Salvo Tomaselli | 26 Jul 07:17 2014

can't submit bugs


whenever I try to send a bug with reportbug to submit <at>, I get a 
failure notification

550 malware detected: Sanesecurity.Junk.3451.UNOFFICIAL: message rejected

So, I can't open bugs.

I don't know who is in charge for that, so I thought I'd write here.


Salvo Tomaselli

"Io non mi sento obbligato a credere che lo stesso Dio che ci ha dotato di
senso, ragione ed intelletto intendesse che noi ne facessimo a meno."
                -- Galileo Galilei

Mattia Rizzolo | 26 Jul 01:49 2014

Bug#756082: ITP: librevenge -- base library for writing document import filters

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Mattia Rizzolo <mattia <at>>

* Package name    : librevenge
  Version         : 0.0.1
  Upstream Author : David Tardon <dtardon <at>> (and others)
* URL             :
* License         : MPL2+/LGPGL2.1
  Programming Lang: C++
  Description     : base library for writing document import filters

librevenge is a base library for writing document import filters. It has
interfaces for text documents, vector graphics, spreadsheets and presentations.

librevenge will be a build-dep of the new release of scribus-ng.
I plan to start working on it in early 2014 September.


						Mattia Rizzolo

GPG Key: 4096R/B9444540
more about me:
Launchpad User:
Ubuntu Wiki page:
Michael Ryan | 25 Jul 19:14 2014

Thin provisioning Wheezy

It's my understanding, please correct me if wrong, that LVM thin provisioning is disabled in Wheezy due to lack of availability of user tools (at the time).  I've reconfigured the kernel to include thin provisioning target support but when creating a thin pool I get: "WARNING: Unrecognized segment type thin...".

How might I re-enable this feature?
Thank you.
Marcin Kulisz (kuLa | 25 Jul 16:00 2014

Bug#756022: ITP: apt-transport-s3 -- APT transport for privately held AWS S3 repositories

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: "Marcin Kulisz (kuLa)" <debian <at>>

* Package name    : apt-transport-s3
  Version         : 20120426090326git
  Upstream Author : Kyle Shank <kyle.shank <at>>
* URL             :
* License         : GPLv3
  Programming Lang: C++
  Description     : APT transport for privately held AWS S3 repositories

This package contains the APT AWS S3 transport. It makes possible to fetch
files from repositories privately held on AWS S3.
To start using S3 based repo it's enough to add line similar to the below to
apt sources.list (more information in 'man apt-transport-s3'):
deb s3://AWS_ACCESS_ID:[AWS_SECRET_KEY] <at> wheezy main

Ana Guerrero | 25 Jul 15:47 2014

Bug#756019: ITP: libmlx5 -- Userspace driver for Mellanox Connect-IB InfiniBand HCAs

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Ana Guerrero Lopez <ana <at>>

* Package name    : libmlx5
  Version         : 1.0.1
  Upstream Author : Eli Cohen <eli <at>>
* URL             :
* License         : To choose between BSD license or GPL v2
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : Userspace driver for Mellanox Connect-IB InfiniBand HCAs

 libmlx5 is a device-specific driver for Mellanox Connect-IB InfiniBand
 host channel adapters (HCAs) for the libibverbs library.  This allows
 userspace processes to access Mellanox HCA hardware directly with
 low latency and low overhead.

Please, do not confuse with libmlx4 that is for Mellanox ConnectX while
this package, libmlx5, is for Mellanox Connect-IB.

Andreas Tille | 25 Jul 13:49 2014

Bug#756003: ITP: r-bioc-snpstats -- BioConductor SnpMatrix and XSnpMatrix classes and methods

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Andreas Tille <tille <at>>

* Package name    : r-bioc-snpstats
  Version         : 1.14.0
  Upstream Author : David Clayton <dc208 <at>>
* URL             :
* License         : GPL-3
  Programming Lang: R
  Description     : BioConductor SnpMatrix and XSnpMatrix classes and methods
 This BioConductor package provides R functions to work with
 SnpMatrix and XSnpMatrix classes and methods.

Remark: This package is needed to run parts of the testsuite of other BioConductor
modules and is packaged to enable proper autopkgtest suite.  It is maintained by
the Debian Med team at


Marco d'Itri | 25 Jul 03:24 2014

importing in git the history of a Debian package

This script shows how to import in git the complete history of a Debian 
package. It creates a structure of a properly merged upstream tree and 
Debian changes.

