Docker Builds – Update

As I relied on grive to do the sync between my local machine and Google Drive, where the builds were stored, I found out (at work, ironically, since we use some Google APIs), that Google shut off some of their APIs on 20th April, which killed some of our functionality and also, killed grive’s functionality with some really cryptic messages in the console window. Nonetheless, I found that an alternative, “drive” works, although a hell of a lot slower.

Docker.io Builds Page For 32-bit Architectures

I have started posting up my builds of Docker.io. They are unofficial, and unsupported by the community, pending official support and code release supporting 32-bit architectures.

https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/#folders/0Bx5ME-up1Usbb2JMdVBvNGFSTUE

I have setup my system to auto-build every week and post to this shared directory. There’s a readme in the shared folder.

Docker.io Build Script Update

Some changes to the Docker.io code has caused the build script to fail, this was down to the code now using btrfs to build a driver. It has taken me a while to figure out how to fix that error message, but the script now works. You have to add this chunk of code anywhere before the main docker build

git clone git://git.kernel.org/pub/scm/linux/kernel/git/kdave/btrfs-progs.git
mv btrfs-progs btrfs #Needed to include into Docker code
export PATH=$PATH:$(pwd)
cd btrfs
make || (echo "btrfs compile failed" && exit 1)
export C_INCLUDE_PATH=$C_INCLUDE_PATH:$(pwd) #Might not be needed
export CPLUS_INCLUDE_PATH=$CPLUS_INCLUDE_PATH:$(pwd) #Might not be needed
echo PATH: $PATH
cd ..

How Splitting A Computer Into Multiple Realities Can Protect You From Hackers

Virtualisation, Sandboxes, Containers. All terms and technologies used for various reasons. Security is not always the main reason, but considering the details in this article, it is a valid point. It is simple enough to setup a container in your machine. LXC/Linux Containers for example, don’t have as much overhead as a VirtualBox or VMWare virtual machine and can run almost, if not just as fast as a native installation (I’m using LXC for my Docker.io build script), but conceptually, if you use a container, and it is infected with malware, you can drop and rebuild the container, or roll back to a snapshot much more easily than reimaging your machine.

Right now I run three different containers — one is my main Ubuntu Studio, which is not a container, but my core OS. the second is my Docker.io build LXC, which I rebuild everytime I compile (and I now have that tied into Jenkins, so I might put up regular builds somehow), and the final one is a VirtualBox virtual machine that runs Windows 7 so I don’t have to dual boot.

How Splitting A Computer Into Multiple Realities Can Protect You From Hackers | WIRED.

Building Docker.io on Ubuntu 32-bit

Interestingly, after upgrading to Ubuntu Utopic Unicorn, the build script I made for Docker.io fails during the Go build. Something inside the Utopic minimal install is not being liked by the Go build script, so for now, you will have to force the LXC container to use Trusty instead.

lxc-create -n Ubuntu -t ubuntu -- --release trusty --auth-key /home/user/.ssh/id_rsa.pub

 

 

Google Music

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I am getting pretty peeved with Google recently. I have a huge amount of music on my Google Music library, so much in fact, that I hit Google’s track limit for uploads. Now, I’m trying to download my purchased music back to my machine, but their MusicManager is winding me up no end. It downloads for a while, then stops, thinking it has finished, with several tracks not downloaded. I restart the download, and it goes on a bit more then stop again.

Google suggested a few things, eventually ending up blaming my ISP. But there isn’t much alternative for me. Other than my current ISP, I can only use my corporate connection, but that requires a proxy – something Google do not support on MusicManager, or using Tor, which also doesn’t work properly. They suggested using the Google Music app, but that only works (if it ever does) on a single album.

I even tried using AWS and Google Cloud, but the app ties to MAC and refuses to identify my machine (which is a virtual machine). I also tried using an LXC contain, and that worked for a bit longer, but also died. So now, I’m trying using a Docker image. Slightly different concept, but lets see if it works.

If that doesn’t work, I’m going to try using TAILS.

EDIT: Docker image didn’t work. So anything with a “true” virtual environment such as AWS, GC, and Docker don’t seem to work (VirtualBox will probably be in this list too), anything else (LXC, e.g.) will work, but fail later.

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