Danie Roux

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

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strace, I love you

February 10th, 2007 · No Comments · general

Quick post: Use strace -e trace=network to quickly figure out where a process is connecting to. This traps only system calls that the process makes regarding networking. Very useful to make sure that your process believes the same things about servers and ports that you do. (Turns out the process needed to be told that [...]

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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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