Factoids containing URLs (5837 results)

Factoid KeyFactoid Value
C: 2004-11-02
!debpage culus
C: 1970-01-01
<reply> culus's debpage is at http://www.debian.org/~jgg/
!homepage docelic
C: 2002-11-10
<reply> docelic's homepage is at http://www.linuks.mine.nu/~docelic/
!homepage whee
C: 1970-01-01
<reply> whee's homepage is at http://freshmeat.net/~whee/
C: 2001-04-07
at http://www.microsoft.com"
C: 2001-12-16
at http://slashdot.org"
"which package" #del#
C: 2002-10-05
#debian honorable mention
C: 2005-08-18
at http://arstechnica.com/columns/linux/linux-20050102.ars/2
#debian stats
M: 2004-01-06
C: 2001-05-25
the channel of Da Linux French Page (http://linuxfr.org )
C: 2004-09-09
<reply>How to Use Apostrophes: http://www.angryflower.com/bobsqu.gif
C: 2001-10-15
see http://bugs.debian.org/113458
M: 2012-08-02
<reply>From the Apache HTTPD Server Tutorial (http://httpd.apache.org/docs/current/howto/htaccess.html): "You should avoid using .htaccess files completely if you have access to httpd main server config file. Using .htaccess files slows down your Apache http server. Any directive that you can include in a .htaccess file is better set in a Directory block, as it will have the same effect with better performance."
.local domain
M: 2010-10-02
<reply>.local is a pseudo-top-level domain for private networks. If you want to administer this domain manually using a name server like <bind> or in your <hosts> files, you should ensure that /etc/nsswitch.conf doesn't contain "mdns" entries for the hosts line in that case. Alternatively, you can let <avahi> manage the domain for you using <mdns>. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.local http://wiki.debian.org/ZeroConf
C: 2016-10-19
<reply>~/.xsessionrc is read by startx and by all display managers, before starting the X session. See <https://wiki.debian.org/EnvironmentVariables> and <https://wiki.debian.org/Xsession>.
C: 1970-01-01
slashdot is at http://slashdot.org/ (Aitch Tea Tea Pee Colon slash slash slash dot dot org)
M: 2003-08-31
/usr/src/linux is there should not be a symlink to/from /usr/src/linux on any machine. An explanation from the Linux creator himself is on http://www.linuxmafia.com/~rick/linux-info/usr-src-linux-symlink
0.8.1 mozilla
C: 2001-04-16
http://www.markybob.com/mozilla/ without debug, with ssl, with mail...config is here http://www.markybob.com/mozilla/deb/mozconfig
13-year-old hacker
C: 2001-06-05
at http://www.grc.com/dos/grcdos.htm
M: 2003-08-07
lamer talk for cool,, or shitkitty talk, or http://www.googlism.com/where_is/1/1337/
2.3.x #del#
C: 2000-05-30
an UNSTABLE kernel series, however it could do with some testing. Available at ftp://ftp.COUNTRY.kernel.org/pub/linux/v2.3
C: 2001-08-19
Check out http://www.kernel.org/mirrors/ for more information on locations and (more importantly) mirror sites. "The Wonderful World Of Linux 2.4" article at http://linuxtoday.com/news_story.php3?ltsn=2001-01-05-007-04-NW-LF-KN details all the improvements. Be sure to "wget http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/crypto/v2.4/patch-int-" The kernel README states it requires gcc 2.91.66. see '2.4 potato'
2.4 firewall #del#
C: 2001-03-11
http://smaland.2y.net/temp/my_2.4_firewall.sh (courtesy of sec)
2.4 kernel for potato
C: 2001-09-21
at http://www.fs.tum.de/~bunk/kernel-24.html
2.4 mirrors #del#
C: 2001-01-05
at ftp://ftp.sunet.se/pub/Linux/kernels/v2.4/
2.4 potato
M: 2002-01-26
http://www.fs.tum.de/~bunk/kernel-24.html, or http://www.debian.org/News/2001/20010415, or bunk retired and links aren't working now
C: 2001-02-28
2.4.0 press release #del#
C: 2000-10-09
at http://www.angelfire.com/ma3/jpranevich/linux/press.txt -- it's not final.
C: 2002-01-10
<reply> http://www.uwsg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0111.2/1677.html or filesystem corruption, DON'T USE!
C: 2002-02-28
really 2.4.18-rc3, the -rc4 patch didn't make it in, and will be in in .19-pre1 - /. sums up here http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=02/02/25/2121241
2.4.20bug #DEL#
M: 2003-05-22
look at http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=194287 || as it says there, gcc-3.3 cannot compile 2.4 kernels, apt-get install gcc-3.2gcc-2.95 then update-alternatives --config /usr/bin/gcc
2.4.26 bug
C: 2004-08-17
2.4.x #del#
M: 2002-11-13
the Kernel of Pain, <http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=02/01/17/0240242>, ask me about <2.4.11>, <2.4.15>, <2.4.18>, <2.4.19>, <2.4.20>, <text.exit>, <nfs client>, <ptrace>, <pcmcia fix>
2.4.x swap
M: 2001-11-16
on kernel 2.4 your effective total virtual memory will be max(swap,RAM) instead of the sum swap+RAM like in kernel 2.2. So temporarily, the old "use twice your RAM size for swap" makes some sense. Not using swap at all still makes sense too if you've got enough RAM for your needs. See http://boudicca.tux.org/hypermail/linux-kernel/2001week11/0495.html and 0534.html, or it's now fixed with 2.4.10+
M: 2003-07-14
look at http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=194287 as it says there, gcc-3.3 cannot compile 2.4.x kernels (x <= 20), apt-get install gcc-3.2 or gcc-2.95 (preferred) then edit the top level Makefile before you make dep with: perl -pi.bak -e 's/gcc/gcc-2.95/' Makefile, or gcc-3.3 compiles 2.4.21-rc3 and up just fine. The latest kernel-source-2.4.20 packages are buildable with gcc 3.3
2.4bug #DEL#
M: 2003-05-23
look at http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=194287 as it says there, gcc-3.3 cannot compile 2.4 kernels, apt-get install gcc-3.2 or gcc-2.95 (preferred) then ln -sf /etc/alternatives/cc /usr/bin/gcc then run <for i in "gcc-2.95 10" "gcc-3.2 20" "gcc-3.3 30"; do update-alternatives --install /usr/bin/gcc cc /usr/bin/$i ; done> (without the <> of course) then update-alternatives --config cc continued in 2.4bug2
M: 2005-02-11
/msg dpkg kp, http://www.codemonkey.org.uk/docs/post-halloween-2.6.txt, http://www.desktop-linux.net/debkernel.htm, apt-get install module-init-tools in order to load modules on 2.6, http://www.kniggit.net/wwol26.html for 2.4 to 2.6 differences long summary
2.6 #DEL#
M: 2003-07-14
2.6.0-test is there. Read Documentation/Changes. The announcement is at http://lkml.org/archive/2003/7/13/259/index.html. Don't whine if your system breaks. http://codemonkey.org.uk/post-halloween-2.5.txt
2.6 help
C: 2003-12-18
<reply> http://kerneltrap.org/node/view/799
2.6 input faq
M: 2005-07-14
<reply> Please read http://kerneltrap.org/node/2199
2.6 mouse
M: 2009-07-12
modprobe psmouse; modprobe mousedev; echo -e "psmouse\nmousedev" >> /etc/modules and choose mouse device /dev/input/mice and mouse type ExplorerPS/2. See http://kerneltrap.org/node/view/2199 or the #debian FAQ (http://wiki.debian.org/OtherHardware#MyPS.2BAC8-2mousenolongerworkswitha2.6.xkernel).
2.6 ramdisk
C: 2004-01-10
<reply>If you use an initrd with 2.6, add a line like this to your lilo.conf and rerun lilo: 'append="ramdisk_size=5120"'. See also http://bugs.debian.org/226843
M: 2003-08-16
http://kerneltrap.org/node/view/799 or http://www.ussg.iu.edu/hypermail/linux/kernel/0307.1/1805.html or http://lwn.net/Articles/39901/
2.6.24 acpi #del#
M: 2008-02-18
<reply>The early Debian packages for kernel 2.6.24 did not supply the /proc interface for acpi which meant that many battery monitoring tools wouldn't work. The latest kernel packages (from 2.6.24-3) have reenabled ACPI_PROCFS_POWER for the time being. See http://bugs.debian.org/462305
2.6.8 burning #del#
C: 2004-12-16
C: 2004-10-19
http://ngc891.blogdns.net/index.php?2004/09/21/3-patched-nvidia-drivers , temporarily.
C: 2004-05-04
http://www.desktop-linux.net/debkernel.htm this is the BEST 2.6 tutorial for Debian GNU/Linux. Nothing else can compare.
2007 debate
C: 2007-03-10
The 2007 Debian project leader debate will happen on irc today, March 10th, 2007 at 21:30 UTC. "/join #debian-dpl-debate" on "/server irc.debian.org" to watch the debate, and "/join #debian-dpl-discuss" to discuss the debate as it happens. See http://www.debian.org/vote/2007/vote_001 for more information.
M: 2001-11-01
talon's blackjack program. It is currently in version 0.3beta, or the standard port for ftp://ftp.
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.linux.org.uk/VERSION/relnotes.2211.html
C: 2000-04-07
a great magazine published by the people at http://www.2600.org/
2g limit
C: 2001-04-29
M: 2006-09-01
<reply>Sarge 3.1r3 was released September 1, 2006: http://lists.debian.org/debian-announce/debian-announce-2006/msg00004.html
M: 2006-12-06
the update of Debian 3.1, released on 2006-11-06. http://www.us.debian.org/News/2006/20061106
C: 1970-01-01
now available, woohoo. Experimental .debs are at http://samosa.debian.org/~branden/xfree86-334/
M: 2011-07-24
<reply>The Billion BiPAC 3012G is an 802.11g USB wireless LAN device (USB ID 0bda:8187). It contains a Realtek RTL8187L chipset; for device support on Debian systems, ask me about <rtl818x>. http://www.billion.com/product/wireless/bipac3012g-wireless-usb-adapter.html
M: 2001-07-07
a kickass rock band that supports the open source community and who's homepage can be found at http://www.idir.net/~scoryell/311/311HomePage.html, or on the warped tour.. warpedtour.com
M: 2002-02-23
what amir and Error403 are, or the s3cr3t l4uNch c0d3, or s***! that's the combination on my luggage!, or prime, or http://www.antioffline.com/rfc31337.txt
C: 2001-03-04
the voodoo 3500tv version. See http://sourceforge.net/projects/v3tv/ to get the tv stuff working.
C: 2003-06-22
M: 2014-04-26
<reply>389 Directory Server (formerly Fedora Directory Server) is an open source enterprise-class <LDAP> server, a rebranded variant of Red Hat Directory Server. Packaged in <unstable>. http://port389.org/ #389 on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2002-05-14
<reply> are ethernet cards that can be configured using the 3c5x9utils package. the docs for this package are available at scyld.com, or the original DOS (yek) utils can be downloaded from ftp://ftp.warande.net/pub/dos/3c5x9n.exe, or if you have an ISA NIC that can send but not receive anything, try to change IRQ for the NIC in BIOS
M: 2001-03-06
http://boudicca.tux.org/hypermail/linux-kernel/2001week08/0429.html, or (fixed in 2.4.2-ac5), or ac12 REBREAKS this, don't use ac12
M: 2010-03-21
<reply>3D acceleration requires kernel support, X server support, some other library packages, and that your account be in the "video" group. Ask me about <nvidia>, <ati>. See also http://www.free3d.org/ for documentation references and performance benchmarks.
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.3dftp.com but it's only for windows right now
C: 2000-08-14
a projects aiming to provide a virtual reality shell. It can be found on http://threedsia.sourceforge.net
M: 2009-11-30
<reply>3G is a generation of standards for mobile phones and mobile telecommunications services (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3G). If you have a 3G/3G+/HSDPA modem, you may wish to see http://www.pharscape.org/Linux-and-3G.html to get it working on Linux. http://wiki.debian.org/Modem/3G . See also <usb_modeswitch>.
3g modem
C: 2008-07-24
C: 2003-11-08
<reply> see the best quake3 mod ever. capture the flag with style at http://www.threewave.com/.
M: 2010-08-08
M: 2008-10-25
<reply> Debian GNU/Linux 4.0r4 was released on July 26th, 2008. This release contains an updated installer, the network-console installation option is no longer vulnerable to the issue described in <DSA1571>. It also includes 2.6.24 kernel images and related new packages, to provide support for hardware requiring updated drivers. http://www.debian.org/News/2008/20080726 Also ask me about <etchnhalf>. See also <4.0r4a>.
C: 2008-08-10
<reply> Debian GNU/Linux 4.0r4a was released on July 31st, 2008. This release is a minor update to <4.0r4>, additional packages were included. http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/etch/ChangeLog
M: 2008-10-26
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 4.0r5 was released on October 23rd, 2008. http://www.debian.org/News/2008/20081023
C: 2008-12-18
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 4.0r6 was released on December 17, 2008. This revision corrects security issues present in the Etch release, along with miscellaneous bugfixes. http://www.debian.org/News/2008/20081218
M: 2009-04-29
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 4.0r7 was released on February 9th, 2009. This revision corrects security issues present in the Etch release, along with adjustments for serious problems. http://www.debian.org/News/2009/20090210
M: 2009-04-13
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 4.0r8 was released on April 8th, 2009. This revision corrects security issues present in the <oldstable> release, along with adjustments for serious problems. http://www.debian.org/News/2009/20090408
M: 2010-05-23
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 4.0r9 was released on 22nd May, 2010. It is the final point release of <etch>, incorporating all security updates (with one exception) issued since <4.0r8>. http://www.debian.org/News/2010/20100522 . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>. See also <etch->lenny>.
C: 1970-01-01
<reply> Trident 4DWave-DX/NX are PCI soundcards with full open source drivers, drivers are available at http://www.alsa-project.org 4DWave-NX is available at http://www.hoontech.com
M: 2013-09-05
<reply> Modern (S)ATA drives have 4k sectors, which when not accounted for, can cause performance problems. See https://ata.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/ATA_4_KiB_sector_issues , http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-4kb-sector-disks/ and http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2011/01/msg02021.html for more information.
M: 2009-04-13
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.1 was released on April 11th, 2009. This is the first update of <lenny> and the first point release to use a micro version number (i.e. 5.0.1 instead of 5.0r1). This update corrects security problems within the <oldstable> release, along with adjustments for serious problems. http://www.debian.org/News/2009/20090411 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2012-03-11
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.10 was released on March 10th, 2012. It is the final point release for <lenny>, incorporating all security updates issued since <5.0.9>. This was produced just to collect all previous changes; it is not a sign that you should continue to use this unsupported release. Ask me about <lenny->squeeze>. http://www.debian.org/News/2012/20120310
M: 2009-06-27
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.2 was released on June 27th, 2009. This update corrects security problems within the <oldstable> release, along with adjustments for serious problems. http://www.debian.org/News/2009/20090627 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2009-10-01
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.2a is a rebuild of the <5.0.2> installation images to correct a major bug relating to package installation ordering. There were no <update CD>/DVD images produced for 5.0.2a. http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/archive/5.0.2a/
M: 2009-09-05
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.3 was released on September 4th, 2009. This update corrects security problems within the <oldstable> release, along with adjustments for serious problems. Support for the Intel 82574L and Broadcom NetXtreme II 10Gb Ethernet controllers was introduced. http://www.debian.org/News/2009/20090905 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2010-01-30
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.4 was released on January 30th, 2010. This update corrects security problems within the <oldstable> release, along with a number of improvements to the installer and additional hardware support. http://www.debian.org/News/2010/20100130 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2010-06-26
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.5 was released on June 26th, 2010. This update corrects security problems within the <oldstable> release, along with adjustments for serious problems. Support for Atheros AR8131/AR8132, Broadcom BCM5716/BCM5716S and ServerEngines BladeEngine2/3 Ethernet controllers was introduced. http://www.debian.org/News/2010/20100626 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2010-09-04
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.6 was released on September 4th, 2010. This update corrects security problems within the <oldstable> release, along with adjustments for serious problems. Support for Intel 82567LF-3, 82567LM-3, 82567LM-4 and 82583V Ethernet controllers was introduced. http://www.debian.org/News/2010/20100904 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2010-11-27
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.7 was released on November 27th, 2010. This update corrects security problems within the <oldstable> release, along with adjustments for serious problems. http://www.debian.org/News/2010/20101127 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2011-01-23
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.8 was released on January 22nd, 2011. This update corrects security problems within the <oldstable> release, along with adjustments for serious problems. http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20110122 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2011-10-01
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 5.0.9 was released on October 1st, 2011. This update corrects security problems within the <lenny> release, along with adjustments for serious problems. http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20111001 http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/lenny/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2011-03-19
<reply>Debian 6.0.1 was released on March 19th, 2011. This update corrects security problems within the <stable> release, along with adjustments for serious problems. Support for installation on additional hardware is introduced. http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20110319 http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/squeeze/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>. See also <6.0.1a>.
M: 2014-07-19
<reply>Debian 6.0.10 was released on July 19th, 2014. This <point release> only copied across the last security updates issued for squeeze, and does not indicate that squeeze is still a supported release. Ask me about <squeeze security> <squeeze-lts>. https://www.debian.org/News/2014/20140719
M: 2011-03-23
<reply>6.0.1a is the version number of a bugfix rebuild of installation images for the <6.0.1> point release. See http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20110329a for more information.
M: 2011-06-25
<reply>Debian 6.0.2 was released on June 25th, 2011. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20110625 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/squeeze/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>. See also <>.
M: 2011-10-08
<reply>Debian 6.0.3 was released on October 8th, 2011. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Support for additional networking hardware (e.g. Broadcom BCM57765 and BCM57785, Intel 82576 ET2 and 82579, Realtek RTL8105E) is introduced. http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20111008 http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/squeeze/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2012-01-28
<reply>Debian 6.0.4 was released on January 28th, 2012. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Support for Intel C600 Series SAS/SATA controllers is introduced, ask me about <isci>. Further details are at http://www.debian.org/News/2012/20120128 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/squeeze/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2012-05-12
<reply>Debian 6.0.5 was released on May 12th, 2012. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. The point release improves compatibility with Linux 3.x kernels. Further details are at http://www.debian.org/News/2012/20120512 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/squeeze/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2012-09-29
<reply>Debian 6.0.6 was released on September 29th, 2012. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at http://www.debian.org/News/2012/20120929 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/squeeze/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2013-02-24
<reply>Debian 6.0.7 was released on Feburary 23rd, 2013. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Some <SAS> drivers were updated to support additional hardware. Further details are at http://www.debian.org/News/2013/20130223 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/squeeze/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2013-10-20
<reply>Debian 6.0.8 was released on October 20th, 2013. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at http://www.debian.org/News/2013/20131020 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/squeeze/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2014-02-15
<reply>Debian 6.0.9 was released on February 15th, 2014. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at http://www.debian.org/News/2014/20140215 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/squeeze/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
C: 1970-01-01
at http://members.aol.com/d2guy/600mhz
C: 2016-04-29
<reply>wget -O - https://dl.google.com/linux/linux_signing_key.pub | apt-key add -
M: 2005-07-11
http://www.debian.org/ports/mips/ http://www.debian.org/ports/alpha/ and http://www.debian.org/ports/amd64/, or http://www.debian.org/ports/ia64/
C: 2008-10-04
<reply>64 Studio is a GNU/Linux distribution <based on Debian>, oriented towards audio/video recording and media production. It uses a custom kernel with realtime patches added. It is not supported in #debian. http://64studio.com/ #64studio on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2006-05-31
at http://www.6bone.org/,an ipv6 backbone tunneled on whatever-it-can until june 6 2006.
M: 2013-06-15
<reply>Debian 7.1 was released on June 15th, 2013. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at http://www.debian.org/News/2013/20130615 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/wheezy/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2016-04-02
<reply>Debian 7.10 was released on April 2, 2016. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at https://www.debian.org/News/2016/2016040202 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/wheezy/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2016-06-05
<reply>Debian 7.11, the final point release for Wheezy, was released on June 4, 2016. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at https://www.debian.org/News/2016/2016060402 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/wheezy/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2013-10-13
<reply>Debian 7.2 was released on October 12th, 2013. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at http://www.debian.org/News/2013/20131012 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/wheezy/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2013-12-15
<reply>Debian 7.3 was released on December 14th, 2013. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at http://www.debian.org/News/2013/20131214 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/wheezy/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2014-02-09
<reply>Debian 7.4 was released on February 8th, 2014. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at http://www.debian.org/News/2014/20140208 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/wheezy/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2014-04-26
<reply>Debian 7.5 was released on April 26th, 2014. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Support for additional Intel Ethernet devices (I210, I211, I217, I218, I354) was introduced. Further details are at http://www.debian.org/News/2014/20140426 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/wheezy/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2014-07-13
<reply>Debian 7.6 was released on July 12th, 2014. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at https://www.debian.org/News/2014/20140712 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/wheezy/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2014-10-18
<reply>Debian 7.7 was released on October 18, 2014. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at https://www.debian.org/News/2014/20141018 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/wheezy/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
C: 2015-01-10
<reply>Debian 7.8 was released on January 10, 2015. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at https://www.debian.org/News/2015/20150110 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/wheezy/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>. See also <7.8 suspend>.
7.8 suspend
M: 2015-01-27
<reply>A regression in Linux 3.2.65 (part of the Debian <7.8> point release) may result in some systems failing to resume after suspending to RAM, by rebooting instead (Debian bug #774436). Fixed packages (3.2.65-1+deb7u1) were introduced as part of a <security> update to resolve this. http://womble.decadent.org.uk/blog/linux-suspendresume-regression-in-debian-78.html
M: 2015-09-05
<reply>Debian 7.9 was released on September 5, 2015. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at https://www.debian.org/News/2015/2015090502 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/wheezy/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2010-03-12
<reply>This is outdated, for Stretch see https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/systemd/PredictableNetworkInterfaceNames/ oldfactoid: udev has the ability to statically rename Ethernet cards based on MAC address. The addresses are configured in /etc/udev/rules.d/70-persistent-net.rules, edit this file to change the mappings. To apply changes: «udevadm trigger» or reload the relevant driver module. See also <udev>.
M: 2005-02-15
a public archive format providing high compression ratio initially implemented by the 7-zip archiver. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/7z . Ask me about <p7zip>.
M: 2015-06-02
<reply>Debian 8.1 was released on June 6, 2015. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at https://www.debian.org/News/2015/20150606 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/jessie/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2017-12-10
<reply> Debian 8.10 was released on Dec 9, 2017. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at https://www.debian.org/News/2017/20171209 and http://deb.debian.org/debian/dists/jessie/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2015-09-05
<reply>Debian 8.2 was released on September 5, 2015. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at https://www.debian.org/News/2015/20150905 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/jessie/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2016-01-23
<reply>Debian 8.3 was released on January 23, 2016. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at https://www.debian.org/News/2016/20160123 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/jessie/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2016-04-02
<reply>Debian 8.4 was released on April 2, 2016. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at https://www.debian.org/News/2016/20160402 and http://httpredir.debian.org/debian/dists/jessie/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2016-06-05
<reply>Debian 8.5 was released on June 4, 2016. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at https://www.debian.org/News/2016/20160604 and http://deb.debian.org/debian/dists/jessie/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2016-09-17
<reply>Debian 8.6 was released on September 17, 2016. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at https://www.debian.org/News/2016/20160917 and http://deb.debian.org/debian/dists/jessie/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2017-01-15
<reply>Debian 8.7 was released on January 14, 2017. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at https://www.debian.org/News/2017/20170114 and http://deb.debian.org/debian/dists/jessie/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2017-05-07
<reply> Debian 8.8 was released on May 6, 2017. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at https://www.debian.org/News/2017/20170506 and http://deb.debian.org/debian/dists/jessie/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
C: 2017-07-24
<reply>Debian 8.9 was released on July 22, 2017. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at https://www.debian.org/News/2017/2017072202 and http://deb.debian.org/debian/dists/jessie/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2009-10-24
<reply> IEEE 802.11 is a set of standards carrying out wireless local area network communication in 2.4/3.6/5 GHz frequency bands. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11 . Ask me about <wireless>.
M: 2006-01-18
a paliative for the lack of security in 802.11, or a mean to implement strong authentification for wifi network associations, using things such as certificates, shared secrets, and more, or http://www.linux.com/howtos/8021X-HOWTO
M: 2013-05-06
<reply>The Actiontec 802AIN "Wireless N USB Network Adapter" is an 802.11 draft-n device (USB ID 1668:1200, 0ace:20ff prior to mode switching). It contains an Atheros AR9170 chipset; for device support, ask me about <carl9170>. http://www.actiontec.com/products/product.php?pid=196
M: 2012-09-08
<reply>The Marvell 88W8363 is an 802.11n wireless LAN chipset (PCI IDs 11ab:2a0a, 11ab:2a0c, 11ab:2a24), supported by the <mwl8k> driver since Linux 2.6.34. Firmware is required (mwl8k/fmimage_8363.fw, mwl8k/helper_8363.fw) and not currently available in <linux-firmware>; see http://wiki.debian.org/mwl8k for more information.
88w8363 firmware #del#
M: 2011-05-05
<reply>wget -O extract.c 'http://marc.info/?l=linux-wireless&m=126540674419330&q=p3' && wget ftp://downloads.netgear.com/files/wn311t_4_2_setup.exe && cabextract -F Disk1/data* wn311t_4_2_setup.exe && unshield -g Driver x Disk1/data1.cab && gcc -o extract extract.c && ./extract Driver/netmw145.sys && dest=/usr/local/lib/firmware/mwl8k && mkdir -p $dest && mv fmimage_8XX1.fw $dest/fmimage_8363.fw && mv helper_8XX1.fw $dest/helper_8363.fw
C: 2017-07-24
<reply>Debian 9.1 was released on July 22, 2017. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at https://www.debian.org/News/2017/20170722 and http://deb.debian.org/debian/dists/stretch/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2017-10-07
<reply>Debian 9.2 was released on Oct 7, 2017. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Given the <kernel ABI> has changed, apt-get will require a dist-upgrade to upgrade. /etc/debian_version is 9.1 still (oops). Further details are at https://www.debian.org/News/2017/20171007 and http://deb.debian.org/debian/dists/stretch/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
M: 2017-12-10
<reply> Debian 9.3 was released on Dec 9, 2017. This point release corrects some serious bugs and copies security updates across to the main archive. Further details are at https://www.debian.org/News/2017/2017120902 and http://deb.debian.org/debian/dists/stretch/ChangeLog . To upgrade, ask me about <point release>.
99 bottles of beer
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.ionet.net/~timtroyr/funhouse/beer.html
C: 1970-01-01
An emulation of the Plan 9 window manager 8-1/2. or screenshot at http://compsoc.dur.ac.uk/~djw/stuff/9wm.png
:kde #del#
C: 2005-09-22
based on the Qt toolkit. Latest stable is v3.4.2 & newest Beta v3.5beta1. http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-desktop/ or #debian-kde for more.
a clue
C: 1970-01-01
http://www.a-clue.com/ or http://www.a-clue.com/newsletter.htm or http://www.clue.com/
C: 2010-03-13
<reply>The AverMedia "AVerTV Satellite Trinity" (A707) is a combination DVB-T, DVB-S, analogue TV and FM PCIe device (PCI ID 1131:7160). There is no support for this device within any Linux DVB driver at this time. http://www.avermedia.com/avertv/Product/ProductDetail.aspx?Id=463
M: 2009-06-01
a percraid (adaptec base) often from <dell>. In the Linux kernel as of version 2.4.17. http://wiki.debian.org/LinuxRaidForAdmins#aacraid
C: 2001-12-31
at http://www.jfedor.org/aaquake2/ and it lets you play Quake2 in the console, thats right the console!!
M: 2010-08-05
Australian Academic Research Network. The AARNet mirror is a secondary mirror of the Debian archive. http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/indexabout.html http://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/debian/
C: 2004-01-02
<reply> Aaron is a weak AI cybernetic artist by Harold Cohen. See http://www.kurzweilcyberart.com/aaron/
C: 2001-03-21
see http://www.imaclinux.net/, or http://fatbitches.com/
C: 2000-08-08
the group behind such Intrusion Detection System (IDS) tools such as HostSentry, PortSentry and LogCheck. http://www.psionic.com/abacus/
M: 2011-03-02
<reply>abcde (A Better CD Encoder, formerly cdgrab) is a command line CD encoder. Rips, renames, encodes, and tags, with correctable <cddb> lookups (via freedb), all with one command. Configuration examples: http://www.andrews-corner.org/abcde.html . http://code.google.com/p/abcde/
abcde-slink #del#
C: 2000-01-12
at deb http://lly.org/~rcw/ abcde/slink/
M: 2016-07-04
application binary interface (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Application_binary_interface). See also <kernel abi>. https://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2004/02/msg00648.html
abit #del#
M: 2000-12-09
http://www.abit-usa.com, or the slowest site in the world
M: 2010-08-08
<reply>AbiWord is a cross-platform, free and open source GTK+ word processor, which uses its own XML-based file format. Supports Microsoft Word (.doc), Office Open XML (.docx) and other file formats. http://www.abisource.com/wiki/FAQ http://abisource.com/ #abiword on irc.gnome.org.
M: 2008-01-16
someone we want to win the calendar poll on http://www.itsallpetesfault.org/, or obsessed with useless factoids, or "<abrotman> sgeigerbot: are you still sore at me?", or known for his often misinterpreted sense of humour, or one of the few nicks you can complete with left hand and four presses
M: 2010-06-27
<reply>[abs] The Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide, an in-depth exploration of the art of shell scripting, can be found at http://tldp.org/guides.html#abs . Packaged for Debian as abs-guide in non-free, ask me about <non-free sources>. See also <bash faq>, <bash pitfalls> or ask in #bash on irc.oftc.net and irc.freenode.net.
C: 1970-01-01
at http://itsa.ucsf.edu/~mbagg/roughabsinthefaq.html
C: 2001-03-11
ac6 bug
C: 2001-03-01
2.4.2kernels with ac6 kernel patch may not work when trying to do menuconfig. get the patch at http://markybob.virtualave.net i'm _sorry_ for removing it from markybob.com, that server is being relocated
C: 2000-04-26
Accelerated-X, by Xi Graphics, is a commercial, non-free X server. See http://www.xig.com/
C: 2010-11-15
<reply>[acct] The GNU Accounting Utilities is a set of utilities which reports and summarizes data about user connect times and process execution statistics. http://www.gnu.org/software/acct/ The 'last' command is provided by the <sysvinit> package.
M: 2010-10-07
<reply>acenic is a Linux kernel driver supporting Alteon AceNIC Tigon I and II gigabit Ethernet controllers. Firmware from userspace (Debian 2.6.26 and later kernels) is required and not currently packaged (Debian bug #517627), see http://wiki.debian.org/acenic for installation instructions.
M: 2009-12-09
<reply>[acer] Acer Incorporated is an electronics manufacturer. http://kmuto.jp/debian/hcl/Acer http://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebianOn/Acer . See also <acer_acpi>, <acerone>, <ar8151>, <atl1c>, <ipn2220>, <laptop>.
C: 2008-08-26
<reply> The Aspire One is a <netbook> manufactured by Acer. Models supplied with Linux are shipped with the <Linpus> Linux Lite operating system which is not supported in #debian. To install Debian, see http://wiki.debian.org/DebianAcerOne for installation, configuration and troubleshooting instructions.
M: 2009-09-03
<reply>acer_acpi is an out-of-tree Linux kernel module, providing the ability to control hardware on modern Acer laptops. http://code.google.com/p/aceracpi/ Deprecated by acer-wmi ("Acer Laptop WMI Extras Driver", upstream driver port) in mainline as of Linux 2.6.25. http://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/laptops/acer-wmi.txt
M: 2002-03-27
<reply>"It's so easy to get acid. You can get it anywhere.", or the analysis console for intrusion databases, a php based engine to search snort logs, available at http://acidlab.sourceforge.net/
M: 2007-05-23
Access Control List. http://acl.bestbits.at/ http://www.informatik.uni-bremen.de/agbs/live/acl_eng.html http://www.suse.de/~agruen/acl/linux-acls/online/
M: 2006-07-17
a multi-player aerial combat simulation. Association for Computing Machinery (http://www.acm.org/)
M: 2009-11-12
<reply>Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) is a power management interface that gives more control to the BIOS, or horribly horribly broken, or "run this arbitrary code in ring 0", or generally better than <APM>. For a list of supported systems/BIOSes, see http://www.lesswatts.org/projects/acpi/ . See also <acpid>, <suspend>.
acpi custom kernel one-liner #del#
C: 2005-10-25
apt-get install kernel-package ncurses-dev fakeroot wget bzip2 kernel-tree-2.6.12 && cd /usr/src && tar xjvf linux-source-2.6.12 && wget http://ftp.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/people/lenb/acpi/patches/release/2.6.13/acpi-20050902-2.6.13.diff.bz2 && cd kernel-source-2.6.12 && bzcat ../acpi-20050902-2.6.13.diff.bz2 | patch -p1 && make menuconf
C: 2000-08-15
at http://phobos.fs.tum.de/acpi
M: 2011-03-28
<reply>acpid is a daemon for delivering <ACPI> events. Install the recommended acpi-support-base package to enable power button use. http://www.tedfelix.com/linux/acpid-netlink.html
M: 2011-04-04
<reply>Adobe Acrobat is a computer program family for authoring and manipulating of Portable Document Format (<PDF>) files. Adobe Reader (formerly Acrobat Reader) is available from deb-multimedia, ask me about <dmm>. http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/ See also <edit pdf>, <adobe distiller server>.
M: 2000-07-10
at http://www.astro.umd.edu/~marshall/abbrev.html, or at http://rn4.informatik.uni-kl.de/people/thees/acronyms.html
M: 2004-10-24
the Archive Comparison Test at http://web.act.by.net/~act/, or a database program for Customer Relationship Management
M: 2001-07-09
Microsoft technology designed to enable easier multimedia on the Web. ActiveX controls can be used in Java to create multimedia effects. Check out http://www.activex.org for more info. used for compiling insecure code off the net and downloading viruses, or now supported in KDE
acx firmware
M: 2010-08-16
<reply> Firmware required by the <acx-mac80211> driver is dependent on your device's chipset and is not packaged for Debian. See http://wiki.debian.org/acx#Firmware and http://acx100.sf.net/wiki/Firmware for more information and download links.
acx fritz #del#
M: 2009-06-14
<reply>See <fritz!wlan>. wget 'http://sourceforge.net/tracker/download.php?group_id=75380&atid=543747&file_id=287378&aid=2040299' -O /tmp/usb-fixes.diff && m-a clean,update,get acx100 && cd /usr/src && tar xvf acx100.tar.gz && patch -d modules/acx100 -p1 < /tmp/usb-fixes.diff && m-a -O a-i acx100 && wget -P /lib/firmware http://acx100.erley.org/fw/acx111_2.4.0.70-USB/tiacx111usbc1B && modprobe acx
M: 2012-09-05
<reply>acx-mac80211 is an experimental, reverse-engineered, out-of-tree <mac80211> driver for wireless LAN devices based on Texas Instruments ACX100/TNETW1100, ACX111/TNETW1130, ACX100USB and TNETW1450 chipsets. This driver supports <WPA> and WPA2. To install on Debian systems, see http://wiki.debian.org/acx (Linux >= 3.2.0 required). See also <acx firmware>.
C: 2003-07-22
The Adamantix project aims to create a highly secure but usable Linux platform. To accomplish this, the project will use currently available security solutions for Linux (like kernel patches, compiler patches, security related programs and techniques) and knit these together to a highly secure Linux platform. http://www.adamantix.org - warren norrix
C: 2013-08-02
<reply>Android Debug Bridge (adb) is a command line utility for communicating with a connected Android-powered device or emulator instance. Packaged for Debian as android-tools-adb in <testing> and <wheezy-backports>. http://developer.android.com/tools/help/adb.html
C: 2004-09-12
the best feature from opera, now for firefox ! http://www.squarefree.com/extensions/adbar/
M: 2009-05-09
<reply>[adblock.hosts] You can use /etc/hosts to block ads, banners, 3rd party cookies, 3rd party page counters, web bugs and more. http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.txt -- http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/hosts.htm, or you could just use a browser not able to display ads like <links2>, <w3m> or many others. Alternatively, you can use an <adblock> extension or <privoxy>.
C: 2016-05-16
a script that lets you add firmware to debian installation media https://people.debian.org/~dannf/add-firmware-to/add-firmware-to
C: 2008-06-15
Amiga Disk File - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amiga Disk File. ADF contents can be extracted using the unADF utility from ADFlib (http://lclevy.free.fr/adflib/unadf.html).
M: 2009-03-11
<reply>Procedures for establishing a <WiFi> ad-hoc network on Debian systems can be found at http://wiki.debian.org/WiFi/AdHoc
M: 2009-12-05
<reply>adm8211 is a driver for ADMtek ADM8211x-based 802.11b wireless LAN devices, included in the mainline Linux kernel since version 2.6.24. This driver does not require firmware from userspace. http://wiki.debian.org/adm8211
M: 2007-04-26
like a omnipresent god, or http://home.datacomm.ch/prutishauser/humor/hack/know.ur.sysadmin.html, or and the guy you should always blame for problems with your computer
C: 2001-07-19
C: 2010-10-12
<reply>[adn] http://ask.debian.net/ is a new web service that provides a question and answers system similar to stackoverflow. It runs on Shapado.
C: 2012-11-07
adrian bunk
C: 2001-09-21
at http://www.fs.tum.de/~bunk/kernel-24.html
advanced format
C: 2010-09-04
<reply>Advanced Format is a blanket term describing any HDD sector format exceeding 512-520 bytes per sector. WRT Western Digital Advanced Format and Linux, see http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=5655 .
M: 2002-02-20
the best damn computer game ever writen!, or the *only* good computer game ever writen, or see http://www.rickadams.org/adventure/e_downloads.html
M: 2009-07-13
adzapper is a URL rewriter program which intercepts known advertising, content trackers and some web bugs, preventing their acquisition and display. Can be used within <squid>, <apache2>, polipo, <konqueror> and Mozilla Firefox <Adblock>. Read /usr/share/doc/adzapper/README.Debian after installation to enable; see also Debian bug #588572. http://adzapper.sf.net/ See also <banner filtering>.
aeon legend
C: 2003-03-31
an opensource free orpg for windoze, or at http://www.aeonlegendonline.com/
C: 2001-03-18
at http://aerythmic.be
C: 2001-03-18
at http://aerythmic.be
C: 2001-03-18
at http://aerythmic.be
M: 2006-08-26
<reply>Advanced Encryption Standard (AES, originally Rijndael) is a cipher for electronic data encryption, superseding <DES>. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Encryption_Standard . See also <loop-aes>.
aesop #del#
C: 2002-04-17
an ill MC that represents the underground world of Hip Hop. Download the Linux Audio Galaxy client http://www.audiogalaxy.com/ and search for 'aesop rock' ; shit is ill kid.
aesthetically_pleasing #del#
C: 2000-09-29
C: 2001-07-07
dope! http://www.thekompany.com/projects/aethera/
C: 1970-01-01
a very tiny window manager (http://www.red-bean.com/~decklin/aewm/)
C: 2010-05-12
<reply>The Afatech AF9015 is a DVB-T demodulator and USB bridge chip, supported by the Linux kernel's dvb-usb-af9015 driver since Linux 2.6.28. Firmware from userspace is required (dvb-usb-af9015.fw), currently not packaged by the Debian project (Debian bug #534379); firmware extracted from Windows device drivers is available at http://www.otit.fi/~crope/v4l-dvb/af9015/af9015_firmware_cutter/firmware_files/ . See also <tda18218>.
M: 2010-01-16
a client-server backup system. Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #612062. http://sf.net/projects/afbackup/
C: 2012-11-09
M: 2013-03-21
<reply>afpfs-ng is a userspace <AFP> client, allowing access to files exported from a Mac OS X or <netatalk> system. Not part of the Debian 7 "Wheezy" release due to bug #702889. http://alexthepuffin.googlepages.com/home
M: 2013-01-24
<reply>The Andrew File System (AFS) is a distributed network file system primarily used in distributed computing. The open source AFS implementation 'OpenAFS' is packaged for Debian. http://www.openafs.org/ #openafs on irc.freenode.net.
after y2k
C: 1970-01-01
M: 2010-01-05
<reply>AfterStep is a <window manager> based on <FVWM> which attempts to emulate NEXTSTEP look and feel. http://wiki.afterstep.org/ http://www.afterstep.org/ #afterstep on irc.freenode.net.
C: 1970-01-01
http://agalmics.nu/ and is a pretty cool idea that lilo, (aka Robert Levin) is writing about. His paper is titled "Agalmics: The Marginalization of Scarcity" It has to do with the allocation of non-scarce resources. Much the same way economics has to do with the allocation of scarce resources. Free Software is a prime example of an agalmic entity, or "good". Check it out. Highly recommended by utopian, (in another life, known by 'bytor' :)
M: 2010-10-24
<reply>The Adventure Game Intepreter (AGI) is a game engine used by Sierra On-Line during the 1980s. http://www.agidev.com/intro/ . See also <scummvm>.
agimo website
C: 2006-04-16
C: 2004-06-08
The AGNULA project is developing DeMuDi, a Debian based distribution especially for audio work (http://www.agnula.org), and also providing a download server for Free Music (http://muzik.agnula.org).
M: 2009-03-24
<reply>agnx is an experimental mac80211 driver for Airgo Networks' AGN100 and AGN300 wireless LAN chipsets. Performance for AGN100 is currently poor, support for AGN300 is in progress. http://sf.net/projects/agnx80211driver/ . Use <git> to acquire the source from http://git.sipsolutions.net/agnx.git . See also <ndiswrapper>.
agpgart #del#
M: 2000-09-26
the agp support module in the 2.3.x and 2.4.x kernels. A backport for 2.2.16 can be found at http://www.galois.de/linux/nvidia/, or the patch has been included in the late 2.3.x series, or integrated into 2.2.18pre9
C: 2008-06-25
the GNU Affero General Public License http://www.fsf.org/licensing/licenses/agpl-3.0.html - may not be compatible with <DFSG>, see http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2008/04/msg00054.html
M: 2012-03-13
<reply>The out-of-tree agrsm Linux kernel driver (http://linmodems.technion.ac.il/packages/ltmodem/11c11040/ , not packaged for Debian) supports some PCI and USB software modem chipsets produced by Agere Systems. See also <martian>, <sv92p>.
M: 2001-01-14
french, or an easy iptables ruleset generator which can found at http://agt.sourceforge.net
M: 2009-09-18
<reply>[ahci] Advanced Host Controller Interface, supported by the Linux kernel since version 2.6.19. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AHCI
ahmed charles
C: 2005-01-31
at http://www.ahmedcharles.com
M: 2011-10-26
<reply>AIDE (Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment) is an open source, host-based intrusion detection system, initially developed as a free <tripwire> replacement. http://aide.sf.net/
C: 2006-08-11
<reply>AIGLX is an open source project founded by the X.Org Foundation and the Fedora Core Linux community, to enable accelerated indirect GLX rendering capabilities in X.org and <DRI>. It allows remote X clients to get fully hardware accelerated rendering over the GLX protocol. Fucks up responsiveness with proprietary nvidia drivers under load. Want to get work done? Don't use it. http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/RenderingProject/aiglx
C: 2003-06-25
at Artificial Intelligence Markup Languag more information can be found here http://www.alicebot.org/alice/aiml.html
M: 2013-09-03
<reply>aircrack-ng is a suite of <WEP> and <WPA> cracking utilities forked from aircrack. http://aircrack-ng.org/doku?id=faq http://aircrack-ng.org/ #aircack-ng on irc.freenode.net. See also <pyrit>, <weplab>.
M: 2010-04-23
<reply>airo is a driver for Cisco/Aironet 802.11b PCI and PCMCIA wireless LAN devices (e.g. Aironet 4500 and 4800 series; Cisco PCM350-T, AIR-LCM350). <WPA> support requires firmware version 5.30.17 or later, this hardware does not support WPA2. http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/airo . Cisco Aironet 802.11a/b/g "tri-mode" devices contain an Atheros chipset; for support of these, ask me about <ath5k>.
C: 2000-10-18
at http://www.AixOS.net - and has nothing to do with AIX yet
M: 2002-06-17
at http://turnblue.net/ or a Bowie freak or always up for a movie or very Little Bunny FooFoo-like, or obsessed with NPR
alan cox
M: 2000-07-08
just about 3/4 deity or is found in http://www.uk.linux.org/diary/, or someone who works on FreeBSD with the same name, but really isn't the Alan Cox you know of Linux fame., or http://www.zdnet.co.uk/news/1999/40/ns-10500.html Interview by LWN: http://lwn.net/1999/features/ACInterview/, or a guy who drinks alot of beer.
alan matthews
C: 2000-11-09
THE best erotic writer in the world, imho. He wrote classic stories like the (tragically unfinished) Watching Trilogy. His homepage is http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Acropolis/5021/
M: 2010-04-24
<reply> ALC650 is the soundchip of satan! Kill it! Kill it now! Use a hammer! For information on your destroyed audio chip, see http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php/RealtekALC and http://alsa.opensrc.org/index.php/Realtek_ALC650
alex_ home
C: 2001-05-10
at http://www.sogrp.com
M: 2016-04-05
a program which allows one to convert from one package format to another: slackware to redhat, redhat to Debian, Debian to slackware, redhat to slackware, etc. http://kitenet.net/programs/alien/, or no longer maintained
M: 2013-11-22
<reply>Alioth (https://alioth.debian.org/) is Debian's FusionForge server, see https://wiki.debian.org/Alioth for service and technical details. #alioth on irc.oftc.net.
C: 2005-02-11
at "http://alloy.mit.edu"
allwinner a10
C: 2012-07-06
<reply> The Allwinner A10 is an ARM system-on-a-chip. It is used on the EOMA-68 CPU card, an open hardware design similar to the <raspberry pi> but without wireless, with free firmware, and having better specifications. The Mele 1000 is a product incorporating the EOMA-86 with PSU and case. http://rhombus-tech.net/allwinner_a10/
C: 2001-04-13
at http://alien.ath.cx/ShellOracle/all_your_base.swf
M: 2010-05-24
<reply> I think I'll allot a lot of beatings for people who think alot is a word. http://hyperboleandahalf.blogspot.com/2010/04/alot-is-better-than-you-at-everything.html
M: 2009-10-08
<reply> WANTED: loving home for CPU architecture. Alpha is housebroken, and has had all its shots. Friendly, affectionate and energetic! Contact DEC (oops, Compaq! (oops, HP! (oops, the morgue))) for details. http://www.debian.org/ports/alpha/ http://alphalinux.org/wiki/ #alpha on irc.freenode.net. Debian 6.0 ("Squeeze") drops official support for the Alpha architecture. See also <qotd230>.
C: 2010-02-08
<reply>Alpine is a cross-platform e-mail client for the console. It is a rewrite of <Pine>, distributed under the version 2.0 of the Apache License. It currently has no <maildir> support (Debian bug #405762). http://www.washington.edu/alpine/faq/
C: 2007-10-18
Alps/Glidepoint works with the synaptics driver as well. Refer to http://gentoo-wiki.com/HARDWARE_Synaptics_Touchpad
C: 1970-01-01
the atlanta linux showcase. http://www.linuxshowcase.org
M: 2009-04-13
<reply>Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) is a Linux kernel component providing device drivers for sound cards. Ask me about <install alsa>. See also <alsa-checklist>, <default alsa>, <alsa firmware>. http://wiki.debian.org/ALSA http://www.alsa-project.org/ #alsa on irc.freenode.net.
alsa blacklist
M: 2008-12-01
<reply> see http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/ALSA_Blacklist
alsa download #del#
C: 2002-03-17
<reply> alsa download is probably at ftp://ftp.alsa-project.org/pub
alsa howto #del#
M: 2003-11-04
http://tinyurl.com/82on or http://www.d.kth.se/~d98-jas/debian/debian-install-alsa.txt
alsahowto #DEL#
M: 2003-11-04
at http://tinyurl.com/82on or http://www.d.kth.se/~d98-jas/debian/debian-install-alsa.txt or ask me about alsa howto
M: 2010-03-10
<reply>AlsaPlayer is a PCM player designed for use with <ALSA> (also supports OSS and <ESD>), packaged for Debian. It has graphical scopes which displays sound waves. http://www.alsaplayer.org/
C: 1970-01-01
a project by Alexey Tikhonov at http://www.altert.spb.ru/
alt-tab #del#
M: 2004-07-10
<reply> #255192 (http://bugs.debian.org/255192). Patch available: http://lists.debian.org/debian-x/2004/06/msg00603.html. Fixed in 4.3.0.dfsg.1-6
M: 2012-12-27
the way Debian manages multiple applications with the same function. For more info, man update-alternatives. Have a look at the galternatives package or ask me about <update-alternatives> <java alternatives>. http://people.debian.org/~jwilk/alternatives/Contents has a recently created list of all the available alternatives-managed paths in Debian. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianAlternatives
M: 2014-01-27
<reply>alx is a Linux kernel driver supporting the Qualcomm Atheros AR8161 and QCA8171 Gigabit Ethernet, and the AR8162 and QCA8172 Fast Ethernet controllers. The Debian 7 "Wheezy" release supports AR8161 and AR8162 devices. See https://wiki.debian.org/alx for more information and supported devices.
M: 2005-08-15
an abbreviation for Armenia, or Application Manager, or http://wiki.debian.org/BecomingAM
C: 2012-03-13
<reply>The NetComm AM5067 is a 56 kbit/s USB dial-up software modem (USB ID 047e:2892). It contains an Agere Systems SV92U2 "Olympia" chipset, ask me about <agrsm> for device support. http://www.netcomm.com.au/netcomm-products/dial-up-modems/am5067
M: 2001-06-20
at midkemia.yi.org 5000 (talonIX's new DSL - a perm. site! (until it stops being so), or at http://midkemia.yi.org/amalgam, or available at amalgam.xyu.ca:5000
M: 2009-07-31
Advanced Maryland Automatic Network Disk Archiver, a cross-platform backup system. Packaged for Debian as 'amanda-server' and 'amanda-client'. http://wiki.zmanda.com/index.php/FAQ http://www.amanda.org/ #amanda on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2009-05-22
an audio player for <KDE>. http://wiki.debian.org/Amarok http://userbase.kde.org/Amarok http://amarok.kde.org/ #amarok on irc.freenode.net.
amarok homepage
C: 2004-09-01
at http://amarok.kde.org/
M: 2010-01-27
<reply>AMaViS (A Mail Virus Scanner) scans e-mail attachments for viruses using third-party virus scanners available for Unix environments. It resides on a Unix (Linux) machine and looks through the attached files arriving via e-mail, generates reports when a virus is found and sets the delivery on hold. Packaged for Debian as amavisd-new. http://www.ijs.si/software/amavisd/ #amavis on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2009-11-26
a graphical HTML editor with browsing capabilities, developed by the World Wide Web Consortium. Removed from Debian to resolve bug #522418. http://www.w3.org/Amaya/ #amaya on irc.w3.org (port 6665).
C: 1970-01-01
Orbital at http://www.hyperreal.org/music/artists/orbital/.
amd64.howto #del#
C: 2009-05-11
america's army
C: 2004-11-29
to run AA chrooted and thus prevent PunkBuster from looking at your personal data, see http://weshyo.mine.nu/scripts/chroot-aa.sh
C: 1970-01-01
to music as imdb is to film: http://www.allmusic.com
amiga on shell
C: 2001-06-03
<reply> see http://www.freshmeat.net/projects/amigashell
C: 2002-01-21
<reply>AmIRC is the Amiga <IRC> client that <XChat> is based upon. http://www.vapor.com/products/?prod=amirc
M: 2007-03-18
<reply> amiwm is an X window manager that tries to make your display look and feel like an Amiga. Packaged for Debian, ask me about <non-free sources>. http://www.lysator.liu.se/~marcus/amiwm.html
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.cris.com/~adhawan/ (AML -- an implementation of a basic register machine with support for ASM.) or an igloo driver
C: 2001-04-09
a distributed operating system runs on he SPARC (Sun4c and Sun4m), the 386/486, 68030, and Sun 3/50 and Sun 3/60. Take a look at http://www.cs.vu.nl/pub/amoeba/
C: 1970-01-01
The Anti-Microsoft Public License. Read it at http://www.enemy.org/ms-public-licence.html
C: 2004-09-11
at http://ample.sourceforge.net/
C: 2001-03-22
a modular web content management engine by http://www.datalogica.it written in php4. caution: it depends on zend whose usage is not recommended
C: 2003-12-15
the Amateur Radio IP/Packet network; they have a homepage at http://www.amprnet.org
M: 2012-01-10
<reply>aMSN (Alvaro's Messenger) is an open source <MSN Messenger> clone. http://www.amsn-project.net/faq.php #amsn on irc.freenode.net. Not part of the Debian 7 "Wheezy" release due to bug #654540.
M: 2010-06-02
<reply>aMule is a cross-platform client for the eDonkey and Kad peer-to-peer file sharing networks, forked from xMule. http://wiki.debian.org/aMule http://www.amule.org/wiki/index.php/FAQ_aMule http://www.amule.org/ #amule on irc.freenode.net. See also <mldonkey>.
M: 2011-07-15
<reply>AMV is a proprietary multimedia container format (.amv, .mtv file extensions), created for S1 MP3 players to allow video playback. It is a variant of <AVI> and supported by most Chinese MP4 video players. <FFmpeg> can decode AMV since version 0.5. http://wiki.multimedia.cx/index.php?title=AMV
M: 2009-11-18
the installation program used by Red Hat Enterprise Linux, Fedora and some other distributions (e.g. <Progeny>). http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Anaconda
M: 2011-01-08
a <cron>-like program that runs jobs that cron would have skipped if the system was shutdown. http://anacron.sf.net/
ancient display
C: 2009-03-18
<reply>If your monitor has no proper autoconfig support, add or modify a Monitor section like https://valdyn.org/~valdyn/xorg.conf.monitor to /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Insert YOUR OWN proper values, mine will break your monitor.
