Re: [gentoo-user] Problem with vixie-cron

2006-03-07 Thread Dave Nebinger
Thiago Lüttig wrote: Hi, i´m trying to automate a proccess with vixie-cron, so I edit the /etc/crontab file, and after run crontab /etc/crontab, i look into the log (/var/log/crond/current) and the following message apears: [cron] (*system*) BAD FILE MODE (/etc/crontab) and my task was not

Re: [gentoo-user] package.provided syntax

2006-03-06 Thread Dave Nebinger
Harry Putnam wrote: in package.provided: cvs-emacs-24 [snip] emerge -vuDp app-editors/emacs-cvs Don't you see that cvs-emacs is not the same as emacs-cvs, or was this just a typo on your part? -- gentoo-user@gentoo.org mailing list

Re: [gentoo-user] What happens with masked packages?

2006-02-27 Thread Dave Nebinger
Ciaran McCreesh wrote: Anyway, part of the point of using a distribution is that it spares you from having to know what's best for you. That's a little harsh, Ciaran. I did the linux from scratch thing. Had a lot of fun with it. Enjoyed being down in the bowels of the linux system and the

Re: [gentoo-user] accelerate emerge

2006-02-27 Thread Dave Nebinger
Hans-Werner Hilse wrote: Why should prozilla or some other tool make the download be faster? When I download something with wget, or watch emerge invoking wget, it's always maxing out the saturation of the line. On my 1Gig line on my workstation at work it's usually _not_ saturizing the line.

Re: [gentoo-user] tracking the life of an email.

2006-02-24 Thread Dave Nebinger
Nick Smith wrote: i have setup a mailserver running qmail with clamav and spamassassin, and it uses queue-scanner. im still learning alot about administering mail servers, and i was wondering, how can i track a message going through the system? i know i can stumble through the log files, but

Re: [gentoo-user] How many GB for / partition?

2006-02-23 Thread Dave Nebinger
Uwe Thiem wrote: 3. because it is always better to have too much ram/swap then too little Nnnnot always. There are circumstances when you do not want swap at all. This is never true. Swap is *always* called for, and for a good reason. Your example of having a real-time responsive app

Re: [gentoo-user] How many GB for / partition?

2006-02-23 Thread Dave Nebinger
Richard Fish wrote: On 2/23/06, Dave Nebinger [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: This is never true. Swap is *always* called for, and for a good reason. No, it isn't. For my single-user laptop with 2G of RAM, I actually prefer that the OOM kill any runaway process that is gobbling up RAM. My laptop

Re: [gentoo-user] What happens with masked packages?

2006-02-22 Thread Dave Nebinger
Thierry de Coulon wrote: Where - and how - should I report masked packages that work? You don't need to report success. There are teams of folks who 'bless' the packages into unmasked status when they feel they are ready. Your lack of reporting a bug is an indication that there is nothing

Re: [gentoo-user] What happens with masked packages?

2006-02-22 Thread Dave Nebinger
Boyd Stephen Smith Jr. wrote: I hate how emerge / portage calls a missing keyword masked. It's really not the same thing as being in package.mask (so called hard-masked). [snip] Right now, we see package.mask, -*, and sometimes even ~ARCH being used to indicate instability from upstream.

Re: [gentoo-user] etc/host.conf: line 24: bad command `mdns off'

2006-02-21 Thread Dave Nebinger
Iain Buchanan wrote: etc/host.conf: line 24: bad command `mdns off' Any ideas? How about removing line 24? Or couldn't you think of that on your own? -- gentoo-user@gentoo.org mailing list

Re: [gentoo-user] etc/host.conf: line 24: bad command `mdns off'

2006-02-21 Thread Dave Nebinger
Francesco Riosa wrote: How about removing line 24? Or couldn't you think of that on your own? and you could not think that this kind of answer is _wrong_ under every corner you could look at it ? How about because that is set from the default installation and that 95% of the folks on this

Re: [gentoo-user] etc/host.conf: line 24: bad command `mdns off'

2006-02-21 Thread Dave Nebinger
Rumen Yotov wrote: Or how about the fact that glibc 2.3.6-r3 (as 2.3.6 in general) is masked in Portage indicating that you should expect problems if you're going to build your box on an unstable version of glibc? Please don't scare me, it's in testing (not masked). At least 2.3.6-r2|3.

[gentoo-user] Why does portage want to downgrade?

