Monday, March 22, 2010

HwB Debian release 1:040412-4

Created version 1:040412-4 of my Debian package The HardwareBook (HwB)), posted a message about it to the Debian Mentors mailing list, and uploaded it to

  • URL:
  • Source repository: deb-src unstable main contrib non-free
  • dget

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Build HwB 1:040412-4

  Final updates and build Hardware Book v1:040412-4 Debian package for release.  Uploading to the mentors site after creating a account (I had been using my address for the site):
dupload -f -t mentors hwb_040412-4_i386.changes
The upload was successful but it complained because the orig archive was not present, so will likely have to rebuild the package using the -sa option

Thursday, March 18, 2010

LedgerSMB 1.2.21 Released

The LedgerSMB Core Team [announced]( the release of version 1.2.21, which includes the following changes:
* Corrected a number of templates with HTML issues
* AR/AP Aging Report fixed, ignores payment after report date
* Minor documentation updates
* Fixed bug saving SIC

Sunday, March 14, 2010

MBSE BBS packaging errors

Getting the following error on clean build directory:

fakeroot debian/rules clean
rm -f build-stamp
# Add here commands to clean up after the build process.
/usr/bin/make distclean
make[1]: Entering directory `/home/jame/prj/mbsedeb/work/mbsebbs-0.92.0'
Makefile:4: No such file or directory
make[1]: *** No rule to make target `'.  Stop.
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/jame/prj/mbsedeb/work/mbsebbs-0.92.0'
make: *** [cleanall] Error 2
dpkg-buildpackage: failure: fakeroot debian/rules clean gave error exit status 2

    Problem is that it is also run at the begining of the build, but at that point the file hasn't been created yet.  since that also likely means that it doesn't need clean, make line 53 in debian/rules only run the distclean if the file is actually present.

  • Will not need the flock patch for versions after 0.92.0?   (test v0.95.6 doesn't need it?)

Test import of MBSE BBS CVS repo to git repo

Prelimiary testing of cvs import of MBSE BBS CVS repository to a GIT repository:

  • git cvsimport -d /opt/sfmbsecvs/sfcvs -C ~/prj/mbsedeb/tmp/cvs2git mbsebbs

 Remove the two "Clean CVS" commits on the master branch
  • ~/prj/mbsedeb/tmp/cvs2git$ git reset --hard HEAD~2

  Change the name of the 'origin' branch from the cvs import to 'cvsimport'
  • ~/prj/mbsedeb/tmp/cvs2git$ git branch -m origin cvsimport

Sunday, March 7, 2010

OpenWRT on a Linksys WRT54GL

One thing I am interested in doing that I have not yet had a chance to actually do is install better firmware on my Linksys WRT54GL router. I do keep on the lookout for information about doing so and spotted the following writeups about it over at :

Friday, March 5, 2010

Created a GIT repo at SF for the FTN:JAM module

Created a git repositor at Sourceforge for the FTN::JAM module
  • ssh -t jame, create
  • cd /home/scm_git/f/ft/ftnpl
  • git --git-dir=ftn-jam.git init --shared=all --bare

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

Once the tags are created, push those

SQL-Ledger Debian package 2.8.29-1

SQL-Ledger Debian package 2.8.29-1 was created and uploaded:
From the changelog:
* New upstream release:
- fixed missing internal notes on orders
- added sales/purchase order import option
* Updated Standards-Version to 3.8.4 (no changes).

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Creating initial version of FTN::JAM

Note that the is now available at   Created an initial version of FTN::JAM from that.

Monday, March 1, 2010

LedgerSMB 1.2.20 Released

The LedgerSMB Core Teamannounced the release of version 1.2.20, which includes a number of moderate fixes. None of the fixes are security-critical or critical regarding accounting data.