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by kink
2009-03-23 15:59
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Bit torrent - why is it so slow?
Replies: 34
Views: 8568

Yes julian67, I offer my experience, and you make every effort to tear me down. Your approach to life is clearly and consistently adversarial, julian67, and I've made the mistake of not dealing with you as such, except in this last gambit where I've had you do my research for me. Thank you. What a ...
by kink
2007-08-31 10:07
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Making money on Linux - services.
Replies: 7
Views: 3688

"Please note that some consultants donate a portion of their income (derived from Debian) to supporting Debian." Why not Debian offering services directly thus paying for development and wages instead of relying on donations and others good will? I can think of two reasons: 1) Such an org...
by kink
2007-08-28 08:41
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: The FBI (Was Forced To Use Windows)
Replies: 8
Views: 3876

Yes, it will be locked. Please see the "What is On Topic in Offtopic?" guidelines.
by kink
2007-08-27 09:57
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Making money on Linux - services.
Replies: 7
Views: 3688

The Debian Consultants page lists people offering just that:
http://www.debian.org/consultants/
by kink
2007-08-27 09:56
Forum: Development discussion
Topic: Why does apt say
Replies: 5
Views: 5121

That sentence really doesn't add information for me. Not sure why it's there.
by kink
2007-08-27 09:53
Forum: General Questions
Topic: /bin/more not found!
Replies: 2
Views: 1223

It should be in the 'util-linux' package. Is that installed? Does reinstalling that package help?
by kink
2007-08-08 11:10
Forum: General Debian
Topic: Is GNOME that much of a PITA to package?
Replies: 4
Views: 3189

I don't think that "sidux" guy is quite correct. Indeed GNOME is a difficult project to package, just like KDE. It may be that the KDE people use a different work strategy than the GNOME team, or that the GNOME team makes sure the package is more polished before it's uploaded. I don't know...
by kink
2007-08-08 11:05
Forum: Programming
Topic: How can I batch rename files?
Replies: 12
Views: 5545

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apt-get install mmv
mmv is a program to move/copy/append/link multiple files according to a set of wildcard patterns. This multiple action is performed safely, i.e. without any unexpected deletion of files due to collisions of target names with existing filenames or with other target names.
by kink
2007-08-04 09:30
Forum: General Questions
Topic: avahi-daemon... Do I need it?
Replies: 4
Views: 4400

You need it if you want to use automatic service discovery in your local network. This technology allows e.g. to automatically get a list of available printers in your network, or local web sites, or to chat with people on the same network (Gaim "Bonjour" plugin). If you don't use any of t...
by kink
2007-08-04 09:28
Forum: System and Network configuration
Topic: gpg error
Replies: 3
Views: 2149

Is your system completely up to date (apt-get update, apt-get upgrade)? Do you have anything non-standard in your sources.list?

Try to run "debsums -c" to see whether something might have been corrupted.
by kink
2007-08-03 19:13
Forum: Forum information, requests, and feedback.
Topic: Will this forum be upgrading to phpbb3 soon?
Replies: 18
Views: 105320

We are using the Debian package of phpBB. As it is, this server is currently running sarge so we're using the sarge version of that package. Will probably be upgraded to etch not long from now.
by kink
2007-08-03 19:11
Forum: General Questions
Topic: avahi-daemon... Do I need it?
Replies: 4
Views: 4400

It's not "some kind of DNS", it's Zeroconf (or Bonjour): a way of ad hoc networking.
by kink
2007-08-02 09:26
Forum: Forum information, requests, and feedback.
Topic: Forum Favicon is Horrible
Replies: 8
Views: 7172

daris wrote:Maybe this:
Image
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This one indeed looks good. May I ask where it comes from and whether we can use it (and under what conditions)?
by kink
2007-08-02 09:21
Forum: General Questions
Topic: all users can sudo xxxxxx
Replies: 3
Views: 1815

Re: all users can sudo xxxxxx

HI, I need all user to be able to run iceweasel, so I've added ALL ALL=iceweasel or ALL ALL=(ALL) iceweasel or ALL = iceweasel but I always get error in sudoers file. Can you help a newbee? thanks You need to provide the full path to the command to execute. Try: ALL ALL = /usr/bin/iceweasel p.s The...
by kink
2007-07-31 21:21
Forum: Forum information, requests, and feedback.
Topic: Forum Favicon is Horrible
Replies: 8
Views: 7172

Actually, we're using the same as many Debian sites. I don't see the problem immediately, but will give it a closer look.
by kink
2007-07-31 19:09
Forum: General Debian
Topic: What's up with renaming everything?
Replies: 11
Views: 4907

I'm sure Mozilla just didn't want anybody creating low-quality forks under the same name and confusing everyone. I'm sure that's why they also don't have the alpha versions of Firefox carry the name. That's the basic idea, but apparently it wasn't possible to reach an agreement where a more "t...
by kink
2007-07-30 14:39
Forum: Development discussion
Topic: A preview about the Lenny release on debian-devel-announce
Replies: 4
Views: 5079

Full IPv6 support? Why do we need that- does any one actually use IPv6 at the moment? Getting support in the software is the first blocker of actually using IPv6, so it's not a bad idea to make sure at least that part is taken care of. If we adopt IPv6 in as much software as possible, we can work o...
by kink
2007-07-30 14:36
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: What's on topic in Offtopic?
Replies: 0
Views: 63864

What's on topic in Offtopic?

Dear forum members, Please take note that the Debian User Forums ' primary goal is for users to exchange information about Debian. We've got an Offtopic section, but please limit yourself to subjects that are at least remotely, vaguely related to Debian. That is: Topics should at least touch on subj...
by kink
2007-07-30 14:30
Forum: Offtopic
Topic: Does it matter?
Replies: 11
Views: 5373

I'm sorry to close this thread, but this is really not on topic for Off Topic ;-) As per the forum policy things in Off Topic still need to (very) remotely be related to Debian (e.g. computers, technology, etc..)
by kink
2007-07-27 14:28
Forum: Programming
Topic: creating subversion repos as normal user
Replies: 4
Views: 2685

You should in principle be able to create a repository on filesystems you can write to, not just home. That was just an example.