New Package: socialvpn


On the Market we knowing Programs like hamachi, that allows to create an Virtual Private Network (VPN). Inside the Opensource Projects i now found an similar Program called: socialvpn. It is Packaged in the home:saigkill Repository.  After installing the RPM, you find the Program under /usr/share/socialvpn. I’ve added an Initscript in the Package under /etc/init.d/socialvpn, that you can enable or disable with YaST/System/Runlevels.

For using socialvpn you authenticate yourself and the others via a Jabber Account. So if you haven’t an Jabber Account, you have to create one.

Now you run: „/usr/share/socialvpn/setup.sh“. In the following you have to enter your Jabber Account and Passwort. Then a new Certificate is created.

After starting socialvpn via Mono, you can use Firefox (or your Browser) and type: „http://127.0.0.1:58888/“. Then you can access all needed Settings. Now you can add your Friends Jabber Account. Before you can do that you must exchange the SVPN (Fingerprint from the socialvpn). Then you can add the Jabber Account and the SVPN from your friend. And if your Friend do the same, you have a running VPN.

Enjoy …

Update 3 Aug 2010: Sadly the socialVPN Program runs not anymore. The connect doesn’t work. So i’ve deleted the Packages from home:saigkill.

openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 116 is out!


news Issue #116 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

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openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 115 is out!


news Issue #115 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

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openSUSE Weekly News, Issue 114 is out!


news Issue #114 of openSUSE Weekly News is now out!

  • Sascha Manns: Geeko wants you: Weekly News Team searches for new Translators
  • Cornelius Schumacher: Are you up for a new challenge in the SUSE Studio team?
  • Richard Bos: Build your own Google Earth rpm
  • TuxRadar: The newbie’s guide to hacking the Linux kernel
  • Andrew Wafaa: Community Discussion – Part1

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Günter Freiherr von Gravenreuth ist verstorben!


Eigentlich freut man sich nicht über den Tod  eines Menschen, aber Günter Freiherr von Gravenreuth habe ich dies wirklich gewünscht. In den 80er Jahren tauchte er dsa erste Mal auf, mit den „Tanja“ Briefen. In diesen Briefen gab er vor, ein junges Mädchen zu sein, das gerne Computerspiele tauschen möchte. Wer darauf einging, hatte wenige Tage später eine Abmahnung über mehrere hundert Mark von seiner Kanzlei bekommen. In den 90ern war er im Markenrecht tätig gewesen. Auch hier bediente er sich den Abmahnungen. Es ist nicht schlimm, das er Urheber vertreten hatte, aber es war schlimm, wie er es tat. Abmahnanwälte haben kaum etwas anderes zu tun, als im Internet und anderen Medien nach Sündern zu fahnden. Dann schreiben Sie den Urheber an, und bieten an, sie zu vertreten. Diese und andere Taktiken machten Gravenreuth zu einer zwielichtigen Persönlichkeit. Und seine Taten wurden auch nicht von allen gutgeheißen. Nun ist er aus eigener Hand gestorben. Nun denn: Ad mortem festinamus.

Quelle: http://www.gulli.com/news/selbstmord-g-nter-freiherr-von-gravenreuth-ist-tot-2010-02-22

Disclaimer: Dieser Artikel beruht auf der freien Meinungsäußerung.

Change a Partition from ext3 to ext4


Since the last openSUSE Version we have the Option to make Partitions in ext4. In my case i have made the Rootpartition in ext4 and other Partitions in ext3. No i have found an HowTo for changing the other Partitions to ext4. I have changed the original Informations to the openSUSE needs.

First of all, please change your Runlevel, through typing „init 3“ into the Konsole. Then we have a clean Konsole. After logging in with „root„, we have the full Access to the Partitions.

If you type „mount„, you get the Partitions List. In the follwowing Paragraphs  we describe the Situation if „/dev/sda2“ is your Partiton, you need to change.

Then we go through „cd /“ into our Root. If we try to unmount our „/dev/sda2“ the Kernel says us, that he can’t unmount, because the Partition is in use. Now we have to type „fuser -km /dev/sda2“ and then we can unmount with „umount /dev/sda2„.

After Unmounting we type „tune2fs -O extents,uninit_bg,dir_index /dev/sda2„. Keep in mind, that the „O“ isn’t an digit, just an „dash on“.

Now we can type „fsck /dev/sda2„. FSCK says us, the some Points are changed, and if we say „Yes„, fsck repairs all needed things.

If that all runs without Errors, we finally type „mount -t ext4 /dev/sda2 /home (or what is needed)„.

To finishing your settings you have to go to „/etc/fstab„, and change your Entry /dev/sda2 from ext3 to ext4.

After rebooting, you’re working on ext4. Have a lot of fun 🙂

Thanks a lot to Distrowatch for claryfining this Point.

Converting an *.deb Package to *.rpm


Today i tried to build an Package called „XMind„. But the Sourcecode was very strange. The Projectpage has just *.exe and *.deb Files. So i tried an piece Software called „Alien“. The Program description says, that the Program converts to RPM, DEB, TARGZ and other Formats.

The usage of the Program is „alien [–to-deb] [–to-rpm] [–to-tgz] [–to-slp] [options] file […]„. So in my case i tried alien –to-rpm xmind.deb.

But alien propose that we use the Function –scripts, so the Scripts converted too. And my usage was „alien –to-rpm -scripts xmind.deb

An other interesting feature is the automatic use of Packages: „–patch=patch„. If the Patch is placed into /var/lib/alien the Program uses this Patch to build the Package.

So i think, that i’m using this Program (alien) in some cases in future. Good piece of Software.