I helped Robbster out on #clug today, building php4 for feisty (it’s been dropped after edgy, in favour of php5). If you want to install it, don’t care about security holes, and want to use the debs I created, add this line to your apt sources list, and go wild:
If on the other hand you want to know how to do it (so when the next PHP security hole appears tomorrow, you can build the latest version yourself), read on:
I’ve never used pbuilder before, so it was fun:
/etc/pbuilderrc to point to your closest mirror, and uncomment the
COMPONENTSline (so that you get universe included)
Now pbuilder is ready for work. Get the latest sources from debian (Download those 3 files at the end, dsc, orig.tar.gz and diff)
Sit back and watch…
When it’s done, you probably want to create a trivial repository of your debs:
Then add this to your
Wohoo. Remember to watch out for those security holes…
Seeing as I carry around a vast array of equipment, in my massive, 10Ton backpack, I normally have a 3G card at hand. If I’m visiting someone who doesn’t have broadband themselves, or I’m sitting in a Coffee Shop with other laptop-lugging friends I might want to share my 3G connection with friends, via WiFi. (assuming I have a data bundle that month, or they understand the horrific 3G data pricing)
I wrote a little script to make this easy
dnsmasq.confcontains only the line
My Acer Ferrari 4005’s battery is on it’s way out. From around 3hrs when new, it’s down to 20 mins, at the lowest screen brightness.
I’m even getting error messages from gnome-power-manager, telling me it doesn’t even think my battery’s capacity is valid :-)
/me is getting tempted to replace it with a MacBook (but don’t tell it that)
I spent a morning trying to debug my LTSP server, which wasn’t booting after it’s feisty upgrade.
I assume it was something to do with RAID & LVM on the root initially, but after I got through that, it still wouldn’t boot.
Aah, but the recovery option worked
Ok, so maybe it’s something with usplash, restart and boot without
quiet but with
Eventually I found that it just needed a few extra seconds of spin-time in the grub screen (increase
timeout to 10), and now it works.
I’ve touched up the CLUG wiki GPRS/3G page today. It’s now a complete dump of my knowledge on the subject - a page I wish had existed when I started mucking with mobile data.
Now I’m just waiting for the 3G card that I bought on eBay to turn up, so I can get a slightly more usable connection than asthmatic GPRS when I’m on the run.