How to Install telegram-cli in Ubuntu LTS (*.deb)

I’ve compiled an easy to install Ubuntu *.deb package for telegram-cli.

PART 1: List of telegram-cli DEB package binaries

  1. telegram-cli_1.0.6-1_amd64.deb

Install *.deb package by running this command (on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Trusty)

sudo apt-get -y install  libjansson4
sudo dpkg -i telegram-cli_1.0.6-1_amd64.deb

Running telegram-cli is as easy as typing

telegram-cli

PART 2: Running telegram-cli

For first time login, you may need to key in the authorization code, the code will be sent to your mobile device to allow ‘telegram-cli’ to log as your username.
Once the authorization CODE has been entered, you are free to use telegram. Telegram use the concept of ‘peer’ (contact) to send messages instead of phone number. So in order to get a list of your peer, you need to run “contact_list” command.

> contact_list
John_T_Doe
Jane_doe_2
Warrick_Brown
Mark_Nelson

To send message to a peer/contact (for example to Warrick Brown), just type

> msg Warrick_Brown "wassup, dude? want to hang out today?"

To quit, you can type

> safe_quit

Install NGINX with PageSpeed using *.deb for Ubuntu LTS (AMD64)

Hello there, I’ve made an easily installable *.deb NGINX package with PageSpeed. The package is made for Ubuntu LTS on AMD64 machine.

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS – nginx 1.8.0 with PageSpeed

  1. nginx-full_1.8.0-1+trusty1-mypapitubuntu4_amd64.deb Full package
  2. nginx-extras_1.8.0-1+trusty1-mypapitubuntu4_amd64.deb Extra package

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS – nginx 1.8.0 with PageSpeed: Other Package

  1. nginx-common_1.8.0-1+trusty1-mypapitubuntu4_all.deb
  2. nginx_1.8.0-1+trusty1-mypapitubuntu4_all.deb
  3. nginx-doc_1.8.0-1+trusty1-mypapitubuntu4_all.deb

Installing nginx-extras or nginx-full is as easy as running this command

sudo dpkg -i nginx-common_1.8.0-1+trusty1-mypapitubuntu4_all.deb
sudo dpkg -i nginx-full_1.8.0-1+trusty1-mypapitubuntu4_amd64.deb
sudo dpkg -i nginx_1.8.0-1+trusty1-mypapitubuntu4_all.deb

Attention : Once installed, the PageSpeed configuration file can be found in “/etc/nginx/conf.d/pagespeed.conf”

Verify Installation
To verify whether nginx with pagespeed has been installed, type

nginx -V

Verify Installation with a preinstalled nginx
If you’ve another version of nginx installed on your system, take note that the nginx-pagespeed from *.deb is installed in “/usr/local/bin”

/usr/local/bin/nginx -V

It will output something like this:

nginx version: nginx/1.8.0
built with OpenSSL 1.0.1f 6 Jan 2014
TLS SNI support enabled
configure arguments: --with-cc-opt='-g -O2 -fPIE -fstack-protector --param=ssp-buffer-size=4 -Wformat -Werror=format-security -D_FORTIFY_SOURCE=2' --with-ld-opt='-Wl,-Bsymbolic-functions -fPIE -pie -Wl,-z,relro -Wl,-z,now' --prefix=/usr/share/nginx --conf-path=/etc/nginx/nginx.conf --http-log-path=/var/log/nginx/access.log --error-log-path=/var/log/nginx/error.log --lock-path=/var/lock/nginx.lock --pid-path=/run/nginx.pid --http-client-body-temp-path=/var/lib/nginx/body --http-fastcgi-temp-path=/var/lib/nginx/fastcgi --http-proxy-temp-path=/var/lib/nginx/proxy --http-scgi-temp-path=/var/lib/nginx/scgi --http-uwsgi-temp-path=/var/lib/nginx/uwsgi --with-debug --with-pcre-jit --with-ipv6 --with-http_ssl_module --with-http_stub_status_module --with-http_realip_module --with-http_auth_request_module --with-http_addition_module --with-http_dav_module --with-http_geoip_module --with-http_gunzip_module --with-http_gzip_static_module --with-http_image_filter_module --with-http_spdy_module --with-http_sub_module --with-http_xslt_module --with-mail --with-mail_ssl_module --add-module=/home/mypapit/source/nginx-1.8.0-1+trusty1/debian/modules/nginx-auth-pam --add-module=/home/mypapit/source/nginx-1.8.0-1+trusty1/debian/modules/nginx-dav-ext-module --add-module=/home/mypapit/source/nginx-1.8.0-1+trusty1/debian/modules/nginx-echo --add-module=/home/mypapit/source/nginx-1.8.0-1+trusty1/debian/modules/nginx-upstream-fair --add-module=/home/mypapit/source/nginx-1.8.0-1+trusty1/debian/modules/ngx_http_substitutions_filter_module --add-module=/home/mypapit/source/nginx-1.8.0-1+trusty1/debian/modules/ngx_pagespeed-release-1.9.32.4-beta

Take note at the bolded text to verify whether pagespeed module has been installed.

