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New Debian mailing list

The Debian listmasters have recently created this new mailing list:

-- Paul Wise

Salsa project for asking autopkgtest questions

The Debian CI team would like to encourage and help more maintainers to add autopkgtest support to their packages. To that effect, there is now the autopkgtest-help repository on salsa, where maintainers can ask questions related to testing their packages by opening issues.

-- Antonio Terceiro

/sbin/raw dropped from util-linux

Linux 5.14 dropped the "raw" block/char device driver, and also broke building the raw(8) utility program. util-linux in bookworm/sid has dropped this binary. Given the very generic name, it is impossible to find any users. If you maintain a package using /sbin/raw, please make the appropriate changes.

-- Chris Hofstaedtler offers storage for Debian Developers now offers gratis backup storage for all active Debian Developers. Signing up will currently give a 500 GB free-forever account with 7 daily snapshots.

This is one of several benefits that are offered to Debian members and contributors.

-- Paul Wise

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