Aug 022022

When updating to FreeBSD 13.1, I started getting these messages from sysutils/logcheck: egrep: trailing backslash (\) This post will document how I tracked down the problem. It is occurring on several hosts. In this post: FreeBSD 13.1 logcheck-1.3.24 Other similar issues I suspect the issue arises because of the change from egrep 2.5.1 under FreeBSD […]

Apr 282022

I forgot to enable compression on this FreshPorts node. I have no idea why/how. After doing this, I went to a directory with a lot of space and copied stuff around. [aws-1 dan /jails/ingress01/var/db/freshports/message-queues/archive] % sudo mv 2021_03.tar.gz 2021_03.tar.gz.tmp 21:01:28 [aws-1 dan /jails/ingress01/var/db/freshports/message-queues/archive] % sudo mv 2021_03.tar.gz.tmp 2021_03.tar.gz 21:01:38 That will free up *some* space. […]

Jan 152022

Today I encountered this. [r720-01 dan ~] % sudo freebsd-update fetch install 14:39:01 Looking up mirrors… 2 mirrors found. Fetching metadata signature for 13.0-RELEASE from… done. Fetching metadata index… done. The update metadata is correctly signed, but failed an integrity check. Cowardly refusing to proceed any further. I confirmed it was just the […]

Nov 232021
Removing an old condensate pump

I bought a house. Yesterday was the settlement. I gave away some money, got a deed, and now I have a mortgage. Last night was an empty house party for a small group of friends and new neighbors. This morning I had a walk through the house with a finishing carpenter who is now retired. […]

Sep 172021

This is x8dtu (named after the SuperMicro motherboard). This is the old but new FreshPorts server, which currently running on AWS, not this host. The previous post for this is still available In short: FreeBSD 13.0 booting off a mirrored pair of zfsroot SSDs 4.5TB of mirrored ZFS 196612 MB of RAM (yeah, that’s 196GB […]

Sep 112021
Turning off SASLCLIENT for databases/mysql57-client

This started off as a Twitter thread earlier this morning. databases/mysql57-client has an optional dependency on security/cyrus-sasl2 which defaults to on. Let’s try turning that off and see if it also removes openldap-client from the dependency list. Why? I install net-mgmt/nagios-plugins in just above every jail and host. Even hosts which don’t use MySQL. I […]

Sep 072021
RIPE Atlas - Total Availability :    100.00%

Yes, this is blatant bragging. But realistically, this is more a function of my ISP (Verizon FiOS) and my electricity supplier (PECO) than my abilities. To be fair, it is more contingent upon no power failures than anything else. I do have a UPS, but that’s only good for about 10-20 minutes. For August 2021, […]