Tag: Gentoo

Amavisd crashes immediately on start with little in the logs

Recently I was updating amavisd and other portions of the mail stack on one of my mail servers (running Gentoo Linux). This particular set of updates didn’t go as smoothly as I would have liked primarily due to the acct-user/amavis package being created on Thursday, 13 February 2020 as a part of the ongoing effort …

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Vim pulling in xorg dependencies in Gentoo

Today I went to update one of my Gentoo servers, and noticed that it wanted to pull in a bunch of xorg dependencies. This is a simple music server without any type of graphical environment, so I don’t really want any xorg libraries or other GUI components installed. Looking through the full output, I couldn’t …

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Adobe Flash and Firefox 68+ in Gentoo Linux

Though many sites have abandoned Adobe Flash in favour of HTML5 these days, there are still some legacy applications (e.g. older versions of VMWare’s vSphere web client) that depend on it. Recent versions of Firefox in Linux (68+) started failing to load Flash content for me, and it took some digging to find out why. …

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