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Aug 19 2015

nrgaway claimed T373: Qubes templates: graphical updater (Apper) broken.
Aug 19 2015, 9:21 PM · Qubes, usability, enhancement, Whonix
nrgaway added a comment to T373: Qubes templates: graphical updater (Apper) broken.

I am still working on this. I spent 3 days on it a few weeks ago. I ended up reviewing the source code of many packages, and did a short audit on packagekit and gnome-packagekit to find ways to resolve issue.

Aug 19 2015, 9:21 PM · Qubes, usability, enhancement, Whonix

Aug 15 2015

nrgaway added a comment to T162: qubes-whonix handling of /etc/timezone and /etc/localtime.

Go nuts at it ;)

Aug 15 2015, 2:50 PM · Whonix 12, qubes-whonix 12, Whonix, Qubes

Aug 12 2015

nrgaway added a comment to T395: integrate whonix-firewall-plugin.sh into whonix-gw-firewall.

It would be nice to eliminate anything that is not Qubes specific in qubes-whonix pacakge completely, or as much as possible. Anything you can take out of it by intergrating into Whonix would be a good thing.

Aug 12 2015, 10:50 AM · whonix-gw-firewall, qubes-whonix 12, Whonix, Qubes, Whonix 12

Aug 7 2015

nrgaway added a comment to T384: disable qubes.SetDateTime / qubes.SyncNtpClock in Qubes-Whonix VMs.

I am pretty sure that is a yes too :)

Aug 7 2015, 6:52 PM · Whonix 13, Whonix 12, bug, security, Qubes, Whonix
nrgaway added a comment to T384: disable qubes.SetDateTime / qubes.SyncNtpClock in Qubes-Whonix VMs.
Aug 7 2015, 6:23 PM · Whonix 13, Whonix 12, bug, security, Qubes, Whonix

Jul 14 2015

nrgaway added a comment to T373: Qubes templates: graphical updater (Apper) broken.

https://anonscm.debian.org/cgit/pkg-packagekit/packagekit.git/tree/backends/aptcc

Jul 14 2015, 7:31 PM · Qubes, usability, enhancement, Whonix
nrgaway added a comment to T373: Qubes templates: graphical updater (Apper) broken.

I did have a look at the software over the weekend, which BTW is GNU GPL v3 licensed.

Jul 14 2015, 7:23 PM · Qubes, usability, enhancement, Whonix

Jul 10 2015

nrgaway added a comment to T373: Qubes templates: graphical updater (Apper) broken.

I will have to take a look at the current source of software-center and play around with it a bit to be able to provide that answer. I will look into it this weekend :)

Jul 10 2015, 6:54 PM · Qubes, usability, enhancement, Whonix

Jul 5 2015

nrgaway added a comment to T371: improve whonixcheck output in Qubes.

Does for me:
qubesdb-read /qubes-vm-type ->TemplateVM

Jul 5 2015, 2:56 AM · Whonix, enhancement, usability, Whonix 12, Qubes, whonixcheck
nrgaway added a comment to T373: Qubes templates: graphical updater (Apper) broken.

I agree inventing a new gui updater is not ideal.

Jul 5 2015, 2:32 AM · Qubes, usability, enhancement, Whonix
nrgaway added a comment to T371: improve whonixcheck output in Qubes.
In T371#5865, @Patrick wrote:
In T371#5861, @nrgaway wrote:

I don't know if I understand the question. Are you trying to read from another VM from the one you are currently in?

From the VM the script is currently running in.

For example, if your are in the Whonix Gateway ProxyVM, are you trying to read something from the TemplateVM?

No.


I'll rephrase question [2]...:

some script running inside an some AppVM and asks: "Am I a TemplateVM or StandaloneVM?"
qubesdb-read: replies "You are a TemplateVM."
or qubesdb-read: replies "You are a StandaloneVM."

