James | 29 Oct 17:45 2014



So looking at ~/.mozilla/seamonkey/≤dir>/
I see these cookies files:

cookies.sqlite cookies.sqlite-shm cookies.sqlite-wal 

But the are sqlite files. So  I need a gui tool to view them as to discern
logical understanding of what exactly they are and which do delete
or intelligently pre_filter. [1,2]

Any suggestions in portage or as a seamonkey "add-on" would
be keen. I run "no-scipts" but I think I need more to keep
the cookie_monster under control? suggesions? I also use
firefox, just not as much.


[1] http://sourceforge.net/projects/sqlitebrowser/

[2] https://www.bestvpn.com/blog/8177/super-cookies-flash-cookies/

Gevisz | 29 Oct 17:05 2014

Building media-libs/lcms-2.6-r1 failed

After today's # emerge-webrsyc
# emerge --update --deep --with-bdeps=y --newuse --backtrack=90 --ask world
failed with the following message:

These are the packages that would be merged, in order:

Calculating dependencies... done!
[ebuild     U  ] media-libs/lcms-2.6-r1 [2.5] USE="threads%*" ABI_X86="(64%*) (-32) (-x32)" 
[ebuild     U  ] net-misc/wget-1.16 [1.14]
[ebuild     U  ] media-gfx/imagemagick- []

Would you like to merge these packages? [Yes/No] y
>>> Verifying ebuild manifests  

>>> Emerging (1 of 3) media-libs/lcms-2.6-r1  
 * Fetching files in the background. To view fetch progress, run
 * `tail -f /var/log/emerge-fetch.log` in another terminal.
 * lcms2-2.6.tar.gz SHA256 SHA512 WHIRLPOOL size ;-) ...                                                                                                       [ ok ]
>>> Unpacking source...
>>> Unpacking lcms2-2.6.tar.gz to /var/tmp/portage/media-libs/lcms-2.6-r1/work
>>> Source unpacked in /var/tmp/portage/media-libs/lcms-2.6-r1/work
>>> Preparing source in /var/tmp/portage/media-libs/lcms-2.6-r1/work/lcms2-2.6 ...  
 * Applying lcms-2.6-cve-2014-0459.patch ...                                                                                                                   [ ok ]
 * Running elibtoolize in: lcms2-2.6/
 *   Applying portage/1.2.0 patch ...
 *   Applying sed/1.5.6 patch ...
 *   Applying as-needed/2.2.6 patch ...
 *   Applying target-nm/2.4.2 patch ...
>>> Source prepared.
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Tom H | 29 Oct 02:36 2014

Re: Re: [~amd64] NFS server broken again :(

On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 6:18 PM, walt <w41ter <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/27/2014 08:22 PM, Tom H wrote:
>> The 1.2.9 nfs-utils ebuild has "systemd_dounit
>> "${FILESDIR}"/nfsd.service" where nfsd.service has
>> "Requires=rpcbind.service" and "After=rpcbind.service".
>> The 1.3.0 nfs-utils ebuild has "systemd_dounit
>> systemd/*.{mount,service,target}" where nfs-server.service has
>> "Requires=rpcbind.target" and After=rpcbind.target".
> Yes, and that little change caused the breakage that inspired this
> thread in the first place :)
> I have a Fedora 20 machine running in VirtualBox and I see they've
> already fixed the same breakage by going back to 'rpcbind.service'
> in their nfs-server.service file.
> I see they also define all those $RPCFOO variables in /etc/sysconfig/nfs,
> which are mostly null-strings anyway, which is why my nfs server is
> working correctly without those variables.
> (Working correctly *after* "systemctl enable rpcbind", that is.)

"systemctl enable rpcbind" or "systemctl start rpcbind"? (Or
"systemctl enable rpcbind" and reboot?)

I've been wondering about "rpcbind.target". I'm not using systemd on
Gentoo but on my laptop running Ubuntu 15.04 (yes, 15 with systemd
215), "/lib/systemd/system/rpcbind.target" is provided by systemd.
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Marc Joliet | 28 Oct 00:44 2014

Strange behaviour of dhcpcd

Hi list

First off: this is a "fixed" issue, in that I don't see the behaviour anymore,
so time is not of the essence ;) . I'm only looking for an explanation, or for
comments from other people who experienced this.

