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#1 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] /.config and /.cache with Daedalus » 2023-03-16 19:56:52

boughtonp wrote:

So what is result of...

That returns "home=/root;config=;cache=;"

boughtonp wrote:

...use stat to get the precise time

Good idea.  During two boots the messages preceeding creation of /.cache were coming from smartd, but I don't know why it would need a cache file.  I deleted /.cache and restarted that service, and several others (chrony, opensmtpd, dovecot, rsyslog, cron, dbus), without a new /.cache being created.  I'll keep digging.  Or maybe not.  It's not hurting anything, it's just annoying now that I know about it.

#2 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] /.config and /.cache with Daedalus » 2023-03-15 20:15:18

For what it's worth, even with pulseaudio purged, an empty /.cache/ is getting created at each boot.

#3 Re: Freedom Hacks » Is it safe to encrypt only the home directory? » 2023-03-06 14:50:58

Something to consider is that the more of your system that is encrypted, the less there is that can be tampered with.  Encrypting only the home dir leaves you vulnerable to keyloggers etc being installed in the system.

#4 Re: Other Issues » [SOLVED] /.config and /.cache with Daedalus » 2023-03-05 21:05:58

Altoid wrote:

No matter, quite easy to fix.

First this:

# apt purge pulseaudio && apt autoclean && apt autoremove

Very good point.  I'm using pipewire & wireplumber on my phone & tablet (with mobian bookworm) and it seems to work so I can now just ditch pulseaudio on my destop.

Edit 1: Except the phone and tablet have systemd, of course, and setting up pipewire without that is a bit more complicated.

Edit 2: Actually, the "Alpine solution" turned out to be pretty simple. worked without modifications.   I use XFCE so it needed the desktop file in ~/.config/autostart/ (with Exec= adapted).  I killed pulseaudio, started pipewire, reset the volume control, and it's done.

#5 Other Issues » [SOLVED] /.config and /.cache with Daedalus » 2023-03-05 16:43:43

Replies: 15

Since upgrading from Chimaera to Daedalus I am seeing /.config and /.cache directories.

/.config seems to be used by pulseaudio and will be re-created at boot if it's been removed.

# ls -lR /.config
total 4
drwx------ 2 root root 4096 Mar  5 10:02 pulse

total 0
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 23 Mar  5 10:02 f3270dcda2b340e98a9808d3dcb611c5-runtime -> /tmp/pulse-PKdhtXMmr18n

/.cache always seems to be empty and gets created at boot (by pulseaudio?) if it's been removed.

# ls -lR /.cache
total 8
drwx------  2 root root 4096 Mar  5 10:02 .
drwxr-xr-x 23 root root 4096 Mar  5 10:02 ..

Is this a Devuan issue or Debian?

#7 Re: Off-topic » Beware of the Zeitgeist... and a reminder to inspect packages/source. » 2022-12-16 04:06:20

The tracker service can be disabled and masked.  Whether it gets surreptitiously enabled again is a question. Changing the directory where it stores its data to read-only might also hinder it.

#8 Re: Devuan » [SOLVED] The Devuan Ethos » 2022-11-01 20:48:01

andyp67 wrote:

Where is the virtual console shift, alt f1 f6.

Try ctrl-alt-[f1-f6]

#9 Re: Off-topic » Google in trouble again » 2022-10-30 13:02:22

LU344928 wrote:

A search engine should not decide what we see. It should display everything and let us decide.

But the whole point of the search engine is to rank the results in some way, isn't it?

Of course, there are some wingnuts that actually want their sites omitted from search engines so they have something to scream about. … e-indexed/

#10 Re: Off-topic » Google in trouble again » 2022-10-29 15:25:17

LU344928 wrote:

Requires javascript.  No thanks!

#11 Re: Off-topic » Lennart Poettering (Systemd) Lands at Microsoft After Leaving Red Hat » 2022-10-16 02:45:54

yeti wrote:

Maybe someday they'll flip it upside down.

...and call it Wine++ or Wine#

#12 Re: Off-topic » Your thoughts on: TheCaseForTheUsrMerge » 2022-10-06 02:42:40

golinux wrote:

...Debian may close the door to the freedom to choose.

They are indeed doing that.

#13 Re: Off-topic » Your thoughts on: TheCaseForTheUsrMerge » 2022-10-05 21:19:24

@hunter0one: The option has been here for a long time.

#14 Re: Off-topic » Your thoughts on: TheCaseForTheUsrMerge » 2022-06-09 20:21:10

I did the usrmerge Feb 26 2021 when still on Debian Buster and have since been through an upgrande to Debian Bullseye and then a move to Devuan Chimaera, and have seen no problems.  The change seems inevitable given the momentum.

Apt and/or dpkg do seem to have obscure issues related to this and I think stuff can happen when installing a package built on a merged system on a non-merged system.

Edit 1: Read this when you've got a few hours to kill:

#16 Re: Installation » Upgrade from debian bullseye to chimeara, no init! » 2021-11-08 14:40:21

In my case, "apt-get install eudev sysvinit-core" was the key.  Even after that though, the "apt-get -f install" did not complete.  I did a "dpkg --configure --pending" to get sysvinit-core and sysv-rc configured (plus a couple other packages), rebooted, then did another "apt-get -f install" which then completed.  "apt-get dist-upgrade" was successful and I have a working Chimaera system!

After reinstalling a bunch of stuff I will have successfully moved from Debian Lennax to Devuan Linux.  FTW!

#17 Re: Installation » Upgrade from debian bullseye to chimeara, no init! » 2021-11-07 23:23:07

Migrating from Bullseye using … o-chimaera seems to result in no init system getting installed to replace systemd.  I wonder if

apt-get install eudev

  should be

apt-get install eudev sysvinit-core


The guide also says "The last command may cause package breaks..." so answering "yes" to "wreck my machine" can seem reasonable to someone that hasn't been through this process before.

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