M: 2011-03-13
<reply>Android is a Linux-based operating system for mobile devices. http://www.android.com/ #android on irc.freenode.net. For the related font family, ask me about <droid>. See also <adb> <lildebi> <mobile>.
M: 2012-10-23
<reply>Angband is a single-player roguelike game (dungeon hack-and-slash) based on <Moria>, with countless variants of its own. http://rephial.org/
angel pictures
C: 2000-05-13
<reply> Angel pictures are at http://profiles.yahoo.com/hanf_hanf
M: 2011-04-02
<reply>Anjuta is an integrated development environment to GTK+/GNOME for C/C++, similar to KDevelop. http://anjuta.sourceforge.net/ #anjuta on irc.gnome.org.
C: 2016-09-10
at http://ankitrgadiya.me
C: 2007-05-14
<reply> http://debian.edos-project.org/anla/
C: 2002-03-14
located at http://www.kde.org/anoncvs.html
ansi fonts
C: 2000-01-25
M: 2001-01-15
<reply> *STOMPSTOMPSTOMPSTOMP!!*, or a make replacement in, and for, java, or at http://jakarta.apache.org/ant/, or it uses XML for its buildfile
C: 2000-12-31
at http://seattlewireless.net/?WirelessHardwareLinks
C: 2000-03-04
the mozilla xul interface to manila (like anyone cares) and is at http://anthem.editthispage.com/
M: 2006-07-15
http://www.sawtoothdistortion.com/Articles/Anti-AliasedText.html, or http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Font-HOWTO/fix.html
C: 2000-10-23
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.feist.com/~jajohnson/antifud.html
C: 2000-01-14
Bill Gates broken up! http://www.segfault.org
M: 2009-11-13
<reply> antiX is a live CD distribution based on <MEPIS>. It is not supported in #debian. http://antix.mepis.org/ #mepis on irc.freenode.net. See also <based on debian>.
any key
C: 2007-05-22
any-any patch #del#
M: 2007-09-14
a third-party patch for VMware. It fixes VMware to compile vmnet (networking support) with newer kernels. Download: http://ftp.cvut.cz/vmware/ Information: http://www.vmware.com/community/thread.jspa?messageID=76957
C: 2007-05-22
C: 2003-04-20
"Aspect Oriented Programming" http://aosd.net/
M: 2009-02-24
<reply>Apache HTTPD is a versatile, high-performance HTTP server. Ask me about <apache2>, <install apache>, <apache manual>. See also <cnrd>, <userdir>, <htaccess>. http://wiki.debian.org/Apache http://wiki.apache.org/httpd/FAQ http://httpd.apache.org/ #httpd on irc.freenode.net.
apache config jessie
M: 2014-08-12
<reply> Debian's apache2 web server uses /etc/apache2/apache2.conf, /etc/apache2/envvars. To ease maintenance, avoid modifying files installed from the packages and use /etc/apache2/{sites,mods,conf}-available}/*.conf instead (.conf suffix required for Apache 2.4); use a2en{mod,conf,site} to activate. See /usr/share/doc/apache2/README.Debian or http://deb.li/3jUSV for more info. Also ask me about <apache config wheezy>.
apache faq
C: 2006-07-14
apache overlay #del#
C: 2007-08-15
<reply> You can overlay two directories in apache using mod_rewrite rules. Here's an example: http://pastebin.ca/658423
apache+php #del#
C: 2006-04-27
have a look at http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/391
apache-perl #del#
C: 2003-09-19
apache2 manual
M: 2010-04-21
<reply>[apache2 manual] Install the apache2-doc package and browse to http://localhost/doc/apache2-doc/manual/ , or http://httpd.apache.org/docs/2.2/ . See /usr/share/doc/apache2.2-common/README.Debian.gz for an explanation of the Debian Apache configuration file layout. See also <cnrd>.
M: 2008-04-20
no longer present: ask me about <self-signed ssl key> or use make-ssl-cert from the ssl-cert package instead. See http://bugs.debian.org/398520, or make-ssl-cert /usr/share/ssl-cert/ssleay.cnf /etc/apache2/ssl/apache.pem
C: 2004-03-20
<reply> Apache::Gallery is probably the coolest gallery software known to man (or woman) designed specifically for the lazy system administrator. Abusing mod_perl, it enables a directory of pictures to be automagically resized, shown as a slide show, and even rotated (if your camera supports it). See http://apachegallery.dk/ or http://gallery.legart.dk/ and http://gallery.donarmstrong.com for examples.
C: 1970-01-01
<reply> NameVirtualHost, <VirtualHost>, ServerName http://www.foo.com, ServerAlias http://www.bar.foo.com http://www.foo.org. </VirtuaHost>
C: 2009-06-27
a daemon for controlling <APC> UPSes. http://wiki.debian.org/apcupsd http://www.apcupsd.com/manual/manual.html#frequently-asked-questions . See also <nut>.
aphex stream
C: 1970-01-01
M: 2016-07-04
application programming interface. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Application_programming_interface, or https://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2004/02/msg00648.html
M: 2005-10-01
like a double-decker bus. It takes rows and columns of passengers to the same place all at the same time but it drives only in reverse and is instrumented in Greek. or an acronym for A Programming Language, or http://www.chilton.com/~jimw/
M: 2001-01-15
<reply>The apostrophe (') is used to indicate a possessive (Debian's distribution) or a contraction (o'er the deep blue sea). It is *not* used for plurals. Special note: "it's" is a contraction of "it is", whereas "its" is a possessive pronoun. Please don't mix them up. http://www.angryflower.com/aposter3.jpg
M: 2013-01-02
<reply>AppArmor (Application Armor, formerly SubDomain) provides pathname-based mandatory access control, a file-system neutral alternative to <SELinux>. Previously maintained by Novell and part of the Linux kernel since version 2.6.36. http://wiki.debian.org/AppArmor http://apparmor.wiki.kernel.org/ #apparmor on irc.oftc.net.
M: 2013-10-26
<reply>Apper (formerly KPackageKit) is a graphical user interface to add, remove and reinstall packages that uses <APT> via PackageKit. It can perform all the actions required for updating and installing packages and can also search for multimedia codecs and file handlers. http://userbase.kde.org/Apper http://projects.kde.org/apper
M: 2010-11-06
<reply>[apple] a fruit, or Apple Inc. (formerly Apple Computer, Inc.), a consumer electronics and software company. http://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebianOn/Apple . See also <airport>, <alac>, <combo drive>, <daap>, <hfs>, <hfsplus>, <imac>, <ipod>, <m68k>, <macbook>, <mac mini>, <open firmware>, <powerpc>, <quicktime>, <superdrive>. ##apple on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2013-04-23
<reply>AppleTalk is a proprietary suite of network protocols (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Appletalk), not supported since Mac OS X v10.6 "Snow Leopard". Prior to version 3.0, <Netatalk> provides an AppleTalk implementation. See also <afp>.
C: 2005-06-16
on http://www.sodaplay.com
C: 2001-02-01
a commercial office suite for linux, you can get a demo at
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.linuxapps.com
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.appuntilinux.prosa.it
M: 2001-03-30
http://www.april.org. Association Pour la Promotion et la Recherche en Informatique Libre
C: 1970-01-01
A lineprinter input filter for systems with lpd/lpr or at http://bonk.ethz.ch
M: 2004-03-19
<reply>APSL is the Apple Public Source license. It's listed as an "Official Open Source License" on http://www.opensource.org/ and used by <Apple> for the lower level parts of <Mac OS X>, aka <Darwin>, or not that free.
apt myths
M: 2012-03-08
<reply> Myths about APT never seem to die, the principal one being you can't mix using different APT front-ends like apt-get and aptitude. This is false. If you need further convincing, see http://tinyurl.com/3g4d4d9 and http://algebraicthunk.net/~dburrows/blog/entry/apt-system-diagram/ . See also <why aptitude> and <why not aptitude> for real reasons to choose one over the other.
apt offline
M: 2008-04-25
<reply>To use apt on a machine that doesn't have a network connection (if you have a separate machine that does have a network connection), read http://bit.ly/1UYVX5g . Ask me about <apt-zip>, <apt-walkabout>.
apt sources
C: 1970-01-01
a list of unofficial sources for apt. The URL is http://www.internatif.org/bortzmeyer/debian/apt-sources/
M: 2009-03-27
a caching proxy designed specifically for use by <apt>. http://www.nick-andrew.net/projects/apt-cacher/ See also <apt-cacher-ng>, <approx>, <aptly>.
M: 2011-04-28
<reply>apt-cacher-ng is a replacement for <apt-proxy>. Its usage is documented at http://www.unix-ag.uni-kl.de/~bloch/acng/ and alternatives comprise <apt-cacher>, <squid deb caching> and <approx>.
C: 1970-01-01
<reply> apt-dialog is a nifty interface to apt using 'dialog'.. get it at http://valinor.hawg-wild.com/%7Ebreakerx/apt-dialog/
C: 2004-03-31
<reply> apt-gentoo is a way of simulating the waste of time that is gentoo on your Debian system. Experience the thrill of compiling your own apps from source without actually bothering to compile them! Download it from http://www-jcsu.jesus.cam.ac.uk/~mma29/apt-gentoo/ Announcement at: http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2004/03/msg02502.html
M: 2011-06-30
<reply>apt-get is a program (part of the apt package) used as a simple command line tool to libapt. apt-get is the original frontend for <apt>, but <aptitude> is now the recommended tool for managing packages. See also <why aptitude>, <reference>, <synaptic>, <apt-cache>, <gdebi>. http://wiki.debian.org/apt-get http://tinyurl.com/3g4d4d9
apt-get galeon #del#
C: 2001-05-21
<reply>hmm.. if you want to apt-get galeon, add this line to /etc/apt/sources.list > deb http://galeon.ufies.org/galeon/ ximian/ .
apt-get porn
C: 2002-04-25
apt-getable #DEL#
M: 2003-02-14
M: 2004-02-18
http://www.interq.or.jp/libra/oohara/apt-gettable/apt-gettable/most-primitive.html, or a new word in the english language.
C: 2002-08-21
deb ftp://mirror.aarnet.edu.au/pub/java-linux/debian woody non-free
apt-key secure-testing-master
C: 2005-12-18
a way for you to get apt-get to stop whining about gpg key warnings. check http://secure-testing-master.debian.net for the latest key, or "wget http://secure-testing-master.debian.net/ziyi-2005-7.asc -O - | sudo apt-key add -"
M: 2009-10-08
<reply>apt-mirror is a tool for making a local mirror of any <APT> source. To mirror multiple architectures, specify "deb-$arch ..." in /etc/apt/mirror.list; e.g. "deb-amd64 http://httpredir.debian.org/debian testing main contrib non-free". Discussion forum: http://sf.net/projects/apt-mirror/forums/forum/197335 . http://apt-mirror.sf.net/ See also <mirrors>.
M: 2010-01-03
<reply>Pinning is a method to choose which version of a package to install when multiple versions are available from <sources.list>. Bugs are explained at https://web.archive.org/web/20121017070250/http://carlo17.home.xs4all.nl/howto/debian.html#errata . If you use stable, pinning won't help you from messing up the system, ask me about <backports> instead. https://wiki.debian.org/AptPreferences
M: 2010-05-06
<reply>apt-proxy is a caching proxy for <apt>. See http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/237 for more information. http://apt-proxy.sf.net/ Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #576821. For alternatives, ask me about <apt-cacher>, <apt-cacher-ng>, <squid deb caching>, <approx>.
M: 2013-03-26
<reply>[apt-secure] Starting with version 0.6, <APT> performs signature checking of the Release file for all archives. See http://wiki.debian.org/SecureApt , "man apt-secure" and chapter 7 of the Securing Debian Manual (ask me about <securing debian>) for more information. The archive signing key can be found at https://ftp-master.debian.org/keys.html . See also <key>, <no public key>.
M: 2009-05-30
<reply>apt-setup was a means of adding a Debian mirror to your APT sources. No longer available since <base-config> was removed (http://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2006/01/msg00199.html). <apt-spy> or <netselect-apt> can be used instead, ask me about <sources.list> to manually configure. To install Debian packages located on CD, ask me about <apt-cdrom>.
C: 2008-05-15
another tool for managing the distribution and upgrade of debian packages for non-connected or low-speed links computers. See http://quozl.netrek.org/apt-walkabout/ Also ask me about <apt-zip> <apt offline>
C: 2003-02-27
M: 2009-06-11
<reply> Update a non-networked computer using apt and removable media. Just aptitude install apt-zip and read the docs in /usr/share/doc/apt-zip, or ask me about <apt offline> <apt-walkabout>. http://wiki.debian.org/AptZip
C: 2003-09-14
C: 1970-01-01
a program that is designed to ease the use of Debian's Aquisition Package Tool even further by providing a graphical ncurses interface for selecting, finding, and installing debian packages on the fly. or written by Patrick Cole (mailto:z@amused.net) and is available at ftp://fx1.circlefx.com/AptFind/
M: 2011-06-30
a terminal-based package manager that can be used in a command-line mode (aptitude install foo ; aptitude remove goo) as well as a text user interface mode (just run "aptitude"). Ask me about <why aptitude> <why not aptitude> <aptitude-fu> <aptitude docs> or see http://wiki.debian.org/Aptitude or http://tinyurl.com/3g4d4d9.
aptitude actions
M: 2013-11-26
<reply>The action that aptitude wants to perform on a package is: i=install, u=upgrade, d=remove (not conffiles), p=purge (see <purge>), h=on <hold>, F=upgrade forbidden (see <forbid-version>), r=reinstall, B=package will be broken by other actions. See http://aptitude.alioth.debian.org/doc/en/ch02s02s02.html#figureActionFlag and <aptitude ops>.
aptitude current state
M: 2013-01-11
<reply>The current state of a package is shown by aptitude as: i=installed, c=config files present (see <purge>), p=purged, v=a <virtual package>, B=broken dependencies, u=unpacked not configured, C=half-configured (<package scripts> interrupted), H=half-installed (unpacking failed, e.g. disk full). See http://aptitude.alioth.debian.org/doc/en/ch02s02s02.html#figureCurrentFlag or dpkg(1).
aptitude docs
M: 2011-03-08
<reply>Documentation for aptitude can be found in the aptitude-doc package (to see the languages in which it is available, apt-cache showpkg aptitude-doc) or at http://aptitude.alioth.debian.org/doc/en/index.html . See also <aptitude build-dep> <aptitude clone> <aptitude-fu> <aptitude debug> <aptitude search> <aptitude states>.
aptitude search
M: 2009-01-14
a powerful searching facility that by default only searches package names, but can be made to search priorities, installation status, dependencies etc. See /usr/share/doc/aptitude/html/en/ch02s04.html (aptitude-doc package), http://aptitude.alioth.debian.org/doc/en/ch02s04s05.html or ask me about <aptitude docs>.
aptitude suffix
C: 2012-05-15
<reply>The lowercase suffixes in braces {X} correspond to these actions: "Install", "Automatic", "Upgrade", "Downgrade", "Remove", "Purge", etc. This list is certainly incomplete; see http://algebraicthunk.net/~dburrows/blog/entry/aptitude-0.4.10-released/ and the aptitude-doc search term reference.
C: 2000-12-11
a graphical package management program for Debian. It'll provide the same features as apt-get and apt-cache with an GUI front-end for Gnome(and maybe also for KDE); it's first steps are at http://www.gnome.org/~chrisime/aptivate/
C: 2014-09-18
a swiss army knife for Debian repository management: it allows to mirror remote repositories, manage local package repositories, take snapshots, pull new versions of packages along with dependencies, publish as Debian repository. http://www.aptly.info/
M: 2010-09-13
<reply>aptosid (formerly sidux) is a live distribution <based on Debian> Sid. It is not supported in #debian. http://aptosid.com/ #aptosid on irc.oftc.net.
C: 2009-03-07
a pseudo-shell for systems with the APT package managing tool. It offers tab completion, and is smart enough to decide whether you're trying to remove or install/ upgrade a package. DOCS - http://aptsh.berlios.de/howto.html
M: 2012-12-23
<reply>An Accelerated Processing Unit (APU) is an additional processor outside of a <CPU>. Examples include AMD Fusion and Intel HD Graphics. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Accelerated_processing_unit
C: 2001-10-09
a cool little computer made by FIC and powered by a Transmeta Crusoe processor. http://www.fic.com.tw/ia/ia/aquapad/
C: 2008-08-19
<reply>Wireless LAN devices based on the Atheros AR5005VL chipset (PCI ID 168c:0020, Atheros AR5513 chip) are not supported by <madwifi> or <ath5k>, see http://madwifi-project.org/wiki/Compatibility/Atheros#AtherosAR5005VL and http://madwifi-project.org/ticket/181 . Ask me about <ndiswrapper>.
M: 2013-09-05
<reply>ar5523 is a Linux kernel driver introduced at Linux 3.8, supporting legacy Atheros 802.11g USB devices based on the AR5005UG and AR5005UX chipsets. Firmware is required (ar5523.bin) and packaged since firmware-atheros 0.39. Debian 7 "Wheezy" users: ask me about <bdo kernel> and install firmware-atheros from <wheezy-backports>. http://wiki.debian.org/ar5523
M: 2013-02-03
<reply>ar9170usb is a Linux kernel driver, introduced in Linux 2.6.30, supporting draft 802.11n USB wireless LAN devices based on the Atheros AR9170 chipset. Firmware is required (ar9170.fw), ask me about <atheros firmware> to provide. This driver does not support 802.11n operation and was removed at Linux 3.0, ask me about <carl9170> for its replacement. For AR9271 and AR7010 support, ask me about <ath9k_htc>. http://wiki.debian.org/carl9170
M: 2005-04-29
http://www.arabeyes.org, or #arabeyes
C: 2002-03-14
a project which aims to bring the Arabic Language into various UNIX Systems, it can be found at http://www.arabeyes.org and #arabeyes
C: 2009-03-27
a hardware architecture (i386, amd64, armel, mips, mipsel, sparc, powerpc, alpha, hppa, s390 && ia64). Also a source control revision system (GNU arch). Arch (and its twin brother ArX) resides at http://arch.fifthvision.net/, or http://www.linuxjournal.com/article.php?sid=5928, or #arch Since lenny, /bin/arch has disappeared, use "uname -m" instead, or <architecture>, or <arch linux>.
arch linux
M: 2009-03-16
<reply>Arch Linux is an a i686 optimized linux distribution which claims to be minimalistic and fast, has binary and source based package management. http://www.archlinux.org/ #archlinux on irc.freenode.net.
arch primer
C: 2003-09-21
M: 2009-11-11
a collection of files. 'tar', 'ar', 'cpio' are all archiving tools. This is *not* the same as compression, which is a separate operation. Debian Archives is the repository for old Debian releases, see http://www.debian.org/distrib/archive . For the package archive, ask me about <snapshot>. Old Debian <ISO> files are archived at http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/archive/
archive statistics
C: 2013-06-17
<reply> You can see some interesting statistics about the Debian archive at http://ircbots.debian.net/stats/ with even more useful(?) statistics indexed at http://wiki.debian.org/Statistics
C: 2007-08-07
a python utility for archiving and compressing old email in mailboxes. http://archivemail.sf.net/
M: 2009-10-21
M: 2011-04-15
<reply>Ardour is a digital audio workstation suitable for real-time multi-track recording, mixing and editing. http://ardour.org/realfaq http://ardour.org/ #ardour at irc.freenode.net.
M: 2010-02-17
<reply>Arena is a web browser previously developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) for testing HTML 3 and Cascading Style Sheets. http://www.w3.org/Arena/ See also <amaya>.
M: 2009-09-13
an open-source UML diagramming application written in Java. Removed from Debian to resolve bug #508358. http://argouml.tigris.org/ #argouml on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2010-05-04
a command line download utility, supporting the HTTP, HTTPS, FTP, BitTorrent and Metalink protocols. Packaged for Debian. http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/aria2/wiki/FAQ http://aria2.sf.net/ See also <download manager>.
C: 2002-04-26
at http://www.arianne.cx or in channel #arianne of irc.openprojects.net
M: 2011-02-14
<reply>Advanced RISC Machine (ARM) is a processor architecture. The Debian arm port was deprecated at 5.0 "Lenny" with official support dropped at 6.0 "Squeeze", ask me about <armel> for the replacement port. See also <armhf>. http://www.debian.org/ports/arm/ For help with Debian on ARM systems, join #debian-arm on irc.oftc.net.
C: 1970-01-01
the new name for gzilla, a simple web browser. More info at http://www.gzilla.com or based on GTK+
C: 2000-10-20
a gltron clone, i can be found at http://www.sourceforge.org
M: 2012-09-30
<reply>armel is the Debian <ARM> EABI port, first released with Debian 5.0 "Lenny". http://wiki.debian.org/ArmEabiPort http://www.debian.org/ports/arm/ #debian-arm on irc.oftc.net. See also <armel vs armhf>.
M: 2012-09-30
<reply>armhf is a port of Debian requiring a floating-point unit (FPU) found in modern <ARM> hardware. It explicitly targets version 7 of the ARM architecture (i.e. not the Raspberry Pi), using the hard-float version of the ARM EABI. The armhf architecture was introduced at Debian 7.0 "Wheezy". http://wiki.debian.org/ArmHardFloatPort #debian-arm on irc.oftc.net. See also <armel vs armhf>.
M: 2011-11-01
<reply>Arno's iptables firewall is a single/multi-homed firewall script with DSL support. Packaged for Debian as arno-iptables-firewall; basic settings can optionally be handled by <debconf>, use 'dpkg-reconfigure -plow arno-iptables-firewall' to reconfigure. http://rocky.eld.leidenuniv.nl/
C: 2002-12-03
C: 1970-01-01
an X11 email client, with support for pgp, gpg, and pop3, is available under the OpenSource license and is at http://www.its.caltech.edu/~glenn/arrow/
ars technica
M: 2005-01-06
http://www.arstechnica.com, or they think #debian is the second worst thing ever after ATI. http://arstechnica.com/columns/linux/linux-20050102.ars/2
M: 2013-06-11
C: 2000-03-17
the maintainer of the Userfriendly Fan's website http://www.ufies.org and a good perl coder
C: 2009-05-22
<reply>ArtistX (formerly Mediainlinux) is a <Ubuntu>-based Live DVD distribution, with a focus on multimedia production. Not supported in #debian. http://www.artistx.org/ User forum: http://www.artistx.org/site2/component/option,com_kunena/Itemid,48/
M: 2010-08-18
<reply>aRts (analog Real time synthesizer) is an audio framework used in KDE 2 and 3. http://www.arts-project.org/ . Dead upstream, replaced by the Phonon multimedia API in <KDE 4>, removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #619729.
C: 1970-01-01
The worlds fastest computer, it can achive 1.3Tflops, URL: http://www.sandia.gov/ASCI/Red.htm or the worst engineered supercomputer on earth, with 9000 processors required to make it go that fast, and only hotswap disks. or made by intel (minus the bunny people) or just further proof of intel's idiocy.
M: 2002-03-26
american standard code for information interchange, or see 'chandra' for an example of a great use of ASCII characters in art, or http://www.asciitable.com/
ascii penguin
C: 2003-07-24
Well, if you insist, there's always http://www.informatik.uni-freiburg.de/~diesch/asciipinguin.html
C: 1970-01-01
A clock designed with the NeXTStep look or has a dedicated website at http://asclock.org/
M: 2010-06-06
<reply>ash (Almquist shell, aka A Shell, ash) is a small shell designed to replace the Bourne shell on BSD systems. See also <dash>. http://www.in-ulm.de/~mascheck/various/ash/
C: 2001-02-13
at http://www.alsa-project.org
M: 2012-06-11
<reply>asmutils is an extremely scary set of basic Unix utilities -- written in x86 assembler. http://asm.sf.net/asmutils.html
M: 2010-02-01
<reply>Active State Power Management (ASPM) is a <PCIe> enhancement allowing a device to become electrically idle. http://lwn.net/Articles/266585/ CONFIG_PCIEASPM is enabled in Debian Linux kernel images as of linux-2.6 2.6.32-6 (Debian bug #545417).
C: 2000-11-09
a slow ass motherfucking sex story archive which can be found at http://www.asstr.org
M: 2010-02-18
<reply>Asterisk is an open source, cross-platform telephone Private Branch Exchange (PBX). It can be used with VoIP and PSTN services. http://www.voip-info.org/wiki/view/Asterisk+FAQ http://www.asterisk.org/ #asterisk on irc.freenode.net.
asterix's line
C: 1970-01-01
<reply> the line Asterix wants to remember after he reboots is wget -r -l 10 -nc -k -np -A zip http://waveworld.simplenet.com/FF7/
C: 2005-09-04
at http://www.astro-man.org
C: 2009-07-18
<reply>Asunder is a graphical audio CD ripper and encoder. It is a suggested replacement for <grip>. http://www.littlesvr.ca/asunder/
C: 2010-01-16
<reply>ASUSTeK Computer Incorporated (ASUS) is a hardware and electronics manufacturer. http://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebianOn/Asus . See also <eee>, <laptop>.
C: 2003-05-23
<reply>An Online-Game Development Company ( http://www.asylumsoft.com/ ) led by [Jason Ely]
M: 2012-02-11
<reply>at76c50x-usb is the mac80211 port of the at76_usb driver, supporting Atmel-based USB 802.11b wireless LAN devices. Part of the Linux kernel since version 2.6.30. Firmware is required, ask me about <non-free sources> and install the atmel-firmware package to provide. This driver currently does not support <WPA>. http://wiki.debian.org/at76_usb
C: 2016-03-20
<reply>"Linux ate my ram!" No, it didn't. Read this: http://www.linuxatemyram.com/
M: 2010-01-05
a <xterm> replacement with fast transparency, tinting and NeXT scrollbar. http://aterm.sf.net/ aterm is deprecated, ask me about <urxvt>.
C: 2001-03-09
at http://atfclan.com
C: 2002-01-29
Read The Fucking Manual, or 'apt-get install funny-manpages && man rtfm' . a response for easy questions from clueless lusers as documented here: http://www.microsoft.com&item%3Dq209354@hardware.no/nyheter/feb01/Q209354%20-%20HOWTO.htm
M: 2013-09-02
<reply>ath10k is a Linux kernel driver supporting PCIe 802.11ac (a/b/g/n compatible) wireless LAN devices based on the Qualcomm Atheros QCA988x 2.0 family of chips (PCI IDs 168c:003c, 168c:abcd). Introduced at Linux 3.11. Firmware from userspace is required and not currently packaged (bug #724970), ask me about <ath10k firmware>. http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/ath10k #ath10k on irc.freenode.net.
ath10k firmware
M: 2014-04-08
<reply>Firmware required by the <ath10k> driver is currently not available from the <linux-firmware> repository. See http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/ath10k/firmware for more information.
M: 2011-07-13
<reply>ath3k is a Linux kernel driver supporting <Bluetooth> devices based on Qualcomm Atheros AR3011 and AR3012 chipsets, introduced in Linux 2.6.34. Ask me about <ar3011> and <ar3012> for device specific information. http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/ath3k
M: 2009-04-02
<reply>ath5k is a completely free (no proprietary HAL) Linux kernel driver supporting PCI/PCIe 802.11a/bg wireless LAN devices with Atheros chips. It does not require firmware from userspace. See http://wiki.debian.org/ath5k for more information and supported devices. For 802.11n PCI/PCIe device support, ask me about <ath9k>.
M: 2008-12-13
<reply>ath9k is a completely free (no proprietary HAL) Linux kernel driver supporting PCI/PCIe 802.11n wireless LAN devices with Atheros chips. It does not require firmware from userspace. See https://wiki.debian.org/ath9k for more information and supported devices. For Atheros 802.11n USB device support, ask me about <ath9k_htc>, <carl9170>.
M: 2011-06-08
<reply>ath9k_htc is a Linux kernel driver for Atheros AR9271 and AR7010-based 802.11n USB wireless LAN devices, introduced in Linux 2.6.35. Firmware is required, ask me about <atheros firmware> to provide. https://wiki.debian.org/ath9k_htc
C: 2004-09-12
to disbelieve in a God, nothing more, or nothing less. Http://Atheism.about.com/
C: 2001-05-09
http://www.atheos.cx/ a GPL'ed desktop OS that supports some of POSIX but doesn't use X11
M: 2011-05-28
<reply>Qualcomm Atheros is a developer of semiconductors. For support of PCI/PCIe wireless LAN devices with an Atheros chipset, ask me about <ath9k>, <ath5k>. For USB wireless LAN device support, ask me about <ath9k_htc>, <carl9170>, <ar5523>. For Ethernet driver information, see <atl1c>, <alx>, <atl2>, <atl1e>, <atl1>. For Bluetooth device support, see <ath3k>. http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/Atheros
athlon powersave #DEL#
M: 2003-06-20
Athlon powersaving HOWTO is http://cip.uni-trier.de/nofftz/linux/Athlon-Powersaving-HOWTO.html
athlon powersaving howto
C: 2006-07-05
http://www.daniel.nofftz.net/linux/Athlon-Powersaving-HOWTO.html . Ask me about <athcool>.
M: 2003-01-02
a client for Monopoly-like board games, available from both http://unixcode.org/atlantik/ (0.5.1 released January 2, 2003) and KDE's kdegames
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.cybergeography.org/atlas/atlas.html
C: 2009-11-02
<reply>AtMail Open is a PHP-based <IMAP> client, the open source version of Atmail Webmail Client. Previously packaged for Debian (never part of a stable release), removed to resolve bug #531075. http://atmail.org/support.php . See also <roundcube>.
M: 2010-02-23
<reply>atmel_cs is a drver for Atmel PCMCIA 802.11b wireless LAN chipsets, included since Linux 2.6.5. Firmware is required, ask me about <non-free sources> and install the atmel-firmware package to provide. This driver does not support <WPA>. http://wiki.debian.org/atmel_cs
M: 2010-02-23
<reply>atmel_pci is a drver for the Atmel at76c506 PCI 802.11b wireless LAN chipset, included in since Linux 2.6.5. Firmware is required, ask me about <non-free sources> and install the atmel-firmware package to provide. This driver does not support <WPA>. http://wiki.debian.org/atmel_pci
C: 2000-08-24
at http://www.atnet.at
M: 2013-01-23
<reply>Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) is a consortium developing standards for digital television (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATSC). Drivers for some ATSC devices are included in the Linux kernel, see http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/ for more information. See also <dvb>. #linuxtv on irc.freenode.net.
C: 2001-04-11
http://gvs.rinet.ru/english/modems/hayes.html#atset. Modem carrier speed reported? ATW1 (and maybe ATS95=0). Save conf? AT&W0
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.anatomy.usyd.edu.au/danny/freedom/censorware/ifilter.html
C: 2008-01-22
<reply>Audacious is an audio player forked from Beep Media Player http://audacious-media-player.org/ #audacious on irc.atheme-project.org.
C: 2002-07-25
<reply>Audacity is a multi-track audio editor, designed for easy recording, playing and editing of digital audio. Editing is very fast and provides unlimited undo/redo. The libmp3lame0 package is required for encoding to MP3, ask me about <lame>. http://audacity.sf.net/help/faq http://audacity.sf.net/ #audacity on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2010-12-07
<reply>Audiere is a portable high-level audio library. Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #595433. http://audiere.sf.net/
C: 2000-06-17
C: 2002-08-01
http://www.audiogalaxy.com/ was used for filesharing but has been blocked due to copyright action, it can still be useful for helping find the titles of tracks by an artist and they host some songs for direct download but it can't be used for peer-sharing anymore.
M: 2001-04-07
the library that fools OSS programs into thinking your NAS server is just another soundcard. At least, that's the ideal." It's a Linux LD_PRELOAD library (libaudiooss/http://www.mo.himolde.no/~knan/linux.html), or libaudiooss, or libaudiooss
M: 2010-12-26
<reply>audit is a collection of userspace tools for security auditing. The audit event dispatcher daemon (audispd) is packaged for Debian systems as auditd. http://people.redhat.com/sgrubb/audit/
M: 2013-01-22
<reply>aufs (Advanced multi layered unification filesystem) is a rewrite of <Unionfs> for Linux. In Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" and Debian 7 "Wheezy", the Debian Linux kernel is patched to provide aufs support. http://aufs.sf.net/
M: 2003-01-22
known to be the ass end of the world, but we spell it 'arse', or http://www.satirewire.com/news/jan02/australia.shtml, or a small island with mini-lines when it comes to Internet access
C: 2008-01-17
very cute. Run a shell under auto-apt and start doing something. If you access a missing file, and auto-apt can install a package that would provide that file, it does. http://packages.debian.org/auto-apt
M: 2001-02-11
the tool of the devil. check the AUTOBOOK at http://sources.redhat.com/autobook/
M: 2008-09-17
<reply>autofs is a kernel-based automounter that mounts remote shares when directories are accessed. Some regard it as a hackish p.o.s. and the 5 minute default timeout for unmounting is unlikely to be what you want. http://wiki.debian.org/AutoFs http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/127 . For hotplugging support for USB storage, ask me about <automount>.
M: 2013-01-22
<reply>Automatic process grouping (aka "patch that does wonders") modifies the process scheduler to group all processes with the same session ID as a single scheduling entity. Since Debian 7 "Wheezy", Linux kernel images are built with SCHED_AUTOGROUP but is disabled by default at run-time (this is the upstream default, Debian bug #645869); use the <sysctl> kernel.sched_autogroup_enabled=1 to enable. http://bit.ly/gH4Pxr
M: 2001-02-11
a tool for generating GNU Standards-compliant Makefiles. For general and extended usage examples browse to the free Autobook at http://sources.redhat.com/autobook/
automatic packaging
C: 2015-12-19
<reply> https://wiki.debian.org/AutomaticPackagingTools
M: 2008-02-05
a tool which allows a menu-driven installation of 'capabilities', including commercial closed source programs such as Flash plug-in, Adobe Reader, w32codecs (divx, mp3, etc). You SHOULD NOT use it with Debian. Even the Ubuntu Technical Board advises against it, see http://mjg59.livejournal.com/77440.html
M: 2005-08-18
http://kitenet.net/~joey/blog/entry/autopackage_designed_by_monkeys-2005-03-28-14-20.html or http://autopackage.org, or http://www.netsplit.com/blog/tech/autopackage.html
C: 2007-03-04
dmesg > dmesg.file.txt && cat dmesg.file.txt | curl -i# -F 'code2=<-' -F poster=`whoami` -F paste=Send http://pasteitto.gnea.net/pastebin.php | grep '^Loc'
C: 1970-01-01
<reply> furby autopsy is at http://www.phoebe.com/furby
M: 2015-11-03
<reply> Runs `autoconf' (and `autoheader', `aclocal', `automake', `autopoint' (formerly `gettextize'), and `libtoolize' where appropriate) in a project set up with configure.ac see the wiki page for autoreconf & packaging https://wiki.debian.org/Autoreconf
C: 2003-03-25
<reply> auto-detect-compression tar:
M: 2010-06-20
<reply>Avahi is a <ZeroConf> (mDNS/DNS-SD) implementation, which facilitates service discovery on a local network. http://avahi.org/ #avahi on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2009-12-04
<reply>AVG is a blanket term for proprietary anti-virus and security products from AVG Technologies. "AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 8.5 for Linux" is not supported by upstream nor #debian. Self-help forum: http://forums.avg.com/en/avg-free-forum?sec=theme&act=show&id=151 . See also <clamav>.
avifile #del#
C: 2001-06-18
a player that supports the divx, indeo 5, asf and avi video formats, but codecs are non-free. (http://divx.euro.ru/). Packages at http://gul.uc3m.es/~locke, or add 'deb http://master.debian.org/~kabi/ woody main' to sources.list
C: 2005-08-03
soon available for linux, see http://avisynth3.unite-video.com/
M: 2009-12-30
<reply>AV Linux (formerly A/V Linux) is a 32-bit Live DVD distribution based on Debian <squeeze> (as of version 6). It specializes in multimedia content creation using realtime-patched kernels. AV Linux is not supported in #debian. Support forum: http://remastersys.com/forums/?board=20 . http://www.bandshed.net/AVLinux.html See also <based on debian>.
M: 2005-08-25
Anti Viral ToolKit Pro, a virus scanner for linux. ftp://ftp.avp.com/pub/avp30lin.tar.gz, or Alien vs Predator http://www.icculus.org/avp/ Alien vs Predator http://www.icculus.org/avp/, or "avp is Anti Viral ToolKit Pro, a virus scanner for linux. ftp://ftp.avp.com/pub/avp30lin.tar.gz"
M: 2009-03-07
an assembler for Atmel AVR microcontrollers, or http://packages.debian.org/avra
M: 2009-03-07
a programmer for Atmel AVR microcontrollers, or http://packages.debian.org/avrp
C: 2015-05-01
<reply>The Advanced Vector Extension (AVX) introduces SIMD registers increased from 128 bits to 256 bits and non-destructive three-operand SIMD instructions, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Vector_Extensions . Supported since Linux kernel 2.6.30 (Q2 2009) and Intel "Sandy Bridge" processor (shipped since Q1 2011) and AMD "Bulldozer" prozessor (shipped since Q4 2011).
C: 2000-08-08
go see what Debian won at: http://www.newsalert.com/bin/story?StoryId=Coy40qbKbyti2mZC&FQ=Linux&Nav=na-search-&StoryTitle=Linux
M: 2009-04-01
<reply>Do not use public away/back messages in $channel. If we want to know where you are, we'll /whois you. In BitchX, /set auto_away off; in XChat, Preferences > Chatting > General > uncheck Announce Away Messages; ask in #yourircclient if you have questions. If you continue to use public aways/backs you will be devoiced. http://sackheads.org/~bnaylor/spew/away_msgs.html
M: 2010-02-14
a dynamic floating and tiling <window manager>. http://wiki.debian.org/Awesome http://awesome.naquadah.org/ #awesome on irc.oftc.net.
M: 2009-10-22
<reply>AWK is a pattern scanning and text processing language invented by Aho, Weinberger and Kernighan. http://www.gnu.org/software/gawk/manual/ (reference), http://hibernia.jakma.org/~paul/awk-faq.html (FAQ), http://www.grymoire.com/Unix/Awk.html (tutorial), http://awk.freeshell.org/ (Wiki). #awk on irc.freenode.net.
awk cheats
C: 2004-12-02
see http://www.student.northpark.edu/pemente/awk/awk1line.txt
C: 2002-04-20
AWK to C Conversion Tool, http://awka.sourceforge.net/
M: 2011-05-06
<reply>The Airlink101 AWLL5055 "Wireless N 150 USB Adapter with 10dBi High Gain Antenna" is an 802.11n device (USB ID 0bda:8171). It contains a Realtek RTL8188SU chipset; for device support on Debian systems, ask me about <r8712u>. http://airlink101.com/products/awll5055.php
M: 2013-05-01
<reply>The Airlink101 AWLL5077 "Wireless N 150 Mini USB Adapter" is an 802.11n device (USB ID 0bda:8171). It contains a Realtek RTL8188SU chipset; for device support on Debian systems, ask me about <r8712u>. http://airlink101.com/products/awll5077.php
C: 2011-04-27
<reply>The Airlink101 AWLL5088 "Wireless N 150 Ultra Mini USB Adapter" is an 802.11n device (USB ID 0bda:8176). It contains a Realtek RTL8188CUS chipset. For device support on Debian systems, ask me about <rtl8192cu>. http://airlink101.com/products/awll5088.php
M: 2010-03-11
<reply>Avant Window Navigator (Awn) is a Mac OS X like panel (dock) for the <GNOME> desktop, which represents open windows as icons. Packaged for Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" as avant-window-navigator. It requires a compositing manager (e.g. Metacity, Compiz, xfwm4) for its use. http://wiki.awn-project.org/ https://launchpad.net/awn/ #awn on irc.freenode.net. Removed from Debian to resolve bug #725264. See also <cairo-dock>, <docky>.
M: 2013-05-05
<reply>The Alfa Network AWUS036NH is an 802.11n USB device, containing a Ralink RT3070 chipset (USB ID 148f:3070). For device support, ask me about <rt2800usb>. http://www.alfa.com.tw/in/front/bin/ptdetail.phtml?Part=AWUS036NH
C: 1970-01-01
at 328-3960 or mailto:erichun@mailroom.com or http://fina.lly.org under which you can go to the sounds folder for music
M: 2004-04-06
a protocol based on X.25 that is used in Amateur Radio for packet communications and APRS, or http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/AX25-HOWTO/index.html
M: 2003-05-24
an editor for X. ; [non-free], or "Oh my god! There's an axe in my head" http://www.yamara.com/junk/xl970512.html
M: 2010-05-04
the best file retrieval utility for Unices, it can download from multiple locations at same time to improve download performance. Packaged for Debian, a graphical (QT) front-end is available in the axel-kapt package. http://axel.alioth.debian.org/ See also <download manager>.
M: 2000-04-15
After Y2K at http://www.geekculture.com/geekycomics/Aftery2k/aftery2kmain.html, or at http://www.nitrozac.com
ayn rand
M: 2003-03-15
<reply> Likwuid_Ice says: Ayn Rand is a frightening cross-dresser look-alike (a true achievement) yet manages to write books that make the world wish writing was never invented. However, http://www.aynrandchat.com has a very nice web-based IRC client that allows you the freedom to switch servers...
M: 2013-01-11
<reply>Windows Azure is a Microsoft <cloud> computing platform (http://www.windowsazure.com/). To provision a Debian virtual machine and create a custom image, see http://wiki.debian.org/Cloud/WindowsAzureImage for details.
C: 2002-09-23
a fantastic Japanese rock and roll band who started in 1988 http://bz-vermillion.com
C: 2009-02-13
<reply>The Zyxel B-120 is a 16-bit PC Card (PCMCIA) wireless LAN device containing a ZyDAS ZD1201 chipset (http://www.amperegeruch.de/wlan/b-120.html). It is not supported by the <zd1201> driver. You can't enable support for it via <NDISwrapper>. You are sadly out of luck.
M: 2001-03-09
an imaginary person that writes in CAPITAL LETTERS and often uses NUMB3R5 1N PLAC3 0F L3TT3R5 and whatnot. Also tends to use too many exclamation marks and question marks!!!!!!!, or http://www.catb.org/~esr/jargon/html/B/B1FF.html
C: 2003-12-06
at http://www.b1g.de/
C: 2003-12-06
at http://www.b1g.de/produkte/b1gpop3/
M: 2013-04-30
<reply>b43 is a Linux kernel driver supporting PCI/PCIe wireless LAN devices with Broadcom chips. Firmware is required, ask me about <b43-fwcutter> to provide. http://wiki.debian.org/bcm43xx #bcm-users on irc.freenode.net. For BCM4313/43224/43225 device support, ask me about <brcmsmac>. For support of the BCM4306 rev 2 and 802.11b-only devices, ask me about <b43legacy>.
M: 2013-08-21
<reply>Device firmware required by the <b43> and <b43legacy> drivers is proprietary and unable to be distributed by the Debian Project. The b43-fwcutter utility (packaged in contrib) can extract this firmware from Broadcom's binary drivers. Debian packages to download, extract and install firmware are available; ask me about <contrib> and use «apt-cache search firmware-b43» to list. http://wiki.debian.org/bcm43xx#b43-b43legacy
M: 2013-04-30
<reply>b43legacy is a Linux kernel driver supporting PCI wireless LAN devices with legacy 802.11b/g Broadcom chips. Firmware is required, ask me about <b43-fwcutter> to provide. http://wiki.debian.org/bcm43xx #bcm-users on irc.freenode.net. Most modern Broadcom 802.11a/g/n chips are supported by the <b43> or <brcmsmac> drivers.
C: 2001-05-16
a small fish you put in your ear.It translates everything to your language.Look at http://babelfish.altavista.com
C: 2001-10-17
go read http://www.binaryfreedom.com/content.php?content_id=8
C: 2011-04-10
<reply>BackBox Linux is a distribution based on <Ubuntu>, developed to perform penetration tests and security assessments. It is not supported in #debian. http://www.backbox.org/ #backbox on irc.autistici.org. See also <based on debian>.
M: 2009-06-09
<reply>A backport is a package from a newer Debian branch, compiled from source for an older branch to avoid dependency and <ABI> complications. http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/reference/ch02.en.html (2.7.4 and 2.7.10), http://backports.debian.org/ . Ask me about <debian-backports> and <backport caveat>. See also <simple sid backport>.
backports pinning #del#
M: 2011-02-09
<reply>By default, packages from lenny-backports and <lenny-backports-sloppy> are given a pin priority of 1 (via 'NotAutomatic: yes' in Release files). To have these packages upgraded when newer versions become available, set the pinning to 200 in /etc/apt/preferences, see http://backports.debian.org/Instructions/ and see also <pinning>. This is not necessary for squeeze-backports (Debian bug #596097).
M: 2013-10-23
<reply>backports.debian.org (formerly backports.org) is an official repository of <backports> for the current stable (see <jessie backports>) and oldstable (<wheezy backports>) distributions, prepared by Debian developers. Ask me about <backport caveat> and read http://backports.debian.org/Instructions/. See also <bdo kernel> <bdo mirrors> <bdo contents> <bdo list> <bdo bugs> <bdo xorg> <bdo NEW>.
backports.debian.org lenny
M: 2012-03-26
<reply>Backported packages for Debian 5.0 "Lenny" were removed from <debian-backports> on 2012-03-25. They were archived on archive.debian.org. A sample sources.list line is: deb http://archive.debian.org/debian-backports lenny-backports main contrib non-free. Security support for lenny-backports ended on 2012-02-06, ask me about <squeeze>.
backports.debian.org lenny-sloppy
M: 2012-03-26
<reply>Backported packages for Debian Lenny/5.0 were removed from <debian-backports> on 2012-03-25. They were archived on archive.debian.org. For the lenny-backports-sloppy suite, a sample sources.list line is: deb http://archive.debian.org/debian-backports lenny-backports-sloppy main contrib non-free. Security support for lenny-backports-sloppy ended on 2012-02-06, ask me about <squeeze>.
backports.debian.org mirrors
M: 2013-04-17
<reply>Mirrors of the <debian-backports> archive are listed at http://backports.debian.org/Mirrors/ . Note that from <wheezy-backports> onwards, the backports archive is on the regular mirror network.
backports.org etch
M: 2010-09-06
<reply>Backported packages for Debian 4.0 "Etch" were removed from <debian-backports> on 13-Sep-2010. They were archived on archive.debian.org. A sample sources.list line is: deb http://archive.debian.org/debian-backports etch-backports main contrib non-free. Then, aptitude update && aptitude install debian-backports-keyring && aptitude update. Security support for etch-backports ended on 2010-02-15, ask me about <etch>.
backports.org sarge
M: 2009-03-05
<reply>Backported packages for Debian 3.1 "Sarge" were removed from <debian-backports> on 13-Feb-2009. They were archived on archive.debian.org. A sample line for your sources.list is: deb http://archive.debian.org/debian-backports sarge-backports main contrib non-free. Then, aptitude update && aptitude install debian-backports-keyring && aptitude update. No security support is available, ask me about <sarge>.
M: 2011-05-14
<reply>BackTrack is not Debian and is not supported in #debian (ask me about <based on debian>). Try http://www.backtrack-linux.org/ or #backtrack-linux on irc.freenode.net instead. BackTrack is a Linux distribution based on <Ubuntu> Lucid (as of BackTrack 5), previously <SLAX>. Derived from merging two penetration-testing distributions: WHAX (formerly WHOPPIX) and Auditor Security Linux. Superseded by <kali linux>.
backupcentral #del#
C: 2001-12-31
C: 2009-10-30
<reply>BackupPC is an open source cross-platform disk based backup system. http://backuppc.wiki.sourceforge.net/ http://backuppc.sf.net/ #backuppc on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2009-05-22
<reply>Bacula is an open source network backup, recovery and verification tool. http://www.bacula.org/ #bacula on irc.freenode.net.
bad advice
C: 2016-03-04
<reply>Don't blindly follow random advice from random strangers. Start by reading the Debian specific instructions. Understand what you are doing. See <finding docs> and https://wiki.debian.org/DontBreakDebian#Don.27t_blindly_follow_bad_advice
C: 2016-04-12
<reply>The latest trend in giving bugs names and logos continues. Meet "Badblock" http://badlock.org/ aka CVE-xxxxx in samba. Debian backports security patches and updated packages for samba will be available with DSA-xxxx. Or perhaps you meant <badblocks>?
badgercam #del#
M: 2004-12-20
<reply> http://www.bbc.co.uk/devon/webcams/badger_wildlink_cam.shtml
M: 2012-01-10
<reply>BadRAM is a Linux kernel patch allowing the safe use of RAM modules containing errors. Only historic kernels are supported (Debian bug #628993) and kernel-patch-badram was removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #631436. http://rick.vanrein.org/linux/badram/ Ask me about <grub2 badram>.
C: 2001-09-08
C: 2001-09-08
C: 2000-11-05
located at http://babbel.digibel.org
M: 2009-07-14
a <GNOME> email client or you might as well use a decent <MUA> rather than this, or at http://pawsa.fedorapeople.org/balsa/
M: 2014-03-13
<reply>BAMT (Litecoin-BAMT, Big A Miner Thing) is a Linux distribution <based on debian>, configured with utilities for cryptocurrency mining. It is not supported in #debian. http://guiminer.net/bamt
M: 2001-05-21
the greatest southern rock group ever, and they're at http://theband.hiof.no/, or at the manning bar tommorow night
bandwidth limiting howto
C: 2001-08-17
bandwidth test
C: 2001-08-22
C: 2001-01-09
Asia's Biggest Linux Conference every year in the first week of March, and in 1999 it had RMS/Miguel De ICaza among others, and in 2000 its having Alan Cox, Nat Friedman .. see http://www.banglinux.com
C: 2014-02-07
M: 2009-12-11
a 2D/3D graphics chipset by <3dfx>, or an audio management and playback application for the <GNOME> desktop. http://banshee-project.org/support/faq #banshee on irc.gnome.org.
C: 2002-07-18
a KDE frontend to the BSD ports system, http://frerich.ath.cx/barry
M: 2003-05-16
the Bay Area Rapid Transit system. See http://www.bart.gov/, or an underacheiver
C: 2003-04-10
M: 2009-05-30
<reply>base-config (obsolete since Debian 4.0 "Etch") was a package to configure a Debian base install. Replaced by a single-stage installer, see http://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/RemoveBaseConfig for historical information. To install Debian from a Unix/Linux system, ask me about <debootstrap>. To reconfigure an established Debian system, ask me about <timezone>, <apt-setup>, <tasksel>. See also <reference>.
based on debian
M: 2011-10-03
<reply>Your distribution may be based on and have software in common with Debian, but it is not Debian. We don't and cannot know what changes were made by your distribution (compare http://futurist.se/gldt/). #debian only supports Debian and pure <blend>s; please respect our choice to volunteer here to help Debian users. Support for other distributions is off-topic on #debian, even if your own distro's channel is clueless or non-existent.
M: 2010-08-31
the Bourne Again SHell, and the default Debian shell. Ask me about <bash faq>, <bash pitfalls>, <bbg>, <abs>, <parsing ls>, <bashism>. http://wiki.debian.org/Bash #bash on irc.oftc.net and irc.freenode.net.
bash eternal history
M: 2008-11-09
<reply>Sick of bash not recording your command history in your ~/.bash_history when you have multiple sessions? Try making a ~/.bash_eternal_history: http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/543 Ask me about <bashrc> and <bashprompt>.
bash faq
C: 2006-05-23
bash guide
C: 2010-09-01
bash keep history faq
C: 2016-05-18
<reply> http://mywiki.wooledge.org/BashFAQ/088 In short: set in .bashrc: HISTFILESIZE=400000000;HISTSIZE=10000;PROMPT_COMMAND="history -a";HISTFILE=~/.bash_history_custom; # Setting HISTFILE prevents shells not reading .bashrc from truncating the file.
bash pitfalls
M: 2009-09-10
<reply>Read about common sh/bash script mistakes at http://mywiki.wooledge.org/BashPitfalls or http://mywiki.wooledge.org/ParsingLs
bash programming
M: 2005-05-31
fairly easy; a good intro may be found at http://en.tldp.org/HOWTO/Bash-Prog-Intro-HOWTO.html
bash redirect
C: 2014-09-11
C: 2005-08-11
a website dedicated to amusement of others by misquoting chat sessions. See http://www.bash.org and don't confuse it with <bash>.
M: 2013-06-17
<reply>Many people think all that is in bash is in sh and put #!/bin/sh to start their script with bash extensions instead of #!/bin/bash. From Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" onwards, /bin/sh won't be bash but <dash>. See "checkbashisms" in the <devscripts> package -- you will need to either fix your scripts to only use real "sh" functionality (and leave them as #!/bin/sh) or change the first line to read #!/bin/bash. http://mywiki.wooledge.org/Bashism
M: 2008-11-09
<reply> get it at http://bash.current.nu/themes.html (Configures the prompt in a bash shell), or a guide may be found here: http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-tip-prompt/, or ask me about <bash eternal history>.
C: 2005-10-20
<reply>A good reference guide to /bin/bash can be found at http://www.gnu.org/software/bash/manual/bashref.html
basic apt-get troubleshooting
M: 2015-09-21
<reply>In order to troubleshoot your problem with apt-get, apt or aptitude we need ALL OF THE FOLLOWING information: 1. complete output of your apt-get/apt/aptitude run (including the command used) 2. output from "apt-cache policy pkg1 pkg2..." for ALL packages mentioned ANYWHERE in the problem, and 3. "apt-cache policy". Use http://paste.debian.net/ to provide us with this information. Also ask me about <localized errors>.
