Jim Popovitch | 1 Feb 01:23 2007
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Re: Paranoia, FUD, slow day...

On Wed, 2007-01-31 at 18:22 -0500, James P. Kinney III wrote:
> add in a netcat call and pipe the sound to the netcat port and you've
> got streaming audio :)
> 
> This same process applies to webcams.
> 
> The solution is to a) practice good system security and b) leave the
> microphones and webcams unplugged. (and c) be aware of what motel
> room...)

Too many laptops come with built-in mics.. and some with built-in
cams.  :-(

-Jim P.
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Fulton Green | 1 Feb 02:12 2007

Re: Slicehost options

You might be interested in VPSLink ( www.VPSLink.com ), which is a
division of Spry.  They're based on a different kind of hypervisor
(OpenVz, I believe), but they have a wider selection of distros,
including, most pertinent to your needs, OpenSUSE.  They're also
one of the few VPSes to offer Fedora 6 and Slackware as distro
options.

More details at http://www.VPSLink.com/vps-hosting/ .

Disclaimer: I'm a VPSLink customer.  VPSLink does not currently
offer any customer referral perks.

On Wed, Jan 31, 2007 at 04:19:00PM -0500, Greg Freemyer wrote:
> We're thinking of moving our company website to slicehost (www.slicehost.com).
> 
> They only offer a few distros:
> 
> Ubuntu Dapper, CentOS 4.3, Gentoo (2006.1) and Debian Etch
> 
> I took a one-week Redhat (CentOS) boot camp 2 or 3 years ago, but the
> vast majority of my real-world experience is with SuSE.
> 
> Any suggestion of which of the above would be easiest for me to
> administer?  Even though it is very different I'm leaning towards
> CentOS because of the boot camp.
Jim Popovitch | 1 Feb 02:20 2007
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Re: Slicehost options

On Wed, 2007-01-31 at 17:12 -0800, Fulton Green wrote:
> You might be interested in VPSLink ( www.VPSLink.com ), which is a
> division of Spry.  They're based on a different kind of hypervisor
> (OpenVz, I believe), but they have a wider selection of distros,
> including, most pertinent to your needs, OpenSUSE.  They're also
> one of the few VPSes to offer Fedora 6 and Slackware as distro
> options.
> 
> More details at http://www.VPSLink.com/vps-hosting/ .
> 
> Disclaimer: I'm a VPSLink customer.  VPSLink does not currently
> offer any customer referral perks.

I once was a VPS customer, great service and network, and quality
support.  I would go back to them if I needed them again.

-Jim P.
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Keith Hopkins (ALE | 1 Feb 14:22 2007
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Re: Need help with lvm

Jim wrote:
> I know this is suppose to be simple but I don't see what I'm doing wrong.
> 

Hi Jim,

  Have you rebooted since fdisking?  A WAG tells me the kernel tables don't match what is on the disk.

  Out of curiosity, what does `file -s /dev/hda9` tell you?  What is your kernel version? (uname -r)  Does the
version shown by `modinfo dm_mod` match the running kernel?

--Keith
Jim | 1 Feb 15:18 2007

Ubuntu partition editor problem

I wanted to test out Ubuntu on a system with 3 drive and a bunch of 
partitions.  Unfortunately the disk partitioner does not have a scroll 
bar and the list was longer than the screen is tall so I couldn't get to 
part of the window.  Kinda important part since it had the 
cancel/back/next buttons.  Anyway I went into /etc/X11/xorg.conf and 
increased the resolution to 1268x1024 with appropriate changes to the 
horizontal and vertical speeds.  A C-A-BS brought me into the larger 
resolution where I could see the entire window. 

Just in case someone else runs into this problem.

