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Long-time programmer, into nerdy things like Lisp and Scheme, but do most real-world work in Python.

I work for Space Monkey, Inc.


May
15
answered dpkg not able to delete a symbolic link
Feb
7
comment Measuring 'total bytes written' under Linux
@antonio That does show the sector size being used with the underlying hardware, but afaict from the kernel source, iostat source, and empirical tests, the "sectors" number in /proc/diskstats always refers to 512 bytes, even when hw_sector_size is different (at least since the 2.4 series). See block/cfq-iosched.c, particularly cfqg_stats_update_dispatch().
Nov
30
comment Why do signed deb packages say they're not authenticated when copied to my private deb repo?
This is correct. You can include a direct signature on deb source (on a .dsc file) or on a .changes file (which defines a set of debs/source for upload to an apt server), but I don't think there's any commonly supported way to include a signature in a .deb itself. It's up to the apt server to make sure it only includes verified packages and sign its own packages lists (or use upstream package lists verbatim).
May
20
awarded  Supporter
May
3
awarded  Autobiographer