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Jul
21
comment How can I receive syslog logs from a networked system?
Heh, well that can be complicated. There's no reason a package name can't start with a two digit number, and .d/${package}-.conf are all reserved to the packages (although one is unlikely to have conflict for e.g. 72-local-myconf.conf). Secondly, it's important to try to write configuration files such that the order isn't critical. For example, a configuration file provided by 0access.conf from the hypothetical "0access" package would be applied before most configuration files starting with a two digit number.
Jul
21
comment How to create debuginfo package?
For ubuntu build chroots, installing pkg-create-dbgsym will cause packages built in that chroot to also output -dbgsym packages when stripped. This works for pbuilder, sbuild, cowbuilder, etc. and is how the "automatic" -dbgsym packages are generated in Soyuz.
Jul
21
comment Weird looking screen after Ubuntu Server 11.04 boot
The kernel now has KMS (kernel mode setting), that uses the in-kernel graphics drivers to attempt to initialise any discovered graphics hardware. If your device has a graphics adaptor (likely, as you've attached it to the monitor), the kernel will try to do something (although it may not select the optimal driver, or may be hopelessly confused).
Jul
17
comment How can I customize my kernel configuration?
If it works without it, as you describe, you don't need to do it (11.04 is two releases newer than 10.04). Some people may have more heavily customised systems, and may find that they are not generating an initramfs automatically, preventing boot. In this case, they may need to force the generation through a manual script.
Jul
16
comment How can I customize my kernel configuration?
From wha I can tell, if you have the right other packages installed, you don't need these entries, because they will be provided by the other packages (e.g. initramfs-tools adds scripts for creation/removal of initramfs, for properly installed kernels). On the other hand, if you're constructing a system from almost nothing, this may not be the case, and you'd need extra scripts.
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
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
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
comment VHOST not working in Apache
How do you mean "not working"? Which of the tests above failed? How did it fail?
Jul
8
comment Rhythmbox missing japanese/chinese/korean characters in the song titles
In that case, the issue isn't about fonts, but that the character isn't represented correctly in the tag. You will need to convert the strings from the current representation to UTF-8, if sufficient information remains in the original files to do so. You could try with iconv(1), for example iconv -f SJIS-WIN textfile to convert older Japanese files on Windows. Unfortunately, this is more complicated when dealing with media metadata, as the tag informaiton is not a text file. You may be able to extract the tags, but the process of extraction may corrupt the strings. Best of luck.
Jul
8
comment Install on Toshiba ac100
This appears to be an exact duplicate of askubuntu.com/questions/37619/…