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by plugwash
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Packages following Debian stable
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: Packages following Debian stable

Unfortunately I am seeing reports that the updated firefox from Debian stable doesn't actually work on arm, so for now I am having to put any updates to it on hold.
by plugwash
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:06 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Packages following Debian stable
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: Packages following Debian stable

It's useful to post, i'm the main developer of raspbian but i'm often guilty of putting all my focus on testing and just expecting stable to sort itself out.
by plugwash
Tue Oct 16, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Packages following Debian stable
Replies: 9
Views: 343

Re: Packages following Debian stable

Generally we do follow debian stable, but sometimes things get snarled up. In this particular case local modifications were blocking the import of a new version of cargo from debian which was blocking the firefox build. I have just unblocked cargo so hopefully it and the new firefox will be built so...
by plugwash
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: pygame 1.9.4
Replies: 4
Views: 198

Re: pygame 1.9.4

The major thing is support for python 3.7, so this needs to get packaged before the move to buster, hopefully that can be handled Debian side but if that is not possible then a local raspberry pi package will be needed.
by plugwash
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: I think I Crippled My Pi... :(
Replies: 11
Views: 385

Re: I think I Crippled My Pi... :(

The problem when people accidentally yank on cables is that they usually don't pull straight, so rather than just pulling the connector out it wedges the two halves of the connector together and puts considerable stress on the whole assembly. One approach I remember seeing on the original xbox was t...
by plugwash
Tue Oct 09, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: PSA, reverting raspbian gtk+ changes in buster
Replies: 0
Views: 94

PSA, reverting raspbian gtk+ changes in buster

A long time ago I modfied the raspbian gtk+3.0 package to disable mesa egl/gles, I did this because at the time installing those libraries caused big problems for Pi users. However the situation has changed in a number of ways. 1. The raspberry pi foundation libraries were renamed so that they no lo...
by plugwash
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: 4G Hat
Replies: 3
Views: 202

Re: 4G Hat

A quick search for "SIM7600 linux" found https://techship.com/faq/how-to-use-sim ... -over-usb/ which looks like it may be helpful.
by plugwash
Fri Sep 21, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: systemd uankpgrade 239-7 to 239-8 failed
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: systemd uankpgrade 239-7 to 239-8 failed

Forcing gcc-7 seemed to solve the issue, I am in the process of uploading now, hopefully it should hit the public repo soon.
by plugwash
Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: systemd uankpgrade 239-7 to 239-8 failed
Replies: 2
Views: 164

Re: systemd uankpgrade 239-7 to 239-8 failed

I am aware of this, have reproduced it and am tracking what I have found so-far at https://bugs.launchpad.net/raspbian/+bug/1793415 The summary of what I have discovered so-far is. Raspbian 239-7 works Raspbian 239-8 breaks Debian armhf 239-8 works Debian armhf 239-9 works Current working theory is ...
by plugwash
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: mirrors.opencas.cn mirror can not be reached
Replies: 17
Views: 1928

Re: mirrors.opencas.cn mirror can not be reached

auberonx wrote:
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:15 pm
deb http://mirrors.shu.edu.cn/raspbian/ stretch main contrib non-free rpi
The url for using that mirror in an apt source is http://mirrors.shu.edu.cn/raspbian/raspbian/ not http://mirrors.shu.edu.cn/raspbian/
by plugwash
Thu Jun 28, 2018 3:09 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Please remove broken mirror from mirrordirector
Replies: 11
Views: 619

Re: Please remove broken mirror from mirrordirector

It would be much nicer if the mirror director tried the next mirror if it did not work The mirror director just looks up the requested file and the clients location in a database and returns a redirect. There is a mechanism in place to disable broken mirrors but it only works if the mirror is broke...
by plugwash
Thu Jun 28, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: mirrors.opencas.cn mirror can not be reached
Replies: 17
Views: 1928

Re: mirrors.opencas.cn mirror can not be reached

The problem is the mirror is IPv6 only but the mirror redirection system wasn't aware of that fact. So it was sending ipv4 clients to it.

