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    drobbins got a reaction from AdiosKid in GNOME 3.34.3, updated Portage CVE fix, ego-2.8.0   
    Recent Funtoo News:
    GNOME 3.34.3 is now available in Funtoo (as part of gnome-kit 3.34-prime, the default kit) A Gentoo dev found that it is theoretically possible for arbitrary users on the system to locallly 'exploit' a package while it is being built. Portage-2.3.78-r1 addresses this by removing 'other' permissions from /var/tmp/portage. ego-2.8.0 is released with updated sync code.
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    drobbins got a reaction from AdiosKid in Funtoo Linux 1.4 MR2 stages released   
    A full set of Funtoo Linux 1.4 maintenance release 2 stages has been uploaded to build.funtoo.org.
    These stages include:
    GNOME 3.34.2 Updates to debian-sources-lts (4.19.87_p1) Updated Linux firmware Updated firefox Various other fixes If you are already using 1.4, you can get all these updates via a regular ego sync and world update. But if you are planning to install 1.4 from scratch, these builds are up-to-date.
     
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    drobbins got a reaction from klipkyle in Funtoo Linux 1.4 MR2 stages released   
    A full set of Funtoo Linux 1.4 maintenance release 2 stages has been uploaded to build.funtoo.org.
    These stages include:
    GNOME 3.34.2 Updates to debian-sources-lts (4.19.87_p1) Updated Linux firmware Updated firefox Various other fixes If you are already using 1.4, you can get all these updates via a regular ego sync and world update. But if you are planning to install 1.4 from scratch, these builds are up-to-date.
     
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    drobbins got a reaction from AdiosKid in 1.3 EOL: March 1, 2020, 1.4 MR2   
    As Funtoo Linux 1.4 continues to mature, it has become a much better long-term stable option than Funtoo Linux 1.3, so maintenance and updates for 1.3 will end on March 1, 2020, and users are encouraged to upgrade to 1.4 at this time, or before.
    In about a week, there will be a second maintenance release of Funtoo Linux 1.4, which will simply be rolled into the official 1.4 release, but will result in updated binary stage3s and GNOME stage3s. The updates will include bumping GNOME from 3.34.1 to 3.34.2 as well as upstream kernel updates with the latest security fixes, in particular ones focused on side-channel vulnerabilities on Intel systems. These updated stages will have 2020-01 timestamps and will be good options for those needing to reinstall an existing 1.3 environment.
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    drobbins reacted to klipkyle in corrupt meta-repo   
    All the repos are git repositories.  So usually the easiest way is to clone a fresh copy of the meta-repo.
    mv /var/git/meta-repo /var/git/meta-repo.old ego sync ego will clone a fresh copy of the meta-repo from Github.
    Since this is a case where Virtualbox crashed, I also recommend performing file system checks if they have not been performed automatically.
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    drobbins got a reaction from ennui in 2nd Generation Funtoo Compute Infrastructure and Plan Upgrades   
    @ennui AppArmor is enabled again, and for a bit the dovecot mess resurfaced. But I disabled the dovecot profiles this should have already been resolved. If necessary, reboot your container and it should be fine.
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    drobbins got a reaction from AdiosKid in New YouTube Video: Let's Talk About... Troubleshooting   
    Hi Everyone,
    I"ve posted a new YouTube video which I hope you find useful. Troubleshooting is an important topic and something worth reflecting on.
     