So the issue was some really strange behaviour on the part of dhcpcd.  I
completed a move a few weeks ago and got an internet connection last Wednesday
(using a local cable company, that is, using a cable modem connected to via
ethernet). I reconfigured my system to use regular DHCP (a relief after the
PPPoE mess in the dorm), but dhcpcd could not apply the default route; it
*obtained* one, but failed with "if_addroute: Invalid argument". I tried it
manually, to no effect: "ip route" complained about invalid arguments, and I
think plain "route" said "file exists", but I'm not sure anymore (either way,
the error messages were less than clear).  The funny thing is, I *could* set
the default route, just not to the one advertised via DHCP, but to the x.y.z.2+
instead of x.y.z.1, which even gave me access to the internet part of the time.

Now the funny thing is what fixed it:

  *commenting out the entirety of /etc/dhcpcd.conf*

Then dhcpcd ran with   default settings and could apply the default route. Even
more bizarre is the fact that it kept working after uncommenting it again (and
I track it with git, so I'm 100% sure I got it back to its original state).
This leads me to believe that there was some (corrupted?) persistent state
somewhere that got overwritten by starting dhcpcd after I commented out the
file, but I have no clue where.

Has anyone seen this sort of behaviour before, or anything similar to it?  I
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meino.cramer | 28 Oct 00:13 2014

Problems after update


I updated via eix/emerge, which does not expose any problems.
After that the sudoers of sudo needs to be updated. For that
tasks I use cf-update.

With cfg-update -u it spits out (and do not stop until CTRL-C:
<< Stage1 >> 0 files in queue for automatic replacing, skipping...

<< Stage2 >> 0 files in queue for automatic 3-way merging, skipping...

<< Stage3 >> vimdiff does not support 3-way merging, skipping...

<< Stage4 >> 1 files in queue for manual 2-way merging, starting...

(1/1)  /etc/sudoers  *Modified File    
  Press [y] - to merge the current file and the ._cfg0000_* file with vimdiff
  Press [s] - to skip this update (to investigate first, and try again later)
  Press [1] - to use the ._cfg0000_* file
  Press [2] - to remove the ._cfg0000_* file
  Press [q] - to quit cfg-update immediately
  Merge manually with file : /etc/._cfg0000_sudoers ? [y|s|1|2|q] bash: readkey: command not found

* invalid key... try again: bash: readkey: command not found

* invalid key... try again: bash: readkey: command not found

* invalid key... try again: bash: readkey: command not found
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walt | 27 Oct 20:38 2014

[~amd64] NFS server broken again :(

Last night when I powered off my machines NFS was working perfectly.  Today
it's broken again for the nth time:

#systemctl status nfs-server
‚óŹ nfs-server.service - NFS server and services
   Loaded: loaded (/usr/lib64/systemd/system/nfs-server.service; enabled)
   Active: failed (Result: exit-code) since Mon 2014-10-27 11:50:38 PDT; 25min ago
  Process: 896 ExecStopPost=/usr/sbin/exportfs -f (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
  Process: 893 ExecStopPost=/usr/sbin/exportfs -au (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
  Process: 939 ExecStart=/usr/sbin/rpc.nfsd $RPCNFSDARGS (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)
  Process: 936 ExecStartPre=/usr/sbin/exportfs -r (code=exited, status=0/SUCCESS)
 Main PID: 939 (code=exited, status=1/FAILURE)

Oct 27 11:50:38 a6 rpc.nfsd[939]: rpc.nfsd: writing fd to kernel failed: errno 111 (Connection refused)
Oct 27 11:50:38 a6 rpc.nfsd[939]: rpc.nfsd: unable to set any sockets for nfsd
Oct 27 11:50:38 a6 systemd[1]: nfs-server.service: main process exited, code=exited, status=1/FAILURE
Oct 27 11:50:38 a6 systemd[1]: Failed to start NFS server and services.
Oct 27 11:50:38 a6 systemd[1]: Unit nfs-server.service entered failed state.

#rpc.nfsd -d
rpc.nfsd: Checking netconfig for visible protocols.
rpc.nfsd: Enabling inet udp.
rpc.nfsd: Enabling inet tcp.
rpc.nfsd: Enabling inet6 udp.
rpc.nfsd: Enabling inet6 tcp.
rpc.nfsd: knfsd is currently down
rpc.nfsd: Writing version string to kernel: -2 +3 +4 
rpc.nfsd: Creating inet TCP socket.
rpc.nfsd: writing fd to kernel failed: errno 111 (Connection refused)
rpc.nfsd: Creating inet6 TCP socket.
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meino.cramer | 27 Oct 18:03 2014

gnu screen - copy'n'paste


I am using screen to log into my beaglebone embedded computer, which
runs Gentoo (of course!) like this:

    ssh -t root <at> screen -R -d

. This makes it possible to detach the terminal and shutdown the PC,
while the beagle still runs processes...

