A new linux-f10-pango port is ready

In the last days I took (and even had) the time to install a VM with Fedo­ra 10, updat­ed all the pack­ages after instal­la­tion, and cre­at­ed a new lin­ux-f10-pango port (v 1.28.3). I did this because the port has a secu­ri­ty vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty accord­ing to our VuXML DB and there where more and more reports in the last months from users which had a prob­lem with this.

Dur­ing the update of the port I noticed that the port does not con­tain a FORBIDDEN entry, just por­tau­dit com­plains about it because there is an entry in the VuXML. That is not nice. I was told that the ports slush will be lift­ed soon (I need to bump some PORTRE­VI­SIONs), this means that I can com­mit the update prob­a­bly tomor­row, just in time when the new RPM should hit the FreeB­SD dis­tri­b­u­tion infra­struc­ture (MASTER_SITE_LOCAL is updat­ed once a day from a spe­cif­ic fold­er in our home direc­to­ries).

Thanks to Luchesar V. ILIEV for the nice write­up of what to install in Fedo­ra 10 to be able to build RPMs, and the descrip­tion of how to build your own RPM.

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Short sta­tus: RealPlay­er, Sound, Lin­ux, …

I’m busy with non-FreeB­SD relat­ed stuff since a while, so there’s not much to say.

RealPlay­er: Shaun, the FreeB­SD main­tain­er of the helix­play­er port, promised to pol­ish up a patch­set when he gets time to port helix­play­er to a more recent ver­sion and send it to the cor­re­spond­ing helix com­mu­ni­ty (request­ed by some peo­ple at Real after show­ing them the patch­es via cvsweb). Their review and inte­gra­tion of this stuff will help in get­ting a RealPlay­er bina­ry from Real.

Sound: The work of Ariff (and every oth­er con­trib­u­tor) in the HDA area seems to be very appre­ci­at­ed. There are aven voic­es ask­ing for a MFC. I don’t think we will get it for 6.2. It’s too late in the release process and Ariff seems to be busy.

Sound2: Ryan com­mit­ted a fix to P4 which should pro­vide some miss­ing stuff to some break­ing ports. If some­one has time to com­mit it…

Lin­ux: A lot of progress hap­pened here. The long­stand­ing major bug on amd64 is fixed and MFCed (thanks to kib!), so we final­ly got some results for the amd64 runs of the LTP test­cas­es (now col­or cod­ed to spot prob­lems much faster). The sta­tus of the sta­ble run is already on the wiki page (but this is with­out the MFC). Runs on cur­rent (2.4.2 and 2.6.16 based emu­la­tion) and sta­ble after the MFC where already done, but I did­n’t got time to wiki-fy their sta­tus yet.

Ports: I already have an update for my sylpheed-claws port to 2.6.0 togeth­er with a move to LOCALBASE (includ­ing the plu­g­in ports) avail­able, but I have to wait until the ports-slush is lift­ed.

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