2006-02-06 Thread Dave Nebinger
Here's the skinny: I updated iptables from 1.3.4 to 1.3.5 this weekend. Everything's cool. Next 'emerge --update --deep world' wants to downgrade iptables back to 1.3.4. So I add '--tree' to see what package wants it downgraded, and it's shorewall. I opened the shorewall ebuild, and it

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: ntp won't synchronize

2006-02-01 Thread Dave Nebinger
James wrote: is ntpd dying? ps -elf|grep ntp should show you something besides the grep. Yep. Attempt stop it and start it again: /etc/init.d/ntpd start fails. /etc/init.d/ntpd zap to clear out the invalid status, then do the 'start' again. -- gentoo-user@gentoo.org mailing

Re: [gentoo-user] stubborn distcc compile on localhost

2006-02-01 Thread Dave Nebinger
How is it shown file is compiled on localhost despite: halinka ~ # distcc-config --get-hosts 192.168.0.2 Where of course localhost != 192.168.0.2 Any ideas what am I doing wrong ? I think you need to add a line to your compile hosts like: localhost/0 I believe this informs distcc not to

Re: [gentoo-user] Unknown service running on port 859/tcp

2005-11-06 Thread Dave Nebinger
netstat -pl | grep 859 This will give you the name of the process that's listening there. -- gentoo-user@gentoo.org mailing list

[gentoo-user] Refresh my memory...

2005-11-06 Thread Dave Nebinger
I've got a couple of packages that insist on doing the upgrade/downgrade cycle... What's the arg list to pass to emerge so I can see who's trying to downgrade my packages? Thanks. -- gentoo-user@gentoo.org mailing list

Re: [gentoo-user] file with IP?

2005-11-03 Thread Dave Nebinger
I'm not crazy about the suggestion to use /etc/dhcp/.cache, it's like trying to access a private member variable of a class that you really shouldn't be in. What is the 'acceptable' way with dhcp is to use the scripting that is supported inherently. Just by adding a 'script' block to your

Re: [gentoo-user] Using tar to backup my system

2005-11-03 Thread Dave Nebinger
# tar -zcvf /backup/mylaptop.tar /[all directories] except /backup (as I don't want to go in circles). You're going to want to exclude portions of /var, /dev, /proc /sys, /tmp, ... You're also going to want to dig deeper into command line options to preserve ownership, links rather than

Re: [gentoo-user] USE flags...

2005-10-24 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Monday 24 October 2005 06:13 pm, Eric Waguespack wrote: what would I do (short of a reinstallation) to recompile everything with these new USE flags? emerge --newuse --emptytree world will rebuild everything applying the new use variable(s) to the mix. -- gentoo-user@gentoo.org mailing

Re: [gentoo-user] emerge -u world won't update kde metapackages

2005-10-22 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Saturday 22 October 2005 04:07 pm, Robert Persson wrote: I know I can emerge kdebase-meta kdeaddons-meta kdeblahblahblah to get things up to date, but is there a way to get portage to actually deal with kde nicely like it used to? Just emerge kde, you don't need to work with the meta

Re: [gentoo-user] programs have problems connecting to any servers

2005-10-22 Thread Dave Nebinger
Karsten, Diagnosing network issues without details is a little difficult, but here's a list to start with: 1. Your dlink router is god, as far as your box is concerned. It should be the only entry listed in /etc/resolv.conf as it is caching/forwarding dns on behalf of your network. 2.

Re: [gentoo-user] using g++ instead of gcc to build abiword

2005-10-22 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Saturday 22 October 2005 07:29 pm, Robert Persson wrote: The strange thing is that abiword-2.2.10 (the version I currently have installed) was only released last month sometime. So between then and now something has changed on my system to prevent it compiling properly. If gcc hasn't

[gentoo-user] MySQL 5.0 unmasked, but what does the upgrade entail?

2005-10-21 Thread Dave Nebinger
The devs have finally un-hard-masked MySQL (still soft masked by ~x86 keyword). But, in their wisdom, they block the 4.1 to 5.0 unless you define MYSQL_STRAIGHT_UPGRADE=1 before starting the emerge. I originally allowed ~x86 because I wanted the 4.1 version of the db, and everything has been

Re: [gentoo-user] PANIC !!!!