Unfortunately I cannot copy and paste things from my PC to a started
session like the way described above.

What is the problem here? ssh? screen? Or...simply my (mis-)
understanding of the whole thing ?

Best regards,

Mick | 27 Oct 10:24 2014

Safeguarding strategies against SSD data loss

I'm starting a new thread so as to not hijack the one about alternative 
kernels, but continue with something Volker raised.

On Sunday 26 Oct 2014 23:25:50 Volker Armin Hemmann wrote:

> as others have written already: ssd.
> With a caveat: if an ssd dies, it will die suddenly. Without a warning.
> Usually 5 minutes before the start of your weekly or monthly backup run.
> And that is first hand experience.

I haven't yet started using SSD and have wondered what sort of a system should 
I set up to guard against such instantaneous catastrophic failures.  I am 
interested to hear what strategies people deploy to avoid data loss with SSDs, 
especially on laptops that don't have the luxury of raid redundancy.

With spinning drives I use tar and rsync at regular intervals.  There have 
been a few rare cases where a drive failed without prior notice - the last one 
after a reboot.  In such cases I am prepared to live with the risk of some 
data loss, on machines where raid is not an option.


Alexander Kapshuk | 26 Oct 20:09 2014

alternative kernels

I've been using gentoo-sources for a while now.

I remember reading on this list about some users using alternative
kernels on their gentoo systems. My understanding is that amongst some
of the other alternatives, besides the genkernel, which I'm not
interested in using, are vanilla-sources available in the portage
tree, and the sources available on kernel.org.
I'd appreciate being given some pointers on how the folk here maintain
their alternative kernels.


Jacques Montier | 26 Oct 16:58 2014

emerge world problem with one package

Hello all,

Since few, when i run emerge -auvDN world, i get hugin to re-emerge again and again (with "r" to force re-install)...

[ebuild  rR   ~] media-gfx/hugin-2014.0.0-r1  USE="python -debug -lapack -sift" LINGUAS="fr -cs -da -de -en_GB -es -eu -fi -hu -it -ja -nl -pl -pt_BR -ro -ru -sk -sv -zh_CN -zh_TW" PYTHON_SINGLE_TARGET="python2_7 (-python3_2) -python3_3 -python3_4" PYTHON_TARGETS="python2_7 python3_3 (-python3_2) -python3_4" 0 kB

I don't have any PYTHON_SINGLE_TARGET and PYTHON_TARGETS lines in make.conf.

How could i get rid of that ?

