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Sunday, 30 August 2009

Finding out about conferences

Paul Fenwick says he finds out about conferences by word of mouth.

Not that I ever do more than skim the page, but the Announcements page of Linux Weekly News (a fine publication well worth more financial support) mentions upcoming conferences. I've just learned that this page is derived from the LWN.net Community Calendar

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ISC DHCP 4.1 package progress report

It's been a while since I last wrote about where I was up to with the DHCP 4.1 packaging for Debian.

I'm pleased to report that the packages are now ready for upload to experimental.

The main delay was doing some basic testing to make sure that the transition from the v3 packages to the new v4 packages worked properly. I'm glad I took the time to set up a Xen test environment, because I found all sorts of problems, and fixed them.

The only reason I'm not uploading the packages today is because my testing uncovered a bug (#544371) in the way ifupdown is invoking dhclient. Until that is resolved, there's not a lot of point in uploading, as dhclient won't work.

Oh, and the DHCP server LDAP patch still needs to be sorted out, but I'm not going to wait for that to do an experimental upload.

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