Daily blurbs Jan. 2023


daily blurbs

22 Jan 2023 (Sun)

19:40:49 # Life Working through crosvm dependencies in Debian. intrusive-collections Debian package went in. Next up is argh. I think most of them is there now and the next challenge is getting crosvm to build with the newer dependencies.

11 Jan 2023 (Wed)

10:16:00 # Life Reading through intrusive-collections. My eyes are not quite used to reading macro packages and they don't quite make sense to me yet. Error messages look strange too.

9 Jan 2023 (Mon)

16:39:00 # Life Uploaded Debian packages, since a long time. enumn and remain are rust packages, and needed for crosvm. Working slowly through the dependency chain.

4 Jan 2023 (Wed)

15:28:59 # Life debcargo rust repository and some observations. It's been about a week since I first started looking at Debian rust packages and adding some packages in preparation for crosvm. Some things that don't work quite well right now yet. My local branches disappeared. I don't have access and everything is through a merge request, presumably that is not a generally supported workflow and the team members are using branches to manage pending works. ./release.sh is optimized for updates and for new packages, they only build source packages and then I need to rebuild a binary-full package for the NEW queue. Maybe I will figure out. I haven't quite gotten the right IRC client. I was using the web UI but that seemed to disconnect without any warnings, and didn't tell me even when it is disconnected, it just can't post more messages and doesn't receive messages. That's not very useful. I started using Emacs IRC (rcirc) client. Not sure how useful that is.

1 Jan 2023 (Sun)

09:23:39 # Life 2023 started. I'm still stuck at home due to COVID-19 and therefore I have more than usual time on hacking on Debian stuff. I've learnt schroot does most of what I have been doing with my home grown tools.

15:27:23 # Life Challenges in getting a Debian package. Debian Rust packaging team has a great collection of scripts for maintaining Debian Rust packages, but that depended on schroot and other tools that I haven't used usually. Getting that working first was a challenging. I had to get out of my podman container running sid inside user namespace, because schroot didn't work due to not being able to create devices files. That was okay, and I went back to my old chroot script which was doing something similar to schroot. Had to fix up /etc/passwd and /etc/group to match inside and outside. I broke gpg on the way, I had to fix the chroot script not to break PTTY by keeping /dev/pts. This I could probably have ignored if I had used schroot myself as well. Anyway, some maintenance of old scripts to get back up to speed...

The error message for gpg is very cryptic. Something like.

gpg: [stdin]: clear-sign failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device

Junichi Uekawa