Older blog entries for weasel (starting at number 4)

At home and having new connection over the weekend. Used it to build new debs of empire (fixing one packaging bug) and deborphan which has some nice new features in it's new upstream version. I still need to do a new deb of Class::Methodmaker which has a new upstream for a few days now. I should also check out how cvs2cl is dooing.

I hope to get Inet connection in Munich (where I study) RSN. I bought a computer to act as proxy,file,ntp et al server this week for the LAN at the students' home home. If only the uplink would get installed soon....

I built new debian-keyring stats this WE, you can have a look at them at http://www.palfrader.org/weboftrust/20010203/. You'll probably be most interested in the gfx/ dir there. I'm not too bad in the web of trust :)

Also finished an acceptable version for the #debian.de hompage on IRCNet. Used some wml, some sgml (insert other buzzwords as needed). Stole the layout from www.debian.org since it looks nice and makes sense. Joey Martin Shulze is thinking of creating another layout looking STish. Should be no real problem using it once it's finished due to the nature of wml.

The LinCVS author mailed me stating that one more version of lincvs will depend on tmake to build. This is unfortunate as I refuse to build a package that needs non-free software in the build process. Upstream promised to change to autoconf/make RSN tho.

Uploaded libgnupg-perl.deb yesterday. It is yet another perl interface to the Gnu Privacy Guard. It has some advantages to libgnupg-interface-perl which I also packaged some months ago. It is easier to use (IMHO), has less overhead but is by far not as powerfull as GnuPG::Interface.

Also got a jabber account these days. My id is weasel@jabber.at.

Now 4 ppl on #debian.de (IRCNet) asking the same question within 1 or 2 hours finally was the last straw. I took action and startet the FAQ collection immediatly. First time I used sgml.

I also started a rebuild of my homepage using wml (my first time using wml too). I'll probably be able to finish it within a week or so.

Crist van Pelt released a new upstream version of deborphan which I've yet to package. Because some fellow developers on #debian asked /NOT/ to upload a package soon it's not really of a high priority. Rationale for not uploading is that a Package needs to be at least 14 days in unstable to get into testing. The current deborphan already is 4 or 5 days old so I'll have to wait about 10 days. Should be plenty of time to do an untar, cvs import, dch, and cvs-buildpackage. Not to forget the dupload.

Somehow I absolutely don't feel like coding currently although I have a few interesting ideas wrt anonymous remailers. I already collect remailer stats from several pingers (which remindes me to check out that perl script - it produces hanging processes every now and than). It would be great to analyze and visualize the numbers somehow. Like what's a remailer's mean latency and uptime, how does it evolve over the time and such things.

Shorty promised to do some work on keylookup a few weeks back. Nothing happened so far. Looks like I'll finish the project alone. Only two or three things are still in the TODO file. For those who don't know, keylookup is a small script that allows you to query a given keyserver for a searchstring, shows you the list of matches and then offers to import each of the keys into your gnupg keyring. Should be quite easy to support pgp too but I don't care.

Had a short email conversation with Martin Michlmayr and Joy about that wnpp should really be a mailling list. We agreed and I filed a bug against lists.debian.org. Hope we get it soon.


28 Dec 2000 (updated 28 Dec 2000 at 16:51 UTC) »

Always wondered what this advogato thingie was and on a discussion on #debian OPN I finally decided to check it out. Well here I am - never written a diary in my live - trying to somehow fill my account page (I love this metastuff - it gets you words:).

Uploaded to packages for Debian's QA (quality assurance) today (grafix and sciplot) which missed a Conflicts: header now that the binaries have been renamed and split into <lib> and <lib>-dev.

In the account settings you're asked for your homepage. This reminded me of just how out of date it is currently. Already added it to my TODO list (well that's a lie but I'll do - soon). Will probably use wml, cvs and Makefiles this time.

I also checked out gnukeyring by mbp for my new Palm which I got a few days back. Nice thing (wanted to report one wishlist bug too bug it already was filed (109050)). Need to look for a S/Key (OTP) generator for it too. And then I need to setup my boxen to accept them of course (advogato really should have a TODO box too)

Just checked out the new vim package in incoming wichert made since the one currently in the archive is broken. Unfortunatly it is still broken. (one wrong linebreak in a script anyway - so easily to fix locally). I've mailed wiggy about this.
(Update: wiggy fixed the bug in vim before todays dinstall run. Great!)


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