Danie Roux

People person, change agent. Journeyer through problem and solution space. Interested in being interested.

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Entries from August 2005

Learned enough Tcl to be dangerous

August 18th, 2005 · No Comments · general

We got new toys at work. Two BIG-IP load balancers from F5. Seriously cool devices. Some highlights include: It runs Linux kernel 2.4 in conjunction with some microkernel OS that F5 calls TMOS. Customized, interactive monitors for server availability can be written in Perl. Traffic flow can be modified using Tcl scripts. Basically anything can [...]

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Using GNU Stow to manage source installs

August 7th, 2005 · 1 Comment · general

Installing packages from source used to be the only way to get software onto your Linux box. SLS was the first real Linux distribution, but I believe Slackware was the first to offer package management, with Debian to offer the first package management with dependency resolution. Since then, source installs became a problem. Installing your [...]

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