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Re: /var/lib/dpkg/status strangeness



On 12/26/14, Bob Proulx <bob@proulx.com> wrote:
>
> It feels more like a random machine failure due to the consumer grade
> hardware which we are all using these days.  It isn't required to run
> faster than the bear.  It is only required to run faster than the
> other person who is also running from the bear.  Therefore hardware
> vendors don't make great reliable Unix server quality hardware these
> days.  Instead it is mosly MS quality hardware.  Almost no desktops
> have parity anymore for example.  Because of this the hardware just
> isn't ultimately reliable.  You will drive yourself crazy if you try
> to chase down every odd thing.


Am reading through the latest on this thread again. Just had the same
thought I did while reading the original emails for it. Somewhere in
the last couple months... I read "something somewhere" about that lost
or mixed up packets (?) do and will happen regardless of our very best
efforts.

The gist of whatever I read was that all we could do was hope it never
happened to anything crucially important.. I am so sorry that that is
as much as I remember with chances I'll ever stumble back on the same
being pretty slim.

It's possible it was about something like rsync.. I've been relying on
rsync regularly as I keep working on polishing my Debian Pure
technique.. I do remember thinking it sure bytes that backups we hope
will cover our backsides actually stand a known possibility for being
disastrous themselves.. I can remember mentally visualizing the file
hierarchy while thinking that every single file in it, no matter how
critical, was 100% equally vulnerable at those times of transfers.....

Couldn't think of the words then but "integrity checks" or some such
similar comes to mind now...

Thinking out loud.. :)

Cindy

-- 
Cindy-Sue Causey
Talking Rock, Pickens County, Georgia, USA

* runs with plastic sporks *


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