Jul 5 2015, 2:13 AM · Whonix, enhancement, usability, Whonix 12, Qubes, whonixcheck

Jul 4 2015

nrgaway added a comment to T373: Qubes templates: graphical updater (Apper) broken.

Or what about writing some utility, maybe even part of a wrapper that verifies the source.list sources first?

Jul 4 2015, 5:55 AM · Qubes, usability, enhancement, Whonix
nrgaway added a comment to T371: improve whonixcheck output in Qubes.
In T371#5858, @Patrick wrote:

There are two technical questions still open. I'll restate/clarify those.

[2] Is it possible to read from within a script if it is running within a StandaloneVM or TemplateBasedVM using qubesdb-read or so? I mean something like qubesdb-read /standalone -> yes, no or qubesdb-read /template-based -> yes, no.

Jul 4 2015, 5:52 AM · Whonix, enhancement, usability, Whonix 12, Qubes, whonixcheck
nrgaway added a comment to T373: Qubes templates: graphical updater (Apper) broken.

I have not tested it lately, but the same goes for the regular Debian templates ... sort of.

Jul 4 2015, 4:12 AM · Qubes, usability, enhancement, Whonix
nrgaway added a comment to T371: improve whonixcheck output in Qubes.

Yes to all the questions

Jul 4 2015, 4:05 AM · Whonix, enhancement, usability, Whonix 12, Qubes, whonixcheck

Jul 1 2015

nrgaway added a comment to T351: let qubes-whonix master branch reflect latest commits.

I replied to comments in the Qubes ML thread you created :)

Jul 1 2015, 2:37 AM · refactoring, Whonix 12, qubes-whonix 12, Whonix

Jun 30 2015

nrgaway added a comment to T170: check Qubes build script for apt-get update network / gpg failure security issues.

I see your point.

Jun 30 2015, 3:01 AM · Qubes, security, Whonix

Jun 28 2015

nrgaway added a comment to T366: cover Qubes specific steps in advice by whonixcheck.

Do you mean TemplateVM or dom0.

Jun 28 2015, 4:04 AM · Whonix, security, Qubes, enhancement, usability, Whonix 12, whonixcheck

Jun 24 2015

nrgaway added a comment to T338: make tb-updater installation path configurable / change default installation directory to ~/.tb.
In T338#5679, @Patrick wrote:

...

Jun 24 2015, 2:20 AM · Whonix 12, tb-starter, tb-updater, Whonix

Jun 23 2015

nrgaway added a comment to T338: make tb-updater installation path configurable / change default installation directory to ~/.tb.

I will revert the change for now by adding a comment to the configuration file that sets the path.

Jun 23 2015, 1:56 AM · Whonix 12, tb-starter, tb-updater, Whonix

Jun 19 2015

nrgaway added a comment to T338: make tb-updater installation path configurable / change default installation directory to ~/.tb.

I can revert to use original path although if talking about 'reasonable expectations for uniform default behaviour' and wanting to keep all the Whonix variations similar we may want to consider changing the path for all the other versions as well then since the /home/user/opt is the proper and defacto standard location path to install pre-built personal/private binary applications that are not XDG aware.

Jun 19 2015, 10:08 PM · Whonix 12, tb-starter, tb-updater, Whonix

Jun 15 2015

nrgaway added a comment to T338: make tb-updater installation path configurable / change default installation directory to ~/.tb.

What ya mean? Is it causing issues? In following standards or defacto standards the ~/opt directory is the correct spot to place pre-built packages that do not adhere to XDG specs.

Jun 15 2015, 10:29 PM · Whonix 12, tb-starter, tb-updater, Whonix

Jun 11 2015

nrgaway added a comment to T248: whonixcheck workaround can be removed in qubes-whonix 10.

Its now in etc/whonix.d/40_qubes:WHONIXCHECK_NO_EXIT_ON_UNSUPPORTED_VIRTUALIZER="1"
since I was still getting those errors in Whonix 10.

