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I do not understand a lot of them, as I only read French and English, but I really like this buzzing community feeling, and I discovered several interesting blogs.
If you were not quite sure that Ubuntu is really popular, here is a proof: I reported several spam blogs tagged with “Ubuntu” (you know, the usual medical or real estate stuff) :D
Part of the fever spreading out for Gutsy release in 8 days now, The Fridge has started another countdown.
For the next few days until October 18th, new features will be highlighted. I knew of
tracker, the first to get attention, but had never actually tested it. The very well written Fridge article was the one deciding me for a test, and now I am using it with
deskbar. Bullet Proof X is the one for today, nice addition too. So I’ be collecting the links to post them here, all in one place, just for me. May be you’ll find this collection handy too ;)
I have always wondered if a place describing the status of the different official mirrors for Ubuntu repositories existed.
Well, it does :)
Aaron Whitehouse has mentioned it on the ubuntu-devel mailing list, quite an interesting page. You can find it here:
I never realized that some mirrors could be one week behind.. That is currently the case for some gutsy mirrors in France.
ubuntu-devel thread (please read down the thread)
Quite strange today, I’m using basic
ubuntu gutsy repositories and got an error performing the daily
upgrade. I’m use to doing
sudo aptitude full-upgrade, and it did not run to the end. I forgot to get the full log saved somewhere, but here is what I searched for:
fatal: /etc/postfix/postfix-script: No such file or directory
The fix is in the following launchpad bug: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/postfix/+bug/42947
sudo dpkg --remove postfix
sudo dpkg --purge postfix
postfix can be installed again:
sudo aptitude install postfix
Unpacking postfix (from .../postfix_2.4.5-3build1_i386.deb) ...
Setting up postfix (2.4.5-3build1) ...
Adding group `postfix' (GID 122) ...
Adding system user `postfix' (UID 114) ...
Adding new user `postfix' (UID 114) with group `postfix' ...
Not creating home directory `/var/spool/postfix'.
Adding tcp map entry to /etc/postfix/dynamicmaps.cf
Adding group `postdrop' (GID 123) ...
Postfix was not set up. Start with
cp /usr/share/postfix/main.cf.debian /etc/postfix/main.cf
. If you need to make changes, edit
/etc/postfix/main.cf (and others) as needed. To view Postfix configuration
values, see postconf(1).
After modifying main.cf, be sure to run '/etc/init.d/postfix reload'.
Processing triggers for libc6 ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
postfix was reinstalled, the
upgrade could run again.
Please see this article for hardy repositories and procedure, thanks :)
The non-free codecs distributed by Medibuntu now come to a single metapackage:
non-free-codecs. The proper package matching the architecture will be installed (please see the Launchpad bug report below).
Just add Medibuntu repository to your
deb http://packages.medibuntu.org/ gutsy free non-free
Add the key to your keyring, reload the
sources.list file and install the package:
wget -q http://packages.medibuntu.org/medibuntu-key.gpg -O- | sudo apt-key add - && sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install non-free-codecs
Note1: I use
aptitude. Please either use
aptitude, but do not mix the two. I’m giving here the code recommended in the Ubuntu doc,
aptitude users will find their way around.
Note2: Once I install a package of interest from a third party repository, I comment the repository line in the
sources.list file, and do not perform regular updates/upgrades with it.
~ $ sudo aptitude show non-free-codecs
Automatically installed: yes
Maintainer: Medibuntu Packaging Team <email@example.com>
Uncompressed Size: 32.8k
Description: Non-free codecs
This package depends on the binaries codecs package matching your architecture
(w32codecs for i386, w64codecs for amd64 and ppc-codecs for powerpc systems).
It can be safely removed.
I suppose the Medibuntu doc page will be updated when gutsy is out ;)
Edit: adding a link to mr_pouit’s blog post