Category Archives: debian

How to Use Apple AirPods in Debian

If you try to connect Apple AirPods to a computer running Debian, you will be able to pair them without any issues, but unfortunately you will not be able to use them to play any sounds. When I tried to … Continue reading

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Thank you to the Debian Maintainers of Mozilla-related packages team

A few days ago, a critical bug was found in Firefox that disabled all extensions due to an expiring intermediate certificate. This caused a lot of outrage on the internet, and an inconvenience for most users. I run firefox-esr on … Continue reading

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How to Disable Wayland in Debian Testing

I’m running Debian Testing on a laptop, and I would like to disable Wayland because not all of the tools that I use currently have first-class support for it. There is an old post that I used to reference to … Continue reading

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Docker Based Development Environment for Packaging

I started a new repo called sid-builder which provides a docker based development environment for debian packaging. This project follows all of the best practices that were outlined in the Guide for New Maintainers. The benefit of this approach is … Continue reading

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Becoming a Debian Developer

I’ve been using debian for as long as I remember. I’ve always wanted to play a more active role in debian development but for whatever reason I never got around to it. Now that I am 30, older, wiser, I … Continue reading

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Install Netbeans on Debian Stable

Netbeans is a great open source Java IDE. For some reason it is missing from the current stable repository on debian. In order to get it installed as a regular desktop application in Debian Jessie (using GNOME) you should do the following: … Continue reading

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Using gtk-doc with Anjuta on Debian Stable

gtk-doc is a library that helps extract code documentation. When you create a new project with Anjuta it asks if you wish to include gkt-doc. Unfortunately, on Debian stable there seems to be a bug because the autoconf configuration is looking for the … Continue reading

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Terminal Reader Mode with Pandoc and Less

The other day Aosheng send me an article to read from the verge. When I tried to read it, it took about 5 minutes to load because of the 15 various JavaScript things that were running in addition to ads loading in … Continue reading

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Reading gz files with zcat

The Debian Policy Manual dictates that all packages should come with documentation. In order to save space in the debian archive these documents need to be compressed with gzip. There are a ton of these files floating around in the /usr/share/doc directory. Recently I wanted … Continue reading

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Help Out With Packages You Use in Debian

Many new and existing Debian users want to help make the distribution  better but do not quite know where to begin. Debian comes with a very handy package called how-can-i-help which tells you after each aptinvocation the current bugs that are associated with … Continue reading

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