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The Great Server Migration

2021-05-04 by Quinlan Pfiffersoftwaregentoo

It’s time. My old Digital Ocean server, used for everything, was getting old, crufty and scary.

142 packages can be updated.
109 updates are security updates.

$ cat /etc/os-release
NAME="Ubuntu"
VERSION="16.04.7 LTS (Xenial Xerus)"
ID=ubuntu
ID_LIKE=debian
PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 16.04.7 LTS"
VERSION_ID="16.04"
HOME_URL="http://www.ubuntu.com/"
SUPPORT_URL="http://help.ubuntu.com/"
BUG_REPORT_URL="http://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/"
VERSION_CODENAME=xenial
UBUNTU_CODENAME=xenial

Not great. Thats really old. Theres a TON of stuff on there though, but it’s time. So I spun up a Gentoo box on Linode and got to work. Heres more or less a list of services that live (or will soon live) on the new box:

Services

As much as possible, the ones that require daemons or servers will be gentoo-ified. I’ll explain that in a later page. Some have already been done.

Websites:

Some older #IFF goodies:

Bots:

  • TODO scooper-bot
    • Also needs webhooks for automatic deploys.

Historicals:

Misc.

  • IRC - autologins, IdleRPG setup