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Feb
12
awarded  Caucus
Nov
12
comment Which version of Debian are Ubuntu LTS releases based on?
LTSs aren't always synced from testing (by policy). But for every LTS, we've individually made the decision to sync from testing.
Nov
12
answered Getting older packages from ppa
Nov
4
awarded  Yearling
Aug
1
comment How do I install a 32-bit Java runtime on an amd64 server with multiarch?
Coverage will probably never be complete, but most of the core libraries are multiarched these days.
Jul
26
comment How to list package dependencies (reverse dependencies)?
ubuntu-dev-tools is in Debian
Jul
25
comment How to list package dependencies (reverse dependencies)?
For that you want reverse-depends in ubuntu-dev-tools
Jul
23
comment Python - pip module install 2.6 instead of 2.7
I mean Lucid doesn't come with a python2.7 package. And if you were to install it from a PPA / from source, the python app / module packages in Lucid wouldn't work with it.
Jun
27
comment Will python scripts be run when added to /etc/network/if-up.d?
@MountainX worksforme
May
26
comment Packaging nodejs code, how do I prevent lintian from complaining about ./node_modules?
That sounds fragile. You can tell lintian to only report more serious issues, which is far better suited to an environment like that. Lintian warnings are entirely normal, your package is expected to collect new warnings from newer lintians, and you probably don't want those causing your builds to fail.
May
24
comment Packaging nodejs code, how do I prevent lintian from complaining about ./node_modules?
Those lintian warnings look totally legitimate. There's no reason to suppress them, unless you are concerned that other, bigger issues, are hiding in the noise. There's no requirement to be lintian-clean, it's simply a sign that you are doing things well.
May
4
answered Do I need linux-libc-dev and libc6-dev?
May
4
comment Stuck in the middle of any installation [Quantal]
The problem is during gconf2's postinst script, so have a look at /var/lib/dpkg/info/gconf2.postinst, fix it / add debugging, and run sudo dpkg --configure gconf2 to get it to try again.
May
4
answered How do I correctly bump the version number when building a kernel package from git?
May
4
comment Is it possible to continue “debian/rules binary” from the middle?
There's no general solution, that depends on the package.
May
4
answered multiarch and Architecture: all packages
Apr
12
comment How can I programatically determine which Ubuntu Versions are still supported?
In addition, for situations where you need this information offline, there's the distro-info package. (In lucid, the distro-info commands are in the ubuntu-dev-tools package.
Apr
12
answered Which packages recommended 'Missing Recommends'?
Apr
12
answered Export Package [Eclipse]
Apr
11
comment Why would dpkg not auto-rename .conf files on --unpack on an installed package?
What matters is that it isn't configured. Not precisely how much it is configured. It's perfectly acceptable for a sysadmin to provide a configuration file for a package before unpacking it, for example.