2005-10-21 Thread Dave Nebinger
MySQL upgrade was painful, but the upgrade guide given in the einfo worked perfectly (THANK YOU Doc Team!). Not so painless on my end... Revdep-rebuild failed to identify that postfix and dspam were (somehow) linked against missing mysql 4 libs. Had to re-emerge them manually (after realizing

Re: [gentoo-user] syslog-ng can't be removed by rc-update

2005-10-19 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Wednesday 19 October 2005 12:26 pm, Rob wrote: I recently decided to use sysklogd instead of syslog-ng. But the command rc-update del syslog-ng default will not remove the file from /etc/init.d. rc-update del syslog-ng default just removes the link from /etc/runlevels/default; that's the

Re: [gentoo-user] syslog-ng can't be removed by rc-update

2005-10-19 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Wednesday 19 October 2005 01:05 pm, Ciaran McCreesh wrote: On Wed, 19 Oct 2005 16:44:18 + Michael Kjorling [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: | On 2005-10-19 09:26 -0700, [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: | I recently decided to use sysklogd instead of syslog-ng. But the | command rc-update del

Re: [gentoo-user] syslog-ng can't be removed by rc-update

2005-10-19 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Wednesday 19 October 2005 02:08 pm, Ciaran McCreesh wrote: On Wed, 19 Oct 2005 13:22:45 -0400 Dave Nebinger [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: | Okay, I'll bite, why shouldn't it? If the package is unmerged, why | would this file be kept on the system? CONFIG_PROTECT. If you think

Re: [gentoo-user] power loss when emerging

2005-10-19 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Wednesday 19 October 2005 03:38 pm, Allan Spagnol Comar wrote: Hi all, I had a doubt, I got a power loss when emerging gcc it was almost at final, when I do a emerge --resume, it beguns all over again so my doubt is if there a way to continue compilation from where it stops. Nope.

Re: [gentoo-user] power loss when emerging

2005-10-19 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Wednesday 19 October 2005 04:03 pm, Billy Holmes wrote: Allan Spagnol Comar wrote: over again so my doubt is if there a way to continue compilation from where it stops. sometimes, but you have to add FEATURES=keepwork to make.conf not all ebuilds will support it, and your

Re: [gentoo-user] power loss when emerging

2005-10-19 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Wednesday 19 October 2005 04:58 pm, Billy Holmes wrote: Dave Nebinger wrote: Keepwork will keep the results of the build process in /var/tmp/portage, but I didn't believe portage could pick up in the middle even if keepwork was set... I will resume in the middle, based upon how

Re: [gentoo-user] problems emerging stuff..

2005-10-19 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Wednesday 19 October 2005 04:59 pm, karlos wrote: Hi, Hi Karstin, welcome to Gentoo! I am really bad in setting up internet/networks and that sort of thing, and I am having problems connecting to any of the ftp-servers for updating gentoo. Helping to diagnose your problem would be a lot

Re: [gentoo-user] Should emerge --sync be so slow?

2005-10-19 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Thursday 20 October 2005 01:19 am, A. Khattri wrote: On Wed, 19 Oct 2005, Richard Fish wrote: Well, you could try this: http://gentoo-wiki.com/TIP_speed_up_portage_with_cdb Several people here (including me) are using this without any bad effects. I noticed this broke after the

Re: [gentoo-user] Ethereal compile error

2005-10-18 Thread Dave Nebinger
i686-pc-linux-gnu-gcc -DINET6 -D_U_=__attribute__((unused)) -Wall -W -O -mcpu=i686 -march=athlon -fomit-frame-pointer -pipe -I/usr/local/include -I/usr/include/gtk-2.0 -I/usr/lib/gtk-2.0/include -I/usr/include/atk-1.0 -I/usr/include/cairo -I/usr/include/pango-1.0 -I/usr/include/glib-2.0

Re: [gentoo-user] Ethereal compile error

2005-10-18 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Tuesday 18 October 2005 11:06 am, Richard Fish wrote: In either case, the solution is the same: MAKEOPTS=j1 emerge ethereal. Sorry, but I can attest to -j(n 1) works locally for me. It is most likely not the issue. -- gentoo-user@gentoo.org mailing list

Re: [gentoo-user] Ethereal compile error

2005-10-18 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Tuesday 18 October 2005 11:56 am, Scott Tiret wrote: On Wed, 2005-10-19 at 00:20 +1000, Dan wrote: Please help -- I can't emerge ethereal and I would really like to use it. Try revdep-rebuild. If it is not available emerge gentoolkit and try again. You may have some missing links to the

Re: [gentoo-user] Getting distribution name and release version

2005-10-18 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Tuesday 18 October 2005 02:25 pm, Scott Stoddard wrote: An easy, distro-independent, method for determining what distro, version, release, toolchain versioning, and/or portage timestamp can only help maintainers of heterogenous networks to do their jobs with less frustration. Come on,

Re: [gentoo-user] how to use EXTRA_ECONF?

