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[#] Mon Mar 11 2013 14:50:25 EDT from the8088er @ Uncensored

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Anything in particular you're stuck on now?


[#] Mon Mar 11 2013 15:27:38 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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Thank you..
I think I solved a few problems, dropping one problem and fixing another can lead to an answer to the first
problem. I am moving along, for some reason I couldn't reach the FTP site the other day which frustrated me,
but that seems to be resolved now.

I am having problems with the history file, it doesn't seem to save between sessions. If I use the up arrow to
look at previously typed commands it only shows the commands from the current session. I know you can set
"HISTFILE=somename" but I am not sure where that gets defined. If I use "set -o" history is not listed. "h"
which has an alias for history 25 works for the current session.

So my question is how do I turn history on so that it remembers previously used commands?

I am using this install in a virtual box virtual machine, once I get most of the mistakes and errors out of the
way I will install it as a boot option.

[#] Tue Mar 12 2013 03:18:37 EDT from the8088er @ Uncensored

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I would suggest for the history bit is to use a different and more-preferred shell such as zsh or bash or tcsh if you like. 'sh' in FreeBSD is a very very basic shell that exists, as I understand it, to run scripts, and provide a way to launch chsh to pick a better shell :-)

Its worth noting that in FreeBSD if you launch 'su' in say, bash, your superuser shell will also be in bash. This is in contrast with just about every other *nix I've used and reduces the frustration associated with keeping the default root shell (as you should not change root's default shell!) or having some silly 'toor' login instead.

I'm sorry I can't answer your question specifically regarding storing history between sessions with 'sh' however I've always solved that problem through avoidance. :-)

[#] Tue Mar 12 2013 08:04:06 EDT from Freakdog @ Dog Pound BBS II

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Tue Mar 12 2013 03:18:37 AM EDT from the8088er @ Uncensored
Its worth noting that in FreeBSD if you launch 'su' in say, bash, your superuser shell will also be in bash. This is in contrast with just about every other *nix I've used and reduces the frustration associated with keeping the default root shell (as you should not change root's default shell!) or having some silly 'toor' login instead.

Is that your experience with "su -" as well?



[#] Tue Mar 12 2013 08:22:13 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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The more I read about my problem I started to realize the default shell with a new install is very limited.
I would be reading answers that wouldn't work, people were not addressing the default shell issue.

The ubuntu forms were always helpful and I could find answers quickly, this isn't the case with other distros.

Thank you for your help, I am working my way through other issues but that one had me stumped for a little
while.

[#] Tue Mar 12 2013 12:08:20 EDT from the8088er @ Uncensored

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Is that your experience with "su -" as well?

Well golly gee. You learn something new every day don't ya!

:-)

[#] Tue Mar 12 2013 13:08:57 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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csh & tcsh is a pita and schould be avoided, unless for the pure  masochism; in that case I would sugest trying digitals vms also, which has a real weird commandline interpreter.

ksh is known for its sophisticated and very dense syntax; once mastered you can get pretty quick in it i've heard.

zsh seems to gain traction on professional admins; its the default shell grml.org will give you.



[#] Thu Mar 14 2013 15:21:33 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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I worked throught a bunch of problems with my Virtualbox install. I found out I had to manual change servers
and that is why the pkg_add wasn't working. I tried using ports to install a few things but on larger packages
such as Gnome that is very painful. Fixed that but can't get mouse intigration to work in Virtualbox, it is
telling me I hardly have any drive space left, I am sure this is due to the ports intall but I can't get to a
prompt.

So I figured what the hell just install it on the old trusty laptop as a multi-boot. I was using
unetbootin with an img file I download and that didn't seem to work. Somebody suggested just using unetbootin's
pull down menu, that only has FreeBSD 8.0. I tried it anyway and I was able to get to the install but it failed
when it tried to look for 8.0 on the FTP site.

I had plenty of problems trying to make sure I was using the correct partitions,
linux and unix call them
different things. I just said the hell with it and told it to use the whole damn drive (good-bye Win2K) Still
no luck.

When I attemped to install FreeBSD before I had a lot of problems and just said the hell with it.

[#] Fri Mar 15 2013 02:02:16 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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heh, seems as if many more then just IG shout a "close the door when you leave" to de icasa...

http://www.linuxinsider.com/rsstory/77492.html



[#] Fri Mar 15 2013 13:08:41 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Actually for me it's more like "I hope the door *does* hit you in the ass on the way out."

