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Debian Project - Identi.ca

Debian logo

Making the universal operating system, free as in freedom. ♥ Help animating this account: → http://deb.li/identica

url: https://identi.ca/debian

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Freexian: Debian Long Term Support

The support periods of Debian releases

Traditionally, Debian manages security support of a given stable release until the next stable release plus one year. Roughly, this amounts to 3 years which is not enough for many organizations and does not allow to deploy version N+2 once N is no longer supported. The Debian LTS team wants to fix this by extending the security support of Debian releases to at least 5 years:

url: https://www.freexian.com/services/debian-lts.html

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The Debian Administrator's Handbook

Cover of the Debian Administrator's Handbook (jessie version)

Written by two Debian developers — Raphaël Hertzog and Roland Mas — the Debian Administrator's Handbook started as a translation of their French best-seller known as Cahier de l'admin Debian (published by Eyrolles). It's a fantastic resource for all users of a Debian-based distribution. Accessible to all, this book teaches the essentials to anyone who wants to become an effective and independent Debian GNU/Linux administrator.

url: https://debian-handbook.info/

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Andrew Harvey's Blog | Software Developer, Mapper, Free Culture/Software Supporter, Recreational Cyclist


This blog is now unmaintained since I’ve moved my online precense to http://tianjara.net.

You can also contact me via email, andrewharvey4@gmail.com

I release my code at github, http://github.com/andrewharvey

The content on this blog by Andrew Harvey, unless otherwise noted is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Australia License.

url: https://andrewharvey4.wordpress.com/

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Tech-Foo: Visualising the Ubuntu Package Repository

package graph

Like most geeks, I like data. I also like making pretty pictures. This weekend, I found a way to make pretty pictures from some data I had lying around.

url: http://tech-foo.blogspot.com/2013/01/visualising-ubuntu-package-repository.html

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DebianOnFreeRunner - Debian Wiki

tags: Debian, OpenMoko
Debian wiki

You can install Debian on your Openmoko Neo FreeRunner, and use that system to fulfill your telephone needs. You can then use almost all of the packages available for Debian, with just one call to apt-get install. It’s still the same full featured Distribution that you know from your desktop or server.

url: http://wiki.debian.org/DebianOnFreeRunner

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Distributions [LWN.net]

LWN.net Logo

Debian and Ubuntu have a set of official membership roles that can be granted to regular contributors. Those roles come with rights that enable the contributors to do their work and to participate in the project governance (elections and other official decision-making processes). It's also a way for the distributions to acknowledge the work done: most contributors are proud of the status they reached.

url: http://lwn.net/Articles/397750/

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Debian Logo

DebConf is the Debian Project's developer conference. In addition to a full schedule of technical, social and policy talks, DebConf provides an opportunity for developers, contributors and other interested people to meet in person and work together more closely. It has taken place annually since 2000 in locations as varied as Canada, Finland and Mexico. Previous Debian Conferences have featured speakers from around the world. They have also been ...

url: http://www.debconf.org/

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XStrikeForce/HowToRandR12 - Debian Wiki

tags: Debian, X11, randr, how to
Debian wiki

The RandR 1.2 extension first appeared in Xserver 1.3 (i.e DebianTesting, since 2007-08-21). It provides automatic discovery of modes (resolutions, refresh rates, ...) together with the ability to configure outputs dynamically (resize, rotate, move, ...).

url: http://wiki.debian.org/XStrikeForce/HowToRandR12

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DebianHelp.co.uk-Debian Linux Tutorials Tips System Administration Resources

tags: Debian, Linux, help

Welcome to Debianhelp.co.uk! As it suggests, it is as easy as Debian. This website is aimed at providing simple and easy help, tips and tricks and valuable support articles to Debian user community ranging from beginners to Experts.

url: http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/

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Debian Admin--Debian/Ubuntu Linux System Administration Tutorials,Howtos,Tips

I’m  Gogs, who is a great fan of Debian as an Operating System. Not long ago, I started using Debian Operating System, but when I did start, this became my most delightful operating system.

