Monthly Archives: July 2013

Britney excuses – “out of date”

In my previous post, I explained about the “age” excuse in Britney.  In this post, I will cover the slightly more tricky “out of date” excuse.  A simple example of excuse is: out of date on mipsel: blinken (from 4:4.8.4-1) … Continue reading

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Britney excuses – age

Every package maintainer has probably looked at the “Testing migration” section of their package’s PTS page and wondered: “Okay? What the hell does that mean?”.  Or perhaps “Is that something I should do something about?”.  Lets have a look at … Continue reading

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Dealing with a bottleneck, wasted inodes and reducing memory usage

We finally managed to deal with one of the major runtime bottlenecks in Lintian.  Previously, our usage of file(1) would sometimes spend a long time classifying various text files.  In Lintian 2.5.14, we applied a series of patches that allowed … Continue reading

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