Roberto C. Sanchez | 19 Sep 14:27 2014

Bug#762191: ITP: rubyluabridge -- access Lua from Ruby

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: "Roberto C. Sanchez" <roberto <at>>

Hash: SHA256

* Package name    : rubyluabridge
  Version         : 0.8.0
  Upstream Author : Evan Weis
* URL             :
* License         : BSD
  Programming Lang: C++
  Description     : access Lua from Ruby

 RubyLuaBridge is a seamless bridge between Ruby and Lua.  It is a C
 extension that uses the actual Lua C library.

Version: GnuPG v1.4.12 (GNU/Linux)

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wnpp | 19 Sep 02:26 2014

Work-needing packages report for Sep 19, 2014

The following is a listing of packages for which help has been requested
through the WNPP (Work-Needing and Prospective Packages) system in the
last week.

Total number of orphaned packages: 593 (new: 7)
Total number of packages offered up for adoption: 139 (new: 2)
Total number of packages requested help for: 59 (new: 0)

Please refer to for more information.


The following packages have been orphaned:

   abraca (#761830), orphaned 2 days ago
     Description: Simple and powerful graphical client for XMMS2
     Installations reported by Popcon: 197

   flush (#761829), orphaned 2 days ago
     Description: GTK-based BitTorrent client
     Installations reported by Popcon: 203

   gnupg-pkcs11-scd (#761831), orphaned 2 days ago
     Description: GnuPG smart-card daemon with PKCS#11 support
     Reverse Depends: gnupg-pkcs11-scd-dbg
     Installations reported by Popcon: 129

   gsm0710muxd (#761519), orphaned 4 days ago
     Installations reported by Popcon: 14

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Sebastien Badia | 19 Sep 02:25 2014

Bug#762152: ITP: gertty -- Console-based interface to Gerrit

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Sebastien Badia <seb <at>>

* Package name    : gertty
  Version         : 1.0.2
  Upstream Author : OpenStack <openstack-dev <at>>
* URL             :
* License         : Apache-2
  Programming Lang: Python
  Description     : Console-based interface to Gerrit

Gertty is a console-based interface to the Gerrit Code Review system.

As compared to the web interface, the main advantages are:

  * Workflow -- the interface is designed to support a workflow similar
    to reading network news or mail.  In particular, it is designed to
    deal with a large number of review requests across a large number
    of projects.

  * Offline Use -- Gertty syncs information about changes in subscribed
    projects to a local database and local git repos.  All review
    operations are performed against that database and then synced back
    to Gerrit.

  * Speed -- user actions modify locally cached content and need not
    wait for server interaction.

  * Convenience -- because Gertty downloads all changes to local git
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Johan Van de Wauw | 19 Sep 00:06 2014

Bug#762145: ITP: pycsw -- OGC compliant metadata (catalog service for web) server

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Johan Van de Wauw <johan.vandewauw <at>>

* Package name    : pycsw
  Version         : 1.10.0
  Upstream Author : Angelos Tzotsos <gcpp.kalxas <at>>, Tom Kralidis

* URL             :
* License         : MIT/X
  Programming Lang: Python
  Description     : OGC compliant metadata (catalog service for web) server

pycsw is an OGC CSW server implementation written in Python. Started in 2010
(more formally announced in 2011), pycsw allows for the publishing and
discovery of geospatial metadata, providing a standards-based metadata and
catalogue component of spatial data infrastructures. pycsw is Open Source,
released under an MIT license, and runs on all major platforms (Windows, Linux,
Mac OS X).

As far as I know this package would be the first implementation of a csw
service on debian. It is already used in several large geospatial data portal

This program was already packaged for the OSGeo live dvd (ubuntu based) by
Angelos Tzotsos. It will need fixes to be compliant with the debian file system
We intent to maintain this package in the Debian-GIS team.

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Jean-Christophe Jaskula | 18 Sep 20:54 2014

Bug#762125: ITP: cairocffi -- cffi-based cairo bindings for Python

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: "Jean-Christophe Jaskula" <jchristophe.debian <at>>

* Package name    : cairocffi
  Version         : 0.5.4
  Upstream Author : Simon Sapin <simon.sapin <at>>
* URL             :
* License         : BSD
  Programming Lang: Python
  Description     : cffi-based cairo bindings for Python

cairocffi is a CFFI-based drop-in replacement for Pycairo,
a set of Python bindings and object-oriented API for cairo.
Cairo is a 2D vector graphics library with support for multiple backends
including image buffers, PNG, PostScript, PDF, and SVG file output.

