March 29, 2013
Are you tired of the boring process of installing packages from external repositories manually?
These are the commands you would normally need under a Debian environment to install lollitude-wtf from ppa:lollitudesoft:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:lollitudesoft
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install lollitude-wtf
Well, with IFER this is no more a problem! You would just have to run:
sudo ifer -i lollitude-wtf ppa:lollitudesoft
And that's it! No more problems!
Now imagine that you wanted to install the new ipear-music-player from ppa:ipear-os, the official system ipear-os repository, but installing that repository would require some "system updates" that change your already existing packages to the one from ipear-os. That would probably brake your installation! So you would have to remove the repository manually after the package installation.
With IFER this is just easier, all you have to do is running:
sudo ifer -iR ipear-music-player ppa:ipear-os
And here you are! The new music player is installed and your system is OK!
And how much would you pay for it?
NO: IT'S FREE SOFTWARE!
You can download it from here:
March 28, 2013
Then I wondered: "What if I install pacman on Ubuntu then?".
Well, I can't do it, too much work and I don't have the capabilities, but... actually I can write bash scripts...
And that's what I did: I wrote a bash script that receives pacman commands, interpretates them and execute an apt or dkpg command.
I found out that pacman is actually an existing package in my repos, so, to avoid conflicts of any kind, I called it pakman.
The suggested process for the installation is the following:
1) rename the file gabmus_pacman.sh.txt to gabmus_pacman.sh
2) move the file to /opt
3) execute the following command: sudo ln -s /opt/gabmus_pacman.sh /usr/bin/pakman
And that's it! Just run pakman with the classic pacman options and the name of the packages into your debian repos.
Here is the link to the file on Google Drive:
March 16, 2013
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March 14, 2013
Today I found out that when i tap to click, there is a delay of about an half second from the actual tap to the OS response. The phisical buttons work well, so I started googling about this problem. Well I found out that there is a synclient (the software that manages the touchpad) option called FastTaps.
By default its value is set to 0, so what if we set it to 1?
Well, well, well... that's what I did. AND IT FREAKIN WORKS! Now my touchpad works greatly! I don't know why they disabled it... anyway, to enable it you just have to open your terminal and type:
You should be fine now. To revert this change, you just have to run the same command, replacing 1 with 0.
Hope you enjoyed and stay tuned!
EDIT: Apparently this option is disabled after every reboot, so I suggest you to set the command as a startup application.