Joseph | 19 Apr 18:00 2015

postdrop: warning -, line 669: overriding earlier entry: readme_directory=no

Every time I emerge any package I see a line:

postdrop: warning: /etc/postfix/, line 669: overriding earlier entry: readme_directory=no

I've never seen this one before, and didn't finished compiling all the updates.
What does it want? 



Joseph | 19 Apr 01:38 2015

dev-lang/perl:0 - problem

I've not updated to two months and now I'm getting dependency problem with "dev-lang/perl"

  (dev-lang/perl-5.20.2:0/5.20::gentoo, ebuild scheduled for merge) pulled in by
    =dev-lang/perl-5.20.2* required by (virtual/perl-File-Spec-3.480.100-r1:0/0::gentoo, ebuild
scheduled for merge)
    ^              ^^^^^^^                                                                                                                                                 
    (and 38 more with the same problem)

  (dev-lang/perl-5.18.2-r2:0/5.18::gentoo, installed) pulled in by
    dev-lang/perl:0/5.18=[-build(-)] required by (dev-perl/Crypt-PasswdMD5-1.400.0:0/0::gentoo, installed)
    (and 94 more with the same problem)

How to solve it? I don't want to mess with perl and ended up with "emerge" not working.



Chris Spackman | 19 Apr 00:46 2015

sound stuttering, breaking up, fading in and out

I have an issue with sound during music and sometimes video
playback. Usually it fades out (gets quieter) and then fades back in a
couple of seconds later. This happens randomly maybe a couple of times
in an hour or two, but can sometimes go several hours without
issue. It has happened with quodlibet and mocp (audio - mostly ogg,
some mp3) and with vlc (video - mostly mp4/m4v). I don't use other
music/video software enough to notice it there.

During heavy load (like emerging packages), the sound will sometimes
stutter or even stop and then restart a few seconds later. The
computer is a few years old, but this has not happened in the past.

I found somewhere the suggestion to add the following options to

options snd-hda-intel vid=8086 pid=8ca0 snoop=0

The fading out/in *seems to be* less frequent since doing that. But
that is my subjective feeling, not based on data.

Any ideas on what might be wrong and how it can be fixed?

** System **

Window Manager = PekWM

kernel = Linux sys76 3.18.11-gentoo #1 SMP PREEMPT Thu Apr 9 13:56:02 EDT 2015 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM)2
Quad CPU Q8400  <at>  2.66GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

** Hardware Info **
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walt | 18 Apr 20:48 2015

Strange new behavior from the "mount" command

I have two similar but not identical ~amd64 machines, and *one* of the
two machines is doing something new and strange when I type "mount" with
no arguments.

The "bad" machine prints the list of mounted filesystems as it should,
but then proceeds to read the partition table on every disk in the machine
and writes a fresh version of /run/blkid/ .

This has the very annoying side effect of spinning up any sleeping disks,
including the floppy disk (but not the dvd player, thankfully).

I re-installed util-linux, which installs the "mount" utility, but no
difference.  (The two machines both have util-linux-2.26.1-r1).

This new behavior began on April 14, FWIW, and the only package I installed
on that machine that day was gentoo-sources-3.14.38, which is why I blamed
the new kernel for the new behavior but I discovered since then that it
happens with all the old kernels too.

I'm stumped.  Any ideas?

Marko Weber | 8000 | 18 Apr 12:27 2015

cryptsetup wont use aes-xts:plain64

hello list,

i try to crypt a partition with cryptsetup.
Yes, in Kernel i had all need things i think.

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Tanstaafl | 17 Apr 22:57 2015

grep -lr ignoring subdirs that start with dot (.)?

Hi all,

Ok, this is driving me crazy...

I want to be able to quickly search an entire users Maildir for an email
containing a certain string, but output just the filenames WITH THE

So, from the target users top level Maildir:

grep -lr <searchstring> * | xargs ls -lt

^^^ appears to work, and does return results for the cur and new
subdirs, but seems to be ignoring the rest of the Maildirs. Maybe it has
something to do with the fact that they start with dots (ie, .Sent,
.Trash, etc)??

