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    Progeny to GPL User’s Guide
    Submitted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 – 18:48
    Progeny Linux Systems, Inc. is releasing the User’s Guide included with Progeny Debian 1.0 for public use and is asking for volunteers to update and maintain the manual. The User’s Guide is over 400 pages of Debian related content and will be available under the GPL (General Public License) and available at http://archive.progeny.com/progeny/debian/doc/

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    Which file system to use with Debian?
    Submitted by joeg on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 – 18:47
    With all of the recent file system related posts over the past few months, I figured I would ask the question. Which file system do you use with Debian. I am currently putting together a few new file servers which will run Debian. Each sever will have about 120 gigs of important data, and I don’t plan on making many changes to these systems for a long time. So,. is one file system more reliable then the others? It seems fairly difficult now to choose due to the wide choice of ext2, ext3, JFS, XFS and ReiserFS. Any suggestions?

    Do you look like this?
    Submitted by robster on Saturday, March 16, 2002 – 22:32
    An comic little message popped into -curiosa recently, with links to charicatures of various Linux distribution users. The Debian one is excellent. However this isn’t a very good likeness.

    JFS and XFS Debian rescue disk released
    Submitted by castorp on Wednesday, March 13, 2002 – 15:10
    A rescue disk for Debian supporting jfs and xfs on kernel 2.4.18 was released by
    Angelo Ovidi for the XFDeb project.

    Root and drivers disks will be ready soon.


    Debian developer wins gold!
    Submitted by Netsnipe on Tuesday, March 12, 2002 – 13:49
    After reading this

    with great joy, I’d like to take this opportunity on behalf of the
    Debian Planet staff and the Debian community, and especially as a
    fellow Australian, to congratulate Paralympian and Debian developer
    on his two alpine gold medals at the Salt Lake 2002
    Paralympic Winter Games. Well done mate. You are an inspiration to us

    Woody XFS Net Install CD Image…
    Submitted by ironstorm on Monday, March 11, 2002 – 16:08
    Eduard Bloch, maintainer of the bf2.4 kernel-image, has done some magic and cooked up XFS install disks and some Net install ISOs.You can get them here.

    The disks work wonderfully, XFS is available in the “initalize partition” menu, so no requirement to flip to the second console and fiddle with makefs.xfs.

    Rob: Great work Eduard!


    XFS on Debian
    Submitted by Anonymous on Friday, March 08, 2002 – 17:50
    Following the work of Zoltan Kraus other people are trying to encourage the use of the XFS filesystem on Debian. Angelo Ovidi created a new project on Sourceforge called XFDeb and made a rescue disk based on kernel 2.4.14 and XFS 1.0.2

    Now he is trying to unify his work with that of Ionut Georgescu wh ocreated a complete Debian GNU/Linux Installer with SGI XFS support.

    The main goal for Angelo is finalized to boot disks, supporting a dialog system to choose which filesystem to use in a nice way.


    Come out, come out wherever you are! (AKA DPL elections 2002)
    Submitted by robster on Thursday, March 07, 2002 – 19:16
    Those of you who have spent the last year hibernating under a rock will be pleased to note that it is that time of year again, yes, the elections for the Debian Project leader are upon us. The nomination period has come to an end and the three nominees are Bdale Garbee, Raphaël Hertzog and Branden Robinson.
    The Debian consitution and electoral system is a fundamental part of Debian, if you are interested please read the constitution.

    Problem with gnome-font-install (segfault)
    Submitted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 06, 2002 – 02:31
    I’m running a testing Debian system on a vanilla 2.2.20 kernel, Athlon Classic. gnome-font-install segfaults in every attempt to execute it with non-informational arguments, and this is bad since it’s an integral part of the libgnomeprint-data.postinst script. With a broken gnome font installation, Gnumeric refuses to run, and I want my spreadsheets, dammit.

    My first thought was that it might be a problem similar to one I found in xfonts-scalable.postinst where xftcache segfaults with an argument of /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1, but works fine when a trailing slash is added after Type1, but adding slashes everywhere didn’t do the trick.
    I noticed that cdrecord flagged my kernel as being incompatible with it, since it was compiled on 2.4.x, and something like that is the only other possibility I can think of. Well, aside from gnome-font-install just being broken.

    DanielS: That version is known broken, a new one should hit woody soon.


    Debconf 2 in Toronto: July 5-7th, 2002
    Submitted by Anonymous on Saturday, March 02, 2002 – 06:21
    I’ve just announced that Debconf 2 will be held in Toronto at York University, from July 5-7th, 2002. This should be a fairly convenient time for those who also want to attend OLS. Thanks for organizing the York University side of things goes to Alex Anglin. It’s imperative that anybody who wants to present during the 3-day conference, or wants to help out, e-mail me. Read more here.
    DanielS: Amended the story to fix the dates up.

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