Category Archives: debian

Lenny missing out

As a long time Debian user I have really come to appreciate the Debian repository system. With stable, testing, unstable and experimental points in the release cycle to choose from. Typically I run testing, with occasional packages from unstable and … Continue reading

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Python packaging: freevo

I’ve been packaging up some of the libraries required for Freevo, like pylirc and kaa-*. These are a few note for future reference. Make sure the includes are in this order: include /usr/share/cdbs/1/rules/debhelper.mkinclude /usr/share/cdbs/1/class/python-distutils.mk The reverse (as seen in some … Continue reading

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Photosmart 2575

I just got a HP photosmart 2575, which I will probably post more about in due course, but the useful snippet I am contributing today is this. If you want to scan over the network, you can use XSane, so … Continue reading

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Bluetooth Fuse OBEXFS under Debian

Because the Gnome Bluetooth tools are not in Debian it makes it kinda hard to transfer files to a BT enabled phone. However, there is a really neat project out there called OBEXFS, which uses Filesystem in Userspace to mount … Continue reading

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New packages

I’ve just added the latest bluez packages (Linux bluetooth stack) to my repository. As well, I have a 2.6.14 kernel built for the IBM Thinkpad t41, with Bluetooth, modem, wireless, trackpad, IBM ACPI, hard drive monitor, etc built in. deb … Continue reading

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The continuing plague of dbus (0.23)

I’ve recently found myself stuck in between want and need. The need for a working system, and the want for some more modern gnome apps. And the sticking point. dbus. dbus 0.23, the old API, was becoming pretty widely adopted … Continue reading

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avahi killed my java

After upgrading my mDNS responder from howl to avahi jmDNS died. Well, jmDNS stopped working, and avahi segfaulted to be precise. avahi has become debian’s official mdns responder, due mainly to licensing reasons, but unfortunately it does not allow any … Continue reading

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