Daily blurbs Jan. 2003


daily blurbs

29 Jan 2003

18:21:36 # Life I checked apt gcc-3.2 compile and aptitude compile inside chroot. The following error.

checking for apt-pkg/init.h... no
configure: error: Can't find the APT header files -- please install libapt-pkg-dev
make: *** [build-stamp] Error 1


configure:3586: c++ -E  conftest.C >/dev/null 2>conftest.out
In file included from /usr/include/c++/3.2/backward/vector.h:59,
                 from /usr/include/apt-pkg/pkgsystem.h:45,
                 from /usr/include/apt-pkg/init.h:17,
                 from configure:3582:
/usr/include/c++/3.2/backward/backward_warning.h:32:2: warning: #warning This file includes at least
 one deprecated or antiquated header. Please consider using one of the 32 headers found in section 1 of the C++ standard. Examples include substituting the <X> header for the <X.h> header for C
++ includes, or <sstream> instead of the deprecated header <strstream.h>. To disable this warning us
e -Wno-deprecated.
configure: failed program was:
#line 3581 "configure"
#include "confdefs.h"
#include <apt-pkg/init.h>

21:15:10 # Life I looked at mplayer, and the build system made me puke a bit. They have a hand-crafted configure script with some parts which look like they are copied from autoconf.

28 Jan 2003

16:35:31 # Life Typing in l`echo s` at bash prompt gives me ls output. Interesting.

27 Jan 2003

21:37:37 # Life somebody files a bug on woody pbuilder. That's rather annoying and depressing to see someone damaged by a very old version of software that I have released and is out of my reach.

22:17:03 # Life Adam Majer pbuilder seems to have stopped within 2 hours. Hmm.

24 Jan 2003

12:49:33 # Life dorami page is updated.

23 Jan 2003

16:26:03 # Life Adam Majer has done pbuilder logs page which looks much better than what I used to do.

21 Jan 2003

19:30:32 # Life My cold is eating me badly, still.

I tried hacking on ecasound / ecawave / ecamegapedal, and noticed that libqt isn't recompiled with gcc 3.2, and that is due to X, and X is confused by libgl1 confusion introduced by mmagallo. The main problem probably comes from the fact that portions of mesa/X is C++ code, and they don't like playing with shared libraries. Yikes.

20 Jan 2003

16:39:13 # Life freshmeat annoucement seems to have its values. Many people noticed wysihtml.

I am feeling pretty much unwell still.

18:41:17 # Life emacs21 doesn't find my autoconf nor automake infor files when I type in C-hC-i. It's probably due to Debian auto* packages having different names for info docs...

I hacked up a configuration that is usable for emacs21, automake 1.7, and autoconf 2.52

(require 'info-look)
 :mode 'autoconf-mode
 :regexp "A[CM]_[_A-Z0-9]+"
 :doc-spec '(("(Autoconf)Autoconf Macro Index" "AC_"
              "^[ \t]+- \\(Macro\\|Variable\\): .*\\<" "\\>")
             ("(automake-1.7)Macro and Variable Index" nil
              "^[ \t]*`" "'"))
 ;; Autoconf symbols are M4 macros.  Thus use M4's parser.
 :parse-rule 'ignore
 :other-modes '(m4-mode))

17 Jan 2003

15:22:04 # Life I caught cold. Too bad.

16 Jan 2003

20:55:01 # Life I updated db2latex script that was floating around to get it working on my document.

15 Jan 2003

01:23:08 # dinstall/dupload debootstrap, ecasound2.2 2.2.0-rel-2, mpich 1.2.5-1, whizzytex 1.1.1-2 to be uploaded. dpatch is applied to whizzytex and mpich.

21:11:27 # Today's hack I fixed apt-mode so that interactive installs work.

13 Jan 2003

15:53:03 # Life I've finished reading "Lord Of The Rings". I was up until 5AM last night trying to read it. It's interesting the way it ended.

19:38:45 # Life I'm starting with "The Earthsea Trilogy".

