Marc "Zugschlus" Haber
Zugschluss is the German word for a train's tail signal which plays an important role in railroad safety systems. Truncated to ?IRCnet's former 9 character limit, Zugschlus has become my nickname for most of my network related activities since the Millennium.
I became a DebianDeveloper in 2001. I am maintainer of a number of less important packages, and member of the maintainer team for some other and more important packages, most prominently sudo, aide and atop. In the past, I have contributed to adduser, the script Debian uses to create user accounts, and exim4, Debian's default MTA since the Sarge release.
Take a look at my Packages Overview
How to find me on the Network
https://blog.zugschlus.de/ is my blog. I mainly blog in German (sorry) but the category Debian-English has some articles about Debian in English language. Pleased note that Debian-English is currently not syndicated on Planet Debian.
For bi-directional communication, you can reach me using one of the following media:
My E-Mail address is email@example.com.
Zugschlus' Helper Scripts
I intend to publish some of my helper scripts that are too small to form a "real" Debian package here real soon now.
- package-pool-helper, a collection of easy scripts that are used to manage a local package pool
- makekernel, a collection of scripts to build Linux kernels using Debian's kernel-package with some bells and whistles including automatic module packages build and dependency helpers that allow automatic upgrades even across kernel versions.
- debinterdiff, a script which builds an interdiff between the last two versions of a source package. This script is quite helpful in managing backports.
- chroot-helper, a collection of scripts that are helpful in working with chroots for package development, building and testing.
editchanges, a script that allows editing the local changelog of the system with some safety and auditing bells and whistles.
- muttdebbug, a script that calls up a bug report's mbox in mutt and configures mutt in a way that replying and forwarding is quite easy and powerful.
The Zg2ShellStartup page shows some useful things I have implemented in my shell startup files to make things easier. That includes a scheme to easily build the appropriate contents of ~/.ssh automatically.
Zugschlus' Nifty Admin Tricks
This future page will contain a list of the admin tricks I use on my server systems to easy my daily work. The following list gives an overview about what will be described here RSN.
- sshd configuration
- the partitioning scheme used on my systems, LVM, mountpoint handling, backups etc.
- using policy-rc.d to stop freshly installed packages from starting their daemons immediately