Andreas Beckmann | 18 Nov 06:59 2014

Bug#770001: nmu: diagnostics_0.3.3-10

Severity: normal
User: <at>
Usertags: binnmu

nmu diagnostics_0.3.3-10 . ALL . -m "Rebuild against ace 6.2.8"

depends on various older versions of libace:

libdiagnostics0/amd64 unsatisfiable Depends: libace-6.0.3
libdiagnostics0/arm64 unsatisfiable Depends: libace-6.2.7
(all arches affected)


Martin Pitt | 18 Nov 06:41 2014

Bug#770000: unblock: systemd/215-6

Severity: normal
User: <at>
Usertags: unblock

Since the current 215-5 I had a few test suite improvements and bug
fixes stashed in git. With the recent CTTE decision #746578 I think
it's time to do an upload to unstable now and let that into Jessie.

Note that I did *not* upload -6 to unstable yet, I'd like to get the
release team's pre-approval to avoid reverting changes and messing up
the package history.

I attach the full debdiff between 215-5 and current git (which is to
become 215-6, modulo the dch -r changes), but I think it's easier for
you to review the individual changes since the debian/215-5 tag on

Annotated changelog:

|  [ Martin Pitt ]
|  * Cherry-pick upstream patch to fix udev crash in link_config_get().

Obvious bug fix, no crashes since then.

|  * Cherry-pick upstream patch to fix tests in limited schroot environments.
|  * Add d/p/Add-env-variable-for-machine-ID-path.patch: Allow specifying an
|    alternate /etc/machine-id location. This is necessary for running tests
|    as long as it isn't in our base images (see Debian #745876)
|  * Run tests during package build. For the first round don't make them fatal
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Louis-David Mitterrand | 18 Nov 06:07 2014

Bug#769999: wmbiff: no longer reports old messages with shell command

Package: wmbiff
Version: 0.4.28-1
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

In the latest version when a 'shell' command returns a count of (old)
messages then 00 is displayed instead. 

If "new N" is returned then the new count is still displayed as it

-- System Information:
Debian Release: jessie/sid
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (500, 'testing'), (500, 'stable'), (499, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)
Foreign Architectures: i386

Kernel: Linux 3.17-1-amd64 (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_IE.utf8, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR <at> euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages wmbiff depends on:
ii  libc6              2.19-13
ii  libgcrypt20        1.6.2-4
ii  libgnutls-deb0-28  3.3.8-4
ii  libx11-6           2:1.6.2-3
ii  libxext6           2:1.3.3-1
ii  libxpm4            1:3.5.11-1
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Andreas Beckmann | 18 Nov 06:10 2014

Bug#769998: gnome-session-flashback: fails to install: update-alternatives: error: alternative path /usr/lib/gnome-panel/gnome-session-flashback doesn't exist

Package: gnome-session-flashback
Version: 3.14.0-2
Severity: serious
User: debian-qa <at>
Usertags: piuparts


during a test with piuparts I noticed your package failed to install. As
per definition of the release team this makes the package too buggy for
a release, thus the severity.

>From the attached log (scroll to the bottom...):

  Selecting previously unselected package gnome-session-flashback.
  (Reading database ... 32445 files and directories currently installed.)
  Preparing to unpack .../gnome-session-flashback_3.14.0-2_all.deb ...
  Unpacking gnome-session-flashback (3.14.0-2) ...
  Setting up gnome-session-flashback (3.14.0-2) ...
  update-alternatives: error: alternative path /usr/lib/gnome-panel/gnome-session-flashback
doesn't exist
  dpkg: error processing package gnome-session-flashback (--configure):
   subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 2
  Errors were encountered while processing:

You need to ship all directories where alternatives (or slave alternatives)
will be installed.

