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by Gordon
05 Jan 2020, 16:06
Forum: Development
Topic: Bubbagen live-USB for B3 updated (version 1.13)
Replies: 20
Views: 4398

Bubbagen live-USB for B3 updated (version 1.13)

Hi, I've just released version 1.13 of the Bubbagen live-USB image for B3 on GitHub. https://raw.githubusercontent.com/gordonb3/cache/master/Bubba/bubbagen-screenshots.jpg This release fixes a number of installation issues and eases maintenance by Bubbagen owning key portage config files required to...
by Gordon
05 Jan 2020, 15:09
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: Trouble with bubbagen live boot
Replies: 3
Views: 3381

Re: Trouble with bubbagen live boot

Hi, I fear the problem may be in the Bubbagen bootloader that at least in the openrc version was found to target the harddisk for the kernel instead of the USB stick. I'm currently finishing up on version 1.13 which should be up in about half an hour from now and fixes (amongst other) this issue. Go...
by Gordon
07 Dec 2019, 14:03
Forum: Development
Topic: Re: The server repo.excito.org is down
Replies: 3
Views: 2172

Re: The server repo.excito.org is down

It's also not just the repo site. The update sites are down as well and so is ns1, the primary domain server for the easyfind service.
by Gordon
26 Nov 2019, 02:50
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: Debian 10 "Buster"
Replies: 32
Views: 11283

Re: Debian 10 "Buster"

I'm less worried by cronjob emails as I've configured them to be sent to me rather than b3's root. While I suppose this means that they'll still be stored somewhere in the first partition (likely /var?), at least I would become aware of a growing problem because my email traffic would become tediou...
by Gordon
25 Nov 2019, 17:40
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: Debian 10 "Buster"
Replies: 32
Views: 11283

Re: Debian 10 "Buster"

The apt full-upgrade itself from Stretch worked flawless, but unfortunately it left me a working system without a working printer and a LMS that won't start. I guess it could be fixed quite easy if you play Linux daily, but I don't so I definitely rather consider running a rescue install with Stret...
by Gordon
25 Nov 2019, 17:22
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: Debian 10 "Buster"
Replies: 32
Views: 11283

Re: Debian 10 "Buster"

guyran, it was Gordon who mentioned putting the swap partition close to the start... Correct. I did. Need to note that your system partition seems a bit too tiny. You should take care of logs growing faster than you expect them to do, applications storing data in /var/lib and emails (from cron syst...
by Gordon
18 Nov 2019, 05:02
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: Admin account locked out
Replies: 7
Views: 3366

Re: Admin account locked out

I guess this requires some additional explaining. There are four possible methods for using php: command line execution - this is not web accessible as an Apache module - all scripts will be executed as the www/apache user as a dedicated service - this is commonly referred to as FastCGI or FPM metho...
by Gordon
18 Nov 2019, 04:12
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: Debian 10 "Buster"
Replies: 32
Views: 11283

Re: Debian 10 "Buster"

Agreed, I myself actually like to have folders that are exposed to external users to be separated from the root partition. That way, if they cause an out of disk space it won't crash the whole system. Should you go ahead and split of `home` I would suggest that you keep the swap partition as the sec...
by Gordon
17 Nov 2019, 10:59
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: Debian 10 "Buster"
Replies: 32
Views: 11283

Re: Debian 10 "Buster"

Did a quick scan on the installer as published on GitHub. Seems like the Debian installation uses the full disk as 'system' except for the last bit being used as swap? If you convert that to ext4 you will not be able to boot the B3 because u-boot requires the partition that holds the kernel uImage t...
by Gordon
04 Nov 2019, 17:39
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: Admin account locked out
Replies: 7
Views: 3366

Re: Admin account locked out

Ah... yes. Haven't run Debian for a while ;) www-data sounds familiar. Crontab being empty is a positive but does not guarantee that a worm can't restart itself when being killed. The well known entrance on your OS version is php.cgi by the way and this is not needed to run your system; you should l...
by Gordon
04 Nov 2019, 16:39
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: Admin account locked out
Replies: 7
Views: 3366

Re: Admin account locked out

Uhm... Are you still running the original Debian based system? If you see a lot of CPU activity on perl you may want to verify whether these processes are running as user `www`. Also check the crontab for user www, this should be empty but I suspect it won't be.
by Gordon
03 Nov 2019, 14:46
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: Admin account locked out
Replies: 7
Views: 3366

Re: Admin account locked out

If you are root you can simply issue `passwd admin` and it will ask you to supply a new password (without asking for the old one). My guess however would be that the bubba-admin service has failed and the pages are now being served by the web server's user that is lacking the correct privileges. Run...
by Gordon
28 Oct 2019, 16:34
Forum: Development
Topic: [gentoo|bubbagen] week 43 upgrades advisory
Replies: 0
Views: 5181

[gentoo|bubbagen] week 43 upgrades advisory

Last week's updates proved to contain a not so welcome surprise that you may or may not already have suffered from. Somewhere midway portage loses its ability to download packages and there is no automated method to recover from that. To verify if you are affected check the contents of /usr/portage/...
by Gordon
28 Sep 2019, 15:01
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: Keeping B3 up to date
Replies: 2
Views: 2603

Re: Keeping B3 up to date

I don't think Excito was actively maintaining the software even when they were still in good financial shape. ;) Key thing here is that most Linux distributions like Windows will at some point require you to install a new version, at which time you are likely to loose many of your settings, if not a...
by Gordon
25 Sep 2019, 06:24
Forum: B2 & B3 Support
Topic: myownb3.com problems
Replies: 18
Views: 7007

Re: myownb3.com problems

Good point. Sharing my script for those interested: #!/bin/sh if [ -z "$1" ]; then myname=$(echo $0 | sed "s/^.*\/\([^\/][^\/]*\)$/\1/") echo "Usage: $myname <identity>" exit fi newip=$(dig @ns1.excito.org $1.myownb3.com | grep -v "^[;]" | grep -v "^$" | awk '{print $5}') oldip=$(grep "$1.myownb3.co...