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Austria: the A1modem

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Living in Austria and having a fixed network connection through the provider A1 can have disadvantages. For example the connection has a maximum of 2.9Mbit/s, because of long lines. But the price is the same as like a 8Mbit/s connection, which is, errm… , unfair. I can live with the slow connection, when it is […]

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Gitlab still a pain to update…

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But it gets smoother. Still no ‘just call the update command’ but at least better than before. This time a dependency created the most headache: ruby. But creating the package again after upgrade of the whole system from the AUR solved that issue. There are still some warnings and exceptions here and there, but the […]

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Gitlab updates over arch-aur

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Again are GitLab updates quite exhausting. Better to say, not GitLab itself, but the repository updates of Arch Linux in combination with GitLab. ruby got a new release 2.2 and my GitLab instance is still running on 2.1. A downgrade of ruby prevented my instance from collapsing, but as usual upgrading GitLab is quite painful, […]

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Evil gitlab update…

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During the weekend I’ve managed to bring down my webserver and my gitlab service, due to a failed gitlab update. Well, the install script of the new gitlab version did some not so good things, which prevented me from updating without hassle. But after all I’ve just put two projects up there, which were easily […]

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Fast Howto: half-automated backup for hdd-dockingstations

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Disclaimer: “Fast howto” means in my world just dumping my config files for everyone to use, explanations are optional. Used tools: systemd, rsync (and cryptsetup) Just write a systemd service file like my ‘projectBackup.service’: You can replace ‘projects’ with whatever you like/need. [Unit] #device file in question look for it with: #systemctl –all –full | […]

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Fast howto: Weekly backup of your home dir with systemd timers and duplicity

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Disclaimer: “Fast howto” means in my world just dumping my config files for everyone to use, explanations are optional. 🙂   Hint: duplicity is very good in encrypting your backuped data, but my backup data disks are already encrypted through luks, so I’m not using this feature! /etc/systemd/system/homeBackup.timer [Unit] Description=weekly full home directory backup [Timer] […]

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Shellshock

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First Heartbleed, now Shellshock. The new big bugs in important libraries/software have their own ‘brand’ name now. A bit crazy and a bit overkill in my opinion, but at least now such bad security holes are getting enough attention to be fixed FAST, hopefully. I’ve updated my server immediately after good patches were available, so […]

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Laptop crash during update

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On Friday I finally learned how to f*** up my laptop. Just unplug it accidentally during running a system update with “pacman -Su”. Result: kernel panic on reboot, no help until I found a USB stick containing a archlinux image. After booting and fixing the kernel image I encountered multiple strange errors from libraries which […]