How to create deb package – part 2

Debian packaging is much more than just adding dependencies. It could be quite complex and challenging to learn but I guarantee that it will be very beneficail.

In this example, I would like to use dh_make to create blank Debian packaging templates. This contains basic template to use pre/post scripts, configuration which is very easy to start. However, this template assumes that you have source to build for the package but the example assumes that there is no source. Continue reading “How to create deb package – part 2”

Dell XPS 600 Motherboard Burned

I got this great machine (Dell XPS 600) in 2005 and have been very happy with it except VT option in BIOS.  I have had it turned on all the time since it was running a VM for serving some web content.  However, a few weeks ago, I heard a small explosion from the inside of the computer and a little bit of smell.  And then it would not boot indicating some POST error from BIOS.

I opened up the case and it was very obviously that its motherboard was burned.  It has been constantly used since it ran as a server and stuff; however, it was never heavily used – I do not play games and did not overclock it (they kind of go together I guess).  I guess it may be affected by Capacitor Plague

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