Ubuntu on LFX74 cover discs

Comments, suggestions and questions about Linux Format magazine and the coverdiscs

Moderators: ChrisThornett, LXF moderators

Ubuntu on LFX74 cover discs

Postby ladi » Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:53 pm

Does anyone know why Ubuntu 5.10 is on the LXF74 CD but not the DVD?

I was going to try it out, but I am a DVD subsriber, so I have to wait until my CDs arrive from Ubuntu direct :-(.

For anyone else who has the same 'problem', you can order the Ubuntu 5.10 for free from the Ubuntu website
User avatar
ladi
LXF regular
 
Posts: 152
Joined: Fri May 27, 2005 12:26 pm
Location: Ashford, Kent

RE: Ubuntu on LFX74 cover discs

Postby Rhakios » Thu Nov 10, 2005 8:58 pm

Because it wouldn't fit on with OpenSuse - and OpenSuse wouldn't fit on the cover CDs, perhaps? What better excuse could there be for buying two copies of the magazine? ;)
Bye, Rhakios
User avatar
Rhakios
Moderator
 
Posts: 7634
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:18 pm
Location: Midlands, UK

RE: Ubuntu on LFX74 cover discs

Postby ladi » Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:05 pm

I'm not buying that! I'm sure they could have managed it on a 4Gig DVD.

Still, I think your theory is probably correct :-)

OTOH, it's probably because SuSE comes with the INCLUDE_KITHEN_SINK option by default!

Nothing a double-sided DVD couldn't fix. though.
User avatar
ladi
LXF regular
 
Posts: 152
Joined: Fri May 27, 2005 12:26 pm
Location: Ashford, Kent

RE: Ubuntu on LFX74 cover discs

Postby Rhakios » Thu Nov 10, 2005 9:10 pm

Kitchen sinks are very useful if you have some washing-up to do :)
Bye, Rhakios
User avatar
Rhakios
Moderator
 
Posts: 7634
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:18 pm
Location: Midlands, UK

RE: Ubuntu on LFX74 cover discs

Postby nelz » Thu Nov 10, 2005 11:04 pm

SUSE has to include kitchensync, it's part of KDE :)
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." (Albert Einstein)
User avatar
nelz
Site admin
 
Posts: 8552
Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:52 am
Location: Warrington, UK

RE: Ubuntu on LFX74 cover discs

Postby Rhakios » Fri Nov 11, 2005 12:23 am

So it is:

pin 0.34 - package info for kdepim3-sync

------------------------------------------------------------------
*** rpm info
------------------------------------------------------------------

Name : kdepim3-sync Relocations: (not relocatable)
Version : 3.4.2 Vendor: SUSE LINUX Products GmbH, Nuernberg, Germany
Release : 18 Build Date: Tue Sep 13 02:40:30 2005
Install date: Sat Oct 29 18:57:37 2005 Build Host: reger.suse.de
Group : System/GUI/KDE Source RPM: kdepim3-3.4.2-18.src.rpm
Size : 2361333 License: GPL
Signature : DSA/SHA1, Tue Sep 13 04:17:09 2005, Key ID a84edae89c800aca
Packager : http://www.suse.de/feedback
URL : http://www.kde.org/
Summary : This Package allows Communication with Mobile Phones
Description :
This package contains Kandy, a tool for syncing the KDE address book
with the phone book on a mobile phone.



Authors:
--------
The KDE Team.
Distribution: SUSE LINUX 10.0 (X86-64)


------------------------------------------------------------------
*** rpm filelist (*=executeable)
------------------------------------------------------------------

* /opt/kde3/bin/kitchensync
Bye, Rhakios
User avatar
Rhakios
Moderator
 
Posts: 7634
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:18 pm
Location: Midlands, UK

RE: Ubuntu on LFX74 cover discs

Postby ladi » Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:07 am

Nelz said

SUSE has to include kitchensync, it's part of KDE


Rhakios said

* /opt/kde3/bin/kitchensync


You've got to be having a laff!! :shock:

Someone should have told me that there is a program that will do the dishes! Hmmm, maybe there's a chance I can convince the wife to switch from Windows.

