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bio website kent-fredric.fox.geek.nz
location New Zealand
age 29
visits member for 5 years, 9 months
seen May 25 '14 at 20:56
I telecommute. I'm also hopeless at talking about myself. So, get to know me if you want to know.
I have a habit of repeatedly editing my post to try make it clearer, err corrections, and be more informative.
Also, I might just start "upgrading" code I see using old Perl styles. You'll probably thank me because it appears to get you more votes.

Aug
26
asked How do I programmatically test if it's possible to connect to the X server specified in $DISPLAY
Jul
14
comment What is the problem with using Fedora for servers?
It doesn't matter about the individual software, what matters is how quickly $OS can package the fix and get it to you, and if nobody using that software on your platform, the liklihood of getting the fix is less. This is more so for weird stuff desktops never use like network block devices etc. Also, apache on fedora != apache on ubuntu, they both have vendor specific patch sets, and even have different directory layouts!
Jul
14
awarded  Editor
Jul
14
revised What is the problem with using Fedora for servers?
NSA
Jul
14
answered What is the problem with using Fedora for servers?
Jul
14
comment Is there a point in using Prelink anymore?
Possibly, enabling linker optimization ( -Wl,-O1 ) ¸and the new changes in gnu-hash allocation is more akin to what OSX has moved to, which is possibly a more effective choice.
Jul
14
comment Is there a point in using Prelink anymore?
It doesn't really... its still something you have to install and configure, I say this because I am using gentoo. And you cant exactly "turn off" prelink, you can only stop running prelink, or go and unprelink your whole system. Also, for some reason unbeknownst to me, paludis has issues with prelinked binaries, and without an undo-prelink hook ( unsupported ) it leaves binaries behind, yielding cruft. Recently I discovered a few KDE apps that were left behind because of fact before I installed the hook, and they were in the path before the newer ones in a different location, causing seg's
Jul
12
awarded  Student
Jul
12
awarded  Commentator
Jul
12
comment Is there a point in using Prelink anymore?
I tried preload, I just found it made startup times slower while it sat there chewing both cores doing the readahead thing. And it also for some reason I cant make out caused X to die during boot. Also, if you don't reboot often, preload stops being useful at all.
Jul
12
comment Is there a point in using Prelink anymore?
er, its not really defaultable, its a package you have to install, and if its not installed you don't get prelinked stuff. If its installed, it tends to create a cron script, which is off by default, which you have to manually enable.
Jul
12
asked Is there a point in using Prelink anymore?
Jun
26
awarded  Beta
May
31
awarded  Teacher
May
31
answered How do I flush the DNS cache on Win, Mac, Linux computers?
May
29
comment ping alternative for tcp?
also, theres a GTK variant of MTR for anyone interested
May
29
comment Howdo I tell which kernel modules are required?
Seeing I can't tag stuff on this site yet, please add a "gentoo" tag, otherwise you'll keep getting debian answers.
May
8
comment What is the best modular customizable linux distro?
Not true. Gnome-light only contains the Desktop Environment, window mangleageger and maybe Natuilus.
May
2
comment A better “top” command for Mac OS X?
<3 htop. +1 added for this reason. Message extended because of the stupid character requirement.
May
2
comment Must have software for IT architects
kiddy scripts are handy: but only for doing basic self-penetration testing. If kiddy scripts can't get in, then somebody else using those same scripts will be just going nowhere.