Month: April 2018

  • Debian: network install from a minimal CD

    https://www.debian.org/CD/netinst/ https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-faq/ch-choosing.en.html#s3.1.11 – “I am currently tracking stable. Can I change to testing or unstable? If so, how?“

  • Perl’s DBD::Oracle vs Debian

    https://metacpan.org/pod/DBD::Oracle https://metacpan.org/release/DBD-Oracle For accessing an Oracle DB server from a client computer (w/o its own Oracle DB server installation) you need “Oracle Instant Client” (a set of packages of installables for various computer architectures, supplied by Oracle for free): http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/database-technologies/instant-client/ You won’t find Oracle Instant Client for Debian (outside your organisation or company), but …: […]

  • “Oracle Instant Client” vs Debian (resp. Ubuntu)

    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/database-technologies/instant-client/ http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/database-technologies/instant-client/overview/ http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/database-technologies/instant-client/downloads/ Of course “Oracle Instant Client” is closed source, does not comply with Debian rules, and cannot / may not be distributed through Debian channels. Oracle supplies RPM files for “Linux x86-64” but no “.deb” files. And presumably both Oracle and also the “Debian Project” disallow redistribution of “Oracle Instant Client” components as Debian […]

  • Oracle Instant Client: “free, light-weight, and easily installed Oracle Database tools, libraries and SDKs for building and connecting applications to an Oracle Database instance”

    http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/database-technologies/instant-client/overview/ http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/database/database-technologies/instant-client/downloads/

  • mintty is a terminal emulator for cygwin, …, and for WSL (Windows Subsystem for Linux)

    http://mintty.github.io http://mintty.github.io/mintty.1.html https://github.com/mintty/utils https://github.com/mintty/mintty/wiki https://github.com/mintty/mintty/wiki/Tips https://github.com/mintty/mintty/wiki/Tips#virtual-tabs  — “… By default, the list is shown in the extended context menu (Ctrl+right-click), …, and the menus opened with the Ctrl+Menu key …“ https://github.com/mintty/mintty/wiki/Tips#using-ctrltab-to-switch-window-pane-in-terminal-multiplexers (GNU Screen, tmux) — “The Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab key combinations can be used to switch …“ https://github.com/mintty/mintty/wiki/Tips#localization

  • updating my cygwin installation left me in trouble again — was: Microsoft Windows and the X Window System

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/X_Window_System https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cygwin/X https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSH_tunnel $ startxwin I usually prefer the rootless way. My applications nowadays “usually” run on a Linux (Debian, …) system or AIX. Update 2018-04-18: After some cygwin updating startxwin prefers to shut down immediately instead of offering me a menu (“xwin-xdg-menu … — an XDG Desktop Menu Specification menu“) in the system tray. […]

  • Cygwin Ports

    http://cygwinports.org https://sourceware.org/cygwinports/

  • how to create a Debian package from an RPM package? “rpm2deb”

    I moved the content to a wiki article, so this article is a little obsolete. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rpm_(software) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alien_(software) https://www.howtoforge.com/converting_rpm_to_deb_with_alien : alien -k … https://salsa.debian.org/perl-team/modules/packages/libdbd-oracle-perl/blob/master/debian/README Open questions: how to deal with dependencies specified within the RPM package? …

  • “Debian package management” on my wiki

  • some of my cygwin utilities started yielding exit code 127 — resolved by a proper reinstallation of cygwin base

    https://superuser.com/a/987617/894039 CAVEAT: Always do a cygwin update outside cygwin: c:…\Downloads> .\setup-x86_64.exe –no-admin I do my cygwin set-up with command line option –no-admin, as I do not have admin rights on that Windows box, so that’s the only way to achieve my personal cygwin installation. I download the file setup-x86_64.exe to the above directory from https://cygwin.com using […]