Working with Windwos users on my SVN repository, I needed to upgrade SVN to match with their Tortoise version. Here are the steps to do so: add the line below to /etc/apt/sources.list 1deb http://www.backports.org/debian lenny-backports main contrib non-free get the public key from lenny-backports running the following command 1wget -O – http://backports.org/debian/archive.key | apt-key add […]

Two days ago, I ran into a strange problem with my email server which refused to send any more emails. It turned out my hard drive was full… I started by emptying the tmp directory and running aptitude clean and aptitude autoclean but that wasn’t enough to free enough space to allow me to breathe […]

Today (or yesterday as I write), Debian Lenny was released. If you with to upgrade, the procedure is as follow: Edit /etc/apt/sources.list and replace all occurences of “etch” by “lenny” run apt-get update or aptitude update run aptitude upgrade run aptitude dist-upgrade The little discovery I made tonight was that apt needed keys to update […]

  • About Me


    photo of Samantha Halfon Samantha Halfon
    Software Engineer
    blueKiwi software
    Paris, France
    I enjoy playing with my computer(s), listening to Bob Dylan (and related artists) and watching movies (especially if they were directed by Martin Scorsese or John Cassavetes). Sometimes, I play a little guitar... If not doing any of the above, I am either riding a small red bike around Paris, or, making videos. About my videomaking please check out World Wide Angle and its blog.