I decided to create www.debianadmin.com for the community participate and be a part of something that should play a part in taking Debian to the next level. With the communities support, I’m sure Debian makes a mark and that we be a part of it.

url: http://www.debianadmin.com/

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BridgeNetworkConnections - Debian Wiki

Debian wiki

Bridging your network connection is a handy method for sharing your internet connection between two (or more) computers. It’s useful if you can’t buy a router with more than one ethernet port, or if you’re a college student in a dorm room with limited ethernet jacks and no router.

url: http://wiki.debian.org/BridgeNetworkConnections

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Debian User Forums • View topic - keeping connections up while moving from wired to wireless

Debian swirl

I run several ssh tunnels, sshfs mounted filesystems, and occasionally a VPN (from work to home). Starting from a wired connection (dhcp) in a docking station, i want to be able to join a wireless network (dhcp), pick up my laptop and move around my office building, say to a meeting room for a demonstration, and then return to my desk and dock my laptop. And all this time, i want my open connections to stay open.

url: http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=49735&p=286015

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Debian Lenny Tun/Tap Bridge Setup

br0 is host NIC. Guest OS interface will write to tap0. Bridge interface exists between eth0 and tap0.

url: http://www.shakthimaan.com/installs/debian-tun-tap-setup.html

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Thank you Modestas and Mark, you brought the music back

tags: Amarok, music, KDE, Debian, bug
Amarok logo It's been a while, but after this bug was fixed and after Mark posted this, i finally have Amarok 2 playing music.

#501495 crash on powerpc: libamarok_collection-sqlcollection because of R_PPC_REL24 relocations

tags: Debian, bug, Amarok
Amarok 1.92.2-1 from experimental crashes, after an error dialog boxes shows up, with approximately the following text: ----------- Klib could not load module: libamarok_collection-sqlcollection

url: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=501495

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Debian Administration - Debian Administration Resources

tags: Debian, sysadmin
debian administration logo This site was created as a simple weblog designed to contain interesting and useful information related to the System Administration of Debian GNU/Linux systems. Whilst there are several sites where users can post questions and have answers contributed by other users there are no other sites on the web which are specifically targeted at distributing articles of interest to Debian administrators.

url: http://www.debian-administration.org/

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Debian -- The Universal Operating System

debian logo Debian is a free operating system (OS) for your computer. An operating system is the set of basic programs and utilities that make your computer run. Debian uses the Linux kernel (the core of an operating system), but most of the basic OS tools come from the GNU project; hence the name GNU/Linux.

url: http://debian.org/

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FrontPage - Debian Wiki

tags: Debian, wiki
This wiki is a support and documentation resource for the Debian project. Like all wikis, this is constantly changing and we welcome your contributions. You can also talk about this page. If you are looking for something in particular try the find page.

url: http://wiki.debian.org/

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Debian Font for Graphviz

If you're getting this error when using Graphviz on Debian (etch) Error: fontconfig: Didn't find expected font family. Perhaps URW Type 1 fonts need installing? : Times-Roman then install gsfonts.

Debian need to recategorize all their software

While i'm ranting, Debian needs to recategorize all their software. They should just use the Open Directory Project. And they need to add more fields for each package such as license, programming language, spoken languages, and environment (eg. Qt) like freshmeat.net.

Sharing Bookmarks

So i'm looking for some software to share bookmarks between browsers at work and browsers at home. Katie suggested del.icio.us. When searching Debian i came upon Rubilicious. Paul (Pabs) uses Ruby, so i figured i'd let him know abou it...

 [10:14:17] <dero>pabs: Do you use foxylicious?
 [10:29:22] <dero>pabs: i guess you know about rubilicious
 [11:01:29] <pabs>dero: err, you're joking about me knowing about rubilicious, right?
 [11:02:02] <dero>pabs: no
 [11:02:11] pabs scratches his head
 [11:02:19] <moss>that's pretty damn funny
 [11:02:21] <pabs>dero: http://pablotron.org/software/rubilicious/
 [11:02:27] <pabs>dero: i wrote it
 [11:02:31] <dero>holy crap
 [11:02:52] <snow>hahahhaha
 [11:03:09] <moss>that's the funniest shit I've seen all week
 [11:03:26] <pabs>hehe

Java on Debian

tags: Debian, WoW, Java

Would you believe my mom actually scolded me for not updating my blog!? But she's right, it's been a while.

3 weekends ago i wrote some code to find the shortest path between two points in WoW. 2 weekends ago i wrote some code to maximize profit given items in your bag and recipes you know.