20:03:07 # Life I'm working on bugs on base.debian.net. Many of them are actually trivial.

21:27:28 # Today's hack I've sent a lot of bugreports and patches today, and I've learnt how to use dpatch. That is good.

10 Jan 2003

15:53:10 # Life pbuilder-uml, use proc/exitcode to give exit codes out of UML.

16:11:37 # Life security model of user-mode-linux: UML has access to the host file system through hostfs, and therefore, to protect user from obtaining external privilage, one would need to run UML within a chroot, under a UID that does not match any other user in the system. This sounds harder than it is.

21:20:29 # Life ecasound2.2.0 was released, I've started compiling, but I guess I need a little more tweaking to get it uploaded, yet.

9 Jan 2003

21:31:11 # Life I'm feeling less than good. I've been reading enough of Lord of the Rings. It's a long book, in my standards.

8 Jan 2003

10:55:04 # Life mpich 1.2.5 released.

7 Jan 2003

18:00:41 # Life whizzytex 1.1.1 is released, so I'm updating the package.

6 Jan 2003

15:32:58 # Today's hack WYSIWYG HTML editor is available

19:07:50 # Life Debian moves over to gcc-3.2 tomorrow.

4 Jan 2003

16:11:05 # Life Top downloaded packages on my local mirror server for the past 2 weeks:

    602 /debian/pool/main/z/zlib/zlib1g_1.1.4-8_i386.deb
    595 /debian/pool/main/f/file/file_3.39-1_i386.deb
    588 /debian/pool/main/p/po-debconf/po-debconf_0.6.1_all.deb
    588 /debian/pool/main/d/debhelper/debhelper_4.1.29_all.deb
    588 /debian/pool/main/d/debconf/debconf-utils_1.2.20_all.deb
    587 /debian/pool/main/h/html2text/html2text_1.3.1-1_i386.deb
    587 /debian/pool/main/g/gettext/gettext_0.11.5-1_i386.deb
    565 /debian/pool/main/f/fakeroot/fakeroot_0.5.8_i386.deb
    237 /debian/pool/main/x/xfree86/xfree86-common_4.2.1-4_all.deb
    234 /debian/pool/main/x/xfree86/xlibs_4.2.1-4_i386.deb
    184 /debian/pool/main/f/freetype/libfreetype6_2.1.3-2_i386.deb
    169 /debian/pool/main/x/xfree86/xlibs-dev_4.2.1-4_i386.deb
    117 /debian/pool/main/z/zlib/zlib1g-dev_1.1.4-8_i386.deb
    117 /debian/pool/main/libj/libjpeg6b/libjpeg62_6b-6_i386.deb
    104 /debian/pool/main/libp/libpng3/libpng12-0_1.2.5-8_i386.deb
     97 /debian/pool/main/m/m4/m4_1.4-14_i386.deb
     93 /debian/pool/main/t/tiff/libtiff3g_3.5.7-2_i386.deb
     87 /debian/pool/main/o/openssl/libssl0.9.6_0.9.6g-10_i386.deb
     83 /debian/pool/main/libp/libpng/libpng2_1.0.12-8_i386.deb
     80 /debian/pool/main/p/pkgconfig/pkg-config_0.14.0-0.4_i386.deb
     80 /debian/pool/main/a/autotools-dev/autotools-dev_20021130.1_all.deb
     76 /debian/pool/main/x/xfree86/libxaw7_4.2.1-4_i386.deb
     72 /debian/pool/main/g/glib1.2/libglib1.2_1.2.10-6_i386.deb
     71 /debian/pool/main/a/autoconf/autoconf_2.57-1_all.deb
     67 /debian/pool/main/g/glib1.2/libglib1.2-dev_1.2.10-6_i386.deb
     66 /debian/pool/main/g/gtk+1.2/libgtk1.2_1.2.10-14_i386.deb

This seems very biased due to pbuilder.

1 Jan 2003

02:17:25 # Life Happy New Year! This is my new-year card.

Junichi Uekawa

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