Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Oracle's Plan for

An updated version of the [FAQ]( on [Oracle and Sun]( contains a section which expresses Oracle's intend to continue developing and supporting as open source.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Patch error at src/xpdev/link_list.c:133

Created a patch in the debian package build system to fix a compile time error of Synchronet v3.14a at line 133 of src/xpdev/link_list.c:
> Error during compile - link_list.c:133: error: incompatible types in assignment.
Commented that line out, as did upstream; reference revision
of that file in CVS ( (And because it was already fixed in CVS, will not need the patch for v3.15 packages.)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Monday, October 12, 2009

Introduction to Multiarch: link

Message posted to the Debian Developers email list on 29 July 2009 by Goswin von Brederlow: [Introduction to multiarch: What maintainers must do](

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

bbbs-installer updates

Completed some work on the bbbs-installer package, including cleaning up some Lintian errors and a package installation error.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

MBSE BBS package build error

This is causing errors in debian/rules:
  • if at begining columnet - debian/rules:49: *** missing separator.  Stop.
  • if at same column as clean target contents:  /bin/sh: ifneq: command not found

ifneq "$(wildcard /usr/share/misc/config.sub)" ""
    cp -f /usr/share/misc/config.sub config.sub
ifneq "$(wildcard /usr/share/misc/config.guess)" ""
    cp -f /usr/share/misc/config.guess config.guess

GIT repository for MBSEDEB Project

Created a GIT repository for the MBSE BBS Debian packaging project, migrated the old SVN repository to it, and made it publically available at .

Saturday, October 3, 2009

GIT Repository for TinyTIC

Created a GIT repository for TinyTIC at the ftnapps sourceforge project, which can be viewed at [1].  The repository was created from the SVN repository and will be kept synchronized with it.