Jun 11 2015, 12:55 PM · Qubes, Whonix, qubes-whonix 10

Jun 7 2015

nrgaway added a comment to T338: make tb-updater installation path configurable / change default installation directory to ~/.tb.

Could you just not change the apparmor-profile?

Jun 7 2015, 6:44 PM · Whonix 12, tb-starter, tb-updater, Whonix
nrgaway added a comment to T338: make tb-updater installation path configurable / change default installation directory to ~/.tb.

Works well, thank you.

Jun 7 2015, 5:25 AM · Whonix 12, tb-starter, tb-updater, Whonix

Jun 6 2015

nrgaway added a project to T344: whonix_firewall should add the --wait option to iptables statements: qubes-whonix 11.
Jun 6 2015, 6:56 PM · qubes-whonix 11, whonix-ws-firewall, whonix-gw-firewall, Whonix, Whonix 11
nrgaway added a comment to T344: whonix_firewall should add the --wait option to iptables statements.

Your PR will not merge as I made too many changes today. I already changed the qubes-whonix code to use --wait (https://github.com/nrgaway/qubes-whonix/blob/Whonix11/usr/lib/qubes-whonix/init/whonix-firewall-plugin.sh

Jun 6 2015, 6:55 PM · qubes-whonix 11, whonix-ws-firewall, whonix-gw-firewall, Whonix, Whonix 11
nrgaway added a comment to T288: Qubes Whonix 10 - Testing Instructions and Issues.
  1. Error when attempting to update in Whonix 10
Jun 6 2015, 6:47 PM · Whonix 10, qubes-whonix 10, Whonix
nrgaway changed the status of T170: check Qubes build script for apt-get update network / gpg failure security issues from Open to Review.

The Qubes build script will fail the install of the template if any apt-get errors are returned.

Jun 6 2015, 6:32 PM · Qubes, security, Whonix
nrgaway closed T327: skip whonixsetup / whonix-setup-wizard disclaimer in qubes-whonix as Resolved.

Done

Jun 6 2015, 6:27 PM · Qubes, Whonix, sponsor-C, qubes-whonix 11, Whonix 11
nrgaway closed T328: remove unnecessary 'systemctl restart' call from qubes-whonix package as Resolved.

Done

Jun 6 2015, 6:25 PM · bug, Qubes, Whonix 11, Whonix, qubes-whonix 11
nrgaway closed T229: /var/lib/whonix/do_once/whonixsetup.done will change to /var/cache/whonix-setup-wizard/status-files/whonixsetup.done in Whonix 10 as Resolved.

Implemented

Jun 6 2015, 6:21 PM · qubes-whonix 11, Whonix 11, Whonix, Qubes
nrgaway closed T315: disable rads, whonix-initializer and swap-file-creator systemd unit files in qubes-whonix as Resolved.
Jun 6 2015, 6:21 PM · systemd, Whonix 11, Qubes, qubes-whonix 11, Whonix
nrgaway lowered the priority of T162: qubes-whonix handling of /etc/timezone and /etc/localtime from Normal to Low.
Jun 6 2015, 6:19 PM · Whonix 12, qubes-whonix 12, Whonix, Qubes
nrgaway lowered the priority of T173: triggers interest-noawait /etc/resolv.conf will probably not work from Normal to Low.
Jun 6 2015, 6:19 PM · Whonix 12, qubes-whonix 12, Qubes, Whonix
nrgaway closed T177: remove duplicate ipv4 forwarding disable as Resolved.

Done

Jun 6 2015, 6:17 PM · qubes-whonix 10, Qubes, Whonix
nrgaway closed T326: delete /etc/tmpfiles.d/qubes-whonix-whonixcheck.conf as Resolved.

Done

Jun 6 2015, 6:11 PM · Qubes, whonixcheck, Whonix 11, Whonix, qubes-whonix 11
nrgaway closed T184: Add missing docstrings to Python classes and methods as Resolved.

Done.

