Category Archives: Sysadmin

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Puppet Portage module version 2.0

After a few months of a lot of hard work, I’m thrilled to announce the availability of the Portage Puppet module┬áversion 2.0! Background This module was initally developed by Lance Albertson and some other guys from OSUOSL. Adrien Thebo, who …

RIP recruiting.gentoo.org

The recruiters team announced a few months ago that they decided not to use the recruiting webapp any more, and move back to the txt quizes instead. Additionally, the webapp started showing random ruby exceptions, and since nobody is willing …

moving services around

A few days ago the box that was hosting our low-risk webapps died (barbet.gentoo.org). The services that were affected are get.gentoo.org planet.gentoo.org packages.gentoo.org devmanual.gentoo.org infra-status.gentoo.org and bouncer.gentoo.org. We quickly migrated the services to another box (brambling.gentoo.org). Brambling had issues in …

Okupy – Report #7

Quick summary: I’m writing a CMS for the Gentoo website, that will offer an LDAP web interface, plus it will replace Gorg and provide Beacon as WYSIWYG editor to edit the XML file There were some serious bugs in the …

KDE development environment in Gentoo

Introduction As a KDE packager, I usually have to write and test patches, especially build system related (Examples: Choqok, Amarok, Plasma and happy KStatusNotifierItem’d Akregator and Kaffeine, they don’t look ancient any more ). Gentoo, as a source based distro, …

Okupy – Report #5

Quick summary: I’m writing a CMS for the Gentoo website, that will offer an LDAP web interface, plus it will replace Gorg and provide Beacon as WYSIWYG editor to edit the XML file Two important things hapenned: 1) I passed …

Okupy – Report #4

Quick summary: I’m writing a CMS for the Gentoo website, that will offer an LDAP web interface, plus it will replace Gorg and provide Beacon as WYSIWYG editor to edit the XML files. This is going to be small but …

Okupy – Report #3

Quick summary: I’m writing a CMS for the Gentoo website, that will offer an LDAP web interface, plus it will replace Gorg and provide Beacon as WYSIWYG editor to edit the XML files. The past two weeks I’ve finished the …

Okupy – Report #2

This comes with a dealy, as I’ve been sick the past days. The LDAP related code is 90% done. It now has the following features:  Login to the system (report #1 explains in detail how login works). It previously was …

Okupy – Report #1

The past week I’ve been experimenting with LDAP mostly. I set up a clone of ldap1.gentoo.org (with fake data of course) at my home server, and gave a Cfengine patch to Robin, pending for review, in order to have the …