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OpenOffice beta version installation on Debian

Posted on Wednesday, July 06 2005 at 21:02 | Category: News | 0 Comment(s)

I just installed the latest OpenOffice beta version on my Debian machine. First, I tried to convert the RPM packages distributed on the OpenOffice site with "fakeroot alien \*.rpm", which first worked flawless but failed when trying to start any of the OpenOffice applications ("The component Manager is not available"). Then, I found Debian packages at which I had to install with "dpkg -i --force-architecture \*.deb" because they use "intel" as architecture for whatever reason. But, now, the OpenOffice applications start up successfully :-)

The mobile network

Posted on Friday, June 24 2005 at 19:50 | Category: Linux | 0 Comment(s)

When I took my laptop to different locations within our company building I always had to reconfigure the network, or shut it down and boot it back up at the new location. Then, I found this little daemon at which waits for link down and link up status changes on a network device and can execute any actions on these events. On Debian, a simple "apt-get install ifplugd" was sufficient so that the laptop now reconfigures the network device when the link has gone down and comes up again.

Debian packages for log4cxx

Posted on Friday, May 27 2005 at 22:32 | Category: Linux | 0 Comment(s)

I worked on debian packages for the log4cxx logging library ( lately. The packages are in a final state now, and a preliminary version can be downloaded from

News system

Posted on Tuesday, October 21 2003 at 11:02 | Category: News | 0 Comment(s)

Finally, the news are now stored in a database and fetched when this page is accessed. No need to edit HTML anymore :-)

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