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    Running kernel 2.4 with potato
    Submitted by robster on Friday, March 09, 2001 – 19:25
    For those of you with your heart set (and mindset? 😉 ) on running 2.4 kernels with potato and are having some problems, especially with the likes of modutils. Then check out this page where you can probably find all the advice and support you might need.

    Debian menu system should be GNU/Linux standard!
    Submitted by Deno on Wednesday, March 07, 2001 – 18:36
    For now, only debian-based distributions and Linux-Mandrake use it, but IMHO this system is much better than anything else what is available now. Why not push it as a standard?
    One tip: Mandrakesoft has worked a lot on a menu system during last six months, snd I think that You should at least take a look at a result when LM 8.0 is out. I don’t see any reason why you should not for instance take the new “Menudrake” and use it in Debian.


    Anti-aliased fonts in KDE 2.1?
    Submitted by Anonymous on Sunday, March 04, 2001 – 10:45
    I installed KDE 2.1 final (the potato debs) on a new Woody box. Everything works fine except anti-aliased fonts aren’t showing in KDE. Are there any special steps I need to do to get anti-aliased support working?

    Late nights thoughts about Debconf frontends
    Submitted by ressu on Saturday, March 03, 2001 – 00:50
    So many of us like debconf, who ever for what ever reason.. The poll on the most popular Debconf frontend was kind of surprising, dialog frontend is clearly the most popular one.
    But then again, is it really such a surprise?
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    Why is nslookup deprecated?
    Submitted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 28, 2001 – 18:26
    Running nslookupnow gives this message:
    Note:  nslookup is deprecated and may be removed from future releases.
    Consider using the `dig’ or `host’ programs instead. Run nslookup with
    the `-sil[ent]’ option to prevent this message from appearing.

    I’m sure there’s a good reason for this but what is it?


    Apt, dpkg and Debian on Mandrakeforum
    Submitted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 28, 2001 – 18:26
    Nicholas Petreley’s article on Linuxworld.com recently (“Make Debian the base standard: apt-get beats RPM“) on the merits of Debian and its package tools had Tom Berger write an outraged response titled “Debian rulez”.

    The ensuing debate goes from “Linux-Mandrake is perfect”, “Debian developers are elitist” and “The Debian install sucks” to “Admit your shortcomings and face it – apt-get is better than urpmi et al”. As much as the Mandrake crew can learn from Debians ease of upgrading, Debian could take a few hints on ease of installation.

    KDE 2.1
    Submitted by Anonymous on Wednesday, February 28, 2001 – 18:20
    KDE 2.1 is out. If you use potato, you can install it by adding the line
    deb ftp://ftp.linux.ee/pub/kde.tdyc.com/debian/ potato main crypto optional qt1apps

    in your source.list. After,
    apt-get install kdebase task-kde.

    Enjoy !


    Apt-get moo
    Submitted by Netsnipe on Sunday, February 25, 2001 – 13:15
    The Advanced Package Tool (APT) release 0.5, (though much debate reigns over the true meaning of APT even among the Debian developers) has begun to hit the unstable trees of various Debian servers. Run apt-get and you’ll notice that “This APT has Super Cow Powers.” The bovine conspiracy that is the the APT Development Team certainly has a right to deem this new release of APT as being super. The first update to APT since October last year boasts of several new improvements not to mention an easter egg as well! Work has also begun by Patrick Cole, Randolph Chung and others on replacements for the now broken gnome-apt and console-apt frontends. We’ve even got screen-shots…

    12 comments · read more

    Comment: The future of APT?
    Submitted by robster on Saturday, February 24, 2001 – 12:24
    Folllowing the the release by Ximian of Red Carpet beta (Announcement), a package management application that allows you to install/update software packages using a nice GNOME interface. This product closely follows what apt (now at version 0.5 in sid), has been doing for a while now in Debian, a feature other distributions have been lacking until recently. Therefore the big question is, does Red Carpet mean the end of apt?

    Woody chilled
    Submitted by robster on Monday, February 19, 2001 – 19:10
    There has a been a lot of confusion about woody’s status, so here is a link to the message send by the release maintainer. I do hope that clears up the confusion.
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