published on Wed Aug 29 06:00:19 2007 in packages-news
Burgertime (originally entitled バーガータイム, Hamburger) is a popular 1982 Japanese arcade game created by Data East Corporation. The game even has an interesting entry in Wikipedia. Among other ports and remakes, there are a free X11 clone called “BurgerSpace” written in C++ by Pierre Sarrazin.
The behavior of the original arcade was not replicated exactly in BurgerSpace, but clone has the same scenario. You play the part of a chef Peter Pepper who must create burgers by stepping repeatedly on the ingredients until they fall down onto trays. It’s not so easy since you also must avoid food characters who chase you around the maze.
Evil food enemies (namely Mr. Hot Dog, Mr. Pickle and Mr. Egg) could be temporarily killed by crushing them under falling burger slices or dropped with them. The dropped enemies are stunned for a few seconds. You can also shake pepper on nearby monsters to make them harmless for a few seconds.
The game could be started via the command burgerspace or from the entry in the GNOME Games menu.
Use the following keys:
- ↑ ↓ ← →
- Throw pepper.
- Pause / resume game.
- Quit the game.
(Unfortunately, there are no complete keystroke configuration.)
You can rich extra scores / peppers by collecting appearing things. Level will be completed if you create all burgers and the next level will be based on more complex maze layout, increased number of burger pieces and elevated speed. Game records available from the official webpage and you can report your outstanding scores to maintainer.
Program requires the SDL multimedia library. Burgerspace could be used on GNU/Linux machines and there are even a port for some-proprietary-system. The burgerspace package is available in both Debian and Ubuntu. Have fun!
published on Tue Aug 28 21:38:00 2007 in debconf-news
Which reminded me to blog about debconf.org resources again, so that more people know/remember that there is something they can use whenever they organize a Debian meeting.
If you happen to organize a meeting of Debian Developers / interested Debian people you can chose to use any debconf.org resource you need for it. This currently means:
|DNS||a name within .debconf.org. Either pointing to your host, if you have one, or see below for hosting.|
|Current style seems to be $something.mini.debconf.org, but we also have some miniconfX.debconf.org entries, so are pretty open. And in case it doesn’t fit into .debconf.org - there is always .debconf.net without restrictions (as its not really used currently).|
|Mailing-List||Want a mailing-list?|
|Hosting||Don’t have an own server for it? .debconf.org possibly has space for you.|
|You would manage the content via a svn repository.|
|CMS||Conference Management System - AKA pentabarf. Available in future, more info on that point when we finally switched to a version that let’s us easily give access to other people without giving out all personal data. :)|
|Gallery||Use our gallery. Actually - don’t bother asking, just use it, as long as you use it for Debian related event pictures.|
Want more? We have a page listing most of our resources, maybe you find something you need.
Want something? Mail firstname.lastname@example.org and describe what you want, most possibly we will make it happen. Or try to get one of us admins on IRC, you are looking for one of the nicks Ganneff, mhy, sgran, gwolf or h01ger. No, we do not bite … usually. :)
published on Sun Aug 26 05:00:42 2007 in packages-news
Entry submitted by Bart Veraart. DPOTD needs your help, please contribute!
Sometimes you just want to see what connections your machine is making to the outside world and what ports it’s using. While wireshark and tcpdump are really nice for inspecting detailed package contents. IPTraf is really about connections and interface statistics. Because iptraf is based on ncurses the program can be run from a text-console and still have a (primitive) `gui`. Navigation through the menus can be done using your arrow keys. Most of the time all the available options and their keys are shown on the bottomline of the sreen.
By default the program is not accessible by ‘normal’ users so you’ll need root access. Also iptraf can put your interfaces in promiscuous mode (this will probably show up in your logfiles as: ‘device eth0 entered promiscuous mode’). Promiscuous mode can be turned off and on in the configuration menu. If no options are given through the commandline iptraf starts up with a splashscreen and then a menu. Some of the menuitems can be reached directly from the commandline (try using ‘iptraf -i all’ if you want to startup in IP traffic monitoring mode).
