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Links 29/04/2023: Debian 11.7 and Wine 8.7 Released

  • GNU/Linux

    • Audiocasts/Shows

      • Jupiter BroadcastingLinux Action News 290

        What we know about the Red Hat layoffs, highlights of Linux 6.3, and Canonical's bold claim in Ubuntu 23.04.

      • Going LinuxGoing Linux #439 €· Listener Feedback

        Listener suggestions for Synology, ad blockers, and Bill’s boot issues. Troy needs a recommendation for a dual-boot gaming laptop.

        Episode Time Stamps
        00:00 Going Linux #439 €· Listener Feedback
        02:13 Troy: Needs a new computer
        13:05 George: For Liam's Synology issues
        16:40 Avait: Pihole ad blocker
        19:23 David: ChatGPT
        29:45 George: Bill's boot problem
        35:23 Rick: Ubuntu MATE install fail
        43:24,, +1-904-468-7889, @goinglinux, feedback, listen, subscribe
        44:28 End

      • HackadayHackaday Podcast 216: FETs, Fax, And Electrochemical Fab

        In this week’s podcast, non-brothers Elliot Williams and Al Williams talk about our favorite hacks of the week. Elliot’s got analog on the brain, courtesy of the ongoing Op Amp Contest, and Al is all about the retrocomputers, from a thrift-store treasure to an old, but still incredibly serviceable, voice synthesizer. Both agree that they love clever uses of mechanical parts and that nobody should fear the FET.

    • Kernel Space

      • [Corrected URL] Tom's HardwareLinux to Support Firewire Until 2029

        Linux is now the final operating system to continue supporting Firewire. Maintainer Takashi Sakamoto has stepped in to support the ancient connectivity standard for the next 6 years.

      • Barry KaulerOverlayFS is still pathetic

        EasyOS, Quirky and before that, Puppy Linux, all use aufs union-filesystem. Though, some recent experimental releases of Puppy are using overlayfs.

        Back in 2003, Puppy used unionfs, and circa 2006 migrated to aufs -- rough date estimates, I'm not really sure.

        The developer of aufs tried to get it mainlined in the kernel; however, met with opposition, and some kernel developers created overlayfs that was in the kernel right from the start.

        Over the years I have tested overlayfs, like about every few years, but always found show-stopper problems.

      • CollaboraAdding bootloader support for USB 2.0 Host for Radxa ROCK 5B RK3588

        The beauty of Open Source is that we can reuse code written by many other people, keep their authorship, and credit them for their work, without needing to reinvent anything!

    • Applications

    • Instructionals/Technical

      • Trend OceansHow to Install MySQL Server and Client Properly on Linux

        To install MySQL server on your Linux machine, follow this article step-by-step, which provides you with clear instructions on how to download and install MySQL as well as how to configure and secure it.>

      • TecMintHow to Fix “-bash: sudo: command not found” in Linux

        Have you ever tried to run a Linux command using sudo only to see the warning “sudo command not found” splashed on your terminal?

      • CloudbookletHow to Install Python on Ubuntu 22.04?

        Learn how to install Python on Ubuntu 22.04, the latest version of the Ubuntu operating system. Follow our step-by-step guide to get started with Python programming on Ubuntu.

      • FOSSLinuxHow to enable data collecting for ‘sar -u’ on Linux

        The sysstat utility is a powerful tool for monitoring system performance on Ubuntu and other Linux distributions. However, you may encounter an error when running 'sar -u', indicating that data collecting is not enabled.

      • Linux CapableHow to Install GitHub Desktop on openSUSE Leap | Tumbleweed [Ed: Microsoft's proprietary lock-in; the community must do anything possible to eradicate GitHub, not coexist with Microsoft's monopoly]

        GitHub Desktop is a powerful and user-friendly graphical interface that enables developers and teams to manage Git repositories with ease. Designed by GitHub, this application streamlines the process of working with Git repositories, simplifying common tasks like branching, committing, and merging.