M: 2012-01-09
<reply>Basilisk II is open source, cross platform <m68k> emulator. It allows use of m68k <Mac OS> software on a different operating system, a Macintosh ROM image and copy of Mac OS (versions 7.x through 8.1 supported) are required. Packaged as basilisk2 in <contrib>. http://basilisk.cebix.net/ See also <pearpc>.
C: 1970-01-01
a <BASIC> interpreter written in TeX. See http://www.loria.fr/services/tex/packages/basix.dvi
C: 1970-01-01
"Attention Fat Corporate Bastards!" at http://www2.ecst.csuchico.edu/~atman/attention-fat-bastards.html
M: 2014-08-13
<reply>Bastille Unix was an interactive hardening script for the Linux operating system. Removed before Debian 6 (squeeze) release due to bug #524599. Not updated since 2012. http://bastille-linux.sf.net/news_updates.htm See also <security> and <securing debian>.
C: 2001-06-01
found at http://boudicca.tux.org/hypermail/linux-kernel/2001week14/0005.html
M: 2000-11-30
at http://www.evl.uic.edu/aej/AndyBattalion.html. It's a cool 3D rampage-like game.
C: 2000-11-27
a hyper-caffeinated drink from http://thinkgeek.com under the "caffeine" section
C: 2013-03-05
<reply> GNU Bazaar is a distributed version control system. http://bazaar.canonical.com/ . For similar systems, ask me about <git>, <hg>, <darcs>.
M: 2001-05-18
the British Broadcasting Corporation (http://www.bbc.co.uk), or a primitive microcomputer (http://www.viewtronix.easynet.co.uk/beeb/bbc.htm), or The Boston Buyer's Club (http://www.vitatime.com/)
M: 2010-08-31
<reply>The Bash Guide for Beginners is at http://tldp.org/guides.html#bbg . See also <abs>, <bash>.
M: 2011-03-01
what you're going to need for any keybindings you'll want in <blackbox>, definitely get this if your planning on trying out blackbox, or you'll be whining about having no WM keybindings. Removed from Debian post-Squeeze to resolve bug #615643. http://bbkeys.sf.net/
C: 2003-01-13
C: 2003-09-20
the ultimate geeky humor site - aside from alltooflat. bbspot is http://www.bbspot.com
M: 2009-04-29
<reply>bchunk is a Unix rewrite of BinChunker, used to convert CD images in .bin/.cue format (also .raw/.cue) to .iso and .cdr tracks. http://he.fi/bchunk/ See also <bin-cue>, <iat>, <iso>, <uif>.
M: 2014-05-14
<reply>The Broadcom BCM20702 is a chip found in several Bluetooth 4.0 USB devices, supported by the Linux kernel's btusb driver. Firmware from userspace is required for Headset Profile (HSP) and Hands-Free Profile (HFP) use; the mainline Linux kernel currently does not have Broadcom patch RAM support (http://marc.info/?l=linux-bluetooth&m=139958940414685).
M: 2011-04-06
<reply>The Broadcom BCM4306 is an 802.11b/g wireless LAN chipset. Revision 2 devices are supported by the <b43legacy> driver. Revision 3 devices are supported by the <b43> driver. http://wiki.debian.org/bcm43xx
M: 2011-03-22
<reply>The Broadcom BCM4312 (PCI ID 14e4:4315) is a PCIe 802.11g wireless LAN chipset with a low-power PHY. It is supported by the <b43> driver. Firmware is required, ask me about <contrib> and install the firmware-b43-lpphy-installer package to provide. Alternatively supported by <wl>. PCI ID 14e4:4312 uses a BCM4311 chipset, which requires the firmware-b43-installer package instead. http://wiki.debian.org/bcm43xx
M: 2010-11-02
<reply>The Broadcom BCM4323 "Intensi-fi XLR Single-Chip" is a USB 802.11 draft-n wireless LAN chipset. There is no Linux kernel driver available, ask me about <ndiswrapper>. http://www.broadcom.com/products/Wireless-LAN/802.11-Wireless-LAN-Solutions/BCM4323 . See also <bcm43231>.
C: 1970-01-01
Burnside Computer Solutions http://www.bcsnet.net
C: 2008-03-05
<reply>Berkeley DB (BDB), a high-performance, embedded database library with bindings in C, C++, Java, Perl, Python, Ruby, Tcl, Smalltalk, and many other programming languages. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berkeley_DB -- http://www.usenix.org/events/usenix99/full_papers/olson/olson.pdf
bdo new
M: 2013-07-04
<reply>Packages uploaded to the <backports.debian.org> NEW queue that have yet to be accepted are visible at https://ftp-master.debian.org/backports-new.html . These packages are not available for download and will enter the backports repository once manually approved. Also ask me about <NEW>.
bdo users
M: 2010-10-22
<reply> Questions and problems with <debian-backports> packages can also be addressed to the debian-backports mailing list. Subscription and archives: http://lists.debian.org/debian-backports/ . Please report discovered bugs to the mailing list, not the Debian <BTS>. You can also ask in #debian-backports on irc.oftc.net (irc.debian.org).
bdo xorg
C: 2011-09-03
<reply>The backports.debian.org repository contains updated xorg components (in particular video drivers) for Debian 6.0 "Squeeze". Ask me about <squeeze-backports> to enable and use this repository. See http://x.debian.net/reference/squeeze-backports.html for information on the xorg backports.
C: 1970-01-01
Bondage Domination Sadism and Masochism or Bondage, Discipline, Sadism and Masochism or http://www.leathernroses.com
M: 2010-12-02
<reply>Beagle is an indexing and search tool for personal data. Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #579567. http://beagle-project.org/
C: 2000-07-19
at http://www.beefheart.com to find out more. download the bat chain puller mp3:s.
C: 1970-01-01
<reply> Beej's Guide to Network Programming is at http://www.ecst.csuchico.edu/~beej/guide/net/
M: 2010-01-01
printf \\a, or aptitude install beep, or ask me about <bell>, <qotd89>. For the audio player, ask me about <bmp>. For the protocol framework, see http://beepcore.org/
C: 1970-01-01
<reply> 'Basically, Befunge is the first language (to our knowledge) to allow the program counter to move not only forwards and back,but also sideways. The source code for the language looks like garbage. It has been described as "a cross between Forth and Lemmings." ' or at http://www.cats-eye.com/befunge/
C: 2007-10-12
<reply>We don't care what you believe, we care about what you know. Or see http://www.qwantz.com/archive/000391.html
M: 2001-06-24
<reply> benh maintains a powerpc kernel rsync tree, see http://penguinppc.org/~benh/, or see factoid 'ppc rsync'
benh linux
M: 2002-12-10
rsync -avz --delete rsync.penguinppc.org::linux-2.4-benh <directory>, or http://penguinppc.org/dev/kernel.shtml
C: 2000-11-02
an open-source, end-user distribution of Mozilla. Commercial support is available optionally. See <http://www.beonex.org>.
M: 2004-12-10
a graphical operating system related to Unix, non-free, ftp://ftp.sunet.se/pub/os/BeOS/, personal edition is free, dev tools in a seperate package at previous URL. kaput D.E.D. DEAD. see <haiku>
M: 2000-02-21
that nifty cluster technology at http://www.beowulf.org, or http://www.debian.org/ports/beowulf/
berkeley spice
M: 2004-10-08
an Analog Circuit Simulator at http://metalab.unc.edu/pub/Linux/apps/circuits/!INDEX.html or you could get http://www.gfd-dennou.org/library/Linux/debian-jp/pool/contrib/s/spice/spice_3f5-2_all.deb which will fetch, compile and install it for you.
M: 2003-08-20
an extension of fresco to a complete windowing system, using its own drawing libraries and a component loader. it works, is pretty, and is LGPL. it does not yet do enough to make it worth switching from X, but it will. Visit http://www.berlin-consortium.org for more info. or [Q: Why is it consortium? do dict consortium], or at #berlin, or now called fresco, see http://www.fresco.org
C: 2006-07-08
at http://petemoss.com/spamflames/ShifmanIsAMoronSpammer.html
M: 1999-12-13
<reply>This bot has been brought to you by the number e and the letter N or evil http://fractalcow.com/bert/bert.htm
C: 1970-01-01
an evil censorware proxy in use in many schools and libraries. If you find yourself in need of getting around it, try visiting http://xafloc.com/~peidran/cgi-bin/open.cgi
best homepage
C: 2000-08-24
best practices
M: 2010-06-09
a collection of packaging recommendations. DD's follow best-practices when they make sense, and collaborate with other DD's to make new best-practices in instances when there is no accepted practice. Available in the Debian Developer's Reference at http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/developers-reference/best-pkging-practices
best thing evar
C: 2006-12-11
<reply> The Official Best Thing Evar is http://ia331325.us.archive.org/1/items/eben-moglen-oct-2006/eben-moglen-keynote-oct-2006.mp3
C: 2003-12-10
a utility to figure out which files to place onto a cd so space isn't wasted. It's at http://www.student.lu.se/~nbi98oli/bestfit.html
C: 2003-11-02
C: 1999-12-20
I TO KNOW BFINN TO QUACK TO PLAY GUN! or TO BE MIRROR OF TEXT OF BFINN TO BE AT http://www.styx.uk.eu.org/BF.txt or something megahal has a "brain" for: http://tool.dhs.org/~chucker/amusements/other/ or AT http://l8r.net/bfinn/ or not cool. or at http://bfinn.com
big linux
M: 2010-06-09
<reply>Big Linux is a Linux distribution based on <Kubuntu> and localised into Portuguese. It is not supported in #debian. http://www.biglinux.com.br/
C: 2001-03-02
at http://bigaxe.ath.cx/
C: 1970-01-01
A Scheme Compiler or at http://kaolin.unice.fr/~serrano/bigloo/bigloo.html
M: 2008-01-28
a video game video file format which uses uses absolutely minimal CPU and memory, it runs on all of the platforms out there, it supports high-end features like 5.1 audio and pixel shaders, and has a terrific run-time API. see http://www.radgametools.com - completely unfree/nonfree format codec player thingy, not in debian, and never will be
C: 2003-03-31
bikeshed story
C: 2003-01-16
C: 1970-01-01
M: 2009-12-29
a simple utility to convert a BIN image (RAW/2352, Mode2/2336) to standard <ISO> format. Source available at http://mange.dynalias.org/linux/bin2iso/ . For a packaged utility, ask me about <iat>.
binary modules
C: 2005-12-13
binary units
C: 2001-04-18
'k', 'M', 'G' each have two common meanings, the binary and the decimal, e.g. k can mean 1,024 (binary) or 1,000 (decimal). There's a new set of prefixes 'Ki', 'Mi' etc for the 2^X meanings - See http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/binary.html and http://www.pcguide.com/res/tablesBinDec-c.html. Hard disk manufacturers use 1MB = 1,000,000 bytes, so that they can sell you smaller disks than you expect.
binary-only drivers
C: 2010-05-26
another name for <proprietary drivers>. There is a reason why people say "Use binary-only drivers, hate life." They make Linux less secure, less stable, and less flexible. See http://www.linuxfoundation.org/collaborate/workgroups/technical-advisory-board-tab/kerneldriverstatement
M: 2010-01-09
the Berkeley Internet Name Daemon, a Domain Name System (DNS) server. To install: "aptitude install bind9 bind9-doc". See also <bind9 chroot>. http://wiki.debian.org/Bind9 https://www.isc.org/software/bind #bind on irc.freenode.net.
bind9 chroot
M: 2011-08-08
http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Chroot-BIND-HOWTO.html . Using <RSyslog>? See http://www.rsyslog.com/doc-imuxsock.html for details on creating the Unix socket input. http://mindref.blogspot.com/2010/12/debian-chroot-bind9.html
bind9 etch #del#
C: 2009-03-20
<reply>If you upgraded bind9 in etch lately, and http://bugs.debian.org/169577 is getting you down, try the /etc/default/bind9 change first.
bind9 lenny #del#
C: 2009-03-23
<reply>The bind9 package in <lenny> requires an "allow-query" option to permit queries from non-localhost clients. See http://bugs.debian.org/511797 and http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5358
M: 2000-10-10
Debian BIND Zoen Creator, a command-line tool for adding zones to BIND on Debian systems, or at http://freshmeat.net/projects/debianbindzonecreator/
C: 1970-01-01
<reply> For information on six significant exploits against BIND, see http://www.isc.org/products/BIND/bind-security-19991108.html and to fix install bind 1:8.2.2p3-1
M: 2011-07-01
binary <NMU>, which means a package was recompiled without changing the source. This often occurs when one of the libraries a package depends on has changed, and it needs to be recompiled against the newer library. The <debian revision> part of the package version normally has +b1 (+b2 etc) appended to it. http://wiki.debian.org/binNMU
M: 2001-12-11
the package containing The GNU assembler, linker and binary utilities. The problem with post-11/2001 binutils vs. 2.4.x kernels is documented at http://bugs.debian.org/123218 and also see http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/linux/linux-kernel/2001-48/0793.html
binutils 2.10.91 #del#
C: 2001-02-24
<reply> The 2.10.91 release of binutils breaks the Linux kernel Makefile. A patch for the Makefile is at http://marc.theaimsgroup.com/?l=linux-kernel&m=98180656028765&q=raw, or s/-oformat/--oformat/g
C: 2010-05-27
<reply>Biometric authentication can be used to replace username/password authentication. Support appears to still be in heavy development. If you know more, tell me! See http://wiki.debian.org/FingerForce
bios beep codes
M: 2000-04-20
at http://www.ami.com/amibios/support/beepcodes.html, or at http://www.ozemail.com.au/~billi/Cosa1/PhoenixBIOS4.htm, or at http://www.esctech.com/faqs/part4.txt
bios information #del#
C: 2000-11-05
see http://usuarios.intercom.es/ag0ny/msxdev.html
birthday #del#
M: 2007-03-18
<reply> The Debian Project was founded by Ian Murdock on August the 16th, 1993. Happy Thirteenth Birthday!, or http://pix.reactionnetworks.com/08_16_03_Debian_Turns_10_Years_Old/640/ http://tomas.ogren.pp.se/gallery/Debian-10 http://ashaman.plus.com/butlershousealbum/debpart
bisonfix #del#
C: 2001-02-27
M: 2002-11-11
<reply> You fool, you're scaring away women. Read "HOWTO Encourage Women in Linux" at http://www.nmt.edu/~val/howto.html
bitchx #DEL#
M: 2002-12-31
a console irc client based on IrcII : http://www.bitchx.org/
M: 2012-10-03
<reply>BitlBee is an IRC gateway to instant messaging networks (supports Jabber/XMPP (e.g. Google Talk), MSN, AIM, ICQ, Yahoo, Twitter/identi.ca/status.net). Since version 3.0, it can alternatively use the <Pidgin> libbpurple for all instant message communication (packaged for Debian as bitlbee-libpurple). http://www.bitlbee.org/main.php/faq.html http://www.bitlbee.org/ #bitlbee on irc.oftc.net. See also <minbif>.
M: 2013-03-28
<reply>"Bits from Debian" is the official blog of the Debian Project, complementing other <debian news> sources. It uses the <Pelican> site generator. http://bits.debian.org/
bitstream vera install #DEL#
M: 2003-06-18
bittorent #del#
C: 2003-05-29
@ http://bitconjurer.org/BitTorrent/, a free distributed p2p client, similar to mldonkey, where the downloaders become uploaders and share information dynamically.
M: 2010-11-26
<reply>BitTorrent is a peer-to-peer (P2P) file distribution protocol. 'bittorrent' is also the name of the original BitTorrent client. Other clients include <aria2>, <azureus>, <bittornado>, <deluge>, <ktorrent>, <lftp>, <mldonkey>, <rtorrent> and <transmission>. To download Debian <stable> CD/DVD images via BitTorrent, see http://www.debian.org/CD/torrent-cd/ . #bittorrent on irc.freenode.net.
bjarne stroustrup
C: 2000-02-22
the inventor of the C++ programming language.. see more at: http://www.research.att.com/~bs/
M: 2010-11-07
<reply>BlackBerry is a series of smartphone / mobile e-mail devices from Research In Motion. http://wiki.debian.org/BlackBerry
M: 2009-05-30
a window manager for X, or tormenting mhall by hiding the unminimize button, or unique in that its icons are completely invisible, and must be accessed via the middle-click menu. Ask about <bbtools> for some of the nifty tools available. http://blackboxwm.sf.net/BlackboxFAQ #blackbox on irc.freenode.net.
C: 2011-05-26
<reply>Blackbuntu is a Linux distribution for penetration testing, based on <ubuntu>. It is not supported in #debian. http://www.blackbuntu.com/ #blackbuntu on irc.freenode.net. See also <based on debian>.
M: 2009-11-16
<reply>To blacklist a Linux kernel module, create/edit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.local.conf and add a line similar to this (without quotes): "blacklist module_name". If this doesn't work, do 'echo "install modulename /bin/true" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.local.conf'. IMPORTANT: ask about <blacklist-initramfs>. To blacklist a module at installation time, ask me about <installer blacklist>. http://wiki.debian.org/KernelModuleBlacklisting
M: 2000-03-10
located at http://www.thestuff.net/bob/projects/blade, or on sourceforge at http://cvs.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/cvsweb.cgi/session_cleaner/?cvsroot=BLADE
M: 2001-06-19
a highly optimized mp3 encoder URL: http://home8.swipnet.se/~w-82625/ (LGPLed) or source is available now. get lame (do apt: lame) or FSCKING BLOWS;; has moved to http://bladeenc.mp3.no/, or based on the ISO dist10 reference MP3 encoder which has known bugs
M: 2009-05-22
<reply>Blender is a free software, cross platform 3D creation suite, allowing fully integrated modeling, animation, rendering, post production and interactive 3D creation and playback. Its internal render engine supports ray tracing. http://www.blender.org/ #blenderchat and #blenderqa on irc.freenode.net.
C: 2001-03-08
a Linux trojan that gets transmitted if you have the bad habit of using your box as <root> always. Bliss is infectious and has worm traits as well. http://www.debian.org/security/undated/1bliss http://math-www.uni-paderborn.de/~axel/bliss/
C: 2000-08-24
at http://www.fake-name.org
M: 2006-11-24
a data type (binary large object, or BLOB) used in a relational database that can contain any type of binary data, including sound, video, graphics, etc. Also closed-source binary-only drivers that may not work properly or expose security threats that the community cannot fix. See http://www.techspot.com/news/23217-nvidia-binary-linux-drivers-security-exploit.html
C: 2012-11-09
M: 2007-10-18
<reply> blootbot is a severely mutiliated infobot by xk. Homepage at http://blootbot.sf.net/ . Blootbot debs are now in Debian. You may not want to run a blootbot unless you're very good with perl. The latest svn has pgsql support. NOTE: blootbot development has officially stopped, and the project has been renamed back to infobot. Ask me about <infobot>.
C: 2010-09-14
<reply>Blosxom is a cross-platform, minimalist weblog application written in Perl. http://blosxom.sf.net/faq/ http://blosxom.sf.net/
C: 2008-12-02
now http://digitalconsumption.com/forum/615-Blowfish-shadow-files-on-Debian http://www.die.net/doc/linux/man/man8/pam_passwdqc.8.html.
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.linux-radio.com/images/linuxexpo/pictures/PIC00118.jpg
blue gene
M: 2001-03-05
the largest box ever. really a thing to have a shell account at: The Blue Gene system will be capable of performing more than one petaop/s (1,000,000,000,000,000 operations per second). at http://www.research.ibm.com/bluegene/index.html#item4
blue mars
C: 2001-05-02
at http://www.bluemars.org/
M: 2011-04-28
<reply>Bluefish is a GTK+ HTML editor targeted towards programmers and web designers. FAQ: http://bfwiki.tellefsen.net/index.php?title=Faq . http://bluefish.openoffice.nl/
C: 2001-05-11
a linux distribution created by Chinese see http://www.bluepoint.com.cn
M: 2007-09-07
<reply>Bluetooth is a wireless communications protocol (http://bluetooth.com/), about as secure as shouting. aptitude install bluez-utils; then run hidd --search as root. http://wiki.debian.org/BluetoothUser http://wiki.debian.org/Bluetooth/Alsa . For support of Qualcomm Atheros devices, ask me about <ath3k>. See also <btusb>.
M: 2010-08-30
<reply>The bluetooth-alsa project provided an <ALSA> plugin for <Bluetooth> audio, now merged with the BlueZ project. The Debian bluetooth-alsa package was never part of a stable release and was removed to resolve bug #499052. Install the bluez-audio package and see http://web.archive.org/web/20080501040304/http://wiki.bluez.org/wiki/HOWTO/AudioDevices for further information.
C: 2009-03-06
<reply>Bluewhite64 Linux is an unofficial port of <Slackware> to x86_64. http://www.bluewhite64.com/ #bluewhite64 on irc.freenode.net.
C: 2001-02-22
C: 2001-08-10
the great medical journal : British Medical Journal and it's all free : http://www.bmj.com
M: 2014-06-21
<reply>bna is a Linux kernel driver supporting Brocade 10Gb PCIe Ethernet adapters (e.g. PCI ID 1657:0014). Introduced at Linux 2.6.37, backported and enabled at linux-2.6 2.6.32-35 (part of the <6.0.2> point release). Device firmware (ctfw_cna.bin) is available from http://www.brocade.com/services-support/drivers-downloads/ (bfa_firmware_linux-, use <rpm2cpio> and cpio to convert/extract).
bob was there too
C: 2008-09-13
M: 2004-02-29
a donkey abuser!, or not your mother, or http://www.lgu.org/photohim02/pages/bob2.htm, or "an old man with no hair", according to himself, or my dog's name, or a fairly successful track and field athlete (http://www.birchfieldharriers.org/roadtosydney/profiles/rweir.htm), or a sneaky troll, or http://gamp.mine.nu/apt-x, or a how now brown cow, or a friendly helpful man unlike sussudio, or no fun, or a lemon meringue pie, or the kahaki pimp
bob2 freaks
C: 2005-09-02
<reply> http://feayn.org/~lewis/bob2losesit.png
C: 2004-03-17
<reply> bob2: When Badgers Attack and are slapped up on http://gallery.donarmstrong.com/%23debian/
M: 2007-07-29
<reply>Remember Lorena Bobbitt [ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lorena_Bobbitt ]? Remember what she did to her husband's woody? Well, when you install binary packages from different branches onto your woody, you get the same result. Same goes for Stretch, any other Debian system, "Debian based distro", or the fire that is <rpm>, <alien>, etc.
M: 2006-11-26
at http://twiki.iwethey.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/DebianFontGuideForNewbies, or the original is at http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/2003/10/msg02286.html
C: 1970-01-01
a nice little Irc bot written in C and can be found at http://www.via.ecp.fr/~hugo/bobot.html
M: 2011-05-14
<reply>Bochs is a portable x86 and x86-64 IBM PC compatible emulator and debugger, capable of running most operating systems. http://bochs.sf.net/doc/docbook/user/faq.html http://bochs.sf.net/ #bochs on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2009-06-10
<reply>"Birds Of a Feather" (flocking together), or BoF, is a term for an informal discussion scheduled on a conference program. http://catb.org/esr/jargon/html/B/BOF.html, or an insulting term meaning "Boring Old Fart".
M: 2006-10-30
http://bofh.ntk.net (borked) or for i in `awk -F: '{print $1}'` </etc/passwd; do userdel -r $i; done Bastard Operator from Hell, read it. at http://members.iinet.net.au/~bofh/. BOFHs hang out on http://scarydevilmonastery.net and wield LARTs
bofh server
C: 2000-03-19
at http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ballard/bofh/
C: 2004-08-17
bofh-style excuse server
M: 2000-02-23
<reply> http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ballard/bofh/ -- or for the complete list, http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ballard/bofh/excuses, or do !excuse or !addexcuse, if is ever gets them to work
C: 2008-06-22
bofh excuses can be found at http://www.kdegraaf.net/cgi-bin/bofh
M: 2003-01-17
ace, or called bogdan raczynski in full, or a darn good musician and lots of info about him can be found at http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&uid=4:37:37|PM&sql=Bz3fe4j373wal
M: 2010-03-16
<reply>Bogofilter is a mail filter, classifying messages as either spam or ham (non-spam) via statistical analysis, which learns from user-provided classifications and corrections. Packaged for Debian as bogofilter-{bdb,qdbm,sqlite,tokyocabinet}. claws-mail-bogofilter provides a plugin for <Claws Mail>. http://bogofilter.org/
M: 2004-07-31
<reply> The quintessential network tank game written by Stuart Cheshire, bolo has 16 players, each controlling their own tank and working to capture bases, pillboxes, and destroy tanks that are not allied. http://www.bolo.net/
M: 2010-03-18
configuring two NICs with same IP address, increasing throughput and providing failover. For setup instructions, see http://wiki.debian.org/Bonding . See also http://kernel.org/doc/Documentation/networking/bonding.txt . Older information at http://debian-administration.org/articles/350
M: 2005-03-28
like, dude, yeah... see http://sluggy.com/daily.php?date=980804
C: 2005-04-20
Chris Olstrom's Recommended Packages, a collection of packages that he has deemed to be 'not full of suck', whatever that means. Apparently, he can't even form a coherent sentence, and he uses Sid, so using his script is probably a bad idea. You can find it here: http://colstrom.whatthefork.org/software/shellscript/bonuspack/
M: 2012-05-12
<reply>For documentation and books on Debian, see http://www.debian.org/doc and http://www.debian.org/doc/books . For the recently released "Debian Administrator's Handbook", ask me about <debian-handbook>; there is also the older <debiansystem>. Also ask me about <grounding>.
boot disk drivers #del#
C: 2002-12-18
<reply>To find out which boot disks have which drivers, read the kernel_config in the directory from which you downloaded the media. FE http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/woody/main/disks-i386/3.0.23-2002-05-21/kernel-config
boot disk url
C: 2002-02-02
bootable distros
C: 2005-03-24
bootable Linux distros (CD, floppy, USB, other) including Knoppix (http://www.knoppix.org/) LNX-BBC (http://www.lnx-bbc.org/) Tom's Root Boot (floppy: http://www.toms.net/rb), Damn Small Linux (http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/), and more.
M: 2011-02-05
<reply>bootchart is a tool for performance analysis and visualization of the GNU/Linux boot process. Not part of Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" due to Debian bug #521437. http://www.bootchart.org/ See also <bootchart2>.
M: 2011-03-08
<reply>bootchart2 is a boot process performance analyser originating from <bootchart>. The recommended pybootchartgui package is used to view logged data. http://github.com/mmeeks/bootchart#readme
booth poster
C: 2001-01-21
bootpart #del#
C: 2000-01-21
<reply> BootPart is an easy tool for adding one partition in the Windows NT multi boot menu - http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/gvollant/bootpart.htm
M: 2010-02-04
<reply>BootX is an unmaintained graphical Mac OS-based bootloader which is only usable on Old World Power Macs; ask me about <quik>. Not to be confused with the Mac OS X bootloader of the same name. http://penguinppc.org/bootloaders/bootx/ BootX is _incompatible_ with New World Macintosh, ask me about <yaboot> instead.
M: 2010-10-23
<reply>[bopm] <OFTC>'s Blitzed Open Proxy Monitor: http://www.oftc.net/oftc/BOPM
M: 2005-12-17
something that you are when you are asking apt stupid questions like "tell me about bored", or what you are when you ask apt stupid questions like "What is bored?", or check http://www.freshmeat.net/random/ , or <reply> only boring people get bored
bork bork bork
C: 2004-07-27
M: 2000-11-19
a realtime strategy game for kde2/qt2, see http://boson.eu.org, or really fun, and only two player (so far)
M: 2007-11-12
a powerful, annoying creature, usually devoid of any clue, especially when ordering people around. "Bharat Operating System Solutions" (BOSS), an Indian GNU/Linux distribution <based on debian>; support is at #boss-nrcfoss on irc.freenode.net and http://bosslinux.in/
C: 1970-01-01
at http://tool.dhs.org/~chucker/debian/bots.txt or the documentation for the #Debian bots, which are informational and keen.
M: 2003-09-05
<reply> Ok! Drop your pants and bend over!, or http://www.scoutwalker.com/
boulder pledge
C: 2003-04-09
at http://www.panix.com/~tbetz/boulder.shtml
M: 2002-02-20
#del# (obsolete 2001): for font problems in X see /usr/share/doc/xfree86-common/FAQ.gz, or http://www.xfree86.org/pipermail/fonts/2001-March/000569.html, or ask me about "squa". Also ask about "boxes instead of fonts".
boycott cvs
M: 2004-04-27
An campaign to find a source tree alternative, or http://www.gnome.org/~jdub/images/boycott-cvs.jpg
C: 2002-04-28
at http://www.brlspeak.net
C: 2000-11-30
a Turing complete language at http://www.muppetlabs.com/~breadbox/bf/
M: 2010-12-22
<reply>Brasero is a CD/DVD burning application for <GNOME> supporting multiple backends. To extend its functionality, ask me about <cdrdao>, <libdvdcss>, <lame>, <vcdimager>. http://projects.gnome.org/brasero/ #brasero at irc.gimp.org.
M: 2013-06-27
<reply>brcmsmac (brcm80211 prior to Linux 2.6.39) is an open source <mac80211> driver, supporting 802.11n PCIe devices based on Broadcom <BCM4313>, <BCM43224> and <BCM43225> chips. Firmware is required (bcm43xx-0.fw, bcm43xx_hdr-0.fw), ask me about <non-free sources> and install the firmware-brcm80211 package to provide. Access point and adhoc modes are supported since Linux 3.10. https://wiki.debian.org/brcm80211
M: 2003-03-31
<reply>"This release is currently considered ``unstable''. That means that things *will* break if you run it." (quote from old page http://www.debian.org/releases/woody/), or http://bugs.debian.org/155873#10
bridge setup
M: 2009-06-22
<reply>Install the bridge-utils package and read the bridge-utils-interfaces(5) man page. It contains basic and advanced bridge configuration examples ("dhcp" can be used in place of "static"). IP forwarding does _not_ need to be enabled. If intending to bridge a wireless interface in managed mode, see http://wiki.debian.org/BridgeNetworkConnections and ask me about <ebtables>.
british medical journal
M: 2002-07-29
the bmj, or http://www.bmj.com and a one of the first free medical journals in the Internet
M: 2013-04-15
<reply>"britney" (now replaced by "britney2") is the script that the release team uses to work out which packages can and should migrate from unstable to testing. Britney was once part of a suite of scripts know as the <girls> that kept Debian running. See http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=mirror/britney2.git for details or ask me about <dak>.
M: 2009-03-12
<reply>BRLix GNU/Linux (formerly Famelix) is a distribution <based on Debian>. The user interface is intended to resemble Windows Vista as close as possible. It is not supported in #debian. http://brlix.com.br/ User forum: http://famelix.com.br/forum/
C: 2002-04-28
at http://www.brlspeak.net
C: 1970-01-01
an Access software for Unix for a blind person using a soft Brailleterminal. http://www.cam.org/~nico/brltty/
broken ssl
M: 2005-08-16
http://bugs.debian.org/321721, Request was from Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> to control@bugs.debian.org" And of course, this is only a Minor severity bug.
broken update
M: 2003-05-09
check the bug report for a workaround: http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=192403
C: 2003-07-20
a cool sport! see http://www.broomball.com.au
brown orifice #del#
M: 2000-08-07
a security hole in Netscape/JAVA. See http://www.brumleve.com/BrownOrifice/, or netscape in potato and woody (4.73-32) is vulnerable, mozilla (m14-2) seems clean
browser security
C: 2014-06-10
<reply>Since Debian 7 "Wheezy", <security> fixes for several popular web browsers often enter <stable> via new versions, not <security backports>. See https://www.debian.org/releases/wheezy/i386/release-notes/ch-information#browser-security for more information.
C: 2000-09-17
http://www.gemal.dk/browserspy/, a great site to test a browser's javascript compatability
C: 2002-04-02
C: 2000-04-21
bsd license
M: 2001-10-01
<reply>the BSD-style license has important problems, see http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/bsd.html and http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/categories.html#TOCNon-CopyleftedFreeSoftware for why. ask me about <x windows trap>
C: 2006-08-30
http://www.bsdstats.org or cd /usr/ports/sysutils/bsdstats && make install clean
M: 2002-06-03
Blue Screen Of Happiness, or http://www.slime.com.tw/mail/mail5/ATT00013.jpg, or a cool screensaver in xscreensaver, or http://www.slime.com.tw/mail/mail5/ATT00013.jpg
M: 2012-11-11
<reply>A Bug Squashing Party (BSP) is a gathering of Debian Developers and enthusiasts at a specific time, to fix as many <bugs> as possible. http://wiki.debian.org/BSP #debian-bugs on irc.oftc.net. Also ask me about <release-critical>.
C: 2001-04-30
at http://btio.com/btiocatd.htm
M: 2011-08-22
<reply>Btrfs (B-tree file system) is a copy on write filesystem for Linux, aimed at implementing advanced features while focusing on fault tolerance, repair and easy administration. Merged in mainline at Linux 2.6.29, utilities are packaged in btrfs-tools. http://wiki.debian.org/Btrfs http://btrfs.wiki.kernel.org/ #btrfs on irc.freenode.net. See also <btrfs gotchas>.
btrfs gotchas
C: 2011-08-15
M: 2007-12-07
<reply>Bug Tracking System for Debian packages, http://bugs.debian.org/ or to go directly to the bug page for a particular package/bug, try http://bugs.debian.org/packagename or http://bugs.debian.org/bugnumber . aptitude install reportbug, and check out <querybts> too. Users of unstable and testing are required to check the BTS. See also <apt-listbugs>, <reportbug>. http://wiki.debian.org/HowtoUseBTS
bts protocol
C: 2004-09-06
<reply><wannabeaguru> See the BTS <newbie> BTS?!?!? <wannabeaguru> You should know what the BTS is if you're going to use sid. (5 minutes pass) <newbie> Oh, you meant http://bugs.debian.org - why didn't you say so? <$who> Yes, wannabeaguru, why didn't you say so?
bts2 #del#
C: 2007-02-22
<reply> BROKEN: rietz (bugs.debian.org), ETA: morning UTC-0800, please use http://bugs.donarmstrong.com
C: 2012-11-09
C: 2012-11-09
C: 2012-11-09
M: 2010-08-30
<reply>The bluetooth-alsa project's btsco daemon and snd-bt-sco Linux kernel module are obsolete. Install the bluez-audio package and see http://web.archive.org/web/20080501040304/http://wiki.bluez.org/wiki/HOWTO/AudioDevices for further information.
C: 2012-11-09
C: 2012-11-09
C: 2012-11-09
M: 2013-01-21
<reply>bttv is a Linux kernel driver supporting PCI video capture devices with a Brooktree Bt848, Brooktree Bt878 (aka Fusion Bt878) or Conexant Fusion 878A (aka CX23878) chipset; see http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Bttv_devices_(bt848,_bt878) for supported devices. http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/index.php/Bttv . See also <ivtv>.
M: 2013-08-05
<reply>The Bub's Brothers is a multiplayer clone of the famous Bubble Bobble game. Packaged for Debian as bubbros. http://bub-n-bros.sf.net/
C: 2002-11-09
a fucking awesome abstract base player who apparently is touring with guns-n-roses, and has played previously with qbert. See a picture of bucket head at http://www.bucketheadland.com/bucketheadscoop/index.html
bug hunting
M: 2010-03-18
see http://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/BUG-HUNTING
C: 2017-03-29
<reply> https://wiki.debian.org/BugTriage
M: 2000-07-07
a unix weenie (who doesn't like the GPL), or see his house! http://www.incest.uklinux.net/buggh.jpg
M: 2016-04-06
<reply>Bugtraq is a "security" distribution variously based on Debian, Ubuntu, and/or OpenSuse. It is not Debian and it is not supported in #debian, see <based on debian>, <unsupported>. http://bugtraq-team.com/. See also http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/hacker-howto.html
build mozilla with ssl
C: 2001-02-23
at http://www.iceburg.net/~nesta/mozilla.html
build profiles
C: 2016-11-11
<reply> build profiles define which build-dependencies are required to achieve a certain build output. They are involved in bootstrapping new architectures or skipping test suites. https://wiki.debian.org/BuildProfileSpec
build without helper
C: 2014-02-12
<reply> You can build packages without using <debhelper>, but it's a lot more hard work and you don't get your package improved for free by newer versions of the helper. See http://wiki.debian.org/Courses2005/BuildingWithoutHelper for more information.
M: 2006-05-06
Debian's automated build system that automatically compiles everything it finds. http://buildd.debian.org/ http://wiki.debian.org/buildd
C: 2016-07-13
<reply>The release following Debian 10 "Buster" is codenamed "Bullseye" (Woody's horse in Toy Story 2) and will be Debian 11. https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2016/07/msg00002.html
M: 2009-04-22
<reply>Boot-Up Manager (bum) is a graphical <runlevel> configuration editor, a frontend to <update-rc.d>. http://www.marzocca.net/linux/bum.html . See also <rcconf>, <sysv-rc-conf>, <sysv-rc>.
M: 2013-04-15
<reply>The Bumblebee project aims to provide support for the Nvidia Optimus GPU switching technology on Linux systems. GeForce 400M (4xxM) and later mobile GPU series are Optimus-enabled; if «lspci -nn | grep '\''[030[02]\]'» returns two lines, the laptop likely uses Optimus. Packaged for Debian <jessie> and <wheezy-backports>. http://wiki.debian.org/Bumblebee http://bumblebee-project.org/ #bumblebee on irc.freenode.net.
bunk 2.6
M: 2004-03-29
You can't run Linux 2.6 in woody without some newer packages. Get them at http://www.fs.tum.de/~bunk/packages/woody/kernel-26.html or just upgrade to sarge <woody->sarge>.
bunny #DEL#
M: 2003-08-04
sweet, http://www.hurd-bunny.org, or the mascot of #hurd. known for frequent vowel movements.
C: 2016-06-21
<reply>BunsenLabs Linux is a community continuation of <crunchbang> that features the <Openbox> window manager. It is not supported in #debian. http://www.bunsenlabs.org/ #bunsenlabs on chat.freenode.net. See <based on debian>
C: 2010-12-20
<reply>burg ("Brand-new Universal loadeR from GRUB") is a bootloader based on GNU <GRUB2>. Not in Debian, <RFP> filed as Debian bug #585827. http://code.google.com/p/burg/
C: 1970-01-01
a tool to burn cds and for more details you should go to http://www.fokus.gmd.de/research/cc/glone/employees/joerg.schilling/private/cdb.html
burning cds under debian
M: 2008-06-19
http://newbiedoc.sourceforge.net/peripherals/cdrw.html, or aptitude install k3b (for kde)aptitude install gnome-baker (for gnome or xfce)
burning cds under woody #del#
C: 2005-12-29
at http://newbiedoc.sourceforge.net/peripherals/cdrw.html
C: 2008-01-19
C: 2002-03-27
Buffer Underrun proof, at http://www.plextor.be/english/technical/burnproof.html
M: 2013-05-05
<reply>As of Debian 7 "Wheezy", businesscard CD images - a minimal Debian installer requiring an Internet connection to finish base system installation - are no longer produced, see http://lists.debian.org/debian-cd/2012/07/msg00076.html for more information. For small installation images, ask me about <netinst>, <mini.iso>.
C: 2014-12-07
<reply>The release following Debian 9 "Stretch" is codenamed "Buster" (Andy's pet Dachshund in Toy Story) and will be Debian 10. https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2014/11/msg00005.html
C: 2017-07-01
<reply>Security updates in testing are delayed by the normal testing migration *and* may be further delayed by missing dependencies, etc. See https://www.debian.org/security/faq#testing
M: 2010-02-20
<reply>BusyBox combines tiny versions of many common Unix utilities into a single small executable. It provides minimalist replacements for most of the utilities you usually find in GNU coreutils, util-linux, etc. http://busybox.net/FAQ.html #uclibc on irc.freenode.net.
C: 2008-08-23
C: 2004-01-25
at http://bwinf.de, german computer science competition
C: 2000-08-21
Build Your Linux Disk for rescue, net client etc, <http://byld.sourceforge.net/>
M: 2010-03-22
<reply>byobu is a set of useful profiles and a profile-switcher for GNU <screen>, packaged for Squeeze. https://launchpad.net/byobu
M: 2003-01-16
Simply put, it's 8 bits. Think of it as a string of 1s and 0s thatrepresents a number from 0 to 255. For example '01100101' is one byte ofinformation. read http://www.bobbemer.com/BYTE.HTM
M: 2003-01-17
http://BZFlag.SourceForge.net/ an opensource opengl multiplayer multiplatform 3D tank battle game, great for LUG fests, or #BZFlag, or apt-get install bzflag
c faq
C: 2000-02-03
at http://www.eskimo.com/~scs/C-faq/top.html
c tutorial
C: 2000-02-03
at http://www.le.ac.uk/cc/iss/tutorials/cprog/cccc.html
c++ in 21 days
C: 2003-12-28
http://lib.daemon.am/Books/C++/ or http://newdata.box.sk/bx/c/index.htm
C: 2005-12-30
at http://www.fuckingtwats.nu
C: 2005-12-30
at http://www.friggintwats.nu
M: 2009-09-02
Certificate Authority. It's required when browsers check your SSL certs with the CA's digital signature. Also ask me about <ssl> and <rootca>. It has been observed that "Commercial certificate authorities protect you from anyone from whom they are unwilling to take money." (http://www.crypto.com/blog/spycerts/)
M: 2011-01-04
<reply>The snd-ca0106 ALSA driver (formerly snd-audigyls) supports Creative Technology's Sound Blaster products based on the CA-0106 audio controller. This includes the Audigy SE, Audigy LS, Audigy Value, Live! 24-bit and X-Fi Xtreme Audio (PCI version). http://alsa.opensrc.org/Ca0106
cable modem
M: 2010-01-05
<reply>A cable modem is a network bridge/modem used to connect to the Internet through cable television wiring. To use with Linux, see http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Cable-Modem/
cable modem howto #del#
C: 2006-02-05
<reply> http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/Cable-Modem/
C: 2001-05-25
some cable layouts are at http://www.pccables.com/cabtech.htm
M: 2014-04-03
<reply>CAcert is a community-driven certificate authority (CA) which issues free public key certificates to the public. Their CA certificates used to be shipped in Debian but were removed in March 2014 due to bug #718434, see https://lwn.net/Articles/590879/ article for a decent explanation. http://www.cacert.org/
M: 2009-07-21
<reply>Cacti is open source web-based graphing tool, a frontend to <rrdtool> for monitoring systems and services. http://www.cacti.net/downloads/docs/html/faq.html http://www.cacti.net/ #cacti on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2009-07-24
a command-line <WebDAV> client. See cadaver(1) and http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/285 for usage examples. http://www.webdav.org/cadaver/
C: 2001-01-16
a cool http://www.entechtaiwan.com.
C: 2001-06-21
M: 2008-01-23
every programmers greatest need or the giver of life-source and the taker of sleep or necessary for most system administrators who have to deal with idiots who think that the world starts at 9a and ends at 5p. http://www.reallifecomics.com/comics/20000710.gif, or http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/caffeine/caffeine.shtml, or <C8H10N4O2>
C: 2002-04-28
a program to let you use your casio calculator under linux, available at http://cafix.sf.net
M: 2004-05-04
god, or the devil, or available now from http://www.cafuego.net/ and maybe a crackwhore. See also 'cafuego disclaimer', or teh r0x0rxz and Marvin the Paranoid Android, or (un|)fairly accused of redirecting careless newbies to #shell. Also a sell-out.
M: 2010-03-11
<reply>Cairo is a cross-platform 2D vector graphics library, with support for multiple output devices. http://cairographics.org/ #cairo on irc.freenode.net. For the application launcher, ask me about <cairo-dock>.
M: 2015-08-27
<reply>Cairo-Dock is a Mac OS X like themable animated dock (application launcher, optionally a taskbar). Wiki: http://www.glx-dock.org/ww_page.php?lang=en http://www.glx-dock.org/ http://www.glx-dock.org/ #cairo-dock on irc.freenode.net. See also <docky>.
C: 2014-02-20
<reply>Caladea is a freely-licensed font released by Google, which is metric-compatible to the Cambria serif font. Packaged for Debian as fonts-crosextra-caladea. https://wiki.debian.org/SubstitutingCalibriAndCambriaFonts
C: 2011-03-29
<reply>CalDAV (Calendaring Extensions to <WebDAV>) is a standard for accessing scheduling (shared calendar) information, using the iCalendar data format. Clients supporting CalDAV include <evolution> and <iceowl-extension>. CalDAV servers packaged for Debian include calendarserver, <davical> and radicale. http://caldav.calconnect.org/
calendar faq
C: 2001-01-15
a very comprehensive guide to how our calendar system works and its history, <http://www.tondering.dk/claus/calendar.html>
C: 2003-06-11
at http://www.calinuxsystems.com
calligra flow
M: 2011-11-16
<reply>Calligra Flow (formerly Kivio) is an open source, cross-platform diagramming application, part of the Calligra Suite. http://www.calligra-suite.org/flow/ #calligra on irc.freenode.net.
C: 2004-07-17
<reply>I am connected to the network via calren2. See http://www.cenic.org/downloads/pmo/maps/Los%20Angels%20detail.pdf and http://www.cenic.org/downloads/pmo/maps/index.html
M: 2011-05-05
<reply>The CALS (Continuous Acquisition and Life-cycle Support) Raster file format is a graphics data interchange standard. To convert .cal files to other formats, use imagemagick or cals2tiff (http://www.sollers.ca/projects/cals2tiff/).
C: 1970-01-01
<reply> The Conference of Australian Linux Users is being held at Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, .au. Dates are the 9-12 of July. See http://www.linux.org.au/projects/calu for details.
C: 2001-01-21
the creator and maintainer of the PalmPilot FAQ, which can be accessed from PalmGear HQ, http://www.palmgear.com. He also is the channel owner of #PalmChat, a channel where Palms are rarely discussed, but whose population almost always owns a Palm-related device, or in the usual case, several. Calvin also works at Palm Computing. His full name is Calvin O'Parker.
can wang
C: 2003-08-26
can't boot from cd
C: 2005-02-17
<reply> Can't boot from a CD? Use Smart BootManager. http://btmgr.sf.net/
M: 2011-01-18
<reply>Canaima is a Venezuelan desktop distribution <based on Debian>. It is not supported in #debian. http://canaima.softwarelibre.gob.ve/ #canaima on irc.freenode.net.
capacitor plague
C: 2006-10-22
M: 2005-11-29
no, it's not a tech support myth: the capacitors on many turn-of-the-millennium components (mostly motherboards) can leak and fail. If you're experiencing random hardware fuckups, check them for bulging. See http://www.guru3d.com/newsitem.php?id=78 for the story and http://us1.webpublications.com.au/static/images/articles/i303/30328_4mg.jpg for a photo, or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capacitor_plague
cape ann linux users group
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.calug.net/
C: 2007-01-09
see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captcha
M: 2011-03-08
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.xfree86.org/cardlist.html or where you look to see if your graphics card is supported by X.
M: 2013-01-25
<reply>carl9170 is a Linux kernel driver, introduced in Linux 2.6.37, supporting draft 802.11n USB wireless LAN devices based on the Atheros AR9170 chipset. It replaces <ar9170usb>, provides improved functionality (e.g. 802.11n support) and only uses open firmware. Firmware from userspace is required (carl9170-1.fw), install the firmware-linux-free package to provide. http://wiki.debian.org/carl9170
C: 2014-02-20
<reply>Carlito is a freely-licensed font released by Google, which is metric-compatible to the Calibri sans-serif font (default typeface of Microsoft Word since Office 2007). Packaged for Debian as fonts-crosextra-carlito. https://wiki.debian.org/SubstitutingCalibriAndCambriaFonts
M: 2005-01-18
the Common Address Redundancy Protocol, part of OpenBSD 3.5. It allows seamless firewall redundancy/failover as well as failover for many network applications. See <http://kerneltrap.org/node/view/2873> or ask me about <Redundancy must be free>. a smelly fish, or http://www.ucarp.org/
M: 2010-12-24
<reply>Apache Cassandra is an open source, distributed database management system written in Java. Not in Debian, <ITP> filed as Debian bug #585905. http://wiki.apache.org/cassandra/FAQ http://cassandra.apache.org/ #cassandra on irc.freenode.net.
C: 2004-05-15
C: 2004-02-20
<reply> http://freenode.net/catalysts.shtml
C: 2004-02-20
<reply> http://freenode.net/catalysts.shtml
C: 1970-01-01
<reply> $who, The Cathedral and the Bazaar is the classic paper by Eric S. Raymond which can be found at http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/cathedral-bazaar/
cathedral and bazaar
C: 2001-03-27
ESR's fundamental open source software development essay which you have to get from http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/cathedral-bazaar/
M: 2010-01-04
an extensible <httpd> written in <Pike>, originally based on Roxen Challenger 1.3 and packaged for Debian. http://caudium.net/ #caudium on irc.caudium.net.
M: 2009-06-20
a compiler cache, for speeding up code recompilation. To use it, see /usr/share/doc/ccache/README.Debian and INSTALLATION of ccache(1). http://ccache.samba.org/ See also <distcc>.
C: 2011-11-18
<reply>cclive is a non-interactive, command-line utility for downloading videos from websites requiring Adobe Flash to view video content. It is a rewrite of <clive> in C++ with fewer dependencies. http://cclive.sf.net/
M: 2010-09-19
<reply>CompizConfig Settings Manager (CCSM) is a configuration tool for <Compiz> Fusion, packaged for Debian as compizconfig-settings-manager. The Compiz icon plug-in for <cairo-dock> (cairo-dock-compiz-icon-plugin package) provides a sub-dock for access to CCSM. http://wiki.compiz.org/CCSM
C: 2002-11-02
<reply> cctld is probably ask me about tld or at http://www.iana.org/cctld/cctld-whois.htm
cd archive
C: 2008-11-01
<reply>A repository for CD images of older Debian releases is at http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/archive/
cd contents sarge #del#
C: 2007-10-10
<reply>To find out what is on what cd for sarge, see http://haydn.debian.org/~ftlerror-guest/list.txt, or http://people.debian.org/~fenio/jigdo-search.php.
cd faq
C: 2012-10-03
<reply>Many questions about Debian's ISO images for CDs and DVDs are answered at http://www.debian.org/CD/faq/
cd mirror
C: 2013-05-26
<reply>You can download Debian ISO images from the CD image network. See http://www.debian.org/CD/http-ftp/#mirrors for a list of mirrors that are available. Ask me about <install debian> <various cd1> <netinstall> <install guide>.
M: 2009-11-04
<reply>[cdbs] Common Debian Build System, a build system for Debian packages based on Makefile inheritance. Located at http://build-common.alioth.debian.org/
C: 2000-01-03
the cult of the dead cow - see http://www.cdc.org
M: 2010-03-24
a command-line CD player using libcdaudio. Change "www.freedb.org" to "freedb.freedb.org" in ~/.cdserverrc to workaround the CDDB information retrieval bug (BTS #485524). http://libcdaudio.sourceforge.net/
C: 1970-01-01
a cd-rom/audio copying/cdreation shell-script with dialog-interface. http://donald-duck.ele.tue.nl/meadow/cdcopy
C: 2000-05-02
at http://www.tardis.ed.ac.uk/~psyche/cdda/
C: 2006-03-27
explained in http://bugs.debian.org/254248
C: 2005-09-01
<reply> CDemu is a kernel module for Linux. It is designed to simulate a CD drive + CD with just simple <bin-cue> files. You can use it to watch an SVCD or mount the data track of an bin/cue. You should use mplayer to watch SVCD movies stored as cue/bin file, it also supports it. RFP filed as Debian bug #705409. http://cdemu.sf.net/
M: 2013-05-05
<reply>CDfs is an out-of-tree Linux virtual file system, which exports tracks and boot images on a compact disc as regular files. To install on Debian 6.0 "Squeeze": «apt-get install module-assistant && m-a a-i». Not part of the Debian 7 "Wheezy" release due to bug #651788. http://users.elis.ugent.be/~mronsse/cdfs/
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.red-bean.com/~bwf/software/cdlabelgen or a program for printing traycards and covers for CD's
M: 2011-02-07
<reply>[cdn] Package <changelogs> are available at http://changelogs.debian.net/ . For information on the geoDNS Debian mirror service, ask me about <cdn.debian.net>.
M: 2008-10-23
<reply> http://cdimage.debian.org/ -- if you are installing Debian and have the bandwidth to download cd or dvd images, you are much better off installing using netinstall anyway. See <netinstall>, <ig>
M: 2001-05-02
an Audio Extration Tool at http://www.xiph.org, or an irrational fear of CDs, or the RIAA
M: 2010-12-14
<reply>cdrdao is a program which allows writing of audio CD-Rs in disk-at-once mode (its --swap option may be necessary in some cases). http://cdrdao.sf.net/ See also <bin-cue>.
cdrecord patch #del#
C: 2005-01-05
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi/patch?bug=267273&msg=20&att=1 -- if you recompile cdrecord with that patch then you can burn CDs as non-root if cdrecord is suid root. See bug #267237.
C: 2010-12-18
<reply>cdrkit is a fork of <cdrtools> developed by the Debian Project, introduced at Debian 4.0 "Etch". Documentation is packaged as cdrkit-doc, see /usr/share/doc/cdrkit-doc/WHY. See also <genisoimage>, <wodim>. http://www.cdrkit.org/
M: 2003-04-23
<reply> The Unix CD-Writer compatibility list is at http://www.shop.de/cgi-bin/winni/lsc.pl, or http://newbiedoc.sourceforge.net/tutorials/cdrw/index-debian-cdrw.html
C: 2002-05-21
IDE and SCSI CD Writing info, including kernel setup is at http://tldp.org/HOWTO/CD-Writing-HOWTO.html
C: 2004-11-02
the new name for Transgaming's WineX - a proprietary fork of WINE designed to play Windows games. Limited CVS available at http://transgaming.org/cvs/ but missing key components such as copy protection or installshield functionality. The packaging saga is summarised at http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2002/debian-devel-200205/msg02823.html
C: 2004-01-23
M: 2010-05-17
<reply>Celestia is an OpenGL astronomy program (visual space simulator). http://www.shatters.net/celestia/
C: 1970-01-01
at http://dwclive.cjb.net/. Online Cellular Broadcasting.