There are some configuration options you might want to check. Turning on reverse DNS Lookups and service names comes in handy when using the IP traffic monitor. Iptraf comes with a separate reverse lookup server -rvnamed- wich is only started and used by iptraf to keep it from hanging on slow lookups. If there’s a lot of network traffic on your box try applying some filters.
Filters can be useful if you only want to see info about traffic on certain connections, ports and/or protocols. Filters can be saved, deleted and edited. Multiple rules can be defined.
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IPTraf has been available since ages ago in both Debian and Ubuntu.
published on Wed Aug 22 05:00:07 2007 in packages-news
Article submitted by Javier Barroso. We are running out of articles ! Please help DPOTD and submit good articles about software you like NOW !
Ipcalc is a command-line tool which allows the user to get useful data from a ip and a netmask.
Ipcalc returns the network address, netmask, network address in CIDR notation, min/max IP addresses, broadcast address and the number of hosts of network.
Ipcalc usage is:
Usage: ipcalc [options] <ADDRESS>[[/]<NETMASK>] [NETMASK]
A example could be:
$ ipcalc 10.0.0.28 255.255.255.0 Address: 10.0.0.28 00001010.00000000.00000000. 00011100 Netmask: 255.255.255.0 = 24 11111111.11111111.11111111. 00000000 Wildcard: 0.0.0.255 00000000.00000000.00000000. 11111111 => Network: 10.0.0.0/24 00001010.00000000.00000000. 00000000 HostMin: 10.0.0.1 00001010.00000000.00000000. 00000001 HostMax: 10.0.0.254 00001010.00000000.00000000. 11111110 Broadcast: 10.0.0.255 00001010.00000000.00000000. 11111111 Hosts/Net: 254 Class A, Private Internet
Ipcalc has been available in Debian at least since v3.1 (’Sarge’) and in Ubuntu since Warty.
apt-get install ipcalc will install it for you.
published on Sun Aug 19 05:00:05 2007 in packages-news
Article submitted by François-Denis Gonthier. We have run out of good articles! Please help DPOTD and submit good articles about software you like!
I’m a big fan of GNU Emacs, it’s a very powerful and ultra customisable editor. I have it setup just the way I want, with tons of packages. That means that although my Emacs setup suits me fine for long coding sessions, it takes several seconds to start, even on a moderately fast computer.
When you work in a console, and all you want is to edit some files, and edit them now, you gotta have something that starts in a snap. Jed is the editor I use for that.
The obvious advantages of Jed are that it starts much faster than Emacs, but still provides the basic key-mappings and features of the default Emacs setup. Out of the box, it supports syntax colouring for several programming languages: C/C++, S-Lang, FORTRAN, LaTeX, Java, Python, Perl, Bash and more. Since it’s an extensible editor, several add-ons (modes) have been written and are available in the Jed Modes Repository.
For people that are interested in having a full-featured editor, but aren’t crazy about the Emacs key bindings, Jed has a nice console menu interface. Menus can be activated with the F10 key, and then browsed with the arrows key, just like the ol’ DOS editors. Most menu items also have shortcuts, for quicker access the next use. For the less expert users, like myself, menus are very useful; but avoiding the F10 key at the corner of the keyboard is a time saver, as tiny as it may sound.
The Jed menus come with some nice touches that Emacs has acquired just recently. In the “Windows” menu, you can see that Jed offers 9 different colour themes for the terminal, a nice touch for people allergic to white-on-black text, or with difficult display devices.