      • ID RootHow To Install Apache on Fedora 38

        In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Apache on Fedora 38. Are you ready to learn how to install Apache on Fedora 38? Apache is a powerful open-source web server that has been widely used for web hosting for many years.

      • It's UbuntuMultiple Ways To Rename Multiple Files At Once In Linux

        There are multiple ways to rename multiple files at once in Linux based operating system.

      • UNIX CopHow to install Kubernetes on Rocky Linux 9

        In this post, you will learn how to install Kubernetes on Rocky Linux 9. Kubernetes is a portable and extensible open-source platform for managing workloads and services. Kubernetes makes it easy to automate and declarative configuration.

      • ID RootHow To Install VirtualBox on Rocky Linux 9

        In this tutorial, we will show you how to install VirtualBox on Rocky Linux 9. Are you ready to unleash the power of multiple operating systems on your Linux machine? With VirtualBox, you can easily run different operating systems on your machine without the need for additional hardware.

      • KifarunixKubernetes Architecture: A High-level Overview of Kubernetes Cluster Components

        In this blog post, we will describe Kubernetes Architecture: a high-level overview of Kubernetes cluster components. Organizations are continually adopting cloud-native technologies with containerization becoming the de facto way of packaging and deploying applications. However, managing large scale number of containers can be challenging and thus, this is where Kubernetes comes in.

      • FOSSLinuxA beginner’s guide to creating Linux services with systemd

        Systemd has become the default init system for most Linux distributions, providing an efficient way to manage services and their dependencies. Creating a custom Linux service using systemd allows you to control the behavior and execution of your applications or scripts.

      • FOSSLinuxA step-by-step guide to installing GIMP on Ubuntu

        GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is a popular, open-source image editing software that offers a wide range of tools and features similar to those found in premium applications like Adobe Photoshop. Installing GIMP on Ubuntu is a straightforward process, and in this guide, we'll show you exactly how to do it.

      • FOSSLinuxBuilding the perfect development workspace in Pop!_OS

        Pop!_OS, a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu, has been gaining popularity among developers due to its sleek design and user-friendly features. Setting up a development environment in Pop!_OS is a breeze, thanks to its robust package management system and compatibility with a wide range of development tools.

      • FOSSLinuxFix: ‘Unable to Locate Package’ Error in Ubuntu and Debian

        While using Ubuntu or Debian, you may encounter the 'Unable to Locate Package' error during package installation. This error is often caused by missing or outdated package information, which prevents the system from finding the desired package.

    • WINE or Emulation

      • WINE Project (Official)WineHQ - Wine Announcement - The Wine development release 8.7 is now available.
        The Wine development release 8.7 is now available.

        What's new in this release: - DXBC shader parsing delegated to vkd3d. - More spool file improvements in the PostScript driver. - Various bug fixes.

        The source is available at:

        Binary packages for various distributions will be available from:

        You will find documentation on

        You can also get the current source directly from the git repository. Check for details.

        Wine is available thanks to the work of many people. See the file AUTHORS in the distribution for the complete list.
    • Games

    • Desktop Environments/WMs

  • Distributions and Operating Systems

    • SUSE/OpenSUSE

      • Dominique LeuenbergeropenSUSE Tumbleweed – Review of the week 2023/17

        Dear Tumbleweed users and hackers,

        This week, Tumbleweed ‘only’ delivered 5 snapshots. Snapshot 0423 was tested in openQA when 0424 finished the building way faster than expected. As usual: nothing was lost and the delay added to get the goodies from 0423 was just a few hours.

