Tuesday 30 May 2017

Bug #1587975 “packagekitd eats all the CPU” : Bugs : AppCenter

Bug #1587975 “packagekitd eats all the CPU” : Bugs : AppCenter:

Elementary OS problems with packagekitd using all CPU after installation of Skype.

Seems that the Skype repo doesn't add the GPG key properly.

I only had to run these lines:

curl https://repo.skype.com/data/SKYPE-GPG-KEY | sudo apt-key add -

sudo apt update

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Monday 29 May 2017

elementary OS Snippets: Add My Weather Indicator To Wingpanel

elementary OS Snippets: Add My Weather Indicator To Wingpanel: My-Weather-Indicator is a ( Wing )panel-based weather applet that can show weather conditions, a forecast, a forecast map and check sunrise ...

I had to install software-properties-common before I could add the repository:

sudo apt install software-properties-common

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:atareao/atareao

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install my-weather-indicator

Saturday 27 May 2017

Installing Virtualbox Guest modules into Devuan

This involves the following:

1. Remove the cdrom as a package source
2. Add jessie-backports as a package source
3. Update the installation
4. Add the required packages

1. Remove the cdrom as a package source

As a privileged user, edit the /etc/apt/sources.list file and put a hash character in front of any line starting with 'deb cdrom':

$ sudo vi /etc/apt/sources.list

2. Add jessie-backports as a package source

Add the following three lines (if you're using the GB mirror) to your sources.list:

# jessie-backports
deb http://gb.mirror.devuan.org/merged/ jessie-backports main contrib
deb-src http://gb.mirror.devuan.org/merged/ jessie-backports main contrib

Adjust the URL if you are using a different mirror to what you are using for e.g. jessie-updates

3. Update the installation

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt dist-upgrade
$ sudo apt autoremove
$ sudo apt autoclean

4. Identify your kernel architecture:

$ uname -a
Linux devuan 3.16.0-4-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 3.16.43-2 (2017-04-30) x86_64 GNU/Linux

4. Add the required packages, replace amd64 with the architecture identified above as appropriate:

$ sudo apt install virtualbox-guest-utils virtualbox-guest-x11 virtualbox-guest-dkms dkms linux-headers-amd64 build-essential

Friday 26 May 2017

Samba - Security Announcement Archive

Now it's SAMBA's turn with CVE-2017-7494.

Either upgrade to latest version, or put 'nt pipe support = no' into [global] section of smb.conf and restart smbd.

Samba - Security Announcement Archive:

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Thursday 25 May 2017

Immunet - Cisco Talos

Free cloud and social networking based malware and antivirus protection systems from Cisco\Talos that can run as a companion to your existing antivirus.

Immunet - Cisco Talos:

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DNS Security with DNSCrypt | OpenDNS

Prevent your ISP collecting your DNS lookups.

Use DNSCrypt with OpenDNS.

DNS Security with DNSCrypt | OpenDNS:

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Saturday 6 May 2017

openvas | sil3ntcor3 ramblings

Running an 'apt dist-upgrade' on my Parrotsec install updated the version of OpenVAS and it would not longer start. I could see a message about "wrong database version" on feed update.

The link below got me up and running again.

openvas | sil3ntcor3 ramblings:

I had to run:

  • openvasmd --migrate
  • openvasmd --update

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