Jun 6 2015, 6:09 PM · qubes-whonix 12, Whonix, Qubes
nrgaway closed T345: comment whonix-firewall-plugin iptables rules as Resolved.

Done.

Jun 6 2015, 6:07 PM · Whonix, qubes-whonix 11, Qubes
nrgaway added a comment to T344: whonix_firewall should add the --wait option to iptables statements.

Just happened again when booting... I have to to detect it now

Jun 6 2015, 3:47 PM · qubes-whonix 11, whonix-ws-firewall, whonix-gw-firewall, Whonix, Whonix 11
nrgaway created T344: whonix_firewall should add the --wait option to iptables statements.
Jun 6 2015, 11:11 AM · qubes-whonix 11, whonix-ws-firewall, whonix-gw-firewall, Whonix, Whonix 11

Jun 5 2015

nrgaway added a comment to T338: make tb-updater installation path configurable / change default installation directory to ~/.tb.

I think an option make more sense, so as not to confuse existing users on other platforms like virtualbox. I personally do not like any non standard directory within ~/home/user unless its a .hidden directory.

Jun 5 2015, 5:15 PM · Whonix 12, tb-starter, tb-updater, Whonix
nrgaway added a comment to T338: make tb-updater installation path configurable / change default installation directory to ~/.tb.
In T338#5216, @Patrick wrote:
In T338#5190, @nrgaway wrote:

And the user data get placed within the tor-browser directory tree;

Option 1:

So user data will also be in ~/bin? Doesn't this require user user having write access to ~/bin?

Jun 5 2015, 4:42 PM · Whonix 12, tb-starter, tb-updater, Whonix

Jun 4 2015

nrgaway added a comment to T339: Prevent whonix_firewall from starting automatically .

I tried to use a systemd drop in snippet but it did not work for ifup@.service.

Jun 4 2015, 3:48 AM · Whonix 11, Whonix, qubes-whonix 11
nrgaway added a comment to T337: install Tor Browser by default in Qubes-Whonix.

The only reason is since I was under impression the file will be downloaded and may fail, compared to downloading the file initially and knowing it won't fail since the file is already in local repo directory.

Jun 4 2015, 12:36 AM · usability, sponsor-C, Whonix 12, Whonix, qubes-whonix 12
nrgaway added a comment to T339: Prevent whonix_firewall from starting automatically .

I currently have it tied into the GATEWAY_IPv4_DROP_INVALID_INCOMING_PACKAGES_POST_HOOK hook.

Jun 4 2015, 12:33 AM · Whonix 11, Whonix, qubes-whonix 11
nrgaway added a comment to T338: make tb-updater installation path configurable / change default installation directory to ~/.tb.

I start it as user; never usually start a program as root.

Jun 4 2015, 12:23 AM · Whonix 12, tb-starter, tb-updater, Whonix

Jun 3 2015

nrgaway added a comment to T338: make tb-updater installation path configurable / change default installation directory to ~/.tb.

You just place it in the ~/bin directory. That's where all of my 'personal' binaries go that are not part of a package.

Jun 3 2015, 10:49 PM · Whonix 12, tb-starter, tb-updater, Whonix
nrgaway added a comment to T337: install Tor Browser by default in Qubes-Whonix.

It should fail as the build would not be complete.

Jun 3 2015, 10:47 PM · usability, sponsor-C, Whonix 12, Whonix, qubes-whonix 12
nrgaway created T339: Prevent whonix_firewall from starting automatically .
Jun 3 2015, 10:40 PM · Whonix 11, Whonix, qubes-whonix 11
nrgaway added a comment to T337: install Tor Browser by default in Qubes-Whonix.

I noticed tor-browser installs in the root of the users home directory.

Jun 3 2015, 10:27 PM · usability, sponsor-C, Whonix 12, Whonix, qubes-whonix 12

May 31 2015

nrgaway added a comment to T327: skip whonixsetup / whonix-setup-wizard disclaimer in qubes-whonix.

