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Raphaël Hertzog
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I just updated https://wiki.debian.org/RaphaelHertzog/HelpMe to match my current involvement in Debian. If you want to contribute to Debian and interact with me, those are areas where you will catch my attention!
This page is for people who want to contribute technical work to Debian and that would like to work with me. If you don't have the time required for this, check out my support page instead. Feel free to contact me if you have any question.
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Have a look and donate a bit to help protect the GNOME trademark. Thank you!
"GNOME" has been a familiar name in software for the past 17 years, and a registered trademark since 2006. The GNOME project has been a staple desktop for GNU/Linux and BSD desktops. It was the default desktop for Sun Microsystems workstation class machines, continues to be the default desktop ...
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How to debootstrap Debian 4 and 5 (etch & lenny)? I lost my etch/lenny chroots (and I need them from time to time for customer work) and just wanted to recreate them. I discovered that it didn't work as expected. Here are the solutions I found.

First I was hit by https://bugs.debian.org/768540 which I easily fixed. But after that, I discovered that the libc6 preinst did not cope with Linux versions 3.x (i.e. having only two components instead of 3 like they usually had during the 2.6.x era).

Working around this (without compiling a kernel with a custom version number) required to use a tool called "setarch" which has a --uname-2.6 option that will fake a 2.6.52 Linux version... so what you actually need to call is "setarch $(uname -m) --uname-2.6 cdebootstrap --allow-unauthenticated etch /srv/chroots/etch http://archive.debian.org/debian". HTH someone else (and thanks to ansgar who pointed me to this option on #debian -devel).
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The month has been well balanced between multiple types of activities. A good chunk of time has been spent on making sure that the switch to Django 1.7 in unstable happened in good conditions.
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Last month, I worked a few hours on Debian Long Term Support. Read on to have an idea of the kind of work that it entails. It's not a full picture but gives an idea of the CVE triaging work that distributions do to stay secure...
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A very busy month with lots of work on tracker.debian.org, interesting work on Kali Linux too that resulted in multiple contributions to Debian.
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Thank you especially for you packaging work! 
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My monthly summary obviously mentions quite some time spent on Debian LTS but also on http://tracker.debian.org which is the result of last year's summer of code (finally) !
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I love the new tracker. Thumbs up. Thanks a lot for the amazing job!
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I just gave $50 to this project. Exploring new ways to fund free software is important. And those guys presented their work during the last DebConf. Please contribute and share! Thanks.
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Thank you so much for your support!
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BTW, speaking of LTS, I also wrote the first official report of Freexian since Freexian has been collecting money from multiple sponsors and started using that money to pay Debian contributors to work on Squeeze security support. That was part of the transparency rules we defined from the start. Have a look at it, it's interesting. And we need more sponsors, so share the news too!
After 2 months of work on Debian Long Term Support, a small update is in order.
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Amusing coincidence: I watched a Debconf video where +Linus Torvalds complains of the difficulty of distributing apps to Linux users and a few hours after that I discovered a proposal of +Lennart Poettering (and other systemd hackers) which aims to solve precisely this. While it's far from being a reality, it's good food for thoughts...
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Amd you bet the vendor (because he's not motivated to do otherwise) will hardcode the version. He will not depend on Ubunutu:GNOME3.14, but on Ubuntu:EverythingAndGNOME3.14:version=3.141592
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This kind of news remembers us why it's so important that the recent Debian Long Term Support (LTS) initiative become a long-lasting success. Help us by convincing companies to join http://www.freexian.com/services/debian-lts.html or by contributing security updates: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS/Development
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Pedro, the article explains it clearly. They wanted to be able to rely on longer support periods and more predictable releases schedules, none of this is achieved by switching to wheezy. But long term support is something within our reach. Help us make it happen :)
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  • Freexian SARL
    2005 - present
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Debian developer, author, consultant.
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Debian developer. Author of a Debian book. Owner of Freexian SARL, a service company specialized in Debian.
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  • INSA Lyon
    Computer science, 1998 - 2002
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