Create local repo structure using apt-ftparchive

apt-ftparchive is used for generating index files. I’m mentioning following steps to create index files out of existing pool directory. Go to the directory in which pool and dists directory are placed. If you want to create dists from scratch again then you...

KVM / VirtManager on Hamara Linux

I’m often using machines on KVM for developing and testing Hamara Linux. Here’s a quite note to get you set up quickly. First install the following packages: sudo apt-get install qemu-kvm qemu-system libvirt-bin bridge-utils Now reboot (this will install...

Security, Audits and FOSS – 2

This would be a continuation of sharing of issues related to technology and security in technology I would first like to explain some of the security issues/bugs that were found out. In life as an in software, an attacker usually looks for entrance where there is not...

Security, Audits and FOSS – 1

This would be part 1 about some old, some new issues related to security in technology. I would have to start the story around 20 years back. Where as a school going kid I was introduced to computers. In those days, Windows 3.1 had just been introduced in India, and...

XBMC / Kodi on Hamara Linux

So a few weeks back I found a spare moment to reinstall my media centre with hamara linux. I had to wait for the kids to go out, as you might imagine, the media centre is the most used machine in our house. The machine itself is a very capable Intel i7 box with 16gb...

Birthing pains of a FOSS distribution

This longish post would attempt to chronicle a bit about birth of Hamara, the various initiatives being taken now to make Hamara, a community space where people can experiment not only with Hamara but all and any ideas which would enrich the commons and open-source...