Sam Hartman | 23 Oct 14:04 2014
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Thanks Ftpmaster for all your hard work with the Moonshot Suite


Hi.  back in 2011, I gave a talk at Debconf about the value of Debian to
people hoping to put together changes across an operating system.  I was
using my work in Project moonshot as an example; we've been looking at
integrating new security services throughout an operating system.
Debian has been really great for that because it's easy to modify and
easy to add new components, to use it both as a lab environment and a
stable system.

Today, with the acceptance of moonshot-gss-eap, we have all our
softhware in Debian unstable.  There are a few patches to other things
running around getting in shape, and lots of polishing and future
development.

However, I want to take  a moment to thank ftpmaster for their hard work
over the last month doing the "new" review for the Moonshot suite.  Some
of the packages were complex and pulled code from a lot of places.

In preparing to get all the packaging in shape for submission I talked
to a couple of FTP assistants at Debconf this year.  I'd always been
confused why the new queue processing took so long.  As I learned what
was involved, I realized that actually given the thorough review that is
done, it's amazing that new queue takes as short of a time as it does.
I also realized that we get a huge and valuable service out of this
work,.  It's valuable to our users who care about free software and the
DFSG, as well as everyone who cares about making sure that Debian is
redistributable and legal.

Thanks for all the hard work!

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Timo Aaltonen | 23 Oct 13:13 2014
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Bug#766471: ITP: libapache2-mod-lookup-identity -- Apache module to retrieve additional information about the authenticated user

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Timo Aaltonen <tjaalton <at> debian.org>

* Package name    : libapache2-mod-lookup-identity
  Version         : 0.9.2
  Upstream Author : Jan Pazdziora
* URL             : http://www.adelton.com/apache/mod_lookup_identity/
* License         : Apache-2.0
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : Apache module to retrieve additional information about the authenticated user

mod_lookup_identity can retrieve additional pieces of information
about user authenticated in Apache httpd server and store these values
in notes/environment variables to be consumed by web applications.
Use of REMOTE_USER_* environment variables is recommended.

Timo Aaltonen | 23 Oct 12:59 2014
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Bug#766469: ITP: libapache2-mod-intercept-form-submit -- Apache module to intercept login form submission and run PAM authentication

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Timo Aaltonen <tjaalton <at> debian.org>

* Package name    : libapache2-mod-intercept-form-submit
  Version         : 0.9.8
  Upstream Author : Jan Pazdziora
* URL             : http://www.adelton.com/apache/mod_intercept_form_submit/
* License         : Apache-2.0
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : Apache module to intercept login form submission and run PAM authentication

mod_intercept_form_submit can intercept submission of application login
forms. It retrieves the login and password information from the POST
HTTP request, runs PAM authentication with those credentials, and sets
the REMOTE_USER environment variable if the authentication passes.

Timo Aaltonen | 23 Oct 12:34 2014
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Bug#766465: ITP: libapache2-mod-authnz-pam -- PAM authorization checker and PAM Basic Authentication provider

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Timo Aaltonen <tjaalton <at> debian.org>

* Package name    : libapache2-mod-authnz-pam
  Version         : 0.9.3
  Upstream Author : Jan Pazdziora
* URL             : http://www.adelton.com/apache/mod_authnz_pam/
* License         : Apache-2.0
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : PAM authorization checker and PAM Basic Authentication provider

mod_authnz_pam is a PAM authorization module, supplementing
authentication done by other modules, for example mod_auth_kerb; it
can also be used as full Basic Authentication provider which runs the
[login, password] authentication through the PAM stack.

Nikos Andrikos | 23 Oct 12:50 2014
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Debconf code for getting usernames list

Hi,

I am the maintainer of the kismet package and on installation time I
need to ask for the user to specify which users should go in the
kismet group, which is used in order to avoid running kismet as root.
Currently [1] this is done like this :

addgroup --quiet --system $GROUP
db_get kismet/install-users
if [ "$RET" != "" ]; then
    for x in ${RET}; do
        usermod -a -G $GROUP $x
    done
fi

My problem is that sometimes the users might specify a wrong list
(comma-separated instead of space-separated, a typo in the username,
etc). This means that the usermod command will fail and actually this
will be shown as an error (code 6) in the installation of the package.
What is the proper way to check that each member of the $RET list is a
valid username and if not prompt the user to specify a new correct
list?

[1] http://sources.debian.net/src/kismet/2013.03.R1b-3/debian/kismet.postinst/

Thanks in advance,

Nikos
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Timo Aaltonen | 23 Oct 10:08 2014
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Bug#766453: ITP: libapache2-mod-auth-gssapi -- GSSAPI Authentication module for Apache2

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Timo Aaltonen <tjaalton <at> debian.org>

* Package name    : libapache2-mod-auth-gssapi
  Version         : 1.0.3
  Upstream Author : Simo Sorce <simo <at> redhat.com>
* URL             : https://github.com/modauthgssapi/mod_auth_gssapi
* License         : MIT
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : GSSAPI Authentication module for Apache2

The mod_auth_gssapi module is an authentication service that implements the SPNEGO based HTTP
Authentication protocol defined in RFC4559.

