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Channel log from 14 October 2019   (all times are UTC)

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06:05
<alkisg>
georgeneophytou: καλημέρα, did you see the patch for snaps?
06:05
They should work fine now
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06:25
<georgeneophytou>
morning alkis, you re speaking about issue #44?
06:25
you are*
06:25
<alkisg>
Yup
06:25
I haven't uploaded a new release, but you should be able to patch that line and run ltsp initrd
06:26
<georgeneophytou>
yes, I see it, and I will try it as soon as I get to the office today (about 12pm Cyprus time)
06:26
thanks for this alkis
06:26
<alkisg>
np; thank you for the report
06:43
<georgeneophytou>
alkis, we spoke before about moving home directories to /home2/ for example, is it correct that I should append "home2/*" to server/image/image.excludes? or should this go in a conf file somewhere? I did not find anything in the docs explaining this special use case
06:44
<alkisg>
georgeneophytou: remind me, why /home2?
06:45
Btw, use "alkisg" so that my irc client makes a sound and I'm notified that someone is talking to me
06:45
I've an example in the man pages about /home/nfs, to have only some users in nfs
06:46
I liked /home/nfs better than /home2, so that they can be in the same but separate /home partition
06:47
<georgeneophytou>
yes I will do that, so for the client's /home, I want to move their /home so they are being stored on a raid1 disk for redudancy, I don't want to mount the disk to /home, so I want to make a new path under /
06:47
or /home/nfs also works
06:47
what should be the best practice here?
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06:48
<alkisg>
georgeneophytou: the users home path gets stored in their settings. E.g. a program may store /home/username/wallpaper.jpg in its settings.conf
06:49
So personally if I'm selecting a different directory than /home, I'd like to make sure it's persistent for years
06:49
If only a few server-side users exist, e.g. administrator, it might be wiser to move that one to /home2
06:50
In the /home/nfs example, I'm using symlinks from /home/username to /home/nfs/username for all users, so that the /home/username path stays the same
06:50
Whatever you decide, from the LTSP side it's just an FSTAB_x line, it's nothing special
06:50
<georgeneophytou>
I have done so in the past, actually I know it's not best practice, but my current setup here which has worked for about 5 years, using LDAP and mounted home to /mnt/$GROUP/$USER on the client
06:50
never had any issues with that
06:51
<alkisg>
Sure; you'd only had issues if you then decided to move from /mnt/$GROUP to e.g. /home2
06:51
Some programs wouldn't find the wallpaper.jpg etc then
06:51
<georgeneophytou>
oh yeah I see what you mean
06:51
<alkisg>
Also, FHS says that /mnt isn't an appropriate place, it should only be used for a single directory
06:51
So if you care to be FHS compliant, you should avoid that path
06:51
<georgeneophytou>
actually I won't be migrating the users, I will gradually phase out the old system by only adding new users to the LTSP setup
06:52
yes, I will be avoiding now :)
06:54
you are absolutely right, I think it's best I do something like /home/$mounted-disk/$group/$user
06:55
<alkisg>
/home2 is also perfectly fine
06:55
FHS doesn't tell you not to create additional top level directories
06:55
<georgeneophytou>
that's also true!
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08:23
<highvoltage>
imo FHS is important at the distro level, on your own machine you can do whatever you want if it makes sense (or even if it doesn't but then the consequences are on you)
08:25
<alkisg>
Of course; but respecting the FHS might also help the next sysadmin. E.g. I usually `mount xx /mnt` without even checking if /mnt already has something; if /home was there, my LTSP users would get crashes just because I forgot about it...
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09:10
<highvoltage>
*nod*
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13:53
<highvoltage>
alkisg: hey, have you ever seen a message like "error uncompressing initramfs image" while booting (that seems to happen with my ltsp.img file, which is also clearly uncompressed)
13:54
<alkisg>
highvoltage: does the client have more than 256 mb ram?
13:54
<highvoltage>
yep, it has 16GB
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13:56
<highvoltage>
file says "/srv/tftp/ltsp/ltsp.img: ASCII cpio archive (SVR4 with no CRC)"
13:56
I guess that's right
14:07
<alkisg>
highvoltage: try lsinitramfs in both images
14:07
ltsp and normal.img
14:11
<highvoltage>
I just noticed that that ltsp.img still boots fine in legacy mode (it booted fine in both uefi and legacy mode last week)
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<highvoltage>
I don't have anything called lsinitramfs though... will delve into it again tomorrow, gtg thanks anyway
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14:26
<alkisg>
$ dpkg -S /usr/bin/lsinitramfs
14:26
initramfs-tools-core: /usr/bin/lsinitramfs
14:26
highvoltage: sounds like you mistyped...
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