     
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    drobbins got a reaction from ennui in SOLVED: Container Host Out of Space   
    @tux yes LXD has its limitations compared to OpenVZ -- I still miss OpenVZ a lot. But LXD is gradually improving. I have plans to offer a lot more to users with hosting and I am hoping to actually realize these plans in a month or so -- let's see if things go as planned 🙂 (Note: it should help with this issue.)
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    drobbins got a reaction from AdiosKid in GNOME 3.34.1 Ready and coming in a few days   
    GNOME 3.34.1 is ready for use and will become the default version of GNOME in 1.4-release in a few days. If you would like to use it now, you can add the following to /etc/ego.conf:
    [kits] gnome-kit = 3.34-prime Then ego sync, emerge -auDN @world, emerge @preserved-rebuild, and restart xdm and you should be in business.
    If you would like to avoid upgrading to GNOME 3.34, now is the time to insert the following code into /etc/ego.conf:
    [kits] gnome-kit = 3.32-prime Then, in a few days when 3.34-prime becomes active, you will stick with 3.32-prime and not get the updates until you want them.
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    drobbins got a reaction from morphmex in GNOME 3.34.1 Ready and coming in a few days   
    GNOME 3.34.1 is ready for use and will become the default version of GNOME in 1.4-release in a few days. If you would like to use it now, you can add the following to /etc/ego.conf:
    [kits] gnome-kit = 3.34-prime Then ego sync, emerge -auDN @world, emerge @preserved-rebuild, and restart xdm and you should be in business.
    If you would like to avoid upgrading to GNOME 3.34, now is the time to insert the following code into /etc/ego.conf:
    [kits] gnome-kit = 3.32-prime Then, in a few days when 3.34-prime becomes active, you will stick with 3.32-prime and not get the updates until you want them.
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    drobbins got a reaction from biberao in GNOME 3.34.1 Ready and coming in a few days   
    GNOME 3.34.1 is ready for use and will become the default version of GNOME in 1.4-release in a few days. If you would like to use it now, you can add the following to /etc/ego.conf:
    [kits] gnome-kit = 3.34-prime Then ego sync, emerge -auDN @world, emerge @preserved-rebuild, and restart xdm and you should be in business.
    If you would like to avoid upgrading to GNOME 3.34, now is the time to insert the following code into /etc/ego.conf:
    [kits] gnome-kit = 3.32-prime Then, in a few days when 3.34-prime becomes active, you will stick with 3.32-prime and not get the updates until you want them.
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    drobbins got a reaction from biberao in Funtoo Auth Upgraded -- with hiccups...   
    Hi All,
    I've upgraded our authentication framework, and you should be able to log in. But the migration was not without hiccups.
    You should be able to log in to forums, wiki, bugs, code.funtoo.org and friends.
    You might notice that some bugs on bugs.funtoo.org have my name listed as "drobbins#1". This isn't because I think I'm awesome, but because our migration triggered some bad behavior in JIRA and I need to repair its user database. It's annoying, but very fixable, and I'll get to this soon, and should continue to work in the meantime.
    If you have login issues, please message me privately on the forums, or contact me directly on discord or telegram (links on the main wiki page.)
     
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    drobbins got a reaction from biberao in New steam-nvidia-launcher   
    Steam now has an official launcher script to make it easier to use, called "steam-nvidia-launcher". I've updated the Steam documentation at https://www.funtoo.org/Steam to now direct users to use the launcher script instead. It's easier to use and more robust, as you just have one script that does everything from download the docker image, to create the container, to start the container if it already exists and needs to be started locally.
    steam-nvidia-launcher also fixes a bug where the Steam container wouldn't start consistently after a reboot.
    Launcher is available here. Remember to consult the wiki (link above) for usage info:
    https://code.funtoo.org/bitbucket/users/drobbins/repos/docker-steam/browse/steam-nvidia-launcher
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    drobbins got a reaction from calrama in Funtoo is now on Discord   
    For those who may not understand the embracing of next-gen communication clients... it's really not about the technology here.
    We have people who use Discord and Telegram already, and do not like IRC.
    I, personally, am really enjoying the newer communities over freenode. I feel like there's too much rumors/OSS politics on freenode these days. I spend my time on freenode dealing with this crap rather than having fun and moving Funtoo forward.
    I see too much weird community dynamics -- too much drama, and we're sitting right next to the Gentoo channels and there is often unpleasant "overspray" I need to deal with -- things like "hey drobbins, did you see that person X is saying thing Y about Funtoo and/or you in channel Z?" Then I feel obligated to personally deal with it.
    If you are someone who loves freenode and the freenode community, you should be there. I have been using freenode since before it was called freenode. I remember when lilo (now deceased, and relentlessly attacked by his detractors) ran the show. Freenode, despite its reputation for being the place on the Internet for OSS-related chat, has always been a rough place socially to some degree.
    The truth is that there are a lot of options for Funtoo users to find a community that works for them, and I'm really happy to be not just on Discord but on Telegram too:
    https://t.me/funtoolinux
    The important thing is to find a community that is a positive environment for you, that gives you energy rather than takes it away, so for these reasons I am very glad for Discord and now Telegram and think everyone should be too 🙂
    The newer technology is also nice -- like being able to edit posts, post actual screenshots into the channel for support purposes, funny gifs, voice support, *amazing mobile clients*, etc etc etc.
    -Daniel
     
