Michal Čihař - Blog Archives for Debian

Noarch packages for all

On request I enabled generation of package lists for all architectures in my repository. So you can now install startict-english-czech on all arches directly using apt without need to manually download this package.

And not this does not mean I will build binaries for other arches, they will be still i386 and amd64 only, others will contain just Arch: all packages.

I love to use CVS snapshots

Yesterday Google released beta version of Google Earth which runs natively on Linux. As it is great toy I wanted to immediatelly test it :-). However it ran damn slow and libgl was complaining about wrong structure sizes:

ERROR! sizeof(I830DRIRec) does not match passed size from device driver

After some Googling I found bug #359328 which tells to use CVS snapshot of Mesa from experimental. Any yay, it works then. Now back to work let's contiue with playing later.

Recent Gammu in testing

Finally recent Gammu version (1.06.00) has been migrated to testing. It took so long as it needed manual hint because of both python-gammu/gammu breakage loops. Unfortunately there is no other way to resolve unstable Gammu ABI than using so strict dependencies.

Now I finally undestand why Gnokii is using that complex way for passing parameters. It is painful to use it, but it keeps ABI stable enough. We need to find better solution for this.

mpdscribble 0.2.10 ready

Debian package for recent mpdscribble is ready. For now it's available only on usual location, upload into official archives will need sponsor as current one is not available. I hope to find one soon.

Wammu in testing

Good news everyone, Wammu has just entered Debian testing:

Subject: wammu 0.13-1 MIGRATED to testing
From: Debian testing watch <noreply@henning.makholm.net>
To: wammu@packages.debian.org
Date: Sun, 14 May 2006 15:08:41 -0600

FYI: The status of the wammu source package
in Debian's testing distribution has changed.

  Previous version: (not in testing)
  Current version:  0.13-1

DNS blacklists in Exim

Well I expected this would be more complicated than defining DNS blacklist servers list. Hower thanks to great defaults, all you need is to put list into user defines (separate file which is included early like /etc/exim4/conf.d/main/000_localdefs should be best place):

CHECK_RCPT_DOMAIN_DNSBLS = dnsbl.njabl.org : \
                            bl.spamcop.net : \
                            blackholes.five-ten-sg.com : \
                            cbl.abuseat.org : \
                            smtp.dnsbl.sorbs.net : \
                            spam.dnsbl.sorbs.net : \
                            zombie.dnsbl.sorbs.net : \
                            web.dnsbl.sorbs.net : \
                            rhsbl.sorbs.net : \
                            sbl-xbl.spamhaus.org : \
                            psbl.surriel.com : \
                            list.dsbl.org

Gammu popularity

It's nice to see how more and more people install Gammu since it has been included in Debian. Thanks to popcon I can see graph how it's popularity grows to sky :-).

Lets see whether Wammu will follow.