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Posted by oxtan on Tue 15 Jan 2008 at 09:40
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hi,

I am installing a workstation at work and would like to have firefox 3 for

cat /etc/debian_version
lenny/sid

are there any packages for debian?

my sources.list:

deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ testing main
deb-src http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ testing mai

 

Posted by oxtan on Sat 18 Aug 2007 at 09:46
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fix several vulnerabilities.

And no matter how hard I try, I do not seem to be able to update my kernel.

etch:~# apt-get update
Get:1 http://security.debian.org etch/updates Release.gpg [189B]
Hit http://security.debian.org etch/updates Release
Get:2 http://ftp.de.debian.org etch Release.gpg [378B]
Hit http://ftp.de.debian.org etch Release
Ign http://ftp.de.debian.org etch/main Packages/DiffIndex
Ign http://security.debian.org etch/updates/main Packages/DiffIndex
Hit http://ftp.de.debian.org etch/main Packages
Ign http://security.debian.org etch/updates/main Sources/DiffIndex
Ign http://security.debian.org etch/updates/contrib Sources/DiffIndex
Hit http://security.debian.org etch/updates/main Packages
Hit http://security.debian.org etch/updates/main Sources
Hit http://security.debian.org etch/updates/contrib Sources
Fetched 2B in 1s (2B/s)
Reading package lists... Done
etch:~# apt-get upgrade
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree... Done
The following packages have been kept back:
linux-image-2.6-686
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 1 not upgraded.

is this happening to anybody else?

my sources.list:
deb http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main contrib
deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian etch main

 

Posted by oxtan on Mon 14 May 2007 at 17:21
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on May 13th I got 2 emails from the debian-security list warning me about 2 patches, one for squirrelmail and one for the kernel.

I have repeatedly run apt-get update && apt-get upgrade, but nothing is happening.

my sources.list is:

deb http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main contrib
deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian etch main

Has anybody had this problem?

 

Posted by oxtan on Sun 29 Apr 2007 at 18:28
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hi,

in sarge I could use auth_ldap (standard module, one just had to enable it). But in my new etch homevox I do not have it in mods-available. With apt-cache search I only find libapache2-mod-ldap-userdir and libapache2-mod-vhost-ldap, but no auth_ldap.

has anybody had this same problem?

 

Posted by oxtan on Sat 10 Feb 2007 at 20:42
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Recently I upgraded the home server from a self-compiled 2.4.* to a stock 2.6.8.3

Everything is ok, except for the ACLs in the NFSD 3. I got the kernel sources for that kernel, but it is not there. It should be in File systems -> Network file systems -> CONFIG_NFSD_V3_ACL=y

I downloaded other kernel sources from kernel.org (2.6.10, 2.6.11 and 2.6.12) and I do not see it. If I go to fs/nfsd/ I do see a file "nfs4acl.c" but it does not show in the make menuconfig list. Oh, well, I'll keep on searching.

 

Posted by oxtan on Fri 26 Jan 2007 at 08:00
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I recently upgraded a sarge box with a self-compiled kernel to the standard 2.6.8.* kernel of an updated sarge.

This morning I saw this in the daily report:

Checking `lkm'... You have 2 process hidden for ps command
Warning: Possible LKM Trojan installed

so I ran

# chkrootkit -x lkm

ROOTDIR is `/'
###
### Output of: ./chkproc -v -v -p 3
###

....
PID 20605: not in ps output
CWD 20605: /usr/sbin/mysqld
EXE 20605: /usr/sbin/mysqld
PID 20606(/proc/20606): not in readdir output
PID 20606: not in ps output
CWD 20606: /
EXE 20606: /sbin/apcupsd

....
You have 1 process hidden for readdir command
You have 2 process hidden for ps command

I came accross this:

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=217525
http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=217278

It looks like there was a problem before with procps, which should be solved by now. Still, I have the messages. I know chkrootkit is not foolproof, far from that, but I honestly do not think I am rooted. Any ideas?

 

Posted by oxtan on Sat 23 Dec 2006 at 19:19
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hi,

does anybody know what has happened to that site?

a while ago I read an interesting article regarding an asset control software (gpl) but I forgot to bookmark it, and now the site is offline :(

I guess the webmaster is on holiday :)

 

Posted by oxtan on Sat 26 Aug 2006 at 12:25
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Very strange indeed.

A bit of background. I recently became the proud owner of a pIII 1ghz machine. Provided my actual desktop pc at home is a piii 500mhz, this was a huge improvement (and i got it for free, so it couldn't be better).

