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by plugwash
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:52 am
Forum: C/C++
Topic: Problem with longjmp on Pi Zero W
Replies: 16
Views: 1502

Re: Problem with longjmp on Pi Zero W

The question I would ask is what else is your program doing? Are these longjmp calls happening in some kind of event handler where third party code calsl your code?
by plugwash
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:50 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: [SOLVED] Can't install libapache2-mod-proxy-html on Stretch
Replies: 2
Views: 361

Re: Can't install libapache2-mod-proxy-html on Stretch

It appears that libapache2-mod-proxy-html was a transitional package in jessie and removed in stretch.
by plugwash
Tue Aug 22, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Raspbian 6 "Squeeze" image
Replies: 6
Views: 482

Re: Raspbian 6 "Squeeze" image

There is no such thing as raspbian squeeze.
by plugwash
Wed Jun 28, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Discrepancy in Raspbian's repository regarding MySQL
Replies: 4
Views: 674

Re: Discrepancy in Raspbian's repository regarding MySQL

I couldn't figure out why they autobuilders weren't seeing it, so I built it manually.
by plugwash
Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Discrepancy in Raspbian's repository regarding MySQL
Replies: 4
Views: 674

Re: Discrepancy in Raspbian's repository regarding MySQL

Ok, i've removed the mysql-5.6 source package and associated binaries. Unfortunately the transitional packages don't seem to want to build and i'm not sure why.
by plugwash
Mon Jun 26, 2017 12:28 am
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Discrepancy in Raspbian's repository regarding MySQL
Replies: 4
Views: 674

Re: Discrepancy in Raspbian's repository regarding MySQL

Looks like Debian broke the monotonicity of version numbers. I'll take a better look soon (this post is mostly a reminder to myself)
by plugwash
Sat Jun 10, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: Linux Kernel
Topic: Has there been a major change in the firmware and/or dtbs?
Replies: 5
Views: 1351

Re: Has there been a major change in the firmware and/or dtb

Turns out a relatively small change to the dtbs will make both kernels boot. My patch script is at

https://github.com/raspbian-packages/ra ... /fixupdtbs
by plugwash
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Does this 3 port ethernet hub work with Pi0W
Replies: 9
Views: 640

Re: Does this 3 port ethernet hub work with Pi0W

I haven't tested that particular hub personally but I can see no reason why a hub would work on one and not the other.
by plugwash
Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:04 pm
Forum: Linux Kernel
Topic: Has there been a major change in the firmware and/or dtbs?
Replies: 5
Views: 1351

Re: Has there been a major change in the firmware and/or dtb

Further testing shows it is the dtbs that are the issue.
by plugwash
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Linux Kernel
Topic: Has there been a major change in the firmware and/or dtbs?
Replies: 5
Views: 1351

Has there been a major change in the firmware and/or dtbs?

I'm trying to update the debian-style kernel/firmware packages in raspbian (where we ship kernel and firmware/dtbs seperately) but i'm finding that there seem to be major compatibility issues. Trying to boot a 4.4 kernel with the new firmware/dtbs hangs at the rainbow screen. Trying to boot a 4.9 ke...
by plugwash
Thu Jun 01, 2017 1:40 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Heat damage to audio jack?
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: Heat damage to audio jack?

Silver is quite commonly used as a plating material for connectors. Silver is a very good conductor and silver oxide is also a good conductor.

Unfortunately silver sulphide is not a good conductor. So silver not such a great choice for polluted environments.
by plugwash
Mon May 22, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Repository missing "Contents" file
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: Repository missing "Contents" file

Should be fixed now.
by plugwash
Sun May 21, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Repository missing "Contents" file
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: Repository missing "Contents" file

It seems it is possible to end up with a deb where the "data tarball" has a .tar.gz extension but is actually uncompressed. dpkg is ok with this but reprepro gives an error when trying to read the file contents for said deb. An error when reading deb contents leads to no "Contents" file being genera...
by plugwash
Sun May 21, 2017 2:00 am
Forum: Troubleshooting
Topic: Repository missing "Contents" file
Replies: 5
Views: 482

Re: Repository missing "Contents" file

Thanks for the notice.