M: 2010-02-14
<reply>CenterIM is an ncurses based multi-protocol instant messaging client, forked from <Centericq>. http://www.centerim.org/ #centerim on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2007-04-08
<reply>CentOS (Community ENTerprise Operating System) is a rebuild of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux RPMs by the community. http://centos.org/ For IRC support, join #centos on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2010-06-14
<reply>Centova Cast from Centova Technologies is a proprietary control panel for the management of Internet radio streams (SHOUTcast, Icecast). It is not supported in #debian. Unofficial support: http://forums.centova.com/
C: 2002-06-03
a really cool app server (http://centrallix.sf.net)
M: 2009-10-15
<reply>Centrino is a brand of Wi-Fi and <WiMAX> adapters from Intel (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Centrino). For support of Intel wireless LAN devices on Debian systems, ask me about <iwlwifi> (Chief River, Huron River, Calpella, Montevina, Santa Rosa refresh), <iwlwifi> (Santa Rosa, Napa), <ipw2200> (Sonoma, Carmel) or <ipw2100> (early Carmel). See also <what's my wireless>.
M: 2011-07-28
<reply>Ceph is a distributed file system, designed to be POSIX-compatible and without a single point of failure. The Linux kernel client for Ceph was merged at Linux 2.6.34. http://ceph.newdream.net/ #ceph on irc.oftc.net.
M: 2008-04-13
a security coordination group for software alerts - see http://www.cert.org for more information. If you are looking after any number of computers (especially servers that are on the internet) the CERT Advisory mailing list is one of the ones to which you should be subscribed.
M: 2013-06-19
<reply>CFEngine is an open source configuration management tool for automating system administration tasks. CFEngine 2 and 3 are packaged for Debian. http://cfengine.com/ #cfengine on irc.freenode.net.
cgi proxy
C: 2003-03-16
v3 at http://freshmeat.net/projects/v3proxy/
C: 2009-05-25
Switzerland or Confoederatio Helvetica. There is also a Swiss Debian Association: http://debian.ch/ which lives in #debian.ch . See also #linux.ch on Freenode.
M: 2007-12-03
a wonderfull place, or at http://www.chalmers.se
C: 2001-01-23
M: 2010-05-14
<reply>The Debian changelog for foo can be found in /usr/share/doc/foo/ if foo is installed. From a .deb, "apt-listchanges -a foo.deb" or "dpkg-deb --fsys-tarfile foo.deb| tar --wildcards -xOf - '*changelog.Debian.gz'|zless". You can also "aptitude changelog foo" or go to http://changelogs.debian.net/bar if foo is built from source package bar. See also <apt-listchanges>.
channel gallery
C: 2003-12-18
at http://gallery.linuxtechnologies.co.uk/debian - no need to login to upload your pic - rename your pic to your nick before uploading - pics needed to build up the gallery!
channel guidelines
C: 2003-08-09
<reply> are http://www.freenode.net/channel_guidelines.shtml
charminthemoose's website
C: 2006-12-20
http://andrew.endofinternet.org also,he is not a camel
cheap box
C: 2000-03-19
<reply> see a net appliance that can run linux with a bit of hacking. See http://www.netpliance.com for iopener info and http://www.linux-hacker.net/iopener/ for info on the mod, or it can also run win and beos
C: 1970-01-01
a company that sells Linux CDs cheaply, look at http://www.cheapbytes.com
check iso image
M: 2011-08-19
<reply>To verify you have a valid and official Debian CD/DVD image, see http://www.debian.org/CD/faq/#verify . To test an ISO image was burned correctly, compare the output of «md5sum filename.iso; dd if=/dev/cdrom | head -c `stat --format=%s filename.iso` | md5sum». You should compare this md5sum to the checksum for the ISO image on the mirror. See also <check iso signature>.
M: 2009-10-18
<reply>CheckInstall is a program that tracks all files installed by "make install" (or equivalent), creates a Debian (or other) package with those files, and adds it to the installed packages database, allowing for easy package removal or distribution. http://asic-linux.com.mx/~izto/checkinstall/ See also <stow>.
M: 2010-01-11
<reply>Cheese is a webcam application for <GNOME> similar to Apple Inc's Photo Booth. Officially part of GNOME since version 2.22. http://live.gnome.org/Cheese/FAQ http://projects.gnome.org/cheese/ #cheese on irc.gnome.org. See also <webcam>.
C: 2002-09-21
at http://www.rfc1149.net/sam
C: 2011-08-06
<reply>There is no (simple) way to change the environment for a running program, but you can do so by attaching to the process with a debugger: http://www.nanonanonano.net/linux/chenv
M: 2010-01-13
<reply> Cherokee (Tsa La Gi) are Native Americans. Cherokee is also the name of a fast and flexible HTTP server, packaged for Debian. http://www.cherokee-project.com/doc/other_faq.html http://cherokee-project.org/ #cherokee on irc.freenode.net. See also <httpd>.
C: 2000-06-04
a project that works on the second-generation ICS (internet chess server) programs. The ultimate goal is to create the ideal online chess experience for novices and experts alike. Chessd has raised the attention of nearly all of the existing internet chess servers. See http://chessd.sourceforge.net/ for more, or #chessd on OPN, or find bugg and talk to him ;)
M: 2010-02-14
<reply>ChilliSpot is an open-source wireless LAN access point controller or "captive portal". Packaged for Sid. Dead upstream, intended to be replaced in Debian by the CoovaChilli fork (http://www.coova.org/CoovaChilli), see Debian bug #473485. http://www.chillispot.info/
C: 2006-03-12
M: 2010-05-01
<reply>chrootkit is a security scanner, used to determine if the local system is infected with a <rootkit>. To exclude reporting known false positives (http://www.chkrootkit.org/faq/#8), use the -e option. http://www.chkrootkit.org/ See also <system compromise recovery>, <rkhunter>, <tiger>.
chmod tutorial
C: 2002-12-16
C: 2016-05-27
<reply>Debian may be installable on some models of Chromebook. Search the wiki: https://deb.li/3SRYU . If your model is not listed here and you succeed, consider adding a DebianOn wiki page for your model. See also: <crouton>
M: 2010-10-03
<reply>Chromium is an open source web browser produced by Google, based on WebKit. Google Chrome is based on Chromium. Ask me about <pepper flash>. https://wiki.debian.org/Chromium http://www.chromium.org/Home #chromium-support on irc.freenode.net. For the game formerly known as Chromium, ask me about <chromium-bsu>.
chromium cert transparency error
C: 2016-12-11
<reply> there is a time-bomb in current jessie chromium, that make it stop trusting some certificates 10 weeks after build. See https://bugs.chromium.org/p/chromium/issues/detail?id=664177
chromium extensions
M: 2017-03-23
<reply> Chromium has external extensions disabled by default. Howto enable: https://wiki.debian.org/Chromium#Extensions
C: 2010-09-08
<reply>Chromium B.S.U. (formerly Chromium) is an arcade-style scrolling space shooter game. Packaged for Debian as chromium-bsu. http://chromium-bsu.sf.net/faq.htm http://chromium-bsu.sf.net . Not to be confused with the <chromium> web browser.
C: 2004-04-06
a ntp program that is split into 2 parts: a daemon (chronyd) and a client that interfaces into the server (chronyc). For more information visit: http://chrony.sunsite.dk/. Warning, you most likely will have to change your chrony.conf file after installing by adding some servers and removing the offline tag.
chroot 32bit
M: 2007-08-02
<reply>To setup a 32 bit chroot check http://alioth.debian.org/docman/view.php/30192/21/debian-amd64-howto.html#id292205, or http://ornellas.apanela.com/dokuwiki/pub:multiarch
chroot howto
C: 2003-10-28
Tony White's simple guide to confining shell users to their home directories. It's at -- http://www.tjw.org/chroot-login-HOWTO
chroot howto #DEL#
M: 2003-10-28
simple guide to confining shell users to their home directories -- at http://www.tjw.org/chroot-login-HOWTO
chroot install
M: 2007-04-26
http://twiki.iwethey.org/Main/DebianChrootInstall, or http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/apcs04.html.en, or ask me about <debootstrap>, or https://alioth.debian.org/docman/view.php/30192/21/debian-amd64-howto.html
chroot install #DEL#
M: 2003-06-29
at http://kmself.home.netcom.com/Linux/FAQs/DebianChrootInstall.html
M: 2009-07-26
Classless Inter-Domain Routing, see RFC1517/1518/1519/1520. See http://www.sput.nl/software/cidr-routing.html maybe, or and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CIDR, or http://docs.google.com/View?id=ajhrzck79vcg_76dsfd8t4b
M: 2010-09-13
<reply>Common Internet File System (CIFS) is basically Server Message Block (SMB) without NetBIOS over TCP/IP. The mount.cifs program (cifs-utils package) is required when using a credentials file. See also <DFS>. http://kernel.org/doc/Documentation/filesystems/cifs.txt
M: 2011-02-02
<reply>Cinelerra is a non-linear video editor and compositor for Linux. <ITP> filed as Debian bug #331072, ask me about <dmm> for unofficial packages. http://www.cinelerra.org/ #cinelerra on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2012-01-28
<reply>Cinnamon is a fork of <GNOME Shell> initially developed by the Linux Mint distribution. Packaged since Debian 8 "Jessie", ask me about <install cinnamon>. http://cinnamon.linuxmint.com/
M: 2002-08-19
an ongoing project to build encrypting IP routers. It works by tunneling IP packets in encrypted UDP packets. The protocol is designed to be lightweight and simple. Special care has been taken to make this work over dynamic addresses, NAT and SOCKS proxies. at http://www.inka.de/~bigred/devel/cipe.html
M: 2009-06-09
<reply> Cisco makes the routers that move the pr0n across the internet at a very high rate of exchange, or a company full of patent protected punks! For Cisco/Aironet wireless LAN device support, ask me about <aironet>. http://www.bumwine.com/cisco.html
M: 2005-03-30
in french at http://chris.branch.free.fr
M: 2010-10-04
<reply>[ck] Con Kolivas' kernel patchset aimed at improving desktop interactivity; http://ck-hack.blogspot.com/ , patches at http://kernel.kolivas.org/ IRC: #ck on irc.oftc.net
M: 2009-11-01
<reply>C-Kermit is a combined serial and network communications package. Packaged for Debian as ckermit. http://www.columbia.edu/kermit/ckfaq.html http://www.kermit-project.org/
ckt kernel
C: 2015-02-25
<reply> The Linux kernel in Debian 8 "Jessie" comes with the version string "ckt" as these receive long term support as a collaboration between the Debian and Ubuntu kernel maintainers: the Canonical Kernel Team. https://lists.debian.org/debian-kernel/2014/11/msg00154.html
M: 2012-02-09
<reply>Clam AntiVirus (ClamAV) is a GPL/FLOSS anti-virus toolkit for Unix-like systems, mainly used with a <MTA> for virus scanning. Install the clamav-freshclam package to automatically update virus definitions. "OUTDATED" warnings are a known issue (Debian bug #418963, wontfix). Install the libclamunrar6 <non-free> package for RAR file support. http://www.clamav.net/ #clamav on irc.freenode.net. See also <stable-updates>.
C: 2009-10-28
<reply>ClamSMTP is a virus scanning SMTP proxy using <ClamAV>, originally developed for use with the <Postfix> mail server. See /usr/share/doc/clamsmtp/README.Debian.gz regarding the Debian-specific port setup. http://thewalter.net/stef/software/clamsmtp/
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.clanlib.org/ (The platform independent game SDK.) or great, however it does not work on Penguin's computer :(
claws mail
M: 2010-02-15
<reply>Claws Mail (formerly Sylpheed-Claws within <Sylpheed>) is an open source, cross-platform GTK+-based email and news client, similar in appearance to Outlook Express for Windows. Packaged for Debian as claws-mail. http://www.claws-mail.org/ #claws on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2008-04-21
a programming language and is at http://www.cs.kun.nl/~clean, or aptitude purge ~poptional ~pextra
M: 2010-01-13
<reply>[cli] Command Line Interface, the best form of interface around. See http://osnews.com/story.php?news_id=6282&page=1 or ask me about <general cli tutorial>. Call-Level Interface, originally developed by SQL Access Group, but now known as Microsoft's <ODBC> standard. Common Language Infrastructure, ask me about <mono>.
click to play flash
C: 2005-03-02
C: 2007-05-07
at http://www.cups.org/articles.php?L291+I0+TFAQ+M10+P1+Q
C: 2000-04-30
the clik drive is a PCMCIA drive that uses removable 40MB disks. it works in Linux with kernel 2.2.14 and a modified ide-floppy.c from http://paul.bristow.free.fr/linux/clik.html
M: 2012-02-08
<reply>clive is a non-interactive, command-line utility for downloading videos from websites requiring Adobe Flash to view video content; e.g. <YouTube>, Google Video, Dailymotion, Metacafe, Sevenload, Myvideo, LiveLeak. http://clive.sf.net/ . See also <cclive>.
C: 2009-07-08
<reply>Clojure is a dynamic programming language (a dialect of <Lisp>) targeting the Java Virtual Machine. http://clojure.org/ #clojure on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2016-08-12
to clone a partition or full disk, read https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/disk_cloning
M: 2010-04-19
<reply>Clonezilla Live is a live CD based on Debian, providing disk/partition cloning functionality similar to Symantec Ghost. Basically a front-end to <partimage>, <partclone>, <ntfsclone>, sfdisk and others. http://www.clonezilla.org/ See also <based on Debian>.
M: 2001-01-23
a function and its environment at the time of its creation, or first-class functions that encapsulate their environment, or languages that have closures: scheme,lisp,ML,haskell,cecil,smalltalk,perl,pizza, or see http://foldoc.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc/foldoc.cgi?closures
C: 2001-01-23
<reply> see a function and it's environment at the time of it's creation, or first-class functions that encapsulate their environment, or languages that have closures: scheme,lisp,ML,haskell,cecil,smalltalk,perl,pizza, or see http://foldoc.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc/foldoc.cgi?closures
M: 2012-12-14
<reply>Cloud computing is more than just virtual servers, a workable definition from NIST is: Cloud computing is a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. http://wiki.debian.org/Cloud
M: 2003-08-16
a thread long ago in debian-devel, "stupid users are bad for debian", or http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/1999/debian-devel-199903/msg02288.html
C: 2001-01-16
C: 1999-12-11
the Cluetrain Manifesto and Book, artifacts of a revolution. See http://www.cluetrain.com/
C: 2003-01-23
the Canberra Linux User Group. Meetings are the fourth Thursday of each much in room N101, on the ground floor of the Computer Science and Information Technology building at the Australian National University. The meetings start at 7pm. We usually order pizza so come hungry and bring about $5 to cover the cost of your share if you want some. for more info: http://www.clug.org.au/
M: 2002-11-27
<reply>[cluster] http://www.clustercompute.com/ , Linux High-Availability Project (http://www.linux-ha.org). See also <drbd>, <heartbeat>, <lvs>.
C: 2007-08-07
at http://www.clutter-project.org
C: 1970-01-01
The Classical Music Archives (mp3), at http://credit.pair.com/classical.
cmd: absg (.*?)
C: 2005-11-01
($1): $1: abs-guide is the Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide to be found at http://www.tldp.org/guides.html#abs . It is also packaged in non-free, 'aptitude install abs-guide'.
cmd: alicesmite (.*?)
C: 2004-08-10
($1): <reply> $1: http://wooledge.org/~greg/alicesmite.gif
cmd: arrest (.*?)
C: 2003-10-22
($1): <reply>http://$1.wasarrested.com
cmd: away (.*?)
C: 2007-04-05
($1): <reply> $1: No one cares if you are away. NO ONE! Read http://sackheads.org/~bnaylor/spew/away_msgs.html
cmd: btssmite (.*?)
C: 2005-02-08
($1): <action> beats $1 around the head repeatedly with http://bugs.debian.org/ and apt-listbugs, along with a chainsaw if $1 is running testing or unstable
cmd: care (.*?)
M: 2010-05-18
($1): $1: http://bit.ly/6z2yZi
cmd: cluebat (.*?)
C: 2002-01-23
($1): <action> beats $1 with the ClueBat of #debian. Roll 1d6... (1! Go to http://www.tldp.org/ for HOWTOs|2! The Debian Installation Guide is at http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/|3! Read the DFSG at http://www.debian.org/social_contract#guidelines|4! The Debian BTS is at http://bugs.debian.org|5! For security information, see http://www.debian.org/security/|6! Check video card compatibility at http://www.x.org/)
cmd: country (.*?)
C: 2001-10-02
($1): <reply> Country codes are at http://www.ics.uci.edu/pub/websoft/wwwstat/country-codes.txt
cmd: cve lookup (.*?)
C: 2010-11-17
($1): <reply>Information about the security advisory $1 may be found at https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/$1
cmd: d-i (.*?)
M: 2009-02-15
($1): <reply>$1, you want to go to http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/debian-installer/
cmd: deb-src (.*?)
C: 2011-08-16
($1): <reply>You can get apt to download source packages with a <deb-src> line in your <sources.list>. A suitable entry for the $1 release is: "deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian/ $1 main contrib non-free". Remember to "apt-get update" after changing your sources.list.
cmd: debwiki (.*?) (.*?)
C: 2006-04-18
($1,$what): <reply> $1: http://wiki.debian.org/$what
cmd: dfe (.*?)
C: 2009-10-21
($1): <reply>http://downforeveryoneorjustme.com/$1
cmd: dnsreport (.*?)
C: 2006-01-12
($1): http://dnsreport.com/tools/dnsreport.ch?domain=$1
cmd: dsa lookup (.*?)
M: 2010-11-17
($1): <reply>Information about the Debian Security Announcement $1 may be found at http://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/$1 . Ask me about <DSA>, <tracker of doom>, <debsecan>.
cmd: dw (.*?) (.*?)
C: 2006-06-09
($1,$what): <reply> $1: http://wiki.debian.org/$what
cmd: facepalm (.*?)
C: 2008-05-11
($1): <reply>$1: http://img179.imageshack.us/img179/2241/facepalm2ic7copyrl2.jpg
cmd: faq (.*?)
C: 2004-10-15
($1): <reply> $1: http://wiki.debian.org/DebianIRC
cmd: faqsmite (.*?)
C: 2004-04-07
($1): <reply> $1: GO READ THE FAQ!! It's at http://wiki.debian.org/DebianIRC -- greycat and others have SLAVED for HOURS to make a FAQ that answers your question and you don't even bother to read it! http://wiki.debian.org/DebianIRC
cmd: fgi (.*?) (.*?)
C: 2004-07-15
($1,$2): <reply>$1: http://fuckinggoogleit.com/search?query=$2
cmd: gafom (.*?)
C: 2006-10-14
($1): <reply> Hey $1, check out the #debian give-a-fuck-o-meter, http://www.igophoto.net/xor/images/_giveahey2qt.gif
cmd: gentoofy (.*?)
C: 2004-04-06
($1): <action> kicks $1 in the (shins|ass|crotch|head). This is #debian, not #gentoo! See http://www.devcave.net/termos/funny/gentoo.htm for more information.
cmd: grub error (.*?)
C: 2008-04-28
($1): <reply> For grub error $1, see http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/grub-error-guide.xml
cmd: i-m (.*?)
C: 2007-10-08
($1): <reply> $1: To work out what module you need to load for your pci card, try pasting lspci -n into http://kmuto.jp/debian/hcl/ .
cmd: ifi (.*?)
C: 2005-06-13
($1): <reply>http://heim.ifi.uio.no/~toresbe/$1
cmd: jw (.*?)
M: 2005-05-29
($1): <reply> $1: Are people in #debian not helping you in the way you'd like to be helped? They won't hold your hand even though you need them to? A debian developer would probably be best to answer your question. Please go to http://www.jabberwacky.com/ and enter your question into the text box, and click on "say it". Your message will automatically be sent to the developer team, and you should receive an answer within seconds.
cmd: kingsleysmite (.*?)
M: 2005-12-02
($1): <reply> Citizen Volunteer $1: Your Productivity* Rating has fallen below $rand! This is unacceptable. Please report to http://www.nas.com/~change/private/irc/ for immediate termination!
cmd: l33cate (.*?) (.*?)
C: 2005-04-29
($2,$1): <reply>$2:$1.exe and also ftp://warez.dal.net/operwarez/$1.exe
cmd: l33tcate (.*?) (.*?)
C: 2005-04-29
($2,$1): <reply>$2:$1.exe and also ftp://warez.dal.net/operwarez/$1.exe
cmd: locate (.*?) #DEL#
M: 2005-04-29
($1): <reply>$2:$1.exe and also ftp://warez.dal.net/operwarez/$1.exe
cmd: man (.*?)
C: 2010-06-26
($1): <reply>man $1 is probably at http://manpages.debian.org/$1 where you can view many Debian man pages. Ask me about <docs> <dmp> <grounding> <search>.
cmd: man (.*?) (.*?)
M: 2011-01-18
($1,$2): <reply> man $1 $2 is probably at http://manpages.debian.org/$1/$2 , where you can view many Debian man pages. Ask me about <docs> <dmp> <grounding> <search>.
cmd: micro(.*?)
C: 2003-11-03
($oft): http://www.penny-arcade.com/view.php3?date=2002-07-22&res=l
cmd: netsplit.de (.*?) (.*?)
C: 2005-06-24
($1,$2): <reply> $1: look at http://irc.netsplit.de/channels/ and search for $2
cmd: nopony (.*?)
C: 2006-10-11
($1): <reply> $1: http://www.brainfuel.tv/wp-content/uploads/2006/03/nopony.jpg
cmd: paste (.*?)
M: 2009-11-13
($1): <reply> $1: put your output on http://paste.debian.net/ so we can see it. DO NOT paste into the channel.
cmd: paster (.*?) #del#
C: 2005-10-03
($1): <reply> Please don't paste in the channel. Visit http://paste.debian.net/paste to upload your information and then give us the URL. Ask me about <pastebin> for other alternatives.
cmd: pop (.*?)
C: 2008-06-16
($1): Nobody ever uses $1! See http://qa.debian.org/popcon.php?package=$1 for more info.
cmd: rfd (.*?)
C: 2005-02-25
($1): <reply>A book you might like to study, $1: http://www.ic.sunysb.edu/Stu/cwalerst/reading%20for%20dummies.gif
cmd: why (.*?) is not in testing
C: 2004-06-29
($1): $1 is not in testing for the reasons listed in http://release.debian.org/migration/testing.pl?package=$1
cmd: why is (.*?) not in testing
C: 2003-05-30
($1): $1 is not in testing for the reasons listed in https://qa.debian.org/excuses.php?package=$1
cmd: why isn't (.*?) in testing
C: 2007-09-11
($1): $1 is not in testing for the reasons listed in https://tracker.debian.org/pkg/$1
cmd: wikifaq (.*?) (.*?)
C: 2005-02-22
($1,$2): <reply> $1: check out http://wiki.debian.org/$2 or if that doesn't work, try http://wiki.debian.org/
cmd: wp (.*?)
M: 2006-02-13
($1): <reply> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/$1
C: 2007-07-14
C: 2001-05-28
at http://catb.org/~esr/cml2/
M: 2002-10-18
Carnegie Mellon University, or http://www.carnegiemellon.eduhttp://www.cmu.edu
M: 2010-05-20
<reply>The Canyon CNP-WF518N2 is a 802.11n USB wireless LAN device (USB ID 0bda:8171) containing a Realtek RTL8188SU chipset. Supported as of linux-2.6 2.6.32-13, ask me about <rtl8192su> (squeeze) or <r8712u> (wheezy, squeeze-backports). http://www.canyon-tech.com/products/connectivity/wireless/CNP-WF518N2
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.coda.cs.cmu.edu/ or a distributed file system with cache and support for mobile computing
code of conduct
C: 2015-06-29
<reply> Debian has a code of conduct that applies to all Debian communications including the bug tracker, mailing lists and IRC channels. Its goal is to outline the behaviour and type of interactions that we want to see within the Debian community (which includes you, since you're reading this...) https://www.debian.org/code_of_conduct
C: 2000-10-16
an online programming database and alround coding site which can be found at: http://www.codehackers.org
M: 2011-02-06
<reply>Debian release codenames are buzz (1.1), rex (1.2), bo (1.3), hamm (2.0), slink (2.1), potato (2.2), woody (3.0), sarge (3.1), etch (4.0), lenny (5.0), squeeze (6.0), wheezy (7) jessie (8) stretch (9) and sid=Unstable. "lsb_release -sc" (lsb-release package) will display a Debian system's codename. http://www.debian.org/doc/FAQ/ch-ftparchives#s-codenames
M: 2015-10-15
<reply> you can search Debian source code using regexes on https://codesearch.debian.net/
coding guidelines
C: 2001-09-12
M: 2003-12-29
the reason the net exists, the drug of choice for a GNU generation, http://www.chez.com/emarsden/downloads/coffee.el , http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Coffee.html , geiseri's favorite beverage, smells better than it tastes.
coke #DEL#
M: 2003-11-03
Contrary to popular belief, Coke is definitely the superior cola. a fizzy drink that rots your teeth, or http://www.guerrillanews.com/cocakarma/
C: 2001-01-16
a gigabyte scale persistent object store in C++. http://coldstore.sf.net/
C: 2010-10-08
at http://colemak.com/
M: 2001-02-14
@http://www.xafloc.com/, or @http://www.nod.to/, or contactable at ftp@xafloc.com, or tired
M: 2009-06-21
<reply>Cooperative Linux (coLinux) is software for running Linux on Microsoft Windows. It is a port of the Linux kernel, allowing cooperative execution with another operating system on a single machine. http://colinux.wikia.com/wiki/FAQ http://www.colinux.org/ #colinux on irc.oftc.net.
C: 2015-05-02
see this mail for how to join collab-maint https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2015/02/msg00001.html
M: 2005-07-01
<reply> CollegeLinux is a new, stand-alone operating system based on Slackware, or http://www.collegelinux.org/
colored pager
M: 2009-05-06
http://vim.wikia.com/wiki/Using_vim_as_a_syntax-highlighting_pager, or ln -s /usr/share/vim/vimcurrent/macros/less.sh ~/bin/less
M: 2009-05-29
<reply>colorize was a Perl script to produce colored log files. Previously packaged for Debian, became a transitional package to ccze as of colorize 0.3.1-3, removed from Debian to resolve bug #321905. See http://packages.debian.org/ccze
C: 2001-11-07
a program that will display your logs in colour, great to put in decorationless transparent *term on desktop, look at http://www.student.hk-r.se/~pt98jan/colortail.html
C: 2001-11-02
at http://www.linuxsecurity.com/docs/colsfaq.html
comic chat
C: 2001-08-17
<reply>Microsoft Comic Chat is their sorry excuse for an IRC client. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comic_Chat
command line
M: 2001-07-17
In the Beginning was the Command Line, or http://cryptonomicon.com/beginning.html or http://econ161.berkeley.edu/OpEd/virtual/stephenson_beginning.html
C: 2007-05-20
M: 2006-01-24
The Linux command reference may be found here: http://justlinux.com/nhf/Command_Reference and here: http://justlinux.com/nhf/Shells/Basic_Console_Commands.html
compact install #del#
C: 2000-08-26
Go look at http://www.debian.org/releases/stable/i386/ch-install-methods.en.html to find out the difference between compact and ergular installs.
compcache #del#
C: 2009-10-23
<reply> The compcache project creates a RAM based block device (named ramzswap) which acts as swap disk. Pages swapped to this disk are compressed and stored in memory itself. <ITP> compcache-tools filed as Debian bug #495386. http://code.google.com/p/compcache/
C: 2007-02-07
<reply>Compiere is an integrated Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Customer Relations Management (CRM) software solution that combines the power of point of sales (POS), distribution, inventory, e-commerce, accounting, and workflow systems within one robust application. http://www.compiere.org/
M: 2013-08-19
<reply>Compiz was a compositing window manager using OpenGL for rendering. Compiz hasn't been developed for some time and is no longer part of Debian (see bugs #719870 and #677864). Plenty of other window managers have the same features as compiz. For a list of available window managers, run «apt-cache showpkg x-window-manager». See also http://wiki.debian.org/Compiz http://www.compiz.org/ or #compiz on irc.freenode.net.
C: 2003-07-30
See: http://www.madsci.org/cgi-bin/cgiwrap/~lynn/jardin/SCG
compose sequences
M: 2012-02-14
<reply>The complete list of combinations of compose sequences is in /usr/share/X11/locale/*/Compose where * depends on your locale. See also https://wiki.debian.org/XCompose , http://andrew.triumf.ca/iso8859-1-compose.html or ask me about <compose>.
M: 2014-03-11
<reply>Compton is a composition manager for the X Composite extension, forked from xcompmgr-dana. It implements shadows, fading, translucency, window frame opacity control and inactive window transparency. Compton does not replace the existing window manager. https://github.com/chjj/compton/
C: 2005-07-31
at http://compuchat.freeownhost.com
C: 2006-12-15
http://www.cs.wisc.edu/condor/ and http://www.cs.wisc.edu/condor/map/
M: 2012-02-12
<reply>A conffile is a configuration file that is given special handling by dpkg to help preserve local changes; conffiles are listed in /var/lib/dpkg/info/$pkg.conffiles or by "dpkg --status $package". See Debian <policy> §10.7 (http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-files.html#s-config-files) for more information. Some packages use <ucf> as alternative way of managing config files. See also <confmiss>, <confnew>, <conffile check>.
C: 2009-09-22
<reply>Conficker is a computer worm targeting the Microsoft Windows operating system (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conficker). <Nmap> versions 4.85beta5 and later can remotely detect Conficker variants using the included smb-check-vulns.nse script: nmap --script=smb-check-vulns --script-args=safe=1 -p445 -d foo
config-2.4.18-bf2.4 #del#
M: 2004-07-15
at http://wooledge.org/~greg/config-2.4.18-bf2.4, or http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/woody/main/disks-i386/current/bf2.4/kernel-config
C: 2005-09-10
config-2.6.12-1-686 #del#
C: 2005-10-12
config-2.6.8-2-386 #del#
C: 2005-09-22
C: 2000-05-17
"The linux-conio.h is copyright (c) 1996,97 by Fractor / Mental EXPlosion. Look at our home page to get more information on Mental EXPlosion http://www.obh.snafu.de/~marte/friends/mxp.html"
C: 2010-01-03
<reply>Conkeror is a keyboard-driven Mozilla-based web browser, useful with window managers such as <ratpoison> and <xmonad>. Not to be confused with <konqueror>. http://conkeror.org/ #conkeror on irc.freenode.net. See also <vimperator>.
M: 2010-05-28
<reply>Conky is a highly configurable system monitor for X based on torsmo. http://conky.sf.net/faq.html http://conky.wikia.com/ http://conky.sf.net/ #conky on irc.freenode.net.
connection reset by peer
C: 2003-11-06
M: 2012-11-14
<reply>Connection Manager (ConnMan) is an Internet connection management daemon designed for use within embedded devices. http://connman.net/ #connman on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2010-07-16
<reply>Console Guides: http://tldp.org/HOWTO/DOS-Win-to-Linux-HOWTO.html http://www.linuxcommand.org/ http://tinyurl.com/gwg2b http://www.macdevcenter.com/pub/a/mac/2005/05/20/terminal1.html http://people.ischool.berkeley.edu/~kevin/unix-tutorial/toc.html . See also <serial console>, <netconsole>.
console paster
M: 2007-07-16
yes, Virginia, you can use a pastebin website from console. Save any relevant to file (redirect stdout & stderr). Install a console-mode browser (elinks, w3m, lynx), and console mouse management (gpm) and screen ('screen', RTFM for copy/paste). Use irssi as a text-mode IRC client, and sort it out. Remember: help us help you. http://pastebin.ca/tools.php
C: 2003-03-04
M: 2017-02-24
<reply> The Contents file in a Debian <repository> is an index of all filenames in all packages for a particular release and architecture. Source packages are also indexed. <apt-file> and <judd> use the Contents files to search for which package contains a given file. The hash of the Contents file is cryptographically checked using the <Release file>. See https://wiki.debian.org/RepositoryFormat or ask me about <secure apt>.
C: 2017-10-11
<reply>Try to give enough context! For example, let us know which command/program you are running, what you expected, and what you got instead. Try to be as specific as possible. If your command produced output, share the complete command (with all parameters!) and its output on https://paste.debian.net.
M: 2012-03-21
<reply>[contrib] Debian packages that contain <DFSG>-compliant software, but have dependencies not in main (possibly packaged for Debian in non-free). To get contrib packages, add lines like "deb http://deb.debian.org/debian/ [stretch|buster|sid] main contrib" to your /etc/apt/sources.list, then «aptitude update». Also ask me about <non-free>, <contrib list>.
C: 2003-12-15
at http://tzukanov.narod.ru/convertfs/index.html
C: 2001-11-28
"Over 1,500 time-saving recipes and hints for busy modern computer users" at http://dsl.org/cookbook/
cooking pasta
C: 2005-09-21
an art that you can find out about at http://italianfood.about.com/cs/pasta/ht/cookingpasta.htm
cool uris don't change
C: 2009-07-29
<reply> When fiddling with your server, remember that people will have bookmarks to your existing pages, other pages will have links and search engines will have your current set of pages indexed. Don't dump people at a 404 page and say "please update your bookmarks", use a rewrite rule or similar to make life easy for everyone (see Apache's mod_rewrite for example). http://www.w3.org/Provider/Style/URI
C: 2001-04-28
at http://cpkg.sourceforge.net/
C: 1970-01-01
<reply> http://www.eff.org/coop-awards/ The EFF is giving away money to encourage cooperative computing. They're offering $50,000 USD for the discovery of a million-digit prime number, and GIMPS has already determined there are no more mersenne primes less than a million digits in length. Join GIMPS with the mprime program for a shot at the prize money.
coops #del#
C: 2006-12-19
at http://coops2.homelinux.net
coppermine #del#
C: 2005-08-03
an Intel Pentium III CPU, see http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/PIII/TYPE-Coppermine%20Socket%20370.html
C: 2006-02-01
<reply> see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Copyleft for a full explanation
M: 2014-02-20
<reply>Many Debian packages use a standardised format for recording the information in the <debian/copyright> file. The format is documented in <policy> and can be found in /usr/share/doc/debian-policy/copyright-format* or at https://www.debian.org/doc/packaging-manuals/copyright-format/ . This format was originally developed as Debian Enhancement Proposal (DEP) 5.
C: 1970-01-01
the Coq Proof Assistant or at http://coq.inria.fr
C: 1970-01-01
the Common Object Request Broker Architecture or at http://www.cs.wustl.edu/~schmidt/corba.html or http://www.cetus-links.de/oo_corba.html
M: 2010-02-04
<reply>coreboot (formerly LinuxBIOS) is a free software project aimed at replacing the proprietary <BIOS> within most computers (over 200 mainboards are supported). http://coreboot.org/ #coreboot on irc.freenode.net.
C: 1970-01-01
a slick techno/ambient/trance 128-bit mp3 stream or at http://pitfall.org/coredump/ or accessible directly at http://pitfall.org:8000/
corel linux
M: 2009-06-04
<reply>Corel Linux (a.k.a. Corel LinuxOS) was an operating system <based on debian>, released in 1999 and discontinued in 2001. The Corel Linux source code was purchased by <Xandros> Corporation. http://web.archive.org/web/20000308074253/http://corel.com/news/1999/may/may_1999_faqs.htm http://web.archive.org/web/20020127150324/http://opensource.corel.com
M: 2009-06-17
the GNU core utilities, which are essential/basic system utilities expected to exist on every operating system. http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/faq/coreutils-faq.html
corrections apt sources
M: 2016-04-05
a list of unofficial sources for apt. The URL to unofficial list: http://www.apt-get.com del
corrections apt-sources
M: 2016-04-05
a list of unofficial sources for apt. The URL to unofficial list: http://www.apt-get.com del
C: 2000-02-16
at http://cosm.mithral.com/ (it's distributed.net's vapourware v3 after duncan split)
C: 2000-12-05
a great fucking idea.... http://www.cosource.com
cost of debian
C: 2008-10-07
free as in beer, or gratis. To see the estimated cost of developing Debian through a proprietary model, see http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/files/www.freesoftwaremagazine.com/nodes/2771/c20080123_cost-deb-bar.jpg
counter strike server #del#
C: 2005-06-11
at http://www.ez-company.net
counter-strike servers #del#
C: 2005-06-11
at http://www.ez-company.net
country codes
C: 2000-04-29
at http://www.ics.uci.edu/pub/websoft/wwwstat/country-codes.txt
M: 2010-01-30
<reply>Courier mail server is a <MTA>, providing ESMTP, IMAP, POP3, webmail and mailing list services using additional components. http://www.courier-mta.org/FAQ.html http://www.courier-mta.org/ #courier on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2011-09-21
a Turing complete language at http://www.bigzaphod.org/cow/, or http://www.nichtlustig.de/toondb/050529.html, or the apt-get easter egg which says moo, or see <cow theory>, or copy-on-write, or a big animal that says <moo>
cow theory
C: 2007-10-24
cows with guns
C: 2004-04-04
M: 2010-04-30
a configurable talking cow, or an absolutely vital program for turning text into happy ASCII cows, or what asg uses to combat the evil Outlook(TM) stationary that is sent to him. xcowsay (http://www.doof.me.uk/xcowsay/) is packaged for squeeze.
M: 2011-11-02
<reply>The Comprehensive Perl Archive Network (CPAN) is a mirrored archive of <Perl> modules and documentation, also a Perl program used to access the network. To create Debian packages of CPAN modules, ask me about <dh-make-perl> and supply the --cpan option. http://www.cpan.org/
C: 2001-04-30
see http://www.blug.linux.no/rfc1149/
M: 2008-03-23
<reply>The Central Processing Unit (CPU) can be thought of as the brains of the computer. When most people think of processors, they think of Intel. The Pentium and Pentium Pro are CPUs, the Intel Core 2 Duo is a newer CPU. The most popular alternative to Intel is probably AMD. http://wiki.debian.org/HowToIdentifyADevice/CPU
cpu flags
C: 2009-05-24
<reply>A list of CPU feature flags and their meanings: http://blog.incase.de/index.php/cpu-feature-flags-and-their-meanings/
M: 2010-07-28
<reply>The Linux kernel CPUfreq subsystem supports frequency scaling on mobile (and some desktop) x86, PowerPC and ARM processors. It provides an interface for throttling processor speed, to save power when the system is idle. http://wiki.debian.org/HowTo/CpuFrequencyScaling http://vger.kernel.org/vger-lists.html#cpufreq . See also <speedstep>, <coolnquiet>, <longhaul>, <intel_pstate>, <power saving>.
M: 2011-11-06
<reply>cpuidle is a generic framework introduced in Linux 2.6.24, for supporting software-controlled idle processor power management. See also <intel_idle>. http://kernel.org/doc/Documentation/cpuidle/
C: 2007-08-21
at http://www.bullopensource.org/cpuset/
C: 1970-01-01
at ftp://ftp.cert.org/pub/tools/crack/
M: 2007-03-19
<reply> [cracker] defined at http://www.catb.org/jargon/html/C/cracker.html
M: 2001-04-30
at http://www.cray.com. Cray makes Supercomputers for SuperBots, or now owned by Tera (www.tera.com)
M: 2013-02-06
<reply>Central Regulatory Domain Agent (CRDA) is a <udev> helper to query/set the regulatory domain for wireless devices, packaged since Debian 7 "Wheezy". Some wireless LAN devices (e.g. Atheros) default to a strict world regulatory domain if CRDA is not present, preventing the use of channels 12 and 13. http://wireless.kernel.org/en/developers/Regulatory/#CRDA
M: 2009-09-26
<reply>Cream is a configuration of the <Vim> text editor - conforming to Common User Access standards - for making Vim more approachable for beginners. Packaged for Debian, invoked by running 'cream' (default vim is untouched). http://cream.sf.net/
M: 2010-12-21
<reply>Creative Technology (aka Creative Labs) is a manufacturer of computer multimedia products. For support of Sound Blaster devices, ask me about <sound blaster>. See also <pd1170>, <webcam>. http://connect.creativelabs.com/opensource/ #creative on irc.freenode.net.
C: 2003-07-10
C: 2000-09-11
College Roomates from Hell, a kick ass and hilarious comic serial on College life with quite a large following. http://www.crfh.net/
C: 2000-08-02
a really brilliant and funny webcomic at http://www.crfh.net
C: 1970-01-01
<reply> cricket is this funkidelic successor to mrtg that has been optimized by the guys at webtv (a subsidiary of M$ ... ICK!) but nonetheless it's GPL'd, so it must be good. You can learn more at: http://www.munitions.com/~jra/cricket/
C: 2000-03-20
<reply> are at http://www.sleepbot.com/critturs/
C: 2009-11-04
<reply>[crm114] the Controllable Regex Mutilator, pattern recognition software which is able to classify incoming data for sorting, filtering or modification. It is commonly used to filter <spam>. From the package maintainer in Debian bug #529720: "I'd say that backward compatibility is not a crm114 feature and one must expect problems when upgrading crm114 to a new version." http://crm114.sf.net/
cron tutorial
M: 2009-11-13
http://clickmojo.com/code/cron-tutorial.html or just read "man 5 crontab" locally
C: 2015-07-08
cross compiler
M: 2015-07-08
<reply> To install or build cross compilers and toolchains: https://wiki.debian.org/CrossToolchains
cross compiling
M: 2015-07-08
<reply> To cross-compile your package: https://wiki.debian.org/CrossCompiling
cross compiling to dos
C: 2002-05-10
at http://sourceforge.net/projects/crossgcc/
cross-site scripting
C: 2002-09-09
M: 2011-11-12
<reply>Crossfire is an open source, cooperative multiplayer graphical role-playing game (RPG). The client and server programs are packaged for Debian as crossfire-client and crossfire-server respectively. http://crossfire.real-time.com/ #crossfire on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2002-03-04
a proprietary piece of software that allows x86 linux users to use some Windows Netscape plugins with Netscape/Mozilla/Konq. I'd give you a link, but I don't like spam. :-P, or a different wiring for CAT5 cabling, that allows you to hook 2 ethernet cards directly together with no hub in between. For more information, see http://www.gcctech.com/support/doc/crossover.html
C: 2016-05-27
<reply>Crouton is a set of scripts to run Debian applications in a chroot on top of Chromium OS. It is not a way to run Debian on a <chromebook>. Crouton is not supported in #debian. See #crouton on irc.freenode.net. See also https://github.com/dnschneid/crouton
M: 2010-08-11
<reply>CrunchBang Linux is a Live CD distribution originally based on <Ubuntu>, now based on Debian as of version 10, featuring the <Openbox> window manager. It is not supported in #debian. http://www.crunchbang.org/ #crunchbang on irc.freenode.net. See <based on debian>.
M: 2000-02-05
<reply> Crusoe will be cool hardware and software for mobile applications. On January 19th, 2000, Transmeta is announced and demonstrated what Crusoe processors can do. or THE SECRET WEAPON or World Domination Inside, but http://www.transmeta.com/, but crusoe has a very high noise:result ratio, but the character of one very popular story i cant remember right now.
M: 2010-03-31
<reply>CRUX is a lightweight, i686-optimised Linux distribution targeted at experienced Linux users. http://crux.nu/ #crux on irc.freenode.net.
crypto howto
M: 2001-10-15
http://www.keepthetouch.org/~marvin/crypto/ or http://wooledge.org/~greg/crypto/ (slow)
crypto in main
M: 2005-10-01
<reply>Legal advice received 31-Jul-2001 indicates that the new US export regulations on cryptographic software will allow Debian to distribute cryptographic software from the US, provided certain hoops are jumped through. http://www.debian.org/legal/cryptoinmain . Yes, this means you no longer need <non-US> sources.
crypto kernel patches
M: 2001-01-05
at http://www.kerneli.org. For v2.4, there are prelimianry patches in ftp://ftp.kerneli.org:/pub/linux/kernel/people/astor/v2.4/harald. Images created in 2.2.x aren't compatible with the 2.4.x code and probably vice versa
crystal space
C: 2003-01-02
at http://crystal.sourceforge.net, a free (LGPL) and portable 3D Game Development Kit written in C++. It supports: true six degrees of freedom, colored lighting, mipmapping, portals, mirrors, alpha transparency, reflective surfaces, 3D sprites (frame based or with skeletal animation), procedural textures, radiosity, particle systems, halos, volumetric fog, scripting (using Python or other languages), and much much more.
cs servers #del#
C: 2005-06-11
at http://www.ez-company.net
M: 2013-02-15
<reply>The snd-cs46xx ALSA driver (supporting Cirrus Logic Sound Fusion CS4280/CS461x/CS462x/CS463x devices) requires firmware to be supplied for device operation. Device firmware is not distributed by the Debian project; to acquire, refer to the procedure at https://wiki.debian.org/snd-cs46xx
C: 1970-01-01
a cool WebZine aimed at C and C+\+ programming. It can be found at http://www.cscene.org/
M: 2001-02-05
http://www.faqs.org/faqs/unix-faq/shell/csh-whynot/ or BSD's standard shell, and very useful, or perverse, or considered harmful
M: 2014-01-07
Cascading Style Sheets (http://www.w3.org/Style/CSS/), or Content Scramble System, a <DRM> scheme for video DVDs (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Content_Scramble_System), ask me about <libdvdcss>.
css flash killer
C: 2005-01-01
M: 2007-05-12
the Debian technical committee, http://www.debian.org/devel/tech-ctte . Their purpose is to judge technical disputes among developers that cannot be resolved by regular email debate.
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.cubic.org/player and is now open source.
M: 2013-06-11
<reply>Compute Unified Device Architecture (CUDA) is a programming framework by Nvidia, allowing for parallel general purpose computation. CUDA works with all Nvidia GPUs from the G8x series onwards. http://www.nvidia.com/object/cuda_home_new.html
M: 2000-10-05
a barcode scanner, or http://www.logorrhea.com/cuecat, or a full mirror of cuecat stuff is also at http://www.flyingbuttmonkeys.com
cult of vi
C: 2003-05-01
<reply> http://www.splange.freeserve.co.uk/misc/vi.html
culture time
C: 1970-01-01
a very entertaining occasional mailing list and its cousin 20 Past Midnight, to be found at http://www.cybernothing.org/jdfalk/html/culture-time.html
M: 2001-02-08
MEN! FAQ is at: http://www.psychedelic.com/sex/cunnilingus.html
M: 2005-04-26
a pussy, or Completely Useless No-hope Twat. Can't Understand Normal Thinking, or at http://www.limmy.com/playthings/xylophone/
M: 2009-07-19
<reply>CUPS (formerly Common Unix Printing System) provides a portable printing layer for Unix-based operating systems and supports the Internet Printing Protocol. To install, ask me about <cups setup>. See also <debug cups>. http://cups.org/faq.php http://www.cups.org/ ##cups on irc.freenode.net.
cups setup
M: 2010-02-16
"aptitude install cups cups-bsd foomatic-db". Hit http://localhost:631/ and add a new printer. Enjoy! Optionally install the printconf package to automatically install attached printers. To troubleshoot printing problems, ask me about <debug cups>.
cups windows
C: 2004-03-25
To print to CUPS printer from Windows using IPP look here : http://www.owlfish.com/thoughts/winipp-cups-2003-07-20.html
C: 2002-07-17
'apt-get install cupsys cupsys-bsd' on server and 'cupsys-client cupsys-bsd' on clients. Visit to configure it. For local, parallel port printers, Device URI is parallel:/dev/lp0
C: 2009-09-24
<reply> Cupt is a partial re-implementation of <APT> suite from scratch using Perl. It consists of Perl modules and a console front-end. http://wiki.debian.org/Cupt
M: 2009-05-18
<reply>cURL is a command line tool for transferring files with URL syntax, supporting FTP, FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS, TFTP, Telnet, DICT, FILE and LDAP. Supports HTTPS certificates, HTTP POST, HTTP PUT, FTP uploading, Kerberos, HTTP form based upload, proxies, cookies, user+password authentication, file transfer resume, HTTP proxy tunneling. http://curl.haxx.se/ #curl on irc.freenode.net.
C: 2008-08-13
a filesystem for accessing FTP hosts based on FUSE and libcurl. http://curlftpfs.sourceforge.net/
custom kernel
M: 2010-10-07
<reply>Read http://www.openbsd.org/faq/faq5.html#Why and read "Debian" when it has "OpenBSD". Also ask me about <kernel-handbook>.
custom netinst
M: 2009-06-22
<reply>To create customized Debian <netinst> images, see http://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/Modify/CustomKernel and http://wiki.debian.org/DebianCustomCD . See also <blend>.
M: 2009-01-08
<reply> Another happy customer leaves the building.||<reply> A satisfied customer? We should have them stuffed!||<reply>NEXT PLEASE!||<action>rattles the #debian tip jar (http://www.debian.org/donations)
C: 2006-03-04
at http://familiasanchez.net/~roberto/howtos/debcustomize
cute penguin
C: 2001-11-07
http://www.73lab.com - site with many cute penguins for your desktop
M: 2010-11-17
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures, a database of publicly known information security vulnerabilities. http://cve.mitre.org/ Most Debian Security Announcements have a CVE identifier, ask me about <dsa>. Ask me about <cve lookup CVE-yyyy-nnnn> to get Debian-specific information.
C: 2000-09-20
a speech recognition program for Linux, more info at http://www.kiecza.de/daniel/linux/index.html
M: 2004-03-28
the Concurrent Versions System -- an RCS extension. ; see(cvs-buildpackage ; cvs-pcl ; cvsweb) or a giant pharmacy corporation or developed at http://www.cyclic.com/, or has a faq at http://www.loria.fr/~molli/fom-serve/cache/1.html, or good documentation can be found at http://cvsbook.red-bean.com/cvsbook.html
cvs book
C: 2004-07-10
<reply> The CVS book is a relatively decent introduction to CVS, at http://cvsbook.red-bean.com/
cvs home dir
C: 2003-04-24
C: 2000-07-31
M: 2000-10-29
at http://www.cs.wustl.edu/~nanbor/CVSUP/, or http://www.polstra.com/projects/freeware/CVSup/, a CVS repository mirroring client/server combining knowledge of RCS file format with rsync, gzip, and multithreading. Written in Modula-3, or used to distribute the CVS reopsitories for FreeBSD and OpenBSD, or the fastest way to mirror cvs
C: 2011-08-11
<reply>Crossover Office (cxoffice) is a commercially supported version of <Wine> with a few extra hacks added in to help it run Windows programs under Linux. They actively develop for Wine and contribute back to the Wine project. Support for cxoffice can be found on their website http://codeweavers.com/ and in #crossover on irc.freenode.net.
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.whalebonepro.com/cxq5/frameset.html or at http://www.mp3.com/artists/34/cxq5.html
C: 2000-08-09
a graphics chipset used in some laptop computers, for example the lifetec lt9888. see http://www.ag2.mpi-sb.mpg.de/~funke/ALDI_Notebook.html for an x-server
C: 1970-01-01
a funny article working out the differences between Windows and GNU/Linux to be found at http://www.netaction.org/msoft/cybersnare.html.
M: 2008-06-05
<reply> Cygwin is a <POSIX> environment for Microsoft Windows, running (among many programs) bash and gcc. Availiable from http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin/mirrors.html , or broken WRT <rsync> (https://bugzilla.samba.org/show_bug.cgi?id=2208). #cygwin on irc.freenode.net.
C: 2001-07-01
an attempt by cygwin developers to port xfree86 to run under windows. it runs decently, although it can't run many window managers other than twm. You can find more information at http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin/xfree/ .
C: 2001-07-01
an attempt by cygwin developers to port xfree86 to run under windows. it runs decently, although it can't run many window managers other than twm. You can find more information at http://sources.redhat.com/cygwin/xfree/ .
M: 2009-11-26
the CMU Cyrus mail system. It supports IMAP, POP3, NNTP and many other mail related protocols. http://cyrusimap.web.cmu.edu/twiki/bin/view/Cyrus/CyrusFAQ http://cyrusimap.web.cmu.edu/ #cyrus on irc.freenode.net. <greycat> cyrus is like a huge black cube with an eyeball painted on it that says "YOUR MAIL IS SAFE WITH ME, CITIZEN"
M: 2008-07-02
a systems programming language. Its focus is on combining the power and high performance of C and C++ with the programmer productivity of modern languages like Ruby and Python. Special attention is given to the needs of quality assurance, documentation, management, portability and reliability. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D_%28programming_language%29, or uninterruptible sleep (usually IO)
M: 2017-06-17
<reply>Debian 9 "Stretch is now the "stable" Debian release. See http://www.debian.org/releases/stretch/debian-installer/ for images. Developers page is http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/ . If you want to make custom install CDs, start with d-i. IRC: #debian-boot on irc.oftc.net. See also <errata>, <g-i>.
M: 2012-05-01
<reply>Known problems with Debian-Installer (D-I) daily builds are listed at http://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/Today . See also http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/errata for known problems in alpha/beta/release candidate versions.
M: 2010-03-24
<reply>"Debian: Secure by Default" (D:SbD) was a project examining available open-source security features for integration within Debian. http://d-sbd.alioth.debian.org/ See also <harden>.
