Updated my qmail
Debian package to support the new source
format of source packages, "3.0 (quilt)". It was a breeze to move
to this new format and the support is already available in
dpkg-source available on
unstable. This was a very good
learning exercise of the things to come, especially for
ill-packaged programs from upstream, like
hfsprogs, which I maintain.
I also checked the new things that my package needed to do to be
compliant with the new
Debian Policy (3.8.0).
It is now in a very good shape, I'd say (except for the fact that I
still think that I should use
debconf for asking questions to the
user, so that everything is cleaner).
Also read quite a good amount of nice things on
especially a discussion regarding PHP programs, and a discussion on
adopting packages. I think that I may even adopt some
dock applications for use with
Continued with my (slow) reading of
"Advanced Unix Programming", even
though the author likes to bash Linux and
FreeBSD a lot and seems to like Darwin
and Solaris. Anyway, read a bit on basic I/O manipulation via the
file system calls like
Interesting to see them being used to implement a mutex.