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Package: tetex-bin Version: 3.0-30 Severity: important When installing tetex-bin on Debian Etch, it fails to configure. The latex compilation seems to fail because the Latex source files are older than 5 years. I've test to change my system date and it works fine... Attached: - fmtutil-sys.log - dpkg_std : std output of the install process - dpkg-l : packages list installed Cheers, Philippe Le Brouster. [ fmtutil-sys.log (text/plain, attachment)] [ dpkg_std (text/plain, attachment)] [ dpkg-l (text/plain, attachment)] Message #10 received at ( full text , mbox ): From: Norbert ...
It is distributed with access to repositories containing thousands of software packages ready for installation and use. Debian is known for relatively strict adherence to the Unix and free software philosophies as well as using collaborative software development and testing processes. 1 Debian can be used as a desktop as well as server operating system. It focuses on stability and security and is used as a base for many other distributions. : There are tags on this page, but the references will not show without a tag.
Debian is NOT switching to time-based releases « We'll see | Matt ...
on the Debian web site. Both the Debconf presentation and the announcement were quite clear, but a number of news articles and blog posts on the subject seem to have misinterpreted them: Debian is not switching to time-based releases. I’m glad they aren’t, because I don’t think it would be the right choice for the project at this time. Time-based releases are the approach used by Ubuntu , where we plan to release on a specific date . Instead, they will use the same approach as in previous releases, where they set criteria for release-critical bugs, and release when all release-critical bugs are closed . The ... market research, surveys and trends
open source news from fosdem 2009 - day 2
In the weekend of 7 and 8 February, the 9th Free & Open Source Developers' Europe Meeting (FOSDEM) took place at the Universit� Libre Bruxelles (ULB) in Brussels. Your editors Sander Marechal and Hans Kwint attended this meeting to find out for you what's hot, new in the area of the Linux environment and might be coming to you in the near future. This is our report of the second day covering the talks about Thunderbird 3, Debian release management, Ext4, Syslinux, CalDAV and more. Coverage of the first day can be found in our previous article . By Hans Kwint [ back to top ] is one of the Netherlands biggest ... market research, surveys and trends


Planet Software Freedom Day
No juzgues o jamás serás uno con el todo. Te quedarás obsesionado con fragmentos, sacarás conclusiones de pequeñas cosas. Una vez que juzgas, has dejado de crecer.. La dicha de la vida consiste en tener siempre algo que hacer, alguien a quien amar y alguna cosa que esperar. Para triunfar en la vida, no es importante llegar el primero. Para triunfar simplemente hay que llegar, levantándose cada vez que se cae en el camino. Los grandes espíritus siempre han tenido que luchar contra la oposición feroz de mentes mediocres. Cuando naciste tú, todos alrededor sonreían. Vive la vida de manera que cuando mueras tu sonrías y todos ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Why device developers prefer Debian - Linux For Devices Articles ...'s survey results consistently show Debian to be the most popular distribution among device developers. For example, our 2007 survey indicated that Debian was used in device-related projects by 13 percent of the survey's 932 participants, roughly double the score of MontaVista, the most... popular strictly-embedded distribution. What sources of Linux were/will be in your (company's) embedded designs? (Click to enlarge) In addition to Debian's 13 percent score, Ubuntu, which is based on Debian packages, jumped to 6 percent this year, its first year in our survey. In contrast, Red Hat, achieved ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Distributions—A Brief History
It seems as though there are as many Linux distributions as there are letters in the alphabet with which to name them. Certainly, there is a flavor to satisfy almost any palate. It wasn't always this way, however. How did it happen? Why hasn't the Linux world just standardized on a single distribution? The beginning of the Linux distribution really started with Richard Stallman and his fledgling Free Software Foundation in the early 1980s. The GNU operating system was being developed, intending to re-implement a UNIX-like operating system as free software. Although many GNU tools enjoyed wide use, the project suffered ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
The Rise of Virtual Server Management Vendors
It's getting to the time of year where virtualization management announcements are a dime a dozen. Two particularly of interest surfaced in the past two weeks. Last week, ConVirture announced a new version of ConVirt, virtualization management software it claims puts Xen and KVM on par with VMware. The three-year-old open source management tool lacks the brand recognition of VMware, but its reach is quite long. ConVirt1.x is included in many of the major Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, Open SUSE and Debian, and it has been downloaded more than 30,000 times. While version 1 was a pure open source play, ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


The road to release
Aug 15, 2008 ... Debian Release Management. ● Don't make unrelated changes ... Debian Release Management. Release-critical bugs status ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
NSLS-II Repository of Debian Packages
real-time operating system, and related packages. Our goal is to provide a fully functional EPICS environment for users and developers. This project is an experiment to leverage the power of a software package management system to move away from the traditional ways of deploying controls software (central NFS server). Packages in this repository were developed (and are used) by the NSLS-II Controls Group. However, no NSLS-II specific modification have been made. They are also being used by several experimental beamlines at the NSLS. Currently all packages are provided only for Debian Stable (lenny) on i386 and amd64. At present ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Useful Debian Stuff
for automatically installing packages based on the files that a command needs (such as a ./configure: running auto-apt run ./configure will install all the packages that have the needed .h files for the configure script), netselect for automatically choosing the fastest debian mirror from a given list, apt-cache --an alternative to dpkg -l with better output, and some other great stuff. Another great command I found out about lately is dlocate . It is a fast, powerful alternative to the dpkg -S and dpkg -L commands. One of the really cool things it can do is check all the md5 checksums of files in a package and compare them to ...
The Debian Random Number Generator issue | LinkedIn Answers | LinkedIn
The recent security flaw probably affected a large number of systems out there. The implications are more complex than it seems at face value. An innocent looking change in the RNG code took two years to get noticed (by the right people) fixed. Reference: My questions: As a security pro, how did you handle this situation? Does this flaw affect your trust (or lack of) in Debian or the open source model in general? posted May 18, 2008 in Information Security | Closed Share This This was selected as Best Answer There are a couple of larger takeaways here: First, distributions have been making changes in ...
Keeping a Debian box up-to-date
I decided to switch to Debian 3.0r0 from Slackware 8.1, I used to compile most of my software. I was using KDE 3.0.1 and it seems funny that the latest stable Debian distro still has KDE 2.2.2. What's your experience with the testing and unstable versions, which one should I stick to? I'll probably use the latest stable of the other packages but I'm using the KMail client and the version shipped with 2.2.2 is practically unusable for me (doesn't support SMTP authentication and I don't want to setup my own SMTP server). I've been on 'testing' for a couple years, and 'unstable' for ...