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    drobbins got a reaction from klipkyle in How do you ensure privacy in this day and age?   
    You and I are on the cusp of a political discussion here 🙂 but I would argue that even "reputable" sites these days are spewing propaganda, so there is no substitute for critical thinking. We do not live in an ethical age. Whether intentional or the result of our modern echo chamber, there is misleading information EVERYWHERE online and I couldn't really tell you ANY trustworthy source of information that I would tell you that you could trust implicitly. Even Associated Press and Reuters seem horribly compromised and full of spin! Every journalist seems to want to write an atomic bomb of a news story and go though such extreme lengths to try to inject bias while remaining 'factual' -- it would be comical if it weren't so sad. Assuming a posture of skepticism and "it's probably not as bad as it sounds" is highly recommended when looking at sources of information online. Politics is the art of getting a ton of people pissed off and then leveraging that energy -- and doing this online is known to be extremely effective. So you just have to be wary. Don't be a pawn.
    Now, as for the other issues you raised, I guess I can read and think about those now that I've vented 🙂
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    drobbins got a reaction from da9h0st in Funtoo is now on Discord   
    Hey Everyone,
    We're now supporting Discord as an official Funtoo online community. Join via this link: https://discord.gg/BNUSpUU
    Forums discussion thread for this announcement here:
     
    Best,
    Daniel
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    drobbins got a reaction from morphmex in Funtoo is now on Discord   
    For those who may not understand the embracing of next-gen communication clients... it's really not about the technology here.
    We have people who use Discord and Telegram already, and do not like IRC.
    I, personally, am really enjoying the newer communities over freenode. I feel like there's too much rumors/OSS politics on freenode these days. I spend my time on freenode dealing with this crap rather than having fun and moving Funtoo forward.
    I see too much weird community dynamics -- too much drama, and we're sitting right next to the Gentoo channels and there is often unpleasant "overspray" I need to deal with -- things like "hey drobbins, did you see that person X is saying thing Y about Funtoo and/or you in channel Z?" Then I feel obligated to personally deal with it.
    If you are someone who loves freenode and the freenode community, you should be there. I have been using freenode since before it was called freenode. I remember when lilo (now deceased, and relentlessly attacked by his detractors) ran the show. Freenode, despite its reputation for being the place on the Internet for OSS-related chat, has always been a rough place socially to some degree.
    The truth is that there are a lot of options for Funtoo users to find a community that works for them, and I'm really happy to be not just on Discord but on Telegram too:
    https://t.me/funtoolinux
    The important thing is to find a community that is a positive environment for you, that gives you energy rather than takes it away, so for these reasons I am very glad for Discord and now Telegram and think everyone should be too 🙂
    The newer technology is also nice -- like being able to edit posts, post actual screenshots into the channel for support purposes, funny gifs, voice support, *amazing mobile clients*, etc etc etc.
    -Daniel
     
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    drobbins got a reaction from morphmex in GNOME Stages (and LXD images) now available   
    Everyone,
    GNOME stages are now officially part of Funtoo.
    These beefy stages (that was a Larry the Cow pun) weigh in at about 1.4GB and include the following goodies:
    GNOME 3.32 Mozilla Firefox Popular graphics drivers already enabled metalog, vim, linux-firmware Same debian-sources-lts kernel that is in our regular stage3 multicast DNS/avahi enabled by default The install docs have been updated to include references to these new GNOME stages. You can find them for download on the Subarch pages or on https://build.funtoo.org.
    Also note that we should now have LXD images for every subarch which will allow you to set up optimized Funtoo-in-Funtoo environments using LXD.
    Of course, these are fully optimized stages and we plan to continue to offer these moving forward.

