Tag Archives: Debian

Apt-Pinning

If you run a Debian or Ubuntu system and have more than one release in your apt-sources file (/etc/apt/sources.list) then you should probably learn the basics of apt-pinning. Apt-pinning allows you to have a specific package stay at a certain … Continue reading

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KDE 4.2 on Debian

I recently installed KDE 4.2 on my Debian laptop, and found the whole process surpisingly easy and now working very nicely. Following the instructions from The Debian KDE maintainers website, all that is required is enabling a sid repository and … Continue reading

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Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 released (codenamed “Lenny”)

The Debian Project is pleased to announce the official release of Debian GNU/Linux version 5.0 (codenamed “Lenny”) after 22 months of constant development. Debian GNU/Linux is a free operating system which supports a total of twelve processor architectures and includes … Continue reading

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The Secret Lives of Ubuntu and Debian Users

The Secret Lives of Ubuntu and Debian Users is an article which looks at the package install and use date from the popularity-contest package. There are some interesting conclusions that can be drawn from this data: The Ubuntu results list … Continue reading

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A diagram of the apt system

I found the following blog post which looks at how several of the apt related tools function together. It is interesting, well it is to me, and many Debian and Ubuntu users do not realise that the aptitude and apt-get … Continue reading

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PIC Microchip programming under debian

A while ago I bought a PICkit2 programmer, including 16f690 PIC. I installed piklab and sdcc (in Debian repositories) and got it working pretty easily. I did play with the programmer that came with it (mplab, windows only), which upgraded … Continue reading

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