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Debian Project News - February 16, 2015

The Debian Project                               https://www.debian.org/
Debian Project News                    debian-publicity@lists.debian.org
February 16, 2015            https://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2015/01/

Welcome to this year's first issue of DPN, the newsletter for the Debian
community. Topics covered in this issue include:

  * A brief history of the arm64 port
  * First release candidate of Jessie Debian Installer
  * Debian Mirrors new and old
  * Debian Long Term Support
  * Debian members vote to limit Technical Committee Term
  * Call for projects and mentors for Debian GSoC 2015
  * Progress on reproducible builds
  * Bug Squashing Parties
  * Recap of the 2015 mini-DebConf in Mumbai
  * 2048-bit key removal from Debian keyrings
  * Reports
  * Other news
  * New Debian Contributors
  * Release-Critical bugs statistics for the upcoming release
  * Important Debian Security Advisories
  * New and noteworthy packages
  * Work-needing packages
  * Want to continue reading DPN?

A brief history of the arm64 port

Steve McIntyre walks us through a brief history of the Debian ARM
port [1].

Now an official release architecture for Jessie, arm64 took many years
and a lot of CPU time considering the over 21,000 source packages
available. From the inception of the port, developers struggled for
accessible hardware and were only able to work on it using ARM's AArch64
software models, until the folks running the Tianhe-2 supercomputer [2]
project in China contacted the team to offer access to their arm64

Later as ARM [3] started producing its own "Juno" development boards,
Debian Developers were able to acquire some for use as official Debian
build machines. The Juno buildds ran well and with them a large portion
of the Debian archive was built; however, suitability issues begin to
arise with using them all over the world and with many developers using
them for debugging the new architecture. Things progressed as best they
could until Linaro, with a goal of helping to improve FOSS on ARM, came
to the aid of the project with a cluster of servers [4] made available
for software developers to use to get early access to ARMv8 hardware.

Debian was able to negotiate dedicated access to three of the machines
from the cluster in October of 2014, with two of the machines serving as
build machines and the other as a porter box. Developers now had the
necessary hardware in place to race against the small amount of time
left before the freeze of Jessie.

They did just that at the Cambridge mini-DebConf in November of 2014
where ARM was officially added to the list of release architectures.
Since that time Steve has managed to obtain another arm64 machine on
loan from AMD to Debian to use for further porting and building. He
expects that as more vendors move from prototype to production, more
hardware will become available, and hopes to see ARM running not just in
your server rooms, but on your desktops and laptops. Running Jessie of

    1: http://blog.einval.com/2015/01/06#bootstrapping-debian-arm64
    2: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tianhe-2
    3: http://www.arm.com/
    4: http://www.linaro.org/leg/servercluster/

First release candidate of Jessie Debian Installer

The Debian Installer Jessie RC1 release has been announced [5]. Changes
include checks for missing hardware, the official artwork for Jessie,
the renaming of 486 to 586, and an updated mirror listing. Other items
of note are language support for 75 languages, a PXE-bootable grub.efi,
imx6 support and netcfg interface.d support. The Debian Installer team
extends a Thank You to all the people who contributed towards this
release. The team also extends a call for help for testers to help find
bugs in all media available [6].

    5: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2015/01/msg00005.html
    6: https://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer

Debian Mirrors new and old

Yasuhiro Araki, who has provided cdn.debian.net since February of 2008,
is planning on orphaning the project [7] in light of the more recent
http.debian.net [8]. As he begins the process DNS for cdn.debian.net
will eventually point to http.debian.net. Thank you Yasuhiro for the
many years of service.

    7: https://lists.debian.org/debian-mirrors/2014/12/msg00000.html
    8: https://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2015/01/http.debian.net

The Debian Project is pleased to announce [9] a new security.debian.org
mirror with hardware and hosting provided by SAKURA Internet, Inc. The
new host is located in and serves content from Japan and will service
users in Asia.

    9: https://www.debian.org/News/2015/20150206

Debian Long Term Support

Freexian's fifth report [10] about Debian Long Term Support showed that
in the month of December 46 work hours were split among four paid LTS
contributors. Compared to the month of November the number of paid hours
has not increased from the allotted 48 hours per month. Starting this
year, 2015, with more sponsors the team hopes to have an increase in
available funding, towards the goal of funding the equivalent of a half-
time position [11]. Security updates in LTS held close to the same
numbers are last month with 30 packages awaiting an update affecting
around 56 packages in total.

