Monthly Archives: March 2009

Latest Screenshot from my laptop

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Getting (compiling) the latest version of Beagle Indexing Service on Ubuntu Hardy

I couldn’t find pre-compiled packages (.deb) for the latest version of Beagle (0.3.9), so I thought about compiling it myself, I did the following: Downloaded the new source files from http://beagle-project.org/Main_Page (beagle and libbeagle) and extracted the files. Opened a … Continue reading

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An Ubuntu Resource Treasure: Ubuntu PPA

Ever tried installing packages that weren’t built for your version of Ubuntu? I’ve tried that HELL lot of times!The solution was in front of my eyes, but seems I was blind or something :S; It’s Ubuntu PPA (Personal Package Archive): … Continue reading

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How to force remove an erroneous package in Ubuntu

If things get messy and you weren’t able to remove it using the package management tool (apt-get or aptitude), then you can manually remove the package: Open /var/lib/dpkg/status as root, “sudo gedit /var/lib/dpkg/status” and search for your package and remove … Continue reading

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