Faster ‘vagrant up’ with apt/deb Package Proxy

Create virtual machines faster by caching deb packages. Use squid-deb-proxy on host OS, then add an apt.conf.d/ config file to make guest OS apt-get use your proxy. Following these notes requires fluency with command line, sudo, daemons and vagrant.

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VirtualBox and Vagrant on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS trusty – Fix for: virtualbox-dkms kernel module failed to build

VirtualBox and Vagrant fail to install on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. You can fix this by installing them from DEB packages provided by the project.

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ShowRun – Focus Application Window or Launch

Showrun – show window, or run the program if it has no window. Download now. Use showrun in Launchers in your panel Easygest mouse gestures Keyboard shortcuts, such as xbindkeys, or your favourite desktop: XFCE, KDE, GNOME or even .icewm/keys. … Continue reading

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Update All Your Computers with a .DEB Repository

Let all of your computers update your software automatically. Once you’ve packaged your scripts, put them in your own repository. Your workstations and servers can then automatically install latest versions of your programs. Prequisites: Packaging, Apache web server, Command line, … Continue reading

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Create deb metapackage in 5 minutes

How to install your 200 favourite programs automatically? Latest versions with bug fixes, please. Create a metapackage. Install requirements $ sudo apt-get update $ sudo apt-get -y install equivs Create source file Create a skeleton file. Use only small caps … Continue reading

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