‘Planet Gentoo’ Archive

Re-introducing app-portage/fetchcommandwrapper 2017-05-16 No Comments

Hi! When I started fetchcommandwrapper about 6 years ago it was a proof of concept: It plugged into portage replacing wget for downloads, facilitating ${GENTOO_MIRRORS} and aria2 to both download faster and distribute loads across mirrors. A hack for sure, but with some potential. Back then public interest was non-existent, fetchcommandwrapper had some issues — […]

Fwd: x11-misc/safeeyes: Protect your eyes from eye strain / asthenopia 2017-04-30 No Comments

Hey there! If you are not subscribed to the new Gentoo packages feed, let me quickly introduce you to SafeEyes that I started using on a daily basis. It has found it’s way into Gentoo as x11-misc/safeeyes now. This article does a good job: SafeEyes Protects You From Eye Strain When Working On The Computer […]

Creating Fedora chroots on Debian, Gentoo, … easily 2017-02-18 No Comments

Hi! Just a quick tip on how to easily create a Fedora chroot environment from (even a non-Fedora) Linux distribution. I am going to show the process on Debian stretch but it’s not be much different elsewhere. Since I am going to leverage pip/PyPI, I need it available — that and a few non-Python widespread […]

Gimp 2.9.4 now in Gentoo 2016-07-18 No Comments

Hi there! Just a quick heads up that Gimp 2.9.4 is now available in Gentoo. Upstream has an article on what’s new with Gimp 2.9.4: GIMP 2.9.4 Released

Uses Gentoo: PS4 Linux demo by fail0verflow at 32c3 2016-01-05 No Comments

Demo start: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A7V3GLWF6U&feature=youtu.be&t=37s Where “OpenRC 0.19.1 is starting up Gentoo Linux (x86_64)” scrolls into display: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A7V3GLWF6U&feature=youtu.be&t=1m21s

XScreenSaver unlock dialog tuning 2015-12-19 No Comments

I’m having a bit of trouble accepting that one of the dialogs that is presented to me as frequently as the XScreenSaver unlock window below is by far the least shiny part of my daily Linux desktop experience. Tuning just the knobs that XScreenSaver already comes with, I eventually got to this point: The logo […]

Keeping Gentoo systems up-to-date / update notification 2015-10-05 1 Comment

Hi! Frequent updates are important, especially with Gentoo. You probably have seen conflicts that filled several screens and were not trivial to resolve. With frequent updates, handling conflicts becomes a lot easier. Frequent updates also gets you security fixes earlier. I would have done it from the beginning, if something would have reminded me to […]

gentoo.de relaunched 2015-06-08 No Comments

Hi! Two months ago, the gentoo.org website redesign was announced. For a few hours now, gentoo.de is following. The similarities in look are not by coincidence: Both design were done by Alex Legler. The new website is based on Jekyll rather than GuideXML previously. Any bugs you find on the website can be reported on […]

(German) Fwd: Gentoo-Workshop Samstag 01.08.2015 Troisdorf (nahe Köln/Bonn) 2015-05-23 No Comments

Hallo! Die Troisdorfer Linux User Group (kurz TroLUG) veranstaltet am Samstag den 01.08.2015 in Troisdorf nahe Köln/Bonn einen Gentoo-Workshop, der sich an fortgeschrittene User richtet. Mehr Details, die genaue Adresse und der Ablauf finden sich auf der entsprechenden Seite der TroLUG. Grüße,   Sebastian

Comment vulnerability in WordPress 4.2 2015-04-27 No Comments

Hanno Böck tweeted about WordPress 4.2 Stored XSS rather recently. The short version is: if an attacker can comment on your blog, your blog is owned. Since the latest release is affected and is the version I am using, I have been looking for a way to disable comments globally, at least until a fix […]