Filip Chabik

DevOps Engineer, Husband & Dad.


16th January 2019

After years of using Ghost, last month I got back to WordPress as my blogging platform. Overall, that was the right choice to make, long overdue really. Using something that is pretty much a standard for running blogs these days makes things a lot easier. Additionally, unlike many others, I’m not allergic to Gutenberg changes that were introduced with version 5 – they’re OK, work for me. Here’s a quick list of things that changed in last ~2 months:

Closing PPA for Debian

16th December 2016

After seven years of maintaining PPA with custom packages for Debian, I now decided to finally drop and close it. I no longer use Debian as my main Linux distribution hence I have no need nor interest in providing any builds for it.

That being said, I also decided to pack the whole repo as is for anyone willing to either pick it up or to simply have a look on how this was done for the last few years.

I also need to give the credit where the credit is due — Julien’s Valroff’s tutorial titled Build i386 packages on amd64 brought me into world of proper Debian package building. I’m not even sure how old it is, but it’s still valid today.

As far as it comes to the software stack, the only thing I changed not long ago was finally the switch git-buildpackage. All the rest is the same – cowbuilder, pbuilder, quilt, gpg, reprepro and simple nginx in front.

Package with the repo contents can be found on the PPAs website. It was fun and useful for the time being, thanks for the ride!

PPA status

17th February 2015

It was about time to clean a little bit up my PPA. What was removed and briefly why:

  • audacious: latest stable release available in deb-multimedia repositories
  • deja-dup: newer version available in official repositories
  • geary: newer version available in official repositories
  • revelation: latest version available in official repositories
  • vala-0.22: newer version available in official repositories

As I’m playing with MATE lately I decided to port topmenu applet to Debian. I haven’t test it as of yet, but there’s no real reason for it to not work properly as it should.

That’s it so far. If you have any suggestions or you want to report any bugs, catch me on twitter.