C: 2008-03-09
System Administration Tips and Resources @ http://www.debian-administration.org/
C: 1970-01-01
C: 2000-07-12
at http://limehouse.org
M: 2011-07-05
<reply>A daemon is a process that runs in the background attending to various tasks without human intervention. Daemons typically have no controlling terminal, see http://www.steve.org.uk/Reference/Unix/faq_2.html#SEC16 for details on implementing a daemon. http://wiki.debian.org/Daemon
M: 2010-06-04
<reply>daemontools is a suite of programs for managing Unix services, not to be confused with <DAEMON Tools>. Previously <non-free>, included in main as of version 1:0.76-1. http://cr.yp.to/daemontools.html
C: 2005-09-25
M: 2009-07-05
<reply>dak (debian archive kit) is the set of scripts that manage the Debian archives. See http://ftp-master.debian.org/git/dak.git or http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=mirror/dak.git for the code. dak transfers packages from unstable to testing (and from incoming to unstable) at {1,7,13,19}:52 UTC each day. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianDak
M: 2009-09-03
<reply>Although Damn Small Linux is <based on Debian>, it is offtopic on #debian. For Damn Small Linux related questions, please join #damnsmalllinux on irc.freenode.net. http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/
dancer oper guide
C: 2002-01-22
M: 2010-02-10
<reply>DansGuardian is a open source web content filter, which filters page content based on several methods. Packaged for Debian, requires a caching proxy server (e.g. <squid>) for its use. http://dansguardian.org/ #dansguardian on irc.freenode.net.
C: 2001-12-14
at http://velocity.editthispage.com and mesveldt@slc.edu or indistinguishable from a Computer Algebra System
C: 2006-12-30
a revision control system build on top of the patch theory. http://www.darcs.net/
C: 2001-06-21
at http://www.darksnow.org
darwin awards
C: 2003-01-31
M: 2010-06-06
<reply>dash (formerly Debian Almquist shell) is a <POSIX> compliant shell, smaller than <bash> and offers faster script execution (decreasing boot time). dash is the default /bin/sh since the Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" release. To check if your existing scripts will work with dash, use checkbashisms from <devscripts> and see https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DashAsBinSh
C: 2004-10-07
a GOD, sometimes badgered by the people from TOHO (owners of GODZILLA). His website which is (fairly|really|terribly|awfully|not really) funny can be found at http://www.davezilla.com/ -- aka Dave Linabury. Not as famous as (Jon Postel|Richard Stallman|Jakob Nielsen), but just as good looking. Your mileage may vary. It's an acquired taste.
C: 2011-03-29
<reply>DAViCal is a <CalDAV> server, used to store shared calendars in a central location. http://davical.dhits.nl/index.php?title=Frequently_Asked_Questions http://davical.org/ #davical on irc.oftc.net.
M: 2012-02-04
<reply>DavMail is a POP/IMAP/SMTP/LDAP/CalDAV/CardDAV gateway for Microsoft Exchange. Not in Debian, <ITP> filed as Debian bug #569668. http://davmail.sf.net/
C: 2002-08-18
available from http://people.debian.org/~cjwatson/db1-compat/
M: 2010-12-09
<reply>Darik's Boot and Nuke (DBAN) is a self-contained boot floppy/CD that securely wipes the hard disks of most computers (x86, x86-64, powerpc). DBAN will automatically and completely delete the contents of any hard disk that it can detect, which makes it an appropriate utility for bulk or emergency data destruction. http://www.dban.org/faq . See also <nwipe>.
M: 2000-04-02
a networked datebook system, or at http://www.lithic.org/dbdb/
M: 2016-07-25
<reply>Packages that end in '*-dbgsym' contain the symbols required for debugging executables and libraries. The dbgsym packages are automatically generated packages that are in a separate archive; add a line like "deb http://debug.mirrors.debian.org/debian-debug/ stretch-debug main" to your sources.list. See also https://wiki.debian.org/HowToGetABacktrace
M: 2010-01-02
<reply>D-Bus is an <IPC> system for software to communicate with each other. The dbus-1-doc package contains the API documentation along with the protocol specification. http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/DBusAnalogy http://www.freedesktop.org/software/dbus/ #dbus on irc.freenode.net. See also <dbus shutdown>.
M: 2010-12-10
<reply>dc3dd is a patched version of GNU <dd> with features useful for computer forensics. Not packaged for Debian, <RFP> in Debian bug #468958. http://dc3dd.sf.net/
M: 2005-09-15
a protocol used for sending files on IRC. <asuffield> I suggest burning all people who offer dcc connections, or The Distributed Checksum Clearinghouse or DCC is a cooperative, distributed system intended to detect "bulk" mail or mail sent to many people. http://www.rhyolite.com/anti-spam/dcc/ or see <dcc alliance>
dcc alliance
C: 2005-09-15
http://www.dccalliance.org/ or even http://www.dccalliance.biz/
C: 2008-06-13
the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol, a message-oriented transport layer protocol - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DCCP
C: 1970-01-01
at http://dconfig.doogie.org, you should check it out
M: 2013-06-07
<reply>DDclient is a Perl script to update dynamic IP addresses with several dynamic DNS providers (e.g. <Dyn>, <FreeDNS>, <No-IP>, ZoneEdit). It also supports IP address acquistion from cable/DSL broadband routers and web servers. http://dyn.com/support/clients/linux/ddclient/ http://ddclient.sf.net/ #ddclient on irc.freenode.net.
C: 2000-08-26
http://onegeek.org/~tom/software/ddiff/ - a program to do a binary diff of two .deb files
M: 2007-04-27
at http://vihang007.googlepages.com/ddmap.html
M: 2003-01-26
Distributed Denial of Service, or http://grc.com/dos/grcdos.htm or see slashdot.org
M: 2010-02-13
the Debian Documentation Project. http://www.debian.org/doc/ddp
M: 2010-12-07
<reply>dd_rescue (packaged for Debian as ddrescue) is a tool to help you to save data from crashed partition. Unlike dd, dd_rescue will keep going on despite errors. It can also continue interrupted copying process and copy backwards. http://www.garloff.de/kurt/linux/ddrescue/ See also <gddrescue>.
C: 2002-07-17
the Debian Description Translation Project, read all about it at http://www.debian.org/intl/l10n/ddtp
de bian
C: 2004-03-15
at http://www.debian.org
dead badger
C: 2004-04-15
Road kill, or see http://www.strangehorizons.com/2004/20040405/badger.shtml for instructions on installing linux on a dead badger.
dead laura
C: 2001-01-16
available at http://www.markmcelroy.co.uk/lol.jpg
M: 2010-12-10
<reply>DeaDBeeF is an audio player for GNU/Linux and other UNIX-like systems. Not in Debian, <ITP> filed as Debian bug #576975. http://deadbeef.sf.net/ #deadbeefplayer on irc.freenode.net.
death test
C: 1970-01-01
at http://test.thespark.com/deathtest/
deb cindy
C: 2004-09-14
reply http://www.linuxforum.com/linux_wallpapers_full/104.php
deb kernels
M: 2007-06-19
*really* new kernel debs, for people who dont know how to compile a kernel, or want a generic kernel if they dont know the hardware on the particular box very well. go to http://www.markybob.com/24misc/
C: 1970-01-01
a mapping of the pgp key signature relationships amoung all the Debian Developers. It can be found at: http://www.debian.org/~joeyh/keygraph/keyring.gif
M: 2016-11-16
<reply> You can have apt download the <source package> from which a <binary package> was compiled using a "deb-src" line in your <sources.list>. A line like "deb-src http://deb.debian.org/debian sid main" does NOT make any binary packages available. Ask me about <source> <package recompile> <ssb>; make sure the "build-essential" package is installed. You might need linux-headers-$(uname -r) package installed.
C: 2016-11-26
<reply>deb.debian.org is a mirror network that is backed by international content delivery networks and for most users, this is the most reliable <mirror> to use in the <sources.list>. From Debian 9 "Stretch" onwards, apt queries SRV records in DNS which then send it off to a CDN. Older apt will get an HTTP redirect from deb.debian.org to the same CDNs. See http://deb.debian.org/ for more details.
M: 2010-06-29
<reply>[deb.li] the Debian short URL service. http://wiki.debian.org/deb.li http://deb.li/
C: 2017-03-31
<reply>Short instructions for sury's php deb builds can be found at https://packages.sury.org/php/README.txt
M: 2007-03-11
<reply> The Debian project has created a new webpage: The 'Debian Package of The Day'. Each day the website highlights a different package from the repository. It includes screenshots and elaborate descriptions. The address is http://debaday.debian.net/, or apparently not an "official" website.
C: 2008-10-16
the software that Debian uses for the Bug Tracking System. It is in the package debbugs or available from http://bugs.debian.org/debbugs-source/
M: 2009-11-14
<reply>[debconf] Debian's configuration management system for packages, giving a single interface for asking and storing configuration-related settings. http://wiki.debian.org/debconf http://www.fifi.org/doc/debconf-doc/tutorial.html . Not to be confused with the yearly Debian Conference (DebConf): http://wiki.debian.org/DebConf https://www.debconf.org/
C: 1970-01-01
<reply> Either get the new version from incoming, or dpkg -i /var/cache/apt/archives/debconf_*.deb, then try to upgrade again or the fixed version is at ftp://kitenet.net/pub/code/debian/debconf_0.2.6_all.deb
debconf5 #del#
C: 2005-06-03
<reply> debconf5 is the 6th Debian conference which is taking place from July 10th to July 17th in Helsinki, Finland. Visit http://www.debconf.org for more details
C: 2005-10-26
C: 2006-11-18
<reply>DebConf7 is in Edinburgh, Scotland from June 17, 2007 to June 23, 2007. http://wiki.debian.org/DebConf7
C: 2010-08-07
a framework for updating machines using binary diffs of the .deb packages rather than downloading the full .deb. See http://debdelta.debian.net/FAQ
C: 2007-02-10
debian games installable by apt-get are listed at http://debianlinux.net/games.html
C: 2013-05-06
<reply>Websites that generate a <sources.list> for you (like http://debgen.simplylinux.ch/) create terrible sources.list files with syntax errors, encourage you to mix releases or even distributions and do silly things like using "stable" instead of the code name. Instead, ask me about <stretch sources.list> or <jessie sources.list>.
M: 2003-08-19
debhelper4 #del#
C: 2003-08-12
M: 2003-12-22
http://www.debian.org. See http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/project-history/index.en.html#contents
debian 1.0
M: 2005-07-12
a mistake by InfoMagic. They released an unstable version of Debian as 1.0. Google groups archives the posting by Bruce Perens announcing this at http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=m0tPBxF-000F9vC%40mongo.pixar.com . The first stable Debian release was 1.1, ask me about <buzz>.
debian 2.2. review #del#
C: 2000-08-19
at http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/reviews/2204/1/
debian advantages howto
C: 2000-08-17
at http://www.infodrom.ffis.de/~joey/Debian-Advantages-HOWTO.txt
debian advocacy
C: 2000-08-24
debian alsa #del#
C: 2002-10-05
<reply> http://www.d.kth.se/~d98-jas/debian/debian-install-alsa.txt
debian archive
M: 2010-03-05
<reply>Debian has archives of no-longer-supported releases at http://archive.debian.org/ . To use with <APT>, see http://www.debian.org/distrib/archive . For old versions of specific packages, ask me about <snapshot>. Old Debian <ISO> files are archived at http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/archive/
debian base tarball
C: 2003-07-05
available at http://http.us.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/main/disks-i386/base-images-current/. Remember: objects in mirror are closer than they appear.
debian bsd
M: 2009-10-22
<reply>Debian GNU/kFreeBSD and Debian GNU/NetBSD are ports of the Debian operating system using the FreeBSD and NetBSD kernels respectively. http://www.debian.org/ports/kfreebsd-gnu/ http://www.debian.org/ports/netbsd/ Ask me about <kfreebsd>.
debian build tools
C: 2016-11-28
<reply>Building a package uses a set of tools, layered upon each other to provide different functionality such as managing the source code, creating the clean environment, and building the actual source. These layers can be pretty confusing to start with. See https://people.debian.org/~stapelberg//2016/11/25/build-tools.html
debian channels
M: 2013-07-23
<reply>Debian IRC channels are listed at http://wiki.debian.org/IRC/ -- #debian is meant for general Debian user support, you may get better support for specific issues in another channel.
debian codenames
C: 2004-08-12
<reply> The codenames for Debian releases come from the movie "Toy Story" by Pixar. For a list of possible future release names, see http://www.debian.org/doc/FAQ/ch-ftparchives#s-sourceforcodenames
debian cut
M: 2011-10-16
<reply>"Constantly Usable Testing" (CUT) is a proposal to make a rolling branch of Debian. See the proposal: http://lwn.net/Articles/406301/ and the discussion: http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2010/09/msg00502.html . http://cut.debian.net/
debian desktop
C: 2002-10-28
the Debian Desktop project, see http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-desktop/
debian does dallas
C: 2006-04-11
http://gtm.regex.com/dallas.html Be patient she takes a while to get going ;)
debian elitism
C: 2006-03-20
debian floppy #del#
C: 2004-11-28
debian font
C: 2006-04-10
debian fora #del#
C: 2005-02-14
http://lists.debian.org/ http://www.debian-administration.org/ http://forums.debian.net/ http://www.debianplanet.org/
debian friend finder #del#
C: 2002-11-24
debian glossary
C: 2005-03-14
debian hands on
C: 2003-06-08
debian history
M: 2004-06-10
http://www.debian.org/intro/about#history http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/project-history/ or ask me about <release history> for the reader's digest condensed version.
debian hk
C: 2004-03-31
a project by Hong Kong (not necessarily living in :) Debian developers and enthusiasts to promote the use of Debian. More information can be found at http://www.debian.org.hk/.
debian hybrid #del#
M: 2000-11-02
a system based on stable/potato with some "important" packages recompiled from woody or non-debbed stuff. Add 'deb http://center.oftheinter.net/~debian/ ./hybrid/' to /etc/apt/sources.list. It's maintained by xk. Requests are welcomed.. NOTE: the Mozilla M18 debs in Debian Hybrid will *NOT* work with the galeon nightly debs that solomon produces at Sourceforge (sorry)
debian jp
M: 2000-07-07
a project by Debian developers in Japan to provide excellent Japanese support in Debian. :-) See http://www.debian.or.jp/ for more information.
debian jr
M: 2010-01-31
<reply>The Debian Jr. Project is a Debian Pure <Blend>, with the goal of making Debian an OS that children of all ages will want to use. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianJr http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-jr/ #debian-jr on irc.oftc.net.
debian live
M: 2011-02-07
<reply>The Debian Live project provides pre-built Debian live system images and allows creation of your own. NOT recommended for installing Debian. Live images are available from http://www.debian.org/CD/live/ . http://live.debian.net/ #debian-live on irc.debian.org; also see <live login>, <uefi live>.
debian live oldstable
M: 2013-10-25
<reply>Debian Live images of the <oldstable> release are available from http://live.debian.net/cdimage/release/oldstable/
debian logo
M: 2013-08-06
<reply>The Debian Open Use Logo is distributable under the LGPLv3 or later and is available in a variety of formats (jpg, png, svg, eps, pdf) from http://www.debian.org/logos . Usage of the logo shouldn't be confusing or misrepresenting as per the trademark policy http://www.debian.org/trademark http://www.debian.org/News/2013/20130301. Also ask me about <debian logo font> or see http://wiki.debian.org/DebianLogo
debian logo font
M: 2013-08-06
<reply> The Debian logo's font is Poppl Laudation Condensed by Friedrich Poppl (http://www.identifont.com/show?U5). Note that the "i" has been changed and the text has been condensed horizontally and stretched vertically. There are free fonts that are almost the same (see http://wiki.debian.org/DebianLogo) and the Debian text is included in the vector images as an outline at http://www.debian.org/logos.
debian logo origin
C: 2015-06-07
The Debian swirl is a simple, generic stroke of "rough charcoal", a standard brush shape that ships with Adobe Illustrator. https://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2005/06/msg00340.html
debian machines
C: 2006-01-15
debian man pages
M: 2010-06-26
<reply>[debian man pages] The "Man Page Lookup" service searches on a man page's name and section as given in the selection menu and query dialog, for pages supplied in current Debian <releases>. http://manpages.debian.org/
debian marketing
M: 2009-09-04
<reply>Dig the printable flyer! http://web.archive.org/web/20070528092016/http://people.debian.org/~mbanck/flyer/flyer.pdf
debian mirror checker
M: 2012-05-28
<reply>Debian mirrors have timestamp files we use to determine how recently they have been updated. Here are some statistics the mirror maintainers provide: http://mirror.debian.org/status.html and http://ftp.de.debian.org/dmc/today/ Ask me about <mirrors>. #debian-mirrors on irc.oftc.net.
debian mirror space howto #del#
C: 2002-03-01
at http://www.debian.org/mirrors/size
debian mirrors
M: 2012-08-17
<reply>The best mirror for most users is <deb.debian.org>; other mirrors are listed at http://www.debian.org/mirror/list and ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/README.mirrors.txt and http://deb.li/map ; ask me about <apt-spy>, <netselect-apt>, <httpredir.debian.org>, <debian mirror checker>. To make a mirror, see http://www.debian.org/mirrors/ ; see also <debmirror>, <apt-mirror>, <ftpsync>, <mirror size>. #debian-mirrors on irc.oftc.net.
debian news
M: 2011-03-01
<reply>New or noteworthy in Debian land: <release>, <wheezy>, <search dpkg>. See also: <bits>, <dpn>, <dda>, <dsa>, /topic. http://www.debian.org/News/ http://identi.ca/debian
debian ooo
C: 2011-03-31
<reply><OpenOffice.org> in Debian has been following the fork at http://go-oo.org/ for several years, meaning that OOo in Debian has had a set of LGPLv3 patches that Sun refused to accept on the grounds of their licence. The fork at go-oo.org has joined the <libreoffice> project so while there's a change in name for the openoffice.org packages in Debian, there's little practical difference for users at this stage.
debian ports
C: 2002-01-08
<reply> Debian is being / has been ported to other kernels (HURD/Beowulf), architectures (besides x86), and more....see http://www.debian.org/ports/
debian pure blend
C: 2010-10-19
<reply>A Debian Pure Blend (formerly Custom Debian Distribution) is a subset of Debian configured to support a particular target group out-of-the-box. Not to be confused with distributions <based on Debian>. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianPureBlends http://blends.debian.org/ #debian-blends on irc.oftc.net.
debian repos howto
C: 2003-02-05
debian repository
M: 2010-02-16
<reply>A Debian repository is a set of Debian packages organized into a predefined structure for fetching with <apt>. A HOWTO (outdated since <secure apt>) is available at http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/repository-howto/repository-howto . Ask me about <list repositories>.
debian shop
C: 2005-06-25
available at http://www.df7cb.de/debian/shop/
debian snapshots
C: 1970-01-01
at http://master.debian.org/~jim/snapshots/
debian system
M: 2010-03-29
<reply>"The Debian System" is a book written by Debian Developer Martin F Krafft aka madduck. It's an excellent resource for learning about how Un*x and in particular Debian systems run and how to look after them. http://debiansystem.info/ For a more up-to-date book on Debian, ask me about <debian-handbook> or ask me about <books>.
debian t-shirts
C: 2008-11-15
http://shop.cafepress.com/debian http://www.paul.sladen.org/expo/lrlive-2005/T-shirt-logos.html http://www.aboutdebian.com/gear.htm
debian users
C: 2002-11-10
debian weather
M: 2014-07-15
debian wiki
M: 2013-05-07
<reply>The Debian wiki (http://wiki.debian.org/) is a support and documentation resource for the Debian project. For information about the wiki itself, see http://wiki.debian.org/DebianWiki . Wiki bugs are documented in the <BTS>, see http://bugs.debian.org/wiki.debian.org . See also <immutable wiki>.
debian women
M: 2010-06-10
<reply>Debian Women is a Debian subproject. For more information, see http://women.debian.org/ and http://wiki.debian.org/DebianWomen . #debian-women on irc.oftc.net.
debian zh
C: 2000-07-07
a project by Chinese Debian developers to provide excellent Chinese support in Debian. See http://www.debian.org/international/chinese/ for more information.
debian's stuffs
C: 2003-09-16
C: 2001-12-01
The Brazilian Debian Translation Project visit at: http://debian-br.cipsga.org.br or #debian-br
M: 2008-06-11
<reply> debian-devel-announce is an announcement list to which major Debian developments are posted. If you are running releases beyond <stable>, then YOU are part of the development process; it is your responsibility to read it (no excuses!) or risk missing important announcements. "mailx -s 'subscribe' debian-devel-announce-request@lists.debian.org < /dev/null" or http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/ See also <apt-listchanges>.
C: 2003-08-13
an association giving you some documentation: http://www.debian-fr.org/
M: 2017-05-24
<reply>The Debian Administrator's Handbook is at http://debian-handbook.info/ and can be browsed, bought and downloaded. From Debian 7 "Wheezy" onwards, it can also be installed from the debian-handbook package. Also ask me about <books> <docs>. PDF at https://debian-handbook.info/download/stable/debian-handbook.pdf
C: 2002-11-09
<reply> debian-help-de probably is at http://www.openoffice.de/linux/buch
debian-installer-howto #del#
C: 2004-02-14
a big document written to address what some consider the Achilles heel of Debian. See http://articles.linmagau.org/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=455&page=1
C: 1970-01-01
C: 2000-07-07
a project by Korean Debian developers to provide excellent Korean support in Debian. See http://www.debian-kr.org/ for more information.
M: 2012-05-30
http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/, or an echo chamber of arm-chair lawyers pretending they know what is happening.
debian-multimedia.etch #del#
M: 2008-02-12
<reply> To add the debian-multimedia repository run (as root) # echo "deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org etch main" >> /etc/apt/sources.list; aptitude update && aptitude install debian-multimedia-keyring && aptitude update. For an alternative way to load Marillat's archive key, ask me about <apt-key 1F41B907>.
debian-size #del#
C: 2002-03-01
at http://www.debian.org/mirrors/size
C: 2010-06-10
<reply>debian-user is a <mailing list> for on which users of Debian can seek help from other users. List address: debian-user@lists.debian.org. Archives: http://lists.debian.org/debian-user/ . Also available through <NNTP> from gmane.org.
C: 2008-11-22
Ubuntu page on the differences: http://www.ubuntu.com/community/ubuntustory/Debian discussion from 2007: http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-553987.html - a bit outdated: http://polishlinux.org/choose/comparison/?distro1=Ubuntu&distro2=Debian and http://madduck.net/blog/2006.05.24:ubuntu-and-debian/ (on conflicting views between the communities)
C: 2013-02-12
<reply>The "debian.net" domain points at unofficial resources maintained by Debian Developers. The resources are usually not managed or controlled by the Debian sysadmin group, unlike debian.org machines. See http://wiki.debian.org/DebianDotNet and http://wiki.debian.org/DebianNetDomains for more information.
M: 2014-02-20
<reply> All packages have copyright and licensing information in the file /usr/share/doc/$package/copyright. The copyright files are also available at via http://packages.qa.debian.org/$package for easy reference. The file must include where the source code came from, the copyright holders and the licence details (see §12.5 of <policy>). Ask me about <copyright-format> <nmg>.
debian/rules clean
C: 2014-08-27
<reply>The "clean" target in debian/rules is required to undo the effects of the build. It needs to remove the output of the compilation and put the source tree back into its original state so that a fresh build can be performed. See Policy §4.9 https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-source#s-debianrules
C: 2008-08-14
C: 2004-12-25
at http://marc.herbert.free.fr/linux/win2linstall.html#debian-testing-sarge
M: 2009-04-09
<reply>Debian Edu is a project that aims to provide a free software distribution that is tailored for educational scenarios such as the class room, the staff room and the administration office. Ask me about <skolelinux>. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEdu
C: 2004-01-18
an association giving you some documentation: http://www.debian-fr.org/
M: 2009-08-07
<reply>To build packages directly from Git in Debian, read the explanation at http://www.eyrie.org/~eagle/notes/debian/git.html . Also ask me about <git>. For a jump start using Git, see http://ftp.newartisans.com/pub/git.from.bottom.up.pdf .
C: 2008-04-06
the more I gain knowledge about Linux, the more I like Debian. Ask me about <why debian> too. For more information, see http://wiki.debian.org/
C: 1970-01-01
i guess debianomic is the Debianite's Nomic (ask me about 'nomic') game. http://cs-sun01.samford.edu:8080/Debianomic
C: 2014-06-08
M: 2006-12-12
<reply> The DebianWRT project is to support running Debian on access points, such as those supported by the OpenWRT project. https://wiki.debian.org/DebianWRT
C: 2010-01-04
<reply>debirf (DEBian on Initial Ram Filesystem) is a system for creating diskless kernel/initramfs images, which boot entirely into RAM and provide a fully functional Debian system. Packaged for Squeeze. http://cmrg.fifthhorseman.net/wiki/debirf #debirf on irc.oftc.net.
M: 2009-10-20
<reply>debootstrap can create a basic Debian system from scratch, without apt/dpkg. Useful for installing in a <chroot>. It is key to installing Debian GNU/Linux from a Unix/Linux system, ask me about <install guide>. http://wiki.debian.org/Debootstrap http://www.debian-administration.org/article/Installing_new_Debian_systems_with_debootstrap
debootstrap workaround #del#
C: 2005-08-22
<reply> http://www.inittab.de/manuals/debootstrap.html
M: 2008-06-17
<reply> deborphan is a package that will tell you what library packages you have installed that nothing's using. If you want remove all packages use 'deborphan | xargs apt-get -y remove --purge', or a nice tool to clean up grown debians. http://deb.li/3qpqF provides a nice guide to several more steps to reclaim big chunks of HDD. Ask me about <debfoster><autoremove><unmarkauto>.
C: 2001-04-09
a perl script to create a BSD-like ports structure on debian systems; get it at <http://www.the-labs.com/Linux/debports>
C: 2008-10-05
a program that reports security advisories against programs installed on the host, similar to gentoo's glsa-check. See http://www.enyo.de/fw/software/debsecan/.
C: 2002-11-09
<reply>In order to verify debian packages, apt-get install debsig-verify debsigs debian-keyring. Read http://cert.uni-stuttgart.de/archive/debian/security/2002/09/msg00018.html, http://lists.debian.org/debian-security/2002/debian-security-200207/msg00130.html, and http://gopher.quux.org:70/devel/debian/debsigs.txt
M: 2010-05-17
<reply>Rather than having a long set of diffs containing the changelog and any Debian-specific patches to a package in a <diff.gz>, source packages may have a <debian.tar.gz> file instead. See http://wiki.debian.org/Projects/DebSrc3.0 for more information on how to work with the 3.0 source format. See also <policy> <nmg> <source package> <quilt>.
M: 2008-07-21
<reply> debstats is managed by sussudio: http://debstats.mooo.com/ (#debian freenode) and http://members.ziggo.nl/sussudio/debian-oftc.html (#debian OFTC)
M: 2010-07-26
a way of categorising packages with tags (facets) that describe how a package can be used, what data it can read/write, what interfaces it has etc. This adds another dimension to package searching. Install the debtags package, then search either using "debtags" or "aptitude". Search (or add new tags) at http://debtags.debian.net/ . See also http://wiki.debian.org/Debtags or ask me about <aptitude search>.
M: 2006-07-10
Debian Takeover, the next phase of Debian World Domination, is a script that will substitute Debian (woody, not sarge! Use DEFAULT_SUITE=woody and upgrade from there) for any running GNU/Linux distribution available at http://www.hadrons.org/~guillem/debian/debtakeover/ . You too can banish metoo, dead rat, crackware, mandribble and Sue.M.E. to the bit bin.
M: 2009-10-25
a method of Debian package distribution using <BitTorrent>. http://wiki.debian.org/DebTorrent http://debtorrent.alioth.debian.org/ #debtorrent on irc.oftc.net.
debugging configure
C: 2003-12-06
"What to do when programs won't compile", a HOWTO on tackling autoconf breakage at http://www-106.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-debcon.html?ca=dgr-lnxw01DebugConfig
deception toolkit
C: 1970-01-01
at http://all.net/dtk/dtk.html
C: 2008-02-06
C: 2000-07-29
a wav-file declicker. Useful when cdparanoia can't quite fix your CDs. See http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/~jschurig/declick.html
M: 2007-11-17
<reply>DeCSS is a computer program for decrypting content on a DVD (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DeCSS). Not to be confused with <libdvdcss>.
M: 2017-08-02
<reply> deepin is a Chinese distribution <based on debian>. It is not supported on #debian. Try their forums at https://www.deepin.org/en/, or #deepin on irc.freenode.net
default alsa
C: 2010-12-23
<reply>Use the /etc/asound.conf or ~/.asoundrc configuration files to set your default sound card. See http://alsa.opensrc.org/MultipleCards for more information. You can also configure it in pavucontrol if you are using PulseAudio.
default desktop choice
C: 2012-08-05
<reply>See http://lists.debian.org/debian-cd/2008/12/msg00019.html and https://lists.debian.org/debian-boot/2009/08/msg00499.html
M: 2009-03-24
generally not needed in linux. or http://cbbrowne.com/info/defrag.html or a respawn in a multiplayer game, or tip: fragmentation is low until you start using the default reserved-blocks-percentage space
M: 2011-03-03
<reply>[dehs] Debian External Health Status. http://wiki.debian.org/DEHS http://dehs.alioth.debian.org/
M: 2009-06-01
<reply> [dell] A wonderful company that makes very wonderful laptops, but also some extremely bad laptops, or the worst company you could ever do business with, or crap. http://wiki.debian.org/InstallingDebianOn/Dell http://linux.dell.com/ See also <laptop>, <truemobile>.
M: 2016-11-15
a BitTorrent written in Python/PyGTK. http://deluge-torrent.org/ #deluge on irc.freenode.net
C: 2000-04-06
for converting word's annoying little smart-quotes to ASCII. It's at http://www.fourmilab.ch/webtools/demoroniser/
M: 2010-07-07
<reply>DeMuDi (Debian Multimedia Distribution) is a defunct Debian-based distribution optimized for audio and multimedia work. It was absorbed into the Debian Multimedia project. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianMultimedia #debian-multimedia on irc.oftc.net.
C: 2008-07-26
Doomsday Next Gen engine, a GPL fork of the Doomsday engine, located at http://dengng.bpa.nu/
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.dents.org/ (Well-designed nameserver which aims to be completely standards comformant) or GPL
M: 2008-05-15
<reply>denyhosts is a python script that analyzes the sshd logs to find possible break-in attempts. It keeps track of the frequency of attempts from each host. Additionally, upon discovering a repeated attack host, the /etc/hosts.deny file is updated to prevent future break-in attempts from that host. A report can be sent to a system email address. http://denyhosts.sf.net/ See also <fail2ban>.
M: 2014-03-20
Debian Enhancement Proposal, or http://dep.debian.net/
C: 2016-05-31
<reply> https://release.debian.org/wanna-build.txt
C: 2016-12-04
<reply> http://dep.debian.net/deps/dep3/
dependency symbols
C: 2009-06-18
<reply>[dependency symbols] The relations allowed are <<, <=, =, >= and >> for strictly earlier, earlier or equal, exactly equal, later or equal and strictly later, respectively. See http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-relationships
dependent wallclock
M: 2014-01-03
<reply>Dependent wallclock was a feature of the classic <Xen> Linux kernels, which is not available in pvops kernels. Use of <NTP> within a Xen guest (domU) is now recommended. http://lists.xenproject.org/archives/html/xen-devel/2012-02/msg01413.html
C: 2004-10-05
explained in http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-relationships.html
M: 2009-09-03
<Knoppix>, <Ubuntu>, <Libranet>, <Corel>/<Xandros>, <Stormix>, <Progeny>, <Linspire>, <DamnSmallLinux>, <Kurumin>, <Agnula>, <Xebian> and many others, or see http://mako.cc/talks/20050418-customizing_debian/customizing_debian_slides/img1.html, or ask me about <dfd>, <cdd>
descent means descent iii
C: 2000-08-01
available at http://www.lokigames.com
C: 2005-08-03
Debian package descriptions are often poor. See http://wiki.debian.org/PackagesDescriptionsReview to help review them or #debian-descriptions
M: 2005-05-19
see http://xwinman.org/
desktop terminal
C: 2007-09-30
C: 2011-03-06
<reply>DeSmuME is an emulator of the Nintendo DS handheld video game console. http://desmume.org/ #desmume on irc.freenode.net.
destats #DEL#
M: 2002-12-19
<reply> $who would like to take the time t remind all of you to check out the channel stat at http://debstats.mine.nu/
C: 2001-01-08
an easy frontend to compiling and maintaining the KDE CVS code. It is written by Jono Bacon jono@kde.org. http://www.jonobacon.co.uk/devcenter/
M: 2006-04-28
http://zgp.org/pipermail/linux-elitists/2005-October/011299.html or http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=282141
M: 2009-10-08
<reply>If you are using <ALSA> and an application complains about /dev/dsp missing, you need to provide the Open Sound System (OSS) compatibility layer. Run "modprobe snd-pcm-oss" and add snd-pcm-oss to /etc/modules; the oss-compat package provides a <modprobe> configuration file which loads this module. A proposed Debian release goal is for packaged applications to stop using /dev/dsp: http://wiki.debian.org/ReleaseGoals/NoLinuxDevDsp
C: 2010-12-22
<reply>DeVeDe is an application for creating CDs/DVDs for use in home players, from any source format supported by <MPlayer>. Packaged since Debian 7 "Wheezy". http://www.rastersoft.com/programas/devede.html
devel docs
C: 2003-09-20
http://www.debian.org/devel/ or aptitude install maint-guide developers-reference debian-policy
M: 2005-08-09
DEVELOPERSDEVELOPERSDEVELOPERS!, or http://www.ntk.net/ballmer/mirrors.html
M: 2010-02-08
<reply>DeviceKit is a hardware abstraction layer developed by the people at <freedesktop.org>, intended to replace and correct the perceived shortcomings of <HAL>. http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/DeviceKit Deprecated in favor of udev-extras, merged with <udev> (BTS #533348).
M: 2009-06-02
<reply>Devil's Pie is a utility to detect windows during their creation and perform desired actions (e.g. resizing, pinning, moving to another workspace). Packaged for Debian. http://live.gnome.org/DevilsPie http://foosel.org/linux/devilspie http://www.burtonini.com/blog/computers/devilspie
C: 2011-01-25
a portable development environment, retargetable but machine-dependent. The wrapping library is written in C and can be reconfigured to any target system. The library is still unfinished but it is possible to code applications for any machine without source changes. http://sourceforge.net/projects/devkit/
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.circle-path.org/garrett/tech/devo.html (Perl script to convert MS Windows themes to KDE themes) or a kickass band from the 80s, fighting those evil spuds and looking out for geeks destined to be highschool math teachers... Are we not men? We are devo.
M: 2015-07-08
<reply>Devuan (https://devuan.org/) is a Debian <derivative>, meant to avoid dependencies on <systemd>. Not supported in #debian, please see #devuan on chat.freenode.net for support.
M: 2011-03-21
<reply>The Debian dErivatives eXchange project (DEX) aims to bring deltas from Debian derivatives and merge them into Debian. http://www.debian.org/News/2011/20110318 http://dex.alioth.debian.org/ See also <dfd>.
M: 2010-10-12
<reply>[dfd] Derivatives Front Desk: http://wiki.debian.org/DerivativesFrontDesk . Press release: http://www.debian.org/News/2010/20100629 . IRC: #debian-derivatives on irc.oftc.net.
dff #del#
M: 2005-11-24
<reply>debian friend finder: http://www.linuks.mine.nu/debian-worldmap/, or #debian-worldmap, or http://www.frappr.com/debian
M: 2017-06-25
based on Debian, but it is not Debian. Only Debian is supported on #debian. Use #debian-facile (French) on chat.freenode.net instead. Even if the channel happens to be less helpful, support for distributions other than Debian is offtopic on #debian. See also <based on debian>. For mor information, visit https://debian-facile.org/asso:salon-irc-df and https://dflinux.frama.io/documentation/
M: 2010-07-26
"Desktop-File-Manager for X11" (http://www.kaisersite.de/dfm/). Removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #349205.
dfs rescue
C: 2005-01-18
M: 2003-05-24
<reply>DFSG is the Debian Free Software Guidelines, which are explained at http://www.debian.org/social_contract#guidelines . For a full list of DFSG-compatible/incompatible software licenses, see http://wiki.debian.org/DFSGLicenses
dfsg faq
C: 2003-07-15
at http://people.debian.org/~bap/dfsg-faq.html
C: 2007-04-09
C: 2003-05-12
Drive Fitness Test - http://www.ibm.com/ and search for "DFT".
M: 2015-06-16
<reply>dh is the command sequencer that is part of the <debhelper> set of tools use in <debian/rules> for building packages. dh(1) runs a set of commands in sequence and allows the maintainer to add in extra tools ("--with", "--buildsystem"). See dh(1) http://deb.li/3n28i debhelper(7) http://deb.li/cQ4v and <nmg> http://deb.li/3Gbzn . Also run «dh binary --no-act»
M: 2013-08-31
<reply>The Intel DH87MC Desktop Board is a motherboard utilising the Intel H87 Express chipset. Its I217V Gigabit Ethernet controller (PCI ID 8086:153b) is not supported at Debian installation time (bug #720898), ask me about <i217>. http://ark.intel.com/products/69045/Intel-Desktop-Board-DH87MC http://downloadmirror.intel.com/22678/eng/DH87MC_TechProdSpec02.pdf
M: 2010-02-13
a RFC2131 compliant DHCP client, packaged for Debian. It allows for a script to be executed when the IP address changes. http://roy.marples.name/projects/dhcpcd See also <dhcp client>.
C: 1970-01-01
a replacement for dhis.org being run by remi and others; or http://www.dhis.net
M: 2011-11-16
<reply>Dia is an open source diagramming application. It can import and export XML-based Microsoft <Visio> files (.vdx). http://live.gnome.org/Dia/Faq http://live.gnome.org/Dia
C: 2003-09-17
a really fun gay who love suckin cocks, you can find it at http://www.gay.com
M: 2010-04-14
<reply>dictd is a dictionary network protocol (DICT) server. See /usr/share/doc/dictd/README.Debian.gz after package installation for a description of available dictionary databases. http://sf.net/projects/dict/
C: 2014-02-08
a short script to help cache the output from cron jobs and inform you when the output changes. See http://bonedaddy.net/pabs3/log/2012/10/29/thoughts-on-debian-testing/
M: 2000-12-04
Differentiated Services, part (or all) of QoS, or http://lrcwww.epfl.ch/linux-diffserv/ and http://www.globecom.net/ietf/draft/draft-almesberger-wajhak-diffserv-linux-00.html
M: 2002-03-31
a comic, online at http://www.dilbert.com, or see backissues using this script: http://www.stonehenge.com/cgi/dilbert
M: 2012-01-10
<reply>Dillo is a minimalist web browser based on <FLTK> 1.3 and licenced under the GNU GPLv3, which runs well even on an Intel i486. It does not support JavaScript, Java, Flash and frames support is very poor. http://www.dillo.org/
M: 2007-02-13
a dictionary, http://www.freshmeat.net/projects/ding/
C: 2003-06-09
M: 2013-05-28
the part of <dak> that processes newly uploaded packages. It is run 4 times per day at 0152 0752 1352 1952 UTC. See http://ftp-master.debian.org/#dinstall
C: 2000-07-29
the dIRC IRC Client - http://www.dragonmount.net/dirc/
C: 2000-03-15
See http://www.helius.com about the possibility of using the DirecPC satellite internet feed service with linux (see the Network Edition For DirecPC link on the left)
M: 2001-08-16
a P2P-with-hubs file sharing client at http://www.neo-modus.com, or written in VB6, is for windows only, and uses a proprietary protocol
C: 2003-02-01
at http://www.directfb.org
M: 2010-04-28
<reply> Dirvish is a fast, disk based, rotating network backup system. With dirvish you can maintain a set of complete images of your filesystems with unattended creation and expiration. A dirvish backup vault is like a time machine for your data. http://www.dirvish.org/ #dirvish on irc.freenode.net.
disable aaaa requests
C: 2011-04-12
<reply>Unfortunately <eglibc> performs both ipv4 and ipv6 requests simultaneously, even if ipv6 is disabled. Please see https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/eglibc/+bug/417757/comments/288 for a "solution" to prevent AAAA requests from being made.
C: 2000-09-13
a program to print a report of disk space usage more prettily than df(1). http://www.futuresouth.com/~stormy/discus.shtml
M: 2000-07-03
at 206-540-8673, or at 783-6963, or in dire need of coffee, or http://disguise.pitas.com, or at http://www.gurlpages.com/zines/disguise. Pinkmarble on aim
disk contents
M: 2011-04-14
<reply>To find out which CD or DVD image contains a particular package or source file, use the search engine at http://cdimage-search.debian.org/ . To see what a specific image contains, examine the package lists within the list-{cd,dvd} subdirectories for the relevant architecture at http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/ (e.g. http://cdimage.debian.org/debian-cd/current/amd64/list-cd/).
disk not spun down properly
C: 2008-04-19
disks to bricks
C: 2000-07-27
at http://www.lwn.net/2000/0727/a/disk-destroyer.php3
M: 2005-12-11
<reply>distcc is a distributed C/C++ compiler, allowing load balancing of large compilations (e.g. kernels) across two or more locally networked systems. A HOWTO for Debian is at http://myrddin.org/howto/using-distcc-with-debian/ . <zeroconf> IPv6 parsing is broken (Debian bug #481951). See also <ccache>. http://distcc.samba.org/
distributed monkey
C: 2003-10-03
at http://www.karwin.com/products/infinite-monkeys.html
M: 2015-02-09
a collection of software built around a kernel like Linux. Ask me about <debian> and <why debian>. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux_distribution
distro timeline
C: 2012-04-28
at http://futurist.se/gldt/wp-content/uploads/12.10/gldt1210.png - nice graph of Debian-based (and other) distributions.
C: 1970-01-01
an distribution debating environment at http://distrowars.linuxmafia.org
M: 2013-09-27
<reply> Distrowatch (http://distrowatch.com/) attempts to estimate popularity of different distros and lists versions of some of the software they include. It is considered by many to be hopelessly biased, not giving an accurate picture of real numbers of users of each distro. See http://distrowatch.com/table.php?distribution=debian and see also <popcon>.
C: 2008-12-07
a simple, light-weight distributed issue tracker that works with git, darcs, mercurial, bazaar, etc. http://ditz.rubyforge.org/ In Debian since 2008-12-07
C: 2008-05-05
<reply> Don't try to convince dpkg to overwrite files and don't start playing with "--force" options for dpkg. Instead, "divert" one of the files out of the way so that there is no conflict. See man dpkg-divert and also http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ap-pkg-diversions.html. Working with the package management system is much easier than trying to work against it.
C: 2011-06-15
<reply>Django is an open source, high-level web development framework written in <Python>. Packaged for Debian as python-django, "apt-cache search python-django" for related packages. http://www.djangoproject.com/ #django on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2004-12-17
an arrogant jerk, or Daniel J. Bernstein, author of <qmail>, <djbdns>, etc., or at http://cr.yp.to/djb.html, or a UNIX coding and mathematics genius, or an ego-maniac. See <wanker>.
M: 2013-06-20
<reply>djbdns is a collection of Domain Name System tools: a name server, cache, client and debugging utilities. Not part of the Debian 7.0 "Wheezy" and Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" releases due to CVE-2008-4392 (bug #516394). http://cr.yp.to/djbdns.html
C: 2001-03-21
Dan Bernstein's software, see http://cr.yp.to/software.html
M: 2002-05-10
<reply>djgpp - a free C compiler for Dos and windows - available from http://www.delorie.com/djgpp/, or a Dos/Windows port of GCC, or at http://sourceforge.net/projects/crossgcc/ with precompiled easy to install package
M: 2012-11-20
<reply>djmount is a <UPnP> AV client. It discovers media servers on the network and mounts their content as a file system via <FUSE>. http://djmount.sf.net/
C: 2002-07-31
a smartass compressed image format. http://www.djvu.org/
C: 2011-10-04
<reply>DomainKeys Identified Mail (DKIM) is a method for associating a domain name to an email message, thereby allowing a person, role, or organization to claim some responsibility for the message. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DKIM
M: 2011-06-05
<reply>Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) is a trade organisation, certifying devices providing interoperability via Universal Plug and Play. http://dlna.org/ Ask me about <upnp>.
M: 2010-01-09
<reply>DM means Display Manager, the app that brings up a graphical login screen and starts your login session. <lightdm>, <gdm3>, <xdm>, <kdm>, <wdm>, pdm, login.app and <slim> are all examples of display managers. Ask me about <nodm> if you want to disable the DM. Or Debian Maintainer: http://wiki.debian.org/DebianMaintainer . For the deb-multimedia repository, ask me about <dmm>.
M: 2010-04-11
<reply>dm-crypt is a Linux kernel subsystem providing a cryptographic device-mapper target, which enables filesystem encryption in files, partitions, whole disks, logical and software RAID volumes. dm-crypt is the successor of <cryptoloop> and uses the Crypto API cryptography framework. The cryptsetup and cryptmount utilites are in the cryptsetup package. http://www.saout.de/misc/dm-crypt/
M: 2017-02-23
<reply> https://ftp-master.debian.org/dm.txt. You can use the tool who-permits-upload from the devscripts package to search this list
M: 2010-07-03
<reply>[dma] (Direct Memory Access) PCs have DMA channels that allow certain devices to directly access memory in order to speed up the process. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct_memory_access . To disable use of DMA with <libata> (not possible at run-time via hdparm), add the kernel command line option libata.dma=0 to your bootloader. For the MTA, ask me about <dragonfly>.
M: 2009-08-02
<reply>The Digital Millennium Copyright Act is a bad law adopted in the USA that makes it illegal to try to circumvent even the most petty Digital Restrictions Management controls to allow you to access content. Other treaties have brought DMCA-like laws to other parts of the world. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Millennium_Copyright_Act (Its Fun to Be At The Deee Emmm Cee Ayyyyy....)
M: 2017-12-07
<reply>dmesg is used to examine or control the kernel ring buffer. /var/log/dmesg gives you the whole thing from boot time, the `dmesg' command shows you current ring buffer contents. dmesg as non-root from stretch on, see bug #842226 and http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?t=130372
C: 2005-01-09
probably Dmitry Sklyarov: Russian programmer prosecuted by Adobe Corp and held in jail for 26 months. http://www.freesklyarov.org/
M: 2011-04-02
<reply>dmix is an <ALSA> subsystem allowing an audio device to play multiple sound streams simultaneously, without the need for an external sound server. See http://alsa.opensrc.org/Dmix for more information. A sample asound.conf is at http://img.hexus.net/v2/features/foss/a3/images/asound.conf
M: 2015-04-19
<reply>We recommend against using deb-multimedia.org; these unofficial packages are known to cause many hard to debug problems. They are not in Debian either because the they are poor in quality or for legal reasons. See http://deb-multimedia.org/ or ask me about <dmm stretch>, <dmm jessie>. See also <dmm list>, <dmm mirrors>, <dmm pinning>, <why not dmm>, <dmm remove>.
dmm mirrors
C: 2010-06-21
<reply>Servers mirroring deb-multimedia.org content are listed at http://www.deb-multimedia.org/debian-m.php (copy at http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:www.deb-multimedia.org/debian-m.php).
dmm stretch
C: 2015-04-19
<reply>If you really need deb-multimedia.org (are you sure your information isn't five years out of date?), then (as root): echo "deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org/ stretch main non-free" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dmm.list; aptitude update && aptitude install deb-multimedia-keyring && aptitude update. For an alternative way to load Marillat's archive key, ask me about <apt-key 1F41B907>. See <why not dmm>.
M: 2013-08-26
<reply>If you really need deb-multimedia.org (are you sure your information isn't five years out of date?), then (as root): echo "deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org/ jessie main non-free" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dmm.list; aptitude update && aptitude install deb-multimedia-keyring && aptitude update. For an alternative way to load Marillat's archive key, ask me about <apt-key 1F41B907>. See <why not dmm>.
M: 2009-02-24
<reply>To add the deb-multimedia repository run (as root) # echo "deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org/ squeeze main non-free" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dmm.list; aptitude update && aptitude install deb-multimedia-keyring && aptitude update. For an alternative way to load Marillat's archive key, ask me about <apt-key 1F41B907>.
M: 2013-01-20
<reply>If you really need deb-multimedia.org (are you sure your information isn't five years out of date?), then (as root): echo "deb http://www.deb-multimedia.org/ wheezy main non-free" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/dmm.list; aptitude update && aptitude install deb-multimedia-keyring && aptitude update. For an alternative way to load Marillat's archive key, ask me about <apt-key 1F41B907>. See <why not dmm>.
C: 1970-01-01
the open directory project, see http://www.dmoz.org/ and it also rocks
C: 2001-09-15
savage, once said esko, http://www.erowid.org/chemicals/dmt/dmt.shtml
C: 2010-07-08
the Debian Machine Usage Policies. See http://www.debian.org/devel/dmup
M: 2010-01-15
Destination NAT (ask me about <nat>) or http://www.frozentux.net/iptables-tutorial/chunkyhtml/x4033.html
C: 2003-08-28
<reply>Debian New Maintainers' Guide, Debian Policy Manual and Debian Developer's Reference - if you are a deb-newbie read them in this order, found at http://www.debian.org/doc/devel-manuals
C: 2000-11-19
a proxying nameserver, it forwards DNS queries, and is at http://dnrd.nevalabs.org
dns spam
C: 2002-05-30
<reply> see http://www.dnsspam.nl
M: 2010-02-06
<reply>The DNS-323 is a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device produced by D-Link. Revisions A1 and B1 are supported by Debian Installer, see http://www.cyrius.com/debian/orion/d-link/dns-323/ for details and installation instructions.
M: 2010-08-11
<reply> dnsmasq is a lightweight, easy to configure DHCP server, DNS forwarder and TFTP server. See /usr/share/doc/dnsmasq/README.Debian, dnsmasq(8) and /usr/share/doc/dnsmasq/setup.html for configuration details. http://wiki.debian.org/HowTo/dnsmasq http://www.thekelleys.org.uk/dnsmasq/docs/FAQ
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.cis.ohio-state.edu/~barr/dnswalk/
C: 2011-02-12
a standardised method for Debian packages to register the documentation they include. There are several doc-base clients that will then let you browse and search the documentation, for example installing doc-central and a web server will let you browse the documentation at http://localhost/dc/ . See also http://wiki.debian.org/doc-base
M: 2001-07-13
a sgml or xml dtd used for docmentation authoring. documentation for it can be found at http://www.docbook.org/tdg5/en/html/docbook.html. Install: docbook, docbook{-doc,-styles,-xml,-xt,-too}, sgml{-base,-data}, task-sgml, task-sgml-dev, jade. See: docbook-markup
C: 2001-07-13
See http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/documentation/reference/html/docbook.html
M: 2010-06-27
<reply>A dock is a graphical user interface element: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dock_(computing) . For Mac OS X inspired dock applications, ask me about <awn>, <cairo-dock>, <docky>.
C: 2001-03-21
Dock Applications, found at http://www.bensinclair.com/dockapp/
C: 2010-06-26
<reply>Docky is a Mac OS X like panel (dock) written in C#, derived from the <GNOME> Do "docky" interface, for opening common applications and managing windows. http://wiki.go-docky.com/ https://launchpad.net/docky #docky on irc.freenode.net. See also <cairo-dock>.
does anyone know
C: 2005-09-01
doesn't know that kde #DEL#
M: 2003-10-30
M: 2009-07-27
called man's best friend, or a footstool, or god spelled backwards, or cats from www, or http://mfrost.typepad.com/.shared/image.html?/photos/uncategorized/gracem.jpg, or a buffering replacement for <cat>: not maintained upstream, removed from Debian post-Lenny resolve bug #518398.
C: 2001-09-09
M: 2012-09-02
<reply>Dolphin is the default file manager in KDE Software Compilation 4. http://dolphin.kde.org/ #kde on irc.freenode.net. See also <dolphin-emu>.
M: 2012-09-02
<reply>Dolphin is an open source <Nintendo> GameCube, Wii and Triforce emulator. <ITP> filed as Debian bug #535073. http://dolphin-emulator.com/ #dolphin-emu on irc.efnet.org.
domain name system
M: 2009-08-02
<reply>Domain Name System (DNS) is a distributed client-server database system which links domain names with their numerical IP adresses. Ask me about <resolv.conf> and <resolvconf>, <rfc1034>. See also <bind>, <dnsmasq>, <host>, <pdnsd>. http://wiki.debian.org/DNS
M: 2008-04-22
<reply> If you like Debian and are able to donate hardware, services or money, please do so. See http://www.debian.org/donations and http://www.spi-inc.org/donations
dont break debian
C: 2014-09-16
C: 2004-10-04
C: 2001-05-27
A Linux User who runs http://www.dorward.co.uk/
M: 2009-05-24
<reply>DOSBox is an open source x86 emulator designed to run old <DOS> games under unsupported platforms. See /usr/share/doc/dosbox/README.Debian for Debian-specific notes. See also http://www.markus-raab.org/Howtos/Hardware/midi regarding sound. http://www.dosbox.com/wiki/DOSBox_FAQ http://www.dosbox.com/ #dosbox on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2010-03-11
<reply>DOSEMU is a compatibility layer software package for Linux, for running DOS (e.g. MS-DOS, <FreeDOS>) and associated applications. If you use X, graphical DOS programs will be much easier to run than if you set up DOSEMU to do graphics at the console. http://www.dosemu.org/docs/HOWTO/ http://www.dosemu.org/ DOSEMU is kind of buggy and doesn't play games well, see <dosbox>.
M: 2012-10-23
<reply>http://dotdeb.org/ is an unofficial package repository with emphasis on the <LAMP> solution stack, unsupported in #debian. To get support, read http://www.dotdeb.org/2012/08/24/how-to-post-useful-bug-reports/ and report any issues to https://github.com/gplessis/dotdeb-php5/issues . Ask me about <dotdeb alternatives>.
