I’ve disabled it, and haven’t needed it. Here’s more on what it’s for:
So it seems you’d only need it if you want auto-discovery for printers and other devices on your network.
You should be able to disable it with:
update-rc.d avahi-daemon disable
This leaves it installed, to satisfy the dependencies you’re seeing, but causes it not to start when you reboot.
To stop it before rebooting:
service avahi-daemon stop
I’m following instructions from Debian Wiki to install skype on Wheezy.
In a nutshell:
# dpkg –add-architecture i386
# apt-get update
# wget -O skype-install.deb http://www.skype.com/…snip
# dpkg -i skype-install.deb
# apt-get -f install
Now at the point when I do `apt-get -f install`, only solution APT offers is to remove skype:i386. While I agree with APT
that there are much better options than Skype(tm), I need to communicate with people inside the walled garden, so for now I’m going to stick with Skype.
me@here:~$ sudo apt-get -f install
Reading package lists… Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information… Done
Correcting dependencies… Done
The following packages will be REMOVED:
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 1 to remove and 55 not upgraded.
1 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 39.2 MB disk space will be freed.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]?
What am I missing? How should I help APT here? Does the wiki page need update?
(Note that I actually had Skype installed a while ago but purged it as it was somehow “broken”: it was missing from Xfce menus and from PATH. So what I’m doing is actually an attempt to
“fix” previous installation.)
I installed postfix+courier with apache and all with virtual host.
Using squirrelmail, users can check and send email.
Is there a gui tools to automatically add/remove/modify own email setting?
For now, I user userdb to handle every user but I’d like permit to do this from gui web interface.
paired my desktop computer and my tablet but file transfers failed. The tablet said the failure was because the computer does not use obexftp so I installed obexftp and obexfs. hciconfig found the bluetooth device to be hci0 so I entered the command
obexfs -b hci0
This was accepted but did not resolve the problem.
I tried obexftpd -c /tmp/inbox -b
as suggested in the man page. The response was
failed to register bluetooth server: Address already in use.
There isn’t a HOWTO on this subject.
Argh. That should teach me not to start an Emacs session as root under X. I completely forgot that this Emacs was a bit special, started Gnus and even replied here…
A recent thread made me aware of the availability of LO4 in wheezy-backports. Then I started wondering what advantages were to be gained from using this version, given that DEB packages are provided by the upstream developers themselves ?
Perhaps less disk space / memory bloat because system libraries can be shared ? Better desktop integration?
Is this documented somewhere ?
I made my minds about wheezy-backports now for a long time, and allow me, to open this discussion.
Pleae correct me, if I am wrong: IMO wheezy-backports is the successor to debian-volatile and is intended for use of debian/stable users (aka wheezy at the moment). As far as I read, packages in wheezy-backports are put into, when the environment of those is chenged and a higher (and newer version) is needed. As an example I want to name here clamav (which needs a newer version, when the virus-database is being updated, some chatprograms like yahoo, ehen a new protocol must be used or new protocols have to be used, but package versions in wheezy do not support them).
If I am correct, then I do not understand, why packages are available in wheezy-backports, but not in debian/testing. According to debian behaviour (I
think the word policy is the wrong choice here), Packages from unstable will be tested, then, if no big bugs appear, get into testing , and when it is stable enough, are put into stable.
And if I am still correct, that ALL packages in wheezy-backports are aimed for the use only in debian/stable, there will appear things, I do not understand.
1. So, how can it be, that i.e. libreoffice in wheezy-backports is version 4.0, whilst in debian/testing it is still 3.5? And the backported version is from unstable, it is 4.0!
2. How can it happen, that everyone is telling me, “Do NOT upgrade ALL
installed packages from wheezy-backports in debian/stable. It will crash your system!” ?
I think, there is a problem with wheezy-backports policy. I like the idea very much, and I think, it is good, but if I am correct in all my points, I think, it is not easy for unexpierenced users, to use wheezy-backports at all.
Pleae apologize, if I am wrong and I am happy, when I will be enlightend.
Posted by: in Debian-User on May 23rd, 2013
Can anyone explain why Debian uses OpenSSL rather than GnuTLS? Is it just that OpenSSL was available first and many packages use it?
Thanks, … Peter E.
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