Ever wanted a script that just adapts make.conf to number of cpu cores. Well, here’s my script, surely improvable but maybe useful. It will count the number of cpu nodes. Then make.conf gets backuped and edited accordingly. Example: We have 8 cpu cores, so anything like: MAKEOPTS=”-j2 MAKEOPTS=”-j2 -l1“ MAKEOPTS=”${MAKEOPTS} -j5 -l3.85“ EMERGE_DEFAULT_OPTS=”${EMERGE_DEFAULT_OPTS} -j4 –load-average=3.75“ […]

Great speech about open source: 3 1 2 Rick Farina The Hacker Ethos meets the FOSS ethos or

Attention: I should retest the commands, until then there might be some typos. But the basic procedure should work and I’ve used the commands successfully. Intro This post should sum up the steps to modify an ISO image of a LiveCD. I’m using the public beta Pentoo 2012.0 Defcon Release as example. The steps for […]

Update 2: Info for non-Gentoo users If you’re not using Gentoo … start using it ;-) Otherwise you’re probably looking for the driver to Atheros AR8161/AR8162, which is the alx module. Get it from Atheros alx Ethernet driver and follow the instructions. Gentoo users get the driver with compat-wireless-3.5 from the pentoo overlay! Update: Fixed […]

The article is titled “Bash by example, Part 3“, the third part of a nice tutorial of bash basics. But more important, it nicely describes the internals of the Gentoo “ebuild” command, written by Daniel Robbins (Gentoo creator and former Chief Gentoo Architekt).

My head is dizzy from thinking about this, can’t even explain it so someone smart to get help. Time to write things down … Introduction Apache 2.4 needs some new modules. Some are really critical, some are just used for good reason in Gentoo’s default apache config – which won’t work without them. For details […]

Apache 2.4 make 2.4 work, then we can exterminate the rest (bonsaikitten) Bug 410509 – www-apache/mod_wsgi does not build against www-servers/apache2-2.4.1-r2: The posters are right and the provided ebuild seems to work. Suggest snapshot ebuild (9999.ebuild) Bug 410607 – www-servers/apache 2.4.1-r2 will not start with default conf: Also check Gentoo Forum: apache-2.4 complains about “User” […]