Brian May | 10 Oct 10:54 2015

package description translation bugs


How should I deal with bug #786980?

I don't believe using the Debian BTS will get through to the DDTP.

I can't even find how to contact the DDTP.

James Cowgill | 10 Oct 00:31 2015

Bug#801420: ITP: mbedtls -- lightweight crypto and SSL/TLS library

Package: wnpp
Owner: James Cowgill <james410 <at>>
Severity: wishlist
X-Debbugs-CC: debian-devel <at>

* Package name    : mbedtls
  Version         : 2.1.2
  Upstream Author : ARM Limited
* URL             :
* License         : Apache-2.0 or GPL-2+
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : lightweight crypto and SSL/TLS library

mbed TLS (formerly known as PolarSSL) is a lean open source crypto library for
 providing SSL and TLS support in your programs. It offers an intuitive API and
 documented header files, so you can actually understand what the code does.
 It features:
  - Symmetric algorithms, like AES, Blowfish, Triple-DES, DES, ARC4, Camellia
    and XTEA
  - Hash algorithms, like SHA-1, SHA-2, RIPEMD-160 and MD5
  - Entropy pool and random generators, like CTR-DRBG and HMAC-DRBG
  - Public key algorithms, like RSA, Elliptic Curves, Diffie-Hellman, ECDSA
    and ECDH
  - TLS 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2
  - Abstraction layers for ciphers, hashes, public key operations, platform
    abstraction and threading

Around a year ago control of PolarSSL was passed to ARM and the project
was later rebranded as mbed TLS. Version 2 made large changes to the
API (including renaming all the functions, include paths, etc) so it
makes sense to me to create an entirely separate source package. Due to
the number of API changes, even the -dev package does not conflict with
Iain R. Learmonth | 9 Oct 21:08 2015

Bug#801408: ITP: python-duckduckgo2 -- Library for querying the DuckDuckGo API

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: "Iain R. Learmonth" <irl <at>>


* Package name    : python-duckduckgo2
  Version         : 0.242
  Upstream Author : Michael Smith <crazedpsyc <at>>
* URL             :
* License         : BSD
  Programming Lang: Python
  Description     : Library for querying the DuckDuckGo API

A Python library for querying the DuckDuckGo Instant Answer API. The
Instant Answer API gives you free access to many of DuckDuckGo's instant
answers like: topic summaries, categories, disambiguation, and !bang

More information on the Instant Answer API can be found at:



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x: irl <at>     t: EPVPN 2105
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Ricardo F | 9 Oct 17:19 2015

Bug#801397: ITP: tuptime -- Report historical and statistical running time of the system, keeping it between restarts.

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Ricardo F <rfrail3 <at>>

* Package name    : tuptime
  Version         : 3.2.01
  Upstream Author : Name <rfrail3 <at>>
* URL             :
* License         : GPL
  Programming Lang: Python
  Description     : Report historical and statistical running time of the system, keeping it between restarts.

Tuptime is a tool for report the historical and statistical running time of the system, keeping it between
restarts. Indeed, it can:

  - Count system startups
  - Register first boot time (a.k.a. installation time)
  - Count nicely and accidentally shutdowns
  - Uptime and downtime percentage since first boot time
  - Accumulated system uptime, downtime and total
  - Largest, shortest and average uptime and downtime
  - Current uptime
  - Print formatted table or list with most of the previous values
  - Register used kernels

ChangZhuo Chen | 9 Oct 04:35 2015

Bug#801358: ITP: fonts-babelstone-modern -- BabelStone Modern font

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: "ChangZhuo Chen (陳昌倬)" <czchen <at>>

* Package name    : fonts-babelstone-modern
  Version         : 6.002
  Upstream Author : Andrew West
* URL             :
* License         : SIL-1.1
  Programming Lang: N/A
  Description     : BabelStone latin modern font


ChangZhuo Chen (陳昌倬) <czchen <at>>
Debian Developer
Key fingerprint = EC9F 905D 866D BE46 A896  C827 BE0C 9242 03F4 552D
wnpp | 9 Oct 02:27 2015

Work-needing packages report for Oct 9, 2015

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: 672 (new: 1)
Total number of packages offered up for adoption: 178 (new: 4)
Total number of packages requested help for: 50 (new: 0)

Please refer to for more information.


The following packages have been orphaned:

   wicd (#801253), orphaned yesterday
     Description: wired and wireless network manager
     Reverse Depends: wicd wicd-cli wicd-curses wicd-daemon wicd-gtk
     Installations reported by Popcon: 7036

671 older packages have been omitted from this listing, see for a complete list.


