Postings by Sebastien Bacher

eoan/armhf builds failing due to new binutils

Hey there,

Just as a FYI to avoid having people spending time figuring out that the
problem is not on their side, currently eoan/armhf builds are failing
with a ld error, that's not a problem in your package but due to the new
binutils in eoan-proposed

Sebastien Bacher

Disco - debug symbols not working since binutils 2.32

Hey there,

I'm sending that email as a FYI after having spent some time today
figuring out why a recent gnome-control-center/glib segfault in disco
was consistently giving failing-retrace-reports, it looks like gdb in
disco is now failing to load the debug symbols from packages which have
been built with the new binutils.

The output looks like that

unable to initialize decompress status for section .debug_aranges

warning: File
has no bui

Changing the rp_filter default in Ubuntu from strict to loose?

Hey there,

The new network-manager in disco does connectivity checking
per-device/connection type which doesn't play nicely with th rp_filter=1
default that procps sets in Ubuntu

The details of the discussions in
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but a summary is

'it uses libcurl and binds the HTTP request to the device, using the
SO_BINDTODEVICE socket option. rc_filter=1 rejects all incoming packets,
if the sender wouldn't also be reached via that device.

18.04.2 is coming

Hey there,

I feel like there isn't much communication around incoming Ubuntu LTS
point releases nowadays which makes it easy to miss the target. I don't
know if it's only me but hopefully others also find this email useful.

So first, for those who don't pay attention to the bionic schedule,
Ubuntu 18.04.2 is due on february 7th, now is probably time to
land/verify the fixes you care about!

Then some questions

* are we still on track for that date?

* when do we need to get the SRUs in proposed and moved to -updates to
be on the image?

Bugs reports should include syslog warnings or not?

Hey there,

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to my attention in a discussion about apport/e.u.c and I'm wondering if
the change is right

The report pointed out that private info have been included in a report
through JournalError.txt, and the solution applied was to change apport
to include errors level messages only and not warning.

Looking a bit a journalerror on some bugs it seems we have indeed some
components that log too much content as "warning" (gdm in that case),
but changing to "error" has been cutting out useful warnings and doesn't
seem the

16.04.1 schedule details?

Hey there,

The xenial schedule has 16.04.1 marked down for next week but do we have
a more detailed version (showing when we expect uploads to be frozen,
things to be migrated to updates, iso testing to start, etc)?

The desktop team has some packages in the unapproved queue that we would
like to see in .1 if possible (unity stack, usd, ...), is that still
realistic to get those accepted/verified/migrated/on the iso?

Sebastien Bacher

2016-06-17 patch pilot report

Hey there,

I did a round of sponsoring today, not a full shift but I cleaned out
some items and sponsored some others, summary

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in the xenial queue, unsubscribing sponsors

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sponsored xenial SRU

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was already uploaded, unsubscribed sponsors

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SRU never reviewed, why/how do we avoid that next time?

Hey there,

(sorry if that's not the perfect place but the SRU team doesn't have a
dedicated contact point/mailing list that I know of)

We had a libreoffice bugfix SRU in the week after the 15.10 release to
address some of the user feedback we received from the iso version,
that's still waiting in the queue unreviewed as far as we can tell (the
bugs references didn't get updates, the updater/uploader didn't get
<a href=";queue_text=libreoffice" title=";queue_text=libreoffice">;queue_text=libreo...</a>

That's a bit unfortunate and I'm unsure what happened there.

Only one qt version on the Ubuntu Desktop iso?

Hey there,

The only reason the Xenial Ubuntu Desktop iso currently has qt4 still
included is because the "integration components for softwares using that
toolkit" are Recommends (appmenu-qt, sni-qt, fcitx-frontend-qt4).

The default installation has no actual use for those but removing them
would mean that an Unity user installing some qt4 software wouldn't get
integrated menus/indicators/input method.

We could make qt4 recommends them, but then they would be pulled in on
other desktops environment where they are not needed ...

Patch pilot 2016-02-15


I did a patch pilot shift today (was busy previous week so delayed it a
bit), here is the summary of the things I looked at

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that was already synced, closing

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reviewed, one of the change might be problematic though, commented on that

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ffe/merge request without rational not patch, unsubscrib questions/issues?

Hey there,

While playing with gnome-software in xenial I noticed that often
changelog for updates were missing, it seems part of the issue is due to
the server side

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is missing

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works (which update-manager is using)

Does anyone know there difference between those and who is maintaining
the server/where to report bugs?

(We could change gnome-software to use the other uri, but if we have a
server it feels lik

Patch pilot 2016-02-08

Hey there,

I did my patch pilot yesterday (instead of tomorrow).

Patch pilot 2016-01-15

Hey there,

I did a sponsoring shift today, I commented/triaged some of the items
and dealt with those

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uploaded to xenial

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duplicate me

Using samba 4.3 for 16.04?

Hey there,

We currently are on samba 4.1 and received some bug reports pointing out
that this version is old and not going to get upstream support through
the support period of the coming LTS and that it might be a good idea to
move to 4.3 for the LTS.

I'm not a samba maintainer and don't know the project especially well,
but that seems like a suggestion we should look at right? Does anybody
know why Debian keep 4.3 in experimental still?

What do you think about doing the update now?

