Manually upgrading horde3 on debian

Posted by coldtobi | 19 Feb, 2009, 00:15 Debian is currently in freeze. (As finishing this, debian just released Lenny!) As a consequence many packages are quite outdated.

For example, the horde framework I use on my NAS is quite old and misses some features I'd like to have.

However, there are some pitfalls when using the debian version and trying to update with the upstream version, as the "debian way" stores some files at different locations, which is ok.
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Happy Holidays!

Posted by coldtobi | 24 Dec, 2008, 15:01

I wish you and all your freinds, family, etc...  a wonderful christmas.

Enjoy the holidays!

coldtobi

 

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Seamless integration Google Search into Lifetype (Part 4)

Posted by coldtobi | 24 Aug, 2008, 15:35

Last but not least, I'll complete this how-to series.

Up-to-now we have prepared Lifetype to integrate google search as primary blog search engine.

For the ones just finding them on the last part, here is a list for the others:

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Seamless integration Google Search into Lifetype (Part 3)

Posted by coldtobi | 15 Aug, 2008, 20:47

This is the third part of the integration how-to. As an exercise, you can use the google search integrated in this blog to find the others. Just kidding, here is the list:

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Thecus N2100: Testing a new kernel. Or the Installer. Or Revert. Or Recover.

Posted by coldtobi | 15 Aug, 2008, 10:09

Because of personal experience, it is good to test a kernel prior flashing it: It ould happen, that the Thecus won't boot with a new kernel. I learned this the hard way.

But how to test it? The trick is, to the kernel into RAM and execute it from there.
This howto will show all the steps necessary to testdrive a kernel.

By the way, these instructions are also good for other uses: For example,

  • if you need a recovery/rescue system, (the debian installer is fine for that purpose.)

  • if you prefer to run the debian installer from RAM, (for tests, or if you don't wan't to reflash your current firmware)
  • if you want to uninstall debian and revert to the original firmware.
  • have a backup-kernel handy. ("Known-Good-Kernel")

Best of all, this is done completely in RAM. So just "pull the plug" to revert to the old state.

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Seamless integration Google Search into Lifetype (Part 2)

Posted by coldtobi | 18 Jul, 2008, 22:34

This is the second part of the "seamless integration of Google Search into lifetype". To help you navigating, here are the links to oher parts: 

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Seamless integration Google Search into Lifetype (Part 1)

Posted by coldtobi | 16 Jul, 2008, 17:43 Some weeks ago, I integrated the Google Search into the blogging platform on this site. At this time I already planned to do a "how to", as this might be also interesting for others. Seamless integration means, that the search results are embedded in the look and feel of the blog: It should use the same templates and also present the search results matching to the design of the blog.

Of course, you don't want to maintain different template system, so best the search engine will use exactly the same template files also used for the rest of the blog.

Overview:
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