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 …:… Continue reading Perl’s DBD::Oracle vs Debian

“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… Continue reading “Oracle Instant Client” vs Debian (resp. Ubuntu)

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.… Continue reading updating my cygwin installation left me in trouble again — was: Microsoft Windows and the X Window System

Cygwin Ports

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

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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? …

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

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