Michal Čihař - Blog Archives for English

Finally solution for automatic purge

I was wondering why aptitude doesn't automatically purge not needed packages and keeps tons of configs I don't need on my disk. If I'd read documentation, I'd have fount out is sooner, but it has to came to me through random post to debian-devel about apt-findremovable.

The solution is simple:

echo 'Aptitude::Purge-Unused "true";' >> /etc/apt/apt.conf

Google AdSense offers money transfer?

I haven't seen this announced anywhere, but I was able to enter by bank account in Google AdSense settings and it semed to proceed fine. I'll see if test payment will go throught and then I can finally get rid of expesive checks Google used to send me before.

Yet another dunc?

It seems that Dunc-Tank is not enough, now we have also Dunc-Bank. I didn't much get idea behind Tank and how it is supposed to improve anything. In contrast to that Bank has clearly defined target and even described way to achieve that. Hopefully they don't manage to delay release much :-).

BTW: What comes next? Dunc-Gang?

Various download formats

For quite a long time phpMyAmin provided downloads in zip, tar.bz2 and tar.gz formats. As time went and project grow up, files were larger and larger.

Recently we finally decided to make change in that. We provide several stripped down versions and better compression, so that you can freely decide whether you want to download 761 KiB English only version compressed with 7zip or full bloated 3573 KiB version compressed by regullar zip. You can see all other variants in between on SourceForge Files section.

Community website

I'm considering about creating community site in Czech language for phpMyAdmin. However I don't want to build yet another custom CMS for that and would rather use something already written. Based on languages I know I prefer solution in PHP or Python. Current considerations count Plone, Joomla! and WordPress.

I worked with Plone/Zope some time ago and it worked quite well, but maybe I could try something else?

How to fix notebook?

As I wrote some time ago, my notebook started to crash randomly. I was affraid that I will have to buy new disk or even whole notebook. But the fix was quite less expensive: To disassemble it and use vacuum cleaner. Since that everything works like a charm :-).

Nanoblogger package is mine

Thanks to Andreas Metzler who kidnly offered sponsoring for me, updated nanoblogger package (which fixes all bugs reported in debian BTS) will be in archives on next dinstall run (tommorow).

As this is RC version, there might still be some problems, but it should be better than previous version in archives.