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Lars Wirzenius

A web log about life, programming, photography, Debian, Enemies of Carlotta, Lodju.


New blog

Tue, 11 Mar 2008 09:28:00 GMT

Just in case anyone still follows this feed, my new(est) blog is at You're welcome there.

Debian: In the interest of full disclosure

Thu, 11 Oct 2007 19:30:00 GMT

Guest1482, iirc fakeroot doesn't work on all architectures, and there may be situations where it doesn't work on any, but it should certainly be used when possible

liw: it should always work the same on all the linux ones

Clint, I have a vague recollection of libc making life difficult for fakeroot on... sh? hppa? but I may be utterly wrong here, and I hope I am

liw: there was a crackheaded struct change on alpha, but vorlon and i fixed that


Clint, ok, so I'm utterly wrong, and the world is a better place for it

that's right, so stop spreading fakeroot fud


I take it back, I offer a complete and utter retraction. The imputation was totally without basis in fact, and was in no way fair comment, and was motivated purely by malice, and I deeply regret any distress that my comments may have caused fakeroot, or its family, and I hereby undertake not to repeat any such slander at any time in the future.

Random hacks: Unperish 2.0

Thu, 11 Oct 2007 11:05:00 GMT

I've just released a new, completely re-written version of Unperish, my program to automate the mechanical steps of releasing a free software project.

It is now completely based on plugins, so it should be easy to adapt to other people's needs than mine. For example, although it currently only supports Bazaar as a version control system, it should be quite easy to write a plugin for any other one. After that is done, the rest of the existing plugins will still work, and can take care of things like building a Debian package with pbuilder, checking it with lintian, linda, and piuparts, and putting the results in an apt repository.

Git, for example, should be especially easy. I haven't written a git plugin yet myself, since I don't use git. The README has instructions for writing plugins, and if anything is unclear, please ask me.

I'd be more than happy to include any such plugins, or changes to plugins, that other people want to make.

Random thought: Free Thursday, 2007-10-11

Mon, 08 Oct 2007 11:05:00 GMT

Free Thursday, Thursday, October 11, at 18:00, bar Teerenpeli in Kamppi. See also home page.

Personal life: Job

Mon, 24 Sep 2007 10:00:00 GMT

Today I started working for Canonical, on Ubuntu QA.

Random thought: Free Thursday

Wed, 12 Sep 2007 21:15:00 GMT

I don't usually announce Free Thursday gatherings in my web log anymore, the dedicated web page and mailing list are for that. If there's interest, I can even set up a dedicated RSS feed.

However, since I'm always the first one there and the first few people seem to find the thing by finding me, I figure I should announce widely that I'm probably not going to be there, this time, due to a cold.

So, anyone attending Free Thursday, the monthly "have a beer, talk about free software" event in Helsinki, Finland, please find each other anyway.