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Ben Hutchings's diary of life and technology

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Thu, 14 Mar 2019

Debian LTS work, February 2019

I was assigned 19.5 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative and carried over 1 hour from January. I worked only 4 hours and so will carry over 16.5 hours.

I backported various security fixes to Linux 3.16, but did not upload a new release yet.

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Sat, 16 Feb 2019

Debian LTS work, January 2019

I was assigned 20 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative and carried over 5 hours from December. I worked 24 hours and so will carry over 1 hour.

I prepared another stable update for Linux 3.16 (3.16.63), but did not upload a new release yet.

I also raised the issue that the installer images for Debian 8 "jessie" would need to be updated to include a fix for CVE-2019-3462.

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Fri, 11 Jan 2019

Debian LTS work, December 2018

I was assigned 20 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative and worked 15 hours. I carried the remaining hours over to January.

I prepared and released another stable update for Linux 3.16 (3.16.62) and rebased jessie's linux package on this version, but did not upload a new release yet.

I also discussed the outstanding speculation-related vulnerabilities affecting Xen in jessie.

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Fri, 14 Dec 2018

Debian LTS work, November 2018

I was assigned 20 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative and worked all those hours.

I prepared and released another stable update for Linux 3.16 (3.16.61), but have not yet included this in a Debian upload.

I updated the firmware-nonfree package to fix security issues in wifi firmware and to provide additional firmware that may be requested by drivers in Linux 4.9. I issued DLA 1573-1 to describe this update.

I worked on documenting a bug in the installer that delays installation of updates to the kernel. The installer can only be updated as part of a point release, and these are not done after the LTS team takes on responsibility for a release. Laura Arjona drafted an addition to the Errata section of the official jessie installer page and I reviewed this. I also updated the LTS/Installing wiki page.

I also participated in various discussions on the debian-lts mailing list.

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Wed, 31 Oct 2018

Debian LTS work, October 2018

I was assigned 15 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative and carried over 4 hours from September. I worked all 19 hours.

I released security updates for the linux (DLA 1529-1) and linux-4.9 (DLA 1531-1) packages. I prepared and released another stable update for Linux 3.16 (3.16.60), but have not yet included this in a Debian upload. I also released a security update for libssh (DLA 1548-1).

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