   10: http://raphaelhertzog.com/2015/01/16/freexians-fitfth-report-about-debian-long-term-support/
   11: http://www.freexian.com/services/debian-lts.html

Thorsten Alteholz updated [12] his LTS status for December for which he
was assigned 20.5 hours towards LTS. He used the time to upload new
security updates to 14 packages including flac, tcpdump, jasper, unzip,
and many others. Thorsten sponsored the upload of an ettercap security
update, which may be the first non-Debian Developer patch for LTS, for
which he thanks Nguyen Cong and Toshiba.

   12: http://blog.alteholz.eu/2015/01/my-debian-activities-in-december-2014/

Raphaël Hertzog blogged [13] about his December 2014 LTS work: he was
assigned 20 hours of LTS work which was spent on CVE triage with 47
commits to the security tracker, two fixes for wishlist bugs and several
releases of which the biggest was DLA-120-1 on xorg-server [14] which
took over 6 hours to backport, but fixed 12 CVEs. Raphaël created a
dedicated funding subpage [15] on the LTS wiki, which now gives more
information to interested parties and opens up the project for more
companies to get involved in and to contribute to. The new page fixes
what may have been an erroneously implied relationship between Freexian
as an LTS sponsor and the Debian project.

   13: http://raphaelhertzog.com/2015/01/05/my-free-software-activities-for-december-2014/
   14: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2014/12/msg00022.html
   15: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/Funding

Ben Hutchings posted [16] his LTS summary with 11.5 hours of support on
LTS and an update to the kernel package linux-2.6 [17], version 2.6.32-
48squeeze9. [18] The LTS team had been working with and using an older
kernel with applied security and critical fixes until a recent shift to
rebase packages on the 2014 release. Ben reviewed and applied
fixes and security flaws for the kernel for upstream inclusion into

   16: http://womble.decadent.org.uk/blog/debian-lts-work-december-2014.html
   17: https://packages.qa.debian.org/l/linux-2.6.html
   18: https://packages.qa.debian.org/l/linux-2.6/news/20141209T000621Z.html

Holger Levsen reported [19] on 11 LTS hours working on the linux-2.6
security update, bind9, and ntp.

   19: http://layer-acht.org/thinking/blog/20150106-lts-december-2014/

Debian members vote to limit Technical Committee Term

Debian members were called by Kurt Roeckx [20], Debian secretary, to
vote on a general resolution to change the Debian Constitution [21], and
create term limits for Technical Committee members. Both proposals aimed
at creating a regular turnover of Technical Committee members, by
enforcing a term limit of about four years. The proposals differed in
the way they respond to resignations or removals of TC members for
reasons other than the term limit. The first option, which could result
in more than two TC members leaving the TC during the same year, won the
vote [22]. More details about the results of this vote can be found on
the page of the website dedicated to this general resolution [23].

   20: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2014/12/msg00010.html
   21: https://www.debian.org/devel/constitution
   22: https://vote.debian.org/~secretary/gr_initcoupling/tally.txt
   23: https://www.debian.org/vote/2014/vote_004

Call for projects and mentors for Debian GSoC 2015

Nicolas Dandrimont asked all Debian contributors for projects and
mentors [24] to help Debian participate in the eleventh year of the
Google Summer of Code [25]. "Everyone (member of the Debian project or
not, student or not) is welcome to submit their ideas, and to try and
find people willing to mentor the projects", explained Nicolas in his
mail. If you have an idea, please publish it on the wiki page [26], and
send an email to the coordination mailing list [27]. You can also
contact Nicolas and the other GSoC administrators for Debian on their
mailing list or on their IRC channel, #debian-soc on irc.debian.org.

   24: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2015/02/msg00006.html
   25: https://developers.google.com/open-source/soc/
   26: https://wiki.debian.org/SummerOfCode2015/Projects
   27: soc-coordination@lists.alioth.debian.org

Progress on reproducible builds

The reproducible builds team sent a report [28] about their work, which
enables anyone to independently confirm that a given Debian binary
package was indeed built from some specified source package. Currently,
more than 83% of all the source packages in the main archive of the
unstable distribution can be built reproducibly. The team developped the
tool debbindiff [29] to provide in-depth detailed diffs of binary
packages. Packages are then built twice on jenkins.debian.net [30], and
reproducibility results are reported on the Debian Package Tracker [31].
The team is considering submitting a proposal to make reproducible
builds a release goal for Stretch, the next stable release after Jessie.

