Michal Čihař - Blog Archives for Debian

What am I doing wrong?

What the hell am I doing wrong that I can not send mail to any @debian.org address?

SMTP error from remote mail server after end of data:
host master.debian.org [70.103.162.30]: 550 Administrative prohibition

None of SMTP servers I used is blacklisted and I haven't seen problem with any other recipient than master.debian.org. Anyway it would be great if I would know what this Administrative prohibition means. After googling I found out that it might be something bad in my headers, but nothing what would tell me how to fix it...

Nanoblogger in Debian

When I thought about blog engine to use for this blog, I primarily searched in Debian archives, so that I don't have to maintain own copy of that system. At the end I anyway chosen nanoblogger, which was not (and still is not) in perfect state in Debian package and I used CVS version at the end anyway.

I just noticed that nanoblogger package has been orphaned yesterday. After ensuring that I won't have problems with finding sponsor, I decided to addopt it and bring it back to usable state. As I will me mostly offline during weekend (or busy with new Wammu release), I will try make new upload within next week.

Again fork of cdrtools?

This issue has arised already for many times (I remember it from times I worked for SUSE and there were some problems with unmodificable source parts), but this time it seems really serious. Current problem is in CDDL being incomaptible with GNU GPL while both are being used for cdrecord code. I again have to say I don't uderstand Jörgs behaviour.

Debian has replaced cdrtools with for of it called cdrkit. So keep in mind that you will have to use wodim instead of cdrecord in near future.

No sponsors found?

Hmm it looks like I'm doing something wrong when trying to find sponsor for some package which I want to put into Debian. I already gave up with wmmp as I lost interest in using it meanwhile, but I'd love to see Czech-English dictionary in distribution as there are quite a lot of users here.

I hope that this time I will manage it earlier than in half year as it took for Gammu, because I'd like to have in in next stable…

Maybe it's time to start new maintainer process to avoid begging for each upload.

Comments on Blog

Russell Coker, if you have enabled comments for blog, make sure that they can be used. And no, I do not think creating blog on blogger.com is appropriate way to post a comment.

Hmm all I wated to say to your spam blocking is that you can do SMTP time bayes (using spamassasin) using sa-exim, but I'm pretty sure there exist more alternatives.