Anyone have any idea why the above doesn't search them all?


Meino.Cramer | 17 Apr 19:48 2015

[OT] Morse decoder software with *NO* GI (commandline/ASCII-output)


does anyone know of a good morse decoding software, which does not
need a gui (it will be used on a small embedded Linux system) and
works reasonably good?

Thank you very much in advance for any help!
Best regards,

Alan Grimes | 17 Apr 06:18 2015

List of Epic FAIL

Here's a numbered list of failed packages after SECOND emptytree
rebuild; machine has not been rebooted since previous post; Reboot
scheduled due to video driver version bump.

tortoise portage # ls * -l
=1=drwxr-xr-x 7 portage portage 4096 Apr 16 19:59 texmacs-1.99.2-r1

=2=drwxr-xr-x 7 portage portage 4096 Apr 16 15:57 mysql-workbench-6.2.5

=3=drwxr-xr-x 7 portage portage 4096 Apr 16 20:56 nuget-2.8.1

=4=drwxr-xr-x 4 portage portage 4096 Apr 15 08:38 java-sdk-docs-
=5=drwxr-xr-x 4 portage portage 4096 Apr 15 11:33 oracle-jdk-bin-

=6=drwxr-xr-x 7 portage portage 4096 Apr 15 13:05 libcdio-0.93
=7=drwxr-xr-x 7 portage portage 4096 Apr 15 13:22 libcdio-paranoia-0.93_p1

=8=drwxr-xr-x 7 portage portage 4096 Apr 16 11:49 qt-creator-3.4.0_rc1

=9=drwxr-xr-x 6 portage portage 4096 Apr 16 23:59 monodevelop-5.7.0-r1

=10=drwxr-xr-x 7 portage portage 4096 Apr 15 19:28 zsnes-1.51-r4
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James | 16 Apr 04:06 2015

RDMA over cephfs

RDMA over infiband is all the rage, for folks with deep pockets.

RDMA over cephfs is now in ceph.0.94 ; a version bump request has been filed.
ceph-0.93 can be found here (overlay) [1] "xmw" /var/lib/layman/xmw

Some excellent reading, including how to rapidly deploy a cephfs (3) node
test cluster, can be found here:

mesos + cephfs yields a very fast, FOSS cluster for gentoo, and it's
ripe for testing by the adventuresome.

Happy clustering!

lee | 15 Apr 00:25 2015



when the pcspkr module (or how it's called; I haven't compiled atm) is
loaded, somehow the built-in speaker is used to sometimes beep.  There
also seems to be the option to play this beep via the sound card ---
which usually sounds nicer.

How is this done?  Do I need to load a different module for that, or
does it require to use some sort of additional software?


Again we must be afraid of speaking of daemons for fear that daemons
might swallow us.  Finally, this fear has become reasonable.

walt | 15 Apr 00:24 2015

Is this a new kernel bug? Or not.

I just updated my oldest machine from gentoo-sources-3.14.37 to 3.14.38,
which introduced some new behavior that I find annoying, but I'm not sure
it's really a "bug". (It could be a "feature", I suppose):

This (old) machine still has a floppy disk (I told you it's old) and of
course during boot the kernel wants to know what hardware is attached and
it tries to read from the floppy and prints an error message to the console
that /dev/fd0 can't be read (because it has no floppy disk inserted).

But this new kernel 3.14.38 tries to read the floppy disk every time I type
"mount" at a bash prompt, and then spams the screen with errors about /dev/fd0.

My real puzzle, I guess, is that this new behavior was just now introduced
after *37* patches to kernel-3.14, which has always behaved the same way
until today(!).

Could/should kernel patch number 38 really introduce new behavior?

This is not the first time I've asked myself this question, and I don't
know the answer so now I'm asking you guys.