M: 2008-09-04
http://wiki.debian.org/DotFiles. Remember that changes to these files won't be reflected until you log out and then log back in. Ask me about <bash login scripts>.
C: 2005-06-08
C: 2002-03-20
in kdeartwork/styles/dotnet BUT the qt-only version is at http://clee.kdedevelopers.net/kde/dotNET-qt3.tar.bz2
C: 2013-10-25
<reply>DoudouLinux is a live Linux distribution based on Debian, targeting young children. It is not supported in #debian. http://doudoulinux.org/ #doudoulinux on irc.freenode.net. See also <based on debian>.
C: 2001-03-08
a representative of all that is wrong with the tech industry today. An author of the doumacode which threatened to destroy the sanity of donut. http://www.michaeldouma.com
M: 2013-05-15
<reply>Dovecot is an IMAP and POP3 server, written with security in mind. Easy to set up and fast, supports <mbox> and <maildir>. See /usr/share/doc/dovecot-{core,common}/README.Debian for important information. http://wiki2.dovecot.org/ http://www.dovecot.org/ #dovecot on irc.freenode.net. See also <dovecot wheezy>.
dovecot wheezy
C: 2013-05-15
<reply>The upgrade from Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" to Debian 7 "Wheezy" takes you from Dovecot 1.2 to 2.1. This is a big upgrade that requires manual intervention. Further details are available in the /usr/share/doc/dovecot-core/README.Debian.gz in wheezy's dovecot-core package and at http://wiki2.dovecot.org/Upgrading/2.0 and http://wiki2.dovecot.org/Upgrading/2.1
down not across
C: 2003-03-25
the <asr> motto (non ex transverso sed deorsum). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Asr-coa-na.svg or http://google.com/search?q=down,+not+across
down to earth
C: 2000-12-11
at http://www.downtoearthcomic.com
C: 2000-03-28
the most 31337 downtime daemon in existence. Keeps your server down, and records how long it was down. Get it at ftp://leguin.org.uk/~ejb.
C: 2000-08-28
http://www.stack.nl/~dimitri/doxygen, a manual making tool
C: 2008-10-02
a Video tutorial/discussion of the Anatomy of Debian Pacakges - You should follow this along with the New Maintainers Guide -- http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6726522426109060914&ei=NwblSI3ODaGI-gG5vpifAg&q=debian&hl=en
M: 2009-05-19
<reply>Your Dots Per Inch (DPI) setting affects the size of your fonts. Remove any explicit DPI settings in /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc or your display manager's configuration file, and X should autodetect your DPI. If not, add DisplaySize Width_in_millimeters Height_in_millimeters to Section "Monitor" in /etc/X11/xorg.conf, ask me about <xorg config>. http://scanline.ca/dpi/
C: 2012-02-20
a tool to make your own repository for apt: [1, as root] apt-get install dpkg-dev; [2, as user] mkdir -p ~/public_html/foo; cd ~/public_html/foo; [3] cp /your/packages.deb .; [4] dpkg-scanpackages . /dev/null | gzip > Packages.gz; [5, as root] Add a deb line to your /etc/apt/sources.list: "deb http://localhost/~username/foo ./" or "deb file:///home/username/public_html/foo ./". Alternatively, ask me about <reprepro>.
M: 2013-09-30
the proper, upgrade proof way to handle permissions on package owned files. http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-files.html#s10.9.1
M: 2009-08-17
<reply>/var/log/dpkg.log is the default log file of dpkg, it contains list of latest status changes and upgrades to packages; see also also /var/log/aptitude or files under /var/log/apt/. see http://simple.be/software/daudit/
M: 2008-06-02
<reply>Please visit http://wiki.debian.org/IRC/DpkgBot to learn how to effectively search the factoids database for FAQ, and not flood in the channel with !tell <who> about <what>. Also ask me about <msg the bot>. We ask that you learn to search for yourself first, unless it is a specific problem. Many questions are asked repeatedly, and the factoid database can be of great help to you. Ask me about <search dpkg>.
M: 2016-02-08
<reply>The DPL is the Debian Project Leader, an elected position that is the representative of the project (but not 'chief' in a technical or decision making sense). The current DPL is Chris Lamb. See https://www.debian.org/devel/leader
dpl debate
C: 2002-03-26
available at http://beta.hardware.no/~tfheen/debian-debate.{html,txt}
dpl reports
C: 2005-07-13
<reply> are at http://people.debian.org/~branden/dpl/reports/
M: 2010-09-21
<reply>[dpn] Debian Project News (http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/) is a bi-weekly newsletter with the most important and interesting news about Debian in general. http://wiki.debian.org/ProjectNews
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www2.netdoor.com/~epg/dpsftp/
dr. ron zammit
M: 2001-08-27
an electronics god. a physicst who can be found at http://www.calpoly.edu/~rzammit/, or the president of the North American Railcar Operator's Association, http://www.narcoa.org
C: 2009-09-08
a "cross-distribution" <initramfs> (a cpio archive of the initial filesystem that gets loaded into memory at boot time) which looks to replace the initramfs patchwork. http://lwn.net/Articles/317793/
C: 2006-04-15
at http://dragnarok.info
C: 2006-04-15
at http://dragnarpg.tuxfamily.org
dragon player
C: 2009-01-03
a video player for <KDE4>. Packaged for Debian in squeeze. http://www.dragonplayer.org/ #dragonplayer on irc.freenode.net.
C: 2014-04-29
<reply>The DragonFly Mail Agent (DMA) is a small mail transport agent designed for home and office use; it does not listen for incoming connections. Packaged for Debian as dma, not part of the Debian 7 "Wheezy" release. http://github.com/corecode/dma
C: 2002-06-01
at http://www.draveland.de.vu
M: 2011-04-11
<reply>Distributed Replicated Block Device (DRBD) is designed for building high availability clusters, by mirroring a block device via a dedicated network. Included in Linux since 2.6.33, a backport is included in Debian 2.6.32 Linux kernel images. Utilities are packaged as drbd8-utils. http://wiki.debian.org/DrBd http://www.drbd.org/ #drbd on irc.freenode.net.
dreamcast linux
C: 2003-06-28
at http://linuxdc.sourceforge.net/
M: 2009-11-30
<reply>Dreamlinux is a Brazilian live CD based on Debian Lenny (as of version 3.5). http://www.dreamlinux.com.br/ http://dreamlinuxforums.org/ #dreamlinux on irc.freenode.net. See also <based on Debian>.
M: 2010-02-16
Direct Rendering Infrastructure, included in X. http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/DriTroubleshooting http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/ #dri on irc.freenode.net.
dri cvs
C: 2001-04-06
dri debs
M: 2003-02-12
'echo "deb http://people.debian.org/~daenzer/dri-trunk/ ./" >> source.list', 'apt-get update;apt-get install xserver-xfree86-dri-trunk xlibmesa3-dri-trunk drm-trunk-module-source'. These are not updated daily and not the same as the snapshots at dri.sf.net. USE AT OWN RISK!
dri debs of the cvs
C: 2002-10-07
<reply> are 'echo "deb http://penguinppc.org/~daenzer/debian/dri-trunk ./" >> source.list', 'apt-get update;apt-get install xserver-xfree86-dri-trunk xlibmesa3-dri-trunk drm-trunk-module-source'. These are not updated daily and not the same as the snapshots at dri.sf.net. USE AT OWN RISK!
drinky nerd
C: 2005-02-02
driver locator
M: 2010-10-12
<reply>To work out what module you need to load for your PCI card, try pasting the output from "lspci -n" into http://kmuto.jp/debian/hcl/ . Ask me about <which ethernet driver> and <which video driver>. See also <oot>, <nodriver>, <judd-hardware>.
M: 2013-12-31
<reply>Drizzle is an open source database management system forked from <MySQL>, targeted at web infrastructure and cloud computing markets. It is not a drop-in replacement for MySQL. http://drizzle.org/ #drizzle on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2010-02-16
Direct Rendering Manager, a <DRI> component (http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/DRM, http://dri.sf.net/doc/drm_low_level.html), or Digital Rights Management (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_rights_management)
M: 2011-08-25
<reply>Droid is a font family created for use by the <Android> mobile operating system. Packaged for Debian as fonts-droid (formerly ttf-droid). http://www.ascendercorp.com/pr/2007-11-12/
M: 2010-02-17
<reply>Dropbear is a <SSH> 2 server and client, designed to be small enough for use in low-memory embedded environments, while still being functional and secure for general use. It does not have TUN/TAP support. Does not set <locale> (Debian bug #533525). Install the suggested openssh-client program to provide ssh and scp binaries. Read /usr/share/doc/dropbear/README.Debian after installation. http://matt.ucc.asn.au/dropbear/dropbear.html
C: 2016-03-31
«reply»To make linux kernel free up most of the RAM used for its cache and buffer, run «sysctl -w vm.drop_caches=3». Or even «free; sync; sysctl -w vm.drop_caches=3; free». http://www.linuxinsight.com/proc_sys_vm_drop_caches.html https://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/sysctl/vm.txt
M: 2010-06-08
<reply>Drupal is an open source content management framework, packaged as drupal6 (Debian 6.0 "Squeeze") and drupal7 (Debian 7 "Wheezy"). No automated upgrade path from drupal6 exists, see http://wiki.debian.org/Drupal/Upgrade/From6To7 . dh-make-drupal can be used to create packages of Drupal modules/themes. General FAQ: http://drupal.org/node/202799 http://www.drupal.org/ #drupal-support on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2015-09-14
<reply>Drupal is an open source content management framework, packaged as drupal7 (Debian 8 "Jessie", Debian 7 "Wheezy") and drupal6 (Debian 6.0 "Squeeze"). No automated upgrade path from drupal6 exists, see https://wiki.debian.org/Drupal/Upgrade/From6To7 . dh-make-drupal can be used to create packages of Drupal modules/themes. http://www.drupal.org/ #drupal-support on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2009-04-10
<reply> ds is a little perl script that lists installed Debian packages in descending size order. It's available at http://wooledge.org/~greg/ds or just use this "dpkg-query -W -f='${Installed-Size}\t${Package}\t${Status}\n' | grep installed | sort -rg | less", or dpigs -n 500 (in the debian-goodies pkg), or "wajig size".
M: 2010-11-17
<reply>[dsa] Debian Security Announcement, see http://www.debian.org/security/ and http://lists.debian.org/debian-security-announce/ ; RSS feeds at http://www.debian.org/security/dsa (titles only) and http://www.debian.org/security/dsa-long (summaries). Ask me about <dsa lookup DSA-nnnn> for information about the packages affected. See also <tracker of doom>, <debsecan>, <dsa team>.
dsa team
C: 2010-11-17
<reply>The Debian System Administration team are the people who look after the Debian infrastructure machines. See http://wiki.debian.org/Teams/DSA or contact them via rt.debian.org to install software and such on Debian Project computers.
M: 2008-05-14
<reply> Due to a weakness in a random number generator, keys generated after 2006-09-17 (using openssl 0.9.8c-1 and later) need to be regenerated with a newer openssl (at least 0.9.8c-4etch3). See http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1571 http://wiki.debian.org/SSLkeys . Updated openssh packages that check for weak keys are also available. Ask me about <ssl update><dsa1576><ssh-vulnkey><dsa1571 jokes>
dsa1571 jokes
M: 2008-11-04
<reply>For some light relief between changing your keys, see http://xkcd.com/221/ http://picpaste.com/glasbergen_-_new_encryption_code.gif, or http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/2996/pmeo9hcjp7aw9.jpg, or http://xkcd.com/424/, or http://www.random.org/analysis/dilbert.jpg
C: 2008-07-09
structural dns design flaw. the end of the world is near, unless dns updated. test the dns you're using here: http://www.doxpara.com/
M: 2014-04-11
<reply> Versions of openssl prior to 1.0.1e-2+deb7u5 (wheezy) and 1.0.1g-1 (sid) are vulnerable to DSA-2896 (see http://deb.li/3BrUE). Check the version of the libssl1.0.0 packages: «aptitude versions '~i?source-package(openssl)'». Remember that the upstream version part (1.0.1e) doesn't change when security bugs are fixed in stable releases; ask me about <security backports>. See also http://heartbleed.com/, http://xkcd.com/1354/
M: 2014-09-29
<reply>The vulnerability in bash has been fixed for <wheezy> and <squeeze-lts>. https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2014-6271 and https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2014-7169. You have Debian installations older than squeeze? Shame on you. However, look at http://ftp.linux.it/pub/People/md/bash/ for sarge, etch and lenny packages.
M: 2010-04-01
<reply>Debian source control file (.dsc) is part of a <source package>. This file is a control file used by dget to fetch package sources and dpkg-source to extract them. See http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-controlfields.html or ask me about <source package> <diff.gz> <package recompile> <policy>.
M: 2009-05-06
a Differentiated System Description Table, which supplies the information and configuration information about the base system. It is always inserted into the ACPI namespace by the OS at boot time. See lesswatts.org , acpi.sf.net , http://www.acpi.info/acpi_faq.htm , and kernel /Documentation and its kernel-parameters.txt.
M: 2006-09-13
<reply>dselect is a wonderful UI for package management, or really more powerful than apt-get, or the only thing that provides FULL data when making decisions on whether to install a package. Obsolete documentation is at http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/dselect-beginner/ . See also <aptitude>, <fix-unmet>. For details about the bot, ask me about <dselectbot>.
dselect howto
C: 2003-01-14
at http://www.debian.org/releases/2.1/i386/dselect-beginner.en.html
M: 2006-08-27
<reply>[dsl] Digital Subscriber Line, the wonder technology the telcos will nevertheless find a way to turn into a con, or better than cable, or Damn Small Linux (http://www.damnsmalllinux.org/), join #damnsmalllinux on irc.freenode.net for related questions, see also <based on debian>.
M: 2009-06-17
a password sniffer for several protocols. It is also a collection of tools (packaged for Debian as 'dsniff') to examine various network traffic for cleartext insecurities. http://www.monkey.org/~dugsong/dsniff/faq.html
M: 2015-08-10
<reply>DSPAM is an open source statistical anti-spam filter. No longer maintained upstream, removed from Debian post-Wheezy to resolve bug #754810. http://dspam.sf.net/
M: 2012-06-14
<reply> Domain Technologie Control (DTC) is a GPL-licensed web hosting control panel. Currently only in <experimental> because of a poor security track record. http://www.gplhost.com/software-dtc.html
C: 1970-01-01
the Deception ToolKit, a set of scripts to baffle and confuse attackers by making them waste their time chasing vulnerabilities that you don't have -- get it at http://all.net/dtk/
dual boot guide
M: 2014-04-29
<reply>A guide for setting up dual boot with Windows 7 can be found at http://linuxcommando.blogspot.ca/2013/12/dual-booting-debian-wheezy-and-windows-7.html . Also ask me about <fixmbr>, <supergrub>.
dual celeron slot1 #del#
C: 2000-04-08
at http://www.kikumaru.com/pc/celeron/index_e.html
dual monitors
M: 2008-10-24
<reply>For a wide desktop over multiple monitors (<xinerama>), you can either configure your layout in /etc/X11/xorg.conf, or use xrandr in lenny onwards. See http://www.jejik.com/articles/2008/10/setting_up_dual_monitors_system-wide_with_xrandr_on_debian_lenny/ , http://thinkwiki.org/wiki/Xorg_RandR_1.2 . See also <xrandr>.
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.kikumaru.com
C: 1970-01-01
at ftp://ftp.abit.com.tw/pub/pictures/BP6%20.jpg
C: 2014-04-29
<reply>The D-Link DUB-1312 "USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet Adapter" (USB ID 2001:4a00) is supported by the ax88179_178a driver since Linux 3.14. http://www.dlink.com.au/products/?pid=1034
C: 2000-12-03
a dope ass net radio station at http://www.DubLab.com
C: 2015-04-24
at https://duckduckgo.com/
C: 2008-09-13
dudeman's Debian GNU/Linux website is http://dudeman.gotdns.com
M: 2001-02-07
at http://dudle.linuxroot.org
dueling banjos
M: 2004-05-13
a weird question that's always asked on the debian lists, or http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-0309/msg00382.html, or what the heck are you talking about
M: 2002-07-08
the Dial-Up Users List or Use your ISPs Relay/Smart Host. See http://mail-abuse.org/ or a textbook example of the cure being worse than the disease
M: 2001-05-02
See <core dump>, or the act of relieving oneself of solid waste, or a backup tool - see 'man dump' and http://dump.sourceforge.net/
C: 2007-10-15
C: 2007-09-18
at http://www.duppa.org
dust puppy
C: 1970-01-01
a neat little critter that makes it's home at http://www.userfriendly.org/
M: 2011-03-29
<reply>Digital Video Broadcasting (DVB) is a suite of standards for digital television (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DVB). Drivers for a large number of DVB devices are included in the Linux kernel, see http://www.linuxtv.org/wiki/ for more information. For USB DVB bridge firmware, ask me about <af9015>, <dib0700>. See also <atsc>, <dtv1000s>, <dvb-apps>, <e506r>, <mantis>, <saa7134>, <saa716x>, <stv22>. #linuxtv on irc.freenode.net.
C: 2004-07-14
for a technical comparison between dvd-r and dvd+r technologies see http://www.opticaldisc-systems.com/2003sep-oct/Eyeball54.htm
M: 2009-04-05
http://www.dvda.org/, or dvd-audio, designed to work on most standalone dvd players, check http://www.dvddemystified.com/dvdfaq.html#1.12
C: 2004-06-01
the linux-dvd howto is at http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/DVD-HOWTO.html
C: 2009-04-21
a Perl front-end for <transcode> and <FFmpeg>. Packages are available from <deb-multimedia>. http://www.exit1.org/dvdrip/ See also <handbrake>, <ogmrip>, <dvd ripping>.
C: 2006-05-18
<reply> deb http://dvdstyler.sourceforge.net/repository/debian/ unstable testing (or so, change it maybe)
M: 2007-06-26
for typing better than qwerty :P, or the coolest layout ever, or at http://www.mwbrooks.com/dvorak/, or <grub dvorak>. See also <keymap>.
M: 2011-12-06
<reply>The D-Link DWA-110 is a USB wireless LAN device. For support of version A/A1 (USB ID 07d1:3c07, Ralink RT2571W chip), ask me about <rt73usb>. For support of version B (USB ID 07d1:3c0b, Ralink RT2870 chip), ask me about <rt2800usb> and <new_id>. http://www.dlink.com.my/products/?idproduct=195
M: 2010-06-09
<reply>The D-Link DWA-120 "Wireless 108G Adapter" is a 802.11g USB 2.0 device (USB ID 07d1:3a0d). It contains an Atheros AR5523 chipset, but is not supported by the experimental <ar5523> driver at this time. Ask me about <ndiswrapper>; NDIS drivers are available from http://ftp.dlink.ru/pub/Wireless/DWA-120/Drivers/
M: 2010-07-15
<reply>The DWA-510 "Wireless G Desktop Adapter" is a PCI 802.11g device produced by D-Link (PCI ID 1814:0302). For support on Debian systems, ask me about <rt61pci>. http://www.dlink.com.au/products/?pid=790
C: 2016-05-31
<reply> https://release.debian.org/wanna-build.txt
M: 2010-01-11
<reply>dwm (dynamic window manager) can manage windows in tiling and floating modes. http://dwm.suckless.org/ #suckless at irc.oftc.net. See also <window manager>.
C: 2010-05-03
<reply>The Dynex DX-BUSB is an 802.11g USB device (USB ID 4317:0720) containing a Broadcom chipset. There is no native Linux driver currently available, ask me about <ndiswrapper>. http://www.dynexproducts.com/products/computers/DX-BUSB.html
M: 2011-05-12
<reply>The Dynex DX-EBUSB "Enhanced Wireless-G USB 2.0 Network Adapter" is an 802.11g device (USB ID 4317:0721). It contains a Broadcom chipset; there is no native Linux driver currently available, ask me about <ndiswrapper>. http://www.dynexproducts.com/products/computers/DX-EBUSB.html
dynamic dns
M: 2008-06-18
free dynamic DNS (hostname -> IP mapping) is provided by http://www.dhis.net http://www.yi.org http://www.myip.org http://dyn.com http://dynip.org http://freedns.afraid.org/ - also see <dynamic dns clients>
M: 2000-07-25
a scalable, hierarchical, standards compliant Mobile IP system featuring several extensions, such as: FA hierarchies enabling localized location updates; Support for non-routed (so called private) IP addresses; Extremely fast handoffs for Mobile Nodes with Linux wireless extensions support., or at http://dynamics.lifix.fi/, or /join #dynamics
C: 2010-12-27
<reply>dzen is a menuing, messaging and notification program for X11, often used with tiling window managers (e.g. <dwm>, <wmii>, <xmonad>). Packaged for Debian as dzen2. Wiki: http://dzen.geekmode.org/dwiki/doku.php . http://gotmor.googlepages.com/dzen #dzen on irc.oftc.net.
C: 1970-01-01
<reply>debs for E cvs snapshots can be found at http://www.debian.org/~ljlane/downloads/enlightenment-cvs (or for /etc/apt/sources.list, 'deb http://www.debian.org/~ljlane/downloads enlightenment-cvs/')
e1000e oot #del#
M: 2010-08-12
<reply>The <e1000e> driver can be built out-of-tree using sources from http://sf.net/projects/e1000/files/e1000e%20stable/ . Set $BUILD_KERNEL (e.g. export BUILD_KERNEL=2.6.26-2-686) to compile for other installed kernel header versions. See also Debian bugs #644871, #644899.
M: 2005-08-27
If you are feeling like you want to blame yourself for something, download http://gnea.net/debian_e17_install2cvs.sh and run it as root to install a bleeding-edge version (not debs, actual cvs source) of E17. May break, use at your own risk. You have been warned. Please read the script before using to email bugfixes.
M: 2005-10-06
http://bugs.debian.org/325834, or if you are getting a messages about Force LoopBreak a likely cause is that you are trying to upgrade pre-stable packages to testing which isnt' supported. you should fully upgrade to the current stable before upgrading to testing,ask me about <force loopbreak>
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.elbrus.ru
C: 2011-05-29
<reply>e4rat ("Ext4 - Reducing Access Times") is a set of tools that may accelerate your boot times through physical file reallocation. http://e4rat.sf.net/
M: 2010-03-18
<reply>The "AverMedia Cardbus Hybrid TV FM E506R" (PCI ID 1131:7133) is a hybrid analogue/digital TV tuner, supported by the in-tree <saa7134> driver. Firmware is required (xc3028-v27.fw), acquire http://kernel.org/doc/Documentation/video4linux/extract_xc3028.pl and read the extraction procedure within.
M: 2011-04-02
a free open-source <PHP> accelerator, optimizer, and dynamic content cache. Not packaged for Debian, see bug #445998 for identified packaging issues. http://eaccelerator.net/ #eaccelerator on irc.freenode.net. See also <xcache>.
M: 2013-06-27
<reply>EAGLE is an electronic design automation application from CadSoft Computer. It includes a layout editor, schematic editor and autorouter. EAGLE freeware is packaged in <non-free>; since Debian 7.0 "Wheezy", amd64 users are required to enable <multiarch> and install the eagle:i386 package. http://www.cadsoftusa.com/
easyalsa #del#
C: 2003-05-25
http://www.linuxorbit.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Sections&file=index&req=viewarticle&artid=541 to compile and when it starts talking about configuration apt-get install alsaconf then run alsaconf to avoid a few headaches
C: 2000-07-31
a GUI for making easy ipchains rules... at http://dejavo.homepage.com/djvlinux.html
C: 1970-01-01
a new Linux distribution at http://www.eit.de.
M: 2009-11-13
<reply>easy peasy (formerly Ubuntu Eee, ION) is a Linux distribution based on <Ubuntu> for use on netbooks. It is not supported in #debian. http://www.geteasypeasy.com/ #easypeasy on irc.freenode.net. See also <based on debian>.
C: 2000-11-03
at http://www.crap.com
C: 2000-06-23
a very popular auction site (good for cheap computer stuff) and is at http://www.ebay.com
M: 2004-08-22
C: 2006-02-04
at http://www.ebloggy.com/
C: 2009-06-03
used to configure Ethernet frame rules in the Linux kernel. Like <iptables>, but operates at the MAC layer. http://ebtables.sf.net/
C: 2012-12-07
<reply>The Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) delivers pay-as-you-go capacity in virtualised resources: see https://aws.amazon.com/ec2/ . Debian images for EC2 (AMIs) are created by members of the Debian project. See http://wiki.debian.org/Cloud/AmazonEC2Image and http://blog.james.rcpt.to/2012/12/06/official-debian-images-on-amazon-web-services-ec2/ for details.
C: 1970-01-01
<reply> echelon can be found at http://www.gn.apc.org/duncan/echelon-dc.htm or at http://www.iptvreports.mcmail.com/ic2kreport.htm
C: 2013-01-02
<reply>The echoaudio ALSA driver supports Echo Digital Audio Darla(24), Gina(24/3G), Indigo (DJ/DJx/IO/IOx), Layla(24/3G), Mia/MiaMIDI and Mona devices. Firmware from userspace is required and not distributed by the Debian project; to acquire, refer to the procedure at http://wiki.debian.org/echoaudio
M: 2009-07-31
<reply>Eclipse is an extensible integrated development environment written in Java. http://wiki.eclipse.org/IRC_FAQ http://www.eclipse.org/ #eclipse on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2004-09-14
<reply>Explicit Congestion Notification (ECN) is a TCP/IP feature which should be supported by the whole Internet, but unfortunately, some broken firewalls don't like it. To disable: echo 0 > /proc/sys/net/ipv4/tcp_ecn . To disable permanently, echo net/ipv4/tcp_ecn=0 >> /etc/sysctl.conf . See also http://p12n.org/kb/ecn.html; you can disable ECN via <iptables> selectively.
M: 2011-10-21
<reply>eCryptfs (Enterprise Cryptographic Filesystem) is a POSIX-compliant encrypted filesystem, part of the Linux kernel since version 2.6.19. The userland utilities are packaged for Debian as ecryptfs-utils. https://launchpad.net/ecryptfs #ecryptfs on irc.oftc.net. Not to be confused with <encfs>.
M: 2004-10-12
the standard editor! http://www.cs.hmc.edu/~smikes/emacs/ed.html, or http://groups.google.com/groups?selm=1991Jul11.031731.9260@athena.mit.edu&output=gplain
C: 2013-07-15
<reply>edid_disable_exts is a utility to modify a binary <EDID> file. It removes all EDID extension blocks by default, but can remove just audio information and the HDMI identifier (--to-dvi). The modified EDID can be supplied to Xorg display drivers to workaround rendering issues or disable HDMI audio. http://analogbit.com/software/edid_disable_exts
M: 2009-03-10
<reply>editmoin is a Python script to allow modification of <MoinMoin> wiki pages using your preferred <editor>. Packaged for Debian, also includes a Vim syntax file. After installation, read the editmoin man page to create a ~/.moin_ids file. Examine the relevant cookie in your browser to determine the moin ID (e.g. content of MOIN_SESSION or MOIN_ID) for a wiki account, see also <moincookies>. http://labix.org/editmoin
C: 2001-03-27
an SGML/XML editor written in Perl, debs are located at http://users.linuxbourg.ch/ribnitz
M: 2011-03-23
<reply>EDOS was a research project funded by the European Commission that united several academic and industrial project partners concerned with the improvement of the development and distribution of Open Source Software. http://www.edos-project.org/
C: 2009-03-29
<reply>Edubuntu (aka Ubuntu Education Edition) was a standalone <Ubuntu> derivative, now an Ubuntu add-on. http://www.edubuntu.org/ #edubuntu on chat.freenode.net.
M: 2008-12-15
<reply>The Eee PC (aka RM Asus Minibook) is a <netbook> designed by Asus. Linux models are supplied with <Xandros> which is not supported in #debian, join #eeepc on irc.freenode.net for support. To install Debian, see http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEeePC for installation and configuration details. Mailing lists: http://alioth.debian.org/mail/?group_id=31309 #debian-eeepc on irc.oftc.net.
C: 2010-02-02
<reply>Eeebuntu (not to be confused with Ubuntu Eee, now <easypeasy>) is a Linux distribution based on <Ubuntu> for use on netbooks. It is not supported in #debian. http://www.eeebuntu.org/ Support forum: http://forum.eeebuntu.org/ See also <based on debian>.
eek #del#
C: 2000-03-19
a cartoon cat. His homepage is at http://www.geocities.com/TelevisionCity/2821/index.htm
C: 2006-01-07
it has been said that efl is the Enlightenment Foundation Libraries. See http://enlightenment.org/index.php?id=18 The core libraries of the EFL are: Evas, Imlib2, Ecore, EDB, EET, Embryo, Edje, Esmart, Etox, and EWL.
M: 2001-11-27
the Eris Free Network - IRC With Script Kiddies. Servers: (US) irc.core.com irc.mcs.net irc.concentric.net irc.prison.net irc.lagged.org (EU) irc.ins.net.uk irc.homelien.no irc.isdnet.fr efnet.demon.co.uk, or efnet.vuurwerk.nl, or a piece of split, pardon the pun, see SFILOE, or http://efnet.net/serverlist.html or efnet is a joke. --lazarus
C: 1970-01-01
at http://aeschi.ch.eu.org/efs/ (Extent File System support (read-only)) or emacs' integrated FTP client
C: 2000-05-02
a set of GUI tools written and extensible in OCaml, including an Emacs clone and a window manager, at http://pauillac.inria.fr/para/cdrom/prog/unix/efuns/
M: 2001-04-13
the Entropy Gathering Daemon, a userspace /dev/random replacement for legacy Unix systems. If you're on Linux or most BSDs, you don't need to know what this means. http://www.lothar.com/tech/crypto/
M: 2005-03-01
<reply> Eggdrop!? I scoff at Eggdrop bots! I'll have you know, $nick, that I am a blootbot, and proud of it! If you really want to sift through the rubbish heap of Tcl, it's allegedly sitting somewhere near <ftp://ftp.eggheads.org/pub/eggdrop/>, but don't say I didn't warn you!
M: 2013-07-23
<reply>Embedded GLIBC (eglibc) is a variant of the GNU C Library (<glibc>), which the Debian project switched to in 2009 (http://blog.aurel32.net/?p=47, http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2009/05/msg00175.html). http://www.eglibc.org/faq http://www.eglibc.org/
M: 2011-01-15
<reply>EGroupware is an open source <groupware> product intended for business use. Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #574186, also removed from <lenny-backports> (BSA-018). The vendor-provided Debian packages are not supported in #debian. http://www.egroupware.org/ #egroupware on irc.freenode.net.
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.LandmarkTheatres.com/Market/Seattle/EgyptianTheatre.htm or at (206) 323-4978 or at 801 East Pine
M: 2001-01-12
an OO programming language, or http://www.eiffel.com, or ask washort, i'm sure he'll tell you all about it :), or the most inefficient compiler ever written
C: 2010-07-01
<reply>ejabberd is the Erlang Jabber/<XMPP> daemon, a cross-platform instant messaging server. http://www.ejabberd.im/ http://www.process-one.net/en/projects/ejabberd/ xmpp:ejabberd@conference.jabber.ru.
M: 2009-06-23
<reply>Ekiga (formerly GnomeMeeting) is a H.323 and SIP compatible <VoIP> client, supporting video chat and mostly compatible with the proprietary NetMeeting program. http://wiki.ekiga.org/index.php/FAQ http://www.ekiga.org/ #ekiga on irc.gnome.org.
C: 2001-03-22
an object-oriented scripting language by Marco Pantaleoni at http://www.elasticworld.org
C: 2017-11-14
<reply>Elastix is a distribution that integrates IP PBX, email, instant-messaging, faxing and groupware in one package. Older versions are based on CentOS, 5.0 and newer is based on Debian, but it is not supported in #debian. Visit https://www.elastix.org/support/ for support.
C: 2000-11-30
at http://satire.ch/cartoons/florida2.swf
M: 2010-01-30
<reply>Electric Sheep is a distributed fractal "flame" screensaver. http://electricsheep.wikispaces.com/Electric+Sheep+FAQ http://electricsheep.org/
eleet hacker
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.securityfocus.com/templates/forum_message.html?forum=2&head=32&id=32, see week three.
elementary os
C: 2013-09-18
<reply>elementary OS is a Linux distribution based on <Ubuntu>. It is not supported in #debian; ask me about <based on debian>. http://elementaryos.org/ #elementary on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2002-12-20
the Executable and Linking Format .. it is a Binary format used by System V Release 4 Unix. It is also the prefered binary format in Linux. or the little people. There are three kind of elven: Noldor, Sindar and Wood elven || information on ELF can be found at ftp://tsx.mit.edu/pub/linux/packages/GCC/ELF.doc.tar.gz,text doc here: http://www.muppetlabs.com/~breadbox/software/ELF.txt.
C: 2003-01-15
http://www.elftor.com and damn funny
M: 2009-05-22
<reply> Elive (Enlightenment live CD) is a desktop distribution <based on Debian>, featuring the <Enlightenment> window manager. It is not Debian and thus not supported in #debian. http://www.elivecd.org/ #elive on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2006-03-27
http://elks.sf.net/ and is the Embeddable Linux Kernel Subset, a project to build a small kernel subset of Linux (which will provide more or less UNIX V7 functionality within the kernel) that can run on machines with limited processor and memory resources. The initial proposed targets are the Intel 8086 and eventually the 286's 16-bit protected mode.
C: 2008-06-20
the one who started the e-mail thread that resulted in the splitting of #debian-offtopic - see http://www.mail-archive.com/debian-women@lists.debian.org/msg03320.html
C: 2003-01-15
the Emacs Lisp List (the authoritive source of all Emacs packages) at http://www.anc.ed.ac.uk/~stephen/emacs/ell.html
C: 1970-01-01
at http://plaza.v-wave.com/bert/bert007.htm
C: 2008-01-05
<reply> elpicx ("eLearning for the LPI certification") is a run-from-DVD GNU/Linux distribution based on <Knoppix> and <CentOS>, designed to help students prepare for LPI certification exams. http://www.elearnit.de/live_cds/elpicx/
C: 2002-03-18
at http://lorien.shacknet.nu/ - debian/sid/blackbox/mozilla/exim
M: 2012-06-22
<reply>Emacs is the extensible macro editor that is already quite extensively extended. A popular editor choice with major and minor modes for almost every conceivable language and task. High priests of emacs have even been known to use emacs as their shell, and sometimes have whole systems with init=/usr/bin/emacs. http://www.gnu.org/software/emacs http://emacswiki.org/ #emacs on irc.freenode.net. See also <emacs docs>.
emacs snapshot
M: 2007-07-13
<reply> emacs-snapshot is a set of packages of the CVS version of GNU Emacs for Debian available at http://emacs.orebokech.com/
C: 2008-05-05
there is no longer a cvs snaphost package in debian unstable, the maintainer now maintains it in a separate repository, see http://emacs.orebokech.com/
C: 2007-06-21
M: 2000-09-26
at http://emacspeak.sourceforge.net/, or a debian package, or an overlay to emacs for visually-impared users
C: 2015-11-12
<reply> We don't like embedded code copies in Debian, please package them separately and get them removed from upstream. https://wiki.debian.org/EmbeddedCodeCopies
M: 2010-02-06
<reply>Emdebian is a binary distribution for embedded devices. It is created by the Embedded Debian project, an official Debian sub-project, which aims to make Debian GNU/Linux a mainstream choice for embedded projects. http://wiki.debian.org/Embedded_Debian http://www.emdebian.org/ #emdebian on irc.oftc.net. As of July 2014, updates to Emdebian distributions ceased, there will be no further stable releases.
M: 2004-06-04
a cool little irc bot http://www.suba.com/~proton for source, or at http://www.energymech.net/
emech has
C: 2004-06-04
not at http://www.energymech.net/
M: 2010-03-05
<reply>emesene is a platform-independent <MSN messenger> client. http://www.emesene.org/ #emesene on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2008-05-15
Enhanced Metafile, a vector file format and an enhanced version of Microsofts wmf format. It is probably your best bet to get vector graphics from Linux programs into a Windows application. Under linux, applications (gnuplot, grace, pstoedit) can use it using the libemf library, which is not yet (June 2008) in Debian. See http://libemf.sourceforge.net/
M: 2008-05-05
the Microsoft Outlook/mail e-mail format. Just like Word documents have the .doc extensions and text files have .txt, email files have .eml. You should be able to open .eml files in Outlook Express. All this has <b>nothing whatsoever</b> to do with EML (Extended ML). I am not an MS Outlook user and can't help you any further. http://www.broobles.com/eml2mbox/
emma goldman
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.pitzer.edu/~dward/Anarchist_Archives/goldman/GoldmanCW.html or a great Anarchist
C: 2001-06-10
a mail client library, see http://www.geoid.clara.net/rik/empath.html
M: 2009-11-05
<reply>Empathy is a cross-platform multi-protocol instant messaging and SIP <VoIP> client, providing a rich set of reusable instant messaging widgets for the <GNOME> desktop. Included in GNOME since version 2.24. http://live.gnome.org/Empathy/FAQ http://live.gnome.org/Empathy #telepathy on irc.freenode.org.
C: 1970-01-01
a car mp3 player that runs on linux. see http://www.empeg.com/
M: 2010-07-07
<reply>The snd-emu10k1 ALSA driver supports Creative Technology's Sound Blaster Live! (excluding Live! 24-bit), Sound Blaster Audigy (excluding value/SE editions) and E-MU Systems' "Digital Audio Systems" non-USB devices. Firmware from userspace is required for the E-MU 0404, 1212m, 1616, 1616m, 1820 and 1820m. E-MU firmware is not distributed by the Debian project; to acquire, refer to the procedure at http://wiki.debian.org/snd-emu10k1
M: 2000-04-09
located at http://www.icom.net/~smelecat/emp3/, or the site doesn't work
M: 2000-11-05
the most complete site of video-games emulators and roms. It can be reached by going to http://www.emux.com, or the slower site of the web
M: 2011-10-21
<reply>EncFS is a <FUSE>-based cryptographic filesystem. http://www.arg0.net/encfs
C: 2000-11-29
at http://zephyr.webhop.net/encompass/
M: 2010-08-11
<reply>Encryption is useful to keep data protected on your system. There is a nice guide on how to use LVM encrypted partitions at http://www.debian-administration.org/articles/469 . See also <dm-crypt>, <ecryptfs>, <encfs>, <gpg>, <luks>.
M: 2012-03-29
a small linux distribution that is designed for firewalls based on ipcop/smoothwall/rhel. Commercial support is available from http://www.endian.com/ and community support at http://www.endian.com/en/community/get-help/support-forums/ . The endian distribution is not Debian and is not supported in #debian. See also <big endian> <little endian>.
M: 2004-06-04
found at http://www.energymech.net/, or known as emech
C: 2003-04-13
C: 2010-02-07
<reply>EnGarde Secure Linux is a server-only distribution originally based on Red Hat Linux. EnGarde Secure Community is not supported in #debian. http://www.engardelinux.org/ #engarde on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2010-12-06
<reply>Enigma is an open source transport puzzle game based on Oxyd. http://enigma.nongnu.org/
M: 2013-01-09
<reply>Enlightenment is a stacking X11 <window manager>. Development Release 16 is packaged for Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" as e16, removed post-Squeeze to resolve bug #619707. Development Release 17 is packaged as e17, not part of the Debian 7 "Wheezy" release due to bug #697707. http://enlightenment.org/ #e on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2007-07-11
a marketing buzzword which means "big, expensive, complex, and so full of bugs that you require a support contract to keep it running", or dict says an organization created for business ventures. check http://wiki.debian.org/Enterprise
environment modules
C: 2015-08-20
http://modules.sourceforge.net/ - a system for installing more than one version of a software concurrently on the same machine. Software is only available after loading it, with e.g. module load software/3.4.1. Similar software: lmod
M: 2010-06-07
<reply>Eye of Gnome (EoG) is the official <GNOME> image viewer. http://projects.gnome.org/eog/ #eog on irc.gnome.org.
M: 2010-06-03
an <IRC> client based on ircII. http://www.epicsol.org/
epic4-ssl debs
C: 2000-10-01
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.epinions.com/welcome.html?member=ajulius
C: 2001-11-26
<reply> Epoxy! The mail client that Zibby might code someday. http://epoxy.itouthouse.com
M: 2000-01-05
an applet for E (get it? get it? zort!);; deb http://www.debian.org/~ljlane/downloads epplets-cvs/
C: 2000-01-21
enlightenment applets. Try at: http://www.cuddletech.com/epplets or http://rahga.com/epplet/ or http://www.sanity.uklinux.net/epplets.html
C: 2001-04-10
at http://noatun.kde.org/shots/eq2.2.png
M: 2000-06-08
a cool OS design.. a design of the future OS.. http://www.eros-os.org, or unfortunately written in C++
C: 1970-01-01
"Extremely reliable operating system" - http://www.eros-os.org
errata etch
M: 2009-06-02
<reply>Errata for Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (Etch) is available from http://www.debian.org/releases/etch/errata . Installation system errata is at http://www.debian.org/releases/etch/debian-installer/#errata
errata jessie
C: 2015-04-25
<reply>Last minute notes regarding Debian 8 ("Jessie") are listed at https://www.debian.org/releases/jessie/errata . Known problems in the installer are listed at https://www.debian.org/releases/jessie/debian-installer/#errata
errata lenny
M: 2011-02-05
<reply> Last minute notes regarding Debian GNU/Linux 5.0 (Lenny) are listed at http://www.debian.org/releases/lenny/errata . Installation system errata is at http://www.debian.org/releases/lenny/debian-installer/#errata
errata squeeze
M: 2011-03-21
<reply>Last minute notes regarding Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" are listed at http://www.debian.org/releases/squeeze/errata . Known problems in the installer are listed at http://www.debian.org/releases/squeeze/debian-installer/#errata
errata stretch
C: 2017-06-17
<reply>Last minute notes regarding Debian 9 ("Stretch") are listed at http://www.debian.org/releases/stretch/errata . Known problems in the installer are listed at http://www.debian.org/releases/stretch/debian-installer/#errata
errata wheezy
M: 2013-05-04
<reply>Last minute notes regarding Debian 7 "Wheezy" are listed at http://www.debian.org/releases/wheezy/errata . Known problems in the installer are listed at http://www.debian.org/releases/wheezy/debian-installer/#errata
C: 2010-04-28
<reply> http://deb.li/xchates
escape from chroot
C: 2011-02-17
M: 2000-07-27
"This factoid is dedicated to the sacred memory of Joel "Espy" Klecker who passed away July 11, 2000, aged 21 from Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. We shall be ever grateful for his work as a Debian developer (glibc maintainer) since 1997 and his priceless help provided on IRC. Hence Debian 2.2 is dedicated to his memory. Rest in Peace. Official dedication: ftp://ftp.debian.org/doc/dedication-2.2.txt", or check espy_quote
M: 2012-07-02
<reply>Eric S. Raymond, a very clever Linux d00d with lots of very interesting philosophical and political texts. a guy who has some ideas about guns and who can't figure out CUPS. The geezer who wrote Cathedral and Bazaar. Somebody whose sgeigerbot's computer thinks about when it boots: "ESR value before enabling vector: 00000000", or http://geekz.co.uk/lovesraymond, or <iceweasel esr>
esr cups
M: 2004-03-25
http://www.catb.org/~esr/writings/cups-horror.html or http://developers.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/02/27/0043250 (aka "The Luxury of Ignorance"), or http://www.asktog.com/
ess 1868 #del#
C: 2000-11-07
look at http://tel.netraam.com/jm/isapnp.com which worked for jm_ on his ess 1868.
M: 2010-04-25
M: 2010-06-20
<reply>Etch is the codename for Debian GNU/Linux 4.0, released on April 8th, 2007. Etch security support ended on 2010-02-15, this release is no longer supported. Etch users should upgrade to Lenny, ask me about <etch->lenny>. Removed from the mirrors (2010-06-20); ask me about <etch sources.list>. For old Etch ISOs, ask me about <etch iso>. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEtch http://www.debian.org/News/2010/20100121
etch floppies
M: 2011-08-04
<reply>[etch floppies] http://archive.debian.org/debian/dists/etch/main/installer-i386/current/images/floppy/ -- substitute your architecture for "i386". As Etch was removed from the mirrors, use of the Debian archive is required; when asked to choose an archive mirror country, select "enter information manually" and provide archive.debian.org for the mirror hostname.
etch iso
M: 2010-06-23
<reply>Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 ("Etch") installation images are available from http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/archive/4.0_r9/ . Note that Etch has been superseded by Lenny, ask me about <install lenny>. Security support for Etch ended on 2010-02-15, this release is no longer supported.
etch release notes
M: 2009-06-14
<reply>Release Notes for Debian GNU/Linux 4.0 (Etch) are at http://www.debian.org/releases/etch/releasenotes . Also ask me about <errata etch>, <etch sources.list>.
etch released #del#
C: 2007-04-08
etch sources.list
M: 2010-07-25
"deb http://archive.debian.org/debian etch main contrib non-free" and "deb http://archive.debian.org/debian-security etch/updates main contrib non-free". But realise that Etch has not had security support since February 2010 and that you should upgrade to a newer release. Ask me about <etch->lenny>.
C: 2017-12-04
<reply>Initial testing shows etcher is not a reliable way to copy debian images for installation. instead use cp or dd for linux, or win32diskimager for windows. https://www.debian.org/releases/jessie/amd64/ch04s03.html.en
M: 2010-02-15
<reply> Etch-And-A-Half -- additional packages in the Debian <4.0r4> point release providing additional support for more hardware. It included a 2.6.24 kernel along with an updated installer. As security support for Etch has ended, the Etch-And-A-Half release is no longer supported; ask me about <etch->lenny> to upgrade. http://wiki.debian.org/EtchAndAHalf http://www.debian.org/releases/etch/etchnhalf
etchupgrade #del#
C: 2007-04-08
C: 2016-10-21
<reply>etckeeper is a collection of tools to let /etc be stored in a git, mercurial, bazaar or darcs repository. This lets you use git to review or revert changes that were made to /etc. Or even push the repository elsewhere for backups or cherry-picking configuration changes. https://etckeeper.branchable.com
M: 2010-02-16
<reply>Eterm (Enlightened terminal emulator) is a color vt102 terminal emulator, an <xterm> replacement. http://www.eterm.org/ #e on irc.freenode.net.
C: 2003-07-31
at http://www.fiftythree.org/~dwcarder/etherkiller.jpg or http://hot.ee/warmice7/etherkiller.jpg
ethernet link status
C: 2002-03-26
at http://www.scyld.com/diag/
C: 2009-11-21
<reply>ethtool is a utility for displaying and changing Ethernet device settings, e.g. speed, duplex, auto-negotiation, wake-on (lan). Since Debian 6.0 "Squeeze", most settings can be specified in /etc/network/interfaces; see /usr/share/doc/ethtool/README.Debian for supported settings. http://ftp.kernel.org/pub/software/network/ethtool/ See also <which ethernet module>, <wol>, <nictools>.
eto demerzel
M: 2002-12-31
a l33t Debian newbie or http://www.pobratyn.com/phpwiki/index.php3?Eto%20Demerzel, or rather silly
M: 2002-01-18
the new currency used by the countries in the European Union. http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-euro-support/
C: 2005-06-17
M: 2004-09-09
at http://www.eurovision.tv/english/index.htm, or the Eurovision Song Contest, a night where every country in Europe puts forward their worst musical act, and countries vote full marks on their best friends.
M: 2008-05-02
the generic input event interface of the Linux kernel and an input driver for X.Org X11. It is probably the way to get all buttons working on your new shiny Logitech mouse. See http://web.archive.org/web/20081224081950/http://www.linux-gamers.net/modules/wiwimod/index.php?page=HOWTO+Mouse+Buttons . See also <xorg config>.
C: 2008-11-23
EVolution Data Out, or a cellular broadband networking device, usually USB or PCMCIA. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evolution-Data_Optimized or http://legreensolutions.com/How-to-install-EVDO-on-Debian-GNU-Linux-or-Ubuntu.html
M: 2011-02-26
<reply>Evergreen is a GPU family by AMD, featured in their PCIe (Radeon HD 54xx-5970) and <IGP> (Radeon HD 6xxx, 6xxxD) products. Also the name of an open source Integrated Library System (http://evergreen-ils.org/) and <OpenSUSE> community maintenance project (http://en.opensuse.org/openSUSE:Evergreen).
C: 2001-05-14
the ultimate index of everything at http://www.everything2.org
M: 2010-05-28
<reply>Evince is a document viewer designed for <GNOME> and based on Poppler, supporting the DjVu, DVI, <PDF>, PostScript and TIFF formats. http://live.gnome.org/Evince http://projects.gnome.org/evince/ #evince on irc.gnome.org.
M: 2009-06-24
Enterprise Volume Management System. Discontinued by IBM in 2006, the Debian evms packages were removed from the Debian to resolve bug #490787. http://wiki.debian.org/EVMS http://evms.sf.net/ Ask me about <LVM>.
M: 2010-03-17
<reply>Evolution (formerly Ximian Evolution) is an email client and personal information manager for <GNOME>, an <Outlook> clone. Specify "hostname:port" for the SMTP server if using a port other than TCP 25. http://live.gnome.org/Evolution/FAQ http://projects.gnome.org/evolution/ #evolution on irc.gimp.org. https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1373737.
M: 2010-03-15
<reply>The Edimax EW-7318Ug is a 802.11g USB wireless LAN device (USB ID 148F:2573), supported by the <rt73usb> driver. If <rt2500usb> claims this device instead, blacklist the rt2500usb module; ask me about <blacklist>. Firmware is required, ask me about <ralink firmware>. Not to be confused with the <ew-7318usg>. http://www.edimax.com/en/produce_detail.php?pd_id=3&pl1_id=1&pl2_id=44
M: 2010-03-15
<reply>The Edimax EW-7318USg is a 802.11g USB wireless LAN device (USB ID 7392:7318), supported by the <rt73usb> driver since Linux 2.6.29. Firmware is required, ask me about <ralink firmware>. Not to be confused with the <ew-7318ug>. http://www.edimax.com/en/produce_detail.php?pd_id=8&pl1_id=1&pl2_id=44
M: 2011-06-08
<reply>The Edimax EW-7811Un is an 802.11n USB device (USB ID 7392:7811). It contains a Realtek RTL8188CUS chipset; for device support on Debian systems, ask me about <rtl8192cu>. http://www.edimax.com/en/produce_detail.php?pl1_id=1&pl2_id=44&pl3_id=161&pd_id=347
M: 2011-05-03
<reply>Extended Window Manager Hints (aka NetWM, Net WM) is a <freedesktop> standard to augment ICCCM. Basically how window managers and other X programs talk to each other. Supported by most modern window managers. http://freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/wm-spec
M: 2016-11-26
<reply>Please tell us exactly what you typed, and exactly what the error was. Please use a <pastebin> like http://paste.debian.net/ to show long output and, where possible, have the output in English (see <localised errors>).
C: 2009-06-06
an audio player similar to <amarok> but for GTK+. http://www.exaile.org/wiki/Exaile:Faq http://www.exaile.org/ #exaile on irc.freenode.net.
C: 2009-05-07
C: 2001-10-03
the extension of an executable file in the DOS, Microsoft Windows, OS/2, Symbian and OpenVMS operating systems. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EXE
exec shield
C: 2010-06-02
<reply>Exec Shield is a patch set for the Linux kernel on i386 (not relevant for x86_64, Debian bug #516488) to protect against stack smashing attacks and other exploits. Packaged for Debian as linux-patch-exec-shield in squeeze, see /usr/share/doc/linux-patch-exec-shield/README.Debian for more information. See also <kernel-package>. http://people.redhat.com/mingo/exec-shield/
C: 2012-11-13
<reply>exFAT (Extended File Allocation Table, <MBR> partition ID 0x07) is a proprietary file system designed for flash drives. A <FUSE> driver providing exFAT read/write support is packaged for Debian as exfat-fuse. http://code.google.com/p/exfat/ . Not to be confused with FATX.
C: 2002-02-13
a professionally-developed RPG that has cool graphics and a really great plot, look @ exile 3 for linux http://www.spiderwebsoftware.com
exile nethack
C: 2002-02-13
a game, but if you want a professionally-developed RPG that has cool graphics and a really great plot, look @ exile 3 for linux http://www.spiderwebsoftware.com
M: 2009-05-18
<reply>Exim is a message transfer agent developed at University of Cambridge for use on Unix systems connected to the internet. It is available under the GPL and the current version in Debian is exim4. Ask me about <exim4> <exim boot stall> <exim flush queue> <why exim>. http://www.exim.org/ #exim on irc.freenode.net and irc.oftc.net.
C: 2003-08-02
well, Marc Merlin's exim4 + spamassassin docs are one starting place: http://marc.merlins.org/linux/exim/sa.html (or do me better and add refs here)
M: 2009-06-01
<reply>Exim 4 is the default <MTA> since Debian 3.1 "Sarge". The Debian package has a debconf-driven configuration which greatly eases configuration for most run-of-the-mill applications. E-Mail is a complicated matter, so it might be necessary to read a lot of documentation to allow more advanced features. exim4 is very powerful and flexible. Find more about Debian's exim4 on http://pkg-exim4.alioth.debian.org/
exim4 gmail
C: 2016-04-10
Check out: http://www.pontikis.net/blog/gmail-smarthost-exim4-debian and https://wiki.debian.org/GmailAndExim4 and https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-reference/ch06.en.html#_the_mail_system and perhaps see also msmtp-mta and <ssmtp>.
