lintian joy

Taxes are done, paper mail has been sorted through, some additional e-mail has been cleaned out, and a new gnubg package has been uploaded that should fix the segfault on AMD64 and be a good candidate for migration to testing.

The rest of the day was spent working on lintian, which is becoming more and more fun the more I get the hang of it. I don't know what the linda people were complaining about; I find lintian quite easy to work on. One does have to use a very wide editor window, since the code lines aren't wrapped, but I've gotten used to it.

It's rather fun just going through the bug log and checking and applying old patches or fixing old problems. 17 bugs are now fixed in Subversion and waiting for the next upload, many of which were false positives and similar annoying problems. Most, but not all, of those commits were mine.

What I was going to do today was look at installing new blog software, but I decided the prospect was too intimidating to deal with right now. I'm guessing that converting my Movable Type databases is going to be a pain in the ass, since I used BerkeleyDB instead of MySQL for the backend. Maybe I can push them all into MySQL using something internal to Movable Type and then convert. I'm still torn between Serendipity and WordPress for the next blog package. Serendipity looks rather nice.

I think I'm going to worry about this some other time, though.

Posted: 2006-03-11 23:38 — Why no comments?

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