2005-10-18 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Tuesday 18 October 2005 03:44 pm, Matias Grana wrote: On Tue, Oct 18, 2005 at 03:41:24PM +0200, Holly Bostick wrote: motub- useflag vim-with-x /usr/portage/profiles/use.local.desc:app-editors/vim:vim-with-x - Linking console vim against X11 libraries to enable title and clipboard

Re: [gentoo-user] how to use EXTRA_ECONF?

2005-10-18 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Tuesday 18 October 2005 04:34 pm, Holly Bostick wrote: For Holly's case, I'm wondering if she's syncing against a system that doesn't mirror that file from upstream? Just a guess. I sync against the Netherlands rsync pool, SYNC=rsync://rsync.nl.gentoo.org/gentoo-portage. I suppose

Re: [gentoo-user] Getting distribution name and release version

2005-10-18 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Tuesday 18 October 2005 08:32 pm, Phill MV wrote: That just leaves me with one question: is it really legally binding? Is it actually forseeable that someone might give me a hard time for say posting such an email verbatim on a website? Legally binding, maybe But enforcable, hardly. Had

Re: [gentoo-user] how to use EXTRA_ECONF?

2005-10-18 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Tuesday 18 October 2005 07:00 pm, Holly Bostick wrote: are you saying that this line app-editors/vim:vim-with-x - Linking console vim against X11 libraries to enable title and clipboard features in xterm is not the same on your file, despite the identical header? I mustbe getting old or

Re: [gentoo-user] Getting distribution name and release version

2005-10-18 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Wednesday 19 October 2005 12:09 am, Phill MV wrote: Well, it's just weird. What if said person is engaging in harassment? That's a separate can of worms altogether. First you'd have to prove to the court that you are actually getting harrassed. A statement like the one automagically

Re: [gentoo-user] /sbin/runscript.sh: line 32: /var/lib/init.d/softlevel: No such file or directory

2005-10-17 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Monday 17 October 2005 10:57 am, Thomas T. Veldhouse wrote: Is anybody seeing this in recent x86 stable? I just built a stock 2005.1 system on a classic Athlon platform and I am getting; /sbin/runscript.sh: line 32: /var/lib/init.d/softlevel: No such file or directory softlevel just

Re: [gentoo-user] /sbin/runscript.sh: line 32: /var/lib/init.d/softlevel: No such file or directory

2005-10-17 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Monday 17 October 2005 11:09 am, Peter Gordon wrote: I'm not at my Gentoo box, so I can't verify this at the moent, but I think it's part of sys-apps/baselayout. Nope, it's not part of baselayout nor any other package (see below). To check these things for future reference, one can

Re: [gentoo-user] Best Tomcat performance?

2005-10-17 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Monday 17 October 2005 12:48 pm, A. Khattri wrote: Which combination of Tomcat and JVM gives the best performance? (or is this question not relevant?) I'd say irrelevant. Basically your performance will be controlled by the amount of memory you have, the number of child daemons you allow,

[gentoo-user] Syslog-ng has shell port open...

2005-10-17 Thread Dave Nebinger
So I'm busy tracking down a tcp connection issue on my server and I see that *.shell is open (not a good thing). So I do the 'netstat -pl' command to see who has that socket open and, low and behold, it happens to be syslog-ng. So I'm thinking that's kinda odd, there's no reason that syslog-ng

Re: [gentoo-user] Syslog-ng has shell port open... SOLVED

2005-10-17 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Monday 17 October 2005 02:00 pm, Dave Nebinger wrote: So I'm busy tracking down a tcp connection issue on my server and I see that *.shell is open (not a good thing). So I do the 'netstat -pl' command to see who has that socket open and, low and behold, it happens to be syslog-ng. My bad

Re: [gentoo-user] what diz mean?

2005-10-17 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Monday 17 October 2005 05:19 pm, Gentoo Shadow wrote: tcp 0 0 10.1.0.64:33612 http://10.1.0.64:33612 strategiy.com:httpESTABLISHED tcp 0 0 10.1.0.64:33621 http://10.1.0.64:33621 strategiy.com:httpESTABLISHED so help me... what diz mean? why this? It means there are two incoming HTTP

Re: [gentoo-user] what diz mean?

