The previous package broke the application, today
apt(8) fetched a new package, and the complete changelog reads:
signal-desktop (1.27.2) whatever; urgency=medium * Package created with FPM. -- Open Whisper Systems
Fri, 06 Sep 2019 15:36:44 -0700
That is useless. The changelog should provide, at minimum, a summary of the changes between this version and the previous one.
Recently, like the last month or so, my server has been receiving packets from various, seemingly arbitrary, hosts, containing either 2 or 6 NULL bytes.
They hit mostly port 22 (ssh), 53 (dns), 80 (http), 443 (https) and imaps (993). I only have a very limited number of ports open in the router, so they might be hitting more ports.
Looking at them with ngrep(8), it looks like this:
$ sudo ngrep -x -q '^\x00\x00*$' interface: enp4s0 (192.168.1.0/255.255.255.0) filter: ((ip || ip6) || (vlan && (ip || ip6))) match: ^\x00\x00*$ T 22.214.171.124:42560 -> 192.168.1.101:22 [S] #32 00 00 .. T 126.96.36.199:44230 -> 192.168.1.101:80 [S] #41 00 00 .. T 188.8.131.52:47152 -> 192.168.1.101:53 [S] #46 00 00 .. T 184.108.40.206:48256 -> 192.168.1.101:443 [S] #62 00 00 .. T 220.127.116.11:41070 -> 192.168.1.101:443 [R] #404 00 00 00 00 00 00 ......
I'm not quite sure to make of it. The sources seem to change, sometimes they're mostly from Japan, sometimes from China, sometimes from AWS, other times from various hosting companies.
Anyone know what this is?
A new version of rdiff-backup, 1.3.3, has been added to Debian unstable.
When that is used to backup to a machine running Debian 11 (buster), you get errors, because it has version 1.2.8.
As a work-around, I have backported librsync-dev and rdiff-backup from unstable to Debian 11 (buster), packages are in my local repository. Use at your own peril.
docker-compose produces "elaborate" output when run, making use of carriage returns and ANSI CSI codes to move the cursor about.
A wrapper script written in Python 3 tried to handle the output - printing a '.' for each line usually, and actually printing the lines if given a
Unfortunately the output with
--verbose got mangled, which really annoyed me. So I tried to find a solution.
Here is a small script that does some output, mimicking the stuff that docker-compose outputs. Note that we want the lines printed as they are produced, and not all at once at the end of the script.
#!/usr/bin/python3 from time import sleep print("1", flush=True) sleep(1) print("2", flush=True) sleep(1) print("3", flush=True) sleep(1) print("\x1b[2A\x1b[K\r", end="", flush=True) sleep(1) print("2 - let's go\r", end="", flush=True) sleep(1) print("2 - lookin' good\r", end="", flush=True) sleep(1) print("\x1b[1A\x1b[K\r", end="", flush=True) sleep(1) print("1 - abba\r", end="", flush=True) sleep(1) print("\x1b[2B\r", end="", flush=True) sleep(1) print("\r3 - flappa\r", end="", flush=True) sleep(1) print("\x1b[1A\x1b[K\r", end="", flush=True) sleep(1) print("2 - done\r", end="", flush=True) sleep(1) print("\x1b[1A\x1b[K\r", end="", flush=True) sleep(1) print("1 - done\r", end="", flush=True) sleep(1) print("\x1b[2B\r", end="", flush=True) sleep(1) print("3 - done\x1b[K\r", end="", flush=True) sleep(1) print("\nFinito", flush=True)
Try running it:
The original code wrapping it, was like this (slightly simplified):
#!/usr/bin/python3 import subprocess def run_command(): p = subprocess.Popen("./command.py", stdout=subprocess.PIPE, stderr=subprocess.STDOUT, universal_newlines=True) # this converts \r into \n #fail for line in iter(p.stdout.readline, ""): yield line, p.poll() yield "", p.wait() for l, rc in run_command(): print(l, end="", flush=True)
If you run this, you'll see how the output it mangled:
So why does this happen? Well, the first culprit is
universal_newlines=True. That means that any combination of carriage return and/or line feed is interpreted as and converted to a line feed. Uh-oh, definitely not what we want, if the fancy output it to be reproduced as intended.
If set to
False, the situation improves, carriage returns are no longer converted. Unfortunately the
p.stdout.readline() function only interprets line feeds as end of line and not carriage returns, so all the fancy stuff piles up, and is only shown at the very end. Not what we want.
Looking at the documentation of
open() reveals that it has an option called
newline, which is used to control how universal newlines are handled, and that if set to
'' it actually does what we want: carriage returns are not converted, and they are recognized and line endings.
Unfortunately the documentation of
subprocess.Popen() only documents
universal_newlines taking two values,
'' doesn't work. I tried.
Fortunately Klaus had a tip - if you use
os.dup(), you can open the file handle again, and - hey - now I can give it the option to
open() we need,
Lo and behold, it works!
#!/usr/bin/python3 import subprocess import os def run_command(): p = subprocess.Popen("./command.py", stdout=subprocess.PIPE, stderr=subprocess.STDOUT, universal_newlines=False) # \r goes through nice_stdout = open(os.dup(p.stdout.fileno()), newline='') # re-open to get \r recognized as new line for line in nice_stdout: yield line, p.poll() yield "", p.wait() for l, rc in run_command(): print(l, end="", flush=True)
It is kind of kludgy to have to do that, but it does work:
I wonder why
subprocess.Popen() in Python 3 does not have the same options for handling newlines as
open() has. It feels like
open() has moved on (to the
newline parameter), but
subprocess.Popen() hasn't followed yet.
Useful consumer review: The SanDisk Ultra Flair 64GB USB flash drive I bought last summer survived less than 1 year of rattling around in my bag.
Basically it has been on a keyring with a Yubikey Neo the whole time, and it just stopped working. As in nothing shows up in syslog or dmesg, and the USB device gets very hot quickly when inserted into a USB-port.
I tried prying it apart, to see if something was shorting and that was why it didn't work, but even inserting just the "core" of the device, without the casing yields nothing registered by the computer and a very hot device.
While it worked, it worked fine - but less than a year until catastrophical failure, without any warning, I give it 1 star.
So, what should I get instead? The Samsung BAR Plus Titan 128GB seems to have nice specs (300 MB/s).
recode latin1..utf8 WhatEver.pm)
cabal configureand some packages installed again
/etc/default/radicalesays to run
sudo update-rc.d radicale enablebut that gives an error, and doesn't help.
PHOTO;ENCODING=b;TYPE=jpeg:, removing duplicates and empty lines, in every contact file, otherwise Python Exception
I was about to send an image inline in an email using the venerable MIME standard, when I remembered that many clients don't handle that very well.
So I created a test email to see how they do.
The email is very simple - some text, an inline image, and some more text. Here is a copy, if you want to test your favourite client.
My email client shows it like this:
Here are the results:
|Client||Shows image inline||Shows text after image||Screenshot|
|Gmail||❌ at bottom||✓||image|
|Office 365 Outlook||❌ at top||❌ hidden as attachment||image|
|Outlook iPhone||✓||❌ hidden as attachment||image|
|Protonmail||❌ as attachment at bottom||✓||image|
|Tutanota||❌ as attachment at top||❌ hidden as attachment||image|
|K9 Android||❌ as attachment at bottom||✓||image|
So what I remembered was not wrong. Most email clients suck at MIME.
The Outlook app on the iPhone gets an extra half mark subtracted for showing an exceedingly ridiculous amount of vertical white space.
Which is not surprising, the relevant RFC is from 1996.