daemon reparented / init --user by Walter Doekes , 06 Sep 2014

While I was battling an obscure Ubuntu shutdown issue — more about that later — I noticed that daemonized jobs started from my X session were not reparented to PID 1 init, but to a custom init --user, owned by me.

apt / hold upgrades / dependencies by Walter Doekes , 15 Aug 2014

Recently I wrote about cherry picking upgrades. Sometimes you'll want to do the inverse.

apt / cherry-pick upgrades / dependencies by Walter Doekes , 09 Jun 2014

So, doing an apt-get upgrade on a Debian or Ubuntu machine sometimes does more than you want at once.

postgresql / upgrade / ubuntu by Walter Doekes , 08 May 2014

I always forget how easy it is to upgrade postgresql on Ubuntu (from 9.1 to 9.3 this time). It seems like a pain to have to manually upgrade the cluster, but when it comes down to it, it's self-documenting and quick.

ubuntu trusty / git diff color by Walter Doekes , 26 Apr 2014

On my recently upgraded Ubuntu Trusty (14.04) machine, git diff started producing colorized output.

Recap2018 by Herman Bos , 10 Dec 2018

Gbp buildpackage / gpg2 by Walter Doekes , 08 Nov 2018

Kubectl / broken terminal / ipython by Walter Doekes , 20 Sep 2018

Vimrc / debian stretch by Walter Doekes , 19 Sep 2018

Core file / docker image / auplink by Walter Doekes , 18 Sep 2018

Ubuntu bionic / crashing gdm / eglgetdisplay by Walter Doekes , 11 Apr 2018

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