Archives January, 2010

6 January 10

The following packages have been orphaned and are looking for a new maintainer:

The following packages are requesting co-maintainers:

Somebody asked for the following software to be packaged in Debian:

You can read more information about how to help at Work-Needing and Prospective Packages page.

5 January 10

It is our pleasure to announce that Aurélien Jarno is now an assistant to the Debian Security Team.

He will concentrate most of his efforts on security support for the new kFreeBSD kernel.

Thanks Aurélien, and welcome to the team.

Steffen Joeris, on behalf of the Security Team

3 January 10

The Lenny version of the spamassassin package contains a regular expressions that considers as “coming from the future” mails dated in 2010. Starting from a couple of days ago, that has increased the possibility of false positives.
More information about that can be found in some blog posts such as this one and in the Debian BTS, bug #563245.

If you are running spamassassin on a Debian machine, you should probably upgrade it to avoid false positives. That can be easily achieved using the volatile version of spamassassin 3.2.5-2+lenny1.1~volatile1. More information about this update and instructions of how to update in this announcement from the debian-volatile-announce mailing list.

Generally, it is a good idea to have a volatile line in your sources.list. Read more about the debian-volatile project in their website.

Unstable users only need to make sure they update to the latest version available in the archive 3.2.5-7.

Stefano Zacchiroli

3 January 10

There are 12 new packages in the Debian archive, all of them uploaded to unstable:

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