M: 2006-09-02
<reply> experimental is the bleeding edge of Debian Development. Packages here have been deemed unfit/DANGEROUS/untrustworthy/etc for release by the maintainer responsible for them. DO NOT INSTALL PACKAGES FROM EXPERIMENTAL WITHOUT KNOWING EXACTLY WHY AND WHAT YOU ARE DOING. #debian does _not_ support experimental. For an actual description, see section of the Developer's Reference. http://packages.debian.org/experimental/
M: 2007-08-12
a win32 utility that lets you read and write (at your own risk!) ext2 file systems under win9x/nt/2000. URL: http://www.chrysocome.net/explore2fs Ask me about <ext2ifs>. able to access LVM2.
M: 2009-05-29
the second extended filesystem. http://e2fsprogs.sf.net/ext2.html See also <ext3>, <resize2fs>, <ext2read>, <ext2fsd>, <ext2ifs>.
M: 2011-04-06
<reply>ext2fsd is an ext{2,3,4} filesystem driver for Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7. Supports reading and writing on ext2/ext3, ext4 extent read-only support available as of version 0.50. http://www.ext2fsd.com/ See also <ext2read>, <ext2ifs>.
M: 2009-05-29
<reply>"Ext2 Installable File System For Windows" is a Microsoft Windows NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista/2008 driver for accessing <ext2> and <ext3> filesystems, supports reading and writing. http://fs-driver.org/ See also <ext2read>, <ext2fsd>.
ext2online #del#
M: 2001-12-23
part of <ext2resize>, it allows you to hot resize ext2 filesystems. Combined with LVM's e2fsadm, it makes a very cool and useful tool. the kernel patches are in /usr/share/doc/ext2resize/patches/ but they're slightly out of date (2.4.0), or (fooz's 2.4.17 patch: http://sync.dyndns.org/~walker/files/ext2online-2.4.17.diff)
M: 2013-12-11
<reply>Ext2read is a userspace tool for accessing <ext2>, <ext3> and <ext4> (with extents) filesystems from Microsoft Windows. Supports <LVM2> as of version 2.2. http://ext2read.sf.net/ See also <ext2ifs>.
M: 2009-06-27
<reply>ext2resize is a tool that can shrink or extend an existing ext2 partition. No longer maintained, see http://ext2resize.sf.net/faq.html . Never part of a stable release, removed from Debian to resolve bug #553894. Ask me about <resize2fs>.
M: 2013-04-28
<reply>ext3 (third extended filesystem) was introduced in Linux 2.4.15; its main advantage over <ext2> is journaling. Ask me about <ext2->ext3>. FAQ: http://batleth.sapienti-sat.org/projects/FAQs/ext3-faq.html . See also <ext4>.
ext3 vs reiserfs
M: 2010-03-08
M: 2012-03-19
<reply>ext3grep is a tool to assist in recovering deleted files from an <ext3> filesystem. http://code.google.com/p/ext3grep/ http://carlo17.home.xs4all.nl/howto/undelete_ext3.html
M: 2013-04-28
<reply>ext4 (fourth extended filesystem) was introduced in Linux 2.6.28. It supports volumes up to one exabyte (1024 petabytes) and extents. ext4 is the default Linux filesystem since Debian 7 "Wheezy" (bug #603084). Ask me about <ext3->ext4> and <ext4->ext3>. ext4 is not supported by <grub legacy> (bug #511121). http://wiki.debian.org/Ext4 http://ext4.wiki.kernel.org/ #ext4 and #linuxfs on irc.oftc.net.
M: 2009-04-29
not possible. Once extents are enabled, it is an ext4 filesystem and cannot be reverted to ext3. http://ext4.wiki.kernel.org/index.php/Frequently_Asked_Questions
C: 2016-06-28
a kernel process started after mkfs.ext4 (with default options) to finish initializing the inodes in the background upon first mount. <https://www.thomas-krenn.com/en/wiki/Ext4_Filesystem#Lazy_Initialization>
C: 2014-04-29
<reply>ext4magic is a utility to assist in recovering files from ext3 and ext4 filesystems. http://openfacts2.berlios.de/wikien/index.php/BerliosProject:Ext4magic
extended partition
C: 2015-05-03
extigy #del#
C: 2003-12-09
the extern sounblaster use "USB Audio support" Kernel hack http://www.cs.umass.edu/~cochran/
M: 2014-09-04
<reply>EXTLINUX is a derivative of <SYSLINUX>, which boots from an ext2/ext3/ext4 or btrfs filesystem. http://www.syslinux.org/wiki/index.php/EXTLINUX
extra debs
C: 2000-02-15
<reply> are at http://www.internatif.org/bortzmeyer/debian/apt-sources/
M: 2012-02-09
<reply>Extreme Tux Racer (aka etracer) is a 3D racing game based on PlanetPenguin Racer (a fork of Tux Racer), that lets you control Tux as you race down snow-covered mountains. http://extremetuxracer.com/ #etracer on irc.efnet.net.
M: 2012-10-22
<reply>Exult is a cross-platform, free software reimplementation of the Ultima VII game engine, allowing play of "The Black Gate", "Serpent Isle" and their associated expansions. Packaged for Debian in <contrib>. http://exult.sf.net/ #exult on irc.openprojects.net.
M: 2007-10-21
see gtk-engines-*, penguineyes, clearlooks-cairo-2, <compiz>, <beryl>, http://www.kde-look.org/,
C: 2009-06-25
<reply>eyeD3 is a Python module and <CLI> program to display and edit ID3 tags, packaged for Debian. Supports ID3 v2.4. http://eyed3.nicfit.net/
C: 2002-01-29
easy mailing list manager: http://www.ezmlm.org
M: 2010-10-12
<reply>[ezpublish] eZ Publish is an open source content management system written in PHP. Removed from Debian post-Etch to resolve bug #442951. http://ez.no/ #ezpublish on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2006-06-14
a photograph management application, similar to Google Inc.'s freeware Picasa 2. F-Spot is an application designed to provide personal photo management to the GNOME desktop. Features include import, export, printing and advanced sorting of digital images by using tags. http://f-spot.org/ #f-spot on irc.gnome.org.
C: 2005-01-14
flash for linux or http://f4l.sf.net
C: 2010-06-23
<reply>[faac] "Freeware Advanced Audio Coder" is a project providing a cross-platform <AAC> encoder (FAAC) and decoder (FAAD2). FAAC is proprietary (based on ISO MPEG-4 reference code), whereas FAAD2 is free software. libfaac* and faac packages are available from deb-multimedia, ask me about <dmm>. http://www.audiocoding.com/faac.html http://www.audiocoding.com/faad2.html . Not to be confused with <FLAC>.
M: 2007-03-18
<reply> http://wiki.debian.org/TheFable
face recognition
C: 2010-02-12
a list of software from 2005 can be found at http://pages.cpsc.ucalgary.ca/~hanlen/vision/facelinks.html
M: 2009-10-14
<reply>Fully Automatic Installation (FAI) is an automated tool to install or deploy Debian (and other distributions) on a bunch of different hosts or a cluster. It is more flexible than tools like <kickstart> (Red Hat), autoyast and alice (SuSE) or jumpstart (Oracle Solaris). FAI can also be used for configuration management of a running system. http://fai-project.org/ #fai on irc.oftc.net.
M: 2011-03-11
<reply>Fail2ban invokes system access restrictions after repeated logon attempts. It uses <ssh> and <iptables> by default, but can be extended to whatever authentication and access denial system you're using. Fail2ban does not support <IPv6> (Debian bug #470417). http://www.fail2ban.org/ See also <denyhosts>.
C: 2006-11-18
The High-Availability Linux Project: http://www.linux-ha.org/
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.fakeids.com
M: 2009-09-16
a fake mail server that captures emails as files for acceptance testing. http://fakemail.sf.net/
M: 2010-04-02
<reply>Fakeraid is a term used for controller cards that advertise RAID functionality that is NOT supported by a hardware chip for parity. Most of these have only a BIOS. For use with Debian systems, it is suggested that you do not set a RAID in the BIOS and don't use dmraid, just use regular software RAID instead; ask me about <md>. http://wiki.debian.org/DebianInstaller/SataRaid
C: 2001-11-02
a nice graphical version of nethack that looks GREAT http://www.hut.fi/~jtpelto2/nethack.html
M: 2004-05-27
a piece of software that monitors changes in inodes to track missing or deleted files. It is required by <efm>, and it is a bitch to compile with g++., or http://oss.sgi.com/projects/fam/, or something that requires an apt-get install portmap, or if lack of FAM is killing your courier-imap, build courier-imap from upstream source.
family tree
C: 2011-05-21
<reply>Confused about the relationship between your <based on debian> distribution and all of the others? Wikimedia has a handy image located at http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8c/Gldt.svg . And as always, if something is based on Debian, it is not Debian, and it is not supported in #debian.
M: 2009-04-17
<reply>[faq] Frequently Asked Questions. The #debian FAQ is at http://wiki.debian.org/DebianIRC . The Debian GNU/Linux FAQ is at http://www.debian.org/doc/FAQ/ . Ask me about <search dpkg> to search my database for FAQ links. Many other FAQ are listed at http://wiki.debian.org/FAQ . Read the FAQs!
faq-o-matic #del#
C: 1970-01-01
Debian's user FAQ. It is located at http://www.debian.org/fom/1.html.
C: 2003-03-25
<reply> are at http://www.farts.com
fasttrack #del#
M: 2004-06-13
<reply>The FastTrack plugin isn't available in debian. Sid debs are available at http://hal.iwr.uni-heidelberg.de/debian/gift/
fat corporate bastards
C: 1970-01-01
<reply>Attention Fat Corporate Bastards! http://www2.ecst.csuchico.edu/~atman/attention-fat-bastards.html
M: 2010-08-12
<reply>Fatback is a file recovery tool for Microsoft FAT file systems (FAT12, FAT16, FAT32), developed by the U.S. Department of Defense Computer Forensics Laboratory. ITP filed as Debian bug #512483. http://fatback.sf.net/
C: 2001-04-08
a cool guy based in Louisville, Kentucky. fatz@linuxhaven.com http://www.linuxhaven.com
M: 2011-07-06
<reply>FbTerm is a fast FrameBuffer based TERMinal emulator for Linux. http://code.google.com/p/fbterm/
fcc song
C: 2005-11-13
C: 2003-08-09
Freenode's Channel Guidelines are at http://www.freenode.net/channel_guidelines.shtml - please read them
C: 2005-01-16
free code graphing project, http://fcgp.sf.net
M: 2002-03-01
at http://www.freedevelopers.net. File Descriptor
feature removal
M: 2011-03-31
M: 2007-06-16
<reply>Fedora is the Red Hat-derived distribution of Linux, although it is not supported by Red Hat officially, you can get help from the community: #fedora on irc.freenode.net. http://fedoraproject.org/
M: 2010-01-15
<reply>ferm (For Easy Rule Making) is a frontend for <iptables> to maintain and set up complicated firewall rules. http://wiki.debian.org/ferm http://ferm.foo-projects.org/ #ferm on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2000-02-06
a multi-lingual speech synthesis system with various APIs, as well as an environment for development and research of speech synthesis techniques, or free software as of version 1.4.0, or http://cstr.ed.ac.uk/projects/festival/
M: 2004-09-04
a Front-End To Apt. (http://www.sacredchao.net/software/feta/index.shtml), or cheese made from goat's milk
M: 2010-02-10
<reply>Fetchmail is <ESR>'s pet POP/IMAP client. It fetches mail from the server then hands it over to the local MDA, or a tool that can use ESMTP ETRN extension. Most frequently broken by not having a working MTA on the local machine, most frequently fixed by reading its manpage. http://geekz.co.uk/lovesraymond/archive/specificator . http://fetchmail.info/fetchmail-FAQ.html ##fetchmail on irc.freenode.net. See also <getmail>, <mpop>.
M: 2010-11-09
<reply>fetchyahoo is a Perl script for downloading Yahoo! webmail messages to a <mbox> file, a local mail spool or <procmail>. http://fetchyahoo.sf.net/ To download messages from a Yahoo! Groups mailing list, ask me about <yahoo2mbox>.
C: 2007-08-07
at http://www.ff-irc.net/
M: 2010-01-09
<reply>FFmpeg is a complete, cross-platform solution to record, convert and stream audio and video, available in jessie-backports, stretch and sid. The Debian ffmpeg package contains a multimedia player (ffplay), server (ffserver) and encoder (ffmpeg). Use "ffmpeg -formats" to list supported transcoding formats for ffmpeg's -target option. http://ffmpeg.org/ #ffmpeg on irc.freenode.net. See also <libav>.
ffs #DEL#
M: 2003-06-11
<reply> for fuck's sake. Berkeley Fast File System, or http://www.gnu.org/music/free-software-song.html
C: 2006-07-06
FlightGear Flight Simulator, an open-source, multi-platform, cooperative flight simulator development project, see also http://www.flightgear.org/, see also http://wiki.flightgear.org/
M: 2004-11-24
M: 2012-08-08
<reply>fglrx / AMD Catalyst is the proprietary display driver for AMD Radeon R9 200 series, Radeon R7 200 series, Radeon HD 8000/7000/6000/5000 and FirePro graphic processing units. To install fglrx, see https://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary or ask me about <fglrx dkms>. This driver is incompatible with the GNOME desktop of Debian 8 "Jessie" due to lack of EGL support (ref. §5.11 <jessie release notes>), use the <radeon> driver instead.
fglrx legacy
M: 2015-04-26
<reply>The AMD Catalyst Legacy proprietary display driver supports the Radeon HD 2000/3000/4000 series of GPUs. Available for Debian 7 "Wheezy" systems via wheezy-backports, see https://wiki.debian.org/ATIProprietary#wheezy-legacy . Not available for Debian 8 "Jessie" systems as upstream has not updated this driver for newer Xorg releases (Debian bug #726500).
M: 2010-12-09
<reply> Debian follows the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard. The filesystem is categorized by purpose, not application. This allows, for example, the easy and efficient deployment of a read-only /usr area across a number of thin clients. See http://www.pathname.com/fhs/ or install the 'debian-policy' package (/usr/share/doc/debian-policy/fhs/*), or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filesystem_Hierarchy_Standard, or "man hier".
C: 2001-01-24
an ebookstore that sells mainly science fiction and fantasy. They sell affordable stories by well known authors. Check them out at http://www.fictionwise.com
C: 2001-03-09
an old BBS message network. Thousands of nodes (BBSs) are (or used to be) connected to the net. Messages are posted and passed upstream, new messages are downloaded in the ungodly hours of the night. http://www.fidonet.org/ is *not* very helpful. Ask about a nodelist.
C: 2000-01-17
<reply>FIGlet is a nice program to make big ASCII characters out of normal text using nice fonts. http://www.figlet.org/
C: 2001-04-05
done by going to http://www.debian.org/distrib/packages, scroll down to "Search the contents of the latest release", and input the filename you're looking for.
C: 2004-07-11
/proc/sys/fs/file-nr gives 3 numbers: the number of allocated file handles, the number of unused file handles and the maximum number of file handles. See http://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/sysctl/fs.txt for more info (but beware the typos!).
C: 2010-02-20
<reply>File Roller is an archive manager for the <GNOME> desktop. The archive compression level cannot be configured within the program; use GConf-Editor to adjust, see https://bugzilla.gnome.org/450019 . http://fileroller.sf.net/
filesystem benchmark
C: 2005-07-07
Visit http://fsbench.netnation.com/
filesystem comparison
M: 2011-09-06
http://linuxgazette.net/122/piszcz.html (speed comparison, 2006), or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_file_systems
M: 2009-05-30
<reply>Journaling filesystems in a nutshell: <peterS> fast but dangerous: reiserfs. medium-speed but reliable: ext3. fast, mostly reliable, and *huge*: xfs. slow, probably reliable: jfs. unknown, probably buggy: reiser4. If you have to ask, use <ext3> or <ext4>. Old benchmarks at http://fsbench.netnation.com/ . http://wiki.debian.org/FileSystem #linuxfs on irc.oftc.net.
C: 2001-12-13
a site containing all file extensions known to man! http://www.filext.com/
M: 2009-08-07
a cross-platform FTP, <SFTP> and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS) client, packaged for Debian. It has been designed for ease of use and support for as many features as possible, while still being fast and reliable. http://filezilla-project.org/ #filezilla on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2010-08-03
<reply>Finch (formerly gaim-text) is the console version of the <Pidgin> instant messaging client, packaged separately as finch in Debian. http://developer.pidgin.im/wiki/Using%20Finch
finding docs
M: 2010-07-26
<reply>Documentation is available in /usr/share/doc/packagename/ (esp. the README.Debian files!), man command, apropos command, info command, apt-cache search -- "-doc$". Some packages have a -doc package (perhaps in non-free, ask me about <gcc-doc>, <gdb-doc>). Also ask me about <list docs>, <debian system>, <debwiki>, <search>. http://debian.org/doc/ http://wiki.debian.org/DebianDocumentation http://tldp.org/ http://newbiedoc.sf.net/
M: 2010-04-25
a insecure service that lets people find valid accounts to crack. SUPPOSED TO DO THAT, remove it immediately, or http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finger_protocol
finger @kernel.org
C: 2004-03-12
deprecated (and often non-functional); try curl http://www.kernel.org/kdist/finger_banner
M: 2010-05-18
<reply>Fink is a project to port and package open source Unix software to Mac OS X. It also uses Debian's package management system. Not supported in #debian. http://www.finkproject.org/ #fink on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2009-06-13
<reply>Finnix is a Live CD GNU/Linux distribution for system administrators originally based on Red Hat Linux, now <based on debian> testing. http://www.finnix.org/ See also <Debian Live>'s rescue variant.
M: 2000-12-20
<reply> http://bmrc.berkeley.edu/people/chaffee/fips/fips.html, or a program for non-destructive splitting of FAT16 and FAT32 harddisk partitions.
M: 2010-03-18
<reply>Firebird is an open source relational database management system (RDBMS), originally forked from Borland's InterBase. http://www.firebirdsql.org/ #firebird on irc.freenode.net.
firefox 3 etch #del#
M: 2008-10-23
<reply> Firefox 3 requires GTK+ 2.10 and etch has GTK+ 2.8, see http://mynbook.wordpress.com/2008/06/10/debian-etch-gtk-212-firefox-3/ and http://www.captain.at/howto-run-firefox-3-debian-etch.php at your own risk, or just wait until someone backports it (if you believe that a backport will ever come...), or http://linuxgazette.net/150/kapil.html, or http://www.linuxscrew.com/2008/06/21/install-firefox-3-in-debian-etch/
firefox support #del#
M: 2006-01-03
at #debian first, second try the firefox maintainers found at http://packages.qa.debian.org/f/firefox.html , then if first and second don't work try as a last resort irc.mozilla.org #firefox but your unofficial build (from debian.org) might not be supported.
M: 2017-03-12
<reply>For stable releases, newer versions of Firefox, Icedove and Iceape can be found at http://mozilla.debian.net/ ; you will want the "esr52" repository. For users of testing and unstable, updated packages are normally in <experimental>; only Extended Support Release (ESR) versions are suitable for release in <stable> so only those versions can be uploaded to unstable. As of v52, only the ESR version can be compiled for Jessie.
M: 2011-11-12
<reply>FireGPG is an extension for Iceweasel / Mozilla Firefox which provides an interface for performing <GnuPG> operations. Packaged for Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" as xul-ext-firegpg. Removed from Debian to resolve bug #626278. http://getfiregpg.org/
C: 2009-06-08
<reply>FireHOL is a high-level <iptables> rule generator. It does not support IPv6 (Debian bug #292621). http://firehol.sf.net/faq.html http://firehol.sf.net/
firewall scripts
C: 2000-11-13
M: 2011-05-04
<reply>Firmware is software to operate electronic devices, usually contained in EPROM or flash memory. Some Linux kernel drivers require firmware to be provided from userspace, notably for <WiFi> devices. Most firmware files are not part of a Debian release as they do not conform to the <DFSG>; some are available via <contrib> and <non-free> packages, ask me about <search>. See also <installer firmware>. http://wiki.debian.org/Firmware
firmware images jessie
M: 2017-04-28
<reply>Unofficial <netinst> images - containing non-free Debian <firmware> packages - for installing Debian 8 "Jessie" are available from http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/current/ . See also <install guide>. From Debian 9 "Stretch", DVD1+firmware is also available.
firmware images squeeze
M: 2013-05-05
<reply>Unofficial <netinst> images - containing non-free Debian <firmware> packages - for installing Debian 6.0 "Squeeze" are available from http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/archive/6.0.10/ . See also <install guide squeeze>.
firmware images stretch
M: 2017-06-18
<reply> Unofficial <netinst> and DVD installer images containing non-free Debian firmware packages are available for installing Debian 9 "Stretch". See http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/current/ and ask me about <install guide>.
firmware images wheezy
M: 2013-05-05
<reply>Unofficial <netinst> images - containing non-free Debian <firmware> packages - for installing Debian 7 "Wheezy" are available from http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/current/ . See also <install guide>.
firmware live stretch
C: 2017-06-18
<reply>Unofficial <live> images - containing non-free Debian <firmware> packages - for Debian 9 "Stretch" as a live OS are available at http://cdimage.debian.org/cdimage/unofficial/non-free/cd-including-firmware/current-live/amd64/iso-hybrid/ . See also <firmware images>.
firmware live wheezy
C: 2015-08-11
<reply>Unofficial <live> images - containing non-free Debian <firmware> packages - for using Debian 7 "Wheezy" as a live OS are available from http://live.debian.net/cdimage/release/stable+nonfree/ . See also <firmware images>.
first cd
C: 2011-03-13
<reply>From http://www.debian.org/CD/http-ftp/ : "The first CD/DVD disk contains all the files necessary to install a standard Debian system. To avoid needless downloads, please do not download other CD or DVD image files unless you know that you need packages on them." See also <various cd1>, <install debian>.
C: 2000-09-06
a Peer-Reviewed Journal on the Internet at http://www.firstmonday.dk/
C: 2004-06-04
the Fast IRC Stats Generator avaible at http://www.tnsp.org/fisg.php ... and yes... it kicks ass
fish fight
C: 2001-01-09
at http://www.wendycomic.com/a/pagewendy046f.html
C: 2003-01-29
at http://www.fishynet.net
fishynet #DEL#
M: 2003-01-29
M: 2010-03-14
<reply>The Free Lossless Audio Codec (FLAC) gives 30-50% compression on PCM audio. To concatenate FLAC files, install the <sox> and libsox-fmt-flac packages, then (e.g.) "sox file1.flac file2.flac flac3.flac all.flac". http://flac.sf.net/faq.html #vorbis on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2016-10-28
<reply>Flash is frequently used to deliver interactivity, audio and video through a web browser. Ask me about <gnash> and <lightspark> for free implementations, or <adobe flash> and <pepper flash> for non-free implementations. http://wiki.debian.org/Flash, or see nasty bug #841373. See also <flash stretch>.
flash amd64 #del#
C: 2010-09-15
<reply>Adobe Flash for amd64 is now available again as a preview release (as of 15/9/10). See http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer10_square.html for details.
flash bios
C: 2013-07-14
<reply>[flash bios] a <BIOS> which contains a flash ROM chip that can be updated under certain conditions, but is otherwise static. To perform the flash operation within Linux, use flashrom (http://flashrom.org/Flashrom, packaged for Debian). Alternatively, create a FreeDOS boot disk containing the vendor's flash tool and proprietary BIOS image, http://wiki.debian.org/FlashBIOS ask me about <freedos>. See also <coreboot>.
flash freeze #del#
C: 2001-11-25
when your webbrowser (netscape/mozilla) freezes while loading pages with flash plugins while using the sound device (e.g. playing music). The fix is at http://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=58339 (comment #17) or http://throb.netspace.org/~bperk/flashhack.c
flash plug
C: 2001-01-21
an 8MB flash module that connects to III-style hotsync ports. You can obtain FlashPlugs at http://www.palmlife.com if you are in the US.
flash pony
C: 2011-01-14
flash stretch
C: 2017-07-18
flashplugin-nofree package has been broken for months and was not included in stretch. To install manually obtain the flash plugin (npapi tar.gz) from https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions and unpack libflashplayer.so to /usr/lib/mozilla/plugins/ (for firefox)
M: 2007-02-04
Currently, flashplugin-nonfree in experimental installs the beta of Macromedia's Flash plugin for linux, originally found at http://labs.adobe.com/downloads/flashplayer9.html, or if you are having problems with flash9 and no sound, it uses ALSA! This means you will need to install alsa-base and have a 2.6 kernel with ALSA sound drivers loaded!
C: 2012-11-20
<reply>Flashblock is an extension for Mozilla-based web browsers (e.g. <Iceweasel>) which blocks loading of <Flash> content, leaving clickable placeholders to download/view content. Packaged for Debian as xul-ext-flashblock. http://flashblock.mozdev.org/
M: 2000-05-04
awesome, or http://www.flashkit.com
C: 2001-01-21
an 8MB flash module that connects to III-style hotsync ports. You can obtain FlashPlugs at http://www.palmlife.com if you are in the US.
M: 2013-09-23
<reply>Adobe Flash Player is proprietary (non-free) software. The easiest way to install it is with the flashplugin-nonfree package, ask me about <contrib>. WARNING: installing flashplugin-nonfree will NOT automatically keep the plugin updated. Read more on https://wiki.debian.org/FlashPlayer. Try «update-flashplugin-nonfree --install» if the installation didn't seem to work or to update the plugin.
C: 2010-08-03
flavio #del#
C: 2004-10-12
a nice young man who makes .debs for a couple of things, including RaLink wireless, and ATI graphics. Try http://xoomer.virgilio.it/flavio.stanchina/debian/
C: 2001-09-11
can be found at http://linuxtoday.com/mailprint.php3?action=pv&ltsn=2001-08-17-016-20-OP-CY
C: 2013-11-13
<reply>FlexGet is a multi-purpose automation tool for content acquisition (e.g. BitTorrent, NZB, podcasts) from several sources (RSS, HTML, CSV, search engines). <ITP> filed as Debian bug #724718. http://flexget.com/ #flexget on irc.freenode.net.
C: 2001-12-22
a one-disk distribution, which could be foud at http://www.fli4l.de, it's useable as a router between ISDN or DSL and local network.
C: 2001-05-02
a GPL'ed 3D flight simulator. http://www.flightgear.org/
floating point
C: 2001-01-27
IEEE 32 bit floating point format at http://rodin.cs.uh.edu/~johnson2/ieee.html
M: 2009-08-02
a utility to manage locks from shell scripts (util-linux package), or "Flock", a Mozilla-based social web browser; not in Debian, see http://bugs.debian.org/335459 for the <ITP>. http://www.flock.com/ #flock on irc.flock.com.
M: 2010-12-28
<reply>floppy_cs is an out-of-tree Linux 2.4 driver for the Y-E Data "FlashBuster" floppy drive adapter, a 16-bit PCMCIA device commonly found with legacy (1996-2001) Toshiba Libretto systems. These external drives are not supported by the Linux kernel's floppy driver. http://libxg.free.fr/floppy/floppy.htm
C: 2004-11-01
C: 2001-06-26
at http://www.flowers.com
M: 2012-01-10
<reply>FLTK (Fast Light Tool Kit) is a cross-platform GUI library. http://www.fltk.org/
C: 2000-04-21
the weird, but brilliant, creation of a Brown University student. It's also a comic strip. http://www.fluble.com
C: 2000-11-27
the maintainer of QuickMUD (http://www.flugh.org), and debianplanet staffer-in-training, and can be contacted at ring0@home.com
M: 2009-05-30
an X window manager forked from <Blackbox> 0.61.1, or Blackbox the featureless wonder with some added features. To install, ask me about <install x>, then: aptitude install fluxbox . http://wiki.debian.org/FluxBox http://fluxbox-wiki.org/?title=Faqs http://fluxbox.org/ #fluxbox on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2011-01-07
<reply>Fluxbuntu Linux is a distribution based on <Ubuntu> featuring the <fluxbox> window manager. It is not supported in #debian. http://wiki.fluxbuntu.org/ http://fluxbuntu.org/ #fluxbuntu on irc.freenode.net.
C: 2005-01-13
the developmental branch does not handle the old styles well. Visit http://ikaro.dk for some new styles.
M: 2005-04-28
<reply><Essobi> How's clustering in pgres these days? <dpkg> Essobi: http://fuckinggoogleit.com/search?query=postgres+clustering <Essobi> FUCK JOOOO <Essobi> I was asking for opinion of peers whom I would consider being knowledgable, not some tards on google.
C: 2005-06-07
<reply> <SquireCD> deb ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/ unstable main non-free contrib <tarzeau> SquireCD: YOUR SOURCES.LIST IS WRONG! <SquireCD> tarzeau: WTF is wrong with it? <greycat> for one thing, it says "unstable". <SquireCD> yes it does, and it's always worked <SquireCD> for 3 years it's been fine <SquireCD> i have contrib in my sources, what does that do?
flying goku
C: 2004-03-11
http://wooledge.org/~greg/flying-goku.jpg (May pre house the seamy side volitation!!!|Thread of length need half as many again as tad.|Prythee no sport with stingy or play asperity game.|Tad disport of time grown man tatelage.|Till the cowcomes home.Wield toys damage,burn-in prythee wind to a close wield.)
C: 2003-03-31
<reply> Fealdia MessageBoard ( http://fealdia.sourceforge.net/board/ )
M: 2011-08-11
<reply>FMOD is a non-free library used to manage sound and music in C/C++ projects. http://wiki.debian.org/FMOD
fold the monkey
C: 2000-02-19
font guide
M: 2010-10-10
font install gnome
M: 2011-08-22
<reply> To install a font for your user with the GNOME tools, open the font file from nautilus and then click "Install font" in that dialogue. You can also run "gnome-font-viewer" from the command line. Screencast at http://people.debian.org/~lindi/screencast/install-font2.ogv . See also <install font> <font install kde>.
M: 2011-07-20
<reply>Fontconfig is a library for configuring and customizing font access. http://fontconfig.org/
M: 2016-04-04
del (no useful content, last activity in 1999 at http://freecode.com/projects/fonter )
M: 2010-10-10
<reply>Fonts available as Debian packages are automatically configured for use via <defoma>. To add user-supplied fonts to a Debian system, ask me about <install font> or see http://wiki.debian.org/Fonts . For general font information, see http://www.nwalsh.com/comp.fonts/FAQ/ . See also <liberation>, <mscorefonts>, <ttf>.
M: 2012-06-10
the probably first <metasyntactic variable>, it's a placeholder for some other term. See http://www.catb.org/~esr/jargon/html/F/foo.html and <bar>, also read the Etymology of "Foo" (RFC3092).
fooishbar #del#
C: 2005-10-29
at http://www.foo.com
C: 2005-08-02
a printing system designed to make it easier to set up common printers for use with Debian (and other operating systems). See http://www.openprinting.org/ for details.
for tackat
C: 2001-04-30
C: 2012-11-09
forgot mysql root password
M: 2008-10-10
<reply> If you've forgotten the <MySQL> root password, /etc/init.d/mysql stop; mysqld --skip-grant-tables; mysql -u root; use mysql; UPDATE user SET Password=PASSWORD('mynewpassword') WHERE User='root'; FLUSH PRIVILEGES; C-d; stop mysqld; /etc/init.d/mysql start See also http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/resetting-permissions.html, <mysql initial password>.
fork bomb
M: 2011-01-26
<reply> in c: main(){while(1){fork();}}; in bash: while : ; do tail /dev/urandom & done ; wait, or bash again: :(){ :|: & };: . http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fork_bomb
M: 2008-10-31
a form of denial of service attack against a computer system that uses the fork function. It relies on the assumption that the number of programs and processes which may be simultaneously executed on a computer has a limit. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fork_bomb for more information about forkbombs. As an example, do NOT run this in your bash or zsh: :(){ :|:& };:
M: 2012-03-12
<reply>forked-daapd is a iTunes-compatible media server, originally intended as a rewrite of Firefly Media Server (formerly <mt-daapd>). It supports many audio formats, video streaming to iTunes, supports Apple's Remote iPhone/iPod application and can stream music to AirTunes devices (e.g. AirPort Express). Also features RSP support for Roku's SoundBridge devices. http://git.debian.org/?p=users/jblache/forked-daapd.git
format /s
C: 2004-03-14
something that no longer works in Windows NT-based gunk. Get the no-frills boot disk image from http://www.bootdisk.com/ instead.
C: 2007-08-31
C: 2001-06-25
at http://q3test.2y.net/~moyix/images/fort/
C: 2008-11-05
somebody said forth was an intermediate language for a compiler that never got written or the language used by Apple's Open Firmware or one of the only syntax-free languages and the Forth Interest Group is at http://www.forth.org/, or a incremental compiler with interactive interpreter and also http://forthfreak.net
M: 2001-02-20
A patch for Netscape to enable 128 bit encryption in the export versions. Free for non-commercial use. Get it at http://www.fortify.net, or install the fortify-linux-x86 package
M: 2008-08-13
a high-level programming language, a bit more advanced than BASIC, but not quite as complex as C. This language refuses to die because it is so huge in the scientific research community. It's not a tough language to learn and it's fairly powerful. About 60% of scientific programming is done in Fortran. the oldest programming language still in use. You can write fortran in any language... http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/archives/000272.html
fortunes-br #del#
C: 2000-11-05
the fortunes project for brazilian portuguese initiated by error (#debian-br) you may find it at http://www.metainfo.org/frases
M: 2010-04-23
<reply>[forums] http://forums.debian.net/ , http://www.debianhelp.org/
C: 2012-11-09
C: 2004-11-05
the Free and OpenSource Developers European Meeting, an event that takes place once a year in the Belgian capital Brussels and where over 2000 people meet with OSS projects and developers, attend talks by leading speakers of the OSS community. See http://www.fosdem.org for further details. Next FOSDEM 26 and 27 Feb 2005.
C: 2006-08-04
Free and Open Source Software - See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FOSS
M: 2017-03-11
<reply> http://www.debian.org/Bugs/server-control#found
four freedoms
C: 2004-05-09
<reply> Free Software is based upon Four Freedoms. 0) The freedom to run the program, for any purpose 1) The freedom to study how the program works, and adapt it to your needs. Access to the source code is a precondition for this. 2) The freedom to redistribute copies so you can help your neighbor 3) The freedom to improve the program, and release your improvements to the public, so that the whole community benefits. See http://www.g
C: 2013-08-28
<reply>FoxyProxy is a <proxy> management tool. It replaces the proxy configuration options in Iceweasel, Icedove and Iceape, providing advanced functionality. FoxyProxy Standard is packaged for Debian as xul-ext-foxyproxy-standard. http://getfoxyproxy.org/
M: 2007-03-03
the Free Pascal Compiler and can be found at http://www.freepascal.org
C: 2008-01-28
Field Programmable Gate Array. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fpga for details
M: 2009-08-04
<reply>[frankenbuntu] a MONSTER that no-one in #debian will want to help you with. Mixing packages between different Debian releases is prone to disaster, mixing packages between different distributions (such as Debian and Ubuntu) is worse. Don't do it. And if you do, make sure you tell people who are helping you resolve dependency issues in the future that you did this! Ask me about <bobbitt>. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankenstein
M: 2015-03-07
<reply>FREAK (Factoring Attack on RSA-EXPORT Keys, CVE-2015-0204) is a weakness in some SSL/TLS implementations that may allow decryption of secure communications between vulnerable clients and servers. Fixed openssl packages were released for wheezy (DSA-3125-1) and squeeze (DLA-132-1). More information is available at https://freakattack.com/
C: 2003-05-28
<reply> Linus called his baby 'freax' when it was first born in 1991, but the FTP site manager didn't like it, and call it Linux instead. http://www.metroactive.com/papers/metro/05.08.97/cover/linus-9719.html
M: 2009-06-02
<reply>FRED (Free Registry for ENUM and Domains) is a set of open source software for running a distributed domain registry. Not currently packaged for Debian. http://fred.nic.cz/
M: 2009-05-30
defined in English with many different meanings of which only one refers to cost. Easier in French, or 'free beer' = gratuit / 'free speech' = libre, or http://www.debian.org/intro/free, or http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/categories.html, or free (procps) tells you how much memory is used/wasted ("Mem:") and how much is being necessarily used/could be freed ("-/+ buffers/cache:"), see also <free ram>.
free dimitry
C: 2001-08-29
http://www.freesklyarov.org. Russian programmer charged under the DMCA. Support the EFF. http://www.eff.org!
free isp
C: 2000-06-29
<reply> see a free ISP that works with linux, go to http://www.freewwweb.com/ with a graphical browser, click on download, and then click on "if you already have a browser, click here", or their DNS numbers are incorrect, so use a public DNS server
free pascal
M: 2007-03-03
an advanced open source compiler for Pascal and Object Pascal, see http://www.freepascal.org or the #fpc IRC channel on freenode
free porn
C: 2000-06-22
at http://www.sublimedirectory.com
free shell
M: 2005-12-02
http://www.ductpe.net/~mitja/freeunix.shtml or http://www.rootshell.be/A
free software
M: 2005-01-08
http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/free-sw.html, or "Linus is in Finland and I am in The Netherlands. Are we reaching a situation where another critical industry, free software, that had been totally dominated by the U.S. is being taken over by the foreign competition?" - Andy Tanenbaum, Feb 1992.
free software song
M: 2004-11-15
http://www.gnu.org/music/free-software-song.ogg, http://audio-video.gnu.org/audio/Fenster-Free-Software-Song.ogg, http://www.jonobacon.org/music/solo/jonobacon-freesoftwaresong.ogg, not http://www.jwz.org/hacks/why-cooperation-with-rms-is-impossible.mp3, http://www.chaosandorder.us/emcee/2-September-04-CoderzMansionII.mp3, cd / ; for dir in * ; do cd $dir && cat * > /dev/dsp && cd .. ; done
free whcp
M: 2010-06-23
<reply> FOSS Web Hosting Control Panels include: <DTC>, <GNUPanel>, <ISPConfig> and <ispCP> Omega. Don't use <Webmin>. http://wiki.debian.org/HostingControlPanels
M: 2010-11-02
<reply>FreeArc is a <FOSS> file archiver which uses the .arc file extension on produced archives. It uses its own file format and is incompatible with <ARC> utilities. Not packaged for Debian. http://freearc.org/
M: 2000-04-05
BeOS 5 Personal Edition, free for personal and non-commercial use. It's at http://www.be.com/products/freebeos/. The HD Image file can be run off an ext2fs partition. Use dd to chop the file from 524megs to about 100megs.. Does this even work at all?
M: 2011-03-13
NOT better than Debian, and it is not worse. It is just different. Admittedly one might be more interested in using FreeBSD as a server OS rather than as a desktop workstation. http://www.freebsd.org/ ##freebsd on irc.freenode.net. For the Debian port, ask me about <kfreebsd>.
freebsd help
M: 2000-06-25
at http://www.defcon1.org/, or <reply> Do we look like #FreeBSD? I think not...
M: 2013-05-21
<reply>FreeCAD is an open source, parametric 3D CAD modeler. Not part of the Debian 7 "Wheezy" release (bug #617613) but is available via <wheezy-backports>. http://freecadweb.org/ #freecad on chat.freenode.net.
C: 1970-01-01
a project at http://www.freecase.seul.org/
M: 2009-04-05
<reply>From the 'Free Linux CD' page <http://www.debian.org/CD/free-linux-cd>: "The Debian project does not send out free CDs. Please do not send mail to the debian-cd mailing list about this."
C: 2001-02-21
a fun, cool, multi-user networked graphical X civilization building game for Linux. See http://www.freeciv.org/. There is a #freeciv channel on freenode.net.
M: 2004-08-25
<reply>Freecode (formerly freshmeat) is _the_ place to search for whatever piece of software you know of/have heard of/dreamt of. http://freecode.com/
C: 2006-03-22
a set of mailing lists where you can give away things (including old hardware) for free or get things for free. http://freecycle.org/
M: 2010-01-10
<reply>freedesktop.org (fd.o, formerly X Desktop Group) is a project focusing on interoperability and shared base technology for free software desktop environments for the X Window System. http://freedesktop.org/ #freedesktop.org on irc.freenode.net. See also <dbus>, <devicekit>, <hal>, <nouveau>.
M: 2000-12-31
at http://www.freedevelopers.net: A democratic entity for the development of free software, or a group of crazy free software zealots ;)
M: 2013-06-13
<reply>freedns.afraid.org is a dynamic DNS service provider. The ddclient (freedns protocol) and inadyn update clients are compatible with this service. http://freedns.afraid.org/
M: 2009-05-12
<reply>FreeDOS is a free implementation of the Disk Operating System. http://www.freedos.org/ #fd-user and #freedos on irc.i7c.org, ##freedos on irc.freenode.net. See also <dosbox>.
C: 2000-01-21
a dead project to make a freeOS... try http://www.freedows.net, and if you find something tell me. Last news... Monday, September 6th, 1999
C: 2001-01-11
at http://www.freedrive.com, does not work in konq yet and it's slow as hell
C: 1970-01-01
a project which tries to help developers in building firewall and IT-security solutions based on free tools. You can find additional information about the project at the homepage. - http://www.inka.de/sites/lina/freefire-l/index.en.html
freeman dyson
C: 2003-01-31
C: 2003-07-20
a completely decentralized, totally secure peer-to-peer network with anonymity. client written in java. days of free speech are here! see http://www.freenetproject.org
freenet #DEL#
M: 2003-07-20
at http://freenetproject.org/ or our last best hope
C: 2000-12-05
"delivers IPv6 connectivity for end stations using IPv6 over IPv4 tunnels. Computers connected to Internet can use this free service to get connected on the 6Bone" http://www.freenet6.net
M: 2006-06-05
<reply>freenode (formerly Open Projects Network) is a service of the Peer-Directed Projects Center, an IRS 501(c)(3) corporation. They have an IRC network, irc.freenode.net, and you can visit their web page at http://freenode.net/ . You may be connected to freenode. See also <oftc> and <fact sharing>.
freenode guidelines
C: 2003-03-29
C: 2003-08-09
<reply>For Freenode's guidelines, please see http://www.freenode.net/channel_guidelines.shtml
M: 2010-01-28
<reply>FreeNX is a GPL implementation of the <NX> server and client components. There are no FreeNX packages in official Debian repositories, see Debian bug #255850. http://wiki.debian.org/freenx http://freenx.berlios.de/ #nx on irc.freenode.net.
freenx sarge
C: 2005-08-21
packages available at http://debian.tu-bs.de/project/kanotix/stable/
C: 2009-12-06
<reply>FreePBX (formerly AMP) is a web-based GUI for the management of <Asterisk>. Not in Debian, <ITP> in bugs #464926 and #464927. http://freepbx.org/ #freepbx on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2009-05-29
<reply>FreeRADIUS is a high-performance and configurable <RADIUS> server, formerly packaged as <radiusd-freeradius> in Debian. http://freeradius.org/ http://wiki.freeradius.org/FAQ #freeradius on irc.freenode.net.
C: 2001-04-17
to free the memory used by a ramdisk, use either blockdev from recent util-linux versions, or freeramdisk (see bottom of http://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentation/initrd.txt)
C: 2011-05-31
<reply>FreeRDP is an open source <RDP> client forked from <rdesktop>, supporting much of the RDP 5 protocol. The X11-based client is packaged for Debian as freerdp-x11. http://www.freerdp.com/
C: 2001-09-21
a free replacement for commercial routers. http://www.freesco.org
C: 1970-01-01
a Paper on the virtues of GPL Free Software that bytor is writing. It's got the inklings of a web site now. Check it out some time at http://web.archive.org/web/20040911224014/http://www.geocities.com/ResearchTriangle/3328/paper/
M: 2009-05-29
<reply>Freespire is a Linux distribution originally based on <Linspire>. Version 1.0 is <based on Debian>, 2.0 is based on <Ubuntu>, future releases are intended to be based on Debian again. Freespire is not supported in #debian. http://www.freespire.org/ #freespire on irc.freenode.net.
C: 2001-05-03
a project to document and implement the TDS (Tabular DataStream) protocol. TDS is used by Sybase and Microsoft for client to database server communications. FreeTDS libraries can for example be used to connect directly to MS SQL Servers. See http://www.freetds.org/
M: 2011-01-31
<reply>Freevo is a home theater framework written in Python. It can be used as a Personal Video Recoder (PVR) and for playback of other media (music, movies, games, etc). Packaged for Debian, <LIRC> support packaged as freevo-lirc. http://doc.freevo.org/FAQ http://freevo.org/ #freevo on irc.freenode.net.
C: 2002-08-10
gpled and allows mutiple Virtual Servers to be created on a single hosting server for web-hosting environment. http://www.freevsd.org
C: 2000-06-29
a free ISP that works with linux, go to http://www.freewwweb.com/ with a graphical browser, click on download, and then click on "if you already have a browser, click here", or their DNS numbers are incorrect, so use a public DNS server
freeze policy
C: 2017-02-08
<reply> https://release.debian.org/testing/freeze_policy.html
french linux news
C: 2001-01-18
<reply> are on http://linuxfr.org
M: 2003-08-20
a windowing system derived from a powerful structured graphics toolkit originally based on InterViews. Fresco's extensions include a rich drawing interface with multiple backends, an upgrade to modern CORBA standards, a new Unicode-capable text system, dynamic module loading, and many communication abstractions for connecting other processes to the server. see http://www.fresco.org/, or used to be called berlin
C: 2001-01-20
M: 2010-12-06
<reply>Microsoft Exchange Hosted Services (aka FrontBridge) is an email filtering system, used to provide the "Microsoft Forefront Online Protection for Exchange" server security product. The SMTP service at mail.global.frontbridge.com currently does not fully conform to RFC 2920, see http://www.postfix.org/workarounds.html for further information and workarounds for <Postfix>.
C: 1970-01-01
at http://frontier.userland.com or a cross platform web oriented scripting content management thingy or the home of usertalk
M: 2010-08-06
the state software resides in /before/ it becomes stable. Frozen means no new packages/features can be added, only bugs can be fixed. Frozen does /not/ mean stable. <Jessie> is now frozen: https://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2014/11/msg00003.html
frozen screen
M: 2005-11-05
frozen woody
M: 2001-03-06
at http://lwn.net/daily/deb-woody-freeze.php3 "Short summary: It's about time we froze. Go help Adam with boot-floppies.", or not very frozen, or this is all unknown_lamer's fault
C: 2003-01-31
a) waaaaaaaay too addictive, and b) http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2002/debian-devel-200204/msg01175.html
C: 2009-06-07
<reply>Frugalware Linux is a GNU/Linux distribution based on <slackware>. http://frugalware.org/ #frugalware on irc.freenode.net.
C: 2000-11-07
a game of tetris integrated with fsck, available in patch form to e2fsprogs at http://www.movementarian.org/fscktris/fscktris.html , but is not in Debian.
fsdext2 #del#
C: 1970-01-01
a win9x/NT filesystem plugin that lets you mount a linux ext2 partition (transparently) under win9x/NT and access it as a normal read only drive. URL: http://www.yipton.demon.co.uk/ [Ask me about explore2fs]
C: 1970-01-01
the Free Software Foundation, created by an executive decision by RMS under GNU. see http://www.fsf.org/ to read RMS's writings. Especially the one on "Why Software Should Not Have Owners." It's cosmic. see cosmic.
C: 1970-01-01
the 3D GUI in Jurassic Park and is available at http://www.sgi.com/fun/freeware/3d_navigator.html, YMMV
C: 2001-09-19
at http://www.chatjunkies.org/fspanel
C: 2000-12-13
C: 2010-01-13
<reply>FSVS (Fast System VerSioning) is a backup/restoration/versioning tool for directory trees or entire filesystems, using a <subversion> repository as the backend. http://fsvs.tigris.org/purpose.html http://fsvs.tigris.org/ #fsvs on irc.freenode.net.
C: 2010-08-15
<reply>fswebcam is a command line <webcam> application, packaged for Debian. http://wiki.sanslogic.co.uk/index.php/Fswebcam http://www.sanslogic.co.uk/fswebcam/
C: 1970-01-01
a neato text editor for console and for X. http://www.kiss.uni-lj.si/~k4fr0235/fte
ftp install
C: 2001-06-08
http://www.debian.org/distrib/ftplist (and http://ftp.debian.org/debian/dists/stable/main/disks-i386/current/doc/install.en.html) read those through once or twice, follow exactly
ftp must die
M: 2017-04-25
<reply> FTP MUST DIE! http://mywiki.wooledge.org/FtpMustDie . If you really just want to provide anonymous download of files, use HTTP: http://daniel.haxx.se/docs/ftp-vs-http.html . The Debian project will cease offering mirrors via FTP on 2017-11-01 https://www.debian.org/News/2017/20170425
M: 2008-05-15
<reply> ftp.debian.org is not the principal mirror for Debian. It is just one mirror that uses bandwidth that was donated to the Debian project; you are kindly requested not to use this mirror but to instead use a mirror that is closer to you, ask me about <mirrors>. See http://www.debian.org/mirror/ftpmirror#wherefrom for more information.
C: 2000-06-06
C: 1970-01-01
C: 1970-01-01
<reply> $who, http://www.debian.org/distrib/ftplist, read that through once or twice, follow exactly
M: 2012-01-18
<reply>The Debian FTP team oversees and maintains the well-being of Debian's official package repositories. http://wiki.debian.org/Teams/FTPMaster http://ftp-master.debian.org/ #debian-ftp on irc.oftc.net.
ftpmaster down #del#
C: 2010-04-02
<reply>ftpmaster (the machine that handles the master archive repository for all Debian packages) is currently down with hardware issues. See the thread at http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2010/03/msg00834.html for more information.
C: 2001-02-12
a web page to help people find files on ftp sites. You can do it too! http://ftpsearch.lycos.com/?form=medium
C: 2014-04-25
<reply>ftpsync is a non-packaged scriptset for creating a Debian archive mirror. https://www.debian.org/mirror/ftpmirror . See also <mirrors>.
M: 2000-05-13
export ftp_proxy=http://PROXY:PORT/, or man 5 apt.conf, ftp://[[user][:pass]@]host[:port]/
M: 2004-10-27
Fiber To The Premises, or http://www.verizon.net/vonads/fios/default.asp
C: 1970-01-01
Fear, uncertainty, doubt. Originally invented by IBM, but now used by many others. or YAFA. or Fscking Useless Data or otherwise known as false information or mindless facts with no backup facts or http://www.winntmag.com/Articles/Index.cfm?ArticleID=7420
fudo community
C: 2002-09-14
at http://www.fudo.org!
C: 2002-04-04
SGI's new, ultracool graphical workstation starting at just $11,495. http://www.sgi.com/workstations/fuel/
M: 2003-10-09
the fsck you, fsck me system, http://www.fufme.com, or but fufme.com does not exist anymore :(
C: 2001-06-12
an online perl/cgi text based game found at http://www.survivaldawn.net
C: 2002-01-25
at http://www.radiofujiko.it
functional programming
C: 2001-05-15
at http://www.cs.nott.ac.uk/~gmh/faq.html or a style of programming that emphasizes evaluation of expressions rather than execution of commands
M: 2014-06-17
<reply>You'll get more out of Debian and *nix if you learn some of the fundamentals. Read the "Unix and Internet Fundamentals" HOWTO at http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Unix-and-Internet-Fundamentals-HOWTO/ Then, read the Debian Reference at https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debian-reference/
C: 2001-09-28
at http://www.fungible.com/fungimol
M: 2010-05-14
<reply>funionfs is a union filesystem implementation for <FUSE>. http://funionfs.apiou.org/?lng=en Removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #515955. Ask me about <unionfs>.
funky shit
C: 1970-01-01
at http://tool.dhs.org/~chucker/stuff/mp3/
M: 2003-08-22
Bug report #41459; xmms: xmms eats my memory and finds it tasty. http://members.lycos.co.uk/ukrock/individual_pages/various/argentina-1.jpg
M: 2004-11-08
<reply> -funroll-loops is a favorite compile time flag of the -O9999999 crowd. It's also an interesting collection of observations about the "compile everything with random CFLAGS" phenomenon which is sweeping the land, and which <Gentoo> is a prime example. See http://www.funroll-loops.info/
C: 2011-11-26
a <Gentoo> derivative started by Daniel Robbins. http://www.funtoo.org/ #funtoo on irc.freenode.net.
C: 2007-04-28
a rumour, or an erroneous or improbable story (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Furphy)
furrywolf's dirty hobby
C: 2005-05-22
M: 2001-05-27
http://further.sourceforge.net/, or a desktop replacement; kind of like a substitute for all the large crappiness of GNOME.
further help
C: 2004-09-20
<reply> If #debian can't help you with your problem, try asking again in a few hours when different people will be active. Other ports of call include the Debian mailing lists ( http://www.debian.org/MailingLists/ ) or your local LUG. Or even professional support - see http://www.debian.org/support
M: 2009-06-09
<reply>FUSE is a userspace filesystem framework, enabling mounting of various exotic filesystems like <ntfs-3g>, Samba shares, tar files, FTP sites etc. Included in the mainline Linux kernel since 2.6.14. For a FUSE filesystem list, see http://wiki.debian.org/FileSystem#FUSE_Filesystem . http://apps.sf.net/mediawiki/fuse/?title=FAQ http://fuse.sf.net/ ##fuse on irc.freenode.net.
future release names
C: 2005-06-14
<reply> the RMs decide the names of the future releases of Debian. See http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel/2004/01/msg00668.html for one list of future characters.
C: 2004-07-18
<reply> The F Virtual Window Manager (FVWM) is a fully ICCCM-compliant window manager. http://wiki.debian.org/Fvwm http://www.fvwm.org/
C: 1970-01-01
a module to configure the Linux kernel packet filtering firewall using higher level abstraction than rules on input, output and forward chains. It supports masquerading and accounting as /indev.insu.com/Fwctl/fwctl.html/well. - http://indev.insu.com/Fwctl/fwctl.html//indev.insu.com/Fwctl/fwctl.html
M: 2010-06-26
<reply>File eXchange Protocol (FXP) is a method of data transfer between two <FTP> servers. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File_eXchange_Protocol . Clients supporting FXP include <gftp>, <lftp> and <quftp>.