Sebastien Bacher

Patch pilot report, 2015-11-10

Hey there,

Summary of my shift today, started with a queue to 71 and leaving with
it down to 40 (though Marc has been piloting as well so all the credit
is not due to me;-).

2015-08-13, patch pilot report

Hey there,

I did my patch pilot shift over yesterday and today, here are my notes
from what I did

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discussion ongoing on the bug about the approach, asked if the patch is
still wanted in the current form

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uploaded by ogra today, set as merged

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merged new webkitgtk from debian, which included the patch listed

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Landing bluez5 in wily

Hey there,

Ubuntu is still using bluez4 at the moment, which is years old and
unsupported for quite some time.

2015-05-18 patch pilot report


I was feeling doing some sponsoring so decided to do my patch pilot
shift today rather than wednesday.

I started with 57 items in the queue and left with 46, here are my notes

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review, pinged people who know better about the package

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comment with some extra info, waiting for an upstream review before

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sponsored fix to vivid and wily

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today patch pilot summary


I did a round of patch piloting today, started with a queue with 77
items and got down to 60

Notes of what I did

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asked details about the change and why is needed (also to upstream it)


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asked for extra informations on how m

Patch pilot report


Today I did patch pilot shift, I started with 78 items in the queue and
got down to 49

notes about what I did

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correctly wrapped changelog, added bug reference, uploaded

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merged and uploaded

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Łukasz reviewed that one before and added needs fixing items, changing
to wip until it's updated

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What's the right way to get "qmlscene" to work out of the box?


Not sure if that has been discussed before, but current "qmlscene"
doesn't work on our default installation.

Just as an example; taking a trusty iso, enabling universe and
installing ubuntu-ui-toolkit-examples leads to a non working gallery
desktop entry ... the command is a qmlscene one, and running "qmlscene"
returns an error about "/usr/lib/<...>/qt4/qmlscene" not existing.

Patch pilot report, 2014-03-31

Hey everyone,

Today I start my shift with 62 items, and ended with 30 remaining ones
in the queue (some need to be fixed, I kept them in the queue so it's
easier to notice if the contributors reply to the comments).

Thanks also to pitti who joined in reviewing/uploading some of the items ;-)

For those who like details, here are my notes

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Update ibus to 1.5 in saucy?

Hey everyone,

Updating ibus to 1.5 has been discussed for some cycles, and (afaik) we
have been holding on the update because:

- the new version had some issues (some bugs, problems with settings
migration, some features dropped like "im by windows" (which got added
back since it seems), ...)
- Debian didn't update yet
- to get proper GNOME/Unity support for ibus 1.5 we need g-s-d/g-c-c
3.6, or our current keyboard indicator was built on code going away ...

Listing the licenses used on an installed system?


I'm looking at the "about this phone" panel [1] for the touch image, one
of the feature included is a "Software licenses" screen which:
"should navigate to a single “Software Licenses” screen that consists of
a single text view listing all the licenses for included software (since
there is no other way to access that information). "

Does anyone know if we already have tools doing that, or what would be
the best way to get those informations? From a quick discussions on IRC
yesterday the idea that came out was basically to read/dump
/usr/share/doc/*/copyright ...

Patch pilot report 2013-06-13


Summary of my patch pilot shift (was scheduled for yesterday but I did
most of it today).

I started with 46 items in the queue and ended with 30 (Jamie was
piloting at the same time so he shares the credit ;-)

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sponsored raring SRU

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unsubscribed sponsors, it was already uploaded to the precise SRU queue


indicator-weather broken, should we drop it from raring?


Looking to the most reported raring issues, I noticed that
indicator-weather is listed in there. Investigating the issue I ended on
" " It is
impossible to add new location to the list ""

The problem is that the code uses a service which has been discontinued
by Yahoo [1].

Patch pilot report 2013-04-10

Hey everyone,

(I was feeling in the mood of doing some sponsoring this afternoon so I
moved my shift, scheduled for tomorrow, to today.)

Here is what I got done (started with 35 items, down to 30 with some
that will fall in the next update and some new one that got added while
I was working on the queue):

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the suggested fix was not correct but was enough to figure out the
issue, tweaked and uploaded a fix

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"Settings infrastructure" meeting on monday (march 25th)

Hey everyone,

On monday we will have a discussion on our (Ubuntu/Ubuntu Touch)
"Settings infrastructure" at 5pm UTC.

The goal is to review what we are currently using, what we will need for
Ubuntu Touch/convertible device, and to define the next steps.

The meeting will be hosted on a google hangout on-air and we will watch
IRC (#ubuntu-meeting, we will share the hangout URL there) as well
(similar to vUDS).

There is a blueprint registered for the topic where notes and workitems
will be recorded:
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sponsoring queue: please try to help cleaning the backlog before raring

Hey everybody,

I know everyone is crazy busy... but it would be good if everybody could
do a bit, before the raring freeze, to help clearly the backlog.

The current queue is a bit over 50 items:
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There are quite some good work in there, including some FFe that are
approved and waiting to land, it would be shame to not have those
improvements in raring because we didn't get to sponsor them.

I'm sure if everybody spend an hour on the queue this week we can clear
most of the backlog by friday ;-)

Sebastien Bacher

Weekly summary 2013-02-08

Hey everyone,

Short summary of the week activity and today's meeting:
- sound is working on boot since this week!