2005-10-17 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Monday 17 October 2005 05:44 pm, El Nino wrote: i don't have a running web server. am just using my lap to surf de net. i thought some one accessing my lap over de net. what do u think? My bad, first address is where the connection is from, second is where the address is to. So from your

Re: [gentoo-user] automounter

2005-10-16 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Sunday 16 October 2005 04:34 pm, Matthew R. Lee wrote: I've been wrestling with this all weekend. My last emerge --update world emerged dbus and hal. Now usb storage devices are not mounted. I've been getting the following message during boot: I'm willing to bet that revdep-rebuild -p

Re: [gentoo-user] Reaching my network over the internet

2005-10-16 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Sunday 16 October 2005 09:18 pm, Nick Rout wrote: no, you just type: ssh my.network.com Depending on your setup you will probably need to set your firewall/router to forward port 22 to the machine you want to log into. Also make sure your ssh server is set up securely. This last

Re: [gentoo-user] Problem compiling lirc for streamzap with 2.6.14-rc3

2005-10-14 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Thursday 13 October 2005 11:10 pm, Shaw Vrana wrote: Hello again Gentooers, I'm attempting to get the streamzap remote working with lirc. According to the howtos around, I've created LIRC_OPTS in make.conf with a value of --with-driver=streamzap. Emerging lirc afterwards, however, gives

[gentoo-user] runscripts and niceness...

2005-10-14 Thread Dave Nebinger
Hey, for the /etc/init.d scripts based upon runscripts, is there a way to have it start a daemon using a different nice value? I hate having to go in manually to bump postfix's niceness each time the system boots... Dave -- gentoo-user@gentoo.org mailing list

Re: [gentoo-user] What's wrong with eix?

2005-10-13 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Thursday 13 October 2005 04:51 am, Holly Bostick wrote: root - eix cedega * app-emulation/cedega Available versions: 4.0 4.0.1 4.1 4.1[1] 4.1.1 4.2-r1 4.2.1 4.3 4.3.1 4.3.2 4.4 4.4.1 Installed: 4.4.1 Homepage:http://www.transgaming.com/

Re: [gentoo-user] What's wrong with eix?

2005-10-13 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Thursday 13 October 2005 10:00 am, Holly Bostick wrote: In this particular example, version 4.4.3 is also available, but does not show as available under eix, though it does show as available via an emerge --search. Ah, now I see. So many versions I couldn't see the tree in the forrest.

Re: [gentoo-user] What's wrong with eix?

2005-10-13 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Thursday 13 October 2005 10:36 am, Dave Nebinger wrote: Well, obviously it's a defect in eix again. I wouldn't call dumping cdb a 'fix' as I wouldn't want to lose the performance increase I get by using it. Guess I'll see what the EIX folks have to say about it... Opened a bug: http

Re: [gentoo-user] What's wrong with eix? [SOLVED?]

2005-10-13 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Thursday 13 October 2005 10:36 am, Dave Nebinger wrote: Well, obviously it's a defect in eix again. I wouldn't call dumping cdb a 'fix' as I wouldn't want to lose the performance increase I get by using it. Guess I'll see what the EIX folks have to say about it... Hmm, Holly I don't know

Re: [gentoo-user] Need help with eth0 on new computer

2005-10-13 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Thursday 13 October 2005 10:51 am, Michael Sullivan wrote: e100: eth0: e100_probe: addr 0xff91, irq 20, MAC addr 00:13:20:2B:98:18 e100: eth0: e100_watchdog: link up, 100 Mbps, full-duplex eth0: no IPv6 routers present You need to disable the ipv6 support unless you actually have an

Re: [gentoo-user] Suggestions on partitioning HD

2005-10-13 Thread Dave Nebinger
1. Boot should be at most ext3, but ext2 is just fine (the only thing on this partition is kernel images and grub stages). Keeping to this will mean less problems at boot time (grub users can tell you nightmares about reiserfs /boot partitions, and I'd guess that jfs would be in the same

Re: [gentoo-user] Suggestions on partitioning HD

2005-10-13 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Thursday 13 October 2005 12:52 pm, Michael Crute wrote: I have a 120GB drive with a 32M /boot a /10 GB / and the rest of the disk dedicated to /home. The setup works wonderfully for me. Ah, but it is a disaster waiting to happen. If you fill your root partition you'll have difficulty

Re: [gentoo-user] Suggestions on partitioning HD

2005-10-13 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Thursday 13 October 2005 05:15 pm, Alexey Asprov wrote: Thanks for your reply. So, if that were your system, how much space you would give to /boot /swap / ( eliminating /opt) /home /var /tmp and /usr? I just need rough numbers, so that my fresh install wouldn't get in trouble. I have 256

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: synchronizing 2 portables

2005-10-13 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Thursday 13 October 2005 03:20 pm, James wrote: Yes, OK. I want to play with this manually for a few weeks, then I'll use buildpkg and PGKDIR. One last qustion. If the USE settings are identical and the CFLAGS are similar between an AMD and Intel, can I use the approach with one system