M: 2015-06-10
<reply>[g-i] The Debian graphical installer (based on X11) is available for the amd64, i386 and powerpc architectures. To launch on 64-bit and 32-bit PC systems, select "Graphical install" from the installer boot menu. See https://debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/ch05s01#graphical and https://debian.org/releases/stable/amd64/ch06s01#gtk-using for more information. See also <d-i>.
C: 1970-01-01
at http://lists.openprojects.net/mailman/listinfo/g200-dev
C: 2009-07-17
<reply>G4L is a hard disk and partition imaging and cloning tool. The created images are optionally compressed and transferred to an FTP server or cloned locally. Version 0.30 adds CIFS (Windows) on local menu, and MBR and EBR backup. http://g4l.sf.net/
M: 2002-11-19
ghost for unix, http://www.feyrer.de/g4u/
M: 2004-11-19
a kick ass processor that will outperform everything else out there, or 64 bit, or http://gallery.colofinder.net/albums/tech-funny/powerbook_g5.thumb.jpg
M: 2009-10-25
the GNU Fortran 77 compiler. The g77 package is no longer built as of gcc-defaults 1.67. There is no g77 dummy transitional package to gfortran in Lenny, see Debian bug #504592. See also http://wiki.debian.org/GfortranTransition for historical information.
C: 2007-05-30
a Fortran 95 compiler (http://g95.org/), not to be confused with GNU Fortran ('gfortran' package, http://gcc.gnu.org/fortran/). Unofficial packages for Etch are available from http://www.gfd-dennou.org/library/cc-env/g95/index.htm.en
C: 2007-03-25
an API for implementing USB devices that run Linux, see http://www.linux-usb.org/gadget/
galeon debs #del#
C: 2001-05-11
at http://galeon.ufies.org/galeon/APT
galeon real debian packages #del#
M: 2000-08-16
<reply> are available at http://thebucket.org/echo/projects.php3 (slow link). Requires Mozilla M17, or http://auric.debian.org/~tausq/debs/
C: 2014-09-06
M: 2010-01-30
<reply>Gallery is a web-based multi-user photo album, written in PHP. Packaged for Debian excluding Lenny. http://gallery.menalto.com/support #gallery on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2004-08-17
the first to really experience "hairache", or http://www.gc-linux.org/
M: 2007-01-31
<reply>[games] Some cool multiplayer games: koth, netris, <quake>, xevil, bzflag, <netrek>, the only piece of software that is allowed to be non-free, because they are more like an art form than a program, #gametome (irc.freenode.net) for newer games. http://c2.com/cgi/wiki?LinuxGames, http://www.mtp-target.org, jumpnbump, supertux, gtetrinet and pathogen, <nethack>, freeciv, dopewars, <uqm>, <scummvm>, http://icculus.org/lgfaq/gamelist.php
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.gsyc.inf.uc3m.es/~assman/gap/ (A new approach to distributed administration) or at http://www.halcyon.com/chaos/creation/gap.html
garbage collection
C: 2000-02-27
C: 2002-04-07
M: 2002-11-05
at http://www.gnome.org/~jdub/garnome/, or it's also a bad-ass, bleeding edge GNOME distribution for testers and tweakers everywhere. Those not paying attention can stay after class.
C: 2003-07-28
M: 2008-06-14
told ansong about gatos ([gatos] tv tuner software for ati tv tuners in unix at http://www.core.binghamton.edu/~insomnia/gatos/, or http://www.iivs.de/schwinde/buerger/tremmel/SUSE71toPBG3/), or spanish for cats... lots of cats
gay boy
C: 2003-05-02
M: 2005-08-01
A fresh new GUI builder for the GTK+ toolkit designed to be ultra easy to use: http://gazpacho.sicem.biz/ or see <glade>
M: 2005-12-04
Garbage Collection, or a software design where memory is harvested when it is not used, or someone that picks up trash and rides on the back of a big truck. Nintendo Gamecube, see http://www.gc-linux.org
M: 2014-06-19
<reply>The GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) is a compiler system supporting various programming languages. In order to change which version it should use, "export CC=gcc-$whatever", as /usr/bin symlinks (gcc, g++, et al) are not handled using Debian <alternatives>; see /usr/share/doc/gcc/README.Debian. See also <gcc-doc>. https://gcc.gnu.org/ #gcc on irc.oftc.net.
gcc transition
M: 2015-08-02
<reply>One of the biggest transitions ever undertaken in Debian: new versions of libstdc++/gcc require over 3000 source packages to be recompiled. Don't expect packages in sid to be installable; use testing instead. https://release.debian.org/transitions/html/libstdc++6.html (and if you didn't already know this, ask yourself if you should be using sid).
C: 2002-05-10
at http://sourceforge.net/projects/crossgcc/
C: 2002-05-10
at http://sourceforge.net/projects/crossgcc/
C: 2003-02-21
The GCC Developers and Users Conference, at http://www.gccsummit.org/
M: 2012-08-06
<reply>GCompris is a set of educational games aimed at small children. http://gcompris.net/ #gcompris on irc.freenode.net.
gconf2 #del#
C: 2003-09-03
<reply> "missing argument to `-exec'" see http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=208600&msg=5
C: 2000-09-15
<reply> http://figz.com/gdancer/files/gdancer-0.3.2.tar.gz http://figz.com/gdancer/
M: 2012-05-18
<reply>The GNU Debugger (GDB) is a source-level debugger, capable of breaking programs at any specific line. Works with C, C++, Fortran, Modula 2 and Java programs. http://www.gnu.org/software/gdb
M: 2010-12-07
<reply>GNU ddrescue (packaged for Debian as gddrescue) is a data recovery tool, which tries hard to extract data in the event of read errors. The basic operation of ddrescue is fully automatic; use of a logfile is necessary to resume a rescue. GNU ddrescue is a completely different and unrelated program to <dd_rescue>, sharing no development. http://www.gnu.org/software/ddrescue/ddrescue.html
M: 2010-01-20
a tool to install manually downloaded .deb packages. It is useful as it automatically resolves dependencies. aptitude install gdebi or aptitude install gdebi-kde. And/or aptitude install gdebi-core for the command-line utility. https://launchpad.net/gdebi
M: 2010-06-30
<reply>gDesklets is a system for bringing mini programs (desklets), such as weather forecasts, news tickers, system information displays, or music player controls, onto your desktop, where they are sitting there in a symbiotic relationship of eye candy and usefulness. The gdesklets-data package was removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #585377. http://www.gdesklets.de/
C: 2001-09-04
a hack to transparently add anti-aliased font support to gtk+-1.2. The bits can be found here: http://gdkxft.sourceforge.net/
M: 2010-05-02
<reply> <GNOME> Display Manager (GDM) is a <display manager> based on <xdm>, but with no original xdm code. Written with looks (and security) in mind. It uses ~/.gnomerc instead of ~/.xsession. http://wiki.debian.org/GDM http://projects.gnome.org/gdm #gdm on irc.gimp.org. Not to be confused with the General Purpose Mouse (GPM) interface, see <gpm>.
gdm root login
M: 2007-09-27
<reply> You don't need to log in to X to run graphical commands as root. You should use <sux> or <gksu> instead. (Also ask me about <root x> for other alternatives.) If you just can't be told, then ask me about <running x as root> and <gdm root login for idiots>, or see http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/showthread.php?t=350382 for why it is a BAD idea
gdm themes
C: 2005-09-25
<reply>Graphical Greeter Themes for the Gnome Display Manager can be found in the gdm-themes package or online at http://art.gnome.org/themes/gdm_greeter/ , http://www.gnome-look.org/index.php?xcontentmode=150 , http://www.customize.org/list/ggdm , or http://themes.freshmeat.net/browse/991/ see also http://www.jirka.org/gdm-documentation/x1259.html for reference material on Graphical Greeter Themes.
M: 2003-02-24
a nice display manager that supports themes and isbuilt on GTK2 libs. deb http://harshy.homelinux.org/files/debian/ ./
C: 2000-06-05
the Gnome Documentation Project at http://www.gnome.org/gdp/.
M: 2008-09-28
the rendering engine of mozilla, or http://developer.mozilla.org/en/Gecko
C: 2010-03-21
<reply>Gecko Media Player (packaged as gecko-mediaplayer) is a web browser plugin using GNOME Mplayer, providing embedded media playback. It replaces <mplayerplug-in> and is compatible with browsers using the NS4 API (e.g. Iceweasel, Iceape, Epiphany). http://sites.google.com/site/kdekorte2/gecko-mediaplayer
C: 1970-01-01
the GNU EDA Project, http://www.geda.seul.org/
C: 2004-08-09
a thought experiment - something which is great for thinking through theoretical problems but may or may not be any use in reality. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gedanken_experiment
M: 2010-01-04
the official text <editor> of the <GNOME> desktop environment. http://live.gnome.org/Gedit http://projects.gnome.org/gedit/ #gedit on irc.gnome.org.
C: 2002-10-05
at http://www.geekcode.com/
C: 2005-01-15
stand alone media player http://www.geexbox.org
gender test
C: 2001-03-01
general cli tutorial
M: 2010-03-23
<reply> http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Teaching/Unix/ http://linuxcommand.org http://www.gnu.org/software/coreutils/manual/html_node/ http://tldp.org/LDP/GNU-Linux-Tools-Summary/html/index.html http://bhami.com/rosetta.html
general sysadmin tutorial
C: 2008-11-23
C: 2000-03-05
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.5z.com/jirka/linux.html#genius (An arbitrary precision integer and multiple precision floatingpoint calculator) or something a guy named Cicero wrote about saying "Careful attention to small detail often proves superior to genius."
M: 2009-04-29
a total re-write of the bootsplash project see: http://dev.gentoo.org/~spock/projects/gensplash/, or now known as fbsplash: http://fbsplash.berlios.de/wiki/doku.php
M: 2013-11-13
<reply>Gentoo Linux (formerly Enoch Linux) is a ports-based Linux distribution for x86, PowerPC and Sparc64. Maybe akin to BSD. For a satirical take on it see http://www.debian.org/News/weekly/2003/44/ , http://bash.org/?464385 and ask me about <greenhouse>, <funroll-loops>. #gentoo on irc.freenode.net
gentoo syndrome
M: 2004-07-06
<reply>the uninformed desire to compile everything for your particular chip "for performance reasons" despite no good reason to believe that there will be any gain in performance. see http://www.funny-pics.net/images/1075223838.jpg
gentoo zelot
C: 2003-11-04
geo dns sources.list
M: 2011-01-22
<reply>To have <APT> automatically select a mirror geographically close to you, you can use a Geo-IP service from cdn.debian.net. This service works at the DNS level. An example line for your sources.list is "deb http://cdn.debian.net/debian/ wheezy main". See http://wiki.debian.org/DebianGeoMirror for more information. Don't use this with Google DNS or similar.
C: 2011-08-21
<reply>www.debian.org and security.debian.org use a GeoIP based DNS redirection system to help point you to your closest mirror. To see what view of the DNS you have, "dig -ttxt +short security.debian.org". See http://dsa.debian.org/dsablog/2009/06/Setting_up_GeoDNS_for_security.debian.org/ for more details of how this is implemented.
C: 2000-07-25
now known as NewDeal at http://www.newdealinc.com (but still commercial payware)
C: 2000-12-17
inavoeg [http://www.stuntsworld.cjb.net]
gerald holmes
C: 1970-01-01
<reply> http://www.freeyellow.com/members7/geraldholmes/ -- "If you like linus os you must not read any more of this pages and go away to some other site right now."
german kde book #del#
C: 2002-04-25
at http://www.kde.de/misc/kde-books.php
get #del#
M: 2003-05-13
search http://www.apt-get.org
get slack!
C: 2000-04-30
<reply> Get Slack Now! At http://www.subgenius.com
C: 2017-03-07
<reply> https://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-source.html#s-debianrules https://wiki.debian.org/onlyjob/get-orig-source https://wiki.debian.org/SandroTosi/Svn_get-orig-source
C: 1970-01-01
probaly the coolest Enlihgtenment site ever, it can be found at: http://krycek.wiktor.dk
C: 2009-11-05
<reply>GetDeb is a community project providing third-party packages _for Ubuntu_ and is not supported by #debian. http://www.getdeb.net/ These packages are NOT intended for Debian, and may break your system. Do NOT use them. If they do break your system, tough luck, you were warned.
M: 2010-07-07
a mail retrieval agent intended as a <fetchmail> replacement, implemented in Python. Packaged for Debian as getmail4. http://pyropus.ca/software/getmail/ . See also <mpop>.
getmail vs fetchmail
C: 2008-05-16
getntoo #del#
C: 2002-03-27
at http://www.gentoo.org/
getting debian
C: 2007-09-02
<reply> To get Debian, see http://www.debian.org/distrib/
getting started guide
C: 1970-01-01
<reply> The Installation and Getting Started Guide is at http://metalab.unc.edu/LDP/LDP/gs/gs.html
gf4 woody #del#
C: 2003-02-16
The nv (Free, non-accelerated) driver in X =< 4.1 does not support geforce4's, unfortunately. The nvidia (non-Free, accelerated) driver works with gf4's, even with X 4.1. You can either live with the vesa driver, get X4.2 for woody from http://people.debian.org/~blade/woody/, or use nvidia-kernel-src and nvidia-glx-src to build the non-Free drivers for your machine.
C: 1970-01-01
a GTK+ Firewall Control Center. It can control Linux firewall policies and rules based on ipchains. Requires Kernel 2.1.102 or higher, gtk toolkit 1.2.0 or higher, libipfwc (which is included in ipchains and this package). http://icarus.autostock.co.kr/
C: 2008-08-26
<reply>[gfdl] The GNU "Free" Documentation License, considered <non-free> by Debian in some cases. Read the discussion at http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2003/debian-legal-200309/msg00169.html and http://lists.debian.org/debian-legal/2003/debian-legal-200304/msg00246.html . See the position statement at http://people.debian.org/~srivasta/Position_Statement.html and resolution at http://www.debian.org/vote/2006/vote_001
C: 2003-03-31
M: 2003-12-01
ftp://muse.linuxmafia.org/pub/gShield/v2/gforward.pl...well, if that url doesn't work, try this one: http://www.mirrors.wiretapped.net/security/firewalls/gShield/v2/gforward.pl
M: 2010-06-21
<reply>The Global File System (GFS) allows multiple Linux machines to share storage devices over a network. http://sources.redhat.com/cluster/gfs/ #linux-cluster on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2003-03-13
<reply> move over, ws-ftp!, or http://bugs.debian.org/176188
C: 2009-09-15
a graphic boot loader extension introduced by SuSE (http://en.opensuse.org/Gfxboot). It is also the name of a userland utility to create boot logos used by this extension; ITP in Debian bug #465768.
C: 2000-07-07
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.ggi-project.org or General Graphics Interface, a UNIX graphics system capable of running on multiple targets such as X, svgalib, fbcon, and others
C: 2000-08-15
the Gnu Gaming Zone: http://ggz.sourceforge.net/
M: 2009-06-15
the Glasgow <Haskell> Compilation system, which is a compiler for Haskell98. Packaged as ghc6 for Squeeze, ghc for Wheezy. http://haskell.org/haskellwiki/GHC:FAQ http://haskell.org/ghc/ #ghc on irc.freenode.net.
C: 2015-01-28
for current information in Debian, see http://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2015-0235
C: 2000-01-30
a postscript processor, get it at http://www.cs.wisc.edu/~ghost/
M: 2004-11-09
2^30 or see http://physics.nist.gov/cuu/Units/binary.html
M: 2011-11-01
<reply>Gibraltar Firewall is a discontinued operating system <based on Debian>. It is not supported in #debian. http://www.gibraltar.at/
M: 2003-07-04
(Graphical Interface Format) Invented by CompuServe for efficient transmission of graphics. The format can only support 256 colors, or 8 bits. The newer revision, 89a, allows for multiple images in one file to simulate animation., or check out http://www.burnallgifs.org, or the PNG format (ask me about png) is designed to replace GIF, or to save gifs in gimp apt-get install gimp1.2-nonfree
C: 2006-05-24
GNOME is f*cked seven ways from Sunday, or http://linuxmafia.com/~karsten/gnome-is-fucked-seven-ways-from-sunday.txt
M: 2003-05-12
a very good giFT client. Get it at http://giftcurs.sf.net/, talk about it in #giFT on freenode. 'deb http://fnord.hemmet.chalmers.se/giftcurs unstable main'
C: 2001-04-25
gijbman #del#
C: 2000-10-18
Gnome Internet JunkBuster MANager [http://gijbman.sourceforge.net]
C: 1970-01-01
the Gnome Illustrator app, see http://www.levien.com/svg/ for more info.
M: 2012-02-23
<reply>GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a free software raster graphics editor. It is used for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring. http://www.gimp.org/docs/userfaq.html http://manual.gimp.org/ http://www.gimp.org/ #gimp-users and #gimp on irc.gimp.org. See also <gimp 2.8>.
gimp manual
C: 2002-06-10
<reply>A good manual to The Gimp is available at (duh) http://manual.gimp.org/
gimp1.1 #del#
C: 2000-05-31
unofficially at 'deb http://download.sourceforge.net/gimp-plug-ins/ ./'
C: 2009-11-12
<reply>Ging (Ging Is Not Ging) is a live CD based on Debian GNU/kFreeBSD. http://glibc-bsd.alioth.debian.org/ging/ #debian-kbsd on irc.oftc.net. See also <kfreebsd>.
C: 1970-01-01
the Gnome IP Subnet Calculator (It rocks) or get it at http://www.gnome.org
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.minet.net/giram/ (Giram is a modeller, written in GTK+) or on incoming
girl's guide to geek guys
M: 2005-08-11
M: 2013-04-15
<reply>Historically, "the girls" kept Debian's office running, dealing with packages, running the pool system, migrating packages to testing and various other tasks for the Debian distribution. See http://deb.li/iiykh for a list of scripts that were once in use; today they have been replaced by <dak> and <britney>.
M: 2011-10-19
<reply>Git is a distributed version control system created by Linus Torvalds, currently used to maintain the Linux kernel. http://wiki.debian.org/UsingGit http://cworth.org/hgbook-git/tour http://git-scm.com/ #git on irc.freenode.net. See also <movein>.
C: 2015-01-25
C: 2013-06-12
C: 2001-10-03
explained on http://www.nyip.net/~jkarin/give.html
M: 2007-06-22
<reply>Google Is Your Friend. http://google.com/
M: 2011-06-07
<reply>Gizmo5 (formerly Gizmo Project) is a discontinued <VoIP> communications network and associated client application. http://gizmo5.com/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gizmo5
M: 2011-10-07
<reply>GKrellM (GNU Krell Monitors) is a single process stack of system monitors based on GTK+. Use «apt-cache search gkrellm» to list packaged plugins. http://members.dslextreme.com/users/billw/gkrellm/FAQ.html http://gkrellm.net/
M: 2005-08-01
the Gtk+ GUI builder at http://glade.pn.org, or the company that does annoying "Glade plug-ins" commericals, or see <gazpacho>
C: 2001-02-11
at http://www.telegraph-road.org
M: 2009-05-23
<reply>glFTPd (GreyLine File Transfer Protocol Daemon) is a multi-platform FTP server. Not packaged for Debian. http://www.glftpd.dk/ #glftpd and #glhelp on irc.efnet.net. See also <ftpd>.
C: 1970-01-01
<reply> The GLib library of C routines. URL: http://www.gtk.org/
M: 2008-11-17
<reply>The GNU C Library (glibc) also known as libc6 in the Linux universe. glibc is the most fundamental piece of software on your machine, basically every piece of software you have installed other than your kernel depends on it, so upgrading it is essentially upgrading your entire system/debian release/version. http://www.gnu.org/software/libc/ . See also <eglibc>.
glibc patch #del#
C: 2002-10-30
a patch to possibly fix glibc if you're getting errors on __libc_wait is at http://don.falconne.eu.org/~falcon/glibc.diff -- but if you're just trying to get Java to work, upgrade to 1.4.1_01
M: 2011-05-09
<reply>Glide is a graphics library for <3dfx> Voodoo based cards. http://packages.qa.debian.org/glide http://glide.sf.net/
C: 2000-10-18
M: 2001-06-03
The Greater London Linux User Group, or at http://www.gllug.org.uk/. Greater Lansing Linux UsersGroup, or at http://www.gllug.org/
C: 2015-06-01
gluck comprise
C: 2006-07-13
<reply>it was discovered that gluck.debian.org which hosts many debian.org web services was recently compromised. other Debian servers are still locked down. see http://tinyurl.com/ks7x2 or for more information http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2006/07/msg00056.html
gluck compromise
M: 2006-07-16
it was discovered that gluck.debian.org which hosts http://www.debian.org and planet.debian.org was compromised through a local kernel exploit (http://lwn.net/Articles/190529/), please refer to http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2006/07/msg00003.html and http://lists.debian.org/debian-project/2006/07/msg00056.html
gluck down
C: 2005-04-05
"gluck (cvs, people, planet, etc.) downtime - ongoing raid problems" http://lists.debian.org/debian-devel-announce/2005/04/msg00006.html
gluck problems
C: 2005-04-04
M: 2010-08-27
<reply>GLX (OpenGL Extension to the X Window System) enables programs wanting to use <OpenGL> to do so, via a window provided by X Window System. http://web.archive.org/web/20080510115750/http://www.sgi.com/products/software/opensource/glx/
gm45 #del#
C: 2009-01-28
an Intel Mobile 4 Series graphics chipset, intentionally not configured to use the intel driver (during Lenny installation) by default. See http://bugs.debian.org/513080.
M: 2011-01-23
<reply>GmailFS is a hack to let your <Gmail> account be mounted as a local filesystem (http://richard.jones.name/google-hacks/gmail-filesystem/gmail-filesystem.html). Removed from Squeeze and Lenny to resolve bugs #540773 and #610035 respectively.
M: 2001-09-27
the GNU make, or http://ftp.gnu.org/pub/gnu/make/ or ln -s /usr/bin/make /usr/local/bin/gmake
M: 2010-09-01
<reply>Gmane is an e-mail to news gateway and message archive, providing access to many <mailing lists> via <NNTP> and web interfaces. http://www.gmane.org/ news://news.gmane.org/ To export archived content as a <mbox> file, see http://gmane.org/export.php .
M: 2013-05-05
<reply>The Gigabyte GN-WB32L is an 802.11n USB device (USB ID 1044:800d). It contains a Ralink RT3070 chipset; for device support, ask me about <rt2800usb>. http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3132
M: 2011-01-16
<reply>The Gigabyte GN-WI01GS "AirCruiser G Mini-PCI Adapter" is an 802.11g wireless LAN device (PCI ID 1814:0301). For device support on Debian systems, ask me about <rt61pci>. http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=985
M: 2001-02-28
the best napster client available.. There's a bug in gnapster 1.4.1a which might disc you from the official napster servers. Version 1.4.2 fixes this problem. http://jasta.gotlinux.org/programs.htm, or worse than lopster
M: 2010-02-16
<reply>Gnash is the GNU <Flash> movie player, developed from GPLFlash and part of the GNU project. The project aims to create a free software player and browser plugin. The browser plugins are packaged for Debian as browser-plugin-gnash (for Iceweasel/Firefox) and konqueror-plugin-gnash. http://www.gnu.org/software/gnash/ #gnash on irc.freenode.net.
C: 2014-03-03
<reply>gNewSense GNU/Linux is an operating system previously based on <Ubuntu>, now <based on debian> without most non-free software/firmware/binary-only blobs, but with <GFDL>-licensed documentation. It is not supported in #debian. http://www.gnewsense.org/ #gnewsense on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2011-03-06
<reply>Gngb is an emulator of the Nintendo GameBoy Classic and GameBoy Color. http://m.peponas.free.fr/gngb/ See also <mednafen>, <vba>.
M: 2004-10-22
a Faithful translation of the boardgame 'Settlers of Catan'. You can find it at http://gnocatan.sourceforge.net
C: 2003-07-09
an italian kind of pasta, see http://ketavet.dyndns.org/gnocchi-howto.txt for making details.
M: 2010-02-12
<reply>Gnokii is a suite of programs for communicating with mobile phones (supports Nokia, Symbian-based and all AT capable phones); serial, USB, <infrared> and bluetooth connections are supported. The virtual modem (gnokiid) is only necessary for old Nokia phones that don't expose the AT layer. http://wiki.gnokii.org/ http://gnokii.org/ #gnokii on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2010-02-06
<reply>GNOME is a Desktop Environment ("DE", so are <KDE> and <XFCE>) based on GTK+. To get or delete GNOME, ask me about <install gnome> or <remove gnome> respectively. See also <gnome status>. https://wiki.debian.org/Gnome http://www.gnome.org/ #debian-gnome on irc.debian.org. GNOME-related IRC channels: https://wiki.gnome.org/Community/GettingInTouch/IRC
gnome 2.16 #del#
C: 2006-11-24
gnome 2.4 #DEL#
M: 2003-11-04
NOT IN DEBIAN YET so quit asking already. give it a few weeks to hit unstable, probably, or deb http://apt.bxlug.be/ gnome2.4-sid/, or ask me about SIYH
gnome settings daemon #del#
C: 2004-05-27
gnome status
M: 2013-07-10
<reply>Status of GNOME 3.26 packaging can be found at http://www.0d.be/debian/debian-gnome-3.26-status.html
gnome-icon #del#
C: 2001-09-13
Find all your Gnome icon needs at http://gnome-icons.sourceforge.net/
gnome-icons #del#
C: 2001-09-13
Find all your Gnome icon needs at http://gnome-icons.sourceforge.net/
M: 2011-09-18
<reply>The GNOME Shell is the core user interface for the <GNOME> desktop as of version 3, replacing GNOME Panel. http://wiki.debian.org/GnomeShell http://live.gnome.org/GnomeShell/FAQ http://live.gnome.org/GnomeShell #gnome-shell on irc.gnome.org. See also <mutter>, <cinnamon>.
gnome2.8 #del#
M: 2004-11-19
<reply> Yes, it looks like gnome 2.8 will make it into sid before sarge releases. See http://lists.debian.org/debian-release/2004/11/msg00107.html for details. see http://oskuro.net/blog/freesoftware/gnome-2.8-unstable-2004-11-17-18-23-25
gnome26 #del#
C: 2004-03-27
Debian is pleased to announce that will release gnome 2.6 in 4 months! http://pkg-gnome.alioth.debian.org/package-status.html
gnomeicon #del#
C: 2001-09-13
Find all your Gnome icon needs at http://gnome-icons.sourceforge.net/
gnomeicons #del#
C: 2001-09-13
Find all your Gnome icon needs at http://gnome-icons.sourceforge.net/
M: 2006-02-14
a recursive acronym which stands for GNU's Not UNIX. The GNU project is dedicated to the creation of a 100% Free Software Operating System. http://www.gnu.org/ #gnu on irc.freenode.net.
gnu history
C: 2001-02-11
at http://slashdot.org/comments.pl?sid=01/02/11/016201&cid=6
gnu man pages
M: 2005-06-02
<reply> gnu man pages are utterly shit, and you can't fix them even if you try. For example, see http://bugs.debian.org/111578 or check the info system. pinfo has lynx keybindings, and the info pages are also readable from GNU Emacs. Neither of which excuses shipping horribly broken documentation.
gnu radio
C: 2017-02-05
'GNU Radio is a Free & Open-Source Toolkit for Software Radio' (see: http://gnuradio.org/)
gnu song
C: 2000-12-05
at http://www-jcr.lmh.ox.ac.uk/~roney/kidsongs.html#gnu
C: 2001-09-23
<reply>Variants of the GNU operating system, which use the kernel Linux, are now widely used; though these systems are often referred to as ``Linux'', they are more accurately called GNU/Linux systems. Please see http://www.gnu.org/gnu/linux-and-gnu.html for an explanation.
C: 2016-08-30
M: 2011-09-08
<reply>GnuCash is a cross-platform, free and open source accounting application. http://wiki.gnucash.org/wiki/FAQ http://www.gnucash.org/ #gnucash on irc.gimp.org.
C: 2003-01-09
<reply> woody debs for gnuchess can be found at http://rzlab.ucr.edu/debian/gnuchess_5.04-4_i386.deb
C: 2001-03-22
GNU Enterprise can be found at http://www.gnue.org it is an enterprise business application framework written in C and python.
C: 2006-04-18
C: 2002-08-18
M: 2009-10-12
<reply>gnuLinEx (formerly LinEx, GNU/LinEx) is a discontinued Spanish Linux distribution <based on Debian>. It is not supported in #debian. http://wiki.debian.org/Derivatives/Census/LinEx
C: 1970-01-01
a project to write new man pages for the GNU utilities and can be found at ftp://sunsite.unc.edu:/pub/Linux/docs/LDP/man-pages
M: 2010-08-23
<reply>Gnumeric is a spreadsheet application, part of the <GNOME> project. It has support for many file formats, including Microsoft Excel (.xls, .xlsx), OpenOffice.org XML and StarOffice (.ods, .sdx). User FAQ: http://projects.gnome.org/gnumeric/faq.shtml . http://projects.gnome.org/gnumeric/ #gnumeric on irc.gnome.org.
M: 2009-10-03
<reply>GNUnet is a free software framework for secure peer-to-peer networking, that does not use any centralized or otherwise trusted services. It is an official part of the GNU project. http://gnunet.org/ #gnunet on irc.freenode.net.
C: 2008-06-09
the GNU web hosting control panel. http://www.gnupanel.org/
M: 2013-09-12
<reply>gnuplot is a graphing and plotting program which has nothing to do directly with the GNU project - see http://gnuplot.sf.net/faq/faq.html [1.2] for the naming history. Ask me about <plotting>. #gnuplot on irc.freenode.net
C: 2002-07-27
http://www.ucc.ie/gnuplot/gnuplot-faq.html - and section 1.2 shows that gnuplot has NOTHING to do with the GNU project - the name was a comprimise.
C: 2016-12-10
at http://www.gnu.io/gnusocial
M: 2004-04-19
a cross-platform development environment based on OpenStep, going to be really awesome, if it ever gets finished, http://www.gnustep.org/, http://www.lefinnois.net/step-art/, http://www.linuks.mine.nu/gnustep/ (tarzeau the fanboy)
C: 2003-01-12
the new generation gnutella protocol, see http://www.gnutella2.com
C: 2000-09-17
this cool online comic at http://www.goats.com
M: 2004-12-10
really disgusting, or in ascii-art: (_@_) or (E@3) or (☛⍟☚), or goatse.cx is down :(, or given its own gallery at http://sam.zoy.org/fun/goatse/, or http://goat.cx
C: 2011-02-07
<reply>gobi-loader is a <firmware> loader for Qualcomm Gobi chipsets, packaged for Debian in <contrib>. The firmware itself is copyright Qualcomm and not redistributable, see (e.g.) C:\Program Files (x86)\QUALCOMM\Images\Lenovo on an existing Windows installation to acquire. file:///usr/share/doc/gobi-loader/README.Debian http://www.codon.org.uk/~mjg59/gobi_loader/
god ate dante's homework
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.futuresights.com/~gamh/
godwin's law
C: 2009-07-10
<reply>Godwin's Law: "As a Usenet discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.", see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin%27s_law
C: 2003-12-12
a clan from switzerland - see http://www.guardians.ch
C: 1970-01-01
a logic programming language and is at http://www.cs.bris.ac.uk/~bowers/goedel.html
M: 2000-12-08
a very fast MP3 encoder for x86-CPU, which is based on LAME ver 3.5xbeta and optimized by PEN@MarineCat, Keiichi SAKAI, URURI, kei and shigeo. Unmaintained by its Japanese author. http://homepage1.nifty.com/herumi/gogo_e.html
C: 2000-04-07
a great web frontend to an mp3 jukebox -- http://altern.org/mpnet/ -- requires a newer version of mpg123 than is in potato.
good encyclopedia
C: 2004-07-04
Wikipedia, which can be found at http://www.wikipedia.org/
C: 2006-01-13
at http://www.goodluck.com
M: 2009-04-09
<reply>Google is a search engine owned by Google Inc. whose mission statement is to "organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful." The largest search engine on the web, Google receives over 200 million queries each day through its various services. http://www.google.com/ See also <chromium>, <gmail>, <googledns>, <googleearth>, <googletalk>, <gsoc>, <gtalk>.
google first
C: 2003-03-05
google mirror
C: 2002-07-08
<reply> Google Mirror at: http://www.alltooflat.com/geeky/elgoog/
C: 2016-04-06
<reply>On multiarch amd64 systems, edit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/google-chrome.list and change "deb http://dl.google.com/..." to "deb [arch=amd64] http://dl.google.com/..."
M: 2010-07-24
<reply>Google Public DNS is a free Domain Name System resolution service. Uses the nameservers and http://code.google.com/speed/public-dns/ . See also <opendns>, <override dns>.
M: 2010-12-06
<reply>Google Earth is a proprietary geographic information program, which cannot be distributed by any third party. To build a Debian package of Google Earth: ask me about <contrib>, install the googleearth-package package and read /usr/share/doc/googleearth-package/README.Debian. http://earth.google.com/
C: 2007-04-25
C: 2002-04-11
C: 1970-01-01
10^10^100, or 10^googol, or 1 followed by a googol zeroes. or see http://public.logica.com/~stepneys/cyc/g/googol.htm
M: 2011-10-11
<reply>Gorm (Graphical Object Relationship Modeller) is a tool for building <GNUstep> user interfaces. Packaged for Debian as gorm.app. http://www.gnustep.org/experience/Gorm.html
C: 2008-04-08
<reply> gOS is a GNU/Linux distribution developed by Good OS LLC, based on <Ubuntu>. http://dev.thinkgos.com/ #gos on irc.freenode.net. See also <based on Debian>.
M: 2003-04-11
18/m from sydney- http://www.gpunix.dhs.org/ Galaxy Police ;)
M: 2009-07-20
<reply>Gpart is a tool to recover the primary partition table of PC-type disks. It can also restore the types, sizes and locations of deleted partitions. http://home.pages.de/~michab/gpart/ Not to be confused with <gparted>. See also <testdisk>.
M: 2009-06-09
<reply>GParted is the <GNOME> partition editor, which uses libparted (see <parted>) and other optional filesystem tools. Install the suggested ntfsprogs and dosfstools packages to enable <NTFS> and FAT16/32 support respectively. Consider a <debian-live> image and installing gparted (after boot) as an alternative to the GParted Live CD. http://gparted.sf.net/faq.php #gparted on irc.gnome.org.
gparted iso
C: 2017-02-26
live cd to manage partitions http://gparted.org/livecd.php
M: 2009-05-13
<reply>[gpg] GNU Privacy Guard (GnuPG, GPG) is free public-key encryption program, an alternative to <PGP>. Packaged for Debian as gnupg and gnupg2. http://gnupg.org/ #gnupg on irc.freenode.net.
gpg sign multiple files
C: 2003-11-09
http://lists.gnupg.org/pipermail/gnupg-users/2001-January/007597.html or http://www.gnupg.org/documentation/faqs.html#q4.13
M: 2011-01-26
<reply>[gpgpu] General-Purpose computing on Graphics Processing Units. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GPGPU
C: 1970-01-01
supports over 80 different digital cameras. Home is http://www.gphoto.org, and there is a debian package in potato.
gphoto faq
C: 2003-10-26
<reply> http://gphoto.sourceforge.net/doc/manual/FAQ.html
C: 2002-05-06
at http://www.gnupdate.org/components/gpkg/index.xml
M: 2001-05-01
about freedom whereas the BSD license allows people to take that away, or at http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html
gpl no,
C: 2000-06-29
http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html or at /usr/doc/copyright/GPL
gpl quiz
C: 2008-06-22
C: 2006-01-27
GPL3, or the newly PROPOSED draft of the GPL at http://gplv3.fsf.org/draft . Debian has already started the debate: http://trends.newsforge.com/trends/06/01/24/1710240.shtml
C: 2008-09-07
GPL version 3, often abbreviated GPLv3, http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl-3.0.html
M: 2010-05-02
<reply> gpm (General Purpose Mouse) is a package for use of the mouse in a Linux (text-only) console. Install it, then use left button to select text, middle or right button to paste. In some applications (such as elinks), you have to hold down Shift in order to cut or paste, otherwise the application itself interprets the mouse clicks. http://www.nico.schottelius.org/software/gpm/ #gpm on irc.freenode.net.
C: 1970-01-01
<reply> For help with GPM and X11 sharing a mouse, see the FAQ-O-Matic entry at http://www.debian.org/cgi-bin/fom?file=45
gprs modem
C: 2008-07-24
C: 2001-07-10
Global Positioning System; see http://www.phrack.org/show.php?p=55&a=14 for an introduction.
gps as ntpd source
C: 2014-01-04
<reply>To use a GPS receiver as a time source for ntpd, see http://www.rjsystems.nl/en/2100-ntpd-garmin-gps-18-lvc-gpsd.php
C: 2010-12-09
<reply>GPT (GUID Partition Table) is a disk partition format frequently used by firmware compliant with the Extensible Firmware Interface (<EFI>). util-linux's <fdisk> does not support GPT, ask me about <parted>. http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/linux/library/l-gpt/
C: 2002-12-25
M: 2008-11-06
Are you sure your question allows us to help you? Please read http://www.sabi.co.uk/Notes/linuxHelpAsk.html to understand how to ask a 'better' question.. Equatorial Guinea
C: 2004-07-07
see http://www.debian.org/vote/2004/vote_004
C: 2004-07-06
<reply> see http://www.debian.org/vote/2004/vote_004 and http://master.debian.org/~srivasta/gr_sarge_results.txt
M: 2013-09-11
<reply>Grace (formerly Xmgr) is a point-and-click tool that allows the user to draw X-Y plots. http://plasma-gate.weizmann.ac.il/Grace . Ask me about <plotting>.
M: 2005-07-30
<reply> it's grammar, dammit, unless you're talking about Kelsey. http://dictionary.reference.com/search?q=grammer
granite canyon #del#
C: 2000-09-15
public dns at http://www.granitecanyon.com
C: 2000-07-18
definately NOT at http://www.goatse.cx
C: 2001-07-29
hard to install in debian, although I managed to get it working with the following driver: http://www.pxh.de/fs/graphire/
C: 2010-03-21
<reply>Greasemonkey is a browser add-on for modifying the content/behavior of web sites via user-supplied JavaScript files. Packaged for Debian in iceweasel-greasemonkey and epiphany-extensions. http://wiki.greasespot.net/ http://www.greasespot.net/ #greasemonkey on irc.freenode.net.
great images for your desktop
C: 2000-03-31
<reply> are at at http://www.digitalblasphemy.com
M: 2010-04-08
<reply>grep (global / regular expression / print) is a command line text search utility. It searches one or more input files for lines containing a match to a specified pattern, printing the matching lines by default. http://www.gnu.org/software/grep/manual/ http://www.gnu.org/software/grep/ (GNU grep, egrep and fgrep) #grep on irc.freenode.net.
greycat linux
C: 2001-12-10
at http://www.greycatlinux.myweb.nl/
M: 2010-10-29
<reply>greylistd is a <greylisting> implementation for use with <Exim> 4. http://greylstd.cmeerw.org/ . See also <postgrey>.
M: 2006-10-19
<reply>Greylisting is a method of blocking significant amounts of spam at the mailserver level, without resorting to heavyweight statistical analysis or other heuristical (and error-prone) approaches. See http://projects.puremagic.com/greylisting/whitepaper.html and http://greylisting.org/ for more information. See also <postgrey>, <greylistd>.
M: 2009-07-18
<reply>Grip is a compatible but stripped-down version of Debian requiring only 32MB of disk space for a minimal install, see http://www.emdebian.org/grip/ . Also the name of an old GTK-based front-end for CD ripping; dead upstream, removed from Debian post-Lenny to resolve bug #515887. For alternatives, ask me about <asunder>, <mp3mesa>.
M: 2009-06-18
<reply> grml is a bootable CD (Live CD) originally <based on> Knoppix, now Debian. It includes a collection of GNU/Linux software especially for users of text tools and system administrators. It can be used as a rescue system, for analyzing systems/networks or as a working environment. http://grml.org/ #grml on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2001-03-13
http://foldoc.doc.ic.ac.uk/foldoc/foldoc.cgi?query=grok , or to understand something completely, to take it in and make it part of you so that you never forget it, need or consider it, as you simply *know* (grok) everything about it.
C: 2002-08-02
M: 2009-02-17
file:///usr/share/doc/base-passwd/users-and-groups.html . Ask me about <group> and <desktop groups>. See also http://www.debian.org/doc/debian-policy/ch-opersys.html#s9.2
M: 2009-04-18
<reply>Groupware is a term used to describe any form of software designed to allow a group of people to easily share ideas and data. Examples include Lotus Notes, Novell GroupWise, and Microsoft Exchange. For Groupware in Debian, see the list at http://wiki.debian.org/Groupware
M: 2010-03-31
<reply>growisofs is a program for burning DVD images, it can also create a data DVD on-the-fly. Packaged for Debian in dvd+rw-tools. http://fy.chalmers.se/~appro/linux/DVD+RW/ See also <wodim>.
M: 2016-03-14
<reply>Patch set to enhance Linux kernel security: ACL system/auditing/measures against common system exploits. In Debian as linux-patch-grsecurity2, see /usr/share/doc/linux-patch-grsecurity2/README.Debian to apply. Packaged as kernel for sid since 2016, search https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=linux-image%20grsec http://www.grsecurity.net #grsecurity on <oftc>, ##grsecurity on <freenode>
M: 2013-04-21
<reply>GNU GRUB 2 is a portable and powerful boot loader. Ask me about <grub config> and <grub default>. To reinstall, ask me about <fixmbr>. http://wiki.debian.org/Grub2 #grub on irc.freenode.net. See also <grub legacy>.
grub config
M: 2009-12-23
<reply> If all you want is to dual-boot Debian and Windows, just install the os-prober package and run update-grub. Otherwise, check /etc/default/grub, /etc/grub.d/* and http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/grub#Configuration
grub dvorak
M: 2009-04-25
<reply> Dvorak keymapping for <GRUB Legacy> is available from http://web.archive.org/web/20060927011728/http://www.dakotacom.net/~donut/programs/index_f.html#grubdvorak . Add the contents of 'grub-dvorak.lst' above any menu items in your /boot/grub/menu.lst file. Not compatible with <GRUB2> due to lack of setkey implementation.
grub fallback
C: 2007-04-24
<reply><GRUB> Legacy has a mechanism for setting up fallback kernels in case the default kernel doesn't boot for some reason. See http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/legacy/Booting-fallback-systems.html
grub floppy image
M: 2008-03-05
http://packages.debian.org/grub-disk, or http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/legacy/Creating-a-GRUB-boot-floppy.html, or ftp://alpha.gnu.org/gnu/grub/
grub howto #del#
C: 2004-08-01
grub legacy
M: 2013-04-21
<reply>GNU GRUB (GRand Unified Bootloader) 0.9x (aka GRUB Legacy) is a powerful boot loader which can boot many OSes and understands many filesystems. To install: «aptitude install grub-legacy grub-legacy-doc». To reinstall, ask me about <fixmbr>. To migrate from LILO, ask about <lilo->grub>. See also <grub legacy errors>, <grub2>, <supergrub>. http://wiki.debian.org/Grub
grub legacy errors
M: 2013-04-22
<reply>"GRUB error X" with <GRUB Legacy>? Go to http://www.gnu.org/software/grub/manual/legacy/Troubleshooting.html to find out what it means.
grub submenu
C: 2017-11-10
<reply>when you do the GRUB_DEFAULT variable, you don't just go in order 0,1,2 etc. you use the > to demark submenus: GRUB_DEFAULT="2>0" (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2/Submenus)
grub vs lilo
C: 2005-08-28
grub-menu-floppy #del#
C: 2003-10-28
a set of scripts which can be found at http://mirrorlynx.com/people/dan/grub-menu-floppy.tar.gz and is used to make a grub boot disc with a menu interface
C: 1970-01-01
The Linux Installation and Getting Started guide can be found at http://metalab.unc.edu/LDP/LDP/gs/gs.html
C: 2000-10-15
a heavy ion research center funded by the Federal Government of Germany and the state of Hesse. See http://www.gsi.de.
gsmbstatus #del#
C: 2001-10-28
A GTK+ frontend to the smbstatus command, supports disconnect users. Can be found at http://www.connection-net.de/linux/mg/
M: 2011-05-06
<reply>The GSPCA driver provides support for digital cameras and webcams, based on several USB bridge and image sensor chipsets. It is part of the Linux kernel since version 2.6.27. Supported devices: http://kernel.org/doc/Documentation/video4linux/gspca.txt . See also <uvcvideo>, <webcam>.
M: 2009-09-19
<reply>GStreamer is a multimedia framework finding widespread use in various applications like <rhythmbox>, <totem>, <parole> etc. It is configured with gstreamer-properties. gst123 is a GStreamer-based command line player. http://gstreamer.freedesktop.org/data/doc/gstreamer/head/faq/html/ http://www.gstreamer.net/ #gstreamer on irc.freenode.net. See also <w32codecs>, <lame>.
C: 1970-01-01
at http://gtetrinet.sourceforge.net/ (A clone of the game Tetrinet.) or a highly addicting waste of time
M: 2013-01-01
<reply>GTK+ (GIMP Tool Kit) is a cross-platform toolkit for creating graphical interfaces. GTK+ themes can be previewed and changed using the gtk-chtheme and gtk-theme-switch utilities. http://www.gtk.org/ #gtk+ on irc.gnome.org.
M: 2009-09-22
<reply>gtk-gnutella is a GTK+ <Gnutella> client for Unix systems, packaged for Debian. FAQ: http://gtk-gnutella.sf.net/en/?page=faq . http://gtk-gnutella.sf.net/ #gtk-gnutella on irc.freenode.net.
C: 2000-11-12
Gtk+ support and lisp bindings for XEmacs, at http://www.cs.indiana.edu/elisp/gui-xemacs/
C: 1970-01-01
a new Desktop Environment Project made purely with GTK. http://myrddincon.werb.org/projects/gtkde.php3
gtk2 vim
C: 2003-05-18
deb http://people.debian.org/~mmagallo/packages/vim/i386 ./
M: 2001-09-01
the gtk+ monopoly simulator, works with monopd; check out gtkmonop.sourceforge.net and sourceforge.net/projects/monopd, or deb http://odinnet.ath.cx/debian ./
M: 2010-01-02
<reply>gtkpod is an application for managing songs and playlists on an Apple <iPod>, packaged for Debian. http://gtkpod.wikispaces.com/FAQ http://www.gtkpod.org/ #gtkpod on irc.freenode.net.
C: 2010-07-15
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.accesscom.com/~edem/andrew/gtkwm/index.html
C: 2010-03-03
<reply>Guadalinex is a distribution promoted by the government of the Spanish province of Andalusia. It is either based on Debian or Ubuntu depending on which of their web pages you read, but as it's not Debian, it is not supported in #debian. See http://www.guadalinex.org/ or #guadalinex on irc.freenode.net for support. See also <based on debian>.
C: 2008-09-01
http://gubed.mccabe.nu/ - Gubed is a cross platform program to debug PHP scripts. It is not, as some people first believe, a PHP syntax checker. That is, it wont tell you where you forgot to put an ending bracket. It is rather a debugger to find logical errors, like 'why does this if-statement not occur' or 'why does that loop never end'.
C: 2000-07-26
hints for setting up vim, slrn and mutt at http://www.math.fu-berlin.de/~guckes/setup/
M: 2007-07-18
guess the release date
M: 2011-01-18
<reply>Guess the release date is a game you can play! Look at http://bugs.debian.org/release-critical/ and guess when the green line will reach 0.
C: 2015-05-26
M: 2006-04-27
(Graphical User Interface) Any system that uses graphics to represent the functions of a program. All Windows operating systems are GUI. or point-and-drool, double-click, drag-and-drop. Of course Real Programmers use the command line interface. Ask me about <cli>. See also http://unix.rulez.org/~calver/pictures/toolbarsarecool1.gif
C: 1970-01-01
at http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~infobot/infobot_guide.html
C: 2001-03-11
at http://cactus.rulez.org/projects/guikachu/
C: 2003-02-27
at http://www.free-soft.org/guitool/
C: 2001-12-28
the Canary Islands LUG (Spain): Grupo de Usuarios de LInux de Canarias: http://www.gulic.org
C: 1970-01-01
a project to put lots of books online, at http://www.gutenberg.net
M: 2005-10-06
C: 2001-04-10
GNOME-Weather, a useful panel applet that tells you the forecast for your city. http://gweather.dhs.org
M: 2010-06-07
<reply>Gwenview is an image viewer, part of the <KDE 4> graphics module. http://gwenview.sf.net/
C: 2000-10-16
a window manager written in OCaml, at http://pauillac.inria.fr/para/cdrom/prog/unix/efuns/eng.htm
C: 2012-01-09
<reply>The IOGear GWU625 "Compact Wireless-N USB Adapter" is an 802.11n device, containing a Realtek RTL8191SU chip. For device support on Debian systems, ask me about <rtl8192su> (squeeze) or <r8712u> (wheezy, squeeze-backports). http://www.iogear.com/product/GWU625/
C: 1970-01-01
the GNU Yellow Vector Editor, at http://www.maru.cs.ritsumei.ac.jp/~sanchan/gyve/
C: 1970-01-01
<reply> GNU compression utility (replacement for compress). URL: http://www.gnu.org/software/gzip/gzip.html
C: 2001-04-30
at http://my.ohio.voyager.net/~dionisio/fun/make-your-own-h-bomb.html
C: 2003-07-25
at http://www.deer-run.com/~hal/h2n/h2n
M: 2003-05-23
someone who just 0/\/|\|3|) j00R 455!!!!, or http://www.messengers-of-messiah.org/~csebold/emacs/h4x0r.el (h4x0r mode for emacs)
M: 2000-01-26
someone that hacks. See <hacking>, or an interesting essay can be found at http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/hacker-howto.html . Someone who plays with stuff, and figures things out just to satisfy his own idle curiosity.
hackerkey #del#
C: 2007-10-18
C: 2002-11-20
a funny comic about animals working at a computer company, at http://www.hackles.org
C: 2001-02-18
M: 2009-11-28
<reply> here in this channel / we write very bad haiku / readers all go mad | debian woody / stiffs out the competition / no pun intended. See also <symlink>. Haiku is also the name of an open source binary-compatible clone of the BeOS operating system. http://haiku-os.org/ #haiku on irc.freenode.net.
M: 2010-02-08
<reply>HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) is <freedesktop.org> project, which gives desktop software a programmatic way to examine present hardware and be notified of its changes. http://wiki.debian.org/hal http://wiki.debian.org/XStrikeForce/InputHotplugGuide http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/HalFAQ http://hal.freedesktop.org/ #hal on irc.freenode.net. Deprecated, see <devicekit> and http://wiki.debian.org/HALRemoval
C: 1970-01-01
a 1-floppy mini-distro, availible at http://home.sol.no/~okolaas/hal91.
half life
C: 2000-10-27
now playable in Linux under Wine. goto the Emulated Half-Life site http://eg4l.sourceforge.net/ehl/ for easy to use scripts to get it installed and running. also ask apt about half-life.
C: 2000-10-27
now playable in Linux under Wine. goto Linx Half-Life site at http://lhl.linuxgames.com/ for the HOWTOs, see also transgaming.com, also ask apt about half life
C: 2001-04-07
a cool game that runs under wine (quite nicely i might add). the howto is here http://lhl.linuxgames.com/
M: 2009-11-19
<reply> $who, the Halloween Documents are available at http://www.catb.org/~esr/halloween/
M: 2009-03-30
<reply>Hamm (Debian GNU/Linux 2.0) was released for i386 and m68k (first multi-arch release) on July 24, 1998. It is no longer supported. Get old hamm ISOs here: http://mirror.debianforum.de/debian-iso-archive/hamm/ http://wiki.debian.org/DebianHamm
M: 2010-03-12
<reply>HandBrake is a cross-platform, GPL-licensed multithreaded video transcoder. It is commonly used to convert media into formats suitable for playback on media centers and portable electronic devices. http://handbrake.fr/ #handbrake on irc.freenode.net. See also <dvd::rip>, <ogmrip>.
M: 2006-01-29
at http://www.handgranat.org, or a very nice place to hang out
M: 2005-08-03
:-), or http://www-i2.informatik.rwth-aachen.de/Software/Haskell/
happy hacker
M: 2003-01-17
a stripped down keyboard that works on multiple hardware platforms specifically designed for hacking with the CONTROL key finally back where it belongs. http://www.pfuca.com or probably inferior to an IBM Clicky Keyboard, or available at http://shop.store.yahoo.com/pfuca-store/. While inferior to a type M, a kinesis, they're still really nice.
hard drive upgrade
M: 2010-01-06
hard link
M: 2008-08-14
simply put a pointer to the contents of a file. Normal files have hard link count of 1, and when they are hard linked elsewhere the count is incremented. Thus, a file may have multiple names but the content is only stored once. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hard_link
hard linking directories
C: 2002-12-27
not possible on existing implementations of ln. See http://linux.umbc.edu/lug-mailing-list/2000-11/msg00106.html
hardware detection
C: 2005-02-22
at http://wiki.debian.org/HardwareAutodetection
M: 2007-08-19
(REPLY) an attempted to create a GPL'd implementation of the QT widget set. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harmony_toolkit
C: 2006-05-06
harry potter
M: 2003-06-18
the boy who lived. Books for download at http://mozcom.com/~enreyes/, or the devil
C: 2000-11-28
the #debian/opn site, if you want to be on it, send a pic or whatever to brusso@phys.hawaii.edu, it [will be] at http://hash-debian.leguin.org.uk
C: 20