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 email@example.com.
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.|
The Bulwer-Lytton fiction contest is held ever year at San Jose State Univ. by Professor Scott Rice. It is held in memory of Edward George Earle Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873), a rather prolific and popular (in his time) novelist. He is best known today for having written "The Last Days of Pompeii." Whenever Snoopy starts typing his novel from the top of his doghouse, beginning "It was a dark and stormy night..." he is borrowing from Lord Bulwer-Lytton. This was the line that opened his novel, "Paul Clifford," written in 1830. The full line reveals why it is so bad: It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents -- except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in London that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness.
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