Mudlet 3 beta

Mudlet - Graphical MUD client

A break from wordpress, I was trying to get the beta version of mudlet 3.0 compiling. On the surface the program looks a lot like the existing v2.0 that is currently within Debian.  The developers have switched from qt4 to qt5 which means a lot of dependency fun for me but I got there in the end.

As it is only a beta and not their final release, the package is located within the Debian experimental release. Once 3.0 hits a final release, I’ll switch it to sid.  If you do use the current mudlet, give 3.0 a try. I’d be interested to know what you think.

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WordPress 4.1 for Debian

Release 4.1 of WordPress came out on Friday so after some work to fit in with the Debian standards, the Debian package 4.1-1 of WordPress will be uploaded shortly.  WordPress have also updated their themes with a 14-day early theme called twentyfifteen.  This is the default theme for WordPress 4.1 on-wards.

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WordPress 4.0.1 fixes for Debian stable

Previously I posted a short article about the WordPress package for Debian and how that SID was getting the updated WordPress 4.0.1 which had some security fixes.

The question a lot of people were asking was: What about stable (or Wheezy).  After way too much time due to other pressing issues, I have just uploaded the patched WordPress debian package for stable.  The fixed version has the catchy number of 3.6.1~deb7u5.  This package has all of the relevant patches that went in from WordPress 3.7.4 to 3.7.5 and there are even CVE IDs for this package (and 4.0.1 which all this stems from).

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WordPress 4.0.1 for Debian

WordPress recently released an update that had multiple security patches for their (then) current version 4.0. This release is 4.0.1 and includes important security fixes.  The Debian packages got just uploaded, if you are running the Debian packaged wordpress, you should update to 4.0.1+dfsg-1 or later.

I am going to look at these patches and see if they can and need to be backported to wordpress 3.6.1. Unfortunately I believe they will be. I’m also asking it to be unblocked into Jessie as it is a security fix.

There was, at the time of writing, no CVE numbers.

IPv6 and bridges

I’ve reported a bug on bridge-utils, but perhaps someone has already seen this and has a fix. My virtual IPv6 machines often lose connectivity from time to time. Tracking this down, it seems that the router sends Neighbor Solicitations (IPv6 ARPs basically). The physical interface of the bridge group receives it, but the vnet0 one does not.

Using tshark I can see the pings on vnet0 but on br0 and eth1 I see the ping requests and the NS packets. So there is something odd going on with the bridge interface.

If I remove and add the vnet0 interface from the bridge group, the connectivity comes back.