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Aug
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answered What is my DNS server?
Jun
17
comment How can I ensure transmission traffic uses a VPN?
Warning: this doesn't work with Deluge, AFAICT because Deluge spawns off sup processes. I've tested it carefully and my setup is right - sudo -g vpnroute ping google.com will show 'Destination unreachable' until I enable the VPN on tun0. But the Deluge UI can always download torrents, whether VPN is connected or not. With pgrep -G vpnroute I found it's because only the initial /usr/bin/python process is run under the vpnroute GID, spawned deluge-gtk processes seem not to be.
Jun
17
answered How do I remove or hide old kernel versions to clean up the boot menu?
May
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May
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answered How to disable Qt accessibility in 12.04?
Mar
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Mar
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answered How to remove Kernel/LTS Enablement Stack?
Jan
24
comment Install a list of packages only if they aren't already installed
Further to the above this works on rpm-based systems with rpm -q, it simply looks in the local db of installed packages and is very quick, and importantly doesn't need to time out in case there is no network.
Jan
24
comment Install a list of packages only if they aren't already installed
I guess I could. The reason I didn't consider it first-off is I use this as part of an automated script that does all my configuration (all config files, network setup etc.). That means whenever I change anything at all I need to re-run this script on two separate machines so wanted it to run in as short a time as possible. Running apt-get, especially on the laptop which might not always have an internet connection, is quite heavy-weight in terms of the time it takes.
Jan
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Jan
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asked Install a list of packages only if they aren't already installed