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Jan
1
comment How to remove Ubuntu and recover Windows after removing Windows in the first place?
Thanks for the edit, and sorry for the initial downvote. But that of course is kind of a critical missing fact, hence that downvote. I've removed that and it's an upvote now. I would also suggest you add a note to your answer (or I'll do it for you) stating that a recovery disk, like the OP tried to use, won't work, since it's not an installation disk.
Jan
1
comment How to remove Ubuntu and recover Windows after removing Windows in the first place?
This neglects to mention that a Windows Installation disk is needed.
Jan
1
comment Installing Skype in Ubuntu 13.10
@Babinlonston that won't work, ia32-libs was removed in favor of multiarch stuff, so your "comment" is no longer relevant and will never work.
Dec
31
comment Mining feathercoins in ubuntu?
You need to do some research. Is the GTX 760 OpenCL compatible? If it is, then you'll be able to mine, and some people can help get you started. If you can't, then you can't mine. Either way, this site is probably going to be a bit limited in how it can help you. Also, don't use the bitcoin tag for non-Bitcoin posts.
Dec
29
comment Installing Windows 7 with Ubuntu from a native Win8 laptop
You have to boot to the Windows image and install it, then repair your grub bootloader. However, the Windows side of things isn't able to be helped here, much, because this is not a Windows support site...
Dec
29
comment How to build source package with `pbuilder` for PPA upload?
@techtonik I don't know, I don't track bugs for packaging softwares.
Dec
28
comment error: Wrong architecture 'amd64' installing Openstudio
Indeed. I did revise your answer a little, you can revert if you want, but I think this is a little bit better (with the slightly more verbose answer here)
Dec
28
comment error: Wrong architecture 'amd64' installing Openstudio
This does, of course, assume their system can run 64-bit Ubuntu. If their processor is sufficiently old they can't put 64bit on it.
Dec
28
comment How to build source package with `pbuilder` for PPA upload?
@techtonik not really, but, the issue here is that debhelper stuff is a little harder to "detect" because before pbuilder or sbuild or anything even looks at the build dependencies for the package itself, it tries with what it has to build the source package. That's where it can explode, and that's why packaging isn't as simple as we'd like :/
Dec
28
comment How to build a newer version of a package than is available for my stable release?
The issue with the building, the lack of dh-autoreconf was identified in their duplicate thread here. I would suggest marking this as a duplicate of that one, so that we can show that the issue has been identified (per comments on my answer on that other thread).
Dec
28
comment How to build source package with `pbuilder` for PPA upload?
@techtonik also, keep in mind I maintain the nginx team's PPAs, I keep that pretty up to date except when I forget, and I have to adapt to these kinds of things all the time, I apologize for missing your first question on this issue, however I'm glad I could at least catch you on this one to give you some help.
Dec
28
comment How to build source package with `pbuilder` for PPA upload?
(out of space) Ultimately, what pbuilder and pdebuilder do, as far as I can tell, is run the debuild or debuild -S inside the chroot with all the build deps, but that's pretty identical to me doing debuild (or debuild -S after debhelper stuff is installed) after installing the build-deps myself. You have to read through the logs either way to figure out WHY your stuff failed, but ultimately, the end result is the same either way, you still need to install debhelper dependencies by hand beforehand, so the source package has all the stuff in it that it needs to build.
Dec
28
comment How to build source package with `pbuilder` for PPA upload?
@techtonik ultimately, you can login to your chroot and force it to install dh-autoreconf but the chroot is the same as the standard debuild -S to that extent, if it has certain debhelper dependencies those have to be installed either by yourself to your system OR installed manually into the chroot. Ultimately, while pdebuilder and pbuilder are smart, they aren't smart enough to determine what debhelper dependencies that need to be installed (they're smart to read the build-deps lines, in debian/control, but that doesn't dictate the debhelper dependencies.)
Dec
28
comment How to build source package with `pbuilder` for PPA upload?
@techtonik That may be the case, however, for your chroot you'll have to install the specific debhelper packages anyways. What's the specific errors you got? (Unsatisfied deps during debuild -S indicates that you've got a special package that requires additional debhelper stuff, and usually requiring some things to be pre-built and uploaded for the builders to work with it, and neither pdebuilder nor pbuilder won't be able to automatically handle that, as a case in point, your attempts.)
Dec
26
comment Hibernation on multi-user system
@AugustinRiedinger If this is a bug, there's nothing that anyone on this site can do, ultimately you will have to wait until there is a fix released for this issue, I'm not sure why you wasted 50 rep on what is essentially a bug report...
Dec
24
comment How to keep icon in unity launcher and remove from desktop?
Which "applications" install to the desktop? Are you talking about Wine applications, and programs that're run in Wine doing this? Because Linux programs rarely get icons put on the desktop
Dec
24
comment Why there's no tcp_westwood?
@est the "disable" is done within the kernel code, since it's part of the kernel you'd have to enable it at compile, I think.
Dec
23
comment nexus 7 ubuntu ppa error
Note though, that that PPA does not have Saucy packages.
Dec
23
comment Each time I boot the system it start “scanning disk for errors”
Voters who're closing this: Please be aware the question is clear, however you should NOT disable the filesystem check when it says to do it, it's there for a reason.
Dec
21
comment I just installed Ubuntu Restricted. How to use java?
then you're stuck doing a manual installation that you later have to update by hand, or use OpenJDK. Only options, really.