Bad luck with a buggy Linux kernel

Posted on Sat 23 December 2023 in Linux • Tagged with Linux, Debian

When I installed Debian on a Thinkpad two weeks ago, I was out of luck. As you may have heard, the stable Linux kernel maintenance team imported a change from the upstream which caused a major problem on systems with ext4 filesystems. Ext4 is the default for Debian installs, and …

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My last CentOS machines are retired

Posted on Fri 22 December 2023 in Linux • Tagged with CentOS, Linux, Debian

Over the past few years I have used a number of different Linux distributions in addition to FreeBSD and MacOS. My daily work is also often done on Microsoft Windows machines. I am not a fan of the best operating system battle. In my opinion, the best system is the …

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Nala an useful frontend for apt

Posted on Wed 13 December 2023 in Linux • Tagged with Linux, Debian

Nala a useful frontend for apt

If you like the cli like I do, you might also like modern tools with some eye candy. Nala is a nice frontend for dpkg and a replacement for apt. It has some useful features for your daily work.

The history for nala can …

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Build Squid with --enable-ssl on Debian

Posted on Tue 19 April 2011 in Debian • Tagged with Debian, Squid, Linux

If you need an SSL-proxy connection via squid on Debian/Linux you need to recompile the squid-2.7 package with --enable-ssl option.

Here a short step by step  tutorial how to rebuild a squid .deb package with --enable-ssl option.

Enable source repository on your buildmachine. To describe it in words …

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