hasufell | 20 Sep 23:23 2014

Re: Re: git security (SHA-1)

You'v quoted the wrong guy.

Aaron W. Swenson | 19 Sep 16:11 2014

Unifying the PostgreSQL Ebuilds

I've been working on unifying the PostgreSQL ebuilds for a while now.

Besides just being cleaner and taking a bit less time to compile, it
will inherently resolve a couple issues that are difficult to
workaround, such as cross compilation [1] and CFLAGS changes [2].

I'm including a list of affected packages, but I think I have everything
prepared in my overlay [3] for commit to gentoo-x86.

I'm aiming to do a package move instead of the virtual/postgresql mess
we had last time. Before I do that, I'd like some feedback as there may
be some issue I've overlooked or haven't run into. I don't really think
there should be as the installation model is the same as the split
ebuilds; it's still slotted, and installation paths are the same.

I'm hoping to press forward with this change in the next week or so.

Thank you in advance!

[1] https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=505540
[2] https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=456876
[3] https://github.com/titanofold/titanofold-gentoo-x86

Affected Packages
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Sebastian Pipping | 18 Sep 19:28 2014

Packages up for grabs


Below are some packages that I fail to take care of as needed and have
not been using myself for a while.  Please take over whatever you have
interest in:

                           Latest          Open bugs
  app-text/xmlstarlet      yes             no

  media-libs/libmp3splt    yes             yes
  media-sound/mp3splt-gtk  yes             yes
  media-sound/mp3splt      yes             yes

  dev-python/html2text     no/2014.9.8     no
  dev-python/inotifyx      no/0.2.2        no
  games-action/openlierox  no/0.59_beta10  no
  media-gfx/drqueue        yes             yes
  media-libs/opencollada   no/?            yes
  sys-fs/pytagsfs          yes             yes

Many thanks,


Samuli Suominen | 18 Sep 07:00 2014

Request for help with jpeg-9a porting, bug 479818

I could use some help with bugs at,


Specifically with x11-libs/fox bug
https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=520674 because it's an library,
I'm almost ashamed my patch efforts to it have failed, I keep running
from one error to another

- Samuli

Jack Morgan | 18 Sep 01:31 2014

PowerPC status


The PowerPC development team has had our 2nd monthly meeting and I
wanted to provide an update on where we are. 

1) Active Developers

The following are activly working on PPC/PPC64 as far as I know.
If I've listed you in error, please let me know.

Agostino Sarubbo (ago) - stablereq
Anthony G. Basile (blueness) - keywordreq, profiles 
Jeroen Roovers (jer) - developer
Jack Morgan  (jmorgan) - lead, keywordreq
Joseph Jezak (josejx) - docs, keywordreq 
Luca Barbato (lu_zero) - keywordreq
Mikle Kolyada (zlongene) - developer

I've sent email to the following devs but haven't head back yet so don't
know your current status.

Mark Loeser (halcy0n)
Gysbert Wassenaar (nixnut)
Michael Weber (xmw)

2) Documentation

Our current documentation needs to be updated. We plan to consolidate
both PPC and PPC64 herds/projects into one project/herd called PowerPC.
In addition, we will be updating the FAQ and grub2 guide for powerpc.
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Rich Freeman | 17 Sep 15:58 2014

Mix-in Support Tracker

There was a thread a while back about mix-in support and I think there
was genuine interest.  For the most part we just need to do the work,
and the first step is identifying blockers.  If some end up involving
PMS/etc then we may need to get the Council involved.

Rather than hijacking every  <at> system change discussion with this, I
created a tracker at:

If somebody beats me to it, feel free to dig through the past
discussions and add blockers.  I know updating eselect is necessary.
I suspect portage will be fine if we just turn /etc/make/profile into
a directory and have it inherit other profiles.  Actually creating
some mix-in profiles will need to be done, but probably not in the
main tree until we have more of the blockers resolved.  We also need
to see how other package managers handle this, and work with them,
possibly including a PMS change.

I'd like to get to a point where we can all have our cakes and eat it
too, and not have endless arguments about whether openssh or whatever
belongs in  <at> system.


Luca Barbato | 17 Sep 01:47 2014

Add bc back to the stage3

The bc utility is part of the posix tools and it might be used to build
linux among the other stuff.


Ian Stakenvicius | 16 Sep 16:43 2014

Re: git security (SHA-1)

On 16/09/14 10:33 AM, Kent Fredric wrote:
> On 17 September 2014 01:44, Ian Stakenvicius <axs <at> gentoo.org 
> <mailto:axs <at> gentoo.org>> wrote:
>> bottom of the comment a clearsign on the contents of the commit?
> [...] the very best I think you could do is sign the commit *diff*,
Yes, that's what I meant by the contents of the commit.  Apologies for
not using proper terminology.

Michael Orlitzky | 16 Sep 16:30 2014

Re: git security (SHA-1)

On 09/16/2014 10:03 AM, Rich Freeman wrote:
> The gpg signature is on the entire contents of the "commit."  However,
> the contents of the commit do not include the files that are being
> committed - it includes hashes of the parent commit, the commit
> message, other headers, and the hash of the tree being committed,
> which is sha1.  That last hash is the only thing that ties the commit
> to the files being committed, so you can modify the files all you like
> as long as the sha1 is the same.

To put things in perspective, all I had to do was ask for commit access
and somebody eventually gave it to me. We should worry about this when
breaking SHA1 becomes less expensive than the ebuild quizzes.

Michael Palimaka | 15 Sep 16:41 2014

RFC: kde5 and kde5-functions eclass


Please find attached two new KDE eclasses for review, required to
support KDE Frameworks 5 and its consumers.

I will commit in a week or so in the absence of major issues, with the
masked packages to follow shortly after.

Best regards,
# Copyright 1999-2014 Gentoo Foundation
# Distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License v2
# $Header: $

#  <at> ECLASS: kde5.eclass
# kde <at> gentoo.org
#  <at> BLURB: Support eclass for KDE 5-related packages.
# The kde5.eclass provides support for building KDE 5-related packages.

if [[ -z ${_KDE5_ECLASS} ]]; then


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Dion Moult | 15 Sep 01:20 2014

Last rites: net-misc/netcomics-cvs

Masked for removal in 30 days. See bug #515028

Ancient and unmaintained.


Dion Moult