> Dear all
> We are very happy to introduce the new fon development community
> program: the fonosfera.

> You all have demonstrated that the foneras are able to do much more than
> what they currently do. You, the development communities, have fixed
> many bugs, added features and improved the functioning of the fonera and
> so, we would like to give you the opportunity to keep doing this great
> work. This is why we have decided to launch our latest product, the
> fonera 2.0, under the umbrella of a new development framework, the
> fonosfera.
> The idea behind the fonosfera is to open a channel so all the

> development work the communities have been doing and will do in the
> future, can reach any fon user in a simple way. We want the communities
> to keep their autonomy and don’t want to merge them all into one. We
> know you already have your own members, your rules and your methodology:
> we don’t want to change that. Doing so, we expect you will be encouraged
> to work happier and more motivated in new developments. We will try to
> make things easy for you and give you all the credit for your work.
> As so, the fonosfera will be not much more than a space for gathering
> and sharing with other developers and offeri

ng your work to end users
> all around the world. It will be a framework where you will find
> development and community tools such as svn, trac, forums, mailing list,
> wiki etc. This is something we would like to define with you all. In
> order to do so, you have selected 1 member of each of your communities
> to act as a contact point. These people will have direct contact with
> the fon team in charge of the fonosfera project. They will receive our
> notifications and will be in charge of giving us the impressions,
> decisions, comments and feedback of their corresponding communities.

> Currently, we are setting up the source code of the fonera 2.0 which
> basically consist on the source of the fonera+ (so you can already work
> with it) plus some additional parts that are very interesting:
> * NTFS-3g driver: this driver was available long ago for but it
> didn’t work for big endian mips devices (as the fonera is). We
> sponsored the porting and testing of it. It

is already available
> to download at the official page, but we will also include it in
> the source tree we will provide you.
> * Some controls for hard drives in the web interface. We have done a
> reduced web tool to manage the hard drive from webif.
> * HSDPA connectivity scripts (still under development)
> * New wifi driver binary: it’s still under testing but seems to be
> much better.
> * And more
> Our goal is to make this new device a success. Because this will mean
> that many more foneras will be available for connection around the
> world. We want the fonera to be a useful device at home so they are
> online 24h a day. This will improve the quality and size of the fon network.
> To achieve this, we have set

up a development flowchart. It basically

> defines how things should be done to get the most efficient, secure and
> flexible development framework. There are some limitations that fon as a
> company has and sometimes you will have to understand that, but we don’t
> think they will have much impact on the project.
> The summary for this development rules is basically:
> * you will have 100% freedom to develop what you want to
> * all packages/development eligible to be *official* fonosfera
> packages, will have to be tested in a trustful way by the community
> * fon will try to make all packages official, as long as they don’t
> go against our interests or potentially harm the users (owners or
> visitors) or have legal issues
> * the packages should be organ

ized so that there are no conflicts
> between them and even less with fon’s minimal functionalities
> This is just a list summarizing the conditio

ns, but you can see they are
> more than reasonable. For more detail, please wait until we have
> contacted with your representatives. They will explain all the project
> to you and will of course accept your suggestions and hand them to us.
> You will soon receive your corresponding fonera 2.0 if you didn’t yet.
> We hope you will enjoy using it and working on it. You have full access
> to it and of course, we are eager to help you.
> The devices you received do not have the latest firmware, because they
> were produced about 6 months ago. So you will probably need to reflash
> them with the latest firmware or one of your own.

The source code we

> will provide you will be newer, but soon, we expect to merge with the
> latest OpenWrt trunk, and this will be the base for the future fonera
> 2.0, when it reaches the market.
> So, this is it. We are so happy that we finally took the step forward
> and we expect you will like this new fon-era. You will hear from us very
> soon again.

> Best,
> The firmware team and the fonosfera team at FON

> P.D.: find attached the logo of the fonosfera, both for black and white

> backgrounds (either can be used on coloured backgrounds)

Shell history stats

root@salotto:/home/zarrelli# history|awk '{a[$2]++ } END{for(i in a){print a[i] " " i}}'|sort -rn|head
70 ls
56 cd
40 apt-get
39 dig
22 dpkg
18 make
17 ssh
16 cat
16 apt-cache
15 vi

Giusto per non farci mancare un meme

[Via Planet Ubuntu]

Ubuntu Hardy amd64

root@salotto:/home/zarrelli# locales
Sorry, command-not-found has crashed! Please file a bug report at:
Please include the following information with the report:
unsupported locale setting
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/lib/command-not-found", line 19, in
parser = OptionParser(version = __version__, usage=_("%prog [options] "))
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/", line 584, in lgettext
return ldgettext(_current_domain, message)
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/", line 556, in ldgettext
return t.lgettext(message)
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/", line 366, in lgettext
return tmsg.encode(locale.getpreferredencoding())
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/", line 514, in getpreferredencoding
setlocale(LC_CTYPE, "")
File "/usr/lib/python2.5/", line 478, in setlocale
return _setlocale(category, locale)
Error: unsupported locale setting
Python version: 2.5.2 final 0
bash: locales: command not found

E son soddisfazioni anche queste. Accentuerei la soddisfazione, ma mi ci vuole un tot per trovare le accentate…

Backup in rete pratico e veloce con FTP – 2

Dopo quasi, ahem, un anno di stasi, vediamo di chiudere l’agomento inziato con il primo post Backup in rete pratico e veloce con FTP -1, passando alla parte più “operativa”.


Vediamo, qui di seguito, un semplice shell script che si occupa di creare un backup all’interno di un file tgz, che avrà come prefisso la data del giorno di archiviazione. Creato il file, provvederà a trasferirlo via ftp sulla macchina d’appoggio, e infine cancellerà l’archivio il cui suffisso sarà costituito dalla data odierna – 15 giorni.

Prima di procedere, però, un avvertimento: questo post è decisamente lungo e, per qualche verso, anche noioso.

Non dite che non vi avevo avvisati 🙂

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