   28: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2015/02/msg00007.html
   29: https://packages.debian.org/debbindiff
   30: https://jenkins.debian.net
   31: https://tracker.debian.org

Bug Squashing Parties

Bernd Zeimetz announced a Debian Bug Squashing Party, which will be held
on April 17-19 2015. Registration can be completed through the BSP wiki
page [32]. The BSP will be located close to Salzburg Airport W.A.
Mozart, at the office of Conova Communications Gmbh [33]. Besides
registration, the wiki page covers hotel accommodations, sightseeing
possibilities, meal planning, and leisure activities. Bernd welcomes
team meetings or sprints, but warns travellers to email him [34] in
advance to ensure accommodation.

   32: https://wiki.debian.org/BSP/2015/04/at/Salzburg
   33: https://www.conova.com/
   34: bzed@debian.org

In a series of quick [35] blog [36] posts [37], Jonathan Wiltshire
reported on three days of the Alcester Bug Squashing Party [38] (BSP)
which closed and worked on a large number of bugs, downgrades, removals,
and patches.

   35: http://www.jwiltshire.org.uk/content/2015/01/17/alcester-bsp-day-one/
   36: http://www.jwiltshire.org.uk/content/2015/01/17/alcester-bsp-day-two/
   37: http://www.jwiltshire.org.uk/content/2015/01/18/alcester-bsp-day-three/
   38: https://wiki.debian.org/BSP/2015/01/gb/Alcester

Recap of the 2015 mini-DebConf in Mumbai

A mini-DebConf took place at the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
(IIT Bombay). The Conference was opened by Professor Kumar Appaiah from
the Electrical Engineering department. Other notable speakers included
Kannan Moudgalya, head of the Free and Open Source Sotware for Education
(FOSSEE) project. Among the topics discussed were open source software
security, Debian on ARM by Siji Sunny, and Raspbian (Debian on Raspberry
Pi). A total recap of topics and discussions can be found on
linuxveda [39]. Jaldhar H. Vyas attended the mini-DebConf, and completed
a lengthy blog summary [40]. Organisers of the conference were pleased
with the turn-out, and plan another mini-DebConf next year.

   39: http://www.linuxveda.com/2015/01/21/mini-debconf-mumbai-2015-recap/
   40: http://www.braincells.com/debian/

2048-bit key removal from Debian keyrings

The keyring-maint team is proud to announce that, after almost five
years of actively requesting stronger keys to be used for the project,
and after a four months intensive campaign to speed up the key
migration, as of January 1 we have disabled all PGP keys weaker than
2048 bits.

A full list of affected keys together with the requisites and
instructions on how to submit a new key for Debian is available [41]. A
statistical roundup of the keyrings' evolution can be found in a blog
post [42] by Gunnar Wolf.

   41: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2015/01/msg00000.html
   42: http://gwolf.org/node/4022


Jingjie Jiang, our OPW (Outreach Program for Women) intern, posted [43]
a progress report on her work on debsources. Several bugs were fixed and
are to be merged into the codebase, such as allowing symbolic links
within the same version, and override detection. She has also been
working towards making debsources available on sor.debian.org, and
provided some thoughts on the benefits of OPW internship [44].

   43: http://sophiejjj.wordpress.com/2014/12/29/week2-week3-opw-journey/
   44: https://sophiejjj.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/yet-another-post/

Niels Thykier gave an update [45] on the status of Jessie as of December
of 2014. Currently there is no set release date and there is still much
work to be done. He reminded users and developers of the automatic
removal clause [46] that was about to go into effect; any package with a
dependency on a threatened package may itself be at risk. Work on the
release notes [47] still needs more time and hands. While the number of
bugs is declining there are still a few problematic bugs to be solved.

