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Name: Ricardo Mones
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Are we there yet?

Not really, but next release is very near ;-)

Syndicated 2015-07-11 14:20:16 from Ricardo Mones

MTFAQ

MTFAQ: /ˈɛmtiːfak/, n.

  1. More Than FAQ

  2. When a developer has become so tired of a FAQ that decides to doc it or even change the code to remove the FAQ from the list, it's said that FAQ has become an MTFAQ.

Syndicated 2015-06-04 08:09:26 from Ricardo Mones

Downgrading to stable

This weekend I had to downgrade my home desktop to stable thanks to a strange Xorg bug which I've been unable to identify among the current ones. Both testing and sid versions seem affected and all you can see after booting is this:


The system works fine otherwise and can be accessed via ssh, but restarting kdm doesn't help to fix it, it just changes the pattern. Anyway, as explaining a toddler he cannot watch his favourite youtube cartoons because suddenly the computer screen has become an abstract art work is not easy I quickly decided to downgrade.

Downgrading went fine, using APT pinning to fix stable and apt-get update/upgrade/dist-upgrade after that, but today I noticed libreoffice stopped working with this message:

Warning: failed to launch javaldx - java may not function correctly
/usr/lib/libreoffice/program/soffice.bin: error while loading shared libraries: libreglo.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory


All I found related to that is a post on forums, which didn't help much (neither the original poster nor me). But just found the library was not missing, it was installed:

# locate libreglo.so
/usr/lib/ure/lib/libreglo.so


But that was not part of any ldconfig conf file, hence the fix was easy:

# echo '/usr/lib/ure/lib' > /etc/ld.so.conf.d/libreoffice-ure.conf
# ldconfig


And presto! libreoffice is working again :-)

Syndicated 2015-05-26 10:11:33 from Ricardo Mones

Bye bye DebConf15

Yep, I had planned to go, but given the last mail from registration seems there's a overwhelming number of sponsorship requests, so I've dediced to withdraw my request. There's lots of people doing much more important things for Debian than me which deserve that help. Having to complete my MSc project does also help to take this decision, of course.

I guess the Debian MIA meeting will have to wait for next planetary alignment ;-) well, not really, any other member of the team can set up it, hint! hint!

See you in DebConf17 or a nearby local event!

Syndicated 2015-05-04 08:37:12 from Ricardo Mones

An useful new feature of git

Just read in LWN that git 2.2.0 is coming with the support for signed pushes. What's that? Well, name says it all: you can sign with your public PGP key the 'git push' operation, which of course can be checked on the corresponding server side hook.

This opens a new way of contributing to public repositories without the need to have an actual account on the machine, which is always good for sysadmins :-) and security, of course. In the case of Claws Mails, translators could be pushing their translations, for example, which cold be also good for our release manager too ;-).

Syndicated 2014-12-02 23:46:22 from Ricardo Mones

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