I have updated the settings in the mirror redirection system so ipv4 clients should no longer be sent to that mirror.
by plugwash
Thu Jun 28, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Please remove broken mirror from mirrordirector
Replies: 11
Views: 619

Re: Please remove broken mirror from mirrordirector

Thanks for the information.

I have confirmed that the mirror does not have an ipv4 address and have reconfigured the mirror redirection system so that only ipv6 clients will be sent to that mirror.

Does this solve your problems?
by plugwash
Wed Jun 27, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Package availability libell
Replies: 5
Views: 409

Re: Package availability libell

libell0 and libell-dev are in Raspbian buster, they are not in Raspbian stretch. This seems to line up with the situation in Debian.
by plugwash
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:33 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Please remove broken mirror from mirrordirector
Replies: 11
Views: 619

Re: Please remove broken mirror from mirrordirector

hmm, mirror seems ok to me.
by plugwash
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Offline Repository
Replies: 14
Views: 6764

Re: Offline Repository

rsync will grab the whole repository.

If you just want a subset of versions or architectures from a repository there is a tool called debmirror that can do it. This can also be used to mirror repositories that are only available over http (like the raspberry pi foundation respository)
by plugwash
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Incorrect package for git
Replies: 2
Views: 446

Re: Incorrect package for git

Looks fine from here now, is the problem still persisting for you?
by plugwash
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Wolfram Language
Topic: Wolfram on Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC
Replies: 2
Views: 1673

Re: Wolfram on Raspberry Pi Desktop for PC

Basically wolfram is normally a very expensive piece of software.

Giving it away on the Pi gets people into their platform without really affecting their main market because the Pi is a pretty weak computer. Giving it away for Linux on the PC would be far more likely to impact their main market.
by plugwash
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: Other projects
Topic: beditd, a binary file editor inspired by DOS edit.
Replies: 2
Views: 252

beditd, a binary file editor inspired by DOS edit.

modulo7 and I have been working on a binary file editor inspired by the binary mode in dos edit. This is not a hex editor, it operates more like a text editor, with each byte value being represented by a different symbol on the screen. It runs in a utf-8 terminal. Please take a look and tell me what...
by plugwash
Fri Apr 20, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: SWI Kernel Calls broke?
Replies: 8
Views: 1101

Re: SWI Kernel Calls broke?

Historically on arm operating systems, the parameter of the SWI instruction was used to select the system call. This was however problematic in a couple of ways. 1. The kernel had to fish the SWI number out of the instruction stream. This was not friendly to core designs with seperate instruction an...
by plugwash
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Other programming languages
Topic: How do I compile a Visual Basic program for the Pi?
Replies: 7
Views: 1580

Re: How do I compile a Visual Basic program for the Pi?

First of all, I'm not sure "Other Languages" is the right sub-forum for this. I think "Other Languages" is for other human languages, not programming languages. Confusingly this forum has two sub-forums called "Other Languages". My understanding is that "community->other languages" is for human lan...
by plugwash
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Using 74HC595 shift registers
Replies: 14
Views: 2702

Re: Using 74HC595 shift registers

Some further research (I know this is an old thread but it comes up in google searches), it seems while the 74HCT595 is now virtually impossible to find in DIL the 74AHCT595 is available in DIL from most of the usual suspects and seems to tick all the right boxes (though it's faster, so it may be mo...
by plugwash
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Help:Why my Raspberry Pi‘s 5v power port output 7.5-8V?
Replies: 16
Views: 1021

Re: Help:Why my Raspberry Pi‘s 5v power port output 7.5-8V?

That other thread you link is getting a high reading on the 3.3V but a normal reading on the 5V. Here all the readings are high in about the same ratio which suggests a meter whose voltage reference is too low either because the meter is faulty or because the battery is low.
by plugwash
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: Compute Module
Topic: Faster LAN via RasPi 3B+ LAN chip?
Replies: 11
Views: 1612

Re: Faster LAN via RasPi 3B+ LAN chip?

I contacted them on twitter asking why the chip was missing from their website and got told to contact a sales office if I wanted more information on the chip. I wasn't sufficiently interested to follow up further. https://twitter.com/plugwash/status/973941756940218369 Part of me wonders if the chip...

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