   45: http://nthykier.wordpress.com/2014/12/30/status-on-jessie-december-2014/
   46: https://release.debian.org/jessie/freeze_policy.html#autoremovals
   47: https://www.debian.org/releases/jessie/releasenotes

At this time only RC bug fixes are being accepted. Help is requested!
Users can file bugs against the release notes [48] concerning missing or
outdated documentation, fix the known RC bugs that are blocking
Jessie [49], and report on tests of upgrade paths and installation

   48: https://bugs.debian.org/release-notes
   49: https://udd.debian.org/bugs/?release=jessie_and_sid&patch=ign&merged=ign&done=ign&rtjessie-is-blocker=only&fnewerval=7&flastmodval=7&rc=1&ctags=1&cdeferred=1&crttags=1&sortby=id&sorto=asc&format=html#results

Steve McIntyre's work on UEFI support in Jessie continued with a series
of posts on getting an i386-only UEFI net install [50] up and running
(and made available with test images to download), then a mixed 32- and
64-bit UEFI net install [51] (available for testing and download), and
later work on integration of 32-bit grub-efi [52] with patches to the
Linux kernel, grub2 for /sys and a grub-installer patch. Steve's last
update was in mid-January of 2015, when he also announced a pause in
development in favour of a few other items that need work such as RC
bugs, sorting Mac-only 32-bit images, and debian-live images.

   50: http://blog.einval.com/2015/01/02#Jessie-EFI_3
   51: http://blog.einval.com/2015/01/06#Jessie-EFI_4
   52: http://blog.einval.com/2015/01/11#Jessie-EFI_5

Gregor Herrmann updated some RC bugs dealt with in the last few weeks on
lirc-x [53], gxine [54], rtpproxy [55], and ciderwebmail [56] to name a

   53: https://bugs.debian.org/774867
   54: https://bugs.debian.org/772868
   55: https://bugs.debian.org/774584
   56: https://bugs.debian.org/774862

Raphaël Hertzog posted [57] his Free Software Activities for January
2015, including 12 hours of paid work on Debian LTS which had work done
on libnokogiri-ruby and on pound-related SSL issues [58]. He also
submitted bugs reports for the Tryton application platform, created
three Salt formulas for Saltstack, packaging for upstream releases of
Django in experimental along with a pre-approval [59], and an unblock
request for Dolibarr with input from the security team. Raphael also
worked on soliciting candidates for Debian France's election for a third
board member.

   57: http://raphaelhertzog.com/2015/01/30/my-free-software-activities-for-january-2015/
   58: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2009-3555
   59: https://bugs.debian.org/775892

Thomas Goirand gave an update [60] on OpenStack [61] image availability
letting us know that it is now generated at the same time as the
official Debian CD ISO images. He suggests cloud users and public cloud
operators should download [62] the now available weekly build. Presently
the only arch available is arm64, which historically has not been a
problem for operators. Goirand adds a few suggestions and comments for
the image generation and included sources.tar.gz. file. Contributors and
testers are welcomed.

   60: http://thomas.goirand.fr/blog/?p=237
   61: https://wiki.debian.org/OpenStack
   62: http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/openstack/testing/

Roland Fehrenbacher wrote on his blog [63] a report on the DebianMed
Sprint 2015 [64], which took place in Saint-Malo, France, from January
30 to February 2. He gave a brief review of the various presentations
and discussions that occurred during this meeting as well as the
packaging and mentoring activities.

In related news, Andreas Tille announced a Debian Med "Mentoring of the
month [65]" initiative for women. See the wiki page dedicated to the
initiative [66] for more details.

   63: https://www.qlustar.com/content/bioinformatics-waves-french-atlantic-coast
   64: https://wiki.debian.org/Sprints/2015/DebianMed2015
   65: https://lists.debian.org/20150210085117.GE29989@an3as.eu
   66: https://wiki.debian.org/DebianMed/MoM

Other news

The eighth update of the stable distribution of Debian
(codename "Wheezy") was released on January 10 [67].

   67: https://www.debian.org/News/2015/20150110

Christian Perrier asked on his blog [68] who was going to report bug
#777777 in the Debian bug tracking system [69]. Matthias Klose answered
that question a few hours later, by opening a bug [70] against the
package aqsis [71].

   68: http://www.perrier.eu.org/weblog/2015/02/12#777777
   69: https://bugs.debian.org
   70: https://bugs.debian.org/777777
   71: https://packages.debian.org/aqsis

Lusas Nussbaum announced that he will not seek re-election in his post
as the Debian Project Leader [72] (DPL), and shares some insight and
thoughts about the transition to the next DPL while reflecting on some
of the events of his term. With a new election slated to start in the
upcoming months, he suggests that we in the community champion a lively
campaign by reaching out to our dream candidates and encouraging them to
run, or perhaps running for the position ourselves. On the project
mailing list a separate thread asks, "What do you expect from the
DPL? [73]"

   72: https://www.debian.org/devel/leader
   73: https://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2015/02/msg00039.html

The Debian France association [74] is organising a mini-DebConf [75] on
April 11 and 12, in Lyon, France, hosted by the Maison Pour Tous-Salle
des Rancy [76]. If you're planning to attend, please add your name to
the list on the dedicated wiki page [77].

   74: http://france.debian.net/
   75: http://france.debian.net/events/minidebconf2015/
   76: http://epn.salledesrancy.com/evenements/mini-debconf-debian/
   77: https://wiki.debian.org/DebianEvents/fr/2015/Minidebconf

Lucas Nussbaum updated the delegation [78] for the Debian System
Administrators team, which counts now two new official members: Paul
Wise and Julien Cristau. Kurt Roeckx has been reappointed [79] as
Project Secretary [80] for one more year.

   78: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2015/02/msg00005.html
   79: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2015/02/msg00004.html
   80: https://www.debian.org/devel/secretary

This Debian News Project issue just beats the length record previously
held by the 2006/28 issue [81], and becomes for now the longest DPN

   81: https://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2006/28

New Debian Contributors

3 applicants have been accepted [82] as Debian Developers, 8 applicants
have been [83] accepted [84] as Debian Maintainer, and 11 people have
started to maintain packages [85] since the previous issue of the Debian
Project News. Please welcome Nattie Mayer-Hutchings, Sebastiaan Couwenberg,
Johannes Schauer, Alexander Alemayhu, Daniel Stender, Nigel Kukard,
Sebastian Andrzej Siewior, Helge Kreutzmann, Etienne Millon, Steven Chamberlain,
Timothy Potter Dmitry Bogatov, Edward Betts, Aggelos Avgerinos, Florian Pelgrim,
Alessio Di Mauro, Michael R. Crusoe, Mario Stephan, Christopher Hoskin,
Antonio Cardoso Martins, Patrick Huck, and Peter Spiess-Knafl into our project!

   82: https://nm.debian.org/public/nmlist#done
   83: https://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2014/12/msg00044.html
   84: https://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2015/01/msg00080.html
   85: https://udd.debian.org/cgi-bin/new-maintainers.cgi

Release-Critical bugs statistics for the upcoming release

According to the Bugs Search interface of the Ultimate Debian
Database [86], the upcoming release, Debian "Jessie", is currently
affected by 147 Release-Critical bugs. Ignoring bugs which are easily
solved or on the way to being solved, roughly speaking, about 77
Release-Critical bugs remain to be solved for the release to happen.

   86: https://udd.debian.org/bugs.cgi

There are also more detailed statistics [87] as well as some hints on
how to interpret [88] these numbers.

   87: http://richardhartmann.de/blog/posts/2015/02/13-Debian_Release_Critical_Bug_report_for_Week_07/
   88: https://wiki.debian.org/ProjectNews/RC-Stats

Important Debian Security Advisories

Debian's Security Team recently released advisories for these packages
(among others): pyyaml [89], polarssl [90], php5 [91], strongswan [92],
libevent [93], mantis [94], file [95], curl [96], binutils [97],
otrs2 [98], openssl [99], php5 [100], iceweasel [101], linux [102],
rpm [103], lsyncd [104], xdg-utils [105], icedove [106], privoxy [107],
sympa [108], mysql-5.5 [109], polarssl [110], websvn [111],
jasper [112], squid [113], xen [114], wireshark [115], eglibc [116],
virtualbox [117], openjdk-7 [118], privoxy [119], requests [120],
openjdk-6 [121], chromium-browser [122], condor [123], vlc [124],
python-django [125], unzip [126], krb5 [127], ntp [128],
postgresql-9.1 [129], ruby1.9.1 [130], unrtf [131], ruby1.8 [132],
xorg-server [133], and dbus [134]. Please read them carefully and take the
proper measures.

