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Jul
24
comment apt-get: changing status of packages in bulk to not automatically installed
xfce4 depends e.g. on thunar. Thunar will still be marked "automatically installed" but it will not be listed during other apt-get operations, nor removed by apt-get autoremove. See dep thunar etc at packages.debian.org/jessie/xfce4 ... if that's not the case then something is going very wrong :(.
Jul
24
reviewed Reject Vagrant: missing destination file operand after ‘/etc/exports’
Jul
24
answered apt-get: changing status of packages in bulk to not automatically installed
Jul
24
reviewed Reject apt-get: changing status of packages in bulk to not automatically installed
Jul
24
answered Linux, SSD and swap
Jul
20
comment Enlarge a filesystem image
Btw @JohnnyBoy there's a convenient shortcut mount -oloop file /path that does the losetup bit for you automatically.
Jul
20
comment Enlarge a filesystem image
Sorry, fixed. truncate works too, and there is a difference in the result w.r.t possible performance (commented on the other answer).
Jul
20
comment Enlarge a filesystem image
Nice, I see the seek method doesn't require conv=notrunc (but there's still the possibility to botch it if you get the size too small, in the same way as truncate). The manpage says dd sets the size it truncates to to the value of the seek argument.
Jul
20
comment Enlarge a filesystem image
Both are useful. The seek / truncate method creates a "sparse file", where the space is not allocated until content is written to it. The result may become more fragmented on-disk as a result.
Jul
20
revised Enlarge a filesystem image
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Jul
19
revised What is the purpose of ext2 dynamic node size?
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Jul
19
answered Enlarge a filesystem image
Jul
19
reviewed Approve What is the purpose of ext2 dynamic node size?
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revised What is the purpose of ext2 dynamic node size?
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19
answered What is the purpose of ext2 dynamic node size?
Jul
18
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Jul
18
reviewed Edit Why do Gentoo package maintainers install systemd unit files unconditionally (i.e. without depending on the 'systemd' USE flag)?
Jul
18
revised Why do Gentoo package maintainers install systemd unit files unconditionally (i.e. without depending on the 'systemd' USE flag)?
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Jul
17
revised bind mounts by systemd don't magically work with systemd-tmpfiles?
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Jul
16
comment How do I set up bind mounts on startup correctly in the systemd world?
I have a circular mount / -> /d/root and it seems to work (Debian 8). I can't work out how your result could follow from a mis-ordering. The mounts shown for non-existent directories are odd, it's almost as if they're still there but an empty filesystem was mounted on top later on. Can I suggest a) findmnt (it shows the source directory of binds as well) b) looking at inode numbers using stat, they should match for both the target and source directory.