I have made a breaking change to the apt.kura.gg repositories.

Ubuntu is now properly supported, but to do this properly it meant separating Ubuntu and Debian in to totally separate sections to fix the dependency issues.

Breaking changes

Anyone currently using apt.kura.gg as it is will get 404 errors and will need to reconfigure their APT settings.


sudo sed -i 's/apt.kura.gg\//apt.kura.gg\/debian\//g' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/apt.kura.gg.list


sudo sed -i 's/apt.kura.gg\//apt.kura.gg\/ubuntu\//g' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/apt.kura.gg.list


This patched version is built using the USE_ZLIB option, allowing for usage of compression or using haproxy as a compression offloader.


haproxy requires openssl-1.0.1d or higher.

On a standard Debian 7 install you should have openssl-1.0.1e-2, you can find which version you have by running

dpkg -l openssl

This should return something similar to

ii  openssl        1.0.1e-2        amd64        Secure Socket Layer (SSL) binary and related cryptographic tools

Build notes

Builds were done on Debian 7 AMD64, I will not be providing 32bit versions as this is mainly for my own usage and amusement.

This haproxy build is compiled against openssl, providing the npn module, allowing for haproxy to work under SSL/TLS and allowing the use of SPDY/2 and SPDY/3.

This version is available on apt.kura.gg or as a manual download, from the link below.

Manual download

haproxy_1 …


pypip.in is a website I have written about before. I decided I would look at the shields and see which ones were the most requested so far this year.

Due to the volumn of requests, I only keep 90 days of logs from nginx and no logs from Varnish, pypipin or the local version of buckler. nginx sits in front of Varnish so, even if Varnish responds with a cached version of the shield, a log line is still written to say it was requested.

Top 20

  1. requests [downloads]
  2. Pillow [version]
  3. Pillow [downloads]
  4. Theano [version]
  5. Theano [downloads]
  6. fake-factory [downloads]
  7. livestreamer [downloads]
  8. django-cms [downloads]
  9. django-cms [version]
  10. speedtest-cli [version]
  11. speedtest-cli [downloads]
  12. boto [downloads]
  13. thumbor [downloads]
  14. thumbor [version]
  15. pip [version]
  16. tweepy [version]
  17. tweepy [downloads]
  18. django-allauth [downloads]
  19. pymssql [downloads]
  20. pymssql [version]

The first thing that struck me is that I actually hadn’t heard of or used quite a lot of …