Nordwest-USA-Reise
9 September 2017

Annett und ich waren drei Wochen im Nordwesten der USA unterwegs und sind wieder wohlbehalten zuhause gelandet. Die ersten zwei Wochen war eine organisierte Gruppenreise von Wittmann Travel und Karawane, und da wir nun schon mal dort waren haben wir noch eine Woche verlängert. Zentrales Ereignis war die totale Sonnenfinsternis am 21. August, und rundherum die vielen Nationalparks in der Gegend. Es war ein sehr intensives und wunderschönes Erlebnis! Hier ist unser Reisetagebuch, garniert mit ein paar ausgewählten Fotos. ... Read More
Hot on the heels of landing Cockpit in Debian unstable and Ubuntu 17.04, the Ubuntu backport request got approved (thanks Iain!), which means that installing cockpit on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS or 16.10 is now also a simple apt install cockpit away. I updated the installation instructions accordingly. Enjoy, and let us know about problems!
Cockpit has now been in Debian unstable and Ubuntu 17.04 and devel, which means it’s now a simple $ sudo apt install cockpit away for you to try and use. This metapackage pulls in the most common plugins, which are currently NetworkManager and udisks/storaged. If you want/need, you can also install cockpit-docker (if you grab docker.io from jessie-backports or use Ubuntu) or cockpit-machines to administer VMs through libvirt. Cockpit upstream also has a rather comprehensive Kubernetes/Openstack plugin, but this isn’t currently packaged for Debian/Ubuntu as kubernetes itself is not yet in Debian testing or Ubuntu. ... Read More
It has now been two and a half months since I started working at Red Hat in the Cockpit team. I just noticed that after yesterday’s 135 release frenzy I now have more than a hundred commits in it! $ git shortlog | grep Pitt Martin Pitt (111): Of course amongst them are lots of trivialities, simple tweaks, and packaging improvements (all this Debian/Ubuntu packaging experience got to be worth for something ☺). ... Read More
systemd 233 is scheduled to be released next week, and there is only a handful of small issues left. As usual there are tons of improvements and fixes, but the most intrusive one probably is another attempt to move from legacy cgroup v1 to a “hybrid” setup where the new unified (cgroup v2) hierarchy is mounted at /sys/fs/cgroup/unified/ and the legacy one stays at /sys/fs/cgroup/ as usual. This should provide an easier path for software like Docker or LXC to migrate to the unified hiearchy, but even that hybrid mode broke some bits. ... Read More
My WordPress blog got hacked two days ago and now twice today. This morning I purged MySQL and restored a good backup from three days ago, changed all DB and WordPress passwords (both the old and new ones were long and autogenerated ones), but not even an hour after the redeploy the hack was back. (It can still be seen on Planet Debian and Planet Ubuntu. Neither the Apache logs nor the Journal had anything obvious, nor were there any new files in global or user www directories, so I’m a bit stumped how this happened. ... Read More
I’ve had the pleasure of working on Ubuntu for 12½ years now, and during that time used up an entire Latin alphabet of release names! (Well, A and C are still free, but we used H and W twice, so on average.. ☺ ) This has for sure been the most exciting time in my life with tons of good memories! Very few highlights: Getting some spam mail from a South African multi-millionaire about a GREAT OPPORTUNITY Joining #warthogs (my first IRC experience) and collecting my first bounties for “derooting” Debian (i. ... Read More
I don’t want to criticize the outcome of the UK’s EU referendum — first of all I’m not wiser than everyone else, and second in a democracy you always have the right to decide both ways. Freedom absolutely includes the freedom to hurt yourself and do bad decisions (note, I’m explicitly not saying — or even knowing! — which is which!). What concerns me though, is how the course of political debates at large and this referendum in particular have been going. ... Read More
Historically, the “adt-run” command line has allowed multiple tests; as a consequence, arguments like --binary or --override-control were position dependent, which confused users a lot (#795274, #785068, #795274, LP #1453509). On the other hand I don’t know anyone or any CI system which actually makes use of the “multiple tests on a single command line” feature. The command line also was a bit confusing in other ways, like the explicit --built-tree vs. ... Read More
This week from Tuesday to Thursday four Canonical Foundations team members held a virtual sprint about the proposed-migration infrastructure. It’s been a loooong three days and nightshifts, but it was absolutely worth it. Thanks to Brian, Barry, and Robert for your great work! I started the sprint on Tuesday with a presentation (slides) about the design and some details about the involved components, and showed how to deploy the whole thing locally in juju-local. ... Read More