After some trouble I managed to install sarge and update it into testing. I think there is something wrong with the mobo because I can only get the hardisks detected in cable select mode and they get both detected as slave. Funny enough only debian gets installed in the pc. I tried centos, fedora, ubuntu. They all crash during the formatting of the hd's. Anyway, sarge installed fine, got a raid 1 in no time running. Updated to testing with a kernel 2.6.8.2.386. Runs fine.

Anyway, I have now a machine at home with which I could try running some virtual machines, just for learning and for fun. Can I do it with this kernel or must I get a newer one? I can live without udev (although I miss it).

And for the connaisseurs: what do you make out of this kernel log?

Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address 46ae0bb5
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: printing eip:
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: b0149eb7
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: *pde = 00000000
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: Oops: 0000 [#1]
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: Modules linked in: nfs lockd nfs_acl sunrpc r128 drm ipv6 ppdev lp autofs4 dm_mod ide_cd cdrom i2c_viapro mousedev tsdev shpchp pci_hotplug evdev i2c_core rtc floppy via_agp agpgart pcspkr psmouse serio_raw parport_pc parport pl2303 usbserial ext3 jbd mbcache raid1 md_mod ide_generic ide_disk uhci_hcd via82cxxx generic ide_core usbcore 3c59x mii processor
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: CPU: 0
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: EIP: 0060:[<b0149eb7>] Not tainted VLI
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: EFLAGS: 00210293 (2.6.16-2-686 #1)
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: EIP is at __block_write_full_page+0xbb/0x292
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: eax: f2a1712b ebx: 46ae0bb5 ecx: 00000000 edx: c7f317f0
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: esi: 00fc8049 edi: 00000000 ebp: b1264ca0 esp: c7e15df0
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: ds: 007b es: 007b ss: 0068
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: Process pdflush (pid: 61, threadinfo=c7e14000 task=c7f57a70)
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: Stack: &lt;0&gt;b014cdeb c7b870a4 00000000 0128266f 00000000 c7f317f0 b1264ca0 c7e15f5c
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: c7b87140 00000002 b014c1c4 c7e15f5c b014cdeb c7e15f5c b0162629 b1264ca0
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: c7e15f5c 0000000e c7c05510 00000000 00000000 b014c1b2 ffffffff 00000000
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: Call Trace:
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: [<b014cdeb>] blkdev_get_block+0x0/0x4b
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: [<b014c1c4>] blkdev_writepage+0x12/0x16
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: [<b014cdeb>] blkdev_get_block+0x0/0x4b
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: [<b0162629>] mpage_writepages+0x192/0x2e6
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: [<b014c1b2>] blkdev_writepage+0x0/0x16
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: [<b014c12b>] generic_writepages+0xf/0x13
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: [<b0134613>] do_writepages+0x23/0x39
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: [<b01610e8>] __writeback_single_inode+0x147/0x2b9
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: [<b025ed93>] schedule_timeout+0x7e/0x95
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: [<b0161653>] sync_sb_inodes+0x175/0x212
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: [<b0134ad2>] pdflush+0x0/0x16a
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: [<b0161867>] writeback_inodes+0x48/0x72
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: [<b013447c>] wb_kupdate+0x98/0xfb
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: [<b025e9ab>] schedule+0x454/0x4c1
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: [<b0134ba4>] pdflush+0xd2/0x16a
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: [<b01343e4>] wb_kupdate+0x0/0xfb
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: [<b0123f21>] kthread+0x94/0xc1
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: [<b0123e8d>] kthread+0x0/0xc1
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: [<b0101005>] kernel_thread_helper+0x5/0xb
Aug 26 13:02:08 localhost kernel: Code: 75 08 0f 0b e8 06 77 3d 27 b0 8b 55 0c 89 54 24 14 89 d3 3b 7c 24 10 72 12 77 06 3b 74 24 0c 76 0a 0f ba 33 01 0f ba
2b 00 eb 43 &lt;8b&gt; 03 a8 20 75 3d 8b 03 a8 02 74 37 6a 01 53 57 56 ff 74 24 14
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: &lt;1&gt;Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address e9af6bbd
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: printing eip:
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: b0148534
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: *pde = 00000000
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: Oops: 0000 [#2]
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: Modules linked in: nfs lockd nfs_acl sunrpc r128 drm ipv6 ppdev lp autofs4 dm_mod ide_cd cdrom i2c_viapro mousedev tsdev shpchp pci_hotplug evdev i2c_core rtc floppy via_agp agpgart pcspkr psmouse serio_raw parport_pc parport pl2303 usbserial ext3 jbd mbcache raid1 md_mod ide_generic ide_disk uhci_hcd via82cxxx generic ide_core usbcore 3c59x mii processor
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: CPU: 0
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: EIP: 0060:[<b0148534>] Not tainted VLI
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: EFLAGS: 00010206 (2.6.16-2-686 #1)
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: EIP is at __find_get_block_slow+0x6c/0xed
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: eax: 00000000 ebx: e9af6ba5 ecx: 00000000 edx: b6110ce2
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: esi: 00fcc2a1 edi: 00000000 ebp: b12645a0 esp: c7e15c58
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: ds: 007b es: 007b ss: 0068
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: Process gnome-panel (pid: 4184, threadinfo=c7e14000 task=c7f57a70)
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: Stack: &lt;0&gt;c7b870a4 c7f319c4 c5089fa8 00fa1007 00000000 00000008 b0149ac1 00000001
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: c6ed2d08 c6da33a0 00000008 b019b1c4 c780fcd4 00000008 c7c05b8c 00000001
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: 00001000 c3227c28 00000000 b0149aef c7b87040 00fcc2a1 00000000 00001000
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: Call Trace:
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: [<b0149ac1>] __find_get_block+0x129/0x13d
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: [<b019b1c4>] as_add_request+0xbf/0xee
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: [<b0149aef>] __getblk+0x1a/0x1b8
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: [<c88eb1c0>] ext3_getblk+0xb7/0x1ed [ext3]
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: [<b019594d>] generic_make_request+0x163/0x175
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: [<b014b1ba>] __bio_clone+0x77/0x9a
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: [<c88ee3c3>] ext3_find_entry+0x2eb/0x4f1 [ext3]
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: [<b0112d1b>] __wake_up_common+0x29/0x49
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: [<c88eed4b>] ext3_lookup+0x1f/0x79 [ext3]
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: [<b015199b>] do_lookup+0xa6/0x13f
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: [<b0151cb3>] __link_path_walk+0x27f/0xa8a
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: [<b0205715>] do_sock_read+0x9d/0xa6
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: [<b0152507>] link_path_walk+0x49/0xbb
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: [<b0152933>] do_path_lookup+0x17f/0x19a
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: [<b0152e3f>] __user_walk_fd+0x2a/0x42
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: [<b014d876>] vfs_stat_fd+0x1a/0x45
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: [<b014d8b0>] vfs_stat+0xf/0x13
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: [<b014dfe9>] sys_stat64+0x10/0x27
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: [<b0102915>] syscall_call+0x7/0xb
Aug 26 13:02:10 localhost kernel: Code: 9f 00 00 00 8b 00 f6 c4 08 0f 84 8b 00 00 00 8b 45 00 f6 c4 08 75 08 0f 0b 9d 01 77 3d 27 b0 8b 5d 0c b9 01 00 00 00
89 5c 24 04 &lt;8b&gt; 53 18 8b 43 14 39 fa 75 04 39 f0 74 5c 8b 03 8b 5b 04 a8 20

