Archives March 2007

Probably need to switch blog software (CoreBlog1 causing too much annoyance to hosts...)


Tim reminded me today that CoreBlog1 (i.e. this blog) is becoming a bit of a pain for the admins. Mostly because of the huge volumes of comment spam blowing out the zodb file-size. So, it seems that I'll have to find a new bit of blogging software.

What I need:
* ability to import ...

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Distribution plan (Or thoughts on a plan...)


Continuing to build the developer's image in the background at the caffe. Still another 120 packages to go (with a couple of big ones, like Qt). Seems that the "snapshot" feature isn't creating "diff" filesystems on top of the previous version, it copies the whole file system. This would be why I'm ...

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Distribution plan (Or thoughts on a plan...)


Continuing to build the developer's image in the background at the caffe. Still another 120 packages to go (with a couple of big ones, like Qt). Seems that the "snapshot" feature isn't creating "diff" filesystems on top of the previous version, it copies the whole file system. This would be why I'm ...

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Gentoo becomes painful under emulation (Just the building, really)


Gentoo seems fine when you run it on a modern piece of hardware. Even my rather old laptop does a reasonable job of churning through a build. But doing the build inside the emulated environment (VMWare) on the same laptop gets a bit painful.

I'm thinking maybe I'll switch to using the host ...

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Build is underway (System upgrades first...)


Next stage in getting an OLPC developer's image is getting Gentoo updated to current from the CD image. So, I'm now building Python 2.5 (and the 20 or 30 packages it pulled in). I'll also probably have to recompile xorg (to get the Xephr server) and Gnome, so it'll be ...

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Build is underway (System upgrades first...)


Next stage in getting an OLPC developer's image is getting Gentoo updated to current from the CD image. So, I'm now building Python 2.5 (and the 20 or 30 packages it pulled in). I'll also probably have to recompile xorg (to get the Xephr server) and Gnome, so it'll be ...

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Not my day for networking (Locked out of the work svn server...)


Our SVN server is pretty tightly locked down using pftables so that only authorised addresses can connect to the ssh. I log into a secondary box and from there log into the SVN machine and update it if I'm away from a known IP range. But today the pf script won't update to ...

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Not my day for networking (Locked out of the work svn server...)


Our SVN server is pretty tightly locked down using pftables so that only authorised addresses can connect to the ssh. I log into a secondary box and from there log into the SVN machine and update it if I'm away from a known IP range. But today the pf script won't update to ...

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Gentoo build for OLPC developers (It will be a while... (hmm, that should be Gentoo's slogan))


We're working on doing a Gentoo-based developer's image in VMWare. This will follow the pattern I used in updating my laptop, i.e. update the Gentoo OS to include the dependencies for Sugar and then build Sugar itself on that "stable" substrate.

This is going to be a full Gentoo install, including X ...

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Gentoo build for OLPC developers (It will be a while... (hmm, that should be Gentoo's slogan))


We're working on doing a Gentoo-based developer's image in VMWare. This will follow the pattern I used in updating my laptop, i.e. update the Gentoo OS to include the dependencies for Sugar and then build Sugar itself on that "stable" substrate.

This is going to be a full Gentoo install, including X ...

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