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EBN resumes service

The EBN machine, which hosts api.kde.org (sadly under-maintained) and www.englishbreakfastnetwork.org (Krazy code checking tools) and solaris.bionicmutton.org (OpenIndiana packages of KDE4) and some other things like an anonsvn mirror (note to self and/or sysadmin: need to set up anongit mirror, too), is back up. The usual “oh, drat” accompanied the downtime, like needing to do a […]

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EBN scheduled downtime

The university where the EBN is hosted is having some scheduled downtime to replace the air-conditioning units. The maintainence window starts in 10 hours and is 4 hours long, so from 7am to 11am on Saturday, February 12th in the Europe/Amsterdam timezone (GMT+1 right now). I don’t know how long the work will take, nor […]

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EBN up^Wdown for the moment

I wrote this on Saturday afternoon, but didn’t hit “post”: After running fsck repeatedly until it finally stopped finding unreferenced files, I’m hopefully calling the disk array fixed on the EBN. I’m still going to reconfigure the server in some way, but for the time being I’ve restarted the VM for api.kde.org and the EBN. […]

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EBN, api.kde.org, vizzion.org and others back at last

Well, it took ages, but the EBN and the different VMs it hosts are back. Add “sysadmin” to the list of occupations I probably shouldn’t attempt without (1) more training (2) a stricter schedule. The NLUUG spring conference on systems administration was quite educational — and fun, too, chatting with various companies and learning about […]

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Rains, pours, downtime

There’s a few things I learned today: One is that FreeBSD with UFS2 is a little slow when dealing with directories with over a million files in them. The KDE SVN — created way back in the SVN 1.4 or earlier days — is set up like that, with one flat directory structure. As a […]

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Extended downtime for EBN

Overconfidence goeth before a fall, they say. The software upgrades on the EBN machine are taking a good deal longer than intended. Part of this is some unexpected trips I had to make, but mostly it’s just that 6.2-6.4-7.4-8.0 is a lot of buildworlds (which take surprisingly long!) and reboots, followed by the realization that […]

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Planned downtime on the EBN

The server running the EBN (a Sun X4200 running FreeBSD — soon to be running OpenSolaris in a VM) is getting a bit long in the tooth, software-wise, and it turns out that it can no longer even run all of the software needed for improvements to the EBN. Bertjan has been bugging me to […]

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A Return to FreeBSD

After a great deal of procrastinating, I’ve rearranged my home office again and restored my FreeBSD machine to its rightful place under the desk. It must have been switched off for several months now, as the update (buildworld for 7- and 8- as well as portupgrade -aPP) is taking forever. There’s a reason for running […]

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EBN Down

The English Breakfast Network — which hosts the KDE code checking site, vizzzion.org, an anonsvn mirror for KDE, my irssi-in-screen instance and a bunch of other stuff — is down following a power outage at the university. While the older CodeYard machine came back up with no problems (yay FreeBSD 6.1!? too bad about the […]

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