Archives week 28 of 2007

July 9, 2007 - July 15, 2007

Promotion didn't go well (Frustrating...)

Spent the whole working day getting a promotion-to-live done. Just a large number of stupid little errors popping up due to system differences between the staging and live machine. We're missing a stage in the stages due to a configuration mix-up, which is what let it happen.

Went out to dinner with Soni and her ...

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Cleanliness is next to DUH! (Don't delete the build directory for no reason!)

I spent much of the day yesterday trying to get my OLPC hacking environment back up and running so that I could work on the code again. At one point I got everything save 1 package (libabiword) to build, but then I noticed that there was an old Python 2.4 install in the build directory ...

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Remember to test before un-chrooting (Obvious idea...)

As mentioned I did the kde-monolithic to kde-split update within the aufs-based chroot. Everything built fine, I merged the packages directory and the /etc/portage directory into the root tree and did the update with usepkg in the root.

What I *should* have done is try running from the chroot first. I would have noticed the ...

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Chrooted aufs makes a nice Gentoo addition (Compiling and installing while you are running...)

My laptop has been waiting for ages to get the KDE monolithic to KDE split update done. It's just so annoying needing to unmerge the system while you're upgrading. So today I decided to try using aufs to create a chrooted copy-on-write version of the system.

sudo mount -t aufs -o dirs=installroot:/=ro none fakeroot
sudo ...

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