Due to a hardware failure we migrated the packages into a new reprepro instance. It seems that the new instance is not generating contents files. What i'm not sure of is why. I will try and figure out what the problem is.
by plugwash
Thu May 18, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B does not use upstream Linux?
Replies: 19
Views: 1532

Re: Why the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B does not use upstream Lin

What happens with kernels for all too many arm boards is that a SoC vendor takes a copy of Linux and ports it to their SoC but they don't involve the upstream Linux developers in the porting process at all and they hack together support as quickly as possible. Frequently they also fail to keep their...
by plugwash
Fri May 05, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: Support timeline for Jessie
Replies: 9
Views: 1402

Re: Support timeline for Jessie

We will keep sucking down and recompiling updates from Debian for as long as Debian keeps releasing them. However pi-specific components (including the kernel) for jessie are unlikely to see updates once the default moves on to stretch.
by plugwash
Fri May 05, 2017 1:33 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: OpenVPN Config File
Replies: 7
Views: 759

Re: OpenVPN Config File

Now, very simple set up that I can tweak as I get more adventurous but I'd like to know now what I need to do to get internet access for the client through the server. Nothing complicated, no multiple clients with DHCP addresses, just the simple one machine access. In the server's openvpn client se...
by plugwash
Thu May 04, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: upgrade instead of dist-upgrade problem
Replies: 6
Views: 733

Re: upgrade instead of dist-upgrade problem

The problem with posting links to that site (and sites like it) is that there is no guarantee that the description actually correspond to the versions of the program(s) included in Raspbian. True but there haven't been any significant changes to the behaviour of apt-get upgrade or apt-get dist-upgr...
by plugwash
Wed May 03, 2017 12:31 pm
Forum: General discussion
Topic: Why Debian?
Replies: 12
Views: 994

Re: Why Debian?

It basically came down to the people working on a Debian-based system for the Pi doing a better job of delivering something usable than the people working on a Fedora based system for the Pi. I think it porbably helped that Debian had a much longer history of arm support than Fedora did but I don't ...
by plugwash
Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:52 pm
Forum: Networking and servers
Topic: Remote Access to many RPis. How !?
Replies: 10
Views: 855

Re: Remote Access to many RPis. How !?

For a sane VPN you want one server and many clients. The server needs to be accesible from the public Internet. The server could be a Pi, it could be a VPS of some sort, whatever works for your level of traffic. I have had good luck with openvpn for connecting a variety of Linux systems but I could ...
by plugwash
Tue Apr 25, 2017 4:00 pm
Forum: Raspbian
Topic: apt-get upgrade taking forever!
Replies: 57
Views: 31650

Re: apt-get upgrade taking forever!

It comes from the main RPF repo, the same as all the Raspberry Pi specific packages. AIUI the raspberry pi foundation repo serves small files directly but under some circumstances redirects large files to a third party CDN. I'm not 100% sure on what the threshold is but it could explain the discrep...
by plugwash
Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:25 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: New Gcc 7.1, his build sources result success with B model A
Replies: 52
Views: 3404

Re: New Gcc 7.1, his build sources result success with B mod

Believe it or not this forum is not a hivemind. The only person I see mentioning beginners is you. I personally would not advise a beginner to attempt to compile and install a new compiler version without a good reason. An experianced user who has a good reason for wanting the new gcc version and is...
by plugwash
Tue Apr 25, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: C/C++
Topic: New Gcc 7.1, his build sources result success with B model A
Replies: 52
Views: 3404

Re: New Gcc 7.1, his build sources result success with B mod

The problem is new major versions of gcc break stuff. GCC 5 was epescially bad for this. Furthermore gcc comes with libraries and my understanding is that the libraries have to be at least as new as the compiler and unlike with gcc itself you can't easilly have multiple versions coexisting. So addin...
by plugwash
Sat Apr 22, 2017 12:26 am
Forum: Beginners
Topic: RPi nodejs http vs https
Replies: 13
Views: 848

Re: RPi nodejs http vs https

You can point an A record at any IP address.

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