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).

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

WordPress 4.0 for Debian

Yesterday WordPress released version 4.0 or “Benny” of WordPress. I have now downloaded it and packed up for Debian users. The files just hit the ftp-master a few minutes ago and will then be distributed out to the various Debian mirrors. The upgrade should go smoothly but you will probably need to upgrade the twentytwelve/twentyfourteen

A python utf gotcha

This one had me stumped for a while: # -*- coding: utf-7 -*- import datetime from sqlalchemy import ForeignKey, Column from sqlalchemy.types import Integer, Unicode, Boolean, DateTime default_due_date = datetime.datetime.now() + datetime.timedelta(days=30) Syntax error found on last line. Hmm, bring up a python interpreter and type the last line in with the imports. Works fine.