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nodiscc | 18 Nov 06:04 2014

Bug#769996: debian-installer: Possible help text for win32diskimager users

Package: debian-installer
Followup-For: Bug #769996

Hello, here is a short text that can be used in the documentation:

 * download win32diskimager from, unpack the
archive and run Win32DiskImager.exe
 * in the "Image file" area, select the .iso debian installer iage you downloaded from
 * in the "Device" area, select the drive letter for the USB drive you want to use as an installation media
   * you may have to format the USB drive first to affect a drive letter to it
 * Click "Write". **All data present on the USB drive will be erased!**


Jerome Benoit | 18 Nov 06:01 2014

Bug#769997: ITP: 4ti2 -- algebraic, geometric and combinatorial problems on linear spaces

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Jerome Benoit <calculus <at>>

* Package name    : 4ti2
  Version         : 1.6.2
  Upstream Author : 4ti2 team
* URL             :
* License         : GPL-2+
  Programming Lang: C, C++, swig
  Description     : algebraic, geometric and combinatorial problems on linear spaces

A mathematical software package for algebraic, geometric and combinatorial
problems on linear spaces.

Johan Kröckel | 18 Nov 05:53 2014


The monitors wake up fine after power saving without suspend to ram.

Geert Stappers | 18 Nov 05:51 2014

Bug#769996: document win32diskimager

Package: debian-installer


I felt the need to park 

05:38 -!- nohklm [~bsp <at>] has joined #debian-boot
05:39 < nohklm> hello, is anyone form the debian install system team around?
05:40 < nohklm> this is about a trivial but annoying bug
05:40 < nohklm>
05:40 < nohklm> > debian-installer-manual: creating USB-stick Debian-installer under Windows
05:40 < nohklm> it's been sitting there since 2004
05:41 < nohklm> I was on #debian and we constantly have to direct  users to win32diskimager
05:41 < nohklm> can it be added to the docs?
05:41 < nohklm> GPLv2


I'll see I can convert it in a patch against the documention.

Geert Stappers

Leven en laten leven

Johan Kröckel | 18 Nov 05:46 2014


Some additions:
I did update-initramfs -u after change modprobe settings and every
line in 20-nvidia.conf is commented out.
ctrl-alt-del works, too.

Johan Kröckel | 18 Nov 05:38 2014

Bug#769995: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau: displays don't wake up after suspend

Package: xserver-xorg-video-nouveau
Version: 1:1.0.11-1
Severity: important

Dear Maintainer,

after waking up from suspend, the two monitors stay in power save mode, no matter what I do. I am writing this report on the affected machine, logged in over ssh. Switching num lock works. ALT-F1 etc has no effect.
The closed source driver wakes up from suspend, but leaves corruptions in the wallpaper, so I tried nouveau again. I added my problem discription to #768896, but I am not sure whether this is the correct one.
I have a disabled closed source nvidia driver installed.
It's disabled by renaming modprobes.conf.d's to nvidia*.conf-disabled, blacklist nvidia, setting alternatives for glx, loading nouveau explicitly over an xorg.conf.d.
Hope the installed closed source driver is not the problem.

-- Package-specific info:
X server symlink status:
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 13 Oct 12 22:00 /etc/X11/X -> /usr/bin/Xorg
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 2397280 Nov  3 22:52 /usr/bin/Xorg

Diversions concerning libGL are in place
diversion of /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/ to /usr/lib/mesa-diverted/arm-linux-gnueabihf/ by glx-diversions
diversion of /usr/lib/ to /usr/lib/mesa-diverted/ by glx-diversions
diversion of /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/ to /usr/lib/mesa-diverted/arm-linux-gnueabihf/ by glx-diversions
diversion of /usr/lib/ to /usr/lib/mesa-diverted/ by glx-diversions
diversion of /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/ to /usr/lib/mesa-diverted/arm-linux-gnueabihf/ by glx-diversions
diversion of /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ to /usr/lib/mesa-diverted/x86_64-linux-gnu/ by glx-diversions
diversion of /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/ to /usr/lib/mesa-diverted/arm-linux-gnueabihf/ by glx-diversions
diversion of /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu/ to /usr/lib/mesa-diverted/i386-linux-gnu/ by glx-diversions
diversion of /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/ to /usr/lib/mesa-diverted/x86_64-linux-gnu/ by glx-diversions
diversion of /usr/lib/arm-linux-gnueabihf/ to /usr/lib/mesa-diverted/arm-linux-gnueabihf/ by glx-diversions
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Scott Kitterman | 18 Nov 05:34 2014

Bug#769994: RM: ruby-railties-3.2 -- RoQA; Obsolete

Severity: normal

Not in Jessie.  Superceded in newer rails versions.