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    Tips ‘n’ Tricks: Saving package list for later

    Posted by rob on Saturday, April 06 @ 09:56:18 BST (1945 reads)

    Ask Debianplanet
    Is there a good way to save the packages installed? So if I install Debian, again, I can just point
    dselect to the list and all the software I had installed, is installed again?

    Rob: dpkg --get-selections > foo and dpkg --set-selections < foo

    Contributed by: ariejan
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    Tips 'n' Tricks: Debian from source

    Posted by rob on Thursday, October 18 @ 19:29:08 BST (5624 reads)

    Just thought I'd let you know something I was trying out... building Debian completely from source! Instructions follow...

    Contributed by: Anonymous
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    Tips 'n' Tricks: Progeny->Sid sidegrade

    Posted by DanielS on Tuesday, October 02 @ 11:19:55 BST (1505 reads)

    Having now done 2 Progeny->sid sidegrades, it's quite easy. All you need is the latest Debian unstable sources in your sources.list and nothing else (well, non-US, but that's it). Now, type:

    # apt-get update
    # dpkg --purge --force-deps libfreetype6
    # apt-get -f dist-upgrade
    You may need to do this a couple of times, but just doing it once worked for me, though I've only tried this on two machines. It's quite a good way to install Debian, if you hate the installer.

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    Tips 'n' Tricks: Handy commands to access packages

    Posted by rob on Monday, April 02 @ 21:27:54 BST (5481 reads)

    Yep, so you've heard all about Debian's super-duper packaging system,
    how it's the best thing that ever happened in the Linux package manager world,
    etc., etc.. But how do you actually *use* the powerful tools?

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    Tips 'n' Tricks: Setting up Voodoo 3DFX cards with Debian in X4

    Posted by rob on Monday, April 02 @ 21:20:12 BST (3146 reads)
    X Window

    Following the inclusion of XFree4.0.1 there have been many requests for help concerning installation and configuration in #debian, especially concerning 3dfx cards such has the Voodoo II Banshee and above. This article is here to guide you through how to setup and configure your system optimally for such hardware, including acceleration.

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    Tips 'n' Tricks: Potato users are you feeling left out?

    Posted by rob on Sunday, April 01 @ 11:30:10 BST (5643 reads)

    No need to be, here is a quick trick how to get, at least some, of the software
    that is new or upgraded in woody.

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