GoFlex Net as OpenMediaVault

It is important, that the rootfs is on a fast disk! I had it on a (rubbish!) usb flash drive and it was not usable. I moved it to a hdd (LaCie 5TB) which is connected via usb, and it works perfectly. I’ll see how TimeMachine backups are working.

I am not to happy with the performance and did not get TimeMachine to work (connection – fine. But I guess sone issues with timeouts and such stuff…).

So for the time being, I rely on TiomeMachine on a USB hdd attached to the monitor and use an old laptop as my NAS / Plexserver.

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Pogoplug Logitech Media Server & Time Capsule

This is a draft and work in progress (maybe not?). Regular updates might appear here. But as is=t seems at the moment, I split the different purposes to different machines. I will see.

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Convert multiple mbox files into a maildir

I downloaded the complete org-mode archives and they are available as mbox files. But I wanted to have t=hem in my local dovecot installation which uses maildir, so I had to convert them.

Long search and short story:

  1. I downloaded a script is from https://github.com/igor47/mailtools/blob/master/mbox2maildir.py and named it conv.pl
  2. I run it together with find to iterate through all mbox files

mkdir ./Maildir find . -name “MATCHINGTHEMBOXFILES” -exec ./conv.pl {} ./Maildir/ \;

  1. The files are created in ./Maildir/new.

I then moved them to my maildir used by dovecot

mv ./Maildir/new ~/Maildir/TARGETFOLDER/new

When opening my mail program, they are displayed in the email program as new mails.

Easy (finally).

Cheers and enjoy life,

Rainer

From Linux to OS to Linux and back – and finally???

Long time no blog – I hope this will change.

Recently, I got a new computer. Well, this s not to much news, this happens to nearly everybody (especially if the old one is about 6 years old). But I decided that I want to have a Mac – retina – and as I got the opportunity, here it is: Mac Powerbook Retina.

I must say, very nice machine.

Now to the OS. There are many links on how to install Ubuntu on a Mac Retina (http://randomtutor.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/installing-ubuntu-1304-on-retina.html is the one I used, but there are many others around) and I tried it.

Well – this is a story for itself, but after four times re-partitioning the mac, installing ubuntu, not getting it to work, deleting the partitions, giving up, deleting the partitions, not managing to translate my workflow into OS X, repartitioning, …, I finally got ubuntu to boot. Very nice indeed.

BUT…..

  • The touch pad is unusable
  • The screen is nothing compared to OS X

So I gave up. It was not easy – I mean after all the NSA listening in in the internet, the backdoors in different OS, Linuxz would be the choice. But I decided: If the NSA is listening at the odes, it is irrelevant which OS I am using, they will listen anyway. So I decided to give OS X a try and we will see if I am happy.

Now this was not as easy as I thought, as there are many pitfalls. As one (I) has (had) to learn, even if OS X is build aon free BSDm, it is definitely not Linux.

Now what were the problems:

  • Understanding the differences between Linux and OS X (and there ar many!)
  • Understanding the similarities between Linux and OS X (and there are many!)
  • installing certain programs
  • where the hack is the package management????????
  • paths, paths and more paths.

Before this is getting to long, I will have several follow up posts ,describing certain aspects of the migration from Ubuntu to OS X. These will include

  • R
  • GRASS
  • emacs
  • ess
  • org mode
  • whatever comes to mind or is suggested.

So – if I don’t follow up my promise to blog about this migration: remind and push me. And let me know, which aspects interest you the most.

It is a very interesting experience for me, and I think it is worth to spread the word.

So this is it for today

Cheers and enjoy life