Monthly Archives: June 2007

This one goes out to the RIAA

(This is not a test of the Emergency Broadcast System. This is the real thing)

Kick back watch it crumble
See the drowning, watch the fall
I feel just terrible about it
That’s sarcasm, let it burn

I’m gonna make a toast when it falls apart
I’m gonna raise my glass above my heart
Then someone shouts “That’s what they get!”

For all the years of hit and run
For all the piss broke bands on VH1
Where did all, their money go?
Don’t we all know

Parasitic music industry
As it destroys itself
We’ll show them how it’s supposed to be

Music written from devotion
Not ambition, not for fame
Zero people are exploited
There are no tricks, up our sleeve

Gonna fight against the mass appeal
We’re gonna kill the 7 record deal
Make records that have more than one good song
The dinosaurs will slowly die
And I do believe no one will cry
I’m just fucking glad I’m gonna be
There to watch the fall

Prehistoric music industry
Three feet in la brea tar
Extinction never felt so good

If you think anyone would feel badly
You are sadly, mistaken
The time has come for evolution
Fuck collusion, kill the five

Whatever happened to the handshake?
Whatever happened to deals no-one would break?
What happened to integrity?
It’s still there it always was
For playing music just because
A million reasons why

(All) dinosaurs will die
(All) dinosaurs will die
(All) dinosaurs will die

credit to http://www.plyrics.com/lyrics/nofx/dinosaurswilldie.html

Local mirror inactivity got you down?

Then use SLP!

I setup my home network with openslp and wrote a little script that writes a script for portage to execute. The concept goes a little like this:

You run a local rsync/distfile mirror. You have clients that want to use emerge and you don’t want it to suck up your bandwidth. Tell them to use your local services like this:

Server side:
emerge openslp

edit /etc/slp.reg so it looks like the following:

service:portage.rsync://192.168.1.1/gentoo-portage,en,65535
description=Gentoo Portage rsync tree
service:portage.http://192.168.1.1/distfiles,en,65535
description=Gentoo Portage distfiles mirror
(yes I know I shouldn’t have a /distfiles at the end of the URL, but I messed up my apache config and am too lazy to change it)

now do /etc/init.d/slpd start and you’re done with the server!

Client side:
emerge openslp

Using your favorite editor, create /usr/local/bin/portage-slp-services (or some other suitable location for a file to execute when a network device comes up) and add the following:

#!/bin/bash
PORTAGE_SOURCE_FILE=/etc/portage-slp.sh
rm ${PORTAGE_SOURCE_FILE}
touch ${PORTAGE_SOURCE_FILE}
SLP_SYNC=$(slptool findsrvs service:portage.rsync | sed -r -e 's/service:portage.(.*),(.*)/\1/g')
SLP_HTTP=$(slptool findsrvs service:portage.http | sed -r -e 's/service:portage.(.*),(.*)/\1/g')
SYNC=${SLP_SYNC}
GENTOO_MIRRORS="${SLP_HTTP} $(portageq gentoo_mirrors)"
echo "SYNC=${SYNC}" > ${PORTAGE_SOURCE_FILE}
echo "GENTOO_MIRRORS=\"${GENTOO_MIRRORS}\"" >> ${PORTAGE_SOURCE_FILE}

Then edit /etc/make.conf and add source /etc/portage-slp.sh to the end.

Finally, edit /etc/conf.d/net and add the following:

postup() {
/usr/local/bin/portage-slp-services
}

and you’re done!

do a touch /etc/portage-slp.sh the first time so portageq doesn’t barf(it barfs when trying to source a non-existent file) and restart your network device. You should find that you’ll use your local mirrors first if found when the network device came up.

There is one security concern: At this moment, we assume that whoever publishes a slp record is honest, there is no checking. until we have tree signing in place, you can use gpg to sign the slp record and then verify it on the client, both that the record is correct and signed by someone you trust.

That’s it for now, keep tuned for more developments!