Week 10: Do it in order!

Jepp, I am late but working against a week of backlog is hard 😉 I intended to publish this post even before my leave but some unexpected requests blocked that, so the long-awaited post for the week before i left…

Another week passed away and so you get the weekly report… a bit earlier as i am on the way to the train-station for my week of in Roma with “my kids”, but let us look in the past first:

The week started with a nice bugreport which acquired most of the weeks work: #590438: Removes pseudo-essential package. Okay, the title is a bit misleading as APT doesn’t remove it without replacement and it is not limited to (pseudo) essentials but it is most obvious with them. 🙂
The problem was that APT removed mawk before installing gawk which both provide awk which is a pseudo essential. So everything needed is “just” to move the installation and configuration of gawk before the removal of mawk. Easy, isn’t it? 😉

The other thing wasting time without end was to push APT from debian/experimental into Ubuntu Maverick to get it in before they feature freeze and as a testcase for the transition to debian/sid and /testing which will hopefully happen better sooner than later. Some tools have really strange assumptions about the behavior of APT… (yes, I am looking at you sbuild!)

I also spent a bit of time in preparing “my” debconf presentation which will be held by Arthur Liu as i am not around in person nor online at all at that time.

(The last-minute request was btw to drop text from the slides into the speaker notes)


About DonKult

computer science student at the technical university of Darmstadt (Hesse, Germany, Europe, Earth) living in Erbach (Rheingau).
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