Re: DEX update and next steps
On Mon, Mar 21, 2011 at 04:30:48PM +0100, Raphael Hertzog wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Mar 2011, Matt Zimmerman wrote:
> > * http://people.ubuntu.com/patches/kernel-package.safe-initrd.diff
> > This patch was intended to make initrd creation safer by writing it to a
> > temporary file first and then renaming it, rather than overwriting it
> > in-place. The same problem may have been fixed in the Debian kernel
> > packages, in kernel-package or in initramfs-tools.
> > [...]
> initramfs-tools does the right thing (I know it because I got the upgrade
> interrupted due to the temporary file filling up the disk, alioth has a
> ridiculously small /boot).
That's good enough for me, thanks. I've updated the status of this patch in
> > * http://people.ubuntu.com/patches/sysklogd.no-root.diff
> > (Debian bug: http://bugs.debian.org/35325)
> > There's an open wishlist bug suggesting that syslogd could run as
> > non-root, and this Ubuntu patch was submitted to it in 2004. Ubuntu is
> > still carrying this patch today, so there's an up-to-date version of it
> > available.
> > Meanwhile, both Debian and Ubuntu now use rsyslogd by default. Should we:
> > - Try to get this patch merged into Debian
> > - Forget about it because sysklogd is no longer important enough
> > Thoughts?
> Martin Schulze is both Debian maintainer and upstream maintainer. I
> suggest to mail him directly (without going through the BTS) to get
> a proper answer.
Do you have an opinion on whether this is worth pursuing when sysklogd is
not used so much anymore?
> > = Next Steps =
> > I'd like to start compiling ideas for the next Ubuntu DEX project, once the
> > above tasks have been completed. Here are some ideas:
> All of them are a good idea. I would like to add one more:
> - Kickstart pkg-ayatana. Concrete goal: have unity in Debian.
> Related tasks:
> - write some documentation on how to best maintain packages (with bzr)
> where Ubuntu is the upstream.
> - find some maintainers to staff the pkg-ayatana team
> - introduce all the needed packages under the pkg-ayatana umbrella
Thanks, I've added this to the web page as a future project.