Last week, I fixed my first RC bug: it was caused by the removal of libapr0, which rendered my subcommander package uninstallable. Since there was also a new upstream version available, I combined this with the upload. Since some weeks, my debian package overview looks messed up. All entries appear twice, and most of my (not yet so many 😉 ) packages are missing. It seems that this happened after the upload of libtest-unit-perl, the first package I co-maintain within a group. So, I spent some time today setting up a local qa.debian.org environment and tracking down what goes wrong. I have created a bug report with an attached patch which should fix the issue; I hope that it will be committed sometime soon so that the complete package overview is working again.
Since I upgraded to the AMD64 architecture some months ago, I always had the problem that burning CDs did not work anymore. I used a command line like cdrecord -V gracetime=2 dev=3,0,0 speed=24 -dao -dummy driveropts=burnfree -eject -data test.iso but burning failed some seconds after the write started. Now, it seems that I found the solution: with kernel 2.6 and udev, it is not necessary to use the device numbers anymore. Instead, the device file can be used directly, like cdrecord -V gracetime=2 dev=/dev/cdrw speed=24 -dao -dummy driveropts=burnfree -eject -data test.iso This also seems to influence the way how cdrecord and the kernel interact, because the write process now does not abort anymore.
Meetings from morning to afternoon. Finished at about 4.30pm. We then went back to the hotel, starting to prepare our departure tomorrow. Then we went to a Mall nearby for Dinner. The plane starts at about 8.45 tomorrow, so we need to leave the hotel at about 6.00. Therefore I will end my California Business trip blog series now and go to bed 🙂
Again, only a very long meeting and presentation day. Nothing special to report.