Last weekend i tried to complete a paper i started about the routing algorithm. I started it at work using XML, XSLT, and Sun's JDK. However at home i prefer to use an open source Java compiler, like GCJ GIJ or Jikes and Kaffe.

Unfortunately they've both given me problems when running Apache's Xalan.

========= Parsing file:/home/brian/Workshop/Projects/RoutingAlg/xml2html.xsl ==========
XSL Error: pattern = 'node()'
Could not find function: node
 Remaining tokens: ( '(' ')'), style tree node: org.apache.xalan.xslt.ElemApplyTemplates@1094df00
XSL Error: Could not parse file:/home/brian/Workshop/Projects/RoutingAlg/xml2html.xsl document!
XSL Error: processStylesheet not successful!
XSLT: pattern = 'node()'
Could not find function: node
 Remaining tokens: ( '(' ')')
Xalan: was not successful.
XSLProcessor: done

This worked at work, so i'm not sure what the problem is. I was gonna trace Xalan, but can't seem to get the compilers to compile that.

So the state of OSS Java on Debian is sad.

There is, if only informally

tags: Debian, bug
You can submit your bugs to the Debian maintainers, and they'll handle it appropriately - see bugs.debian.org
parent post: On providing software feedback
notify me: yes

On providing software feedback

I've been using Nagios at work to monitor services across the network. Yesterday's upgrade failed. After fixing that i had some wishes for Nagios that i wanted to pass on. So my question for everyone is do i as (let's pretend i'm) a beginner speak to Debian where i got the software, or directly to Nagios?

On a philosophical note, i've thought about this a bit. I get my software directly from Debian. And Debian gets it from upstream, say Mozilla. Now as an experienced Debian user, i know which bugs are application bug and which ones are packaging bugs. But does the beginner or novice know this? Should they know this? I don't think so. Keeping it simple for the software user would be having a central location where they can provide feedback on software. And it makes sense that this is the place where the they got the software.

Unfortunately this line of thinking implies more work for packagers, namely reading more submissions, evaluating them, and passing some or most of them upstream. In this light, Debian becomes a virtual user of the upstream software. Debian forwards bugs on behalf of the user to upstream.

I'm curious to know if this sort of forwarding communication is built into the Debian structure. I guess not since software providers have various bug reporting interfaces. It would be cool if there Debian could forward bugs to any Bugzilla repository.

Debian on G5

Finally, i've done it. I have Debian GNU/Linux running on my G5. It was an adventure.

I started with this image and selected install-power4-2.6. For some reason it doesn't load the sata_svw kernel module. Did that, performed the hardware check, and was then able to see my partitions. Blew them away, and used the guided scheme which is nice. Installed software, rebooted. Blah.. It install a 2.4 kernel, which doesn't work.

So i figured i'll boot from a Gentoo CD. But in order to burn a CD i need OS X, so i reinstalled that, burned the ISO, then reinstalled Debian.

Finally booted from the Gentoo CD, with a root=/dev/sda3 parameter. I get these messages

 /bin/sh: line 1: /dev/tty1: No such file or directory
Reboot in single user mode and created that device file. It wasn't there after reboot so i created a /etc/rcS.d/S01mknod file to create it on boot.

Then rebuilt the kernel using the G5-SMP .config from Gentoo. Built a debian package and installed that. Reboot and AG (All Good).

Some glitches with X, but worked them out. Installed KDE and here i am on Konqueror!

Debian on G5, Sushi

I'm taking another stab at installing Debian GNU/Linux on my G5. The last attempt failed because SATA kernel modules weren't loaded. Even after loading them manually, the device files didn't exist.

Went out last night to downtown Bethesda with Mark. We got a late dinner at Raku. I'm finally learning the Japanese names for sushi. Nigiri are the ones with seafood over rice. Maki are the rolls. I had saba (mackeral) and Sake (salmon).

Gila Style, Debian, Bacardi

I'm switching back to Gila. After all Sinorca was just temporary. I still need to do lots of touch ups, but i feel like writing code.

Yes my friends, after all your protests, i'm going to put Debian on my G5. Oh yes, it shall be a power plant of productivity. I'm preparing to blow away OS X this weekend.

Did you hear that Bacardi is planning to buy Grey Goose. I know, tell me about it!