In this issue: + Updates of major desktop environments + Alioth updated to lenny and FusionForge 4.7 + wiki.debian.org migrated to MoinMoin 1.7 + Tidbits from the wanna-build team + RFH: Removing spam from the listarchive + Groupware discussion list
Updates of major desktop environments
The three major desktop environments in Debian have been updated or will
be updated these days. Xfce 4.6 has already been uploaded to unstable,
as KDE 4.2.2. GNOME 2.26 will follow in the following days.
— Yves-Alexis Perez
Alioth updated to lenny and FusionForge 4.7
Alioth.debian.org (aka the VCS/collaborative development server) has been
upgraded to Lenny. The gforge installation has switched to !FusionForge
4.7 and fixes lots of small annoying details. If you encounter any
problem with the services, please open a support ticket on the
If you’re experiencing SSH timeouts on Alioth, chances are that your SSH
client is misconfigured. Alioth uses fail2ban, which sets up firewall
rules to drop traffic coming from IP addresses with too frequent login
failures as logged by the SSH daemon. That includes cases where your SSH
client tries to connect with a key that’s not registered in your account,
even if the correct key is sent afterwards. The fix is simple: either
register your key in your Alioth account preferences, or configure a
stanza (in .ssh/config) to only send the appropriate key. You’ll even
save a few milliseconds on each login!
— Raphael Hertzog and Roland Mas
wiki.debian.org migrated to MoinMoin 1.7
The DSA and the DebianWiki team have migrated wiki.debian.org to
MoinMoin 1.7, which brings many new features. The wiki is now hosted on a
new machine, the hardware and bandwidth are sponsored by Dembach Goo
Informatics. Also, it is now possible to use https to securely login
into the wiki.
For more information see the announcement page.
— Stefano Zacchiroli
Tidbits from the wanna-build team
The wanna-build team announced a new contact address for wanna-build
requests and other issues relating to autobuilding:
firstname.lastname@example.org. They also announced that Kurt Roeckx has
now access to modifying the wanna-build database for all architectures
and not only amd64.
— Adeodato Simó
Furthermore the buildds are being upgraded to a sbuild version that is
nearer to the current version in the archive. New buildds have been added
to powerpc, hppa and i386. For more information please see:
— Philipp Kern
RFH: Removing spam from the listarchive
As you all know, Lists and the Listarchive aren’t 100% Spam-free. So we
provide a ‘Report as Spam’ on every page in the archive. Now we set up a
system to review those nominations, as it turned out that also
inappropriate or controversial postings have been reported.
If you want to help us to get rid of the Spam from the archive, go to 
and follow the instructions. You need a @debian.org-Mailadress to
If you don’t have one, you can help us by reviewing the Listarchive
itself and press the ‘Report as Spam’-Button.
We also maintain a Wiki-Page for Details and coordination.
— Cord Beermann
Groupware discussion list
In order to improve discussion and colaboration between Debian’s
groupware developers a mailing list has been created. If you’re
maintaining (or are interested in) a groupware related client or server
package in Debian, please subscribe. The intention is to have a
single place where e.g. new versions can be announced so interoperability
testing can be done.
— Guido Günther
– Raphaël Hertzog Contribuez à Debian et gagnez un cahier de l’admin Debian Lenny : http://www.ouaza.com/wp/2009/03/02/contribuer-a-debian-gagner-un-livre/