Debhelper >=6

I have been working on my first couple perl module packages with the Debian Perl Group, and a change of debhelper to version 6 in [pkg]/debian/compat and building on Etch (version 5) gave me a few problems.. A bit of help from Roberto got me pointed in the right direction – this works:

$ cd [pkg]
$ svn-buildpackage --svn-dont-clean --svn-builder="pdebuild --use-pdebuild-internal"

Kind Regards.

Blog Spam Trap

I went from 100’s of blog spams a week to under 10 in the last week with a simple .htaccess addition:

# begin spammer
SetEnvIfNoCase User-Agent "^TrackBack/*" spammer=yes
Order allow,deny
allow from all
deny from env=spammer
# end spammer

This catches an evil little script with a UserAgent of “TrackBack/1.02” that has been hitting from many IP addresses – I would guess that this UserAgent has been uploaded to vulnerable workstations or servers and acts as a bot-net..