It may not be pretty and is slightly DWIM, but it worked for all of my 
packages (some of them with very broken stuff in old releases and a mix
of 1.0, 1.0+DBS, 1.0+quilt and 3.0) while everything else that I tried 
has failed.

For a good example pull my inn2 tree and have a look at it in gitk: .

Even if the first releases used DBS, so it was not practical to import 
the corresponding upstream sources, all Debian changes have been 
imported and can be easily browsed.

Another interesting example is kmod, where I have the complete history
of the real upstream git tree as an upstream branch which keeps being 
merged in the Debian branch at every upstream release: .
In this case I used the same script, but I made it use the upstream git 
tree instead of importing the .orig.tar.gz files.


wnpp | 25 Jul 02:26 2014

Work-needing packages report for Jul 25, 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: 579 (new: 4)
Total number of packages offered up for adoption: 141 (new: 10)
Total number of packages requested help for: 60 (new: 2)

Please refer to for more information.


The following packages have been orphaned:

   lletters (#755283), orphaned 5 days ago
     Installations reported by Popcon: 179

   me-tv (#755451), orphaned 4 days ago
     Installations reported by Popcon: 648

   metatheme-gilouche (#755508), orphaned 3 days ago
     Installations reported by Popcon: 1114

   zbackup (#755773), orphaned yesterday
     Description: Versatile deduplicating backup tool
     Installations reported by Popcon: 42

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


The following packages have been given up for adoption:

   bleachbit (#755293), offered 5 days ago
     Description: delete unnecessary files from the system
     Installations reported by Popcon: 2440

   gexiv2 (#755415), offered 4 days ago
     Description: GObject-based wrapper around the Exiv2 library
     Reverse Depends: entangle gir1.2-entangle-0.1 gir1.2-gexiv2-0.10
       lazygal libgexiv2-2-dbg libgexiv2-dev nautilus-image-manipulator
     Installations reported by Popcon: 8277

   gtg (#755296), offered 5 days ago
     Description: organizer for the GNOME desktop environment
     Installations reported by Popcon: 597

   liblarch (#755298), offered 5 days ago
     Description: easily handle data structure
     Reverse Depends: gtg python-liblarch-gtk
     Installations reported by Popcon: 599

   libvncserver (#755299), offered 5 days ago
     Description: API to write one's own vnc server
     Reverse Depends: aqemu kcemu krdc lcd4linux libguac-client-vnc0
       libvncclient0-dbg libvncserver-config libvncserver-dev
       libvncserver0-dbg linuxvnc (4 more omitted)
     Installations reported by Popcon: 26314

   oggconvert (#755300), offered 5 days ago
     Description: convert media files to free formats
     Installations reported by Popcon: 904

   pyparted (#755301), offered 5 days ago
     Description: Python interface for libparted
     Reverse Depends: linaro-image-tools python-parted-dbg
     Installations reported by Popcon: 266

   remmina (#755303), offered 5 days ago
     Description: remote desktop client for GNOME desktop environment
     Reverse Depends: remmina remmina-plugin-gnome remmina-plugin-nx
       remmina-plugin-rdp remmina-plugin-telepathy remmina-plugin-vnc
     Installations reported by Popcon: 14992

   scons (#755496), offered 3 days ago
     Description: replacement for make
     Reverse Depends: nuitka
     Installations reported by Popcon: 3689

   scons-doc (#755497), offered 3 days ago
     Description: Documentation for SCons
     Installations reported by Popcon: 112

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


For the following packages help is requested:

[NEW] awstats (#755797), requested yesterday
     Description: powerful and featureful web server log analyzer
     Installations reported by Popcon: 4068

[NEW] guake (#755928), requested today
     Reverse Depends: guake-indicator
     Installations reported by Popcon: 1910

   apt-xapian-index (#567955), requested 1634 days ago
     Description: maintenance tools for a Xapian index of Debian packages
     Reverse Depends: ept-cache goplay packagesearch
     Installations reported by Popcon: 74844

   athcool (#278442), requested 3558 days ago
     Description: Enable powersaving mode for Athlon/Duron processors
     Installations reported by Popcon: 47

   balsa (#642906), requested 1033 days ago
     Description: An e-mail client for GNOME
     Reverse Depends: balsa-dbg
     Installations reported by Popcon: 779

   cardstories (#624100), requested 1186 days ago
     Description: Find out a card using a sentence made up by another
     Installations reported by Popcon: 9

