Communications, Ubuntu 6.06 LTS & MySQL downloads

I was just reading a text on effective communications, and there was something interesting I noted. With different values and backgrounds all over the world, a lot of things happen (use of colloquisms, etc.) with regards to people understanding each other. When there’s face-to-face meetings, there’s also non-verbal communication to keep note of.

It turns out in South Africa, they call it Ubuntu (we’re much more familiar with its “humanity for others” meaning by now, for sure). They value collective efforts in solving issues that impact the members of the community. And if you’re ever face-to-face with a South African, limited eye contact often shows respect and humility (this is similar with Japan, its polite). In the Western world though, we need eye-contact for confidence purposes, and to show that we’re sincere.

Its also worthy to note (yes, this post had a point) that on the MySQL 5.0 downloads page, there exists Ubuntu 6.06 LTS (Dapper Drake) downloads. Its the first time there are DEBs there.

Sure, its best to just sudo pat-get install mysql-server, but that also effectively means MySQL has recognized DEBs, and with Ubuntu at that. Its LTS as well!


  1. doggone dong says:

    Nice blog entry, Colin. It’s nice to know that version 5 has already gotten in the Ubuntu repository. Now I can already create views, at the very least.

  2. ahha says:

    Whats LTS colin?? =)

  3. albert says:

    Hi,please accept my great thanks for your blog entry.Neverthelessly,i have a problem here: While I install mysql on ubuntu using apt-get install mysql-server, comes an error—-
    Setting up samba (3.0.22-1ubuntu3.1) …
    update-rc.d: warning: /etc/rc2.d/K09samba is not a link to ../init.d/samba or /etc/init.d/samba
    update-rc.d: warning: /etc/rc3.d/K09samba is not a link to ../init.d/samba or /etc/init.d/samba
    invoke-rc.d: dangling symlink: /etc/rc2.d/K09samba
    dpkg: error processing samba (–configure):
    subprocess post-installation script returned error exit status 102
    Errors were encountered while processing:
    E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)

    And hornestly,i`m a novice here,so may you help me?
    Great thanks!

    please bug me any time:

  4. ahha says:

    Whats LTS colin?? =)