The following packages have been given up for adoption:

   git-flow (#801184), offered yesterday
     Description: Git extension to provide a high-level branching model
     Installations reported by Popcon: 1183

   httping (#800751), offered 5 days ago
     Description: ping-like program for http-requests
     Installations reported by Popcon: 389

   newsbeuter (#800752), offered 5 days ago
     Description: text mode rss feed reader with podcast support
     Reverse Depends: newsbeuter-dbg
     Installations reported by Popcon: 511

   stfl (#800753), offered 5 days ago
     Description: structured terminal forms language/library
     Reverse Depends: libstfl-dev libstfl-ruby1.8 libstfl-ruby1.9.1
       newsbeuter smuxi-frontend-stfl
     Installations reported by Popcon: 541

174 older packages have been omitted from this listing, see for a complete list.


For the following packages help is requested:

   apt-xapian-index (#567955), requested 2075 days ago
     Description: maintenance tools for a Xapian index of Debian packages
     Reverse Depends: goplay muon muon-discover packagesearch
     Installations reported by Popcon: 50917

   athcool (#278442), requested 3999 days ago
     Description: Enable powersaving mode for Athlon/Duron processors
     Installations reported by Popcon: 33

   awstats (#755797), requested 442 days ago
     Description: powerful and featureful web server log analyzer
     Installations reported by Popcon: 4207

   balsa (#642906), requested 1474 days ago
     Description: An e-mail client for GNOME
     Reverse Depends: balsa-dbg
     Installations reported by Popcon: 705

   cardstories (#624100), requested 1627 days ago
     Description: Find out a card using a sentence made up by another
     Installations reported by Popcon: 6

   cups (#532097), requested 2315 days ago
     Description: Common UNIX Printing System
     Reverse Depends: bluez-cups boomaga chromium
       cinnamon-settings-daemon cloudprint cups cups-backend-bjnp
       cups-browsed cups-bsd cups-client (65 more omitted)
     Installations reported by Popcon: 159653

   cyrus-sasl2 (#799864), requested 15 days ago
     Description: authentication abstraction library
     Reverse Depends: 389-admin 389-ds-base 389-ds-base-libs 389-dsgw
       adcli autofs-ldap cairo-dock-mail-plug-in claws-mail
       claws-mail-acpi-notifier claws-mail-address-keeper (123 more
     Installations reported by Popcon: 184720

   debtags (#567954), requested 2075 days ago
     Description: Enables support for package tags
     Reverse Depends: goplay packagesearch
     Installations reported by Popcon: 2110

   developers-reference (#759995), requested 404 days ago
     Description: guidelines and information for Debian developers
     Installations reported by Popcon: 17757

   devscripts (#800413), requested 9 days ago
     Description: scripts to make the life of a Debian Package maintainer
     Reverse Depends: apt-build apt-listdifferences aptfs arriero
       bzr-builddeb customdeb debci debian-builder debmake debpear (26 more
     Installations reported by Popcon: 12799

   ejabberd (#767874), requested 339 days ago
     Description: distributed, fault-tolerant Jabber/XMPP server written
       in Erlang
     Reverse Depends: ejabberd-contrib ejabberd-mod-cron
       ejabberd-mod-http-upload ejabberd-mod-log-chat
       ejabberd-mod-logsession ejabberd-mod-logxml ejabberd-mod-mam-mnesia
       ejabberd-mod-message-log ejabberd-mod-muc-log-http
       ejabberd-mod-post-log (5 more omitted)
     Installations reported by Popcon: 797

   fbcat (#565156), requested 2094 days ago
     Description: framebuffer grabber
     Installations reported by Popcon: 170

   freeipmi (#628062), requested 1596 days ago
     Description: GNU implementation of the IPMI protocol
     Reverse Depends: freeipmi freeipmi-bmc-watchdog freeipmi-ipmidetect
       freeipmi-ipmiseld freeipmi-tools ipmitool libfreeipmi-dev
       libfreeipmi16 libipmiconsole-dev libipmiconsole2 (6 more omitted)
     Installations reported by Popcon: 6408

   freerdp (#799759), requested 16 days ago
     Description: RDP client for Windows Terminal Services (X11 client)
     Reverse Depends: freerdp-x11 freerdp-x11-dbg libfreerdp-cache1.1
       libfreerdp-client1.1 libfreerdp-codec1.1 libfreerdp-common1.1.0
       libfreerdp-core1.1 libfreerdp-crypto1.1 libfreerdp-dbg
       libfreerdp-dev (28 more omitted)
     Installations reported by Popcon: 59573

