Switch back to sysvinit

Written at lunch time in English • Tags: , , ,

If you have already upgraded to jessie and have systemd as init, you can switch back with these commands:

apt-get install -y sysvinit-core
apt-get purge -y systemd

Running with sysvinit works better on my servers, as daemons have a chance of doing their own graceful shutdown before the network is brought down.

Stay with sysvinit

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Before upgrading to jessie, create /etc/apt/preferences.d/use-sysvinit:

Package: systemd-sysv
Pin: release o=Debian
Pin-Priority: -1

See also: How to stay with sysvinit in Debian Jessie by Petter Reinholdtsen

How to fix stuck updates

Written early in the morning in English • Tags: ,

Windows Update has been getting stuck checking for new updates for the past several months. The automatic update somehow manages to complete, at least sometimes, but running a check manually doesn’t complete within a couple of days. It should be more like minutes, shouldn’t it? (more…)

Leave my line breaks alone

Written in the mid-morning in English • Tags: , ,

I should have noted this Outlook tip with the fixed font one earlier:

  • File > Options > Mail
  • Scroll way down to the Message Format section
  • Uncheck Remove extra line breaks in plain text messages

What are “extra line breaks” anyway? Removing them does bad things to code.

Installing signed GPLPV drivers on Windows VMs under Xen will speed up disk and network access.
Made marinated baked pork chops tonight. Quick and easy and tasty indeed.
Sausages are not all the same, so I had to look up how to properly cook a sausage. One of the comments then led me to sawmill gravy. Delicious!

IPv6 with prefix delegation and VRFs

Written in the wee hours in English • Tags: , ,

DNA Welho has added IPv6 support to all their cable hookups on June 9th,1 which was a national IPv6 deployment flag day in Finland. I only heard about it from Facebook comments today. Until now I’ve had IPv6 disabled on the private VRF because my fast cable hookup only provided IPv4. Using IPv6 from the DSL hookup would have just slowed things down.

After some poking around I was able to get my VRF-separated home network connected using a delegated prefix. (more…)