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Jul
14
comment Information on package versions from old releases?
It is unlikely that rmadison will ever provide this information: the rmadison.cgi script runs on a host that currently only has a subset of the archive, and this seems to be sufficient for most users. Rearranging the infrastructure would be a bit harder, and might require special code, which would need to be maintained, etc. Adding it to packages.ubuntu.com is potentially simpler, but similarly unlikely to happen, as few in Ubuntu would have any interest in recommending such older packages to the majority of users.
Jul
14
comment Information on package versions from old releases?
hardy+karmic+lucid+maverick+natty+oneiric is about 220MB, so I presume warty+hoary+breezy+dapper+edgy+feisty+gutsy+jaunty is something like 300MB. Mind you, Actually adding all these files may require more real storage space on your disk, as some as as few as 14 bytes in the file, but will require a full allocation unit (often 4096 bytes) on disk.
Jul
14
answered Why use sbuild over pbuilder?
Jul
14
answered Information on package versions from old releases?
Jul
13
awarded  Revival
Jul
12
answered Cache of a file editing by gedit on a mounted FTP?
Jul
12
answered What can be done when the repositories listed in sources.list go down
Jul
11
answered How do you forcibly unmount a disk when you press the eject button on an optical drive?
Jul
11
comment LightDM and the need for a greeter in set-top box environment
While this doesn't answer the question, nodm was specifically designed to address this use case. I'm unsure of present development status there.
Jul
11
comment Why are some Open Office packages marked as “local or obsolete” in Synaptic
I don't know of one, sorry. The content of lucid-backports is available from http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dists/lucid-backports/main/binary-i386/ (or select a different architecture if you use a different architecture), but it appears it doesn't contain openoffice.org. All official (and LP hosted unofficial) versions of packages can be found with URLs like https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/openoffice.org, which indicates that it hasn't been backported. Your version seems newer than that of the Scribblers (https://launchpad.net/~openoffice-pkgs/+archive/ppa). I'm at a loss :(
Jul
10
answered Using a displaylink usb video adapter
Jul
10
revised Using a displaylink usb video adapter
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Jul
10
answered EDID, LCD kernel errors appear on boot
Jul
10
answered Coping contents of folder across multiple data storages (hdd, external hdd)
Jul
10
answered KDE or upgrade?
Jul
10
answered Bind example.com locally
Jul
10
answered Why are some Open Office packages marked as “local or obsolete” in Synaptic
Jul
10
comment What is the recommended method for getting & installing updates for an Alpha or Beta release?
It depends on the changes. apt-get upgrade will upgrade all the software on your system to the newest version, unless this requires installing additional new packages. apt-get dist-upgrade will upgrade all the software on your system to the newest packages, including installing any new packages that may be required (or even recommended). You could try just upgrade, and then afterwards run dist-upgrade to see if dist-upgrade would do anything for your system that upgrade has not already done.
Jul
10
answered How can I customize my kernel configuration?
Jul
10
comment VHOST not working in Apache
How do you mean "not working"? Which of the tests above failed? How did it fail?