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Old 10-02-2004, 08:32 PM   #31
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Eeek again! No rcconf package for "testing"! It's available for stable and unstable though. Great utility.
 
Old 10-02-2004, 08:40 PM   #32
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No rcconf package for "testing"!
Try sysvconfig. It has all the functionality of rcconf (and more).
 
Old 10-02-2004, 10:22 PM   #33
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Try sysvconfig. It has all the functionality of rcconf (and more). :)
<Burns>Exxxxcellent.</Burns>

Thanks!

Interestingly, I see that both discover and hotplug are listed there (though they are both "inactive" -- not automatically started up at boot-time). kudzu -- although also installed on my system -- is not even listed. Weird, no?

Are discover, hotplug, and kudzu related? How? {off to read some more man pages...}.

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Old 10-02-2004, 10:39 PM   #34
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Just discovered a couple more good "post-install" packages to install:

configure-debian

galternatives
 
Old 10-03-2004, 12:47 PM   #35
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Try sysvconfig. It has all the functionality of rcconf (and more).
wundabar....!!!!!

ihave for a program to replace the services option in gnome-systemsptools.....this is excellent..
 
Old 10-05-2004, 07:43 AM   #36
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My Gnome's Applications ==> System Tools ==> Services is gone after installing sysvconfig. Is there any way i could get it back?
 
Old 10-05-2004, 12:23 PM   #37
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My Gnome's Applications ==> System Tools ==> Services is gone after installing sysvconfig. Is there any way i could get it back?
Apparently gnome-system-tools and sysvconfig somehow conflict with each other. If you prefer to manage services via gnome-system-tools, you can try to first remove both programs entirely and then make a fresh install of gnome-system-tools:

# aptitude purge sysvconfig
# aptitude purge gnome-system-tools
# aptitude -r install gnome-system-tools
 
Old 10-05-2004, 02:14 PM   #38
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Dead Parrot, that helps. Thank you.
 
Old 10-05-2004, 10:10 PM   #39
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Eeek again! No rcconf package for "testing"! It's available for stable and unstable though. Great utility.
I'm running testing
root@poseidon ~ # apt-cache search rcconf
rcconf - Debian Runlevel configuration tool
root@poseidon ~ #

Run apt-get update && apt-get install rcconf
 
Old 10-10-2004, 05:15 AM   #40
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I found sysv-rc-conf which is a replacement for rcconf.
 
Old 10-12-2004, 11:45 AM   #41
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How to keep your system clean

I usually do it this way:

#apt-get -y remove --purge <package>
#apt-get clean

#debfoster
keep what you want, sometimes after you purge, still there are other libraries pertaining to the app removed, which are left behind. Example: emacsen, after removing emacs21. If you make a mistake press 'u', to change your selection. Do not get rid of libraries you don't what they are, leave them there, deborphan will give you a list of the obsolete ones.

#deborphan
it gives you a list of 'orphaned' libs, to get rid of them:

#deborphan | xargs apt-get -y rmove --purge
#apt-get clean

it keeps me under 1 GB of used space in my hd.

Add to that:

#apt-get install localepurge

choose only your locales, choose your locale environment, say 'no' to localized man pages, and 'no' to new locales. It should save you 40-50 MB right there.

Still, like Dead Parrot says, fire up mc, and delete stuff like hidden files, you don't need. Example: i don't use gnome, so i nuke gconf, gnome2, etcI usually do it this way:


I do the debfoster/deborphan bit twice a week.

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Old 10-12-2004, 01:32 PM   #42
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Excellent advices, macondo. When you update your "Debian Post-Install Howto"
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...icle&artid=259 , there's absolutely no need at all to refer to my sporadic comments. You know this stuff better than I do.
 
Old 10-12-2004, 04:09 PM   #43
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I like to think we are all part of this.
 
Old 10-13-2004, 05:23 PM   #44
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How to switch from LILO to GRUB

The first thing is to get rid of LILO:

#apt-get -y remove --purge lilo
#apt-get clean

Then, to install grub:

#apt-get update
#apt-get install grub
#grub-install /dev/hdx

where 'x' is the letter of the hd in question. For example, if you only got one hd, then it's 'hda', if you got a slave one, then it will probably be 'hdd' or whatever, make sure you know what your second one is, if you're going to install grub on it.

#update grub

This last step is crucial!!!

reboot, to check it out.

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Old 10-13-2004, 06:55 PM   #45
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Nano Mini-Howto Petition

Can someone post a mini-howto on Nano?

It doesn't have to be deep, just how to view, edit, save, and exit? Somebody asked me and i don't know.

Dead Parrot?

Thanks in advance!
 
  


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