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Docker on Debian Wheezy

Maybe you have already heard of the next revolution in application deployment called Docker. I quote: Docker is an open-source engine which automates the deployment of applications as highly portable, self-sufficient containers which are independent of hardware, language, framework, packaging … Continue reading

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Rpmrebuild FTW!

A problem that I faced today, summarized in a tweet: So.. the RPM distributions for Java6 and Java7 from Oracle conflict with each other because both packages are named 'jdk'. Thank you Oracle. — ʍɑ®tӵИ Ġяɘɲδәłмɑɳ (@tinuzzehv) June 7, 2013 … Continue reading

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Cross-compiling kernel modules for Raspbian

This is a follow-up post to my post about compiling out-of-tree kernel modules for Raspbian / Raspberry Pi from last week. In that post I talked about compiling a kernel module on the Raspberry Pi itself. This time, I did … Continue reading

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Compiling kernel modules for Raspbian / Raspberry Pi

I needed to compile an out-of-tree (vendor supplied) driver for a USB device, to use it on my Raspberry Pi. Since the process was less than obvious, I’ll document it here. Maybe it will be of use to anyone else. … Continue reading

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Policykit adventures

After installing Debian on a laptop this week, once again, I ran into the “problem” of not being able to shutdown or reboot the computer, when another user is logged in, for example via SSH. If you’re a Linux user, … Continue reading

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Digikam 2.5 on Ubuntu Natty

Ubuntu Natty Narwhal (11.04) is almost a year old, but if you, like me, are not brave enough to upgrade to Oneiric, sometimes you find yourself forced to use outdated software. Fortunately, for many programs, backports from newer Ubuntu releases … Continue reading

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VLC 0.9.8a on Debian Etch

The Sipo.nl debian repository now contains VLC version 0.9.8a for Etch, WITH x264 support. For now, it is only available for the amd64 architecture. To use it, you need the following lines in your sources.list: deb http://debian.sipo.nl etch-custom main deb … Continue reading

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Debian Sarge -> Stable, revisited

Een tijdje geleden, in september 2004, na de aankondiging dat men naar een release van Debian Sarge aan het toewerken was, postte ik al een link naar het grafiekje van de release-critical bugs. Aangezien men de wens heeft uitgesproken om … Continue reading

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