attached file emerge_info.txt

Thanks for your help,


Portage 2.2.8-r2 (default/linux/amd64/13.0/desktop, gcc-4.8.3, glibc-2.19-r1, 3.16.5-gentoo x86_64)
System uname: Linux-3.16.5-gentoo-x86_64-Intel-R-_Core-TM-_i7_CPU_950_ <at> _3.07GHz-with-gentoo-2.2
KiB Mem:    18491292 total,  14936804 free
KiB Swap:    2097148 total,   2097148 free
Timestamp of tree: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 10:15:01 +0000
ld GNU ld (GNU Binutils) 2.23.2
app-shells/bash:          4.2_p53
dev-java/java-config:     2.2.0
dev-lang/perl:            5.18.2-r2
dev-lang/python:          2.7.7, 3.3.5-r1, 3.4.1
dev-util/pkgconfig:       0.28-r1
sys-apps/baselayout:      2.2
sys-apps/openrc:          0.12.4
sys-apps/sandbox:         2.6-r1
sys-devel/autoconf:       2.13, 2.69
sys-devel/automake:       1.9.6-r3, 1.10.3, 1.11.6, 1.13.4
sys-devel/binutils:       2.23.2
sys-devel/gcc:            4.8.3
sys-devel/gcc-config:     1.7.3
sys-devel/libtool:        2.4.2-r1
sys-devel/make:           4.0-r1
sys-kernel/linux-headers: 3.13 (virtual/os-headers)
sys-libs/glibc:           2.19-r1
Repositories: gentoo jtriley overlay_local
CFLAGS="-march=native -O2 -pipe"
CONFIG_PROTECT="/etc /usr/share/config /usr/share/gnupg/qualified.txt /var/lib/hsqldb"
CONFIG_PROTECT_MASK="/etc/ca-certificates.conf /etc/env.d /etc/fonts/fonts.conf /etc/gconf
/etc/gentoo-release /etc/php/apache2-php5.5/ext-active/ /etc/php/cgi-php5.5/ext-active/
/etc/php/cli-php5.5/ext-active/ /etc/revdep-rebuild /etc/sandbox.d /etc/splash /etc/terminfo"
CXXFLAGS="-march=native -O2 -pipe"
FCFLAGS="-O2 -pipe"
FEATURES="assume-digests binpkg-logs candy config-protect-if-modified distlocks ebuild-locks
fixlafiles merge-sync news parallel-fetch preserve-libs protect-owned sandbox sfperms strict
unknown-features-warn unmerge-logs unmerge-orphans userfetch userpriv usersandbox usersync"
FFLAGS="-O2 -pipe"
INSTALL_MASK="/lib/systemd/system /usr/lib/systemd/system"
LDFLAGS="-Wl,-O1 -Wl,--as-needed"
MAKEOPTS="-j9 -l8"
PORTAGE_RSYNC_OPTS="--recursive --links --safe-links --perms --times --omit-dir-times --compress
--force --whole-file --delete --stats --human-readable --timeout=180 
--exclude=/distfiles --exclude=/local --exclude=/packages"
PORTDIR_OVERLAY="/var/lib/layman/jtriley /usr/portage/local"
USE="X a52 aac acl acpi alsa amd64 berkdb bluetooth branding bzip2 cairo cdda cdr cli consolekit cracklib
crypt cups cxx dbus dri dts dvd dvdr emboss encode exif 
fam firefox flac fortran gdbm gif glamor gpm gtk iconv ipv6 jpeg lcms ldap libnotify mad mmx mng modules mp3
mp4 mpeg multilib ncurses nls nptl ogg opengl openmp 
pam pango pcre pdf png policykit ppds qt3support qt4 readline sdl session spell sse sse2 ssl
startup-notification svg tcpd tiff truetype udev udisks unicode upower 
usb vorbis wxwidgets x264 xcb xml xv xvid zlib" ABI_X86="64" ALSA_CARDS="ali5451 als4000 atiixp
atiixp-modem bt87x ca0106 cmipci emu10k1x ens1370 ens1371 es1938 es1968 
fm801 hda-intel intel8x0 intel8x0m maestro3 trident usb-audio via82xx via82xx-modem ymfpci"
APACHE2_MODULES="authn_core authz_core socache_shmcb unixd actions alias auth_basic 
authn_alias authn_anon authn_dbm authn_default authn_file authz_dbm authz_default authz_groupfile
authz_host authz_owner authz_user autoindex cache cgi cgid dav dav_fs dav_lock 
deflate dir disk_cache env expires ext_filter file_cache filter headers include info log_config logio
mem_cache mime mime_magic negotiation rewrite setenvif speling status unique_id 
userdir usertrack vhost_alias" CALLIGRA_FEATURES="kexi words flow plan sheets stage tables krita
karbon braindump author" CAMERAS="canon ptp2" COLLECTD_PLUGINS="df interface irq 
load memory rrdtool swap syslog" ELIBC="glibc" GPSD_PROTOCOLS="ashtech aivdm earthmate evermore fv18
garmin garmintxt gpsclock itrax mtk3301 nmea ntrip navcom oceanserver oldstyle 
oncore rtcm104v2 rtcm104v3 sirf superstar2 timing tsip tripmate tnt ublox ubx" INPUT_DEVICES="evdev"
KERNEL="linux" LCD_DEVICES="bayrad cfontz cfontz633 glk hd44780 lb216 lcdm001 
mtxorb ncurses text" LIBREOFFICE_EXTENSIONS="presenter-console presenter-minimizer" LINGUAS="fr
fr_FR" OFFICE_IMPLEMENTATION="libreoffice" PHP_TARGETS="php5-5" 
PYTHON_SINGLE_TARGET="python2_7" PYTHON_TARGETS="python2_7 python3_3" RUBY_TARGETS="ruby19
ruby20" SANE_BACKENDS="epson2" USERLAND="GNU" VIDEO_CARDS="nvidia" 
XTABLES_ADDONS="quota2 psd pknock lscan length2 ipv4options ipset ipp2p iface geoip fuzzy condition
tee tarpit sysrq steal rawnat logmark ipmark dhcpmac delude chaos account"

Joseph | 25 Oct 01:40 2014

mpeg4ip - replacement

Which application replaced "mpeg4ip" ?

I'm trying to streem mpeg4 video and in the past I was using "mpeg4ip" but I can not find it.