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Vectorlinux and the Arch Build System ??…

Posted 03-10-2012 at 11:56 PM by stretchedthin
Updated 04-21-2012 at 04:39 PM by stretchedthin

There is a bit of an easter-egg hidden within the latest release of Vectorlinux 7.0, and it is certainly something you never would expect in a Slackware based system. What is it? The Arch Build System. It's a big chunk of that huge selection of packages that Arch is famous for. This can be a big deal if you learn how to use it as it can give you access to thousands of additional software titles.

Check out the screencast here...Vectorlinux and the Arch Build System ??…

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Ipv6 readiness

Posted 03-10-2012 at 10:03 PM by Skaperen

Ipv6 is coming. Are you ready for it?

I have no idea when IPv4 exhaustion will reach the point where you have to use IPv6. You have IPv4 now, and no doubt virtually all ISPs will keep people on IPv4 in some way (even if they have to use NAT) much like cable TV companies are providing at least some means for analog TVs to work (with boxes as the convert their TV systems over to all digital). So YOU may think you won't need access to IPv6 for a while.

But I suspect...
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Howto install Oracle Java on Debian

Posted 03-10-2012 at 02:47 PM by craigevil (craigevil's random words of wisdom)
Updated 09-05-2012 at 12:36 PM by craigevil (added Java 7)

Steps for Oracle Java 6


Quote:
Version 1.6.x (a.k.a Java 6 Update x)
NOTE: Java 6 is scheduled to die (End of Life or EOL) in November 2012
As of April 27, 2012 the latest version of Java 6 is 1.6.0_32 (Version 6 Update 32).
According to Oracle, "This release includes bug fixes and performance improvements." No security patches.

First install java-package, and fakeroot.
Code:
apt-get install java-package fakeroot
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f2c (with makefiles) and xfoil (that converges correctly in VISC mode).

Posted 03-10-2012 at 09:38 AM by rainbowsally
Updated 09-04-2013 at 10:20 PM by rainbowsally (stable)

f2c (with makefiles) and xfoil (that converges correctly in VISC mode).

For advanced programmers or folks that don't have 500 bucks for an air foil simulator/analyzer.

Features:
  • Bug fix(es) for f2c and xfoil retro apps.
  • Example of how to f2c when INC files mix data and declarations.
  • Example of a make system that builds its own uninstaller.
  • XPlot11 (included, renamed libPlt, but easily changed again.
  • The first of many reasons to install in a sandbox like
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Rotating MySQL server log files

Posted 03-09-2012 at 06:09 PM by anomie

This may seem like an inconsequential, overly specific topic, but I'm posting here because - following a couple 'net searches - I observed a dearth of helpful information on MySQL server log file rotation. All the resources I found on the topic essentially said:
  • Use logrotate(8) -- 95% of the hits I found; or
  • Use "some_contrived_steps, not explained well" -- the other 5%

So I am sharing my own contrived steps here. There's nothing wrong with logrotate(8), in particular, but...
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