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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 … 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 … Continue reading

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Anjuta “You must have libtool installed”

Anjuta is an excellent IDE specifically when it comes to writing applications for GNOME. On Debian stable, there seems to be a bug having to do with a missing dependency. When you create a project for the first time using … 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 … Continue reading

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Debian Stretch Release Party in San Francisco

I am planning a Debian Stretch release party in San Francisco. This will take place (tentatively) at the CircleCI office. Dates, times, and details are still a work in progress but I wanted to make this post so that anyone … 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 apt invocation the current bugs … Continue reading

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Using Owncloud Client for Nextcloud Server on Debian Stable

There is no official debian package for the nextcloud client. There have been a handful of RFP bugs reported but it looks like no one has taken this on yet. I want to get more involved with debian packaging so … Continue reading

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Testing Syntax Errors in Apache Config

If you spend any time mucking around config files in Linux you are likely to run into some syntax errors sooner or later. Recently I was setting up cgit on Debian 8 and was banging my head against the wall … Continue reading

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Change the Default Terminal Editor in Debian

Debian comes with a very handy utility called update-alternatives that helps to set default tools for various tasks. It is possible for several programs fulfilling the same or similar functions to be installed on a single system at the same time. … Continue reading

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Installing LXQt on Debian Testing

Introduction Ever since I read about the merger of LXDE and Razor-Qt into the LXQt project I have been patiently waiting for it to be available on Debian. Razor-QT was a beautiful, clean, and fast desktop environment, and LXDE has … Continue reading

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