Currently Setup is run differently for the Template vs an AppVM.

May 31 2015, 1:49 AM · Qubes, Whonix, sponsor-C, qubes-whonix 11, Whonix 11
nrgaway added a comment to T326: delete /etc/tmpfiles.d/qubes-whonix-whonixcheck.conf.

Ok

May 31 2015, 1:37 AM · Qubes, whonixcheck, Whonix 11, Whonix, qubes-whonix 11

May 26 2015

nrgaway added a comment to T315: disable rads, whonix-initializer and swap-file-creator systemd unit files in qubes-whonix.

I don't consider enable SystemdUnit hacks if there are no other deb-installer solutions to ensure a proper state.

May 26 2015, 11:59 PM · systemd, Whonix 11, Qubes, qubes-whonix 11, Whonix

May 22 2015

nrgaway added a comment to T322: obfsproxy not working on Qubes R3.

Thanks for all the info. I will test it out over the weekend!

May 22 2015, 3:52 PM · Whonix 12, Qubes, Whonix
nrgaway added a comment to T322: obfsproxy not working on Qubes R3.

@Patrick I was wondering if this is working in regular Whonix 10? If so can you give me some clues on how to troubleshoot it (startup scripts, configuration locations, expected firewall rules) since I have never used it before

May 22 2015, 10:31 AM · Whonix 12, Qubes, Whonix
nrgaway created T322: obfsproxy not working on Qubes R3.
May 22 2015, 10:29 AM · Whonix 12, Qubes, Whonix

May 21 2015

nrgaway added a comment to T316: systemd units are not enabled by default.

I guess just not using spaces would be the way to go. I used to not use spaces, but then added them as it seems like that should be supported and works with systemd, just not the deb-systemd-helper

May 21 2015, 1:06 AM · bug, systemd, Debian version 8 codename Jessie, Whonix, Whonix 11

May 20 2015

nrgaway added a comment to T316: systemd units are not enabled by default.

That's a nasty upstream bug for deb-systemd-helper. You would have thought that would have been fixed for Jessie stable release. Do you know if there is a reported issue on it upstream?

May 20 2015, 11:58 PM · bug, systemd, Debian version 8 codename Jessie, Whonix, Whonix 11
nrgaway added a comment to T316: systemd units are not enabled by default.
In T316#4749, @Patrick wrote:

pull request against @nrgaway/qubes-whonix,
systemd unit file remove spaces fix/workaround:
https://github.com/nrgaway/qubes-whonix/pull/3

May 20 2015, 11:51 PM · bug, systemd, Debian version 8 codename Jessie, Whonix, Whonix 11

May 18 2015

nrgaway closed T315: disable rads, whonix-initializer and swap-file-creator systemd unit files in qubes-whonix as Resolved.
May 18 2015, 10:38 PM · systemd, Whonix 11, Qubes, qubes-whonix 11, Whonix
nrgaway added a comment to T315: disable rads, whonix-initializer and swap-file-creator systemd unit files in qubes-whonix.

Those are already disabled. As well, I have already created a systemd rule for whonix-initializer and just created one for swap-file-creator. As stated I have the rads one already from your PR

May 18 2015, 10:38 PM · systemd, Whonix 11, Qubes, qubes-whonix 11, Whonix

May 17 2015

nrgaway added a comment to T312: /etc/systemd/system/unit.service.d vs /lib/systemd/system/unit.service.d.

My understanding is distribution package file go in /lib/systemd/system.

May 17 2015, 7:04 PM · systemd, Whonix 11, Whonix

May 16 2015

nrgaway added a comment to T300: replace timesync progress bar by tray icon sdwdate-gui.

Let me know when you start this.

