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    Commerical / Custom Distributions
    Submitted by Anonymous on Wednesday, December 06, 2000 – 11:30
    Can anyone recommend a commercial or custom distribution of Debian that includes KDE2 and Helixcode’s GNOME and is easy to install / configure?


    Are Stormix or Libranet any good? Are they Debian?
    Arghh, must fix the formatting of submitted items
    25 comments

    Getty sucks! Why does Debian ship with it?
    Submitted by blah-Hipo on Tuesday, December 05, 2000 – 20:59
    Whenever I fire up a fresh, luscious, sexy new install of debian gnu/linux, wanna know what the first two things I do are (after dialing into my internet provider)? apt-get install mingetty && vi /etc/inittab. Now, I am an idiot. I really have no idea what the differences are between them, I just take simple pleasures out of stuff like the screen being cleared when I logout, and being able to hit “ctrl-c” and try again right away when I fail to login properly. Why does debian use getty instead?
    Possibly as its the industry standard?
    7 comments

    Late warning for late upgraders…
    Submitted by ressu on Tuesday, December 05, 2000 – 18:36
    Put PHP on hold, at least with PHP-Nuke, the new PHP 4.0 keeps crashing. So, if you haven’t upgraded yet.. and use software like php-nuke, backup your current php and then upgrade.. for now, it seems that DebianHelp.org has been hit by this problem!
    1 comment

    HP Hires Bruce.
    Submitted by ressu on Tuesday, December 05, 2000 – 17:44
    Seems that HP is growing ever more interested in Linux, now it has hired Bruce to Give the company a deeper view of Linux and open-source software. The same article gives a hint that HP plans to have it’s PA-Risc port of Linux ready before summer..
    The news found @CNET
    1 comment

    2.2r2 released.
    Submitted by ressu on Monday, December 04, 2000 – 19:12
    according to the changelog 2.2r2 was relesed on sunday, but the official announcement hasn’t been sent yet, but it’s expected to be out when mirrors catch up. CD-Images are expected after non-us is up to date.
    here is a link to Changelog for 2.2.r2
    update: here is the official announcement
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    Debian Hurd in Doctor Dobs Journal
    Submitted by robster on Monday, December 04, 2000 – 18:16
    The December 2000 issue of Dr. Dobb’s Journal contains an article entitled ‘Inside Debian Hurd’ written by Jerry Epplin. The article is quite
    comprehensive and includes a good general overview of why the Hurd exists, a microkernel architecture overview, and look at the Mach microkernel and Hurd servers. You can read the article here

    So Hurd is finally getting the recognition it deserves.

    1 comment

    New sources.list entry for KDE 2
    Submitted by Anonymous on Monday, December 04, 2000 – 18:01
    This has been on the mailing lists for about a week now but it deserves better annoucement. See kde.tdcy.com for details. Here’s the annoucement from Ivan
    0 comments · read more

    Dpkg Vs RPM (and their future)
    Submitted by Anonymous on Sunday, December 03, 2000 – 09:37
    After seeing the recent news on freshmeat/slashdot (here) about the patches available for APT for use with rpm, i remembered a conversation i had with someone about scalability issues in dpkg’s database. According to my friend, he was having problems with dpkg running out of memory when it had close to 50% of the packages (read several thousand) available installed. What i’m interested in, is a non-flat database (openLDAP perhaps?) that dpkg/apt could use to search on a local system, as i’ve seen the effects of having to deal with a flat file, and the scaling problems ARE real. has anyone got any information about such efforts towards a quicker cleaner DPKG, before my friend starts advocating debian move completely to rpm?
    ressu: This would be interesting..
    5 comments

    RPM port of APT available
    Submitted by kettner on Sunday, December 03, 2000 – 09:36
    An editorial has been published on freshmeat some hours ago: ‘After full integration of the RPM patches into APT, it will have the potential to become the standard package management frontend for Linux, shortening the gap between distributions and reducing incompatibility across distributions for at least one important system administration tool. (…) The temporarily-forked version of APT is already fully functional and actually works. Conectiva Linux 6.0 — the first RPM-based distribution to support APT — currently ships with it, and has some repositories that are available for use with APT.’ Downloaded it at here.
    4 comments

    Weekly Debian-Installer progress report
    Submitted by ressu on Saturday, December 02, 2000 – 13:00
    ok, i atleast haven’t seen this come out weekly, but now that the demo system has been out in the open.. it’s good to take a look where we are and where we are going.
    here is this weeks weekly debian-installer progress report
    1 comment

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