   chromium-browser (#583826), requested 1516 days ago
     Description: Chromium browser
     Reverse Depends: chromedriver chromium chromium-dbg chromium-l10n
     Installations reported by Popcon: 24783

   code-saturne (#754477), requested 13 days ago
     Reverse Depends: code-saturne
     Installations reported by Popcon: 171

   csv2latex (#746158), requested 88 days ago
     Description: a CSV to LaTeX file converter
     Installations reported by Popcon: 158

   cups (#532097), requested 1874 days ago
     Description: Common UNIX Printing System
     Reverse Depends: bluez-cups chromium cinnamon-settings-daemon
       cloudprint cups cups-backend-bjnp cups-browsed cups-bsd cups-client
       cups-core-drivers (66 more omitted)
     Installations reported by Popcon: 135340

   debtags (#567954), requested 1634 days ago
     Description: Enables support for package tags
     Reverse Depends: goplay packagesearch
     Installations reported by Popcon: 2359

   fbcat (#565156), requested 1653 days ago
     Description: framebuffer grabber
     Installations reported by Popcon: 163

   freeipmi (#628062), requested 1155 days ago
     Description: GNU implementation of the IPMI protocol
     Reverse Depends: freeipmi freeipmi-bmc-watchdog freeipmi-ipmidetect
       freeipmi-tools libfreeipmi-dev libfreeipmi12 libipmiconsole-dev
       libipmiconsole2 libipmidetect-dev libipmidetect0 (3 more omitted)
     Installations reported by Popcon: 5294

   gnat-gps (#496905), requested 2156 days ago
     Description: co-maintainer needed
     Reverse Depends: gnat-gps gnat-gps-dbg
     Installations reported by Popcon: 518

   gnokii (#677750), requested 768 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: 1618

   gnupg (#660685), requested 885 days ago
     Description: GNU privacy guard - a free PGP replacement
     Reverse Depends: 0install-core apt arriero bootstrap-base
       cdebootstrap cdebootstrap-static clamav-unofficial-sigs cloud-utils
       debian-archive-keyring debian-edu-archive-keyring (55 more omitted)
     Installations reported by Popcon: 164903

   gpa (#663405), requested 866 days ago
     Description: GNU Privacy Assistant (GPA)
     Installations reported by Popcon: 581

   gradle (#683666), requested 721 days ago
     Description: Groovy based build system
     Reverse Depends: gradle libgradle-plugins-java
     Installations reported by Popcon: 134

   gridengine (#703256), requested 494 days ago
     Description: Distributed resource management
     Reverse Depends: gridengine-client gridengine-drmaa-dev
       gridengine-exec gridengine-master gridengine-qmon logol
     Installations reported by Popcon: 1161

   grub2 (#248397), requested 3727 days ago
     Description: GRand Unified Bootloader
     Reverse Depends: grml-rescueboot grml2usb grub-coreboot
       grub-coreboot-bin grub-coreboot-dbg grub-disk grub-efi
       grub-efi-amd64 grub-efi-amd64-bin grub-efi-amd64-dbg (33 more
     Installations reported by Popcon: 158471

   hfsprogs (#557892), requested 1702 days ago
     Description: mkfs and fsck for HFS and HFS+ file systems
     Installations reported by Popcon: 1548

   irssi-scripts (#663577), requested 864 days ago
     Description: collection of scripts for irssi
     Installations reported by Popcon: 1165

   isdnutils (#661110), requested 881 days ago
     Description: ISDN utilities
     Reverse Depends: capi4hylafax drdsl ibod ipppd isdnactivecards
       isdnlog isdnutils-xtools isdnvbox isdnvboxserver
     Installations reported by Popcon: 225

   jmol (#719330), requested 348 days ago
     Description: Molecular Viewer
     Reverse Depends: jalview jmol jmol-applet libbiojava3.0-java
     Installations reported by Popcon: 391

   jove (#470185), requested 2328 days ago
     Description: Jonathan's Own Version of Emacs - a compact, powerful
     Installations reported by Popcon: 1215

   libapache2-mod-python (#516501), requested 1979 days ago
     Description: Python-embedding module for Apache 2
     Reverse Depends: check-mk-multisite dicoweb whiteboard
     Installations reported by Popcon: 11744

   libburn (#679249), requested 757 days ago
     Description: library to provide CD/DVD writing functions
     Reverse Depends: cdrskin cdw k3b libbrasero-media3-1 libburn-dbg
       libburn-dev libisoburn-dbg libisoburn-dev libisoburn1 simpleburn (2
       more omitted)
     Installations reported by Popcon: 76952