        The five snapshots (0421, 0422, 0424, 0425, and 0426) brought you these updates:

        • ffmpeg 4.4.4 and ffmpeg 5.1.3
        • grep 3.10
        • libxml 2.10.4
        • pam
        • Mozilla Firefox 112.0.1
        • Linux kernel 6.2.12
        • GNOME 44.1 (mutter and gnome-shell will follow over the weekend)
        • KDE Gear 23.04.0
        • Qt 5.15.9
        • llvm 16.0.2
        • Rust 1.69
        • GCC 13RC3
    • Fedora Family / IBM

      • Remi ColletRemi Collet: ImageMagick and imagick extension

        RPM of the latest versions of ImageMagick library are available in remi repository for Fedora and Enterprise Linux (RHEL, Alma, CentOS, Rocky, and other clones).

        I've built these packages to get all the new features of imagick extension, installed by php-pecl-imagick-im7 (or php-pecl-imagick-im6) package and run local CI.

      • Fedora ProjectFedora Community Blog: Friday’s Fedora Facts: 2023-17

        Here’s your weekly Fedora report. Read what happened this week and what’s coming up. Your contributions are welcome (see the end of the post)!

        I have weekly office hours most Wednesdays in the morning and afternoon (US/Eastern time). Drop by if you have any questions or comments about the schedule, Changes, elections, or anything else. See the upcoming meetings for more information.

      • Remi ColletRemi Collet: PHP version 8.1.19RC1 and 8.2.6RC1

        Release Candidate versions are available in testing repository for Fedora and Enterprise Linux (RHEL / CentOS / Alma / Rocky and other clones) to allow more people to test them. They are available as Software Collections, for a parallel installation, perfect solution for such tests, and also as base packages.

      • Jon Chiappetta: Socks-like Proxy + VPN-like Tunnel [2-in-1 Experiment]

        For my current home network setup, I have a Mac Mini that is connecting to a Linux server with OpenVPN (backup) & WireGuard (primary). Due to some MTU issues with WG, I have also setup nginx as a socks-like transparent proxy which handles the connections on behalf of the client (so the server side can keep the internal MTU matching with the client as well as forcing a defragmentation of the packets before they enter the VPN tunnel).

    • Debian Family

      • LinuxiacThe Upcoming Debian 12 (Bookworm) Got a Release Date
        Debian is among the world’s most popular and widely used Linux distributions. Known for its stability, security, and open-source nature, Debian has been a go-to choice for developers, system administrators, and enthusiasts alike.

        From this point of view, the release of the upcoming Debian 12 (Bookworm) is highly anticipated by the Linux community, as it brings many new features, bug fixes, and security enhancements.

      • DebianUpdated Debian 11: 11.7 released

        The Debian project is pleased to announce the seventh update of its stable distribution Debian 11 (codename "bullseye"). This point release mainly adds corrections for security issues, along with a few adjustments for serious problems. Security advisories have already been published separately and are referenced where available.

        Please note that the point release does not constitute a new version of Debian 11 but only updates some of the packages included. There is no need to throw away old "bullseye" media. After installation, packages can be upgraded to the current versions using an up-to-date Debian mirror.

        Those who frequently install updates from won't have to update many packages, and most such updates are included in the point release.

        New installation images will be available soon at the regular locations.

        Upgrading an existing installation to this revision can be achieved by pointing the package management system at one of Debian's many HTTP mirrors. A comprehensive list of mirrors is available at...

      • Back in Cambridge - Debian point release for Debian Bullseye due this weekend - 11.7
      • Debian Bullseye 11.7 release weekend 202304291215UTC
      • Debian Disguised Work: Paul Tagliamonte & Debian Outreachy OPW dating

        Outreachy was formerly known as Outreach Program for Women (OPW).

        Here we have a discussion from the debian-private (leaked) gossip network about one of the candidates.

        We frequently discuss keysigning on public mailing lists. Why did Tagliamonte have this discussion on debian-private? Coincidentally, why are there so few women on debian-private to monitor these discussions?

