Wednesday, December 28, 2011

pre-built grub floppy image

Ran across this in the debian develop mailing list regarding grub2

There's a pre-built floppy image in the grub-rescue-pc package.
It's from the grub2 source package.  Check it out, as it looks quite useful?

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Another dbconfig example

Besides anything else, the interchange-cat-standard  Interchange package is another
example of one that uses dbconfig-common. Investigate how it does it.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

HwB - update Debian bug regarding Vcs references

Debian bug 566754 has to do with needing to add/update the Vcs* related entries in the debian/control file to reflect where the package is now available.  That has been corrected in later packages but those packages have not yet been uploaded to Debian.  Updated the bug noting that and advising that a new version of the package was to be worked on.

JamNNTPd Debian ITP needs updating

The jamnntpd ITP bug #223905 needs to be updated;  including a note about the change for the new code repository at SF.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

BBBS Info on Twitter

Created a Twitter account for the BBBS Info system:  BBBSInfo

Plan to put at least some of the announcements I already do, also available via twitter.

Installed libnet-twitter-lite-perl, bti, & twidge so could start testing from the command line and/or scripts.

Create TinyTIC generic-linux branch

In order to create a TinyTIC generic-linux branch, did an svn copy from revision 69 to tinytic/branch/generic-linux.   Then created a remote branch for git-svn to use.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Registered the domain

Registered the domain and created the initial DNS configuration for it.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Use FSF website instead of their address?

I've seen reference while online reading that the FSF wants the to use their website instead of their postal address in their GPL copyright notices.

Need to investigate that.

"Debian" instead of "Debian GNU/LInux"

As was pointed out to me regarding a package I was working on (debian/changelog)):
we usually do s|Debian GNU/Linux|Debian|, since there's also a freebsd kernel nowadays
Will need to check at least debian/copyright for the packages I do, to see if I had or have any such references worded that way.

Friday, December 2, 2011

HTick error

A sysop posted (28Nov11) in the HUSKY echo about getting the following error message when attempting to run the st_htick script on his htick.log file:

No files in areas or wrong number of days!
He was using 1.4.0-stable.

Script is available from hticks misc directory. Hasn't been updated for quite a while.

For some reason, there doesn't seem to be an archive at
SF for that version, though the CVS tag is available.

My New GPG Key

Created a new 4096 GPG key. 

pub   4096R/43B7EA9A 2011-12-02
      Key fingerprint = 2448 3AE0 874D 8696 6DCD  ECF4 198C AB6F 43B7 EA9A
uid                  Robert James Clay <>
sub   4096R/D7FAF0E5 2011-12-02

Signed it with my old existing key and sent it to the keyserver.

Reference also: