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Fri, 24 Aug 2018

Debian LTS work, July 2018

I was assigned 15 hours of work by Freexian's Debian LTS initiative and carried over 3 hours from June. I worked 10 hours and therefore carried over 8 hours to August.

I uploaded an update to the linux package with fixes for a large number of security (and other) issues (DLA-1422-1). I had to make a second update to resolve a build failure on armhf (DLA-1422-2).

Since the "jessie-backports" suite is no longer accepting updates, and there are LTS users depending on the updated kernel (Linux 4.9) there, I added the linux-4.9 (DLA-1423-1) and linux-latest-4.9 (DLA-1424-1) packages to provide an upgrade path for these users. I also updated the linux-base package (DLA-1434-1) to satisfy the dependencies of the new linux-image binary packages.

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