 

Posted by oxtan on Thu 15 Jun 2006 at 15:30
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A question to you all.

I have a ´home´ server with a dsl line. It works fine, but, now come the holidays and I am feeling a bit worried about leaving it online. Fire hazards and so. Not a nice feeling for your holidays.

So I´ll take it offline, meaning all my family members lose their family email. I never thought this would be a problem, but as it turns, it is. They really like their own domain-email and such.

So, the question. I am looking for a cheap hosting solution. Ideally with debian, but not a must if the price with another linux/bsd is really cheaper. root access is a must. I do not have a lot of traffic, just 10 email addresses. Is this going to cost me a lot of money?

 

Posted by oxtan on Mon 6 Mar 2006 at 10:52
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A few weeks ago I installed and configured spamassassin with postfix/amavis-new. It all worked well, until I added too much ham to the bayes database.

According to the sa-learn man page, you can have messages forgotten with the option --forget , but I must be doing something really wrong because it does not work for me.

Let's see:

# sa-learn --dbpath /var/lib/amavis/.spamassassin/bayes --dump magic
0.000 0 3 0 non-token data: bayes db version
0.000 0 242 0 non-token data: nspam
0.000 0 1910 0 non-token data: nham
0.000 0 69428 0 non-token data: ntokens
0.000 0 1108734233 0 non-token data: oldest atime
0.000 0 1141641613 0 non-token data: newest atime
0.000 0 0 0 non-token data: last journal sync atime
0.000 0 1141536305 0 non-token data: last expiry atime
0.000 0 0 0 non-token data: last expire atime delta
0.000 0 0 0 non-token data: last expire reduction count

as you can see, the number of ham is way higher than nspam, I would like to reverse that. In order to achieve it I then do:

# sa-learn --forget /path/to/maildir/cur/*

runs fine but it will not forget the ham, if I run the --dump magic command I get similar results.

Is there a way in the debian package to start from scratch? I tried with dpkg-reconfigure spamassassin but that did not help either. I honestly do not know how to proceed from here. Any help greatly appreciated