May 16 2015, 3:11 PM · sdwdate-gui, Whonix 13, sdwdate, timesync, Whonix, usability, bug, sponsor-C
nrgaway closed T233: qubes-whonix update issue because of bug in whonix-setup-wizard / whonix_repository as Resolved.
May 16 2015, 3:04 PM · usability, qubes-whonix 10, Qubes, Whonix, whonix-setup-wizard, bug, whonix-repository
nrgaway added a comment to T233: qubes-whonix update issue because of bug in whonix-setup-wizard / whonix_repository.

Resolved with qubes-whonix unreleased 9.6.9 and 10

May 16 2015, 3:04 PM · usability, qubes-whonix 10, Qubes, Whonix, whonix-setup-wizard, bug, whonix-repository
nrgaway closed T247: qubes-whonix 10 ./whonix_build command needs to be updated for Whonix 10 as Resolved.
May 16 2015, 3:02 PM · qubes-whonix 10, Whonix, Qubes
nrgaway closed T275: Qubes Whonix 9.6.9 and 10.0.5 is ready as Resolved.
May 16 2015, 3:00 PM · Whonix 10, qubes-whonix 10, Qubes, Whonix
nrgaway added a comment to T295: Speedup Whonix 11 build time.

Marek says he sees improvement. I may too; its hard to tell at this point; need a few more dozen builds to get a better idea.

May 16 2015, 2:57 PM · build, Whonix, Whonix 11
nrgaway closed T278: building Whonix11 for qubes-whonix: Package installation errors as Resolved.
May 16 2015, 6:47 AM · Whonix 11, qubes-whonix 10, Whonix
nrgaway closed T278: building Whonix11 for qubes-whonix: Package installation errors, a subtask of T273: control-port-filter-python.service exits pre-maturely, as Resolved.
May 16 2015, 6:47 AM · systemd, Whonix 11, Whonix 10, Whonix, qubes-whonix 10
nrgaway added a comment to T278: building Whonix11 for qubes-whonix: Package installation errors.

No longer an issue with 11.0.0.0.4-developers-only

May 16 2015, 6:47 AM · Whonix 11, qubes-whonix 10, Whonix
nrgaway reopened T298: add --target qubes as "Open".
May 16 2015, 3:01 AM · Whonix, enhancement, build, Whonix 11, Qubes
nrgaway reopened T298: add --target qubes, a subtask of T296: disable kde power management in VMs, as Open.
May 16 2015, 3:01 AM · enhancement, Whonix 12, power-savings-disable-in-vms, Whonix
nrgaway added a comment to T298: add --target qubes.

With --target qubes I get following error:

May 16 2015, 3:00 AM · Whonix, enhancement, build, Whonix 11, Qubes

May 15 2015

nrgaway added a comment to T295: Speedup Whonix 11 build time.

I be testing it soon. Looks like only new options are --unsafe-io true and --target qubes

May 15 2015, 11:48 PM · build, Whonix, Whonix 11
nrgaway added a comment to T274: control-port-filter-proxy sd_notify support.
In T274#4522, @Patrick wrote:

Difficult question. I am debating with myself. The normal case should be no daemons crashing. If they do crash. something is very wrong that we should apply a-real-fix (tm) to, no? On the other hand, If the service was crashing due to some hypothetical parsing issue, I would actually prefer the affected user noticing and reporting an issue. An automatically restarted service with no one noticing because of the auto restart would be bad. The daemon is very stable at this preset. How much code would be added by implementing the sd_notify protocol? A reason against would be if it's getting complexer so we actually understand it less. If it's just a few lines, that doesn't apply.

May 15 2015, 11:21 PM · python, Whonix 14, Debian version 9 codename Stretch, enhancement, onion-grater (Control Port Filter Proxy), Whonix
nrgaway added a comment to T306: rads skip mechanism.

I have already reviewed your PRs and there is nothing I can see to prevent build errors and I have also merged them into a test branch I am using for building this weekend. Will merge into master once everything confirmed working.

May 15 2015, 11:18 PM · Qubes, Whonix 11, rads, Whonix
nrgaway added a comment to T304: systemd unit file for Tor package?.

