Debian packaging for python2 and python3 at the same time

The problem The scenario was like this: Python code that provides a library and a binary The code is compatible with both Python v2 and v3 The requirements were: Generate a package with the library part for python v2 Generate a package with the library part for python v3 Generate a binary package with the …

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Installing package build dependencies from a .dsc file (Debian)

There are cases where one needs to install build-dependencies of a .dsc file in Debian. Apparently this is not as trivial as: The easiest way I’ve found so far is to use mk-build-deps (from the devscripts package): This godly script: Creates a psudo package that depends on the build-depends of the .dsc file Does a …

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Problems that went away when I switched from fglrx to opensource driver (radeon+kms+2.6.33)

For a long time ago, a computer connected to the Internet had an RV770 ATI card and used to use the proprietary fglrx driver. Yes… That was my pc… Then the latest fglrx (10.2) wasn’t compatible with the latest kernel (2.6.33) and that kernel supported Kernel Mode Setting (KMS) using the radeon driver. Debian also …

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