Email: <LarsFriedrichs AT SPAMFREE gmx DOT de>
IRC: HighNo (irc.freenode.net)
thanks for stopping by to have a look at my page. If you want to know me better you should probably try to find me somewhere and ask me something
I'm just another linux enthusiast and so called evangelist.
I do linux and security trainings as a freelancer since 2000 and did my UCP (ubuntu certified professional) as well as the ubuntu official instructor test in may '07 (during which I had a great time in Stuttgart, thanks again Billy and Chris).
Just some personal stuff:
- I'm 31 years old, married and have one lovely daughter and now even one lovely boy so far.
If I am not working on someone's PC (including mine) I most likely will be humming an 80's song - sometimes I combine these two hobbies
If you've come to know me in IRC you should know I am the man for (try to be) funny remarks and overlengthy descriptions for things that tend to finally work good example for that is here
my projects at this time
These are some of my projects:
http://parpwatch.sourceforge.net - PARPwatch is a python arp watch daemon mostly for windows which logs to the eventlog.
trying to understand packaging for Ubuntu and Debian by packaging my BlueProximity package myself.
actually finishing my BSc degree at the Leibniz University Hannover.
working on right now
Thanks to persia I am trying to get rid of gtk1.2 in favour of gtk2 in old packages. Some notes on that:
- change debian/control
change builddeps libgtk1.2-dev to libgtk2.0-dev (most common change)
remove builddeps libgdk-imlib (seems integrated now)
change builddeps libgnome-dev to libgnomeui-dev (??? not so sure about this one)
- change Makefiles
gtk-config --cflags => pkg-config --cflags gtk+-2.0
gtk-config --libs => pkg-config --libs gtk+-2.0
- change Source
Drop calls to gtk_tooltips_set_colors
Exchange GTK_WINDOW_DIALOG with GTK_WINDOW_TOPLEVEL
Drop includes of gdk-imlib.h
Change calls to gnome_about_new (old arguments title,version,author,desc,pixmap, new title,version,desc,author,NULL,NULL,NULL)
Good reference (should have found it earlier): http://developer.gnome.org/dotplan/porting/
Process of creating the according debdiff:
apt-get source package
- look for existing patches, take a trailing number XX
- change debian/control if needed
- edit your stuff
make sure DEBFULLNAME and DEBEMAIL are set properly
dch -D hardy -v ''new_package_version'' -i
if the previous version didn't end with "ubuntuX" you'll have to run update-maintainer (from package ubuntu-dev-tools)
- download the source from Hardy again (.dsc and .diff.gz) as you probably have overwritten them
debdiff packagename_oldversion.dsc packagename_newversion.dsc > packagename_newversion.debdiff
- check that everything ending up in packagename_newversion.debdiff was changed by you
- if there are other changes you'll need to filter them out
- make sure that if a patch (within the debdiff) was created that it changes nothing in debian dir
Create bug report ported from obsolete GTK1.2 to GTK2
- attach debdiff
- set it to "confirmed"
Strip all debian/ stuff from package
send patch to debian's BTS via reportbug-ng
Where to look for upstream packages changelogs and bugreports: http://packages.debian.org/search?suite=default§ion=all&arch=any&searchon=names&keywords=e16menuedit
Report patches to upstream according to: http://www.debian.org/Bugs/Reporting with tool reportbug-ng