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true august 4 2020 ubuntu 20.04 upgrades ben

i've been preparing a large upgrade for to ubuntu 20.04 focal fossa.

the new vm has a fresh install and will help to address some of the long-standing issues that i've been wanting to fix for quite some time now

  • dedicated /home disk - we haven't had any actual issues here luckily but it will prevent any issues where a user accidentally fills a disk and chokes out the rest of the system

  • fixing uids - at some point, the spamassassin package created a system user account with a uid > 1000 which threw off the user numbering into the 5000 range. i've renumbered user accounts on the new vm to remove that large jump

  • dedicated service accounts - each service now has its own account in /srv which is importantly outside of /home and is not a single user running multiple services as it was configured previously

the ip address is the same and everything should be as you left it. please let me know on irc or shoot an email if something is amiss.

i have an ongoing list that i will update as i get things back up and running.

another important note: python is now 3.8 by default and you will need to explicitly call python2. all local site- and dist-packages have been removed since they were targeting 3.6. you will need to recreate any virtual envs that you may have.

cheers, ~ben