Sunday, February 28, 2010

Created a GIT repo at SF for the nl2sql script

Created a git repo at Sourceforge for the nl2sql script
  • ssh -t jame, create
  • cd /home/scm_git/f/ft/ftnpl
  • git --git-dir=nl2sql.git init --shared=all --bare

  • cd ~/prj/ftnpl/scm/sfgit/nl2sql$
  • git remote add origin ssh://
  • git config branch.master.remote origin
  • config branch.master.merge refs/heads/master
  • git push origin master

Once the tags are created, will push those

Migrate SF ftnpl website repository from SVN to GIT

Imported the SourceForge ftnpl project website repository from svn to ftnpl/project (bin/svn2git/*).  Created the website branch in there from the default master branch that the import created

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Interchange 5.7.5 development release

The Interchange developers announced the release of a version 5.7.5 development release, which includes all known bug and security fixes at that point, as well as a few minor new features (see the WHATSNEW file for details).

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Debian package format v3.0

More information regarding Debian package format v3.0:
Some messages that are part of a long thread regarding the format:
- It was noted in, for instance, regarding a script that can be used for the initial conversion from dpatch to quilt. That message is also part of a long thread regarding the format.
- It was noted in regarding being able to use a debian directory from upstream

Changing from dpatch to quilt

An example of a script for migrating a dpatch configuration to a quilt configuration comes with the installation of the quilt package:

  • /usr/share/doc/quilt/examples/ 

Saturday, February 13, 2010

MBSE BBS package test at Trada

Tried installing the t1 deb at trada.  First thing found is that the command at line 109 of debian/postinst should be chown not chmod.   Corrected that in the test build for t2, copied that to trada, & the install went like this:

srv:/home/sysop/work/mbsedeb# dpkg -i mbsebbs_0.92.0-1~t2_i386.deb
(Reading database ... 24204 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace mbsebbs 0.92.0-1~t1 (using mbsebbs_0.92.0-1~t2_i386.deb) ...
Stopping MBSE BBS: already stopped.
Unpacking replacement mbsebbs ...
Setting up mbsebbs (0.92.0-1~t2) ...
Starting MBSE BBS: mbtask opened done.

  • Corrected that in the repo:  2a1c4e1

MBSE BBS package installation issues

Issues found with the current MBSE BBS debian package installation:

  • The mbuseradd program should have permissions of 6711.
  • There is stil an issue with how the bbs user is being installed, as it one cannot log in to it in order to run the newuser program.
 This works for mbsetup, both for starting and for use
  • -rws--s--x 1 root root 134644 Feb 13 10:19 mbtask

Wednesday, February 10, 2010 3.2 Released 3.2 is now available fordownload. New features are described in detail at .

LedgerSMB 1.3.0 beta 3 Released

The LedgerSMB Core Team announced the release of version 1.3.0 beta 3, which corrects issues from the beta 2 release.

Monday, February 8, 2010

LedgerSMB 1.3.0 beta 2 Released

The LedgerSMB Core Team announced the release of version 1.3.0 beta 2, noting that a number of bugs from the previous beta have been fixed including the inability to set sales taxes per customer or vendor.

LedgerSMB 1.2.19 Released

The LedgerSMB Core Team announced the release of version 1.2.19, which includes a number of important fixes including the security hotfixes available. It also includes a fix for a (rather rare) sales tax rounding bug where the tax is sometimes rounded improperly when discounts are applied at the same time.