   89: https://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-3115
   90: https://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-3116
   91: https://www.debian.org/security/2014/dsa-3117
   92: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3118
   93: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3119
   94: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3120
   95: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3121
   96: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3122
   97: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3123
   98: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3124
   99: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3125
  100: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3126
  101: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3127
  102: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3128
  103: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3129
  104: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3130
  105: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3131
  106: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3132
  107: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3133
  108: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3134
  109: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3135
  110: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3136
  111: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3137
  112: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3138
  113: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3139
  114: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3140
  115: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3141
  116: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3142
  117: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3143
  118: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3144
  119: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3145
  120: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3146
  121: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3147
  122: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3148
  123: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3149
  124: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3150
  125: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3151
  126: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3152
  127: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3153
  128: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3154
  129: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3155
  130: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3157
  131: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3158
  132: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3159
  133: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3160
  134: https://www.debian.org/security/2015/dsa-3161

The Debian team in charge of Squeeze Long Term Support released security
update announcements for these packages: mime-support [135],
ettercap [136], ettercap [136], pyyaml [137], polarssl [138], sox [139],
firebird2.1 [140], file [141], openssl [142], unrtf [143], curl [144],
ia32-libs [145], tomcat6 [146], websvn [147], libevent [148],
eglibc [149], rpm [150], jasper [151], libksba [152], privoxy [153],
python-django [154], polarssl [155], php5 [156], wpasupplicant [157],
sympa [158], krb5 [159], unzip [160], ntp [161], libxml2 [162], and
postgresql-8.4 [163]. Please read them carefully and take the proper

  135: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2014/12/msg00027.html
  136: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2014/12/msg00028.html
  137: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/01/msg00000.html
  138: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/01/msg00001.html
  139: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/01/msg00002.html
  140: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/01/msg00003.html
  141: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/01/msg00004.html
  142: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/01/msg00005.html
  143: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/01/msg00006.html
  144: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/01/msg00007.html
  145: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/01/msg00008.html
  146: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/01/msg00009.html
  147: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/01/msg00010.html
  148: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/01/msg00011.html
  149: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/01/msg00012.html
  150: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/01/msg00013.html
  151: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/01/msg00014.html
  152: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/01/msg00015.html
  153: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/01/msg00016.html
  154: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/01/msg00017.html
  155: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/01/msg00018.html
  156: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/01/msg00019.html
  157: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/02/msg00000.html
  158: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/02/msg00001.html
  159: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/02/msg00002.html
  160: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/02/msg00003.html
  161: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/02/msg00004.html
  162: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/02/msg00005.html
  163: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2015/02/msg00006.html

Debian's Stable Release Team released an update announcement for the
packages: tzdata [164] and libdatetime-timezone-perl [164]. Please read
it carefully and take the proper measures.

  164: https://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/2015/02/msg00000.html

Please note that these are a selection of the more important security
advisories of the last weeks. If you need to be kept up to date about
security advisories released by the Debian Security Team, please
subscribe to the security mailing list [165] (and the separate backports
list [166], stable updates list [167], and long term support security
updates list [168]) for announcements.

  165: https://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/
  166: https://lists.debian.org/debian-backports-announce/
  167: https://lists.debian.org/debian-stable-announce/
  168: https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/

New and noteworthy packages

158 packages were added to the unstable Debian archive recently. Among
many others [169] are:

  * dex — tool to generate and execute Application type.desktop files [170]
  * sluice — rate limiting data piping tool [171]
  * apt-config-auto-update — Apt configuration for automatic cache updates [172]
  * git-big-picture — visualization tool for Git repositories [173]
  * u2f-host — command line tool to do Universal 2nd Factor (U2F) operations [174]
  * mrtdreader — reader for machine-readable travel documents (MRTDs / passports) [175]
  * php5-facedetect — faces detection with PHP [176]
  * sjaakii — Sjaak II - computer player for many Chess variants, including Shogi and XiangQi [177]
  * guidedog — NAT/masquerading/port-forwarding configuration tool in Qt5 [178]
  * rna-star — ultrafast universal RNA-seq aligner [179]

  169: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/newpkg
  170: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/dex
  171: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/sluice
  172: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/apt-config-auto-update
  173: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/git-big-picture
  174: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/u2f-host
  175: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/mrtdreader
  176: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/php5-facedetect
  177: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/sjaakii
  178: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/guidedog
  179: https://packages.debian.org/unstable/main/rna-star

Work-needing packages

Currently [180] 668 packages are orphaned [181] and 155 packages are up
for adoption [182]: please visit the complete list of packages which
need your help [183].

  180: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2015/02/msg00140.html
  181: https://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/orphaned
  182: https://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/rfa
  183: https://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/help_requested

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