We’ve been going through quite a lot in terms of development over the past month, and with our switch over to a versioning system, stable builds, and a development branch, we would like to take the logical next step in getting Diaspora into the hands of people that want to set up a pod themselves, by helping us make linux distribution packages of Diaspora.Read more »
While gzip is the standard Unix tool when it comes to compression, there are other tools available and some of them are performing better than gzip in terms of compression ratio.Read more »
In this tutorial I'm going to show how to list the installed packages on a Debian based operating system, (Debian, Ubuntu, Mint, Sidux, CrunchBang, etc.) I got this gem of a command line one-liner from the Sidux website.Read more »
If you’re running out of disk space and you want to quickly see what packages are using the most space on your hard drive, use the following commandRead more »
Over the last few weeks I have been building a bunch of Debian packages (aka debs) for a new Ubuntu server roll out. I will outline how to build a simple package which pulls in a couple of useful packages.Read more »
There are many, many Linux distributions floating around the internet tubes waiting to be downloaded for your computing pleasure. One thing they all have in common is some form of package management system.Read more »
This howto provides you supplement software to enhance your ubuntu9.04 Jaunty Jackalope. You can install these packages by copying the commands to your terminal or by just clicking the download link(apt://) the installation will be launched. This is not a security breach, since these packages are installed using apt-get and your configured repositorieRead more »
Have a file on in your system that you just can't figure out where it came from? Searching for the name in Synaptic doesn't help? About ready to heave your weary keyboard out the window in an administrative rage? Fear not, dpkg to the rescue!Read more »
The European internet is being threatened seriously!
The telecoms-package is a set of monstrous laws regulating the internet.
Amandment 138 is securing a fundamental rights.
If amandment 138 is excluded, internet will be turned into a cable-television system.
This is a campaign organized to raise awareness of the telecoms package in Sweden.Read more »
A few days ago I came across Feature #305877. What is it about? Well, Debian has the Popularity Contest, which tracks installed packages, how often they are used and sends an anonymized report once a week to their server.Read more »
"Do you want to help out the Debian (or Ubuntu) project with some mirror bandwidth but don’t know how? Do you want to contribute somehow to Debian’s infrastructure, but you’re not a coder? Tired of getting slow download speeds when the mirrors are overloaded after a new release? Then Apt-P2P is for you..."Read more »
This article by Tarek Ziadé focuses on a repeatable process to write and release Python packages. We will focus on how to install, uninstall, develop, test, register, and upload a package.Read more »
If you want to update all the packages other than one in your debian server follow this procedure...Read more »
Ever forget what you had installed and find yourself at a fresh ubuntu install thinking to yourself... Damn now I gotta open up synaptic and search for everything I had... Well fortunately you dont need to do that. With this easy howto you can also restore all your packages that were installed by simply creating a package list and uninstalling every application installed after the list was made.Read more »
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