This package is required to use the matplotlib's Gtk3 backend with python3.

Rob Owens | 18 Sep 17:42 2014

Bug#762116: general: Some packages depend on a particular init system

Package: general
Severity: normal

Dear Maintainer,

This bug applies to many desktop applications, and runs counter to Debian's
goals of supporting multiple init systems.  I classified this bug as
normal, but I think consideration should be given to classifying it as

An example:

'apt-get --no-install-recommends install brasero'

gives me:

The following extra packages will be installed:
  gvfs gvfs-daemons gvfs-libs libpam-systemd libudisks2-0 systemd systemd-sysv
Suggested packages:
  vcdimager libdvdcss2 tracker gvfs-backends systemd-ui reiserfsprogs
  exfat-utils mdadm
Recommended packages:
  policykit-1-gnome policykit-1
The following packages will be REMOVED:
The following NEW packages will be installed:
  brasero gvfs gvfs-daemons gvfs-libs libpam-systemd libudisks2-0 systemd
  systemd-sysv udisks2
0 upgraded, 9 newly installed, 1 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
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arshia hadizade | 18 Sep 16:45 2014

re : سلام

سلام مشکل حل شد ؟

Leo Iannacone | 17 Sep 23:57 2014

Bug#762034: ITP: node-hicat -- cat with syntax highlighting.

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Leo Iannacone <l3on <at>>
X-Debbugs-CC: debian-devel <at>

* Package name    : node-hicat
  Version         : 0.6.1
  Upstream Author : Rico Sta. Cruz <hi <at>>
* URL             :
* License         : Expat
  Programming Lang: JavaScript
  Description     : cat with syntax highlighting.
 The language is auto-detected through the file extension or 
 inferred from the contents if piped to hicat.
 Node.js is an event-based server-side JavaScript engine.

Moritz Muehlenhoff | 17 Sep 22:15 2014

Installing debian-security-support by default

during the last security team meeting we decided that starting
with jessie debian-security-support should be installed by default 
on all systems (both freshly installed and upgraded) to have a 
reliable notification channel in case security supports needs to
be ended prior to the lifetime of the general support timeframe.

People should be able to opt out if they don't care (e.g. in a
locked-down environment where security doesn't matter). 

We were thinking of having a Recommends: on debian-security-support
in a central package.

Does anyone have a better suggestion? Also, which package should
recommend debian-security-support?


Mike Gabriel | 17 Sep 16:59 2014

Bug#761990: ITP: zypper -- command line software manager using libzypp

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel <at>>

* Package name    : zypper
  Version         : 1.11.13
  Upstream Author : Michael Andres (
* URL             :
* License         : GPL-2+
  Programming Lang: C++
  Description     : command line software manager using libzypp

 Zypper is a command line tool for managing software. It can be used to add
 package repositories, search for packages, install, remove, or update packages,
 install patches, hardware drivers, verify dependencies, and more.
 Zypper can be used interactively or non-interactively by user, from scripts,
 or front-ends.


 The Zypper application is packaged in order to get obs-build into Debian.
 The obs-build tool can be used to build openSUSE/SLES packages in clean chroots.

Mike Gabriel | 17 Sep 16:48 2014

Bug#761988: ITP: libzypp -- openSUSE/SLES package management system library

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel <at>>

* Package name    : libzypp
  Version         : 14.29.1
  Upstream Author : Michael Andres (
* URL             :
* License         : GPL-2(+), Expat, Zlib
  Programming Lang: C++
  Description     : openSUSE/SLES package management system library

 libzypp is the package management library that powers applications like
 YaST, zypper and the openSUSE/SLE implementation of PackageKit.
 libzypp provides all the functionality for a package manager:
   - an API for package repository management, supporting most common
     repository metadata formats and signed repositories
   - an API for solving packages, products, patterns and patches (installation,
     removal, update and distribution upgrade operations) dependencies, with
     additional features like locking
   - an API for commiting the transaction to the system over a rpm target;
     supporting deltarpm calculation, media changing and installation order
   - an API for browsing available and installed software, with some facilities
     for programs with an user interface
   - a suite of maintained solving testcases representing common and uncommon
     operations on Linux software management


 This library is packaged in order to get obs-build into Debian. The obs-build
 tool can be used to build openSUSE/SLES packages in clean chroots.