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I do software development for a living and as a hobby (examples). My favorite language (and ecosystem) is Python, and my OS of choice is Debian.


Feb
7
comment How to search for packages that are no longer available for installation?
Actually, autoclean just removes packages from the cache. It doesn't uninstall them. Remember the cache is where packages are kept so they don't have to be re-fetched from a repo in case of a re-install.
Feb
7
comment Why do we use su - and not just su?
Thanks for the laughs ;)
Feb
7
comment How to search for packages that are no longer available for installation?
Yes, I did an update.
Feb
7
comment How to search for packages that are no longer available for installation?
The command rpm -qa doesn't return anything, even though I have packages installed via alien; Has it worked for you before?
Feb
7
comment How to search for packages that are no longer available for installation?
autoclean doesn't work as advertised; I guess I must file a bug
Feb
7
asked How to search for packages that are no longer available for installation?
Feb
7
revised What are the cons of posting dmidecode output publicly?
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Feb
7
revised How to create strong passwords in Linux?
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Feb
7
asked What are the cons of posting dmidecode output publicly?
Feb
7
revised Debian 6.0 RC1: Cannot login as root and user is not a sudoer
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Feb
6
revised What functionality do I lose by disabling GDM/KDM/SLIM/CDM etc display managers?
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Feb
6
comment What makes CentOS “enterprisey” compared to “generic” distributions like Ubuntu?
How does RHEL compare with Ubuntu LTS?
Feb
6
comment What makes CentOS “enterprisey” compared to “generic” distributions like Ubuntu?
Are you comparing RHEL with Ubuntu LTS or with normal Ubuntu releases?
Feb
6
asked Is there a GUI alternative to GParted?
Feb
5
comment What happens if a file is modified while you're copying it?
Thanks for asking this one. My 'knowledge' was mostly a guess... until now.
Feb
4
comment Light-weight alternative to Apache
In Debian, apache2 is a meta-package that depends on apache2-mpm-worker or apache2-mpm-prefork or apache2-mpm-event or apache2-mpm-itk, in that order. That is, running apt-get install apache2 will pull in apache2-mpm-worker, and if it's not available, will go on to the next one, and so on.
Feb
4
comment Is there a tool that can monitor bandwidth usage of a single process?
Works quite nicely. Thanks.
Feb
4
revised Is there a tool that can monitor bandwidth usage of a single process?
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Feb
4
comment Is there a tool that can monitor bandwidth usage of a single process?
Sadly, it can't monitor a single process, and it doesn't log. The second requirement (logging) is much more important that the first one though. Oh, and it doesn't run without admin privileges :(
Feb
4
revised Is there a tool that can monitor bandwidth usage of a single process?
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