Archive for July, 2008
I’ve yet to comment on ICANN’s new plan for the internet’s so called “top level domain names” (.com, .net, etc’), and I think a very important future aspect of it was overlooked by most critics.
ICANN are planning to open up the process for adding new top level domains(1) to the point where anyone can request to register new top level domains – even in a non-latin script.
Many commenters agree that implementing this suggestion would cause an explosion in the available and used top level domains, and as a result also the number of actual domains registered, which can also be a bad thing – for example, domains named after common file extensions (Firefox.exe anyone?), for specific fringe interest groups or a top level domain per city (The .nyc domain for New York City seems to be the most coordinated).
No, I’m not going to compare DPKG and RPM (and definetly not APT and YUM/URPMI/RUG), but I use both (I use Ubuntu at home and on the laptop), and while I’m rather proficient with RPM, I often find myself dumbfounded as to how to do a specific action with DPKG.
Fortunately I’ve found this nice reference that compares DPKG and RPM command line switches. It does provide some of the things that I need to do with my package manager. Unfortunately, some of the more advanced functions (specifically queries) I need are not covered there.
So does anyone know how to to do, using dpkg:
rpm -qf <path to file> – Check to which package a given file belongs. This is very important operation when you are trying to troubleshoot something.
rpm -q --scripts <package> – List what scripts have run or will be run when a package was installed or will be removed. This is important for figuring out what mess a specific package have rendered on your system. with
-qp instead, this can be used to examine what mess a specific uninstalled packge will render on your system when it will be installed
rpm -q --provides <package> (and other capabilities and dependencies stuff) is required to figure out what package depends on what and why.
Specifically the first I really need as I constantly use this. any comments are welcome, of course 🙂
למי שלא שמע, ג’ורג’ לוקאס עומד להוציא סרט מלחמת הכוכבים חדש: Star Wars: Clone Wars, וזה יהיה סרט מצויר. רגע, לא כבר ראינו Star Wars: Clone Wars מצויר פעם ? כן – סדרת הקצרצרונים של טראטקובסקי ב-Cartoon Network (שגם משודרת ב-Toonami).
- שנכון שהיו להם כמה הברקות מד”ב כמו הרכישה של Babylon 5 בזמנו, אבל עם כל הכבוד, TNT הם לא הערוץ שהייתי מצפה להפיץ בו סדרת מד”ב מצוירת [↩]
I kind of collect desktop wallpapers – I have a lot of those, several thousands(1). It is a bit ridiculous as I mostly use maximized windows all the time so if not for the fact that in work I live on the console and I have a transparent terminal, I would rarely see my desktop wallpaper.
That being said, with a wallpaper collection, you want a software to manage it and cycle your desktop through the wallpapers. KDE has this function built it – just go to configure your wallpaper and select a directory of wallpapers, choose whether you want to cycle through the images sequentially or randomly, the delay and your done.
Not so in GNOME – simplicity for simplicity’s sake (more…)
- mostly anime and video games fan made as well as promotional walls, a lot of hobby photographs – mine and other people’s, and a few more professionally made art [↩]