Monthly Archives: May 2012

dibbler 0.8.2

To whom it may concern.

I’ve just uploaded new upstream version of dibbler (portable DHCPv6 client/server) to unstable.
The resolvconf patch needed some changes to apply on that version so whoever actually uses dibbler, please test it ASAP so we could address any issues.

This version amongst other things fixes nasty Debian bug #659476.

cowbuilder with sid under Ubuntu/Mint

Just for reference cause I had to figured it out again after upgrade from Mint Lisa to Mint Maya (which in Mint world means reinstalling whole system).

This is the way to create cowbuilder environment with Debian Sid/unstable under Linux Mint Maya or any Ubuntu based system:

sudo sed -ie 's/MIRRORSITE.*/MIRRORSITE=' /etc/pbuilderrc
sudo apt-get install debian-archive-keyring
sudo cowbuilder --create --distribution sid --debootstrapopts --keyring=/usr/share/keyrings/debian-archive-keyring.gpg

sshfs is now comaintained

Since my yesterday upload sshfs is now comaintained with Dmitry Smirnov and in fact he prepared the latest upstream version which is 2.4.
If anyone else would like to join and help improve the package further then Dmitry created Git repository for that purpose.


As usual… if I’m trying to solve some issue there is a technology that solves it.
But… it’s in early stage of development, poorly packaged, stable versions lack most of the features, and basically it’s recommended to use git snapshots and to patch all the software that is going to use it.

I’m talking about usbredir and SPICE.