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bio website inst.eecs.berkeley.edu/…
location California
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I'm an EECS student at UC Berkeley. Interested in everything about computers. Primarily use Windows but with a large smattering of GNU software, enough that I consider it GNU/NT ;). I also like Linux in general but mostly run it in a VM, but I'm not a noob to Linux. I am also a new system administrator for the student group HKN. I'd appreciate any help and advice from more experienced sysadmins. We use mostly Linux systems, but we do occasionally have to do maintenance on a couple of Windows boxes.

Dec
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comment Init.d vs Cron - which to use?
Ah, so making it an init script is kind of overkill? I thought it might be, but I wasn't sure. I think I'll go the /etc/rc.local route rather than mess with cron, since it's really just a one line script.
Dec
9
comment Init.d vs Cron - which to use?
Well, the email is sent to a local user, but that's probably a valid concern.
Dec
9
comment Mailman default mailman@ list?
Hmm, interesting. It seems to be collecting spam only, and I don't think I've seen it send any of the password reminders, but the server hasn't been up for a full month yet.
Dec
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accepted Mailman default mailman@ list?
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asked Init.d vs Cron - which to use?
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asked Mailman default mailman@ list?
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accepted Setting up Redmine on Debian with Phusion Passenger, static content doesn't show up
Aug
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comment Setting up Redmine on Debian with Phusion Passenger, static content doesn't show up
Actually, I guess manually adding aliases for each of the static directories worked. It seems hackish though, but working is better than nothing.
Aug
21
comment Setting up Redmine on Debian with Phusion Passenger, static content doesn't show up
Well, most of the stuff I've found assumes that you're only running redmine on your server, which is a stupid assumption. I'll try that though.
Aug
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asked Setting up Redmine on Debian with Phusion Passenger, static content doesn't show up
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accepted Debian - What to do when upgrading packages and a config file has changes?
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Aug
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comment Debian - What to do when upgrading packages and a config file has changes?
Hmm, I should get my vimfoo up to snuff. I've been through vimtutor and it seems fairly nice, but I've been kind of preferring emacs because of elisp and its customizability. But emacs is annoying to run over ssh and a bad connection, whereas vim is not as bad.
Aug
3
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Aug
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comment Debian - What to do when upgrading packages and a config file has changes?
By the way, does dpkg automatically stick the new and old files somewhere or does it just delete the old file when you install the new one?
Aug
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asked Debian - What to do when upgrading packages and a config file has changes?