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13 Jul 2001 (updated 13 Jul 2001 at 05:47 UTC) »

Fixed a segfault in the boot-floppies ``Report a Problem'' step.

Added the ability to assign variables in the export and readonly builtins for the Minix shell included with BusyBox.

Made an ass of myself by misreading the dependencies of GnuCash.

Redirected email forwarding to the Los Angeles Free-Net. I'm now ready to cancel my old ISP. I'm so glad I have a permanent (or so I hope) forwarding service, so that when my ISP does something bad like switching to a different POP provider (with no local POPs) I don't have any qualms about switching.

Fixed a bug in BusyBox tar in which it segfaulted if BUFSIZ was too small (i.e., less than 512).

Went to Las Vegas this weekend. I hate casinos. The highlights of the weekend were having Thai food for lunch at Pin Kaow (I had the vegetable curry and spicy tofu) and swimming in the pool for a few hours. The lowlights were waiting for my friends to gamble and the five hour drive home.

5 Jul 2001 (updated 5 Jul 2001 at 19:00 UTC) »

Fixed a bug in BusyBox mount in which it had trouble mounting loopback files on read-only filesystems. The MS_RDONLY bit was being cleared instead of set after mount realized it wasn't going to be able to mount the filesystem read-write.

Eliminated an obsolete function, strdup_substr, from BusyBox.

Started writing an adventure-like front end to DebConf.

dhclient returns 0 even if it was unable to configure the interface, so I changed the boot-floppies to check whether the interface is up, rather than relying on this value.

Submitted fixes to a number of bugs in the Debian web pages. I'm not in the debwww group, so I couldn't update the scripts myself. Hopefully someone else will pick up the patches.

I also tested the latest set of woody boot-floppies. The clock was set incorrectly and tasksel wouldn't start. Cosmetically, debootstrap's progress messages are useless and the base-config introductory message contains a little white lie.

Investigated some boot-floppy problems.

Went to the Los Angeles instantiation of the Warped Tour, saw The Bouncing Souls, The Deviates, and Rancid play for the first time, helped break up a fight, tripped in the pit, and had my head slammed into the pavement, cutting my eyebrow. Bought a Rancid t-shirt. Went to the hospital and waited 2 hours and 15 minutes for 4 stitches.

Hacked the boot-floppies to allow PCMCIA configuration to be aborted.

I didn't get any hacking done this weekend. I went to San Francisco instead. I don't think a cooler city exists. While there I had my first Eritrean cuisine, which was excellent (and you get to eat it without silverware). It was on the southwest corner of Hayes and Divisadero if anyone is interested.

I also saw The Laramie Project at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. It was quite good. And I visited Ring Mountain on the Tiburon Peninsula, Twin Peaks, the Castro, and Golden Gate Park. And more.

Yippee! I successfully installed sid using woody boot-floppies. And I only had to hand-edit two files.

I've been fixing a bunch of bugs that I noticed while doing so. The next boot-floppies iteration will probably be ready for widespread testing.

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