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Name: Christopher Bodenstein
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I'm more a Free Software advocate/enthousiast than a developer right now, but hack some code now and then. And I'm now even trying to build some Debian packages which can be found there...

I'm currently working as System Administrator at Easynet Belgium where I'm the postmaster and newsmaster.
I previously used to work at Tiscali Belgium.

These days, I tend to spend much of my time playing with Exim and Diablo.

I'm also trying to promote the use of IPv6 as much as possible.

I recently started to look into the Hurd.


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avriettea: There is a big difference between a State and its citizens. I never was a supporter of Chirac or of de Villepin and I agree with you that re-starting the nuke testing for the 50th birthday of Hiroshima was outrageous (even though they weren't made above ground). OTOH, I will not follow you in the pointless debate of a country being or not relevant to the world (if this sentence can bear any meaning).

We are all citizens of the same planet. We only have one world.

Reading some comments on the results of the French vote on the so-called European Constitution. I have a reaction of my own.

Why should we be ashamed of the result of a democratic vote?

Why should we approve this so-called Constitution?

Maybe some of us voted "Non" for some wrong reasons (not related to the treaty itself), but my feeling is that this "Non" is a chance for us to question the way the european construction has been done so far.

Let us take this opportunity to ask ourselves what Europe we want.

I personally think Europe should be built by and for its citizens. A democratic Europe, where the people (or their direct representatives) would have the final word to decide on the path to follow.

The treaty that was presented to us didn't go that way and was rejected.

I don't call this a shame, I call it an opportunity...

Some have started to build upon it to start a work on a real Constitution by creating a Constituent Assembly.

I reworked most of my dccifd client for exim and I think it's working much better now.

It's quite unbelievable how crappy the code was... I think I did it a bit too much in a hurry and overlooked quite a large number of things. This isn't good enough, and I'll try to avoid doing the same mistake in the future.

I should create a webpage with more documentation and help on how to install; but in the mean time, the local_scan can be found here.

19 May 2005 (updated 19 May 2005 at 21:21 UTC) »

On the Hurd front, I think we're gaining more and more momentum. There is quite a lot of activity lately.

A nice step is Michael Banck getting Gnome to work on the hurd (with even a nice screenshot :)

Mozilla is also on it's way, Michael got epiphany to work (at least locally).

All this is pretty sweet :)

Still porting Debian packages for the Hurd. To do this more easily I've installed sbuild which does the job of tracking the dependencies and compiling the package inside a chroot.

It is a bit tricky to get the chroot working (requires using crosshurd instead of debootstrap as under GNU/Linux), but once it's done it speeds up the automatic building of non-problematic packages.

I've setup a repository of the packages I've built using it at

Lately, I've had a report that my DCC local_scan for Exim doesn't work on Solaris, so I've started to rewrite parts of it. Rereading the code, I'm quite amazed that it works at all ;)

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