Posted by stylesen
In order to install "lsdiff" command in Debian/Ubuntu GNU/Linux you need to install the patchutils package. You can do:
$ sudo apt-get install patchutils
"lsdiff" is a command to see which files are modified by a patch.
Posted by stylesen

If you would like to compile the latest trunk source of subversion then follow these steps (I assume you are using Debian Etch or Ubuntu Feisty Fawn):

Posted by stylesen

I hear from most of the people from my current company about problems with bcm43xx-fwcutter which is a package added in the Debian and Ubuntu repositories which will help in enabling Broadcom wireless cards. This package downloads some files from some googlepages website and installs it in your machine.

The common problem faced when using bcm43xx-fwcutter with bcm4318 and bcm4310 wireless cards, instead of ndiswrapper is, after sometime your wireless network card becomes inactive. This is basically because of an option in this wireless hardware, when the network card is inactive, ie., there is no transfer of data for some specific amount of time, these cards go to sleep mode when we use the bcm43xx-fwcutter. In order to bring them back you need to do an ifdown and ifup of the wireless interface. This problem does not happen when you use ndiswrapper and configure your wireless network.

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We have the stable release of Iceweasel from Debian both for amd64 and i386 after the release of Debian etch which recently happened on April 8th, 2007. Instead of giving a script to install Iceweasel 2.0 this time I thought I can give the actual .deb file changed to suit the needs of Ubuntu users :) You can download the Iceweasel .deb files for your architecture from the following links: iceweasel_2.0.0.3-1_amd64.deb iceweasel_2.0.0.3-1_i386.deb
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Finally I figured out a way to install Iceweasel web browser in Ubuntu Edgy Eft. In my workplace I use Ubuntu, and miss Debian a lot. One of the cool features in Debian is they have compiled Iceweasel with Indic fonts support which is a feature missing in Ubuntu Edgy Firefox. Due this I face issues when I access tamil pages in Ubuntu's firefox.

Hence, I decided to install Iceweasel in Ubuntu. After a lot of searching I finally found the procedure to use the debian package of Iceweasel from Debian's unstable package repository. The problem in installing the deb package of Iceweasel is the conflict with libfonconfig1, libpango and libpng versions which is available in Debian testing and that available in Ubuntu. I made some small changes to resolve these conflicts in Ubuntu without breaking the consistency of the system :)

Posted by stylesen
On October 24th, 2006 we had the new release of Firefox ie., version 2.0 Release Candidate (RC) 3. I have Ubuntu Dapper Drake in my laptop and wanted to update my firefox to the new version. I found the installation of firefox is somewhat tricky because it does not have the usual way of configure/make/make install cycle. There was also another happy news today that Ubuntu's latest release Edgy (6.10) is out which has all the latest softwares including Firefox2.0. But I was not in a position to update my Dapper to Edgy today, but I decided to get Firefox2 in my Dapper and this is how I did it with the help of the following script which I obtained from Ubuntu forum:

wma support in xmms

19 Oct 2006
Posted by stylesen

Recently I installed Ubuntu Dapper Drake in my laptop and started to use it as I do with my Debian system. But still I ve learnt how to configure wireless cards in GNU/Linux so I ll try to get my favourite distro Debian GNU/Linux in my laptop.

I use xmms to listen to music and I ve installed it in my Ubuntu box. But unfortunately I have a lot of .wma files. So I wanted to get wma support in my xmms. For the above I did the following.

sudo apt-get install alien
wget http://mcmcc.bat.ru/xmms-wma/xmms-wma-1.0.5-1.i386.rpm
sudo alien xmms-wma-1.0.5-1.i386.rpm
sudo dpkg -i xmms-wma_1.0.5-2_i386.deb