   gnat-gps (#496905), requested 2597 days ago
     Description: co-maintainer needed
     Reverse Depends: gnat-gps gnat-gps-dbg
     Installations reported by Popcon: 533

   gnokii (#677750), requested 1209 days ago
     Description: Datasuite for mobile phone management
     Reverse Depends: gnokii gnokii-cli gnokii-smsd gnokii-smsd-mysql
       gnokii-smsd-pgsql gnome-phone-manager libgnokii-dev libgnokii6
     Installations reported by Popcon: 1364

   gridengine (#703256), requested 935 days ago
     Description: Distributed resource management
     Reverse Depends: gridengine-client gridengine-drmaa-dev
       gridengine-exec gridengine-master gridengine-qmon
     Installations reported by Popcon: 1016

   grub2 (#248397), requested 4168 days ago
     Description: GRand Unified Bootloader
     Reverse Depends: debootstick grml-rescueboot grml2usb grub-coreboot
       grub-coreboot-bin grub-coreboot-dbg grub-disk grub-efi
       grub-efi-amd64 grub-efi-amd64-bin (38 more omitted)
     Installations reported by Popcon: 180839

   guake (#755928), requested 441 days ago
     Description: Drop-down terminal for GNOME Desktop Environment
     Reverse Depends: guake-indicator
     Installations reported by Popcon: 2337

   hfsprogs (#557892), requested 2143 days ago
     Description: mkfs and fsck for HFS and HFS+ file systems
     Installations reported by Popcon: 1707

   irssi-scripts (#663577), requested 1305 days ago
     Description: collection of scripts for irssi
     Installations reported by Popcon: 960

   jmol (#719330), requested 789 days ago
     Description: Molecular Viewer
     Reverse Depends: jalview jmol jmol-applet libbiojava3.0-java
     Installations reported by Popcon: 427

   jove (#470185), requested 2769 days ago
     Description: Jonathan's Own Version of Emacs - a compact, powerful
     Installations reported by Popcon: 912

   libapache2-mod-python (#516501), requested 2420 days ago
     Description: Python-embedding module for Apache 2
     Reverse Depends: check-mk-multisite whiteboard
     Installations reported by Popcon: 9303

   libept (#678382), requested 1204 days ago
     Description: High-level library for managing Debian package
     Reverse Depends: libept-dev packagesearch synaptic
     Installations reported by Popcon: 6352

   libreoffice (#419523), requested 3097 days ago
     Description: office productivity suite
     Reverse Depends: design-desktop gnome jodconverter jodreports-cli
       libjodconverter-java libjodreports-java libreoffice
       libreoffice-avmedia-backend-vlc libreoffice-base (188 more omitted)
     Installations reported by Popcon: 91191

   libteam (#743212), requested 556 days ago
     Description: library for controlling team network device
     Reverse Depends: ladvd libteam-dev libteam-utils network-manager
     Installations reported by Popcon: 57809

   libvorbisidec (#698378), requested 994 days ago
     Description: Integer-only Ogg Vorbis decoder, AKA 'tremor'
     Reverse Depends: libvorbisidec-dev mednafen mencoder mpd mplayer
       mplayer-gui onscripter
     Installations reported by Popcon: 9225

   logcheck (#539944), requested 2256 days ago
     Description: mails anomalies in the system logfiles to the
     Reverse Depends: fiaif logcheck logster
     Installations reported by Popcon: 4758

   munin (#655889), requested 1363 days ago
     Description: please help keeping munin 2.0 in shape
     Reverse Depends: groonga-munin-plugins mailping munin munin-async
       munin-libvirt-plugins munin-node munin-plugins-core
       munin-plugins-extra munin-plugins-java munin-plugins-openstack
     Installations reported by Popcon: 11152

   nas (#354174), requested 3514 days ago
     Description: The Network Audio System
     Reverse Depends: acm alsaplayer-nas gbsplay isdnvboxclient
       libaudio-dev libqtgui4 mpg123 mplayer mplayer-gui nas (4 more
     Installations reported by Popcon: 107289

   nilfs-tools (#723599), requested 751 days ago
     Description: Continuous Snapshotting Log-structured Filesystem
     Reverse Depends: libguestfs-nilfs nilfs-tools-dbg
     Installations reported by Popcon: 307

   nn (#470187), requested 2769 days ago
     Description: Heavy-duty USENET news reader (curses-based client)
     Installations reported by Popcon: 65

