These are my notes on working with Debian systems and related tools.
~G searches the tag field. Like,
aptitude search ~Gwork-with::video.
~i searches installed packages.
To downgrade a package in unstable, add a sources.list entry for testing, then
aptitude update and
aptitude install package/testing.
To list the contents of a package, use
ar tv <package file>. Or, use
the package source tree.
debi to test installing the package.
To list all the packages with a particular maintainer, you can do
grep-available -sMaintainer,Package firstname.lastname@example.org.
To list all of the packages that depend on python, try:
grep-available -F Depends python -s Package,Depends
apt-cache rdepends python
Install git-buildpackage and git-doc.
Generate the debian/changelog file:
git-dch —release —meta —full —git-author
Commit the changelog and build the package:
git commit -a -m "debian/changelog for release"
/etc/hostname and then run
I had to get into this to get my thinkpad keys working.
lsinput shows input devices.
input-event monitors input devices.
http://www.debian.org/devel/: The Developer's Corner.
http://db.debian.org/: Queries about developers and machines.
http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/: The Work Needing and Prospective Packages list. What's orphaned, what needs new maintainers, what's being packaged and what would be nice to have packaged.
http://qa.debian.org/: The Debian Quality Assurance headquarters. Help is appreciated!
http://bugs.debian.org/: The bug tracking system (BTS).
http://www.debian.org/security/: Security related info. Please read their FAQ, as it will save you (and others) a lot of headaches.
http://packages.debian.org/: Information about packages in the Debian archive.
http://buildd.debian.org/: Build status of Debian packages.
http://lists.debian.org/: Mailing list subscription and archives.
http://qa.debian.org/developer.php: Provides you with an overview of all your packages.
http://lintian.debian.org/: Automated lintian tests on all packages in the Debian Archive.
http://www.netfort.gr.jp/~dancer/column/libpkg-guide/: Debian Library Packaging guide.
http://packages.qa.debian.org/: The Package Tracking System.
http://people.debian.org/~walters/descriptions.html: A small Guide "Writing Debian package descriptions".
https://buildd.debian.org/~luk/status/: Watch your package status.
http://ftp-master.debian.org/REJECT-FAQ.html: Frequently asked questions about why a package is rejected from the NEW queue.
http://www.debian.org/vote/2006/vote_001: The vote on the GFDL
rc-alert downloads the list of release-critical bugs, and outputs a list of installed packages with rc bugs.
||grep bin/||shuf -n10 is a fun way to learn about other devscripts.|
For there are moments when one can neither think nor feel. And if one can
neither think nor feel, she thought, where is one?
-- Virginia Woolf, "To the Lighthouse" [Quoted in "VMS Internals and Data Structures", V4.4, when referring to powerfail recovery.]
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