arm debian (like)... (Score: 1)

by in Mobile OS versions that I use: on 2014-11-12 12:36 (#2V0D)

on my beloved N9 with native root access. I really enjoy having a busybox with ssh in my pocket ;)

(r)evolution ... (Score: 1)

by in GCHQ head says privacy is not an absolute right on 2014-11-07 10:48 (#2TY9)

Once upon a time, throwing up ancient régime, people (tried to) establish a state body called governement to enforce their common good.
Today, governement try to impose his own agenda to the same people...
From oligarchy to democracy to oligarchy!
Time to try another round?

Re: Benefits servers and system admins the most (Score: 1)

by in Is it time to fork Debian? on 2014-10-21 02:20 (#2THH)

I should say that when a service crash I prefer to have it restarted as soon as possible on another spare server in order to be able to investigate the crash before reusing the server hosting the crashed service.
Therefore, I dunno want systemd.
Boot time are irrelevant as a spare server should always be available and a new spare provisionned as soon as the one is used. (hopefully the crashed machine can be bringed back as spare).

Re: Bravo for sysadmins - and pipedot! (Score: 2, Insightful)

by in Is it time to fork Debian? on 2014-10-19 22:27 (#2TG4)

I'm a professional sysadmin on debian boxes starting from potatoes (I started as a developper). I'm now investigating alternatives for all servers my shop manages because I see too many desktop'ish stuff on fresh install done by my coworkers coming to our servers. I cannot stand to have much in pid 1 and need to reboot when some package updates. Our customer are start-up in early stages and most of the time they come to us when they encounter their first hickup somewhere "in the cloud"... Therefore I can just totally agree with your statement! And thank you Zafiro for this news as I don't read google+...

Re: as usual (Score: 1)

by in Friday Distro: Trisquel GNU/Linux on 2014-09-20 06:40 (#2SN5)

But maybe I will give it a try in some kvm because there the emulated hardware should be quite "standard" ;)

Re: Story Missing? (Score: 1)

by in ZFS on Linux on 2014-09-14 14:19 (#2SCT)

What about CEPH on btrfs versus CEPH on ZFS ? Does anyone have some clue baout that? I would be _verY_ interseted about this one topic but never cross any reading about the later...

This is why I read |. (Score: 2, Insightful)

by in Jeff Hoogland announces he'll step down as leader of Bodhi Linux on 2014-09-14 14:09 (#2SCS)

glad to read such a news here, even if it the first time I read about this specific distro...

Re: Last time I spoke to myself... (Score: 2, Interesting)

by in "Boycott Systemd" movement takes shape on 2014-09-08 08:26 (#2S4V)

I started to use Linux long time ago (at that time I was a hobbyist and PhD student in engineering but now I'm a sysadmin by trade) because I wanted to understand every bit of my system and to be able to follow every execution path on it. Today it's becoming increasly difficult even impossible. I used redhat 4 then mandrake then debian (potato). It was fun, it ported values I do agree with, it fitted my needs. I started with one box in my attic up to 22 boxes in my garage before moving to the datacenter. Now I'm unhappy with the direction debian is heading. I loved squeeze but wheezy is not my cup of tea. I tried gentoo for awhile but on the production servers I manage I don't want to compile anything (not even installing the compiler...). I'm now trying alpine (discovered from the weekly distro post ;) ).
The major problem I see with systemd is that rebooting for some application upgrade is not an option but on kernel change (if the "new" fix is for an problem I encounter, not just for the sake of it). Also the involved "new" complexity is another major pain. I liked stable system and by stable I don't just mean "with no random crashes" but with no changes for the sake of change.
I suppose I will need to take (loose?) a lot of time trying to find another distro (even not linux) fiting my needs while still being fun to administer and being understandable at low level...
They are improvements in the landscape but also a lot of regressions :(

old adage... (Score: 1)

by in Friday Distro: PC-BSD on 2014-08-30 06:54 (#2RWH)

The old adage, "Linux is for those who hate Microsoft; BSD is for those who love Unix" is probably appropriate.
could someone elaborate a bit about this one?
I'm an old linuxer for the last 15 years (and sysadmin by trade) but I never gave a try to any *BSD flavor nor to any other *nix one... so my question is not a troll but a real question!

Re: Meta - Articles about the state of pipedot (Score: 2, Interesting)

by in The experiment with feeding Soylent articles: your comments! on 2014-08-28 09:26 (#2R44)

I'm usually a lurker but regular reader of |. Thanks for this article letting us lurker to show ourselves ;)
I did try SN but left as it was becoming junk info like /. I was glad |. seemed focused in news for nerds. I agree that most technical news do no need comments so a feed-back of the interest of the article itself would be appreciated.
For instance I was really enjoying the weekly review of a gnu/linux distro ;)
Maybe "ask pipedot" questions (technically related of course) would be of interrest as those are by essence technical discussions :P For instance "when not to upgrade some part of a working architecture?" or "how to upgrade a live set of linux servers when spare ressources are rare or none?"

Re: Dead link (Score: 2, Informative)

by in John McAfee starts Brownlist, the complaint engine on 2014-08-14 16:21 (#3VG)

now it's -> server error on "/" application

Thanks for the tip (Score: 1)

by in Friday Distro: Alpine Linux on 2014-08-07 20:58 (#2S4)

I am in the process of building my own "cloud". I was going debian only with CEPH, openvswitch, qemu-kvm and linux-vserver (I know I should switch to LXC). But I will give a try to alpine thanks to your post!

not realy interesting comment... (Score: 1)

by in Soylent News Incorporates on 2014-08-07 20:53 (#2S3)

I finally did register to show my commitement...
Previous of that I was a lurker from the early stages and I tried to follow SN also but I could not stand "the noise" over there...

PS: I'm not english speaker...