The qubes-whonix-tor.service was implemented to solve the issue you were talking about where Tor would sometimes not start properly on boot.

May 15 2015, 9:28 PM · systemd, Whonix 11, anon-gw-anonymizer-config, Whonix
nrgaway added a comment to T274: control-port-filter-proxy sd_notify support.

sd_notify would be used if you want to have watchdog monitor the service. If the service does not respond within X amount of seconds (IE did not send a notification it was still active within this time period), then systemd would then restart the service.

May 15 2015, 9:10 PM · python, Whonix 14, Debian version 9 codename Stretch, enhancement, onion-grater (Control Port Filter Proxy), Whonix

May 10 2015

nrgaway created T295: Speedup Whonix 11 build time.
May 10 2015, 6:27 PM · build, Whonix, Whonix 11

May 3 2015

nrgaway added a comment to T288: Qubes Whonix 10 - Testing Instructions and Issues.
  1. HOW TO RE-INSTALL qubes-whonix
May 3 2015, 4:22 AM · Whonix 10, qubes-whonix 10, Whonix

May 2 2015

nrgaway added a comment to T288: Qubes Whonix 10 - Testing Instructions and Issues.
In T288#4229, @Patrick wrote:

Your instructions sound good. I recommend to hit the edit button for instruction posts and to copy it over to the wiki https://www.whonix.org/wiki/Qubes/Upgrade_from_9_to_10 or so. Unfortunately, phabricator uses markdown and mediawiki uses mediawiki syntax.

May 2 2015, 5:15 AM · Whonix 10, qubes-whonix 10, Whonix
nrgaway added a comment to T278: building Whonix11 for qubes-whonix: Package installation errors.

Is the 11.0.0.0.7-developers-only tag supposed to be available? While most submodules are cloning properly, I get this error:

May 2 2015, 4:36 AM · Whonix 11, qubes-whonix 10, Whonix

May 1 2015

nrgaway created T293: Maybe document Whonix services boot process.
May 1 2015, 11:55 PM · design documentation, Whonix
nrgaway added a comment to T278: building Whonix11 for qubes-whonix: Package installation errors.
In T278#4230, @Patrick wrote:

skippable package installation:

On Whonix 10, all packages installed in build-steps.d/1700_install-packages by pkg-install-maybe (as opposed of being installed as part of a dependency) are skippable through the whonix_build_script_skip_package_install environment variable. Example:

whonix_build_script_skip_package_install+=" anon-shared-build-fix-grub "
export whonix_build_script_skip_package_install

Should prevent installation of that package.

May 1 2015, 11:43 PM · Whonix 11, qubes-whonix 10, Whonix
nrgaway added a comment to T278: building Whonix11 for qubes-whonix: Package installation errors.

I was able to identify all the issue that prevented complete and successful build.

May 1 2015, 10:42 AM · Whonix 11, qubes-whonix 10, Whonix
nrgaway added a comment to T288: Qubes Whonix 10 - Testing Instructions and Issues.
  1. What to do if you ran a apt-get dist-upgrade not using the upgrade method above
May 1 2015, 6:50 AM · Whonix 10, qubes-whonix 10, Whonix
nrgaway added a comment to T288: Qubes Whonix 10 - Testing Instructions and Issues.
In T288#4212, @Patrick wrote:

Yes. Done, migrated (copied) qubes-whonix 10.0.5-1 from developers to testers repository.

Want to post a blog post? Otherwise I guess very few will notice these instructions. Got a blog account already?

May 1 2015, 3:18 AM · Whonix 10, qubes-whonix 10, Whonix
nrgaway added a comment to T288: Qubes Whonix 10 - Testing Instructions and Issues.
In T288#4179, @Patrick wrote:

I am not sure it's wise telling testers to enable the developers repository. That could break badly at some point. The developers repository is a playground for me to upload and install from packages where I am not 100% certain they are not going to break the package manager.

