Archive for the ‘Package updates’ Category

DCC 1.3.154 for Wheezy

DCC (Distributed Checksum Clearinghouse) version 1.3.154, released on December 03, 2013, is now available in wheezy-custom for amd64 only.

Php-zendopcache 7.0.3 for Wheezy

Starting with PHP 5.5.0, an opcode cache and optimizer module called Zend Opcache is bundled with PHP. It is intended to be the first choice in opcode caches, making APC and friends obsolete. Zend Opcache is not bundled with PHP 5.4, but it is available and works with 5.4 too. You can get it from […]

Taggert v1.2

If you don’t know what Taggert is, please see this post and the introduction on my personal blog (opens in a new window). V1.2 was released on 5 November, but I only just now got around to building a package and uploading it to The changelog for v1.2 is: Make application appear more responsive […]

Taggert v1.1

Chances are, you have never heard of ‘Taggert’. Taggert is a Python/GTK+ 3 geo-tagging application. An introduction to the application is on my personal blog. Yesterday, I released version 1.1, with some new features and lots of general improvements and bugfixes. The changelog for v1.1 is: Restructure directory layout and add Python distutils and Debian […]

Gexiv2 0.5.0 with GObject Introspection support

Gexiv2 is a GObject-based wrapper around the Exiv2 library. It makes the basic features of Exiv2 available to GNOME applications. At the time of writing, the current version in Debian unstable/testing is 0.4.1. On 1 October 2012, upstream version 0.5.0 was released, with support for GObject Introspection and shipped with a Python module, to allow […]

Maemo 5 Fremantle

As of now, also carries a repository for Maemo 5 Fremantle. Maemo is the Debian-based operating system created by Nokia, running on N810 internet tablets and N900 phones. Development of Maemo at Nokia has come somewhat to a halt, since first MeeGo was announced, and later Nokia announced the strategic partnership with Microsoft to […]

Distributed Checksum Clearinghouse

Distributed Checksum Clearinghouse, a.k.a. DCC is an anti-spam content filter, that works by comparing checksums of received mail, to recognize (and possibly block) unsollicited bulk e-mail. At, over 50% of the SPAM we receive, is found with DCC, and there are very few false positives. DCC has been around for more than 10 years, […]

PHP 5.3.3-7

Last Wednesday, PHP 5.3.3-7 was uploaded to unstable. This version contains about 15 patches for problems that have been fixed in newer versions upstream, including a problem on 32-bit installations with large floating point numbers, that could crash or hang your server. Enough reason for a new backport, so as of now, this version (5.3.3-7tzz1~bpo50) […]

Exim 4.72

Earlier this month, a serious security vulnerability was discoverd in Exim.  While a security update for Lenny’s version 4.69-9 was released the very same day, different versions remain vulnerable. On December 26th, version 4.72-3 was uploaded to Unstable, containing the fixes for this issue from upstream’s version 4.73 RC1. I am sure, that this version […]


The following outdated packages have just been removed from the archive: zaptel-modules-2.6.26-1-amd64 zaptel-modules-2.6.26-1-686 cciss-vol-status debian-sipo-keyring apache2 and everything related, they are available on now libapr1, libapr1-dbg, libapr1-dev, they are available on now libaprutil1 and everything related, they are available on now Many other outdated packages (mostly VLC and other multimedia-stuff) will remain […]