Re: [gentoo-user] java nightmare

2005-10-12 Thread Dave Nebinger
What to do? Can I safely ignore the revdep-rebuild messages? I think you can safely ignore that (unless you're running java applications that use sound/alsa). the java packages are binary, that means that you don't compile it according to your use flags, you install the whole package, so some

Re: [gentoo-user] qpkg gone with gentoolkit update

2005-10-12 Thread Dave Nebinger
emerge portage-utils. That will give you qpkg back (equery told me so ;-) -- gentoo-user@gentoo.org mailing list

Re: [gentoo-user] java nightmare

2005-10-12 Thread Dave Nebinger
Another alternative is to install alsa. Granted you won't be using it because you don't have the hardware, but it might be enough to have a clean revdep-rebuild. Based on equery results, it looks like all you'd need to emerge is alsa-lib and alsa-headers, so you wouldn't be talking about a

Re: [gentoo-user] java nightmare

2005-10-12 Thread Dave Nebinger
OK, I'll try that. Or perhaps I give Sun a try, although I find the hassle repulsive. After all, they're not charging for the product, so what's the point of making downloading such a pain? Stupid, if they ask me, which they don't, of course. It's not gentoo's fault. The website itself forces

Re: [gentoo-user] Bootstrap USE flags opinions?

2005-10-12 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Wednesday 12 October 2005 01:54 pm, Alexey Asprov wrote: Hi list again.. Hello Alexey. Just a quick FYI: Your timezone does not appear to be set correctly; I can tell because your sent time is in the future ;-) I will attempt to bootstrap with following USE flags for the NPTL. I will not

Re: [gentoo-user] Updating portage cache - slow, slower, slowest ever

2005-10-12 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Wednesday 12 October 2005 01:19 pm, kashani wrote: I did this to a few of my servers and it works well. Then I did it to my internal portage mirror. When my internal machine sync against it, it runs very slow... I'm not overly surprised, but I'd like some clarification on why that's

Re: [gentoo-user] Bootstrap USE flags opinions?

2005-10-12 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Wednesday 12 October 2005 08:17 pm, Alexey Asprov wrote: On Wed, 12 Oct 2005 11:21:08 -0400 Dave Nebinger [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: On Wednesday 12 October 2005 01:54 pm, Alexey Asprov wrote: Hi list again.. Hello Alexey. Just a quick FYI: Your timezone does not appear to be set

Re: [gentoo-user] Palm with udev problem

2005-10-12 Thread Dave Nebinger
Googling turned up the following: http://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic-t-298123-view-previous.html?sid=7f00b2b96c8825e43147c9fddfe05cb6 try loading module usbcore with modprobe usbcore old_scheme_first=Y, or if its built in, then, boot with paramter usbcore.old_scheme_first=Y

[gentoo-user] Somebody's cleaning /usr/portage/distfiles and I want it to stop! ;-)

2005-10-12 Thread Dave Nebinger
Seriously, I purposely do not clean out distfiles because I don't want to refetch them every single time an -rn update comes out. But I've been noticing that /usr/portage/disfiles has been cleaning itself. I don't have any of the 'clean' type features set, and I don't have any cron tasks

Re: [gentoo-user] Somebody's cleaning /usr/portage/distfiles and I want it to stop! ;-)

2005-10-12 Thread Dave Nebinger
Are you running http-accelerater and repcacheman on one? http-replicator, not accelerator, but it does run repcacheman on a monthly basis (on the 30th). The cleanups appear to be more frequent than that, however, so I didn't really consider it to be the cause. -- gentoo-user@gentoo.org

Re: [gentoo-user] Somebody's cleaning /usr/portage/distfiles and I want it to stop! ;-)

2005-10-12 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Thursday 13 October 2005 12:48 am, Justin Patrin wrote: Are you running http-accelerater and repcacheman on one? Oh, and both use /var/cache/http-replicator as the source dir, not /usr/portage/distfiles. -- gentoo-user@gentoo.org mailing list

Re: [gentoo-user] Shell through the web

2005-10-11 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Tuesday 11 October 2005 07:37 am, Steve [Gentoo] wrote: I'm also vaguely hopeful that there may be a more efficient lower-level solution which wouldn't require the overhead of a process to 'pass-on' the tcp data... maybe integrated with ipchains or pf or similar? If you choose to roll your

Re: [gentoo-user] gentoo in a tight placeWHACK-A-MOLE

2005-10-11 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Tuesday 11 October 2005 12:32 pm, maxim wexler wrote: But now grub wont work at all. there's either a crash or the thing boots to an error message such as end_request: I/O error, dev fd0, sector 0. Needless to say the floppy drive is fine. Or, The file /boot/grub/stage1 not read correctly

