I hit a problem when attempting to upgrade to kernel 3.17.2 on a
Some time between 3.13 and 3.17, the bonding driver has stopped
accepting ppp devices, instead throwing an error that the MAC address
cannot be changed.
(And does not allow this to be forced)
I suspect it's unlikely.. but has anyone here encountered this issue
and found a solution?
Alternatively.. do you know where the right place to file bug report
about this would be? It's been a while since I've filed anything
against the linux kernel itself.
There was some discussion on the list a while ago about the future of kfreebsd
in Debian after all the systemd furore and the release maintainers saying they
were not happy with the state of that architecture for the Jessie release and
would decide post November 1st if it was to be dropped.
The latest release team sprint did look again at the three architectures that
were in question (arm64, ppc64el and kfreebsd) and have decided thus:
# There remained yes/no decisions for arm64, ppc64el, and kfreebsd.
# arm64 and ppc64el have made enough progress to be release
# architectures for Jessie. Britney no longer has special handling
# for these two. Therefore, FTBFS regressions for arm64 and ppc64el
# are now release critical (but non-regressions are not).
# We discussed kfreebsd at length, but are not satisfied that a
# release with Jessie will be of sufficient quality. We are dropping
# it as an official release architecture, though we do hope that the
# porters will be able to make a simultaneous unofficial release.
So there we go.
All the best,
Chris Samuel : http://www.csamuel.org/ : Melbourne, VIC
From: "Brian May" <brian(a)microcomaustralia.com.au>
> FreeBSD could be so much better if only they adopted something like
> SystemD too :-)
> "See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mri66Uz6-8Y#t=1643 John Hubbard
> talking about how an approach like systemd is needed on FreeBSD." --
"Something like systemd" does not mean "systemd", as said.
In one point Hubbart is a bit unkind to FreeBSDs init scripts.
For a while now they are now "ahead" of old-fashioned sysV where the number
S## determines the order.
rcorder orders them at run time before running them.
# REQUIRE: mountd hostname gssd nfsuserd
# REQUIRE: NETWORKING rpcbind quota
# REQUIRE: NETWORKING ntpdate syslogd
# REQUIRE: NETWORKING syslogd
So this describes a logical order for nfsd and dependencies. Obviously some
order is needed but they all come after a milestone NETWORKING and syslogd.
syslogd_enable ="NO" makes the later a NOP.
# REQUIRE: NETWORKING
so it could run in parallel.
Yes, there is inetd, and there is cron.. (something else?) and there is a
risk of having things in parallel (needeing semaphores). Ansd there are
events as e.g. a USB device plugged in and caught by devfs etc.
I am pretty sure that will be dealt with in a sensible way.
systemd is a bit like our office renovations at the moment.
[Slightly made up] "There is a cable in the way" "Just cut it" "Don't
worry we go wireless".
And a few days later: "Well, we need this on an Ethernet cable." "Don't
worry, I still have a piece of string and a band aid"
I just helped someone on the German mailing list with boot problems under
He had /home coming from an iSCSI target. It just did not boot. He could not
figure out how to fix the sequence so it worked, and started to hole it
through the boot.local and rc.local scripts.
This are fallbacks which are more or less obsolete for twenty years but
needed as a life support for him.
A few weeks backI tried to install the 32bit version of OpenSuse 13.2 on
a Toshiba A100 machine. It did not go well. So tonight I have had
another crack at an install and I would like to get back to a clean
drive, but there are a couple of encrypted LVM partitions which I cannot
delete. It only has a 120Gb HDD so I don't want to sacrifice 30Gb for
these two partitions. On trying to delete a partition, I get the message
"The selected partition is used by volume group "/dev/system" To keep
the system in a consistent state, the volume group and its logical
volumes will be deleted. Then ... Delete partition /dev.sda1 and volume
group ?dev/system now? Then clicking on delete does nothing.
Everything remains intact.
how do I overcome this, please?
>Thanks for the response.Â I am using the Partitioning Tool in the
>install DVD.Â I used to remember an easier time several years back when
>using Madriva.Their Partition Manager was the best I have ever seen.Â I
>wonder if there is a rescue disc which could clean up this mess?
Possibly a simpler way out is to check to see if the low level tools fdisk
or cfdisk is avaible on the disk. Neither of these tools particularly fdisk
are very intelligent and they will erase any partition with only a single
2014-11-26 12:58 GMT+01:00 Andrew Greig <pushin.linux(a)gmail.com>:
> Thanks for the response. I am using the Partitioning Tool in the
> install DVD. I used to remember an easier time several years back when
> using Madriva.Their Partition Manager was the best I have ever seen. I
> wonder if there is a rescue disc which could clean up this mess?
I have no experience at all about OpenSuse, but I think any live
distribution allows you to handle such a thing. Once you have a terminal,
you can do almost whatever you want.
Just as an example, I have more expirience with the Ubuntu family tools.
As a happy user of the rpm system I find myself needing to bend
On a Pi I got sick of having 3 versions of cpp so I just asked synaptic
to remove the lot and then installed just 4.8. This worked fine except
I found that I needed to make symbolic links from cpp to cpp-4.8 etc.
I now need to install libtool but synaptic wants to also install cpp
(-4.6) without an option.
I figured I could tell apt-get to forget about cpp and just get on with
it (ie --nodeps in rpm),
but it doesn't seem to have such an option.
I have hazy memories of hacking a file somewhere to make the problem go
away by changing the cpp deps.
RedirectMatch ^/wws/subrequest/(.*)$ /cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/$1
Apache on the new server is refusing to start when the above config line is
enabled for lists.luv.asn.au. Any idea why?
According to my basic tests the mailman web pages are working well, so maybe
it's not needed anyway.
My Main Blog http://etbe.coker.com.au/
My Documents Blog http://doc.coker.com.au/
I've replaced my home router with a little laptop, and it's working great.
Does anyone make an ADSL modem that can be run (and powered) via USB? Most have USB ports but I suspect can't use it as a power source. This would allow my internet connection to stay up during the power outages that get more frequent out here once fire season starts.