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The same GTK project with a bug fix

Posted 10-25-2009 at 04:28 PM by radiodee1
Updated 10-25-2009 at 04:56 PM by radiodee1


There was this bug in my GTK project. The correct version number for a package didn't always show up. I fixed that in the most recent version.

Here's the link.

The idea behind this project is to have a way to search and display package information on a debian system, in a graphical way, without having to become root user.

As a consequence, the program...
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Slack 'n' Me

Posted 10-24-2009 at 11:07 AM by slackd
Updated 10-24-2009 at 11:10 AM by slackd
Tags blog, sam

Am writing up a blog on my experiences with Slackware. You can check it out here. I will periodically keep it updated, my college work is keeping me busy, so I'll need some time.
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locate: can not open

Posted 10-21-2009 at 12:35 PM by rcmonroig

Originally Posted by lutusp View Post
Try this:

# updatedb (as root) (if you have problems locating something you know exists)


$ locate "*.h"

Note the quotes -- this will prevent shell expansion of your argument, so "locate" sees it as you intended regardless of the content of the current directory.

This solved the problem.
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List of PDF Editing tools for Linux

Posted 10-21-2009 at 10:56 AM by sridhar11

Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format created by Adobe Systems in 1993 for document exchange. PDF is used for representing two-dimensional documents in a manner independent of the application software, hardware,and operating system.Each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a fixed-layout 2D document that includes the text, fonts, images, and 2D vector graphics which compose the documents.

This is the list of free and open source tools for manipulating PDF documents...
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Lazy administrators!

Posted 10-20-2009 at 03:08 AM by rich_c

I had a support call yesterday that I'm filing under the catagory of "Helping a user work around the limitations of the software." Oops, breached the EULA there! A friend wanted to do a presentation at work but was unable to put the required file on a USB drive due to their being a site policy of no USB drives. Because of an IT security policy presumably, i.e. they donít want a nasty virus. So, my friend had to work around this limitation by burning a CD. Not a very common task for...
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