compression using fifo’s

little problem, smart solution;
i’m backing up my citrix xenserver vm’s using the command

xe template-export

i write the backup directly to a cifs-mounted share on the network. however, i need to compress those images, ideally before i send them over the network. the problem is that the template-export command doesn’t support writing to stdout, which would allow [...]

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just had a little problem to fix;
when i opened an encrypted or signed message in thunderbird, the error “the enigmime service is not available” was shown. however, enigmail and thunderbird were installed and even setting the path to the gpg binary manually doesn’t fix the problem.
however, it’s not too difficult to fix;

apt-get remove –purge enigmail

this [...]

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