May 1 2015, 1:32 AM · Whonix 10, qubes-whonix 10, Whonix
nrgaway added a comment to T278: building Whonix11 for qubes-whonix: Package installation errors.
In T278#4002, @nrgaway wrote:

I have been about to get Whonix 11 to successfully build using the 11.0.0.0.1-developers-only tag (since submodules seemed broken on master branch), although the build process kept asking for input starting at line 450 of 1700_install-packages and all the way until it exited. I just kept entering c manually since by that stage everything had already been installed:

# 1700_install-packages:450 --> "$WHONIX_SOURCE_HELP_STEPS_FOLDER/remove-local-temp-apt-repo"
INFO: Setting... export UWT_DEV_PASSTHROUGH="1"
INFO: Variable anon_dist_build_version was already set to: 11.0.0.0.1
/home/user/Whonix/help-steps/pre: line 20: error_: command not found
...
+ true 'INFO: Currently running script: /home/user/Whonix/help-steps/unprevent-daemons-from-starting '
+ true 'INFO: Currently running script: /home/user/Whonix/help-steps/unchroot-raw '
+ true 'INFO: Skipping script, because ANON_BUILD_INSTALL_TO_ROOT=1: /home/user/Whonix/help-steps/unmount-raw'
+ true 'INFO: Currently running script: ././build-steps.d/2300_run-chroot-scripts-post-d '
May 1 2015, 12:21 AM · Whonix 11, qubes-whonix 10, Whonix

Apr 30 2015

nrgaway closed T176: use GATEWAY_IPv4_DROP_INVALID_INCOMING_PACKAGES_POST_HOOK instead of editing /usr/bin/whonix_firewall as Resolved.

Done

Apr 30 2015, 9:11 AM · qubes-whonix 10, Qubes, Whonix
nrgaway renamed T275: Qubes Whonix 9.6.9 and 10.0.5 is ready from Qubes Whonix 9.6.8 and 10.0.5 is ready to Qubes Whonix 9.6.9 and 10.0.5 is ready.
Apr 30 2015, 4:53 AM · Whonix 10, qubes-whonix 10, Qubes, Whonix
nrgaway added a comment to T288: Qubes Whonix 10 - Testing Instructions and Issues.
  1. Testers Update instructions
Apr 30 2015, 4:52 AM · Whonix 10, qubes-whonix 10, Whonix
nrgaway created T288: Qubes Whonix 10 - Testing Instructions and Issues.
Apr 30 2015, 4:35 AM · Whonix 10, qubes-whonix 10, Whonix
nrgaway added a comment to T275: Qubes Whonix 9.6.9 and 10.0.5 is ready.

Thanks, tests are successful for me.

Apr 30 2015, 4:27 AM · Whonix 10, qubes-whonix 10, Qubes, Whonix

Apr 29 2015

nrgaway added a comment to T275: Qubes Whonix 9.6.9 and 10.0.5 is ready.

@Patrick, I created a new version that hopefully solves the control-port-filter-python not re-enabling properly... I had a typo in the maintainers postinst configuration file.

Apr 29 2015, 2:18 PM · Whonix 10, qubes-whonix 10, Qubes, Whonix
nrgaway renamed T275: Qubes Whonix 9.6.9 and 10.0.5 is ready from Qubes Whonix 9.6.8 and 10.0.4 is ready to Qubes Whonix 9.6.8 and 10.0.5 is ready.
Apr 29 2015, 2:08 PM · Whonix 10, qubes-whonix 10, Qubes, Whonix
nrgaway added a comment to T275: Qubes Whonix 9.6.9 and 10.0.5 is ready.

Maybe you want to give an upgrade a try. The required qubes package is now also in the ITL test repo so you should be able to attempt an update. DO NOT FORGET TO BACKUP (CLONE) your existing whonix proxy :)

Apr 29 2015, 12:02 PM · Whonix 10, qubes-whonix 10, Qubes, Whonix