Jonas Smedegaard | 23 Oct 06:26 2014
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Bug#766433: ITP: compass-singularitygs-plugin -- advanced responsive grid system for Sass and Compass

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Jonas Smedegaard <dr <at> jones.dk>

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* Package name    : compass-singularitygs-plugin
  Version         : 1.4.0
  Upstream Author : Scott Kellum <scott <at> scottkellum.com> and Sam Richard <sam <at> snug.ug>
* URL             : http://singularity.gs/
* License         : Expat or GPL-3+
  Programming Lang: Sass/Compass/Ruby
  Description     : advanced responsive grid system for Sass and Compass

 Singularity is a fluid grid system that can generate uniform columns as
 well as asymmetric and compound grids.  It is designed to be
 extensible, adding additional outputs or grid generators are easy, and
 the core syntax is simple to build upon for custom input syntaxes.
 .
 Compass is a CSS authoring framework which uses the Sass stylesheet
 language to make writing stylesheets powerful and easy.
 .
 Sass makes CSS fun again. Sass is an extension of CSS3, adding nested
 rules, variables, mixins, selector inheritance, and more.

Will be maintained in the Sass team.

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Jonas Smedegaard | 22 Oct 19:04 2014
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Hurra for an efficient ftpmaster team!

Hi,

I have to share with you all how very positively surprised I am by the 
efficiency of the ftpmaster team processing the NEW queue.  I feared 
that we might experience extra slow processing this close to the freeze 
but my experience have been quite the contrary.

Hurra for the ftmaster team!

I know processing is not always simple and that I might just have been 
"lucky" lately (read: my recent uploads may simply be easy to handle). I 
sure hope that not too many are sitting out there with the outright 
opposite impression to mine, feeling abandoned by that moody and 
mysterious "NEW".

/me sends positive vibes towards ftpmasters and their machinery,

 - Jonas

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Jonas Smedegaard | 22 Oct 17:17 2014
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Bug#766371: ITP: libtry-tiny-smartcatch-perl -- lightweight Perl module for powerful exceptions handling

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Jonas Smedegaard <dr <at> jones.dk>

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* Package name    : libtry-tiny-smartcatch-perl
  Version         : 0.5
  Upstream Author : Marcin Sztolcman <marcin <at> urzenia.net>
* URL             : https://github.com/mysz/try-tiny-smartcatch
* License         : Expat
  Programming Lang: Perl
  Description     : lightweight Perl module for powerful exceptions handling

 Try::Tiny::SmartCatch's goals are mostly the same as Try::Tiny module,
 but there are few changes to it's specification.  Main difference is
 possibility to catch just some kinds of exceptions in place of catching
 everything.  Another one is slightly changed syntax.
 .
 When raised exception is an object, Try::Tiny::SmartCatch will test for
 exception type (using UNIVERSAL::isa).  When raised exception is just a
 text message (like "die ('message')"), there can be specified part of
 message to test for.
 .
 There are also explicit sub blocks.  In opposite to Try::Tiny, every
 block in Try::Tiny::SmartCatch's "try", "catch_when", "catch_default",
 "then" and "finally" must have explicit subroutines specified.

Needed by upcoming ciderwebmail.
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Alessio Treglia | 22 Oct 16:49 2014
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Bug#766369: ITP: libnss-securepass -- NSS module for SecurePass

Package: wnpp
Severity: wishlist
Owner: Alessio Treglia <alessio <at> debian.org>

* Package name    : libnss-securepass
  Version         : git snapshot
  Upstream Author : Giuseppe Patero' <gpaterno <at> garl.ch>
* URL             : http://github.com/gplll/nss_securepass
* License         : GPL, Apache-2.0, ISC
  Programming Lang: C
  Description     : NSS module for SecurePass

 This is a NSS module for users defined on SecurePass.
 SecurePass provides web single sign-on through the CAS protocol.

Harald Dunkel | 22 Oct 15:58 2014
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question about versioned dependencies in debian/control

Hi folks,

I am building local git packages for Wheezy derived from the
official source package. Problem with debian/control:

:
Package: git
Architecture: any
Multi-Arch: foreign
Depends: ${shlibs:Depends}, perl-modules, liberror-perl,
 git-man (>> ${source:Upstream-Version}), git-man (<< ${source:Upstream-Version}-.)
:

If the top changelog line says

	git (1:2.1.2-0~xgo70+1) unstable; urgency=low

then I get an unresolvable conflict for the git-man package.
Using

	git (1:2.1.2-1~xgo70+1) unstable; urgency=low
	            ^^^

there is no such problem.

How comes? Both git and git-man are built from the same
source package.

Every helpful comment is highly appreciated.
Harri
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