In the last months, I had to use trains on a regular basis and got into the habit to use 3/4 of the travel time for some Debian work (most AM things can be done offline, for example).
Well, this entry is about the other 1/4. I spend it watching people. Commuters, people on the way to the airport, the "normally, I use my car, but ..." type and lots of others. I'm still amazed how dumb most of these persons are. Chit-Chatting about totally
boring nonsense - not funny nonsense, just words coming out of their mouthes to keep the brain occupied and avoid thinking. I never understood this form of conversation, but my research got me to the hypothesis that it can only be done after a lobotomy was performed.
My mail host (also known as neualius.turzimmer.net) had some fs problems today (==everything was read-only) and fsck&reboot made the thing only worse: The host doesn't respond at the moment. The whole thing will need to wait at least for 10 hours or so before it can be fixed :-/
Luckily, I only store my mail in IMAP there - and synced my laptop a few minutes before the thing broke.
It could be that some mails were lost, please ping me (HE@jabber.org, HE @ IRCNet/OFTC/freenode/GIMPnet) if I don't answer in the next few days.
Nevertheless, I'm busy updating/rewriting the documentation for nm.d.o.
he@nahar:/tmp/he/lintian-test$ dpkg-source -b test
he@nahar:/tmp/he/lintian-test$ lintian *dsc
E: test source: multiline-field build-depends
E: test source: bad-relation build-depends: package > 4.0
E: test source: bad-relation build-depends: something [hurd
The first error (multiline-field) is more common than the other two - though people think that they are allowed (and most tools can cope with them), the Debian policy only allows multiple lines for the Description.
I like the idea of a common tool to configurate Database access.
It's good for users, who don't have to live with home-grown, sucking config scripts.
It's good for translators, as there's one place for all the nice strings.
It's even good for sponsors, who don't have to check the home-grown scripts of their sponsorees.
Of course, it would be even better if the provided examples would work. I mean, with proper dependencies and stuff. ARGH.
[Filed as #no-number-known-yet-the-BTS-is-so-slow-nowadays-please-move-ftp-master-back-to-raff]