dimitris kalamaras

mathematics, social network analysis, free software…

Month: January 2009

Samba_Τκ: Tcl/tk script for remote samba shares mounting

Here’s a little Tcl/Tk script I wrote sometime ago when I was messing with the Tcl/tk cookbook. It presents a simple dialog (in Greek) where the user enters the remote server’s IP and shared folder, the local folder (where the share folder should be mounted), as well as samba server credentials, i.e. username and password. It has pretty basic (read “zero”…) exception handling and pretty naive logic: you have to make sure that the remote and local folder exist, and that you have smbmount installed. Warning: I haven’t really test it recently. Nevertheless, it is somewhat documented and could be useful to some with a little effort. Just save it (i.e. samba_mount_tk.tcl), make executable (chmod +x samba_mount_tk.tcl), then run it (./samba_mount_tk.tcl)…

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SocNetV 0.49 & Ubuntu packaging

Found some time today to finish another SocNetV release — after three months of development, SocNetV 0.49 sports a redesigned dock with tabs (statistics, edit, layout), new supported social network formats, weight numbers on edges and, as usual A LOT of bug fixes :P… But, the funkier feature of this release is that I finally managed to build decent SocNetV packages for Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex. Thanks to Canonical’s Launchpad, my very own PPA (Personal Package Archive) can be used as a third-party repository in your Ubuntu installation. All you have to do is to add these two lines in your /etc/apt/sources.list file:

deb http://ppa.launchpad.net/dimitris-kalamaras/ubuntu intrepid main
deb-src http://ppa.launchpad.net/dimitris-kalamaras/ubuntu intrepid main

Then, update your package list and install SocNetV with this single-line:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install socnetv

To run it, just go to Applications > Education > SocNetV,  et voila!

SocNetV 0.49 in Ubuntu 8.10

SocNetV 0.49 in Ubuntu 8.10

Unfortunately, it seems I can’t figure out what is going on with my older RPM .spec file, although I did try some mods, which is why the openSUSE Build Service refuses to build even plain openSUSE 11.1 packages. The funny thing is that the same .spec file builds the RPM ok in my local openSUSE install… And, unfortunately I have no more time to spend on it. 🙁

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