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February 19 2010

Squeeze Mixxx Jack Portaudio AMD64

squeeze still has no jack support in libportaudio an amd64, ..

.. which is needed to use mixxx with jack

# apt-get source portaudio19  
# apt-get build-dep portaudio19

# cd /portaudio19-19+svn20071207/debian

remove ENABLE_JACK = no from line 48
ENABLE_JACK must be explicitely set to "yes"

# nano debian/rules

# dpkg-buildpackage -rfakeroot -b

# cd ../
# dpkg -i *.deb

mixxx still doesn't detect jack for me, stay tuned. Does work now!

(no) fun! (yet)

Debian Squeeze Nvidia Nano-Howto

10 commands for installing latest nvidia on squeeze

# echo <<EOF >> /etc/apt/sources.list \
deb unstable main non-free contrib \
deb-src unstable main non-free contrib \

# echo 'APT::Default-Release "testing";' >/etc/apt/apt.conf.d/00defaultrelease

# aptitude update
# aptitude install module-assistant nvidia-kernel-common build-essential
# m-a clean nvidia-kernel-source
# m-a purge nvidia-kernel-source
# m-a prepare
# aptitude install nvidia-kernel-source/unstable
# m-a a-i nvidia-kernel-source
# aptitude -t unstable install nvidia-glx nvidia-libvdpau1 nvidia-settings nvidia-libvdpau1-ia32 nvidia-glx-ia32


January 05 2010

obsolete conffiles

finding obsolete conffiles

when updating from lenny to squeeze, one will face two major upgrades of the system:

  • grub becomes grub-legacy and is superceeded by grub2

for people not wanting to convert yet as not everything is supported yet, this can be postponed if desired.

  • sys-rc is being upgraded to innserv

a new, faster system for booting (it looks even faster than upstart to me). its upgrade might fail for some packages on the system not being --purged but just --removed.

getting a list of obsolete conffiles is as simple as

dpkg-query -W -f='${Conffiles}\n' | grep obsolete

if you're absolutely sure you dont need any of the old stuff (possibly including your own customisations) you might as well

dpkg --purge $(dpkg -l|grep ^rc|awk '{print $2}')

which will simply purge all removed but not purged packages.

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