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How-To: Bzr over ssh with no bzr server

Posted by chantra on 21st August 2008

Bazaar (bzr) is a distributed version control system (VCS) sponsored by Canonical and thus bzr is widely used by the Ubuntu community.

Like any vcs, bzr will let you track the different version of your code locally and let you push the changes to a remote server.

One cool feature of bzr is that you can maintain a remote copy of your code history without having a bzr server running, nor having a copy of bzr on the remote server running and simply by using ssh to transport the data.

This tutorial will not explain how bzr works, but will show the couple few step to create your local repository, add a few files, commit the changes, push them to a remote server and copy the branch newly created to another machine.

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How-To: Import/Export GPG key pair

Posted by chantra on 15th April 2008

This tutorial will show how you can export and import a set of GPG keys from one computer to another.
This way, you can sign/encrypt the same way one different computer.

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How To: fixing Evolution after home directory changed (Failed to append to mbox)

Posted by chantra on 16th March 2008

Lately, I change my main user's username and homedir location. As a result, some application like evolution were kindda broken.

This tutorial will explain how to change some of evolution settings manually in order to fix any issues left from the name change.

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Terminator: A multi-view terminal

Posted by chantra on 23rd February 2008

Terminator gives the possibility of having multiples terminal within the same window.

As such, it makes it easier to handle multiple terminal sessions as for instance, working in one console and monitoring another one without constantly switching from a window to another.

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How-To: getting VMware-server 2.0 beta MUI Remote Console to work with Firefox

Posted by chantra on 31st December 2007

Lately, I have been trying vmware-server 2.0 beta build 63231. It worked pretty well, but for the fact that the Remote Console to the VM was not working through the MUI.

This article will describe the step to take in order to get it working.

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How-To: Customize your Ubuntu Live CD — page 2

Posted by chantra on 22nd December 2007

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series How-To: Customize your Ubuntu Live CD

3. Customizing our future live CD

3.1. Removing packages

First of all, we are going to remove non-english language pack, and in order to free some more space, we are going to remove gnome-games packages.

# apt-get remove --purge gnome-games*
# apt-get remove --purge `dpkg-query -W --showformat='${Package}\n' | grep language-pack | egrep -v '\-en'`

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How-To: Customize your Ubuntu Live CD

Posted by chantra on 22nd December 2007

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series How-To: Customize your Ubuntu Live CD

Live CD are great, they let you try out a distribution without installing it. They allow you to run your favorite distribution on any computer and on the top of this, they become handy to recover a system.

Ubuntu live CD is already packed up with some pretty nifty software that allow you to do pretty much everything with the Live CD, but still, they might be some software you don't need that are include with it or, some software you need might be missing.

Another Pro for this is that by customizing your image, you will be able to install

This tutorial will show the steps to follow in order to customize an Ubuntu Live CD to your need by removing some component and adding some others.

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How-To: Find missing packages with apt-file

Posted by chantra on 14th October 2007

apt-file is a command line tool for searching packages in Debian/Ubuntu repositories.
Unlike apt-cache search, apt-file can find files in uninstalled or can list the content of uninstalled packages.

This tutorial will show how to install apt-file, update and search or list packages and files.

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How-To: Managing services with update-rc.d

Posted by chantra on 5th July 2007

Linux services can be started, stopped and reloaded with the use of scripts stocked in /etc/init.d/.

However, during start up or when changing runlevel, those scripts are searched in /etc/rcX.d/ where X is the runlevel number.

This tutorial will explain how one can activate, deactivate or modify a service start up.

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How-To: Import Thunderbird Emails to Evolution

Posted by chantra on 5th May 2007

Lately, I wanted to make the move from Thunderbird to Evolution.

The main motivation for this move was the fact that Evolution is by far well more integrated with Gnome Desktop, Beagle...

This Tutorial will explain how one can import mails from Thunderbird to Evolution.

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