        Subject: Re: OPW Student in Kingston, Jamaica
        Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2013 13:39:12 -0500
        From: Paul Tagliamonte <>
        To: Joachim Breitner <>
        On Mon, Nov 25, 2013 at 06:37:36PM +0000, Joachim Breitner wrote:
        > Hi,
        > Am Montag, den 25.11.2013, 13:18 -0500 schrieb Paul Tagliamonte:
        > > She's got a PhD, so I think this could also be a good beersigning, if
        > > she drinks.
        > not having a PhD yet I wonder what expects me: Will I be a better
        > drinker after I get the degree? Or a better keysigner? /me is confused.
        It simply means she's likely of age in her jurisdiction. All I was
        saying is that she's not a high school student.
         .''`.  Paul Tagliamonte <>
        : :'  : Proud Debian Developer
        `. `'`  4096R / 8F04 9AD8 2C92 066C 7352  D28A 7B58 5B30 807C 2A87
      • Junichi Uekawa: Draw graph of number of commits.
        Draw graph of number of commits. I thought I had lots of commits this month for Chrome OS.

        To count those, all merged commits have committer Chromeos LUCI. To get the timestamp of the commits, git log --committer="Chromeos LUCI" --pretty=%ct . gives me the list of timestamps. UNIX timestamp can be parsed with datetime.fromtimestamp, and then that array can be processed with density graph plot or histogram plotting tool, such as plt.hist.

      • Enrico Zini: Handling keyboard-like devices

        I acquired some unusual input devices to experiment with, like a CNC control panel and a bluetooth pedal page turner.

        These identify and behave like a keyboard, sending nice and simple keystrokes, and can be accessed with no drivers or other special software. However, their keystrokes appear together with keystrokes from normal keyboards, which is the expected default when plugging in a keyboard, but not what I want in this case.

        I'd also like them to be useable via libinput and accessible by my own user.

      • Sven Hoexter: What's wrong in IT: commit messages

        In my day job someone today took the time in the team daily to explain his research why some of our configuration is wrong. He spent quite some time on his own to look at the history in git and how everything was setup initially, and ended up in the current - wrong - way. That triggered me to validate that quickly, another 5min of work. So we agreed to change it. A one line change, nothing spectacular, but lifetime was invested to figure out why it should've a different value.

        When the pull request got opened a few minutes later there was nothing of that story in the commit message. Zero, nada, nothing.

      • Sparky GNU/LinuxAppImageLauncher in SparkyLinux

        There is a new application available for Sparkers: AppImageLauncher What is AppImageLauncher? AppImageLauncher is a novel and unique solution of integrating with the system. It intercepts all attempts to open an AppImage to provide its integration features. Being the launcher for AppImages, AppImageLauncher can control how the system treats AppImages.

    • Open Hardware/Modding

    • Mobile Systems/Mobile Applications

  • Free, Libre, and Open Source Software

    • Programming/Development

      • Mike Blumenkrantz: Thinko
        Shader Objects

        Yep, it’s all merged. That means if your driver supports VK_EXT_shader_object, you can finally enjoy Tomb Raider (2013) without any issues.

        NVIDIA has just released a new beta driver that I need to test, but I’m hopeful it will no longer crash when trying to use this extension.

        I Didn’t Want To Join Your Club Anyway

        Remember that time I mentioned how zink wasn’t allowed to use VK_EXT_vertex_input_dynamic_state on AMDVLK?

      • Python

        • Net2How to run Python on Android

          Python has made a name for itself as a versatile language, known for being beginner-friendly while also packing a powerful punch in the hands of experts. But why limit Python's potential to specific scenarios? Why not unlock its full capabilities in any situation where computer instructions are needed?

  • Leftovers

    • Ruben SchadeTimestamps are all over the place

      I’ve done goofed something with my blogging setup since coming back from Japan. Blog post timestamps are all out of order, and all over the shop. I feel like I’m scrolling through Instagram again, before I stopped using it.

      I’ll let the site catch up, maybe. If you see posts published after this one on Friday the 28th of April, know that it was supposed to be the latest one. Maybe. I can’t even keep track. Where am I? Which one am I?

