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Working on Gentoo/FreeBSD

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So, I think I didn’t pay enough attention to this lately, even before my line was cut off, so today I’ve restarted working on Gentoo/FreeBSD, and that’s the only thing I’ll care for tonight. There are a lot of things that needs to be fixed and cleaned up, and the Google Summer of Code produced code has to be merged, too.

So, I’m starting with the “easy” part, mostly because this is what I can actually test by myself to ensure correctness and so on, and it’s Unleashed’s sandbox port; in particular I’m right now compiling the kernel patched with the anti-deadlock code that should allow to use sandbox pretty safely. Then I’ll try to fix the libtool bug.

Probable soundtracks for my work today are the two new CDs I bought to un-depress me (tomorrow I have to wake up early to go to take my last check, probably last for quite a while if I’m unable to find another job I can do from home, or from university, studying too): A night at the opera by Blind Guardian (one of my favourite CDs by the way) and A Change of Seasons by Dream Theater.

One of the things I want to clean up for Gentoo/FreeBSD is using package.use.mask to avoid having non-working deptrees to users; unfortunately repoman seems to simply ignore those, so I cannot remove the .badindev causes, but at least I can mask the things that are known not to work for our users, if they update portage regularly. I’ll be also rolling up a new stage sooner or later, but I want to make sure that, for instance, openssl works in the latest version.

Oh, yes I promised a post about books, but I haven’t been able to write one yet, although I did write about it in an Italian-written post, although not about the books I wanted to write about 🙂

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