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Howto build your own Debian repository

Posted 06-01-2010 at 05:04 AM by bittner (Notes on Linux)
Updated 06-07-2010 at 07:08 AM by bittner (added reference (background reading))

If you write software for Linux and you write them for Debian systems (Debian, Ubuntu, and others) you may want to provide your software as .deb installation packages. And one day eventually you will want to set up a repository so others can download and install your software without fuzz.

If you look at a Debian mirror (e.g. http://ftp.debian.org/debian/) you will find out one day that packages and meta information is split up into two main directories on the root level:
  • dists
...
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On being human

Posted 05-30-2010 at 03:51 PM by Mr-Bisquit

Value every moment as it comes along,
conform to no standard.
Accept no limits,
letting yourself experience failure and regret
alongside joy and relief.
Every moment is now.
Never let yourself forget you are always here.
Heaven nor Hell nor even a Day of Judgement
causes me more fear,
Than knowing I have still
trespasses against another.
On being human
'tis no greater
disappointment or pleasure.
On...
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My Blog's Code Of Conduct

Posted 05-29-2010 at 07:33 PM by Kenny_Strawn (Kenny the one-teen comittee to stamp out Proprietary $uckware)
Updated 05-29-2010 at 07:36 PM by Kenny_Strawn

For your information, here are the rules for posting comments in my blog:

#0: I have the authority over my blog to edit or delete any post I see that may violate these rules, so be prepared.

#1: Any attacks ad hominem (Latin for 'to the person') will not be permitted. Your comments will be edited or deleted to remove such attacks.

#2: Any flame bait, or comments written solely for the purpose of starting flame wars, such as M$-praising, will not be permitted....
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Unix runlevel scripts: Finally the first character makes sense!

Posted 05-29-2010 at 04:12 PM by bittner (Notes on Linux)

You probably know Unix runlevel scripts. They start with an S or a K, and they are typically located at /etc/rcX.d/ with X being the runlevel (0-6) the script is supposed to run at. For example:
Code:
~$ ls -l /etc/rc5.d/*cups
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 2009-12-31 16:35 /etc/rc5.d/S50cups -> ../init.d/cups
To be precise those S- and K- files are typically symbolic links to scripts that reside in /etc/init.d/, and from my experience I felt they work as follows:
  • Any symlink
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Sorting out Isa's laptop

Posted 05-28-2010 at 05:45 AM by trevorparsons
Updated 05-28-2010 at 12:21 PM by trevorparsons

My friend Isa has an Asus A6000 laptop she bought new about seven years ago. It is the mainstay or her communications and entertainment at home. It had Windows XP on it, which eventually got very slow due to cruft and malware.

I installed Ubuntu 9.04 on it a year ago or so, leaving an NTFS partition in place, full of photos. (I tried upgrading to 9.10 when that came out, but couldn't make the wireless chip work with it, so downgraded again).

Isa has got on OK with Ubuntu,...
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