This page aggregates together stuff having to do with Joey from elsewhere on the net.
Thanks for reminding me of debtakeover.
- Add a propellor property that installs debootstrap. Portably, on any distro.
- Enhance propellor's self-bootstrap code so it falls back from using apt to install ghc to downloading the haskell platform, so that it will work on any distro.
- Then, add a chroot Property, which debootstraps a chroot, and runs propellor inside it, deploying the set of Properties that the chroot is configured to have.
- Add systemd container support to that, beause it would be easy and would be very similar to propellor's existing docker support.
- Here's where it gets crazy: Add an
explodeChrootproperty, which sets up a chroot as above, but then deletes the entire system it's run in, replacing it with the files from the chroot..
- Write a few other properties as needed to make that chroot bootable. (grub installed, fstab configured, etc)
So, you point that config file at some random VM as provided by a VPS provider, which may be full of cruft or not the right distribution at all. And it either turns into a cleanly installed system meeting the Properties of your choice (incuding distribution), or more likely, trashes it so it can't boot. ;)
(It would also be some partition setup properties away from d-i 2.0prealphajustkiddingonlyforhaskellprogrammers, but the clean VM installer seems more novel and interesting.)
Cooincidentally, I'm halfway through reading Schild's Ladder, in which posthumans are racing to keep away from a glitch in the fabric of space-time which is destroying the galaxy. Some of them want to try to destroy the glitch. Some want to stop it expanding, but think it's too interesting to destroy. Some want to study it. Factions form and tensions grow and research progress slows. And then it turns out it's full of fecund, crazy planc-scale life, and maybe it should expand out into the universe which looks pretty sterile and empty by comparison. Maybe they can make their way inside.
Wow, 10 °F / -12 °C
Will be colder by morning. Put another log in the stove.
A pefect winter night. Milky way, crackling frost, and numb fingers.
This, unfortunately, opens the possibility that the selection of new members to the technical committee will somehow be biased by looking at their voting record. Potential for ugly political maneuvering ahead.
Suddenly lowendbox.com makes a lot more sense!
Propellor can, at last, work without any central git repo!
Spent most of today making propellor's protocol include a git push. Actually, the server pulls from the client over the ssh connection that the client makes to the server. Weird and awesome.
A free CA that works with server-side software to auto-deploy and renew SSL certs.
My old pal Seth Schoen is involved (though not his ascii beard), I'm excited.
I have a VM with 400 gb storage for €5/mo, from xenpower.com. I think I got that price on a promotion; it seems to be €9/mo normally. I have no particular reason to trust that provider, so I use it only for encrypted backups / annexes and data collection.
It's been ok so far except for the time I was trying to get pv-grub installed and broke their remote console and had to reimage and re-backup 100 gb of data since they wouldn't fix it. You get what you pay for I suppose, but this let me test that my propellor configuration worked reliably. ;)
backupsy.com is another VPS provider in the cheap storage space that's perhaps better known/more trustworthy (but has a much more restrictive TOS limiting it to "backup only").
What smart AI in its right mind would want to do computer programming?
I guess a rick is around 1 truckload, so $65-80 or so delivered. Price has been going up lately.
Full off-grid, yes.
My fallback is: Call wood guy. Or, I suppose, go pick up a chainsaw and cut down any tree in 23 acres, but I'm lazy. ;)
Confirmation that there is no sane way to do this: https://github.com/bzed/pkg-nagios-plugins-contrib/blob/master/dsa/checks/dsa-check-running-kernel
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