Posts Tagged ‘Packaging’

New package: Sqlninja

September 4, 2011 Leave a comment

sqlninja – a candidate for Fedora security spin is now available in updates-testing repository

yum install –enablerepo=updates-testing sqlninja

The package currently does not include any payload binaries, they can be downloaded from

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New Package: Python-requests – HTTP for Humans

August 17, 2011 Leave a comment

According to

Most existing Python modules for sending HTTP requests are extremely verbose and cumbersome. Python’s builtin urllib2 module provides most of the HTTP capabilities you should need, but the api is thoroughly broken. It requires an enormous amount of work (even method overrides) to perform the simplest of tasks.

Things shouldn’t be this way. Not in Python

Sample code

>>> r = requests.get(‘’, auth=(‘user’, ‘pass’))
>>> r.status_code
>>> r.headers[‘content-type’]
>>> r.content

The same sample , without using requests would look like Requests library indeed reduces the lines of code we have to write to set up HTTP requests.

The new library is available as python-requests in  Fedora. You can test the packaging using the following command

yum –enablerepo=updates-testing install python-requests

Have fun!

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ArpON 2.6 and emacs-goodies 35.0 lands in rawhide

July 17, 2011 Leave a comment

ArpON is a tool that makes Arp Protocol secure by preventing MITM caused by Arp Cache poisoning. There is a new version of ArpON available at ArpON 2.6 has now landed in Fedora rawhide repository.

emacs-goodies  package consists of lot of useful Emacs addons . A new version of this package is available at The same will available in rawhide  shortly. I also updated emacs-goodies in F15 and F14 branches, that will be a bugfix update for existing  version 34.1.

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color-theme on EPEL

February 20, 2011 Comments off

Pushed emacs-color-theme for EPEL. I was able to test the EL5 build using centos 5 however i was unable to test the EL6 build as i don’t have RHEL6. i would appreciate if some one test the following scratch build on a EL6 machine I am not sure whether it will work. i used the same spec file which i have used for EL5.

On the other news cricscore-applet was updated to on all branches fixing a crash due to python API change.

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December 26, 2010 1 comment

I have been little busy with work lately and was not able to write a post. Day 2 at started with lennart’s talk on Open surround sound.  We had Fedora mini-conf sessions in the afternoon, so after the talk i went to the workout area to prepare for my talk.

In the afternoon, after rahul’s introduction amit started his talk on kvm. Then aditya shared his experience on  Fedora summer coding and creating KDE Netbook remix. As his talk was short , i was asked by rahul to take my own time and explain more about packaging. I tried my best 🙂 Here is my presentation

After the talk we went to the workout area to start Fedoraforkids packaging sprints. We managed pull a  decent crowd for the workout. In the evening rahul tried to do a packaging session in Hall c as we had time and people. After finishing the session we went in for the key note address by james morris. Hiemanshu joined us for the dinner , we went to chandni chowk an exotic Indian restaurant in bangalore. After having icecreams with juan we went back to our hotels.

The next day, started with an awesome talk my Dimitris glezos on transifex. After the talk we went to Fedora booth and spent some time with the visitors. we clicked a  team photo too.  People were pinging us in IRC about packaging sessions. After sensing the interest, we announced and conducted  packaging sessions in the afternoon.

I had booked my return flight ticket on Friday, so i had to leave the venue by 4.00 PM to catch my flight! was fun! Sadly it is going to be the last. It was a great experience to meet community members and red hat folks. Big thanks to Fedora community architecture team for sponsoring the whole thing.

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My first ILUGC meet

January 10, 2010 Leave a comment

Yesterday , i went to IIT – Madras to attend my first ILUGC meet. There i met sudarshan , aishwarya, thangam arun and Yogesh (one of my office pal who came with ravijaya) for the first time. The meeting was actually postponed to 4pm from 3pm (we didn’t check the email to see the announcement) . Me and baskar went there by 3.30 and opened the CSD 20 room of electrical sciences block to see an IIT professor lecturing the students. The professor actually looked like KG 🙂 . So being there before 30 mins, baskar and me waited outside the block under a tree (“marathadi”) . People started flowing in, approximately by 4.15pm all 15 were there (i didn’t count though).

We started with informal introductions under “marathadi”. ravi jaya started the proceedings with his “lightning” talk on two netbook distros. One is XPUD (some thing like google chrome os, which uses firefox) and another i really can’t remember the name (even ravijaya didn’t 😛 so he wrote the name of the distro in a paper) . After ravi jaya finished his “lightning” talk under “marathadi”. Bharathi informed us that the room was ready, so we went in there.

People from “kanchilug” prepared a FOSS calender (it is in the process of printing) and demonstrated how they made it using inkscape. Then people from NRCFOSS gave a demonstration on OSM. I came to know about JOSM a java based editor for editing gps traces captured using your phone. Soon i will contribute to OSM (i need a gps device/phone ).

I thought of talking about Fedoraproject,FEL and Fedora security spin there, but i kept my mouth shut as the time already crossed 6.15pm (may be next meet). I met welkin a new contributor to Fedora (packaging). He packaged his own app for Fedora and it is under review at . I invited him to join a FEL list and start packaging for Fedora electronics lab. I hope soon he will be packaging for FEL :-). When leaving i was asking about OSM to sudharsh, he used his freerunner to capture gps traces, it was incredible for me to hear that it has pidgin and shell :D, i wanna buy 1 freerunner soon :-).

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Pushed emacs-goodies spice-mode and haskell-mode in fedora repo

December 23, 2009 Leave a comment

Today i pushed emacs haskell mode and emacs goodies in fedora repository.

Last weeks back i pushed emacs-spice-mode for FEL.

Haskell mode and spice mode will be available for EPEL too. According to haskell mode upstream, the package needs some reorganization otherwise indentation will not work, read the README for more details .

After an extensive review emacs goodies got approved 😉 . The upstream for emacs goodies is debian.

I thank Peter Galbraith, debian developer for his excellent support, Jochen Schmitt , proven packager for sponsoring emacs-goodies , chitlesh, proven packager, FEL spin maintainer for sponsoring emacs-haskell-mode and emacs-spice mode and shakthi, package maintainer for his reviews and patches.

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Pushed my first package in Fedora repository

December 10, 2009 1 comment

Yesterday, i pushed my first  package in Fedora repository. I have been working to package emacs-irsim-mode for couple of days. It was reviewed by chitlesh . Here is the  bugzilla review request . Irsim mode is one of the next release target for FEL (fedora electronics laboratory) . According to this ticket Irsim mode for emacs will add value the  digital/FPGA designer.

I have following packages needs to be reviewed in bugzilla

Any one wish to start with packaging for Fedora can start with this excellent article by shakthi. Now back to work 🙂 .

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