These are my notes on working with Debian systems and related tools.
~G searches the tag field. Like,
aptitude search ~Gwork-with::video.
~i searches installed packages.
To downgrade a package in unstable, add a sources.list entry for testing, then
aptitude update and
aptitude install package/testing.
To list the contents of a package, use
ar tv <package file>. Or, use
the package source tree.
debi to test installing the package.
To list all the packages with a particular maintainer, you can do
grep-available -sMaintainer,Package firstname.lastname@example.org.
To list all of the packages that depend on python, try:
grep-available -F Depends python -s Package,Depends
apt-cache rdepends python
Install git-buildpackage and git-doc.
Generate the debian/changelog file:
git-dch —release —meta —full —git-author
Commit the changelog and build the package:
git commit -a -m "debian/changelog for release"
/etc/hostname and then run
I had to get into this to get my thinkpad keys working.
lsinput shows input devices.
input-event monitors input devices.
http://www.debian.org/devel/: The Developer's Corner.
http://db.debian.org/: Queries about developers and machines.
http://www.debian.org/devel/wnpp/: The Work Needing and Prospective Packages list. What's orphaned, what needs new maintainers, what's being packaged and what would be nice to have packaged.
http://qa.debian.org/: The Debian Quality Assurance headquarters. Help is appreciated!
http://bugs.debian.org/: The bug tracking system (BTS).
http://www.debian.org/security/: Security related info. Please read their FAQ, as it will save you (and others) a lot of headaches.
http://packages.debian.org/: Information about packages in the Debian archive.
http://buildd.debian.org/: Build status of Debian packages.
http://lists.debian.org/: Mailing list subscription and archives.
http://qa.debian.org/developer.php: Provides you with an overview of all your packages.
http://lintian.debian.org/: Automated lintian tests on all packages in the Debian Archive.
http://www.netfort.gr.jp/~dancer/column/libpkg-guide/: Debian Library Packaging guide.
http://packages.qa.debian.org/: The Package Tracking System.
http://people.debian.org/~walters/descriptions.html: A small Guide "Writing Debian package descriptions".
https://buildd.debian.org/~luk/status/: Watch your package status.
http://ftp-master.debian.org/REJECT-FAQ.html: Frequently asked questions about why a package is rejected from the NEW queue.
http://www.debian.org/vote/2006/vote_001: The vote on the GFDL
rc-alert downloads the list of release-critical bugs, and outputs a list of installed packages with rc bugs.
||grep bin/||shuf -n10 is a fun way to learn about other devscripts.|
You see, I consider that a man's brain originally is like a little empty
attic, and you have to stock it with such furniture as you choose. A fool
takes in all the lumber of every sort he comes across, so that the knowledge
which might be useful to him gets crowded out, or at best is jumbled up with
a lot of other things, so that he has difficulty in laying his hands upon it.
Now the skilful workman is very careful indeed as to what he takes into his
brain-attic. He will have nothing but the tools which may help him in doing
his work, but of these he has a large assortment, and all in the most perfect
order. It is a mistake to think that that little room has elastic walls and
can distend to any extent. Depend upon it there comes a time when for every
addition of knowledge you forget something that you knew before. It is of
the highest importance, therefore, not to have useless facts elbowing out
the useful ones.
-- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, "A Study in Scarlet"
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