   openldap (#512360), requested 2452 days ago
     Description: OpenLDAP server, libraries, and utilities
     Reverse Depends: 389-admin 389-ds-base 389-ds-base-dev
       389-ds-base-libs 389-dsgw adcli alpine am-utils anope
       aolserver4-nsldap (198 more omitted)
     Installations reported by Popcon: 182955

   openssl (#332498), requested 3654 days ago
     Description: Secure Socket Layer (SSL) binary and related
       cryptographic tools
     Reverse Depends: 0install-core 389-ds-base afflib-tools alpine
       amanda-client amanda-common amanda-server amqp-tools
       android-tools-adb anon-proxy (896 more omitted)
     Installations reported by Popcon: 183800

   openvanilla-modules (#678401), requested 1204 days ago
     Description: libraries of openvanilla input method
     Reverse Depends: openvanilla-imgeneric-data-all
       openvanilla-imgeneric-data-ja openvanilla-imgeneric-data-ko
       openvanilla-imgeneric-data-th openvanilla-imgeneric-data-vi
       openvanilla-imgeneric-data-zh-cn openvanilla-imgeneric-data-zh-hk
       openvanilla-imgeneric-data-zh-tw ucimf-openvanilla
     Installations reported by Popcon: 12

   pam-krb5-migrate (#724346), requested 745 days ago
     Description: PAM module for migrating to Kerberos
     Installations reported by Popcon: 21

   pgadmin3 (#757770), requested 423 days ago
     Description: graphical administration tool for PostgreSQL
     Reverse Depends: pgadmin3 pgadmin3-dbg
     Installations reported by Popcon: 4218

   pgpool2 (#772047), requested 308 days ago
     Description: connection pool server and replication proxy for
     Reverse Depends: libpgpool-dev pgpool2 postgresql-9.4-pgpool2
     Installations reported by Popcon: 161

   php-horde-core (#686007), requested 1137 days ago
     Description: web-based groupware and other applications
     Reverse Depends: php-horde php-horde-ansel php-horde-content
       php-horde-dav php-horde-form php-horde-gollem php-horde-imp
       php-horde-ingo php-horde-kronolith php-horde-mnemo (10 more omitted)
     Installations reported by Popcon: 116

   php5 (#664595), requested 1298 days ago
     Description: server-side, HTML-embedded scripting language
     Reverse Depends: acidbase adminer ampache arcanist auth2db-frontend
       cacti cakephp cakephp-instaweb cakephp-scripts collabtive (571 more
     Installations reported by Popcon: 64721

   phppgadmin (#777617), requested 240 days ago
     Description: web-based administration tool for PostgreSQL
     Installations reported by Popcon: 1891

   proftpd-dfsg (#519175), requested 2403 days ago
     Description: versatile, virtual-hosting FTP daemon
     Reverse Depends: gadmin-proftpd proftpd-dev proftpd-mod-autohost
       proftpd-mod-case proftpd-mod-dnsbl proftpd-mod-fsync
       proftpd-mod-geoip proftpd-mod-ldap proftpd-mod-msg proftpd-mod-mysql
       (5 more omitted)
     Installations reported by Popcon: 8939

   pulseaudio (#743303), requested 555 days ago
     Description: PulseAudio sound server
     Reverse Depends: aegisub audacious-plugins blueman
       browser-plugin-freshplayer-libpdf browser-plugin-freshplayer-nacl
       browser-plugin-freshplayer-pepperflash cairo-dock-impulse-plug-in
       cinnamon cinnamon-control-center cinnamon-settings-daemon (162 more
     Installations reported by Popcon: 122456

   rng-tools (#630920), requested 1573 days ago
     Description: Daemon to use a Hardware TRNG
     Installations reported by Popcon: 1154

   ruby-sidekiq (#781826), requested 188 days ago
     Description: need help with a failing test
     Reverse Depends: ruby-sidetiq
     Installations reported by Popcon: 6

   screen (#654116), requested 1375 days ago
     Description: terminal multiplexor with VT100/ANSI terminal emulation
     Reverse Depends: byobu cereal epoptes-client mdm piuparts-slave
       podracer screen-dbg screenie
     Installations reported by Popcon: 52393

   spamassassin (#676314), requested 1219 days ago
     Description: seeking co-maintainers
     Reverse Depends: claws-mail-spamassassin fuzzyocr sa-compile sa-exim
       sa-learn-cyrus spamass-milter spamassassin-heatu spampd
     Installations reported by Popcon: 13048

   torbrowser-launcher (#796295), requested 48 days ago
     Description: helps download, update and run the Tor Browser Bundle
     Reverse Depends: onionshare
     Installations reported by Popcon: 903

   xml-core (#660687), requested 1326 days ago
     Description: XML infrastructure and XML catalog file support
     Reverse Depends: dia-common docbook-ebnf docbook-mathml
       docbook-simple docbook-slides docbook-website docbook-xml
       docbook-xsl docbook-xsl-ns docbook2x (9 more omitted)
     Installations reported by Popcon: 173391

See for more information.