I personally use Jed as a light editor, but Jed is a very customisable platform. It is linked with the S-Lang library, which can be used to heavily customise the editor. I know little of the S-Lang language, just what I need to set a few shortcuts, but the S-Lang functions provided by Jed are well documented on its home page: http://www.jedsoft.org/jed/doc/jedfuns.html
It is also interesting to know that Jed has a native X11 interface, which is installed by the xjed package. Jed is not as well adapted to X11 than Emacs is, but XJed does bring some interesting improvements like mouse support, and of course key bindings which are not limited by any terminal protocol. Personally, I think that the XJed default configuration should be edited a bit (I use Ubuntu, but tend to suppose it’s not very different in Debian). When XJed starts on my computer, it looks like Jed was started in XTerm, with extremely tiny fonts, and an ugly font. I am sure XJed can be conveniently and easily configured but giving you a bad first impression of Jed is not something I want. I suggest you to try running the console version of Jed in your favourite terminal emulator, then play with it a bit.
The final proof that Jed is a mature and fully-featured editor is that it obeys Zawinski’s Law (Zawinski’s Law), which state that “a program attempts to expand until it can read mail”. Jed has a mail reader called rmail, it can be invoked by hitting M-x (Alt+x) then typing rmail.
Jed has been available in Debian and Ubuntu for ages.
Quick start shortcuts
Here is a few shortcuts you may find useful while playing with Jed for the first time. As usual, C = Ctrl, M = Meta (usually Alt).
- Invoke the help system
- C-x C-c
- Quit jed
- C-x C-f
- Open a file
- C-x C-k
- Close a file
- C-x 2
- Split a window
- C-x o
- Move to the next window
- Set the beginning of selection (C-SPACE cancels selection region)
- Go to the beginning of line
- Go to the end of line
contributed by aba, published on Thu Aug 16 00:21:36 2007 in news, release
Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 updated
The Debian project has updated the stable distribution Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (codename Etch). This update adds security updates to the stable release, together with a few corrections to serious problems. As always, the first point release also corrects a few issues that have been noticed too late in the release process to stop the release, but still should be fixed.
This point release for Etch also includes an updated release of the installer, which includes the following changes:
- kernels used in the installer have been updated to ABI 2.6.18-5; as a result, some "small" images (for example netboot and floppy images) included with the original Etch release will no longer work (but the new images included with the point release will work, as well as the full CD/DVD images from both the original release as well as from this point release)
- updated mirror list
- support added for certain USB CD drives that were not being detected
- incorrect setup of gksu fixed when user chooses to install with the root account disabled; this prevented the execution of administrative tasks in GNOME
- important translation fixes in partman for Catalan and Romanian
Please note that this update does not constitute a new version of Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 but only updates some of the packages included. There is no need to throw away 4.0 DVDs/CDs. Instead you only need to update against ftp.debian.org or a mirror after an installation, in order to incorporate those changes. New CD and DVD images will be available within the next week at the regular locations.
Upgrading to this revision online is usually done by pointing the aptitude package tool (see the sources.list(5) manual page) to one of Debian's many FTP or HTTP mirrors. A comprehensive list of mirrors is available at:http://www.debian.org/distrib/ftplist
This stable update adds a few important corrections to the following packages.