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    drobbins got a reaction from nrc in How do you ensure privacy in this day and age?   
    You and I are on the cusp of a political discussion here 🙂 but I would argue that even "reputable" sites these days are spewing propaganda, so there is no substitute for critical thinking. We do not live in an ethical age. Whether intentional or the result of our modern echo chamber, there is misleading information EVERYWHERE online and I couldn't really tell you ANY trustworthy source of information that I would tell you that you could trust implicitly. Even Associated Press and Reuters seem horribly compromised and full of spin! Every journalist seems to want to write an atomic bomb of a news story and go though such extreme lengths to try to inject bias while remaining 'factual' -- it would be comical if it weren't so sad. Assuming a posture of skepticism and "it's probably not as bad as it sounds" is highly recommended when looking at sources of information online. Politics is the art of getting a ton of people pissed off and then leveraging that energy -- and doing this online is known to be extremely effective. So you just have to be wary. Don't be a pawn.
    Now, as for the other issues you raised, I guess I can read and think about those now that I've vented 🙂
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    drobbins got a reaction from calrama in Funtoo is now on Discord   
    Hey Everyone,
    We're now supporting Discord as an official Funtoo online community. Join via this link: https://discord.gg/BNUSpUU
    Forums discussion thread for this announcement here:
     
    Best,
    Daniel
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    drobbins got a reaction from morphmex in Funtoo is now on Discord   
    Hey Everyone,
    We're now supporting Discord as an official Funtoo online community. Join via this link: https://discord.gg/BNUSpUU
    Forums discussion thread for this announcement here:
     
    Best,
    Daniel
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    drobbins got a reaction from mrl5 in SELinux packages updated in 1.4 -- and SELinux-next development   
    Hey All,
    I've gone ahead and updated Funtoo Linux 1.4 to contain the latest implementation of SELinux from Gentoo. SELinux is working well under Funtoo now. To use it, see the SELinux page on the Funtoo wiki. Also reference the https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/SELinux/Installation and https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/SELinux pages for documentation reference. These Gentoo wiki pages were originally put together by SwiFT and are excellent, and the SELinux team has kept them up-to-date (I must give credit where credit is due 🙂. We need to work on our modest SELinux wiki  page here to improve it: https://www.funtoo.org/SELinux
    If you are new to SELinux, here are the basic steps. Enable the SELinux mix-in, emerge the SELinux tools as well as policies, rebuild world and etc-update, apply security labels to files, enable in kernel in "permissive mode" -- where it just logs things but doesn't "block" anything, and then start to play.
    In your /etc/boot.conf, you'll want to add "security=selinux enforcing=0" to your "params +=" line and re-run "ego boot update" to get the kernel booting properly. This is assuming you are using debian-sources or debian-sources-lts.
    Funtoo is also helping perfinion (find him in #gentoo-base on freenode) in Gentoo test the SELinux-next security policies. Here is how you can test them:
    1. Add the following to package.keywords: sec-policy/selinux-* **
    2. Then emerge @selinux-rebuild to reinstall all the 9999 policies (to be used with 2.9 userspace)
    3. Do a full relabel.
    4. Reboot.
    Then, you can run and start auditd which will generate logs of what SELinux activity is going on. After your initial reboot into the new SELinux, start auditd with empty logs, and keep it running as you go about your business. After a few days of using Funtoo as you normally would, these logs can be useful to the SELinux team to determine if the new policies are working as expected.
    Of particular interest is the use of elogind under SELinux. Once using the new SELinux-next policies, 'ps auxfZ | grep logind' should be in the systemd_logind_t domain.
    Thanks to perfinion and the SELinux team for moving SELinux forward! Let's help them 🙂
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    drobbins got a reaction from tux in Funtoo 1.4 - No update to gentoo-sources?   
    I tend to agree. Maybe we mask the other kernels that frankly most users never touch. But it seems best to keep gentoo-sources unmasked, but maybe add a warning to it. WIll see if I can modify an eclass to do this.
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    drobbins reacted to morphmex in 1.,4 -- Even More New Stuff -- Discussion   
    My compliments for the new funtoo, it works perfectly.
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    drobbins got a reaction from tux in SOLVED: Container Host Out of Space   
    @tux yes LXD has its limitations compared to OpenVZ -- I still miss OpenVZ a lot. But LXD is gradually improving. I have plans to offer a lot more to users with hosting and I am hoping to actually realize these plans in a month or so -- let's see if things go as planned 🙂 (Note: it should help with this issue.)
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