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Mar
11
comment Is it safe to install own rpm packages on Debian-based distros?
@Bruno9779 I understand the question in a way that there is only one package manager. The foreign packages get converted to the native package format via a tool like "alien" prior to installing.
Jan
23
comment Replace Referenced files with Symlink
Well that's a bit less of a hack than what I was posting. But you don't support filenames that contain the newline character xD
Jan
23
comment Install packages on the fly
What you probably need is a bigger hard drive.
Jan
16
comment Automatically start a program (Sphinx searchd) when server is restarted?
What version of CentOS are you using? This is important to know because CentOS 7 uses systemd for system startup.
Oct
1
comment Can linux kernel be installed alone without any other existing OS
@pilona thought there was a way to build busybox into the kernel, but now that I think about it it doesn't really make sense to run a shell in kernelspace.
Sep
10
comment When downloaded code from SourceForge does not reflect the latest edits, what could be the issue and how can I solve it?
I'm not familiar with sourceforge but maybe the tar.gz file wasn't created automatically from git but manually by the developer himself, so this might be just human error. Either way theres nothing you can do other than building the source yourself from git or waiting for a reply from the developer.
Sep
9
comment When downloaded code from SourceForge does not reflect the latest edits, what could be the issue and how can I solve it?
Just contact the person who did this.
Sep
9
comment Wireless Network Interface name changes sometime after reboot
I think you should ask people in the Arch IRC ( #archlinux on irc.freenode.org ) because the feedback loop is much quicker and your question doesn't really fit the question answer style of superuser.com.
May
12
comment Recovering a file in Linux
You don't own an electron microscope by any chance ...
Feb
4
comment Why Centos still not using Latest kernel
If you really want a newer kernel, why don't you just install one?
Dec
31
comment How to decrypt a message sent via Pidgin-Encryption?
You may take a look at "openssl rsautl".
Dec
30
comment How to decrypt a message sent via Pidgin-Encryption?
As far as I know, pidgin doesn't support encryption, Maybe the message was encrypted using OTR ( off the record messaging ). I thought that OTR creates temporary session keys and exchanges them using the public/private key pair, if this really is the case, the easiest ( and probably only ) way to decrypt the message would be to ask your friend what she wrote! But as I said: I don"t know for sure if this is the case.
Dec
17
comment Is there anything faster than `find . | wc -l` to count files in a directory?
You're counting not only files, but directories, too. If you only want to count files, use "find . -type f | wc -l" if you want to count symbolic links and regular files, use "find . -type f -or -type l | wc -l"
Dec
10
comment How to make GNU/Linux more robust in case of frequent power loss
Thanks, I didn't actually think about separating the written data to a separate partition but it really makes sense. Also mounting the root readonly should save nearly all problems because the system stays intact and the application that's running only changes a few text files.
Dec
9
comment increase desktop responsiveness on linux while swapping
@nab In my question I'm also addressing zram!
Nov
22
comment Are these partitions correct?
With that information it isn't possible to determine if you've done it correctly. Important is, that the partition type of /dev/sdb2 is EFI-System-Partition (ef00) with filesystem fat16 or fat32 and most importantly that the partition table on /dev/sdb ist GPT in the first place (maybe it's possible with MBR, too, I'm not so sure about that)!
Nov
17
comment Get a “diff” of my current linux configuration to a default configuration across the whole OS?
If you get it working, you should post an answer yourself with the exact steps you took and accept that.
Nov
16
comment Get a “diff” of my current linux configuration to a default configuration across the whole OS?
And you always have the option to set up a virtual machine and install the same packages in it and then make a diff.
Nov
16
comment Get a “diff” of my current linux configuration to a default configuration across the whole OS?
Look at features that are provided by apt-get and dpkg. There is a tool called debsums that verifies packages, but I'm not sure if it verifies the installed files or the deb file only. Also take a look at dpkg -S and the dpkg-query man page. Probably all those options work only on single files, so you would have to use find to recursively apply the commands to the whole system. Debian based systems may also provide tools to handle config files, so maybe that's worth investigating.
Nov
16
comment Get a “diff” of my current linux configuration to a default configuration across the whole OS?
It should be possible to get a list of packages that you explicitly installed (without listing dependencies). Additionally, some package managers have a feature to list all files that are not managed by them and/or were modified, but I'm not that familiar with apt-get and dpkg and can't try it, because I don't have any debian or ubuntu installation.