shutdown -r now

Running the most recent Ubuntu builds leads to odd things happening from time to time. This mornings little bit of joy was:

-bash: shutdown: command not found

It seems that somewhere in the last aptitude dist-upgrade the upstart package had been dropped from the selected list. For those wondering upstart provides a large number of the functions need for init.d, and the general run level management process. There used to be a package for systemv level compatibility where shutdown binaries lived, that package no longer existed. Simple solution in the end, just install upstart again.

Why do I bring this up on the blog? Well, it was time to restart the blog again. See a few weeks ago I upgraded it too, to WordPress 2.8.1, or rather WordPress thought it upgraded itself to 2.8.1. What really happened is it completely broke itself to the point that it wasn’t even logging any errors. This is a nice clean fresh install of WordPress 2.8.1

I do love upgrading software on computers, always thrilling.

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gc.isenabled() == True

Well, maybe the 7th try is the charm. This will be at least my 7th blog like entity. Perhaps this time it will go better. Other blogging attempts have been, “The Flickering Fluorescent”, DNS lapsed. LiveJournal, which has been updated a grand total of 3 times… in 7 years. I’m sure there were other ones, I remember creating the themes and setting them up, don’t remember much else about them. Twitter has been going better, but then it’s not really a blog.

My goal, I think within reason, is to post here at least once a week. Of course just at the moment this blog doesn’t seem to be off to an auspicious start.

host gavin.carothers.name
;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached

Ah well, have to start some where.

echo '8.17.170.105	gavin.carothers.name' >> /etc/hosts