Re: [gentoo-user] gentoo in a tight place

2005-10-11 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Tuesday 11 October 2005 02:36 pm, Hemmann, Volker Armin wrote: I have three or four kernels in /boot and have 16mb... way enough I've got a 100MB /boot partition, and with 12 kernels I'm still only using 50%... cornholio ~ # df -h /boot FilesystemSize Used Avail Use% Mounted on

Re: [gentoo-user] Updating portage cache - slow, slower, slowest ever

2005-10-11 Thread Dave Nebinger
you may find this link very helpfull: http://gentoo-wiki.com/TIP_speed_up_portage_with_cdb OohVERY scary. Not where I want to go for a problem like this. I'll wait for the developers to make that sort of thing part of the baseline setup. I couldn't administer it if it broke. Trust

[gentoo-user] How to wipe windows for gentoo w/possibility of restoration...

2005-10-11 Thread Dave Nebinger
I've got a laptop. It has a working win xp system on it (plus all apps, etc). I want to wipe windows off of it and put gentoo on it. But, after gentoo is up and running, I'd like to create a partition to restore the windows partition to. Laptop has a CD burner for storing the data. But I'm

Re: [gentoo-user] before I upgrade the kernel

2005-10-11 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Tuesday 11 October 2005 10:18 pm, Mark wrote: Is there a way I can apply all of the options I set last time I ran make menuconfig to the new kernel I just downloaded, or do I have to go through all the settings again? 1. cd /usr/src 2. tar xjf /path/to/downloaded/kernel.tar.bz2 3. cd

Re: [gentoo-user] before I upgrade the kernel

2005-10-11 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Tuesday 11 October 2005 10:39 pm, Hemmann, Volker Armin wrote: Hand copiing and editing grub.conf/menu.lst is just not needed. Come on, Volker, don't begrudge me a little fun ;-) I like seeing my 12 kernels listed all nice and neat in the list. Maybe one day I'll have a need to revert back

Re: [gentoo-user] Re: Updating portage cache - slow, slower, slowest ever

2005-10-11 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Wednesday 12 October 2005 12:58 am, Francesco Talamona wrote: Yesterday, after python update (dev-lang/python-2.4.1-r1), emerge refused to work, I had to comment both lines in /etc/portage/modules and reemerge dev-python/python-cdb. It wasn't a stopper, but it worth mention. That was the

Re: [gentoo-user] gentoo in a tight place

2005-10-10 Thread Dave Nebinger
I was going to use this disk to help diagnose/repair the 120G which is down. Um, maybe I missed something Maxim. Do you have a cdrom? If so, just boot from a knoppix cd. Comes with tons of repair tools already on it. Then you wouldn't have to struggle with trying to get that small drive

[gentoo-user] Is this a memory thing?

2005-10-09 Thread Dave Nebinger
Just scanning my logs and found the following entry: Oct 9 07:44:08 butthead MCE: The hardware reports a non fatal, correctable incident occurred on CPU 0. Oct 9 07:44:08 butthead Bank 2: 9400417a I'm assuming since it says 'bank 2' it's referring to a problem with one of the ram

RE: [gentoo-user] making my own router

2005-10-07 Thread Dave Nebinger
Sound OK so far? Yup, same setup I'm using (kinda). Works out very well. Next steps I think are figuring out how to provide DHCP to both internal subnets from the same Gentoo box, and what gateway address(es) the clients should use. The gentoo box is the gateway. Assuming it is

Re: [gentoo-user] Personal Gentoo mirror

2005-10-05 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Thursday 06 October 2005 12:38 am, kashani wrote: John Jolet wrote: I was asked a similar question today at work. we have some new gentoo servers that do not have outbound access to the net. We'd like to have a local mirror. Is there a howto? I run a proxy server for the servers

RE: [gentoo-user] Digest verification failed!

2005-10-03 Thread Dave Nebinger
I can't figure out how to get past it. After changing the ebuild, type ebuild mailman-xxx.ebuild digest. This fixes the digest values. You should then be able to emerge mailman w/o resync. -- gentoo-user@gentoo.org mailing list

[gentoo-user] Get those strange questions ready...

2005-10-03 Thread Dave Nebinger
Because gen-ux is temporarily offering free Gentoo support (thanks slashdot for the heads-up). http://www.gen-ux.com/node/16 -- gentoo-user@gentoo.org mailing list

[gentoo-user] Why would portage not update a package?

