Daily blurbs Aug. 2003


daily blurbs

30 Aug 2003

09:18:59 # Life ecasound 2.3.0 released, but I don't seem to be able to compile it now...

10:21:49 # Life apt-listbugs now uses misato.debian.or.jp rather than bugs.debian.org, it should be working again, I suppose?

13:25:00 # Today's hack Wrote a patch to allow fetching of the original submitter of the bug report and the title of the bug, in debian-changelog-mode and debian-bigs.el

29 Aug 2003

08:11:56 # Life Tested dsh on TestDrive HP-UX, which is an architecture without asprintf, and the testsuite did pass.

bash-2.04$ gcc -v
Reading specs from /usr/local/lib/gcc-lib/ia64-hp-hpux11.20/3.2/specs
Configured with: ../gcc/configure --enable-languages=c,c++ --host=ia64-hp-hpux11.20 --target=ia64-hp-hpux11.20 --with-ld=/usr/ccs/bin/ld --with-gnu-as --enable-libstdcxx-v3 --disable-checking
Thread model: single
gcc version 3.2 20020329 (experimental)

08:18:00 # Today's hack Cannot compile anything on arm today... glibc Version: 2.3.2-3 is broken.

[23:12:34]zaurus:~/cvscheckout/jack/jack> gcc /tmp/a.c -o /tmp/a.out
/usr/bin/ld:/usr/lib/gcc-lib/arm-linux/3.3.2/../../../libc.so: file format not recognized; treating as linker script
/usr/bin/ld:/usr/lib/gcc-lib/arm-linux/3.3.2/../../../libc.so:4: syntax error
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
[23:13:47]zaurus:~/cvscheckout/jack/jack> cat /usr/lib/libc.so
/* GNU ld script
   Use the shared library, but some functions are only in
   the static library, so try that secondarily.  */
*** BUG in libc/scripts/output-format.sed *** elf32-bigarm,elf32-littlearm
GROUP ( /lib/libc.so.6 /usr/lib/libc_nonshared.a )


I guess it's fixed in 2.3.2-4.

     - debian/patches/arm-output-format.dpatch: Very bad hack to avoid
       problem with libc.so on ARM until a proper fix is forthcoming.

19:20:15 # Life After hacking I have a patch against jack, a patch to enable checks other than "CPU MHz" in /proc/cpuinfo. All arches have different text

28 Aug 2003

07:59:06 # Life G5 benchmark on slashdot tells me that new G5 isn't that fast ? SMP ability is a bit of a tricky question, which doesn't really matter for those people who make PC clusters with slower interconnect... But it would really be an enjoyable beast to play with. It was on sale 10 days ago, apparently.

19:35:14 # Life Close jack bugs that don't seem to be relevant anymore. 195896 197625

27 Aug 2003

06:12:58 # dinstall/dupload Maintenance of pbuilder. I've updated documentations. I value documentation updates more than code updates. Having up-to-date documentation of free software is valuable.

06:13:51 # Life I want to plan Mangosteen 5th anniversary.

07:59:25 # Today's hack Trying jackd on my zaurus, it doesn't run:

# jackd -d alsa
jackd 0.71.2
Copyright 2001-2003 Paul Davis and others.
This is free software, and you are welcome to redistribute it
under certain conditions; see the file COPYING for details
cannot locate cpu MHz in /proc/cpuinfo
# uname -a
Linux zaurus 2.4.18-rmk7-pxa3-embedix #1 Mon, 27 Jan 2003 13:54:24 +0900 armv5l GNU/Linux


08:14:43 # Life Reading DWN. Ian Murdock's text on Debian is interesting.

08:48:00 # dinstall/dupload jack 0.75.0-1 is uploaded, I verified that it works with ecasound.

26 Aug 2003

08:56:03 # Life Noted down the current issues with dsh-vulnerability. In summary, there is no vulnerability. I only have this stupid "lol..." comment on the code to search what kind of vulnerability they are talking about; but I deeply suspect that this is bogus. I have "make check" routine which checks for the vulnerability now. I'll go and try other architectures later.

there are followups to the list. And I guess it was a false alarm.

25 Aug 2003

07:25:07 # Today's hack Fixed readme-debian.el. I've not touched devscripts.el for a while now. It was a pretty interesting project to hack.

22:20:05 # Life I've received the following error message.

Reading package fields... Done
Reading package status.. Done
Retrieving bug reports... Done
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/apt-listchanges", line 35, in ?
    import apt_listchanges
  File "/usr/lib/site-python/apt_listchanges.py", line 26, in ?
    _ = gettext.translation('apt-listchanges').gettext
  File "/usr/lib/python2.3/gettext.py", line 416, in translation
    t = _translations.setdefault(key, class_(open(mofile, 'rb')))
  File "/usr/lib/python2.3/gettext.py", line 176, in __init__
  File "/usr/lib/python2.3/gettext.py", line 304, in _parse
    tmsg = unicode(tmsg, self._charset)
LookupError: unknown encoding: EUC-JP

And found that python2.3 requires python2.3-japanese-codec to be installed. This is rather annoying.

22 Aug 2003

21:42:22 # dinstall/dupload canna, pbuilder, xphoon. I fixed error checking routines on pbuilder-uml.

21 Aug 2003

13:04:33 # dinstall/dupload pbuilder, xphoon, update-cluster.

20 Aug 2003

23:25:18 # Life Many bugreports on pbuilder; there seem to be so many people who are using user-mode-linux as root.

19 Aug 2003

18:36:35 # Life Playing a little bit with old bug reports that were accumulating.

15 Aug 2003

06:44:36 # Life LVS Howto mentions dsh. Linux Virtual Server is a clusterized system, I suppose. Somewhere between High-performance and High-availability?

13 Aug 2003

01:59:16 # Life I wrote a little memo on dsh 'security hole'.

12 Aug 2003

06:45:55 # Life Advisory on dsh on BugTraq. Interesting. An advisory that cannot precisely address the upstream source. asprintf replacement that is used when asprintf is not provided by the Operating System has a security hole. So, the operating systems that do not have an asprintf are vulnerable with dsh.

9 Aug 2003

07:04:24 # Life pbuilder 0.80; don't use rm -rf.

8 Aug 2003

06:54:36 # Life canna was orphaned, so I adopted the package. I joined some mailing lists.

7 Aug 2003

08:11:32 # Life libjack does not enter testing yet. It probably needs manual intervention.

5 Aug 2003

07:01:05 # dinstall/dupload soundtracker, dsh, pbuilder uploads.

2 Aug 2003

11:40:25 # Life libtool 1.5 entered Debian, how will it go...

Junichi Uekawa

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