[Whonix-devel] Status of 'Proposing amd64-hardened architecture for Debian'?

Bálint Réczey balint at balintreczey.hu
Sun Apr 5 16:01:52 CEST 2015

Hi Patrick,

Thanks for your interest and question. I started bootstrapping the
port and found a few dpkg bugs [3][4]. I had to realize that I will
find a huge amount of bugs during bootstrapping and I also need a
proper infrastructure because only somewhat established ports will be
accepted as official ports.

Since later we also started the freeze for Jessie this was not a good
time to flood BTS with patches nor carrying a lot of fixes I suspended
the work on the port till Jessie is released. I was also busy with
other projects and unfortunately I can't dedicate time to the port
before May. There is a related GSoC project [5] which aims rebuilding
Debian with ASAN helping the creation of the port by finding some of
the blocker bugs.

I still believe that creating a port would be the best way of
providing additional protection for Debian users and I also think that
security-focused Debian derivatives like Whonix would also profit a
lot from this port. In May I plan checking if I can set up the needed
infrastructure and find some funding for dedicating a serious amount
of time to make the port happen.


[3] https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=760690
[4] https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=760741
[5] https://wiki.debian.org/SummerOfCode2015/Projects/Archive%20built%20with%20asan

2015-04-05 15:14 GMT+02:00 Patrick Schleizer <adrelanos at riseup.net>:
> Hi Balint!
> Sounds most interesting!
> What's the status of 'Proposing amd64-hardened architecture for Debian'
> [1] [2]?
> By replying to this e-mail, you answer will also be posted on the
> whonix-devel public mailing list.
> Cheers,
> Patrick
> [1]
> http://balintreczey.hu/blog/proposing-amd64-hardened-architecture-for-debian/
> [2] https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2014/04/msg00394.html

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