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    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

    Hooray!!
    Submitted by robster on Thursday, November 30, 2000 – 21:03
    Finally, after much tinkering the annoying, recurring user.php bug has be squelched. Hopefully you should never experiance the problem again, however if you do please mail bugs@debianplanet.org. Also there seems to be some confusion about the forums, these are currently separate to the main site, so you will need to login with separate details separately.
    4 comments

    “Debian is a community” (TM)
    Submitted by Netsnipe on Thursday, November 30, 2000 – 14:18
    Hello everyone. Sorry about that rather long absent of mine from the front page of DebianPlanet, but I’ve been rather busy in the last few weeks; and forgive me if this seems like a rather hastily concocted article (it’s 1 am in Sydney!).

    For those who see me regularly in #Debian, you’d notice one of my trademarks that I use to persuade expatriates from other distributions to convert to our little cause. Two things have recently popped up that would serve to make this even more true: the founding of the “hash-debian” website and a recent thread on the debian-devel mailing list highlighting the need for a ‘Debian jobs’ website.

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    Debian-devel threads: dpkg-statoverride vs. suidmanager
    Submitted by ressu on Thursday, November 30, 2000 – 09:19
    today, an interesting threads appeared on debian-devel list, about moving from suidmanager to dpkg-statoverride. the main problem was, how it should be done and how to migrate the old suidmanager settings with the local additions to dpkg-statoverride database. there were
    nice suggestions
    , but the one that appeared to be the winner is >–import-from-suidregister, which is already in >CVS tree.
    This is interesting reading for everyone who used suidmanager in theyre packages.
    0 comments

    World rolling with it’s own weight.
    Submitted by ressu on Wednesday, November 29, 2000 – 14:39
    ok, there hasn’t been much to report lately, everything has been going on like normal, nothing out of the ordinary.
    there has been a small demo of the new installer, which looked nice. I’m waiting to see it in action once it gets finished..
    security fixes are the biggest changes lately, you better upgrade if you haven’t done it yet..

    the rumours for 2.2r2 are getting stronger.. it will come, please be patient.

    7 comments

    Woody reaches 6000+ packages
    Submitted by robster on Tuesday, November 28, 2000 – 19:00
    Woody has now reached more than 6000 packages, no wonder apt-get update takes so long :). Congrats to all those who have worked hard for Debian. This is an important milestone. Thanks goto xk for this scoop. Keep up the good work
    5 comments

    New wine APT sources online
    Submitted by ressu on Monday, November 27, 2000 – 14:14
    some of us still use wine. (yes, i do too..) and most of the wine users use the CVS version. the old APT source will be closed. and here are the new sources.


    deb http://gluck.debian.org/~andreas/debian wine main
    deb-src http://gluck.debian.org/~andreas/debian wine main
    4 comments · read more

    Warning: gcc in unstable miscompiles 2.4-test11
    Submitted by robster on Sunday, November 26, 2000 – 14:39
    For those of you running woody, this is a quick warning that the gcc in unstable does not compile kernel 2.4-test11 corectly. You have been warned.
    11 comments

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