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From: Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o>
Subject: Gentoo Weekly Newsletter 9 April 2007
Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 09:25:03 -0400
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Gentoo Weekly Newsletter
http://www.gentoo.org/news/en/gwn/20070409-newsletter.xml
This is the Gentoo Weekly Newsletter for the week of 9 April 2007.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

========================
1. Developer of the Week
========================

Camille Huot, aka cam
---------------------

Figure 1.1: Camille Huot, aka cam
http://www.gentoo.org/images/gwn/20070409_cam.jpg

26 year old Camille Huot[1] is one of our French developers. He lives and
works in Paris, France, but was born in La Ciotat, which is near Marseilles
in southern France. Camille lives together with his brother, who has
recently finished school and started working as a C++ developer.

   1. cam@g.o

Cam studied at the University of Montpellier, and graduated with a Bachelor
in 'Telecommunications and Network'. Later on he completed his studies with
a Masters degree. He was employed some time back as Linux Systems
Administrator, but got promoted recently to Oracle DB Administration. He's
currently in charge of ~150 servers at the Wanadoo hosting platform.

Camille learned Linux (Red Hat and Debian) at school. Later on, he switched
to FreeBSD, which he kept for some years, but finally 'had' to come back to
Linux due to a DSL driver. Gérald Fenoy[2] convinced Camille to try Gentoo,
and he liked it :-)

   2. djay@g.o

Within Gentoo, Camille leads the French translation team. They currently
have a well-oiled team, and translate quite a few documents. He's also
interested in joining the Gentoo/FreeBSD team. Camille was recruited in
January '04 by Xavier Neys[3], who has recently turned over the torch of
French Lead translator to Camille.

   3. neysx@g.o

When Camille fires up his desktop, he uses: openbox, psi, opera, urxvt,
claws-mail, mplayer, gvim and some Google apps.

==================
2. Tips and Tricks
==================

Removing Specific Dependencies
------------------------------

Have you ever installed something with a lot of dependencies? Have you ever
wanted to remove that package along with all of its dependencies? Instinct
may tell us that we can run emerge --depclean, however there is a different,
perhaps better way.

Lets say that we want to compare OpenOffice.org and koffice. Our plan is to
install both, try them out, and remove one of them. First, do:

+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Code Listing 2.1                                                               |
| Creating .deps files                                                           |
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| # emerge openoffice -p | sed -ne \                                             |
| '/^\[ebuild[^]]*N[^]]*\]/{s/^\[ebuild[^]]\+\] \([^[:space:]]\+\).*$/=\1/;p}' \ |
| > openoffice.deps                                                              |
| # emerge koffice-meta -p | sed -ne \                                           |
| '/^\[ebuild[^]]*N[^]]*\]/{s/^\[ebuild[^]]\+\] \([^[:space:]]\+\).*$/=\1/;p}' \ |
| > koffice.deps                                                                 |
+--------------------------------------------------------------------------------+

This will ensure that we do not record any packages that are being updated.
Proceed to install and try the programs. Once you chose which one you want
to keep, simply do the following:

+---------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| Code Listing 2.2                                                          |
| Removing unused package/dependencies                                      |
+---------------------------------------------------------------------------+
| # emerge -aC $(<openoffice.deps)                                          |
+---------------------------------------------------------------------------+

This week's Tips and Tricks was inspired by the following posting on the
forums:

  * http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-531232.html

=========================
3. Gentoo developer moves
=========================

Moves
-----

The following developers recently left the Gentoo project:

  * Alec Warner (antarus)
  * Simon Stelling (blubb)

Adds
----

The following developers recently joined the Gentoo project:

  * none this week

Changes
-------

The following developers recently changed roles within the Gentoo project:

  * none this week

==================
4. Gentoo security
==================

Asterisk: Two SIP Denial of Service vulnerabilities
---------------------------------------------------

Asterisk is vulnerable to two Denial of Service issues in the SIP channel.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement[4]

   4. http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200704-01.xml

MIT Kerberos 5: Arbitrary remote code execution
-----------------------------------------------

Multiple vulnerabilities in MIT Kerberos 5 could potentially result in
unauthenticated remote root code execution.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement[5]

   5. http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200704-02.xml

OpenAFS: Privilege escalation
-----------------------------

OpenAFS is subject to a design flaw that could allow privilege escalation on
the client.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement[6]

   6. http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200704-03.xml

OpenPBS: Multiple vulnerabilities
---------------------------------

OpenPBS contains unspecified vulnerabilities which may allow for the remote
execution of arbitrary code or a Denial of Service.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement[7]

   7. http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200704-04.xml

zziplib: Buffer Overflow
------------------------

The zziplib library contains a buffer overflow vulnerability that could lead
to user-assisted remote execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement[8]

   8. http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200704-05.xml

Evince: Stack overflow in included gv code
------------------------------------------

Evince improperly handles user-supplied data possibly allowing for the
execution of arbitrary code.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement[9]

   9. http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200704-06.xml

libwpd: Multiple vulnerabilities
--------------------------------

libwpd is vulnerable to several heap overflows and an integer overflow.

For more information, please see the GLSA Announcement[10]

  10. http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200704-07.xml

=======================
5. Gentoo package moves
=======================

This section lists packages that have either been moved or added to the tree
and packages that have had their "last rites" announcement given to be
removed in the future. The package removals come from many locations,
including the Treecleaners[11] and various developers. Most packages which
are listed under the Last Rites section are in need of some love and care
and can remain in the tree if proper maintainership is established.

  11. http://www.gentoo.org/proj/en/qa/treecleaners

Removals:
---------

Package:                   Removal date: Contact:
games-board/pysol-cardsets 02 Apr 2007   Alfredo Tupone[12]
net-news/hellanzb          05 Apr 2007   Alexis Ballier[13]
x11-misc/klineakconfig     06 Apr 2007   Stefan Schweizer[14]
net-print/foomatic         07 Apr 2007   Stefan Schweizer[14]
dev-util/ecletex           07 Apr 2007   Petteri Räty[15]
dev-util/eclipse-cdt       07 Apr 2007   Petteri Räty[15]

  12. tupone@g.o
  13. aballier@g.o
  14. genstef@g.o
  15. betelgeuse@g.o

Additions:
----------

Package:                      Addition date: Contact:
games-sports/toycars[16]      02 Apr 2007    Alfredo Tupone[12]
dev-util/duma[17]             03 Apr 2007    Steve Arnold[18]
perl-core/Math-BigRat[19]     03 Apr 2007    Michael Cummings[20]
perl-core/bignum[21]          03 Apr 2007    Michael Cummings[20]
net-misc/italc[22]            03 Apr 2007    Markus Ullmann[23]
net-nntp/hellanzb[24]         05 Apr 2007    Alexis Ballier[13]
media-video/mplayerthumbs[25] 06 Apr 2007    Stefan Schweizer[14]
net-wireless/aircrack-ptw[26] 06 Apr 2007    Lars Weiler[27]
net-misc/x-lite[28]           07 Apr 2007    Markus Ullmann[23]
kde-misc/metamonitor[29]      07 Apr 2007    Markus Ullmann[23]
sys-auth/pam_abl[30]          07 Apr 2007    Markus Ullmann[23]
sys-auth/pam_sha512[31]       07 Apr 2007    Markus Ullmann[23]
net-analyzer/zniper[32]       07 Apr 2007    Markus Ullmann[23]
dev-libs/liblazy[33]          08 Apr 2007    Stefan Schweizer[14]
dev-python/pkipplib[34]       08 Apr 2007    Bryan Østergaard[35]

  12. tupone@g.o
  13. aballier@g.o
  14. genstef@g.o
  16. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=games-sports;name=toycars
  17. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-util;name=duma
  18. nerdboy@g.o
  19. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=perl-core;name=Math-BigRat
  20. mcummings@g.o
  21. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=perl-core;name=bignum
  22. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=net-misc;name=italc
  23. jokey@g.o
  24. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=net-nntp;name=hellanzb
  25. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=media-video;name=mplayerthumbs
  26. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=net-wireless;name=aircrack-ptw
  27. pylon@g.o
  28. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=net-misc;name=x-lite
  29. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=kde-misc;name=metamonitor
  30. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=sys-auth;name=pam_abl
  31. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=sys-auth;name=pam_sha512
  32. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=net-analyzer;name=zniper
  33. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-libs;name=liblazy
  34. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-python;name=pkipplib
  35. kloeri@g.o

Last Rites:
-----------

Package:                Removal date: Contact:
dev-java/aterm-java[36] 06 May 2007   Petteri Räty[15]
dev-db/c-jdbc[37]       08 May 2007   Petteri Räty[15]

  15. betelgeuse@g.o
  36. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-java;name=aterm-java
  37. http://packages.gentoo.org/packages/?category=dev-db;name=c-jdbc

===========
6. Bugzilla
===========

Summary
-------

  * Statistics
  * Closed bug ranking
  * New bug rankings

Statistics
----------

The Gentoo community uses Bugzilla (bugs.gentoo.org[38]) to record and track
bugs, notifications, suggestions and other interactions with the development
team. Between 01 April 2007 and 08 April 2007, activity on the site has
resulted in:

  38. http://bugs.gentoo.org

  * 513 new bugs during this period
  * 441 bugs closed or resolved during this period
  * 23 previously closed bugs were reopened this period
  * 161 closed as NEEDINFO/WONTFIX/CANTFIX/INVALID/UPSTREAM during this
    period
  * 87 bugs marked as duplicates during this period

Of the 10000 currently open bugs: 14 are labeled 'blocker', 97 are labeled
'critical', and 353 are labeled 'major'.

Closed bug rankings
-------------------

The developers and teams who have closed the most bugs during this period
are:

  * Java team[39], with 22 closed bugs[40]
  * Gentoo KDE team[41], with 21 closed bugs[42]
  * Gentoo Security[43], with 15 closed bugs[44]
  * Gentoo's Team for Core System packages[45], with 15 closed bugs[46]
  * Printing Team[47], with 14 closed bugs[48]
  * TeX herd[49], with 12 closed bugs[50]
  * Hanno Boeck[51], with 12 closed bugs[52]
  * Development Tools Herd[53], with 12 closed bugs[54]

  39. java@g.o
  40. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2007-04-01&chfieldto=2007-04-08&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=java@g.o
  41. kde@g.o
  42. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2007-04-01&chfieldto=2007-04-08&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=kde@g.o
  43. security@g.o
  44. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2007-04-01&chfieldto=2007-04-08&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=security@g.o
  45. base-system@g.o
  46. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2007-04-01&chfieldto=2007-04-08&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=base-system@g.o
  47. printing@g.o
  48. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2007-04-01&chfieldto=2007-04-08&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=printing@g.o
  49. tex@g.o
  50. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2007-04-01&chfieldto=2007-04-08&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=tex@g.o
  51. hanno@g.o
  52. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2007-04-01&chfieldto=2007-04-08&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=hanno@g.o
  53. dev-tools@g.o
  54. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=RESOLVED&bug_status=CLOSED&chfield=bug_status&chfieldfrom=2007-04-01&chfieldto=2007-04-08&resolution=FIXED&assigned_to=dev-tools@g.o

New bug rankings
----------------

The developers and teams who have been assigned the most new bugs during
this period are:

  * Default Assignee for New Packages[55], with 21 new bugs[56]
  * Default Assignee for Orphaned Packages[57], with 9 new bugs[58]
  * AMD64 Project[59], with 9 new bugs[60]
  * PHP Bugs[61], with 5 new bugs[62]
  * Alpha Porters[63], with 5 new bugs[64]
  * Robin Johnson[65], with 4 new bugs[66]
  * Gentoo Kernel Bug Wranglers and Kernel Maintainers[67], with 4 new
    bugs[68]
  * Java team[39], with 4 new bugs[69]

  39. java@g.o
  55. maintainer-wanted@g.o
  56. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2007-04-01&chfieldto=2007-04-08&assigned_to=maintainer-wanted@g.o
  57. maintainer-needed@g.o
  58. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2007-04-01&chfieldto=2007-04-08&assigned_to=maintainer-needed@g.o
  59. amd64@g.o
  60. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2007-04-01&chfieldto=2007-04-08&assigned_to=amd64@g.o
  61. php-bugs@g.o
  62. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2007-04-01&chfieldto=2007-04-08&assigned_to=php-bugs@g.o
  63. alpha@g.o
  64. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2007-04-01&chfieldto=2007-04-08&assigned_to=alpha@g.o
  65. robbat2@g.o
  66. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2007-04-01&chfieldto=2007-04-08&assigned_to=robbat2@g.o
  67. kernel@g.o
  68. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2007-04-01&chfieldto=2007-04-08&assigned_to=kernel@g.o
  69. http://bugs.gentoo.org/buglist.cgi?bug_status=NEW&bug_status=ASSIGNED&bug_status=REOPENED&chfield=assigned_to&chfieldfrom=2007-04-01&chfieldto=2007-04-08&assigned_to=java@g.o

===============
7. GWN feedback
===============

The GWN is staffed by volunteers and members of the community who submit
ideas and articles. If you are interested in writing for the GWN, have
feedback on an article that we have posted, or just have an idea or article
that you would like to submit to the GWN, please send us your feedback[70]
and help make the GWN better.

  70. gwn-feedback@g.o

===============================
8. GWN subscription information
===============================

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==================
9. Other languages
==================

The Gentoo Weekly Newsletter is also available in the following languages:

  * Chinese (Simplified)[71]
  * Dutch[72]
  * English[73]
  * German[74]
  * Greek[75]
  * French[76]
  * Korean[77]
  * Japanese[78]
  * Italian[79]
  * Polish[80]
  * Portuguese (Brazil)[81]
  * Portuguese (Portugal)[82]
  * Russian[83]
  * Slovak[84]
  * Spanish[85]
  * Turkish[86]

  71. http://www.gentoo.org/news/zh_cn/gwn/gwn.xml
  72. http://www.gentoo.org/news/nl/gwn/gwn.xml
  73. http://www.gentoo.org/news/en/gwn/gwn.xml
  74. http://www.gentoo.org/news/de/gwn/gwn.xml
  75. http://www.gentoo.org/news/el/gwn/gwn.xml
  76. http://www.gentoo.org/news/fr/gwn/gwn.xml
  77. http://www.gentoo.org/news/ko/gwn/gwn.xml
  78. http://www.gentoo.org/news/ja/gwn/gwn.xml
  79. http://www.gentoo.org/news/it/gwn/gwn.xml
  80. http://www.gentoo.org/news/pl/gwn/gwn.xml
  81. http://www.gentoo.org/news/pt_br/gwn/gwn.xml
  82. http://www.gentoo.org/news/pt/gwn/gwn.xml
  83. http://www.gentoo.org/news/ru/gwn/gwn.xml
  84. http://www.gentoo.org/news/sk/gwn/gwn.xml
  85. http://www.gentoo.org/news/es/gwn/gwn.xml
  86. http://www.gentoo.org/news/tr/gwn/gwn.xml

Chris Gianelloni <wolf31o2@g.o> - Editor
Dimitry Bradt <diox@g.o> - Author
Andrey Falko <andrey@...> - Author

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