Package Reason apache2 Fix #423653 and #419552; better documentation apache2-mpm-itk Rebuild against apache2 2.2.3-4+etch1. apt-setup Default suite to code name. cdrom-detect Scan also for things that look like USB floppies. choose-mirror Update mirrors list. debian-archive-keyring Adding debian volatile keyring debian-installer-utils Support scanning for USB sticks and discs that are misdetected as floppies. debian-installer Updates for the 2.6.18-5-kernels and misc fixes debootstrap Add support for lenny. desktop-base Fix kde default wallpaper appearance between kdm to ksplash switch. epiphany-browser Add language to gconf defaults fai-kernels Include arcmsr scsi-driver which is included in the etch kernels file Fix possible denial of service glibc Fix CPU hog on 64 bits machines, dependencies of nscd, wrong assertion and unaligned memory access gnome-mount Rebuild against libeel2-2.14 initramfs-tools Added missing esp module to scsi modules list so it gets installed in the initrd kernel-wedge Reupload to match packages in r1 libofa Rebuild in a clean environment. librsvg Fix dependency (#403977) lifelines Fix file conflict by versioning a dependency. lilo-installer Support multiple disks when devfs device names are used linux-latest-2.6 Assist upgrade to new linux-2.6 ABI lsb Don't remove PID files of daemons that aren't actually killed madwifi Fix two remote and one local DoS mail-notification Fix uninstallability on sparc mixmaster Fix buffer overflow in mixmaster (#418662) mozilla-traybiff less restrict depends on icedove-dev mpop fix CVE-2007-1558 mutt Add imap_close_connection to fully reset IMAP state nano Fix segfaults. neon26 Fix kerberos authentication. nfs-utils Fix memory leaks. openoffice.org Fix crashes when saving files. orage Memory leak orbit2 Allow non-local IPv4. partman-auto d-i translation update partman-partitioning d-i translation update php5 Fix regression in single quote escaping. pppconfig Fix upgrade issue from sarge, #418350 rdesktop Segfault regression caused by libx11-6 security fix prior Etch release tetex-base Ease transition to texlive, #420390 trac Fix CSS and remote exploitable issues. user-setup Fix chroot calls to properly setup gksu alternatives. vice Regression caused by libx11-6 security fix prior Etch release xorg Updated conflicts for easier upgrades and corrected dependencies for x11-common.
This package has been removed due to non-fixable issues:
vdrift: license issues, #420965
One or more missing or out-of-date architectures have been added to these packages in this point release:
asterisk-chan-capi banshee codespeak-lib democracyplayer dfsbuild dwm dwm-tools hpodder ivtv mercurial metar ocp pekwm rlwrap setpwc slcfitsio stalin twinkle xfce4-session xserver-xorg-input-acecad xserver-xorg-input-evdev xserver-xorg-input-joystick xserver-xorg-input-keyboard xserver-xorg-input-mouse xserver-xorg-input-summa xserver-xorg-video-apm xserver-xorg-video-ark xserver-xorg-video-i128 xserver-xorg-video-nsc xserver-xorg-video-nv xserver-xorg-video-rendition xserver-xorg-video-s3 xserver-xorg-video-savage xserver-xorg-video-sis xserver-xorg-video-tseng xserver-xorg-video-via xserver-xorg-video-voodoo
This revision adds the following security updates to the stable release. The Security Team has already released an advisory for each of these updates.
Advisory ID Package(s) Correction(s) DSA 1280 aircrack-ng Fix remote exploitable buffer overflow DSA 1281 clamav Fix several remote vulnerabilities DSA 1282 php4 Fix several remote vulnerabilities DSA 1283 php5 Fix several vulnerabilities DSA 1284 qemu Fix several vulnerabilities DSA 1285 wordpress Fix multiple vulnerabilities DSA 1286 linux-2.6 Fix several vulnerabilities (superseded by DSA 1289) DSA 1288 pptpd Fix denial of service vulnerability DSA 1289 linux-2.6 Fix several vulnerabilities DSA 1290 squirrelmail Fix cross-site scripting DSA 1291 samba Fix multiple vulnerabilities DSA 1292 qt4-x11 Fix missing input validation DSA 1293 quagga Fix denial of service vulnerability DSA 1295 php5 Fix several vulnerabilities DSA 1296 php4 Fix privilige escalation DSA 1297 gforge-plugin-scmcvs Fix arbitrary shell command execution DSA 1298 otrs2 Fix cross-site scripting DSA 1299 ipsec-tools Fix denial of service vulnerability DSA 1300 iceape Fix several vulnerabilities DSA 1301 gimp Fix arbitrary code execution DSA 1302 freetype Fix integer overflow DSA 1303 lighttpd Fix denial of service vulnerability DSA 1305 icedove Fix several vulnerabilities DSA 1306 xulrunner Fix several vulnerabilities DSA 1307 openoffice.org Fix arbitrary code execution DSA 1309 postgresql-8.1 Fix privilage escalation. DSA 1310 libexif Fix integer overflow DSA 1311 postgresql-7.4 Fix privilige escalation. DSA 1312 libapache-mod-jk Fix information disclosure DSA 1313 mplayer Fix arbitrary code execution DSA 1314 open-iscsi Fix several vulnerabilities DSA 1315 libphp-phpmailer Fix arbitrary shell command execution DSA 1316 emacs21 Fix denial of service vulnerability DSA 1318 ekg Fix denial of service vulnerability
The complete list of all accepted and rejected packages together with rationale is on the preparation page for this revision:http://release.debian.org/stable/4.0/4.0r1/
The complete lists of packages that have changed with this revision:http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/etch/ChangeLog
The current stable distribution:http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/etch
Proposed updates to the stable distribution:http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/proposed-updates
Stable distribution information (release notes, errata etc.):http://www.debian.org/releases/etch/
Security announcements and information:http://www.debian.org/security/
published on Wed Aug 15 05:00:21 2007 in packages-news
You love the command-line interface but you also want things to look good and be free as in freedom? Maybe you’re looking for a good open font to use when you code? or something to make your code snippets look even better in a printed publication?