   libept (#678382), requested 763 days ago
     Description: High-level library for managing Debian package
     Reverse Depends: debtags goplay libept-dev packagesearch synaptic
     Installations reported by Popcon: 119499

   libisoburn (#679265), requested 757 days ago
     Description: command line ISO-9660 and Rock Ridge manipulation tool
     Reverse Depends: debian-cd fai-quickstart libisoburn-dbg
       libisoburn-dev simpleburn xorriso
     Installations reported by Popcon: 1573

   libisofs (#679254), requested 757 days ago
     Description: library to create ISO9660 images
     Reverse Depends: libbrasero-media3-1 libisoburn-dbg libisoburn-dev
       libisoburn1 libisofs-dbg libisofs-dev xfburn xorriso
     Installations reported by Popcon: 76725

   libreoffice (#419523), requested 2656 days ago
     Description: office productivity suite
     Reverse Depends: browser-plugin-libreoffice gnome jodconverter
       jodreports-cli libaccessodf-java libjodconverter-java
       libjodreports-java libreoffice libreoffice-avmedia-backend-gstreamer
       libreoffice-avmedia-backend-vlc (191 more omitted)
     Installations reported by Popcon: 75043

   libteam (#743212), requested 115 days ago
     Description: library for controlling team network device
     Reverse Depends: libteam-dev libteam-utils
     Installations reported by Popcon: 1

   libvorbisidec (#698378), requested 553 days ago
     Description: Integer-only Ogg Vorbis decoder, AKA 'tremor'
     Reverse Depends: libvorbisidec-dev mednafen mpd onscripter
     Installations reported by Popcon: 9260

   link-grammar (#556010), requested 1714 days ago
     Description: Carnegie Mellon University's link grammar parser for
     Reverse Depends: abiword-plugin-grammar libgrammar4 liblink-grammar4
       liblink-grammar4-dev liblink-grammar4-java link-grammar
     Installations reported by Popcon: 7741

   logcheck (#539944), requested 1815 days ago
     Description: mails anomalies in the system logfiles to the
     Reverse Depends: fiaif logcheck logster
     Installations reported by Popcon: 4933

   mediawiki-extensions (#484545), requested 2241 days ago
     Description: set of extensions for MediaWiki
     Reverse Depends: mediawiki-extensions
       mediawiki-extensions-collection mediawiki-extensions-geshi
       mediawiki-extensions-graphviz mediawiki-extensions-ldapauth
     Installations reported by Popcon: 1088

   mg (#734331), requested 199 days ago
     Description: microscopic GNU Emacs-style editor
     Installations reported by Popcon: 370

   munin (#655889), requested 922 days ago
     Description: please help keeping munin 2.0 in shape
     Reverse Depends: mailping munin munin-async munin-libvirt-plugins
       munin-node munin-plugins-core munin-plugins-extra munin-plugins-java
     Installations reported by Popcon: 9963

   mysql-utilities (#741911), requested 129 days ago
     Description: collection of scripts for managing MySQL servers
     Installations reported by Popcon: 3324

   nas (#354174), requested 3073 days ago
     Description: The Network Audio System
     Reverse Depends: acm alsaplayer-nas gbsplay isdnvboxclient
       libaudio-dev libqtgui4 nas nas-bin speech-dispatcher-audio-plugins
       timidity (1 more omitted)
     Installations reported by Popcon: 93746

   nilfs-tools (#723599), requested 310 days ago
     Description: Continuous Snapshotting Log-structured Filesystem
     Reverse Depends: libguestfs-nilfs nilfs-tools-dbg
     Installations reported by Popcon: 350

   nn (#470187), requested 2328 days ago
     Description: Heavy-duty USENET news reader (curses-based client)
     Installations reported by Popcon: 92

   openldap (#512360), requested 2011 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 aolserver4-nsldap
       apache2-bin (194 more omitted)
     Installations reported by Popcon: 161281

   openmx (#706711), requested 447 days ago
     Description: package for nano-scale material simulations
     Installations reported by Popcon: 173

   openscenegraph (#392266), requested 2844 days ago
     Description: 3d scenegraph
     Reverse Depends: choreonoid-plugins-base fgrun flightgear
       libcnoid-dev libcnoid1 libopenscenegraph-dev libopenscenegraph99
       libopenthreads-dev libopenwalnut1 libopenwalnut1-dev (19 more
     Installations reported by Popcon: 1354

