In this issue:
+ debhelper third-party command option parsing transition
+ initramfs-tools new Lenny features
+ bts-link supporting more bugtrackers
+ Debian Data Export
+ List of bugs blocking transitions
debhelper third-party command option parsing transition
The next upload of debhelper to unstable is planned soon, and it may
break certian third-party debhelper commands that use certian options.
Such commands need a small modification to keep the options working.
Maintainers of such commands should see the announcement mail for
— Joey Hess
initramfs-tools new Lenny features
initramfs-tools can walk /sys/ for a smaller initramfs, also in some
circumstances you may get an even smaller initramfs. For all the news
read the blog post “initramfs-tools new feature list”.
— Maximilian Attems
bts-link supporting more bugtrackers
bts-link has been recently added support for the GForge/Fusionforge
bugtracker and Sourceforge’s V2 tracker. This opens the possibility to
add `forwarded-to` attributes to track bugs in upstream projects hosted
on such forges, and be notified of bugs state changes.
— Olivier Berger
Debian Data Export
Debian Data Export, a system to make it easy to export Debian
information, has been announced.
If you want to explore or download the data currently in DDE, you can go
If you maintain some data related to Debian, you are encouraged to have a
look: for simple datasets, publishing data is very simple, and it
makes your data easy to find and easy to access.
— Enrico Zini
List of bugs blocking transitions
Library transition season is open, and a lot of packages have to be
rebuilt. This means that some of them will FTBFS, or exhibit some other
problem that will prevent the transition from going forward.
A list of bugs that are blocking transitions is now kept in the BTS via
usertags (user:firstname.lastname@example.org, tag:transition-blocker):
Or, with a nicer URL:
The NMU rules for this set of bugs have been relaxed: packages are
elegible for 0-day uploads if the bug is more than 3 days old. Just be
civil and helpful, and try to honour the wishes of the maintainer.
— Adeodato Simó
— Raphaël Hertzog Le best-seller français mis à jour pour Debian Etch : http://www.ouaza.com/livre/admin-debian/