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Patch management with quilt :)

In Debian packaging, a patch refers to a file containing changes to a source file or directory. They help you fix bugs, add features, or make other changes without affecting the original code directly. Quilt is a tool used to manage these patches efficiently.Patches are like small updates to your code. Common Terms : Export QUILT_PATCHES: This command sets the environment variable QUILT_PATCHES to specify the directory containing patches. For example: export QUILT_PATCHES=debian/patches....

March 8, 2024 · 3 min · Kathara Sasikumar

Midpoint Progress

Hello Readers! As we reach the midpoint of our internship program, it is an opportune moment to assess the progress achieved thus far and delineate the path forward for the upcoming phase. Experience our discussion on our accomplishments, the hurdles we’ve faced, and our plans for the future. Goals Achieved in the First Half: The initial phase saw the successful completion of several tasks: Local Environment Setup: We established a local environment running both MoinMoin 1....

February 20, 2024 · 2 min · Kathara Sasikumar

Learning Continues

Hey, friends! I’m back with a super interesting topic today. We’re diving into the world of Debian packages. Now, I know it might sound a bit techy, but stick with me – I’ll keep it simple and fun. So what is a debian package? Imagine it as a neatly wrapped gift – in this case, a “.deb” file. This file is a curated collection containing everything a piece of software needs to run smoothly on your Debian-based system....

January 1, 2024 · 4 min · Kathara Sasikumar

Facing the Struggles

Greetings, world! Back with the freshest update on my Outreachy journey with Debian. Wrapping up the second week, I’ve just begun dipping my toes into the ocean of possibilities. Debian Wiki, a vital pillar in this adventure, stands as the vast ocean itself, playing a crucial role in shaping my journey. The Debian Wiki serves as an expansive reservoir of knowledge, offering a diverse array of information and documentation. Its significance lies in its role as a comprehensive guide, providing insights and details crucial for navigating the intricacies of Debian’s vast ecosystem....

December 17, 2023 · 3 min · Kathara Sasikumar


Hello, I’m Kathara Sasikumar, a Debian intern in the Outreachy program, currently working on the Debian Wiki modernization project under the guidance of my mentor, Lucas Kanashiro. I graduated from NSS College of Engineering with a B.Tech in Computer Science and Engineering. Navigating life’s challenges, I find strength in Resilience—the commitment to learn, adapt, and grow. Curiosity is my compass, turning every experience into a chance for discovery and continuous learning....

November 28, 2023 · 3 min · Kathara Sasikumar