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Nov
30
comment Why do signed deb packages say they're not authenticated when copied to my private deb repo?
@ShaneMadden OK, I clearly need to do some more reading, thank you for the pointers.
Nov
29
comment Why do signed deb packages say they're not authenticated when copied to my private deb repo?
Is there a command to show the signature for a file?
Jun
5
comment Debian: How do I check the last time package upgrades/updates were run?
I've written a nagios plugin based on this idea - github.com/aptivate/check_apt_last_update
May
25
comment “yum clean” hangs - what to try next?
@JannePikkarainen - yes there is network access. I can ssh into and out of it, and ping other servers. I can load web pages in lynx.
May
25
comment “yum clean” hangs - what to try next?
Also, I can open the file /var/lib/rpm/Packages for reading in another application.
May
25
comment “yum clean” hangs - what to try next?
@JannePikkarainen - lsof /var/lib/rpm/Packages originally showed an old rpm process. I've killed that, and my yum, checked that lsof didn't show anything else accessing the file, and tried again, but I stop at the same place. I've also scanned through the full lsof output and not seen anything that looks likely.
May
25
comment “yum clean” hangs - what to try next?
There is a single root fs (with plenty of space) and then just proc, sysfs and tmpfs (and tmpfs has plenty of space).
May
18
comment Debian: How do I check the last time package upgrades/updates were run?
The immediate following line isn't always End-Date: - sometimes it is Remove:. So slightly more complicated to write a script.
May
18
comment Getting date of last aptitude upgrade
Duplicate of serverfault.com/questions/20747/…
May
17
comment How to check when yum update was last run
Note that if there was a combination of Install and Update, the Action column says I, U making the grep slightly more complicated. This can happen if an updated package depends on a new package, causing the new package to be installed.
May
16
comment How to check when yum update was last run
What version of yum are you using - I don't appear to have the history command available. (We're mostly still using CentOS 5). Actually, just tried and CentOS 6 does have it. But it is not universal enough for our purposes - but looks useful for others.
Oct
7
comment Installing VNC or equivalent service on Ubuntu 10.4 minimal via SSH
@mailq - he says he has Gnome installed, and on Ubuntu at least that starts on boot by default. (Not sure about Red Hat based distros though). But I agree the question leaves an awful lot of unknowns. Also I thought my answer would be useful for those who find this question from google, even if the original question writer has other issues.
Sep
20
comment How to make local /etc/group take priority over LDAP when names collide?
The groups was a typo, corrected in question now. Will look into this in more detail tomorrow at work.
Sep
8
comment What is the difference between the base and updates repo in CentOS?
But do you know that for a fact? Can you point me at a web page that states that this is the policy? Or is it just that's what seems to be happening from what you've observed?
May
10
comment Software for using Amazon S3 as backup service
Apparently s3sync is no longer being developed - according to s3sync.net/wiki
May
10
comment puppet: nagios service subscribe not working
Nice :) Thank you.
Oct
28
comment Trouble accessing port 25 on an EC2 instance
I've added the information you requested. The master.cf does appear to match the line you quote. Any other clues welcome.
Oct
11
comment Amazon EC2: Can we use our own license for Suse Linux?
That page doesn't seem to mention anything about Novell/Suse/SLES licenses though, only the IBM licenses.
Jul
25
comment Ubuntu bridge: not finding installation package
what version of ubuntu are you using? Also could you add the contents of /etc/apt/sources.list
Jul
15
comment Ubuntu: How to decrypt home directory, swap (basically everything) without reinstalling?
Yes - although history and such things will be lost while you are doing it, and if you have to re-login half way through then you won't have access to customisations in eg .bashrc, you will just have the system defaults. But when you copy all the files back into /home then it will all be restored.