   openssl (#332498), requested 3213 days ago
     Description: Secure Socket Layer (SSL) binary and related
       cryptographic tools
     Reverse Depends: 0install-core 3270-common 389-ds-base afflib-tools
       alpine amanda-client amanda-common amanda-server amqp-tools
       android-tools-adb (815 more omitted)
     Installations reported by Popcon: 161925

   openvanilla-modules (#678401), requested 763 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: 11

   pam-krb5-migrate (#724346), requested 304 days ago
     Description: PAM module for migrating to Kerberos
     Installations reported by Popcon: 21

   parmetis (#706710), requested 447 days ago (non-free)
     Description: Parallel Graph Partitioning and Sparse Matrix Ordering
     Reverse Depends: libparmetis-dev libsuitesparse-metis-3.1.0
       libsuitesparse-metis-dbg libsuitesparse-metis-dev parmetis-test
     Installations reported by Popcon: 178

   php-horde-core (#686007), requested 696 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: 57

   php5 (#664595), requested 857 days ago
     Description: server-side, HTML-embedded scripting language
     Reverse Depends: adminer ampache auth2db-frontend cacti cakephp
       cakephp-instaweb cakephp-scripts collabtive d-push davical (475 more
     Installations reported by Popcon: 60135

   proftpd-dfsg (#519175), requested 1962 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: 8743

   pulseaudio (#743303), requested 114 days ago
     Description: PulseAudio sound server
     Reverse Depends: aegisub audacious-plugins blueman
       cairo-dock-impulse-plug-in cinnamon cinnamon-control-center
       cinnamon-settings-daemon darkice empathy fbzx (143 more omitted)
     Installations reported by Popcon: 106726

   pyro (#530280), requested 1888 days ago
     Description: distributed object system for Python
     Reverse Depends: pyro-examples pyro-gui shinken-common
     Installations reported by Popcon: 1680

   rng-tools (#630920), requested 1132 days ago
     Description: Daemon to use a Hardware TRNG
     Installations reported by Popcon: 1019

   scilab (#744140), requested 105 days ago
     Description: Scientific software package for numerical computations
     Reverse Depends: cantor-backend-scilab python-sciscipy scilab
       scilab-ann scilab-celestlab scilab-cli scilab-doc-fr scilab-doc-ja
       scilab-doc-pt-br scilab-full-bin (8 more omitted)
     Installations reported by Popcon: 1942

   screen (#654116), requested 934 days ago
     Description: terminal multiplexor with VT100/ANSI terminal emulation
     Reverse Depends: apt-dater byobu cereal epoptes-client mdm
       piuparts-slave podracer screen-dbg screenie
     Installations reported by Popcon: 48161

   spamassassin (#676314), requested 778 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: 15438

   vagrant (#753095), requested 25 days ago
     Installations reported by Popcon: 1235

   xml-core (#660687), requested 885 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 (10 more omitted)
     Installations reported by Popcon: 149752

See for more information.

Yann Dirson | 24 Jul 22:35 2014

Bug#755957: ITP: git-reintegrate -- Git extension to manage integration branches

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Yann Dirson <dirson <at>>
X-Debbugs-CC: Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras <at>>

* Package name    : git-reintegrate
  Version         : 0.3
  Upstream Author : Felipe Contreras <felipe.contreras <at>>
* URL             :
* License         : GPL
  Programming Lang: Ruby
  Description     : Git extension to manage integration branches

This tools allows to define which feature branches will be part of
your integration branches, and help you update the latter as new
versions of the feature branches are available.

Sylvestre Ledru | 24 Jul 18:21 2014

Bug#755928: RFH: guake

Package: wnpp
Severity: normal


Even if I am not longer using it, I am still maintaining. However
since it seems that guake is coming back from the dead:

It would be nice if someone using it helps.

It is quite easy to maintain it.


Marco d'Itri | 24 Jul 13:16 2014

libsystemd-dummy available in unstable

This package provides a dummy libsystemd-daemon-dev binary package on 
kfreebsd-* and hurd-* systems.

The purpose of this package is to allow other packages to 
unconditionally build-depend depend on libsystemd-daemon-dev, removing the
need for ifdefs and configure-time checks for the library.

All daemons are encouraged to implement the systemd socket activation 
and notification protocols! If you are looking for a simple example 
for a simple daemon (e.g. it does not support IPv6 or multiple listening 
sockets, because inn 1.x does not either) then check my patch for the 
ancient and venerable inn package: