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    DebianForum.de is on the road
    Submitted by feltel on Wednesday, May 02, 2001 – 13:44
    I´m proud to announce that there is a new Website for german speaking users of Debian GNU/Linux. DebianForum.de will be a Support-Website where users can exchange their Knowledge about Debian and Debian-related topics.

    You can visit the Website at http://www.debianforum.de.

    rob: Hier sprechen wir Deutsch nicht so gut. Moechtet ihr Debian Planet auf Deutsch oder vielleicht viele andere Fremdsprachen?


    Debian 2.2r3 & Unofficial Woody and Sid CD Images
    Submitted by Netsnipe on Tuesday, May 01, 2001 – 10:38
    I’ve done some digging around and the unofficial CD ISO images for Woody and Testing are being mirrored by serveral Debian mirrors around the world. Attila Nagy provides more details about his ISOs in this post on the debian-devel mailing list. Note that if you’ve been waiting for the release of the official 2.2r3 ISO images, the 3-CD images should be readily available from most official Debian CD mirrors listed here. Read more for the full mirror list of debian-unofficial images.
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    XFree86 4.0.3 released into Unstable
    Submitted by Netsnipe on Tuesday, May 01, 2001 – 09:57
    For those of you running an apt-get upgrade today on an unstable box, be prepared for a nice suprise. Debian packages for XFree86 release 4.0.3 are making their way from incoming to mirrors. XF4.0.3 has been in pre-release since April 7, and the packages have been put together by Branden Robinson and the (one man?) X Strike Force. Congratulations on the good work by Branden and co including Progeny for supporting his work. Read on for the Debian Way ™ to best configure X and information on Progeny’s packages.
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    ProgenyUsers.org Announced
    Submitted by Flugh on Tuesday, May 01, 2001 – 00:00
    Although I don’t see any content there just yet, there should soon be some Progeny-oriented info/faqs/tips at http://www.progenyusers.org.

    In a post to the Progeny mailing list, Dan Kuykendall (aka Seek3r) says “the main goal is to post useful information for Progeny users”. Can you feel the love in the air?

    Most certainly, we at DP are always happy to advise and help other Debian orientated sites.


    Integration of dpkg/apt and rpm
    Submitted by Anonymous on Monday, April 30, 2001 – 20:10
    Just how effective is Alien and others that allow conversion of rpm packages to deb format? What are the limitations? It would be nice to be able to install rpm packages with dpkg/apt since there are far more rpm’s out there. But, hey, that’s changing…

    Good question…..

    Debian GNU/BSD
    Submitted by Anonymous on Monday, April 30, 2001 – 10:11
    I’m a FreeBSD user. I want to know if the FreeBSD port is going to happen or is it dropped? I’d like to see it, Debian(apt specificly) would rock with FBSD’s stability/speed.

    Kernel 2.4.4
    Submitted by agl on Sunday, April 29, 2001 – 08:53
    I couple of points I hope will help at least somebody:

    • USB in 2.4.4 (I think all 2.4.x) oops constantly on SMP boxes. Boot with `noapic’ to fix (that took ages to find)
    • Switching to X from the console (Alt-F7) locks my box hard. Be afraid. Even SysRQ-U didn’t work.
    • Muxtek 1200 CU scanners (nice cheap, decent quality) work fine with the 1200UB drivers from Mustek. The drivers are a patched version of SANE and are open


    Redhat to Debian translation
    Submitted by inan on Sunday, April 29, 2001 – 08:38
    Being one slowly in transition from RedHat to Debian I’m beginning to notice how many RedHat tools there are from the obvious rpm to the subtle ntsysv with things like kudzu and printtool in the middle.

    Has anyone written a RedHat-Debian Dictionary? Something along the lines of if you’re looking for this, try this instead.

    Regular snapshots … (UPDATED)
    Submitted by Anonymous on Saturday, April 28, 2001 – 13:25
    “Mandrake now do a weekly release of its distro called Freq, which contains all the latest packages for those who want them (albeit at the risk of not being as stable as the official release).

    Now why doesn’t Debian do the same, releasing a CD set of the testing or unstable trees?

    Anybody think a testing/unstable snapshot release of Debian would be a good idea?

    Netsnipe (1May01): Yes, there are ISO images of the Unstable (Sid) and Testing (Woody) trees but these ISOs are *unofficial*…

    13 comments · read more

    Progeny With Ximian ??
    Submitted by Anonymous on Friday, April 27, 2001 – 22:56
    I like the Ximian packaging of GNOME, and would love to stay with it, at the same time I am about to install Debian on a new machine and am considering trying out Progeny. I am very familar with the headaches associated with Ximian / Woody, has any one tried Ximian on Progeny ? How did it work out, are there more or less dependancy problems ?

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