the Gentoo Council 2007

2006-07-05 Thread Daniel Drake
Mike Frysinger wrote: i guess i'll start off some mass nominations of random people off the top of my head who i think would do a good job ... there's a bunch more people i think would do a good job, but i'm going to cut my list short as it's already ridiculously long ... Thanks for the

[gentoo-dev] 2.6.17 kernel stabilisation plan

2006-06-20 Thread Daniel Drake
Hi, I'm hoping to be able to mark 2.6.17 stable on or around July 11th. I'll give around a weeks notice here when that is to happen. Hopefully we'll use this for the 2006.1 release too. If you find packages (e.g. out-of-tree drivers) in the stable tree which do not compile against 2.6.17

Re: [gentoo-dev] eclasses maintainers - raise your hands please

2006-06-15 Thread Daniel Drake
Diego 'Flameeyes' Pettenò wrote: Can gnuconfig_update calls go away from new ebuilds, then? Yes, because base/make.defaults includes FEATURES=autoconfig and no profile turns it off. Daniel -- gentoo-dev@gentoo.org mailing list

Re: [gentoo-dev] July Council Meeting: Requested Agenda Item

2006-06-10 Thread Daniel Drake
Christel Dahlskjaer wrote: I would like to ask that the Council discuss the current state and future of the GWN at their next meeting. This is an open project. The solution to the problems you raise is incredibly simple: Contribute on a regular basis, or find other people who will do so.

Re: [gentoo-dev] Dealing with /var/cache on unmerge

2006-06-10 Thread Daniel Drake
Mike Frysinger wrote: maybe give ebuilds a way to maintain a list of files that portage should nuke when unmerging the package ... Something similar to this would be useful for kernel ebuilds, as simply unmerging kernel source will leave a load of temporary and object files on the

Re: [gentoo-dev] SATA disk slower as /dev/sda then as in /dev/hda

2006-06-07 Thread Daniel Drake
Mivz wrote: /dev/sda: Timing cached reads: 1424 MB in 2.00 seconds = 711.96 MB/sec HDIO_DRIVE_CMD(null) (wait for flush complete) failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device Timing buffered disk reads: 114 MB in 3.00 seconds = 37.95 MB/sec HDIO_DRIVE_CMD(null) (wait for flush complete)

Re: [gentoo-dev] Summer of Code students and Planet Gentoo

2006-05-28 Thread Daniel Drake
Donnie Berkholz wrote: Why a new domain? We've already got a blog setup at http://planet.gentoo.org/developers/ and could just add http://planet.gentoo.org/summerofcode/ or something. If you want something like this, why not (soc|summerofcode).gentoo.org/? The domain is already set up, and

Re: [gentoo-dev] et_EE locale and language of error messages

2006-05-19 Thread Daniel Drake
Harald van Dijk wrote: and as for unreadable error messages, getting German gcc output in a German locale is a feature, not a bug. I agree - but only when you use gcc on the command line, or in a Makefile, or in some other normal usage scenario. I think Stefan is suggesting just using the

Re: [gentoo-dev] Paludis and Profiles

2006-05-16 Thread Daniel Drake
Stephen Bennett wrote: If noone has any strong reasonable objections, I'd like to add a Paludis profile to the tree. I think that this should be the decision of the Portage developers. If there is any burden other than the points you mentioned, it directly or indirectly falls on them.

Re: [gentoo-dev] Paludis and Profiles

2006-05-16 Thread Daniel Drake
Ciaran McCreesh wrote: Adding a new profile doesn't affect Portage unless Portage is told to use that profile. And anyone telling Portage to use *any* invalid profile is going to be in for a shock. I was more thinking along the lines of that there might be a lot of confusion if Paludis and

[gentoo-dev] GUADEC 2006

2006-05-10 Thread Daniel Drake
http://guadec.org/GUADEC2006 Anyone going? Anyone staying in the GNOME village? I'll be there, with a friend. Daniel -- gentoo-dev@gentoo.org mailing list

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