2005-10-02 Thread Dave Nebinger
Okay, I finished an emerge --update --deep world this morning. Everything was cool. This afternoon, however, I decide I want to install eclipse to migrate a windows java development effort to my gentoo box. Did an emerge --pretend dev-util/eclipse-sdk to see what I was going to get. I was

Re: [gentoo-user] Why would portage not update a package?

2005-10-02 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Sunday 02 October 2005 07:03 pm, Zac Medico wrote: The likely explanation is that ant-core is not a dependency (direct or deep) of your world list. Ah, but if it is installed it must have been a dependency somewhere or in place as a result of a direct emerge. Eix and emerge both knew it

Re: [gentoo-user] Why would portage not update a package?

2005-10-02 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Sunday 02 October 2005 08:25 pm, Mike Williams wrote: On Monday 03 October 2005 00:49, Dave Nebinger wrote: The likely explanation is that ant-core is not a dependency (direct or deep) of your world list. Ah, but if it is installed it must have been a dependency somewhere

Re: [gentoo-user] /var/db/pkg deleted

2005-10-01 Thread Dave Nebinger
Note the date the message was sent: On Thursday 15 July 2004 09:10 pm, Javier Uribe wrote: El Sáb 01 Oct 2005 21:06, Yoandy Rodriguez escribió: Try this http://gentooexperimental.org/script/repo/show/28 Thanks solved :D Now that you have that fixed, Javier, you might want to take a

[gentoo-user] Right recipe for gentoo-user procmail

2005-09-30 Thread Dave Nebinger
Just set up the following recipe for postfix/courier-imapd/procmail: :0 * ^(From|Cc|To).*gentoo-user $HOME/.maildir/.Gentoo.User/new/ Sound about right? Guess I'll find out before many of you can even reply ;-) -- gentoo-user@gentoo.org mailing list

Re: [gentoo-user] unable to execute i386-pc-linux-gnu-gcc

2005-09-30 Thread Dave Nebinger
On Friday 30 September 2005 10:22 pm, Brett I. Holcomb wrote: Any ideas on how to fix this? /sbin/fix_libtool_files.sh -- gentoo-user@gentoo.org mailing list

RE: [gentoo-user] [Completely and totally OT] FVWM-Crystal...!!!

2005-09-29 Thread Dave Nebinger
Were I you, I would consider: - If keeping X, switching to the absolute most minimal wm possible (twm, ratpoison, ion), to see what effect that had. - If downstepping from X, investigating what programs run under DirectFB and seeing what effect that had. - If going cold-turkey off X,

RE: [gentoo-user] Newest version of OpenOffice (2.0rc1) in portage?

2005-09-29 Thread Dave Nebinger
When I do emerge --search openoffice it does not show a 2.0 version as being available. Is this because I need to unmask something or because nothing past 1.1.4 is available in the ports yet? cornholio configures # eix openoffice * app-office/openoffice-bin Available versions: 1.1.1

RE: [gentoo-user] Newest version of OpenOffice (2.0rc1) in portage?

2005-09-29 Thread Dave Nebinger
When I do emerge --search openoffice it does not show a 2.0 version as being available. Is this because I need to unmask something or because nothing past 1.1.4 is available in the ports yet? cornholio configures # eix openoffice * app-office/openoffice-bin Available versions: 1.1.1

RE: [gentoo-user] no ebuild what to do?

2005-09-29 Thread Dave Nebinger
I'd like to install dekagen but there are no ebuilds for it. I suppose I could just unpack it and follow the INSTALL doc but is that the appropriate gentoo way? It's the general unix way of doing things, so sure it fits into gentoo also. Ebuilds are not really necessary unless you believe a

Re: [gentoo-user] What to expect from emerge --newuse --emptytree world re: etc-update

2005-09-28 Thread Dave Nebinger
I'm getting ready to dive into the apache2 install on my server. In preparation for this I needed things I wasn't using before like IMAP (see thread on web mail systems), MySQL, and ldap. Being the good little gentoo boy I updated my USE flags to include these and other settings that

RE: [gentoo-user] Update portage cache ... horribly slow

2005-09-28 Thread Dave Nebinger
It's very very slow and I dont know why. So my question is could I some way turn off this cache? I've had a lot of luck with the cdb patch for portage. It's mentioned in the gentoo wiki. I haven't measured to see how syncs are impacted but regular portage stuff seems faster. --

RE: [gentoo-user] keeping hosts file in sync

2005-09-28 Thread Dave Nebinger
Whats the best way to keep several /etc/host files in sync ? The easiest way is not to bother. Use a local dns server to provide host lookups. I believe on the gentoo wiki you'll find a setup for a caching dns proxy where the most lookups will be forwarded to a regular dns but you can still

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