Debian Bug Squashing Party Salzburg 2014

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This weekend, Bernd Zeimetz organized a BSP at the offices of conova in Salzburg, Austria. Three days of discussions, bugfixes, sparc removals and a lot of fun and laughter.

We squashed a total of 87 bugs: 66 bugs affecting Jessie/Sid were closed, 9 downgraded and 8 closed via removals. As people tend to care about (old)stable, 3 bugs were fixed in Wheezy and one in Squeeze. These numbers might be not totaly correct, as were kinda creative at counting... Marga promised a talk about "an introduction to properly counting bugs using the 'Haus vom Nikolaus' algorithm to the base of 7".

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Speaking of numbers, I touched the following bugs (not all RC):

  • #741806: pygresql: FTBFS: pgmodule.c:32:22: fatal error: postgres.h: No such file or directory
    Uploaded an NMU with a patch. The bug was introduced by the recent PostgreSQL development package reorganisation.
  • #744229: qpdfview: FTBFS synctex/synctex_parser.c:275:20: fatal error: zlib.h: No such file or directory
    Talked to the maintainer, explaining the importance of the upload and verifying his fix.
  • #744300: pexpect: missing dependency on dh-python
    Downgraded to wishlist after verifying the build dependency is only needed when building for Wheezy backports.
  • #744917: luajit: FTBFS when /sbin is not in $PATH
    Uploaded an NMU with a patch, which later was canceled due to a maintainer upload with a slightly different fix.
  • #742943: nagios-plugins-contrib: check_raid: wants mpt-statusd / mptctl
    Analyzed the situation, verified the status with the latest upstream version of the ckeck and commented on the bug.
  • #732110: nagios-plugins-contrib: check_rbl error when nameserver available only in IPv6
    Verify that the bug is fixed in the latest release and mark it as done.
  • #684726: nagios-plugins-contrib: RFP: check-v46 -- Icinga / Nagios plugin for dual stacked (IPv4 / IPv6) hosts
    Mark bug as done, the changelog was missing a proper "Closes" tag.
  • #661167: nagios-plugins-contrib: please include nagios-check-printer-status
    Mark bug as done, the changelog was missing a proper "Closes" tag.
  • #745895: nagios-plugins-contrib: does not compile against Varnish 4.0.0
    Write a patch for supporting the Varnish 3 and 4 APIs at the same time. Also proposed the patch upstream.
  • #744922: nagios-plugins-contrib: check_packages: check for security updates broken
    Forward our security_updates_critical patch and Felix' fixes to it upstream, then updating check_packages to the latest upstream version.
  • #744248: nagios-plugins-contrib: check_cert_expire: support configurable warn/crit times
    Forward Helmut's patch upstream, then updating check_cert_expire to the latest upstream version.
  • #745691: django-classy-tags: FTBFS: Sphinx documentation not found
    Analyze the issue and the fix proposed in SVN, comment on the bug.
  • #713876: thinkfan: [PATCH] bugfix: use $MAINPID for ExecReload
    Prepare and upload of the latest upstream release, which includes Michael's patch.
  • #713878: thinkfan: [PATCH] use dh-systemd for proper systemd-related maintscripts
    Apply Michael's patch to the Debian packaging.
  • #728087: thinkfan: Document how to start thinkfan with systemd
    Apply Michael's patch to the Debian packaging.
  • #742515: blktap-dkms: blktapblktap kernel module failed to build
    Upload an NMU with a patch based on the upstream fix.
  • #745598: libkolab: FTBFS in dh_python2 (missing Build-Conflicts?)
    Upload an NMU with a patch against libkolab's cmake rules, tightening the search for Python to 2.7.
  • #745599: libkolabxml: FTBFS with undefined reference to symbol '_ZTVN5boost6detail16thread_data_baseE'
    Upload an NMU with a patch against libkolabxml's cmake rules, properly linking the tests to the Boost libraries.
  • #746160: libcolabxml: FTBFS when both python2 and python3 development headers are installed
    Filling the bug while working on #745599, then uploading an NMU with a patch against libkolabxml's cmake rules, tightening the search for Python to 2.7.
  • #714045: blcr-dkms: blcr module is not built on kernel 3.9.1
    Checking the status of the bug upstream, and marking it as forwarded.
  • #653404: hdapsd: init.d status support
    Added Peter's patch to the Debian packaging, upload yet pending.
  • #702199: hdapsd: Typo in package description
    Fixed typo in the description, upload yet pending.
  • #745219: crmsh: should depends on python-yaml
    Verifying the bug with Stefan Bauer and sponsoring his NMU.
  • #741600: 389-ds-base: CVE-2014-0132
    Sponsoring the NMU for Tobias Frost.

A couple of (non-free) pictures are available at Uwe's salzburg-cityguide.at.

Thanks again to Bernd for organizing and conova and credativ for sponsoring!

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