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KillerX
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 3:50 am    Post subject: [NEWS] July GMN Reply with quote

This thread is for discussion of the July issue of the Gentoo Monthly Newsletter. We hope you enjoyed reading it!

If you liked a certain article or felt that the GMN was published with something that we could do without, let us know. You can also put your comments and suggestions on how you think the next GMN should be.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the hard work that goes into th GMN every month
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very fine work. Good balance between overview and detail with easy to find links to get more info on topics of interest. The priority of topics going down the page is well laid out. You might consider including Abstracts for the GLEP's for many users like me that will have no clue till clicking on them to find out what they're about.

I'd love an article or series that collects and reviews links to 'How to bugs.gentoo.org for Gentoo Users' for intelligent, somewhat lazy, good-intentioned people who are pretty clueless about debugging and development. I'm confused by conflicting FAQ's and How-to's that assume development experience or seem more relevant to other projects than to gentoo. It would be great to have a handy collection of links to up-to-date guides like the Gentoo Sandbox Methodology And Troubleshooting document posted with Bugday info, how to strace, etc.

Thanks folks!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for an another great GMN!

currently translating Tips and Tricks for GMN-ja, but what do you guys suppose the sentence
Quote:
You can try to copy these vital files over (or you can just follow this guide), but manually install all of the programs Portage will want to install.
mean?

`sleuthkit` tarball? :?

thanks;
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thx for the GMN. One question though, is there a certain day that these GMN are posted? IE Last monday of the month etc.? Or is it random?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, killerX seeing the GWN remembering people to not use the installer from livecd, instead clearly asking them to use the handbook wouldn't be bad.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:18 pm    Post subject: What can I say but Reply with quote

Gentoo ROCKS!
Thanks, devs!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 4:30 pm    Post subject: Nice newsletter and thanks for the mention! Reply with quote

Ok, fine, so the Subject pretty much summed it up...

Thanks for the mention of Peel Fresco Music Lounge in the newsletter Anant et. al. One of the viewers that came in even noticed a mismatched quote that was throwing a link off too..

(it's fixed btw)

If you drop through HK, feel free to check out our setup - the box in the back is gentoo / xen, but I switched over to a 2.6.25 kernel to try to get the video capture card working for the live streaming (er.. that bug is still open ;) ), and of course, Open Source people get a discount on drinks.

Keep up the great software, and thanks!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

<3 wrote:
Thx for the GMN. One question though, is there a certain day that these GMN are posted? IE Last monday of the month etc.? Or is it random?


We aim for the 3rd monday of every month, but lately, tight schedules have pushed the dates around quite a bit.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You may want to advertise your Staffing Needs in the newsletter when new openings are posted or fulfilled. I learned about that page by accident. I do not think people that want to help Gentoo make sure to check it often. Maybe items from here should be advertised too.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:10 am    Post subject: Flag -t with emerge ? Reply with quote

Under the heading Gentoo News and 2008.0 Released! the emerge command is suggested with a -t flag (emerge -avtuD). I can not find the -t option in the man pages for emerge. Can anyone explain what -t does?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In short, it displays the set of packages to be installed as a tree derived from the dependency graph instead of as a list.

From the man page:
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--tree (-t)
Shows the dependency tree for the given target by indenting dependencies. This is only really useful in combination with --emptytree or --update and --deep.

In conjunction with the -v (--verbose) option it is useful for determining which packages are drawn into the dependency tree for what reason, without needing to consult the actual ebuilds.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:15 am    Post subject: debugfs undel is simpler than sleuthkit Reply with quote

debugfs's undel command seems like a lot less work than this sleuthkit method.

(debugfs is ext2/ext3 only, so the sleuthkit method is still useful for the other supported filesystems)
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