Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Debian 6.0.0 Squeeze

Finally the awaited release did come out!
Welcome Squeeze!


During installation you will not able to connect to the internet via protected WPA/WPA2 WiFi, the installer only gives you the opportunity to use the WEP one (cannot understand this)!
Anyway a good workaround is to get wired, or just setup your wifi with WEP encryption - even with no password.

The installation goes clear and within 40/45 minutes you should get for your first boot in Debian Squeeze.

As you log in, you will notice that it is not so different from Ubuntu... now you can connect to your WiFi via WPA/WPA2. Now on it is all up to you! ;)

What I needed: Dropbox, JDK6, Skype.


I had to download the source package "nautilus-dropbox-0.6.7.tar.bz2".

foogaro@foobian:˜/Downloads$ bunzip2 nautilus-dropbox-0.6.7.tar.bz2
foogaro@foobian:˜/Downloads$ tar -xvf nautilus-dropbox-0.6.7.tar
foogaro@foobian:˜/Downloads$ cd nautilus-dropbox-0.6.7

Now I need two things:

foogaro@foobian:˜$ sudo aptitude install libnautilus-extension1 libnautilus-extension-dev
foogaro@foobian:˜$ sudo aptitude install python-docutils

Now we can start installing Dropbox:

foogaro@foobian:˜/Downloads/nautilus-dropbox-0.6.7$ ./configure
foogaro@foobian:˜/Downloads/nautilus-dropbox-0.6.7$ make
foogaro@foobian:˜/Downloads/nautilus-dropbox-0.6.7$ sudo make install

Good people would stop nautilus and that restart it... I just logout and login again! :D
Now in your Application/Internet menu you will find Dropbox... click it and enjoy it!
It may take a while to download and initialize itself!


Just download the binary somewhere and install it.

foogaro@foobian:˜$ ./jdk-6u23-linux-x64.bin

Than I created a symbolink link: java6

foogaro@foobian:˜$ ln -s jdk1.6.0_23 java6

Then I download the docs and install it.

foogaro@foobian:˜/Downloads$ cp ../java6/
foogaro@foobian:˜/Downloads$ cd ../java6/
foogaro@foobian:˜/java6$ unzip

Now it is time to export my java home:

foogaro@foobian:˜$ vi .profile

And insert those two lines:

export JAVA_HOME=/home/foogaro/jdk1.6.0_23



First install the 32-bits emulation libraries... it is not due to Debian, it is up to Skype guys!!!

foogaro@foobian:˜$ sudo apt-get install ia32-libs ia32-libs-gtk libasound2-plugins libqt4-core libqt4-guilib32v4l-0

..some more of them...

foogaro@foobian:˜$ wget
foogaro@foobian:˜$ wget
foogaro@foobian:˜$ sudo dpkg -i lib32-gdbm3_1.8.3_amd64.deb lib32-wrap0_7.6.q_amd64.deb

Then you can download Skype for Lenny and install it on your 64 bits Squeeze system:

foogaro@foobian:˜$ sudo dpkg -i --force-architecture skype-debian_2.1.0.81-1_i386.deb

Running Skype
You can run Skype as usual (with the LD_PRELOAD to have the video working with the lib32v4l-0 package:

foogaro@foobian:˜$ LD_PRELOAD=/usr/lib32/libv4l/ skype

Done... you will notice some log about "wrong ELF class: ELFCLASS64", which is due to the 32 bit application running on a 64 bit system!


1 comment:

  1. I'm interested on how Skype performs on a different platform. Any information on this?
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