jollyrogue

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jollyrogue,

This reminds me, I need to work on getting a bike.

jollyrogue,

For real. You get the urge, and you gotta get some egg noddles in ya.

jollyrogue,

Very true.

I would support reactors which aren’t designed to produce enriched uranium, don’t blowup when neglected, and don’t produce as much waste.

There has been some work on molten salt reactors recently, which look promising.

jollyrogue,

Seriously. A finicky system which requires constant monitoring is a bad idea. People have problems maintaining their cars.

Simple, robust, and capable of absorbing neglect is better.

jollyrogue,

“must” is a strong word here, and the conditions which trigger “must” are amazingly narrow.

The GPL is not as fearsome as people make it out to be, and I wish it was. It’s a very capitalist license, and there are ways around its provisions.

jollyrogue,

I’m looking at switching the server base to OpenSuse Leap for the in-place upgrades. This is after over a decade of running RHEL clones.

I don’t have dependencies on anything RHEL specific, so the switch isn’t too bad.

The hardest part is FreeIPA which still isn’t in the repos, but that can live on CentOS since it’s easy enough to to setup a replica.

One thing I’ve found I dislike is how limited the installer is in partitioning disks. I like having multiple disks in my servers, and I can’t set them up in btrfs at install time like I want to.

Yeah, 3rd-party repos messing things up is a generic distro problem. Some repos are better about not conflicting then others. I’m planning on being pretty conservative with them when I finally switch a desktop to Tumbleweed.

jollyrogue,

I haven’t tried an autoyast install. These have been one off installs for testing.

Are you creating a multi-disk volume?

I’m creating two different btrfs volumes on two separate disks. I have a SATA SSD for root and a faster NVMe SSD for applications, home dirs, or whatever. The installer won’t let me set mount points for the volume or subvolumes on the NVMe, and I have to do that later.

jollyrogue,

Yeah. Two separate volumes on two different disks. Alright, I’ll have to check out autoyast.

The last thing for me would be ZFS support. 🫤 You haven’t happened to try that out have you?

jollyrogue,

ZFS being out of tree is annoying. I miss it when I’m not on FreeBSD.

It works well enough, especially with a stable kernel. Fedora and ZFS can be tricky with kernel upgrades, and I was wondering if Tumbleweed is the same. I figured ZFS and Leap would be similar to CentOS or Debian.

jollyrogue,

I’m pretty sure the problem is with the ZFS specfile. The ZFS rpm package should specify which kernels it requires, and dnf should figure things out.

According to the ticket below, a change related to this has been merged, so maybe the problem has been fixed. 🤷🏽‍♂️

github.com/openzfs/zfs/pull/12124

jollyrogue,

Except Tulsa has a stop and there’s no Denver.

jollyrogue,

Definitely. Display link docks are a no go. The video out was pretty crappy last time I used one in 2014.

jollyrogue,

It looks like it’s still on sale. $119 now, but close enough to $100. 🙂

jollyrogue,

Ooo… MAC cloning. That’s a good one for the TB list. 🙂

jollyrogue,

😎 I’ve looked at those, but I wasn’t sure how well TB docks are supported by Linux. I may do some eBay hunting.

jollyrogue,

Awesome, thanks! The Caldigit is my holy grail dock. 🙂

I wasn’t finding much info about TB and Linux, so I was reluctant to drop that much cash for something that may not work.

jollyrogue,

Awesome, thanks!

jollyrogue,

The link isn’t working anymore. 😕

jollyrogue,

DE is fairly stock Gnome. Cool, I’ve seen that in the settings. 🙂

jollyrogue,

Thanks for the info! 🙂

I may jump to the Caldigit TB dock based on reccs in the comments.

$150 is the most I’m willing to spend on a USB dock. 😆 Above that, I might as well jump to a TB dock.

This was more of a cheap stop gap solution to my many cables getting plugged into the laptop problem.

jollyrogue,

Which model? There are several different models on the website.

jollyrogue,

Good to know. 🙂

A dock with external PCIe might be interesting, but I don’t have any plans the require that right now. 😆

jollyrogue,

That’s better. 🙂

I’d forgotten about the OWC Go dock.

jollyrogue,

It’s easier to find Intel NICs/WNICs in Intel based laptops, and it’s easier to find refurbished Intel laptops.

