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Dec
15
comment tmux on Windows (msys2) and non-admin fails
I did find the issue, a folder lingering in /tmp. Just running rm -fr /tmp/tmux* fixes the problem... of course it creates another; I can't detach and then re-attach sessions. It's good enough to still be useful though.
Sep
12
comment Add “Open MSYS terminal here” in the Windows right click context menu?
If you use MSYS2 you get those utilities and you won't need to pull in Cygwin.
Sep
11
comment Add “Open MSYS terminal here” in the Windows right click context menu?
Of course writing the comment above prompted me to look into things a bit and I found a comment in /etc/profile that shows how to get a login shell in a specific location. I've added that as a comment to the github gist I linked to above.
Sep
11
comment Add “Open MSYS terminal here” in the Windows right click context menu?
These are the settings I ended up with: gist.github.com/magthe/a60293fe395af7245a9e. There is one issue I haven't solved: the started shell is not a login shell, so /etc/profile isn't loaded and with it quite a bit of configuration is missing. If I add a -l to the bash invocation it becomes a login shell, but I always end up in $HOME. I am loathe to make changes to files in /etc so any suggestions not requiring that would be most welcome.
Aug
25
comment Add “Open MSYS terminal here” in the Windows right click context menu?
Doing it manually turned out to be the easiest option.
Aug
1
comment Variables in GNU Make recipes, is that possible?
Nope, as you see I need it as part of the recipe since the value will be different for different files.
Jun
6
comment Using systemd to start gpg-agent?
Yes, that much is clear from reading the man page, but isn't there some way of getting gpg-agent started so that its environment variables makes it into the login session?
May
30
comment How to find tar format of archive?
I'm on Linux and I have the CLI version of 7z installed, but it offers no way to extract that information AFAICS.
May
27
comment How to find tar format of archive?
That's good to know, but for home I'd really like a way that doesn't require me to first go out buying a license for an OS I don't particularly like :)
May
27
comment How to find tar format of archive?
Running tar --help I find out that it defaults to "--format=gnu". The generated file is not accepted on hackage.haskell.org with the message that it isn't in ustar format.
Apr
30
comment Windows license for instance run both on HW and in VM?
Ah, that's what I feared, I have to upgrade myself to a multi-million-dollar company first, then I can use my computer the way I'd like. Well, well, I already knew that licenses tend to suck. Thanks for helping me find this out.
Apr
29
comment How does Windows 7 licensing work for running the OS as Virtual Machines?
Sure you can, and I am! On an earlier system I had no issues with reactivation due to running it both on HW and in VM. It happily booted in either way and didn't need reactivitation. The system I have now though is complaining about it not being genuine when run in the VM. It is a philosophical question, "what is a machine?" Do you happen to know what license I would need?
Apr
29
comment How does Windows 7 licensing work for running the OS as Virtual Machines?
Yes, I know that! What I'm asking about is running THE SAME copy both on HW and in VM, i.e. there is ever only a single installation. At boot I choose between booting into my single-windows-installation or into Linux. If I boot to Linux I can start a VirtualBox VM running my single-windows-installation.
Apr
29
comment How does Windows 7 licensing work for running the OS as Virtual Machines?
What if one would like to run the same copy both directly on the computer and in a VM?
Apr
28
comment Run commands when attaching to a specific network (NetworkManager?)
One of the comments (askubuntu.com/questions/13963/…) hints at the answer: in order to not have the UUID change on each reboot I had to configure the wired connection rather than rely on the transient, automatically created config.
Apr
27
comment Run commands when attaching to a specific network (NetworkManager?)
Yeah that is interesting, I think I'll have to dig deeper into this. The one obvious thing that differs is that the network I'm connecting to is wired. I don't know if that is what causes the UUID to change each time.
Apr
3
comment Gzipped file arrives unzipped
I've now done an strace of curl -O, and there seems to be nothing on the client machine doing the un-gzipping, i.e. the output of strace doesn't contain any mention of 'zip'. The same is true when using ltrace. I'm leaning towards the network doing something strange, would that be possible?
Apr
3
comment Gzipped file arrives unzipped
I've done all the downloading as root, and I have no aliases in root's config at all, so unfortunately that doesn't explain it.
Mar
22
comment Subversion: extracting diff+log and replaying
Thanks, that's very clear. The limitation around binary files is a bit troublesome since the developers setting up the project decided to check in quite a few binary files, i.e. configuration is performed in Excel. Also, are there no drawbacks to using patch over svn patch?
Mar
21
comment Subversion: extracting diff+log and replaying
That won't work very well since we have a whole set of changes in "our SVN" that we want to bring over to "their SVN". The question is whether that can easily be done keeping the individual commits.