This is proof that Linux developers are hopeless at naming programs! :lol:
User avatar
ladi
LXF regular
 
Posts: 152
Joined: Fri May 27, 2005 12:26 pm
Location: Ashford, Kent

RE: Ubuntu on LFX74 cover discs

Postby M-Saunders » Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:47 am

Yep, as Rhakios said, there wasn't enough room for it. (Well, we could've just about squeezed it on with OpenSUSE, but then there would've been no room for any other software like HotPicks). Maybe we'll have Ubuntu on a future DVD if there's space :-)

M
User avatar
M-Saunders
LXF regular
 
Posts: 2893
Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2005 12:14 pm

RE: Ubuntu on LFX74 cover discs

Postby nelz » Fri Nov 11, 2005 10:59 am

It's a reasonable, if somewhat quirky name. It was originally written to sync with the Sharp Zaurus, but it was written to use plugins so it could be made to sync with everything, hence kitchen sync :)
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." (Albert Einstein)
User avatar
nelz
Site admin
 
Posts: 8552
Joined: Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:52 am
Location: Warrington, UK

Re: RE: Ubuntu on LFX74 cover discs

Postby dgold » Fri Nov 11, 2005 11:37 pm

M-Saunders wrote:Yep, as Rhakios said, there wasn't enough room for it. (Well, we could've just about squeezed it on with OpenSUSE, but then there would've been no room for any other software like HotPicks). Maybe we'll have Ubuntu on a future DVD if there's space :-)

M


Hmmm - you managed with Fedora and Debian Sarge, no?
User avatar
dgold
 
Posts: 19
Joined: Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:24 am
Location: Cork, Ireland

Re: RE: Ubuntu on LFX74 cover discs

Postby Rhakios » Sat Nov 12, 2005 1:32 am

ladi wrote:Nothing a double-sided DVD couldn't fix. though.


As one can see, this has already been pointed out.
Bye, Rhakios
User avatar
Rhakios
Moderator
 
Posts: 7634
Joined: Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:18 pm
Location: Midlands, UK

Re: RE: Ubuntu on LFX74 cover discs

Postby goeppingen » Sat Nov 12, 2005 3:23 am

Rhakios wrote:Because it wouldn't fit on with OpenSuse - and OpenSuse wouldn't fit on the cover CDs, perhaps? What better excuse could there be for buying two copies of the magazine? ;)


That is a good Idea Rhakios about buying cd and dvd magazine. :D
User avatar
goeppingen
LXF regular
 
Posts: 168
Joined: Wed Nov 02, 2005 2:27 am

Re: RE: Ubuntu on LFX74 cover discs

Postby M-Saunders » Sat Nov 12, 2005 3:09 pm

dgold wrote:Hmmm - you managed with Fedora and Debian Sarge, no?


Only by using a double-sided DVD, which is too expensive for us to do regularly :-)

M
Last edited by M-Saunders on Mon Nov 14, 2005 9:35 am, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
M-Saunders
LXF regular
 
Posts: 2893
Joined: Mon Apr 11, 2005 12:14 pm

RE: Re: RE: Ubuntu on LFX74 cover discs

Postby dgold » Sat Nov 12, 2005 11:15 pm

yeah - it doesn't really matter anyway, OpenSUSE is a very good coverdisc indeed, and +cost=BAD.

Is there any possibility that LXF might offer Kubuntu instead of Ubuntu in a future disk? It would be nice to see them getting some extra coverage.
User avatar
dgold
 
Posts: 19
Joined: Mon Oct 17, 2005 11:24 am
Location: Cork, Ireland

RE: Re: RE: Ubuntu on LFX74 cover discs

Postby Hyde » Sun Nov 13, 2005 2:54 am

kubuntu - gets my vote
Hyde
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue Sep 06, 2005 7:50 am

Next

Return to Magazine and coverdiscs

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests