Paul's Blog Entries for December 2008

Tuesday 2nd December 2008

Local Packages

  • Updated perl-YAML to 0.67

Wednesday 3rd December 2008

Local Packages

  • Reverted config file mode change and sgid permission on deliver in the dovecot package as there's a better way of avoiding possible password disclosure - use the !include_try directive to include a file with more restrictive permissions containing the password if required

  • Updated getlive to the latest version from CVS, which fixes operation with hotmail's new UI

  • Updated php-Smarty to 2.6.21

  • Added pkgconfig as a buildreq for libxml2 to ensure that pkgconfig auto-provides are picked up on Rawhide (see Bug #473978)

Fedora Project

  • Due to StevenPritchard's extended absence, I updated the Fedora 9 branch of perl-Math-BigInt-GMP and built it, got it included in the F-9 buildroot and made updated Fedora 9 versions of perl-Crypt-DH and perl-Crypt-DSA that require perl-Math-BigInt-GMP, as per Fedora 10 and Rawhide

Thursday 4th December 2008

Local Packages

  • Updated contagged to 0.6.4

  • Updated perl-YAML to 0.68

  • Merged some changes from Fedora's sendmail package, mainly to include a NetworkManager dispatcher script, to fix timestamps on text files to fix multi-arch install issues, and to remove patch fuzz; I didn't merge the change to use a cobbled-together shell script instead of make to update databases and configuration files in /etc/mail as I think it's better to express the rules for doing these in a Makefile rather than coding them in a script

Wednesday 10th December 2008

Local Packages

  • Updated perl-NetAddr-IP to 4.020; this is the first version since 4.015 that has passed its test suite on RHEL4 (see CPAN RT #41369)

  • Built Fedora 11 versions of all packages containing python code, since python in Rawhide is now python 2.6: bittorrent-4.4.0, bittorrent 5.2.2, bluefish-unstable, compat-wxPython26, getmail, libxml2, moin, moin-theme-balanced, moin-theme-dew, moin-theme-hypermodern, moin-theme-mentalwealth, moin-macro-MiniPage, moin-theme-monobook, moin-theme-monomoin, moin-macro-TitleIndexNonPersonal, moin-theme-widget, nmap, python-crypto, python-fpconst, python-twisted, python-twisted-conch, python-twisted-core, python-twisted-lore, python-twisted-mail, python-twisted-names, python-twisted-news, python-twisted-runner, python-twisted-words, python-twisted-web, python-zope-interface; as I already had a Fedora 11 libxml2 package, I had to bump the release and rebuild for all distributions in order to maintain the same SRPM for all releases policy I try to keep to

Thursday 11th December 2008

Local Packages

  • Updated perl-NetAddr-IP to 4.021

  • Updated ppp to fix a problem with acquiring DNS servers on mobile broadband (Bug #467004), patch from Rawhide

Friday 12th December 2008

Local Packages

  • Updated contagged to 0.6.5

  • Updated perl-Clone to 0.30

Monday 15th December 2008

Fedora Project

  • Updated perl-Text-SpellChecker to 0.04 in Rawhide

  • Updated bluefish-unstable to 1.3.0; since it appears to live up to its name more than the previous 1.1.6 version, I've left the 1.1.6 version in the repo too. Updated build requirements mean that it only builds on Fedora 9 onwards.

Tuesday 16th December 2008

Fedora Project

  • Updated perl-Text-SpellChecker to 0.05 (Rawhide)

  • PatriceDumas decided to leave Fedora and orphaned the glib and gtk+ packages, which are dependencies of the Gnome-1 stack that I still maintain, so I became co-maintainer (with RexDieter) of those packages

Friday 19th December 2008

Fedora Project

  • Updated libpng10 to 1.0.42 (miscellaneous small bugfixes and code cleanups) in Rawhide

Local Packages

  • Updated libpng10 to 1.0.42

  • Updated nmap to use consolehelper to run as root

  • Updated perl-Array-Compare to 1.17

  • Updated perl-Hook-LexWrap to 0.22

  • Updated perl-HTML-Lint to 2.06

  • Updated perl-IPC-Run to 0.82

  • Updated perl-PAR-Dist to 0.41

  • Updated php-Smarty to 2.6.22

Saturday 20th December 2008

Fedora Project

  • Updated perl-Test-Warn to 0.11 to address Bug #477298 and fix a number of fail-to-build-from-source issues resulting from an earlier update to perl-Sub-Uplevel that was incompatible with the old version of perl-Test-Warn; these included one of my packages - perl-Net-SSLeay

  • Updated perl-XML-LibXSLT to 1.68, fixing a broken dependency on perl-XML-LibXML that had lingered unfixed for over a week

Neither of these were "my" packages but as a member of the perl-SIG, I felt it was right that I just go in and fix these issues.

Monday 22nd December 2008

Fedora Project

  • Took ownership of glib and gtk+ as co-maintainer RexDieter didn't want them

Local Packages

  • Updated dovecot to update dovecot-sieve to 1.1.6

  • Updated perl-Module-Build to 0.31

  • Updated perl-NetAddr-IP to 4.022

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