Disk spinning up again and again

On my NAS I'm trying to reduce power consumption by spinning down disks when they're not used. However I noticed that after a while the disks kept on spinning up and thus kept running 24/7.

Manually shutting down the disks didn't help either, disks were up soon after.

I …

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Rkhunter cronjob errors

Saw this in my weekly rkhunter's run :

/etc/cron.weekly/rkhunter:
/usr/bin/rkhunter: 7439: [: Binary: unexpected operator
/usr/bin/rkhunter: 7439: [: Binary: unexpected operator

Was not the first time, but now I had time to investigate...

So it seems that the problem comes from using non-english locales with Ubuntu's …

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Spamassassin failing to reload

Since some time I was getting nearly each day an email from my cron :

/etc/cron.daily/spamassassin:
invoke-rc.d: initscript spamassassin, action "reload" failed.

Googling for this I found several posts, bug tracker entries... but no real solution. Hint was : RC script is not finding the PID file, check …

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One more deception from Ubuntu

For my desktop, therre's some time I've left Ubuntu behind. I still use it on my servers, but I'm getting more and more deceived by those guys...

Last example : John the ripper not working.

The bug was filed 2012-10-26 and as of today is still not fixed - though I must …

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