Also, check and see if the laptop is supported by LVFS.

jollyrogue,

Gotta appreciate the pettiness of this. 😆

jollyrogue,

My list overrated list additions:

  • Ubuntu: They break shit, it’s half baked, snaps, and Canonical is really into vendor lock in.
  • Arch: I really have better things to do then baby sit my install.
  • RHEL: Containers were created for reasons, and one of them was RHEL.
  • Any Linux without systemd or glibc: Mistakes were made, and then different mistakes were made trying to prove systemd made mistakes. Musl based Linux distros are going to have compatibility problems, so I might as well run a different OS. The BSDs are *nix-like systems without glibc with a history and larger communities.
jollyrogue, (edited )

It’s everything after the install I don’t have time for. The install is the easy part. 😆

There are distros which are semi-rolling (Fedora) or rolling (Tumbleweed) which make it easy to maintain the install without lots of configuration.

jollyrogue,

Gentoo installs are able to be maintained.

LFS not so much.

jollyrogue,

The kernel isn’t, but distros, as people think of Linux, kind of are package management projects.

jollyrogue,

Or you could start with something which already has a package manager.

LFS is fun weekend project, but it’s not a daily driver.

When I started thinking about the amount of work needed to maintain an LFS install, I realized I should install Gentoo. It’s Source based, and other people already put in the work.

jollyrogue,

“It’s Linux with extra work!” isn’t a convincing argument for musl based distros.

I ran FreeBSD as my desktop for a long time, and I’m quite fond of it. However, most new software is written for GNU/Linux, and I got tired of fighting against it. (I still run FreeBSD on my personal servers.)

I ran Alpine for a while, and as much as I wanted to like it, software had to be ported to it. It’s the same problem the BSDs have. Software has to be ported to them, and if that’s the case, there’s not much of a point in running Linux for me.

It’s cool people are trying an alternate libc with the Linux kernel. Alpine seems to have made some good progress on porting software, and musl has progressed from what I’ve heard.

That life isn’t for me. If I wanted that, I know where to get it.

Runit still uses shell scripts to start the services, like most alternate init systems, and I’d rather not write shell scripts for services.

There are other niceties with systemd, like timers are an upgrade over cron, as well as some very idiotic decisions, especially for the server side. Overall it’s a nice init for desktops.

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jollyrogue,

Yeah, they’re installing software.

Everything below / is the OS. There isn’t an analog to C:\Windows in *nix-like operating systems.

The closest thing to a pure separation would be an immutable distro like Silverblue or MicroOS.

jollyrogue,

What did Taco Bell do to catch a stray like that?

jollyrogue,

Since the OP specified server hardware, probably not. RH said RHEL wasn’t going to support anything which didn’t use UEFI to boot, and Arm specified UEFI in their ServerReady hardware certification.

jollyrogue,

That’s a good question, and who is the mysterious 3rd party SUSE is going to be merged with?

Debian is looking better and better everyday.

jollyrogue,

Too late. Already had to deploy GitLab on it.

jollyrogue,

The socks he’s talking about are expensive too. Like $20 a pair.

I’m buying 6 pairs for, maybe, $20, so yeah, wool socks are a luxury item.

jollyrogue,

The touchscreen on my Thinkpad P1 gen4 with Fedora works well.

I don’t particularly use it, but it worked out of the box when I was testing it after I got it.

jollyrogue,

If they can find the ISO to download. 😆

Every time I download the Debian ISO there is at least 1 “Why is this so hard?” thought.

jollyrogue,

They’re spot on. I had this thought last week while trying to find an ISO. It’s like it’s a state secret or something. 😆

Fedora, OpenSuse, Arch, Gentoo, Kali, and Armbian all make it easy to find an ISO or image to get started. The free RHEL downloads are the only thing more hidden then Debian downloads.

jollyrogue,

And a working network connection. That’s not crap.

That’s ALL you need. 😆

jollyrogue,

Sometimes, yeah. There are a lot shit networks out there.

With the full, I can at least get a functioning base system without needing a network connection. With the net, network no worky, no Debian.

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