Saturday, January 19, 2008

One step back, one step forward

yesterday I have decided to try some improvements on the wiki & build hosting server, since I had 1 spare 250GB SATA Disk from the old windows partition I was planning to integrate it with the existing system building a RAID 1. Because I am new to RAID with Linux and PC class systems I have decided to backup the hosted VMs just in case. Sade option, the RAID 1 build just presented be a frustrating "Mirroring failed" message during the build process.
Since I had to rebuild the disk, took the chance to improve performance by splitting file system over different disks to achieve parallel disk I/O.
After some long hours of lost time and frustration is all up and running again.


Joakim said...

I'm a new Getdeb user and I'm wondering where are the -dev packages? I installed Pidgin and libpurple from Getdeb but there are also some 3rd party plugins I'd like to compile myself so where do I find libpurple-dev?

Vadim Peretokin said...

I'd say you're asking a bit too much of a strain on getdeb's resources :)

Grab the sources for pidgin, libpurple, and your plugins, and compile away.

Joakim said...

Which resources do you mean? Storage? A few header files won't take up a lot of space :)

It seems like common practice to provide development packages... If I have to compile everything myself from sources there's not really any incentive to use Getdeb...and that would be a shame :)

Vadim Peretokin said...

Don't think so, since a very large portion of getdebs customers are people who don't like to compile. :)

It's common practice to provide development packages in the repository, you mean. And getdeb isn't one :)

If you want to know what it's about, is the place to visit. Especially the "Experienced users and developers will be able to compile and install from the source but unskilled users which would like to try the latest versions will be complaining about how hard it is to compile software packages, specially those which depend on several development libraries." paragraph.

Joakim said...

Well no, I didn't mean the official Ubuntu repositories only, I meant it seems to be common practice for any 3rd party repository (not only Ubuntu repositories) to provide all parts of the software, including headers and libraries, not just half of it. :)

Just because you want to compile something later on which there isn't a package for doesn't mean you want to compile *all* of the software yourself. :)

But ok, it's your repository not mine :)

Vadim Peretokin said...

Well, not mine either. But I just think it would put unnecessary stress on the resources available and it's not needed.

Yes, it doesnt, but I'm sure you won't mind as you're probably used to compiling stuff :)

GothicX said...

Try to install one GetDeb package and after try with apt-get install / update to get the rest of dependencies.