Gil writes about the awesome Firefox ad campaign running currently in Berlin Alexanderplatz. Good stuff!read more
19 Years and still rocking! Huge thanks to all contributors for making this happen and a happy birthday Debian!read more
Why makes it git so hard to use a self signed SSL certificate in conjunction with the https protocol?
At work we have a server for shared git repositories. For some reasons we can't use the ssh protocoll to acces the repositories so we looked into the git-http-backend. So far so good but we want it encrypted, of course. So we used SSL with our self signed certificate:
git clone https://git.example.com/public Cloning into 'public'... error: server certificate verification failed. CAfile: /etc/ssl/certs/ca-certificates.crt CRLfile: none while accessing https://git.example.com/public/info/refs fatal: HTTP request failed
Huh? Looking deeper into the problem it turns out that git uses curl for the http(s) transport and curl refuses to work with SSL certificates it cannot verify.
Ok, that's not a bad thing. To circumvent that you can either set an environment ...read more
I'm looking for a good graphics tablet. I'll mainly use it for post processing DSLR photos with Raw Therapee, Bibble, and Gimp. It should be cheaper than 200 EUR and must work with Debian/Sid (of course). I'd rather not have to install any fancy drivers, it should work out of the box.
Any suggestions?read more
A few days ago I found this blog explaining how to improve the tab completion by tinkering with your .inputrc.
The magic lines are:
set show-all-if-ambiguous on set completion-ignore-case on set completion-map-case on
Last two lines make tab-completion ignore case, hyphens, underscores, the first one spares you one tab when more than one match was found. Very neat! I would have never found out, since there wasn't even an .inputrc in my home directory.
Do you know any other cool .inputrc-tricks?read more
is it possible to tell aptitude to show older versions of a package next to the currently available one if it is still present inread more
/var/cache/apt/archives? Like it does when you use unstable and experimental side by side? I know that aptitude does not really support downgrades of packages, but showing those packages directly in aptitude if available in the cache is a lot easier than searching them in the file system and installing them manually, especially if you don't know where they hide.
Note to self:
when configuring awstats using lighttpd logfiles, you have to use the following log format:
LogFormat="%host %virtualname %logname %time1 %methodurl %code %bytesd %refererquot %uaquot"
neighter 1 nor 4 will work correctly.read more
Every other year or so I feel the need to clean up my Debian system and remove the installed packages I'm not interested in anymore. I remember there was a nice aptitude pattern to search for packages which I have manually installed (i.e. which were not installed to satisfy a dependency). Ideally I would then go through the (presumably short) list of packages and remove the ones I don't need any more.
Since I always forget the aptitude pattern to search for those packages, I google for something like "list of manually installed packages" and find a solution like:read more
aptitude search ‘~i !~M’. Although this solution is not wrong, it is not quite what I was looking for. Sure, it will find you all packages which are installed and not installed to satisfy a dependency, but it also contains packages of priorities: required, important and ...
I recently switched from KDE to Gnome 3 and I am so far very happy with the decision. One thing that bothers me since then is that the sound does not work when restarting the computer or waking it up from suspend. After a while I figured that a simpleread more
sudo killall pulseaudiofixes the problem -- but only until the next reboot. Has anyone a hint what the problem could be/ I found quite a few similar problem descriptions on the internet but with no satisfying solutions so far.
Having broke my elbow last week, I'm experiencing serious trouble typing with only one hand on the computer. I know that there is speech to text software, but I was never really interested in that -- until now of course. Is there any good software available on Linux you can recommend?read more
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