Thomas Goirand writes ("[Xen-devel] HVM support to be removed from Debian
Squeeze: call for volunteers"):
> Someone that is willing to do this job of security
> maintenance HAS to raise hand here,
Hello. Yes, I volunteer (with my day job hat on). I've done security
patching before in other contexts.
> Mainly, the work would be to have a script (or some Makefile entries
> with DESTDIR= for example) that would install all needed files in
You mean in the upstream package ? This isn't quite trivial but it
should be doable. There is a slight difficulty in that the filesystem
layout of the Debian Xen packages is quite different to upstream's.
But partitioning the output of `make dist-tools' etc. to provide
something that can be used for qemu-dm build should be easy enough.
> debian/xen-hvm-support (if we call that package xen-hvm-support). Also,
> the source package should contain ONLY what is strictly concerning
> Qemu-dm (not a big issue, but it would be cleaner this way and make the
> source package smaller). As of now, I don't know who is maintaining Qemu
> in Xen at all. Any volunteer here that would work with me does NOT need
> to know anything about Debian or Debian packaging, but only about Qemu
> and Xen itself.
I'm very happy to help out with this
> Also, I'm not a registered Debian developer (yet), so I can't upload
> directly in the distribution without going by a sponsor for my package,
> which can seriously slow down everything. If a registered DD could raise
> hand, that would help as well.
Also, I am a Debian Developer although I haven't been very active in
Debian recently. I would be happy to sponsor uploads, provided they
seemed sane to me.
> I think that the best way here, is to build a (small, 3 or 4 persons)
> team to work on this issue so it can be addressed fast.
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