Then check out ttf-inconsolata!
What is it?
It is a high-quality font released under the Open Font License (OFL), the community-approved free license specifically designed for fonts and collaborative font design. (See http://scripts.sil.org/OFL for all the details including a extensive FAQ).
How does it compare to other fonts?
This fonts really stands out compared to other fonts out there for the following reasons:
It’s an open font which comes with sources! The great thing about this font is that extended sources - not just the ttf - are made available by the designer: the Fontforge .sfd and the Spiro .plate sources are available on the upstream website and in the source package. A Type1 version of the font is also available.
It is a collaborative font project: you can freely use, study, modify, redistribute and/or sell the font under the terms of the OFL which means you are free to derive artwork from the font, to embed it in a pdf, to branch, extend and tweak the fonts to your liking. You can also send a patch to contribute to Raph’s project.
It is also the result of cutting-edge innovation. Raph has been using his own font design toolkit called spiro to design Inconsolata. Spiro is based on revolutionary curve technology implementing Euler spirals. The spiro toolkit also includes various optimisation scripts. See http://levien.com/spiro for all the details.
It is work in progress (the coverage is mainly Basic Latin, Latin Extended-A and Latin-1 Supplement at this stage) but it is already very useful as such and has great potential to grow to support more Unicode blocks as needed.
This open font project is being generously sponsored by the TeX Users Group Development Fund which you can contribute to.
You can also use Inconsolata directly from your TeX environment using newer implementations like XeTeX or pdfTeX.
Alright, how do I get it?
Thanks to work done by the Debian fonts task force (See the corresponding Alioth project), Inconsolata is now available in Debian unstable and Debian testing. It will soon be sync-ed to Ubuntu.
It is co-maintained by the pkg-fonts team and the mirror Ubuntu fonts team. These teams are part of the open font movement working on improving the availability of high-quality open fonts, packaging the existing ones, integrating them with the wider free desktop stack, getting a toolkit together to do open font design and of course engaging more designers to release fonts under the OFL.
You can find other open fonts designed by Raph on his OFL fonts page
Free the glyphs :)
published on Sun Aug 12 05:05:18 2007 in packages-news
Have you ever wished to know where are those files that waste space on your hard drive? Have you ever wondered which folder contained the most gigabytes? Your wishes had become true! xdiskusage is your application.
Using xdiskusage you can discover very easily how your hard drive’s directories are organised, and specially how much space is used in each one.
