Monthly Archives: January 2010

Fake rpm database in ubuntu

At work I’m currently developing software which is supposed to run on openSUSE. I need to query the package database at some point which of course does not exist on my ubuntu machine. Here’s a quick setup how to create a fake local RPM database:

echo "%_dbpath /home/user/rpmdb" >> ~/.rpmmacros
mkdir /home/user/rpmdb
rpm -i --nodeps --justdb --force-debian *.rpm

And that’s it.

WTF? Eigener Vizekanzler?

Kann mir jemand erklären, mit welchem Recht die CSU jetzt einen eigenen Vizekanzler fordert? Herr Uhl sagt, “die Koalition bestünde ja auch aus drei Parteien”. Wenn wir uns an 2005 zurückerinnern, als die SPD verzweifelt versuchte, sich den Wahlsieg hinzudisktutieren, da konnte man CSU und CDU natürlich nicht trennen. Wir sind eins. Ich kenne ein super Lied, dass diese Situation schön zusammenfasst:

XBox 360 support of rygel

Short update on the XBox360 support of rygel:
What works

  • Streaming of transcoded audio and video to the XBox
  • Browsing through your music collection by album or artist works at least for the media-export plugin. General audio playback should work for every plugin (Using Music library -> Songs)

What doesn’t work:

  • Seeking in transcoded media. This includes stopping and resuming. Pause-resume is fine though
  • Photo browsing (this is due to a bug in rygel’s HTTP code)

What’s quirky:

  • The modifications necessary for the XBox to be able to actually see rygel should be added dynamically by evaluating the user-agent of the request. Currently they are hardcoded
  • Mime-types have to be modified for the XBox, like video/avi for xvid or DivX 5 videos