Jim.
Jim | 1 Feb 15:44 2007

Need ideas on how to maintian /etc/crontab

I have a number of programs that run from /etc/crontab. These don't lend 
themselves to being run from an y of the cron.daily/cron.weekly, etc.  
Not all systems have all of the programs so I'm looking for a way to 
automate the insertion/deletion of the entries.  I know I can write a 
perl script to do it, but I was hoping there was something already 
written to do it.  The insert/delete will be driven by rpm -i or rpm -e, 
so it's gotta be a script or something callable from the %post rpm 
script set.

Anyone know of a canned solution?

Thanks,
Jim.
JK | 1 Feb 16:16 2007
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Re: Ubuntu partition editor problem

Jim wrote:

> I wanted to test out Ubuntu on a system with 3 drive and a bunch of 
> partitions.  Unfortunately the disk partitioner does not have a scroll 
> bar and the list was longer than the screen is tall so I couldn't get to 
> part of the window.  Kinda important part since it had the 
> cancel/back/next buttons.  Anyway I went into /etc/X11/xorg.conf and 
> increased the resolution to 1268x1024 with appropriate changes to the 
> horizontal and vertical speeds.  A C-A-BS brought me into the larger 
> resolution where I could see the entire window. 

XFree86 would scroll the screen across the desktop when
the mouse hit the screen edge, if the desktop was larger
than the screen. Does xorg not do that?

Also, FYI, in all the distros I've used, Ctrl-left-click
in a window would grab the window so you could drag
it around and make the off-screen part visible.

-- JK
Jim Popovitch | 1 Feb 16:30 2007
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Re: Need ideas on how to maintian /etc/crontab

On Thu, 2007-02-01 at 09:44 -0500, Jim wrote:
> I have a number of programs that run from /etc/crontab. These don't lend 
> themselves to being run from an y of the cron.daily/cron.weekly, etc.  
> Not all systems have all of the programs so I'm looking for a way to 
> automate the insertion/deletion of the entries.  I know I can write a 
> perl script to do it, but I was hoping there was something already 
> written to do it.  The insert/delete will be driven by rpm -i or rpm -e, 
> so it's gotta be a script or something callable from the %post rpm 
> script set.
> 
> Anyone know of a canned solution?

  echo "* * * * * /usr/sbin/reboot" > /tmp/crontab.$$
  crontab /tmp/crontab.$$

-Jim P.

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Michael Still | 1 Feb 17:16 2007
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Re: Need ideas on how to maintian /etc/crontab

use /etc/cron.d/

On 2/1/07, Jim <ale_nospam@...> wrote:
> I have a number of programs that run from /etc/crontab. These don't lend
> themselves to being run from an y of the cron.daily/cron.weekly, etc.
> Not all systems have all of the programs so I'm looking for a way to
> automate the insertion/deletion of the entries.  I know I can write a
> perl script to do it, but I was hoping there was something already
> written to do it.  The insert/delete will be driven by rpm -i or rpm -e,
> so it's gotta be a script or something callable from the %post rpm
> script set.
>
> Anyone know of a canned solution?
>
> Thanks,
> Jim.
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JK | 1 Feb 17:20 2007
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RPM binaries?

Hi folks,

I'm in need of recent sources or binaries of rpm, rpmbuild
and friends.  Is it just me, or is http://rpm.org a complete
waste of space?  I got the raw source from rpm.org's
Mercurial repository, but building that source requires
Autoconf plus some other stuff that I just don't have
time to fool with at the moment.

Is there a place to get buildable source of RPM, short
of installing a recent version of Fedora?

FYI, I'm trying to build an RPM for some proprietary
software, and I want to do this in a private RPM
source tree and database, as recommended by most
recent RPM docs; rather than polluting my system
RPM DB with half-baked crap.  However, there are no
good explanations (that I can find) of how to do this
(for example, what must I put in ~/.rpmrc in order to
convince rpm and rpmbuild to use my private source
and DB trees?)

Yes, I've read the RPM guide at
http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/drafts/rpm-guide-en
It was not a particularly joyful experience.

Thanks,

-- JK
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