After executing xdiskusage without arguments, the initial default view is the list of partitions:
If you double-click in some partition you will get the list of bigger directories (sorted from bigger to smaller) and the space that each one is using:
You can double-click in any directory to explore it. Right-clicking shows us a menu to hide, unhide, go in, go out, etc. Just play with it!
xdiskusage is also a fantastic complement to “du”:
$ cd /tmp $ du | xdiskusage
Also you can give any directory as an argument to xdiskusage:
$ xdiskusage /usr/src
One last thing: the -a switch shows files and not only directories:
In Debian there are some alternatives to xdiskusage like:
- gt5: not in Debian Etch. HTML based, needs a browser to navigate (text or graphical)
- baobab: GTK based
- filelight: KDE libs based
- kdirstat: KDE based
The last three of them are more eye candy than xdiskusage. But I preferred a simpler solution, without so much dependencies. Of course: feel free to test and choose!
xdiskusage has been available in both Debian and Ubuntu since a long time ago.
Note that there is a bug that doesn’t allow the application to be launched by app-launchers such as Alt + F2 or menus. It’s a reported bug (Debian bug #276193).
published on Wed Aug 8 05:00:54 2007 in packages-news
Entry submitted by Matej Urbančič. DPOTD needs your help, please contribute!
KRename is a powerful batch renaming tool for KDE that allows to rename lots of files in one step. The design of the program is suitable for both advanced and novice users.
KRename supports batch renaming of files based on a set of predefined and adjustable expressions. It can also copy or move the files to another destination. Among the most notable operations are: case-toggling of file names, numbering and powerful finding and replacing. It supports changing access and modification dates, permissions, and file ownership. It can work recursively. The more demanding audience can do magic with the support for regular expressions. It can be used in tabbed mode or the more comfortable wizard mode, whatever you prefer, when sorting your picture collection, music library or project files.
KRename follows the paradigm of console based commands that can really be used for any purpose. Since not all of us feel comfortable writing our own scripts, such tools really are a perfect replacement. The biggest advantage of KRename is surely its simple and straightforward interface and a great set of possibilities, which gives power even to not so knowledgeable users.
The tabbed mode includes four tabs. On the first tab we select files and directories in many different view modes and sort options, and through support for global KDE file types we can actually see which files are being changed. We need to define what should the program do with the locations of the files in the second tab. Usually we rename existing files in some directory, but the program can also move them to another location. The third tab defines the plug-ins to be used for some special operations, such as using data extracted from the file to determine its new name (it supports avi, ogg, pdf, jpg, bmp, mp3, deb, rpm, emails, etc), changing permissions.
In the last tab we define what exactly we want to do with the settings we selected and how to shape the file name. There are many predefined sets of expressions, but we can also make our own. KRename supports regular expressions, which can really make a difference.
For the wizard mode, the first two steps are very similar to the first two tabs, whereas the third —and last— step combines the other two tabs in a simpler interface.
It has been available in Debian and Ubuntu since a long time ago.
published on Sun Aug 5 05:00:03 2007 in packages-news
Article submitted by Romain Beauxis. We have run out of good articles! Please help DPOTD and submit good articles about software you like!
Liquidsoap is a powerful audio stream generator designed to work with icecast as a source client. It was built for the campus net-radio of the Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon. The tough requirements included: accepting user requests, handling remote files and play lists, scheduling special programs, mixing jingles in the stream, interacting with the website or an IRC bot, etc.
The special thing of Liquidsoap is that instead of building an ad-hoc solution for that single net-radio, it was developed as a flexible tool with which you can combine as you like the features that you want. Hence, it has then been used successfully for several other net-radios, for which the usual streaming tools weren’t enough.
Describing an audio stream can be very complex: several inputs (files, stream relaying, sound card input) that can be combined in various ways (audio processing, mixing, track scheduling, fall-backs) and finally be output in various other ways (several servers, contents and formats). To make it easy without losing expressive power, Liquidsoap uses its own little scripting language for configuration.
That language has a notion of audio stream and request, and has built-in functions for combining streams in various ways. Some of its main features are:
- It is statically typed: your stream never crashes because you made a typo in a dark corner of the configuration.
- Types are inferred: you don’t have to write them.
- It is functional: you can define your own compound operations, but functions are also used to describe transitions from one stream to another.
