September 2004

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  • HOWTO Install a JRE on Sun Solaris

    This article was first written in September 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/174). It may seem natural that Java should be available on Solaris. Actually, it is, but Solaris 8 for example features an obsolete JRE (Java Runtime Environment), JRE 1.2. Let us see how to install a r(d)ecent JRE on Solaris. Download the […]

  • HOWTO Rotate logs on Sun Solaris

    This article was first written in September 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/171). There is no generalized system to rotate and compress logs in Solaris, like GNU logrotate on Linux or newsyslog on FreeBSD. Hopefully, Shaun Rowland wrote one: rotatelog. It is written as a Perl script meant to be run from cron, with […]

  • HOWTO Install a CUPS server on Debian Woody

    This article was first written in September 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/170). To install a CUPS server on Debian Woody, just: $ sudo apt-get install cupsys If you want to connect HP printers, also install package hp-ppd, it contains a lot of printer definitions (PPD – Postscript Printer Definition) for HP printers. Then […]

  • GNOME 2.2 backports for Woody Policy Proposal

    This article was first written in September 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/169). We made a proposal for a policy about backporting packages of GNOME 2.2 for Debian Woody. We discussed a lot about it, and in the end, we were so near from the release of Sarge, that we decided to no longer […]