Thursday, September 15, 2005

Nearly There

Woohoo! Only one week and I'm in Calgary! I can't wait! I like exclamation marks!

I haven't had much chance to play with KDE or SUSE recently - too much time working and preparing to leave the country. I found time to install SUSE 10 RC1 OSS on my desktop machine, which didn't work properly, but then changed its mind and works really nicely now. I'll almost definitely be upgrading my laptop to v10 when it's released.

Sometimes I look through the KDE bug list and close bugs which aren't in the latest release of KDE with WORKSFORME (although I've not closed many). 'Am I right to do this?' I wonder to myself, hoping someone on the planet might know.

Thursday, September 01, 2005

Delta ISOs on SuSE 9.2

I'm downloading the openSUSE beta4 delta ISOs, but I'm using SuSE 9.2 which doesn't have applydeltaiso in the deltarpm package. If you're in that situation too, here's what to do: Just download the SuSE 9.3 version of deltarpm from, and install it instead. Or, if you don't want to risk messing up your nice 9.2 system with odd packages from 9.3, install it like this: 'sudo rpm -ivh --relocate /=/home/james/opt/93stuff/ deltarpm-2.2-3.i586.rpm' (with the path changed for your system of course), and then copy /home/james/opt/93stuff/usr/bin/applydeltaiso to somewhere nice (/usr/local/bin sounds sensible, although I used /home/james/opt/bin) and it should all work. It may also work on non-SuSE systems. Who knows? Anyway, it should save a bit of bandwidth, and hopefully I'll actually find time to install this beta.