Liquidsoap is quite versatile: it can be used as a daemon or as a command-line tool, and is not restricted to streaming to an icecast server, it can also stream to your local sound card!
If you are not aware of the way a web radio can be built using icecast, you may want to read some more documentation on this topic. In short, icecast accepts sources connections, and relays the data from these sources to its listeners. Liquidsoap acts as a source.
Let’s begin with a very simple example… Let’s say that you run an icecast server at host
myhost with the password for sources being
hackmeimcool, and you want to stream in Ogg/Vorbis a single looped file (it can be Ogg/Vorbis, MP3, WAV, even AAC on the SVN version). Then this may do the job for you:
$ liquidsoap 'output.icecast.vorbis(host="myhost",password="hackmeimcool", mount="mystream.ogg",single("/path/to/my/file"))'
Another possible usage is to relay a net-radio to your sound card using libao. For this you may try:
$ liquidsoap 'output.ao(fallback(track_sensitive=false, [input.http("http://www.dolebrai.net:8000/dolebrai.ogg"),blank()]))'
Liquidsoap can also be used as a scripting language, so the following does both previous examples:
#!/usr/bin/liquidsoap # Set log to stdout and /tmp set log.stdout = true set log.dir = "/tmp" # Output a file to an icecast server file = single("/path/to/my/file") output.icecast.vorbis(host="myhost",password="hackmeimcool", mount="mystream.ogg",file) # Output a net-radio locally: radio = fallback(track_sensitive=false,[input.http("http://www.dolebrai.net:8000/dolebrai.ogg"),blank()]) output.ao(radio)
The complete API is available here. We have not presented many cool features, such as:
- sound effects;
- custom transitions;
- sound card I/O;
- interaction with other components (website, external scheduler) in a more complex framework;
- many others…
This presentation of Liquidsoap was very very short… This is not the place for a tutorial, so let’s finish instead with a power user example, which I hope will make you eager to learn more. Just download and run, there’s nothing to edit!
- Download this as test.liq
- Run it with this command: liquidsoap test.liq and listen!
Optionally you can test the following:
$ telnet localhost 1234 q.push /path/to/file
If you are interested in a very flexible way to design your audio stream, feel free to visit our website, drop us a mail at email@example.com or join our IRC channel, #savonet at Freenode. Liquidsoap is available in Debian testing and unstable, it hasn’t been uploaded to Ubuntu yet.
published on Wed Aug 1 05:00:13 2007 in packages-news
Article submitted by LordRich. We have run out of good articles! Please help DPOTD and submit good articles about software you like!
apt-listbugs is a tool designed to warn the user about critical bugs of packages that are about to be installed or upgraded. Once installed, each time you use aptitude or apt-get it will be run, and if it detects any critical bugs will stop to ask the user what to do.
For using it, usually you don’t need more than installing it. But note that it will run after downloading the packages, so be patient. Here you can see it in action when installing
# apt-get install cogito Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The following extra packages will be installed: git-core libdigest-sha1-perl liberror-perl Suggested packages: git-arch git-cvs git-svn git-email git-daemon-run gitk gitweb Recommended packages: git-doc The following NEW packages will be installed: cogito git-core libdigest-sha1-perl liberror-perl 0 upgraded, 4 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded. Need to get 0B/2569kB of archives. After unpacking 6087kB of additional disk space will be used. Do you want to continue [Y/n]? Reading package fields... Done Reading package status... Done Retrieving bug reports... Done Parsing Found/Fixed information... Done serious bugs of cogito ( -> 0.18.2-3) <pending> #427182 - cogito - FTBFS: FAIL 14: verifying repo2 Summary: cogito(1 bug) Are you sure you want to install/upgrade the above packages? [Y/n/?/...] ?
After finding out exactly why the packages are listed as having critical bugs, the user can then either decide to continue the installation anyway by answering y (the default) or stop immediately by answering n.
apt-listbugs has been available in both Debian and Ubuntu since a long time ago.