How to add contrib and non-free repository in Debian GNU/Linux

Debian GNU/Linux is probably the only Linux distro that has the largest software repository. However the default installation for Debian only includes the ‘main’ repository which is directly maintained by the Debian community and fulfills the Debian Free Software Guidelines (DFSG).

The two other repositories ‘contrib’ and ‘non-free’ are not enabled by default as it contains software that either does not meet DFSG requirements or depends on library or packages which does not meet DFSG requiments.

How to enable contrib and non-free repo in Debian
As ‘root’ you need to edit /etc/apt/sources.lst

Then add ‘contrib’ and ‘non free’ at the end of each line that begins with “deb” and “deb-src” just like the example:


deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian jessie main contrib non-free

deb http://security.debian.org jessie/updates main contrib non-free

Save the file, and run ‘apt-get update‘ and optionally ‘apt-get upgrade‘ to activate the changes.

Recommended Reading

Linux Package Manager Cheat Sheet Reference Chart

Linux comes in many flavors or distros, and each distro handles software installation differently from one another. Most GNU/Linux distro uses a package management system to manage software updates/instalation/removal in order to help users administer their Linux systems.

However, many of these package management system has different interface and commands, as such users from Ubuntu (or Debian based) might only be familiar with ‘apt’ or dpkg while Fedora (Red Hat based) users might only familiar with yum and rpm, which may create confusion when users from either distro were to exchange environments.

Luckily, somebody was kind enough to provide these users with Linux Package Manager Cheat Sheet which act as a reference point whenever a user had to switch to another distro which uses package management that are not familiar with them.

The package management software listed are for: apt,dpkg,yum, rpm, pkg* (slackware based) and AIX-based lsl**.

[ Source ]

Debian Squeeze 6.0.2 update (Security – important)

Debian project has released update on Debian 6.0 (Squeeze) which addressed several security issues and bugfix. Debian Squeeze users are advised to update their installation using “apt-get update” and “apt-get upgrade” command to ensure all of the updates are installed properly.

p/s: Although I currently use Ubuntu, I was actually a Debian user and I continue to use Debian on my VPS to host this website till this very day. Without Debian, I would never has discovered thousands of wonderful open source software in it vast software repositories :)

Ubuntu 11.10 drops Synaptic package manager

The upcoming Ubuntu 11.10 release (Oneiric Ocelot) will drop Synaptic Package Manager from default installation in favor of Ubuntu Software Center.

This has been foreseen since Canonical has spend their effort in developing and improving Ubuntu Software Center as a convenience one-stop center to install free and paid software alike.

Personal Thoughts
Personally, I still prefer to use Synaptic Package Manager over Ubuntu Software Center as it is still doesn’t offer the same number of options that I used to get from Synaptic (ability to search by name, description, ability to test the fastest mirror).

But I believe the changes that Canonical and Ubuntu community made might make it easier to streamline the looks and functionality of package manager into desktop environment (Unity) regardless of the computing platform.

Synaptic

Download Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon DVD Repository

It is a well known fact that Ubuntu Linux distribution has a comprehensive application collection from its repositories which can be installed at anytime provided the users have a relatively fast internet connection.

However there are still places in the world which do not have access to such connection which may prevent users from installing new applications on their Ubuntu operating system. Luckily somebody took the time to put Ubuntu Gutsy software repository into a collection of DVDs which may be handy if you are going to introduce Ubuntu to your friends which does not have an internet connection at his home.

The repository DVDs are available for i386 and 64bit platform and are divided to 5 DVDs. The DVD images (size up to 4.0GB) are downloadable for free from ftp://tuma.ui.edu/pub/ubuntu-repository/gutsy/.

Please refer to the Jigdo tutorial from Debian website on how to download the DVD using Jigdo.

Instructions on how to add the DVD repository to your Ubuntu operating system is detailed here : Add CD/DVD apt Repository.

An Indonesian version of the instruction is also available from : http://wiki.ubuntu-id.org/DistribusiDvdReposUbuntu