Piotr Ożarowski | 8 Oct 20:16 2015

Bug#801334: ITP: pypi2deb -- PyPI to Debian converter

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Piotr Ożarowski <piotr <at>>

* Package name    : pypi2deb
  Version         : 1.20151008
  Upstream Author : Piotr Ożarowski <piotr <at>>
* URL             :
* License         : Expat
  Programming Lang: Python
  Description     : PyPI to Debian converter

 This package provides:
  * py2dsp - converts PyPI package to Debian source package
  * pypi2debian - converts PyPI repository to Debian repository
  * uses PyPI metadata
  * supports Python 2.X, 3.X and PyPy
  * guesses build dependencies
  * reuses existing Debian package names if already packaged in Debian
  * creates -doc package with Sphinx regenerated documentation
  * generates ITP email template
  * easy to customise (profiles, overrides, templates)
  * uses Debian tools to generate files if possible
  * integrates with dh-python's tools
  * asynchronous
Linus Hughes | 8 Oct 16:29 2015

Domain page for wiki of particular debian documentation sources


I am working on developing some custom language packs for the Linux community. A lot of distributions use a Debian source seems the case, so I wanted to start with some language packs in Debian because I use my Debian system most (I as well use Ubuntu for most of my vps hosts, though for my home I prefer Debian). I am with hopes to port these language packs for other system users as well as necessary.

I am wanting to provide some basic instructions on the process of creating a Tolkein Elvish language pack, using the Elven font & implementing a rudimentary dictionary for the system so that various translations can be automated, & anything else that might be requested.

My question is two-fold:

1) Is there anybody else in the mailing list or a notorious community member/leader whom works a lot with the language packs or has a specific interest in the topic & some know-how whom would want to be involved or has requests/concers?
If so, send me an email at linushughes77 <at>

2) Is there a domain page for wiki editing & posting of particular documentation sources for Debian? I'd be happy to first create a preview of the instructions or documentation I wish to provide to the community. I think the topic of Language Pack creation could be extremely helpful to various of the community members. As the system develops, even to have personal language settings & ease of custom language configuration could help community members tremendously.

Much oblige for your time.

Kevin Murray | 8 Oct 13:43 2015

Bug#801309: ITP: python-latexcodec -- A lexer and codec to work with LaTeX code in Python.

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Kevin Murray <spam <at>>

* Package name    : python-latexcodec
  Version         : 1.0.1
  Upstream Author : Matthias C. M. Troffaes
* URL             :
* License         : Expat
  Programming Lang: Python
  Description     : A lexer and codec to work with LaTeX code in Python.

A dependency of the sphinxcontrib-bibtex package.

This will be co-maintained with the Debian Med team.

Kevin Murray | 8 Oct 13:23 2015

Bug#801307: ITP: pybtex-docutils -- A docutils backend for pybtex

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Kevin Murray <spam <at>>

* Package name    : pybtex-docutils
  Version         : 0.2.1
  Upstream Author : Matthias C. M. Troffaes
* URL             :
* License         : Expat
  Programming Lang: Python
  Description     : A docutils backend for pybtex

Pybtex is a drop-in replacement for BibTeX written in Python. pybtex-docutils
is a docutils backend for pybtex.

pybtex-docutils is a dependency for sphinxcontrib-bibtex, required for the
build of seqan's documentation.

This package will be co-maintained with the Debian Med team.

Kevin Murray | 8 Oct 13:10 2015

Bug#801306: ITP: python-oset -- An ordered set data structure for Python

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Kevin Murray <spam <at>>

* Package name    : python-oset
  Version         : 0.1.3
  Upstream Author : Carlos Martin, Raymond Hettinger
* URL             :
* License         : BSD
  Programming Lang: Python
  Description     : An ordered set data structure for Python

A set data structure that remembers original insertion order.  The
implementation based on a doubly linked link and an internal dictionary.
This design gives OrderedSet the same big-Oh running times as regular
sets including O(1) adds, removes, and lookups as well as O(n)

This is a dependency of sphinxcontrib-bibtex, which is required to build
seqan's documentation.

This package will be co-maintained in the Debian Med team.