Episode-003

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-FiftyoneFifty talks about how he fixed his display manager issues after a recent Debian Sid dist-upgrade.

-chattr gives an update of his RockBox and some recent troubles. Plus, apt-get or aptitude: in debian, while the advice used to be ‘use aptitude or use apt-get but don’t switch back and forth’ that’s no longer the case: you can use both. apt-get-or-aptitude-pick-the-right-debian-package-manager-for-you. Hertzog is one of the maintainers of dpkg in debian: Packages overview for Raphaël Hertzog which lends his view great weight, imo.

Log files: aptitude writes /var/log/aptitude (yes, no filename extension) and /var/log/dpkg.log and /var/log/apt/term.log and /var/log/apt/history.log

apt-listchanges and apt-listbugs: these are scripts which run after apt-get install or aptitude install downloads the .deb files: apt-listchanges can compare a new version of a package with the one currently installed and show what has been changed, by extracting the relevant entries from the Debian changelog and NEWS files. apt-listbugs lists critical (chattr was mistaken when he said severe, grave and important) bug reports from the Debian Bug Tracking System. It runs after downloading the .deb files to see if an upgrade or installation is known to be unsafe

-Listener feedback gives us a good tip on how to fix clicking wheel troubles for Sansa e260 devices.

http://forums.rockbox.org/index.php?topic=14064.945

http://www.anythingbutipod.com/forum/showthread.php?t=29155

-Honkeymagoo gives us a quick look at fstab and how he mounted a USB drive to his server.

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/fstab