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Upgrade python packages after an OpenBSD upgrade

Posted on 2020-11-08 16:09:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

You have just upgraded your OpenBSD machine to the brand new release, but some of your applications are no more working because they do not have the required python package.

This is a very common problem between python package you have installed via pkg_add and the one you have installed via "pip install". The problem is that both are installed on your machine in /usr/local/lib/python3.8/site-packages.

I propose you a methodology to identify which one were installed with which tool

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OpenBSD 6.8 cannot boot on some intel boards: a solution

Posted on 2020-10-31 12:16:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

Since OpenBSD 6.8, boot process does not work on my ASRock J5005-ITX board. The root cause is the kernel size. In this blog, I present you 2 possible solutions

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Do not log in /tmp

Posted on 2020-10-25 12:10:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

On one of my OpenBSD machine, I had, after several months of usage, a full /tmp filesystem. Despite by checking files, none were big enough to take full space of /tmp. Why df shows a full filesystem ? and why no big files identified by ls, neither by du ?

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Improved sysupgrade for OpenBSD

Posted on 2020-10-21 21:31:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

For the release of OpenBSD 6.8 I've slightly adapted my systupgrade utility.

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Fuzzy search within the OpenBSD packages

Posted on 2020-05-24 22:24:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

fzf is an addicting tool for what concerns search. The overall process is very simple, despite very quick. Moreover the tool is well presented. This post will describe how to integrate fzf with OpenBSD packages.

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Having several BSD boot on same machine

Posted on 2020-03-10 22:31:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

I would like to re-run DragonflyBSD on my laptop where OpenBSD is running. So I'll explain how I've setup a multi-boot system.

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Running duckDB on OpenBSD

Posted on 2020-02-08 21:14:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

After having listen to the presentation of Hannes Mühleisen given on February 2nd at Fosdem. I've decided to give a try to type of DB.

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Migrate from Legacy boot to UEFI

Posted on 2019-11-14 21:14:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

Last week my NAS stopped working. The mother board has not resist to an unplanned power outage. So, I bought a new board J5005. After having placed the new board in the case, I was surprised to see that the board does not see the boot sector. Looking in the documentation of the board, we can ONLY use EUFI. Legacy boot is not supported!!!. Here bellow I will explain how to migrate my disk to UEFI.

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Modifications on OpenBSD sysupgrade

Posted on 2019-11-10 17:04:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD

Since version 6.6 of OpenBSD we can upgrade a machine via a simple commmand: sysupgrade. Unfortunately this tool as some side effects annoying for me: install all sets and reboot immediately without asking it.
In this blog, I present modifications I did in order to solve those problems.

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Fapws4 is running without troubles since 100 days

Posted on 2019-10-13 21:27:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD fapws

Today it's exactly 100 days that my website is running on top of Fapws4 without any troubles.

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update version of xenodm loginscreen

Posted on 2019-07-20 08:54:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD Desktop

After my blog on xenodm, I've received several interesting remarks. So, this blog is to integrate some of those remarks (not all) and to include a nice looking dynamic picture.

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Fapws4 a Fast Asynchronous Python Web Server

Posted on 2019-07-17 14:34:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD fapws

Fapws4 is a re-write of fapws3, but using libraries like libuv and picohttpparser. So, the goal is to build a very fast python web server where most of the processing aspects are written in C. The developer using it, will have to simply write the logic of his web pages in Python.

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Nice looking and light login screen for xenodm

Posted on 2019-06-26 22:23:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD Desktop

In this blog, I will describe how I've build a simple, but still nice looking login screen based on xenodm.

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In the series of Fast Asynchronous Python web servers

Posted on 2019-06-15 08:22:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD fapws

As already discussed on this blog, I'm a user of Fapws3 since several years. I like his small foot print in memory, simplicity to use in Python. But it runs only with Python-2.x and cannot manage correctly POST commands with big files.

So, I've decided to jump into the C programming language and develop Fapws4. An evolution of Fapws3, that do not have those pain points.

In this blog, I will show you first results of Fapws4

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How to filter files for a backup ?

Posted on 2019-05-05 16:12:00 by Vincent in OpenBSD Nas

With the posix tar command, we cannot exclude files' pattern like gnu-tar does. This article will propose some alternatives.

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