  • Gemini* and Gopher

    • Personal

      • On finding my equilibrium

        It is not easy to be neurodivergent. Even more, it is not easy to understand a neurodivergent human if you're neurotypical. Casual observers who don't know me well and only come in contact with me infrequently may find me an enigma; or worse, a dishonest and deceptive individual who appears to change my beliefs and opinions so frequently that I give them a whiplash; or, perhaps they think I lack principles and thus I lack character. Like a chameleon, I slither into all sorts of places and infiltrate them. There's something about me that most people seem to find repulsive and repugnant.

      • You can't do that (sit) in public

        This summer I visited two different European countries: Germany and Denmark. In Berlin, I was shocked to see how many public parks were in the city. I used a city bike program while I was there and biked all over the city. Parks were plentiful, large, well-maintained, well-used, covered in trees - like mini forests. There were public pools and adventure playgrounds, concert areas, picnic grounds, public workshops. Of course in addition are many public plazas. Most plazas have shopping all around, but the parks were usually a respite.


        Here in New York City and frankly most cities and suburbs in the US it's impossible to find public seating in most places. If anything, there might be a bench in front of a business, for use temporarily by customers, but even that is rare to find.

        I live near a major, beautiful public park, and moved to this neighborhood largely because of the park. The park does have benches, but not that many, and even those often feature anti-homeless features to prevent homeless people from sleeping. This is (written cynically) ostensibly cheaper than providing mental health and housing support services.

        So where can you sit? You can sit on your own porch if you're lucky or wealthy enough to have one. You can sit on a restaurant's chair or bench while you're a paying customer. You can sit on the ground in a park, which is difficult for the elderly and disabled. Or you can purchase a portable camp chair for $$ and carry to a public place, but usually a parking lot outside a concert or stadium, a beach, or campsite.

      • 🔤SpellBinding: YHKMNOB Wordo: FURZE
      • Things; Date: April 29, 2023

        Tonight, I'm sitting back on my futon with my feet propped up, typing on my MacBook while listening to some music. I'm still having problems with relaxing at all, but I'm making progress at least. And one piece of progress was getting my partner to finally deal with something I'd been bugging them about for about a month: upgrading the router.

      • Hello, world

        Surely any religion/philosophy worth more than the morass of its verbiage acknowledges something more fundamental and worth pursuing/knowing/experiencing than the so-called "world".

        And yet how often do we encounter self-proclaimed adherents far more obsessed with matters pertaining to the world than anything allegedly spiritual?

      • Fast Food Staff Screwed Up My Order

        I ordered for myself and my three kids.

        Had to go back because we only got three chicken nuggets despite ordering nine.

        Then had to go back because they’d only given us three servings of fries instead of the four we ordered.

        Had to go back one last time because they’d forgotten to add cucumber to one of our burgers.

    • Technical

      • Internet/Gemini

        • First Week Retrospective

          So I’ve been posting to gemspace for a little over a week. I have opinions! But nothing too drastic.

          The thing you can’t know, because I haven’t said, is that as well as posting daily I’ve traded my Guardian-and-Slashdot-focused daily browsing habits for reading gemlogs.


          Like Gemtext, the protocol seems to make a lot of sense. The lack of a referer header is a big deal; it plays a critical part in the “promote your content” loop on the web. I don’t think I’ll miss it.

      • Programming

        • Git Foo

          Anyways, an advantage of git (or really any not-so-terrible version control software) is that little test repositories can be created, various commands tried out, and then hopefully suitable commands can be applied to the real repository with lower odds of totally breaking everything. Let's say you create a new repository with the default branch of "green", but at some point changed the branch to the more correct "purple", but then accidentally pushed the latest changes to "green".

* Gemini (Primer) links can be opened using Gemini software. It's like the World Wide Web but a lot lighter.

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