A pretty smooth upgrade – Freeciv(-client-gtk) seemed to barf, so I just uninstalled it. The new Amarok is nice, even if the jaunty version isn’t totally up-to-the-minute. I did have to install phonon-backend-xine though. LLVM is v2.5, hurrah! GHC is still v6.8.2, boo.
Dreamhost backups: the appropriate incantation
Recently, and without much fanfare, Dreamhost introduced backup users. Each account gets a single backup user, whose function is to provide a remote backup. Dreamhost’s TOS states that regular user content must be served on the web: it is not intended to be a backup service. However, clearly the need for remote backups exists, and… Continue reading Dreamhost backups: the appropriate incantation
After a couple of days of slow servers, today it picked up a bit and I installed Hardy Heron without problems. Well, with a couple of minor problems. First, my /boot partition is still just a little too small, so I had to move a few things around to manage the recreation of the initrd… Continue reading Hardy Heron
Backup Solution, Evolved
At the end of November, I invested in a NAS box with 500GB of RAID 1 space. This weekend I finally got around to another thing on my todo list: updating the firmware of said box and doing some spelunking. Using a marvellous thing called fun-plug, I now have some real Linux power on the… Continue reading Backup Solution, Evolved
I’m not with Comcast…
…but apparently they sent RSTs both ways. And I wouldn’t put it past my ISP to forcibly reset Bittorrent connections either. So I’ve told my firewall to drop BIttorrent TCP packets with the RST bit set. The question is, when will ISPs understand the two fundamentals of the situation, viz. 1) I’ve paid for my… Continue reading I’m not with Comcast…
Well, I decided to beat the crowd and go ahead and install Gutsy Gibbon before the official release (tomorrow). Everything is fine, nothing is ruined. Some fonts changed in a minor way, and the default desktop background changed, and now I have a whole lot of updated packages. For instance, Gaim is now finally Pidgin.
That’s my boy!
This morning, mini-Elbeno decided to look at one of Daddy’s books.
Never could resist a challenge…
Well, I installed Feisty. I know I said I was going to wait, but the fact that I tried anyway and it wouldn’t let me – well that was tantamount to throwing down the gauntlet. I sidestepped the error it was giving me about required disk space – to discover that it wasn’t kidding. Because… Continue reading Never could resist a challenge…
I’m not upgrading yet. Give it a few weeks. I’m sure I’ll run into a few things which don’t quite go according to plan, and it would be handy if someone else hit them first so that I can see the fix on the forums. Edit: Well, I decided to try it, since the auto-update… Continue reading Feisty Fawn
OpenWRT Port Triggering update
I don’t really have time to bundle my patches into a package or get them included in OpenWRT (must admit I was surprised to find they weren’t already there). But after having some enquiries from people seeking port triggering, I have posted the patch files and a short howto at www.elbeno.com.