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Statistics to Choose a Debian Package to Help

Posted by Eriberto on set 18, 2016 in Debian

In the last week I played a bit with UDD (Ultimate Debian Database). After some experiments I did a script to generate a daily report about source packages in Debian. This report is useful to choose a package that needs help. The daily report has six sections: Sources in Debian Sid (including orphan) Sources in […]

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Debian: GnuPG 2, chroot and debsign

Posted by Eriberto on ago 18, 2016 in Debian, Sistema Operacional

Since GPG 2 was set as default for Debian (Sid, August 2016), an error message appeared inside jails triggered by chroot, when using debuild/debsign commands: clearsign failed: Inappropriate ioctl for device The problem is that GPG 2 uses a dialog window to ask for a passphrase. This dialog window needs a tty (from /dev/pts/ directory). […]

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Debian: how to use blhc to solve hardening issues when packaging

Posted by Eriberto on set 7, 2015 in Debian

UPDATE: this post was originally published on Sep. 7, 2015. I did a full review on Sep. 5, 2017. This revision is full compliant with Debian 9 and dpkg 1.18.13 or latter. Implementing the hardening When packaging in Debian, is very common to see some lintian messages as ‘hardening-no-relro’ and ‘hardening-no-fortify-functions’ in softwares written in […]

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How to write a good debian/watch easily

Posted by Eriberto on out 7, 2013 in Debian, Sistema Operacional

Short URL: http://bit.ly/debian_watch Updates: 2016-10-16: Added a section about ‘fake watches’. Changed all versions from ‘version=3’ to ‘version=4’. 2015-08-25: Added a section about ‘merging uversionmangle and dversionmangle’.   Writing a good watch file for a Debian package is simple. However, several maintainers don’t know how to make watches for non trivial sites as Google Pages […]

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Refining the lintian on Debian

Posted by Eriberto on maio 9, 2013 in Debian, Linux, Sistema Operacional

Lintian is a system that checks the Debian Policy when debhelper is building a package in Debian. Lintian has several verification levels. By default, some are used. However, you can refine it via config file. It’s a common error to use the default setting and submit packages with hidden problems to mentors. To activate all […]

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Guia de empacotamento Debian 1.8

Posted by Eriberto on ago 11, 2009 in Debian, Sistema Operacional

Aos interessados, acabo de atualizar o meu guia de empacotamento para a versão 1.8. http://www.eriberto.pro.br/debian

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