[K12OSN] Remote Management Problems
raven_512 at hotmail.com
Sat Jun 26 12:54:46 UTC 2004
Thanks Quentin and all the others that made suggestions screen appears to
work like a charm it is also nice to be able to work on multiple things
without opening putty many times..
Gentoo is great especially the support, almost as good as this list ;)
Date: Fri, 25 Jun 2004 07:51:55 -0700
From: Quentin Hartman <qhartman at lane.k12.or.us>
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Remote Management Problems
To: "Support list for opensource software in schools."
<k12osn at redhat.com>
Message-ID: <1088175115.29058.25.camel at localhost>
On Fri, 2004-06-25 at 05:18, Noel Corbett wrote:
>What i'd like to know is can i somehow get the emerge process to run in the
>background so that i can disconnect from the machine and keep it running.
>I live about 50km away from the school and only go in occasionally to
>perform various tasks if I could do these updates from home I'd be a happy
I would use two tools to accomplish this, screen and the -f option for
emerge. The -f option (ie- "emerge -f world") fetches all the files
needed for that particular emerge process, but does not go on to compile
them. This is handy for use on dial-up systems where big idle times can
cause problems. Whenever I am running on a flaky link, I do "emerge -f
blah && emerge blah", this runs the fetch and install one right after
the other. The install will only get run if the fetch succeeds.
Screen is a real gem for remote administration. Basically, it allows
the same functionality of virtual terminals over a single ssh
connection, and (the real nice part) anything running inside a screen
process does not die if you disconnect. First install it "emerge
screen", it's small so it won't take long. then just type "screen". It
will look like it just cleared the screen, but now you are running a
shell inside a new screen session. To create a new "vt" hit "ctrl-a"
then "c" (for Create). To switch from session to session hit "ctrl-a"
then "n" for the next one, or "ctrl-a" then "p" for the previous. To
attach to a running screen process that is detached, type "screen -r" at
a command prompt. These basic commands will get you going, but there is
a lot more.
Nice to see another Gentoo user on the list :).
South Lane School District
Cottage Grove, Oregon
qhartman at lane.k12.or.us
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