I decided to track my upgrade from 9.1 to 9.2 using the Suse apt tools.
First, I made sure I had the latest GPG signatures by following the instructions on the web page.
Then I ran ‘apt –test dist-upgrade’ to see what was going to happen. It spat out a huge list of files, a lot of yast2* and suse* packages. I expect it to break apache2 and php with the worker model problems.
Running it with the –test options means that everything gets downloaded, but not actually applied to the system. This is nice because then I can be assured that I have all of the packages before trying to install them, just in case there is a big problem encountered.
It looks like it will be a while now, apt is saying 11 days until finished… LOL, wait, I have a VNC session running. Closed that and my download speeds just about doubled.
Things are proceeding slowly, one thing that might make your life easier is to download subversion from here:
ftp://ftp.gwdg.de/pub/linux/suse/ftp.suse.com/projects/apache/subversion/9.1-i386/ because it seems like the apt sources are pointing to the wrong file.
The local classifieds, Buy and Sell, has a great feature on it’s website to entice people to upgrade their subscriptions:
It’s not intrusive, but it shows up after you do a search. I was thinking, hey, it would be nice to have the weekly searches emailed to me. I clicked on it, but nothing happened, and I realized that you needed to upgrade your account to have that feature work. I am really considering upgrading now because I realize that there is an actual feature that I would use if I pay for the service.
Good job guys.
Lots of buzz in the blogosphere about GM Vice Chairman Bob Lutz’s blog. This isn’t the usual faceless corporate attempt at getting cheap PR. For example, in the latest post, On Design Interiors, he responds to a reader’s comments about the G-6 interiors. This kind of thing just hasn’t happened before. Anyone in the world can voice their opinion, the only barrier they have is net access, which is becoming very close to accessible to anyone. This kind of thing blows me away, and I’m starting to understand why some people are so excited about blogging.
Mr. Lutz’s tone is very similar to Mark Cuban’s blog, I think they probably have very similar personalities.
In light of Bill Gates’ complaints that “Oh, sure, everybody is working on those things, but just take the idea of finding your local pizza place and doing that right; search doesn’t do that well today.“, there has been a lot of discussion on Boingboing, slashdot, and other forums about searching.
rbolkey provided a link to Google Local for pizza joints in Redmond, WA. Kind of funny, but I thought to myself, that’s not going to be right, MSFT HQ isn’t at the centre of Redmond. It was something that always bothered me, since I live in Kerrisdale (which my grandpa calls South Vancouver:) ), but my Google Local searches always gave me locations in the more northern areas like Kits or downtown.
Well, I noticed that I can now do a Google Local search with my postal code. I really hope that this can be used with their cell phone search technology, because if I ever get a cell phone, I’d use that all of the time.
Combine that with Keyhole, the satellite picture service, and a site like MapQuest for directions, and that would be a killer app that I’d use almost every day.