December 2005

Monthly Archives

  • HOWTO Populate /dev with static files on Debian

    This article was first written in December 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/320). In some situation (when using previously devfs, for example), your /dev is empty of static files, and moving to udev or coming back to static /dev is then impossible. In package debootstrap on Debian, there is the file /usr/lib/debootstrap/devices.tar.gz (or /usr/share/debootstrap/devices.tar.gz […]

  • HOWTO Install Japanese Input on Debian Sarge (using SCIM)

    This article was first written in December 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/319). Introduction This article explains how to install the SCIM (Simplified Chinese Input Method) together with enough Japanese resources to enable Japanese input on your desktop (GNOME 2 in this case). SCIM is a software that can run as a daemon in […]

  • Stale NFS file handle

    This article was first written in December 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/318). If you get this message [1] on a NFS client while trying to access a file or directory on a NFS server, chances are you can fix it by killing the processes that try to access it. Chances are that you don’t […]

  • Updating a pre-existing Debian package

    This article was first written in December 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/314). From time to time, you would like to have a more recent version of an application than what is currently packaged in Debian  [1]. This is basically the same process as backporting anyway. There has been the introduction in Debian of […]

  • Packaging applications for Debian

    This article was first written in December 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/313). To do the best use of Debian’s superior package management system (APT), the application must be packaged, in the form of one or several .deb files. Packaging has many, many advantages, you just couldn’t believe. As Debian is all about Free […]