[#] Fri Mar 22 2013 07:14:51 EDT from luja @ Uncensored

Subject: Linux how ton deploy citadel using encrypted fs to store mails there?

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Hi

 

i would like to have citadel on my pbx server.

This machine has, as almost all an encrypted data partition. Now how to make sure, that sensible data (contacts, calender and expecially emails!) go to the encrypted storage?

where are the files on disk? what to symlink?

how to use gpg with citadel?

 

Regarding "retrocomputing" I would also like to configure modem-access using my pbx, so I would be able to dial in to read my mails. Would be a killer feature in our "Web 23.0" times :-)

How to do this? megetty?

 

Have fun

 

luja

 



[#] Sat Mar 23 2013 12:04:47 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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Ubuntu, the official operating system of China's communism.
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2013/03/ubuntu-to-become-the-official-os-of-china

[#] Sat Mar 23 2013 13:04:02 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Wow, given Spaceman Mark's penchant for telling the entire open source community to f**k off, I'm sure he'll have no problem integrating the Chinese government's agenda deep into the system. The Great Firewall of China will now be an iptables module that cannot be unloaded!

[#] Sun Mar 24 2013 06:53:38 EDT from fireball @ Uncensored

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Ubuntu is the new Red Flag Linux eh?  Interesting.



[#] Sun Mar 24 2013 16:15:58 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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will now be an iptables module that cannot be unloaded!

Hmmmm, I see that "iptables" has to be upgraded, and how do you do that? "Mark" for upgrade.

[#] Mon Mar 25 2013 17:55:26 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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I'm sure he'll have no problem integrating the
Chinese government's agenda deep into the system. The Great Firewall
of China will now be an iptables module that cannot be unloaded!

My ex-boss, who introduced me to Ubuntu said to me, "Maybe Canonical is actually headquartered in Northern
Virginia (wink wink)" aka the CIA.

That thought also scares me.

[#] Wed Mar 27 2013 18:55:13 EDT from zooer @ Uncensored

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Mark Shuttleworth has been named as one American magazine Forbes‘ ’12 Most Disruptive Names in business’

Canonical’s Ubuntu is an open-source Linux-based operating system that runs the same platform across multiple
devices. Or, in plain English, its software can turn your tablet, laptop, smartphone or television into one
connected system. That puts it in direct competition with Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android and with Microsoft.
“There are deeply entrenched competitors that won’t be dislodged just by doing what they did and doing it faster
or better just by 5 or 10%,” he says. “If there’s an opportunity, it’s to shake things up and attack the problem
entirely differently.” Part of shaking things up means offering the basic platform for free and charging for
enterprise and cloud services.
This guy is one tough competitor. His idea of a relaxing vacation spot
is Antarctica or the International Space
Station. Yes, he’s been to both. He’ll need that moxie to muscle into the mobile market. — Karsten Strauss


http://www.forbes.com/special-report/2013/disruptors/mark-shuttleworth.html

[#] Thu Mar 28 2013 16:29:16 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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By "disruptive" I guess they mean "constantly alienating the people who make your product possible."

You can't sustain that kind of thing indefinitely.

[#] Thu Mar 28 2013 16:31:40 EDT from dothebart @ Uncensored

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just purchased a cubieboard; looking forward to its arival.

a little more powerfull then the pi, plus a SATA connector.



[#] Sat Mar 30 2013 01:42:29 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I love the 1chinglish on the web site :)

Got a new (work issued) laptop today, a Dell Precision M4700. Nice quality build on the hardware, but the disk shipped with a virus on it! It was called wine-does or win-dozz or something to that effect. Whatever this piece of malware was, evidently it's been around for a while because it was detected as version 7.

But that's ok because company policy requires encrypted disks on laptops that leave the building, so I plunked in my Debian Linux/Linux USB stick and wiped the disk. And I was happy to see that every single piece of hardware initialized properly on the very first try. Happily, this is pretty common nowadays. People who claim otherwise are either stuck in 1995 or are actually Mac users with an axe to grind.

Anyway ... nice specs on this little beast ... 8 cores, full HD screen, backlit keyboard ... looking forward to rendering video on it to see how fast that goes.

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