News From Planet Debian fwupd & Little Snitch

Holger Levsen: 20230514-fwupd
May 14, 2023, 3:20 PM
How-To use fwupd
As one cannot use fwupd on Qubes OS
to update firmwares this is a quick How-To for
using fwupd on Grml for future me.
boot into Grml.
mkdir /efi ; mount /boot/efi to /efi or set OverrideESPMountPoint=/boot/efi/EFI if you mount to the usual path.
apt update ; apt install fwupd fwupd-amd64-signed udisks2 policykit-1
fwupdmgr get-devices
fwupdmgr refresh
fwupdmgr get-updates
fwupdmgr update
reboot into Qubes OS…

Petter Reinholdtsen: OpenSnitch in Debian ready for prime time
May 13, 2023, 10:10 AM
A bit delayed,
the interactive
application firewall OpenSnitch package in Debian now got the
latest fixes ready for Debian Bookworm. Because it depend on a
package missing on some architectures, the autopkgtest check of the
testing migration script did not understand that the tests were
actually working, so the migration was delayed. A bug in the package
dependencies is also fixed, so those installing the firewall package
(opensnitch) now also get the GUI admin tool (python3-opensnitch-ui)

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