so I was looking at NextCloud and they have a installation script
and the first actual lines:
# Prefer IPv4
sed -i "s|#precedence ::ffff:0:0/96 100|precedence ::ffff:0:0/96 100|g" /etc/gai.conf
how to get me annoyed with your software in 30s right there
and it does it without letting the person running the script know, no echo "we are changing your system's IP version preference BTW"
I'm checking the git commit history for the file to see why that was added
okay so the maintainer tells me there is a second script that changes the value back to preferring IPv6
I'm still not sure /why/ the script needs to set that preference, even temporarily, so I asked
"It has to do with the functions regarding the network, checks and so forth. I don't remember 100% to be honest, but I remember that when I removed it, weird stuff started to happen."
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I guess I’ll add testing and debugging a Bash script to my to do list because I’m curious what exactly breaks if the gai.conf preference is not changed
time to fire up a testing VPS to run the version of the script that doesn't make any changes to gai.conf to see what happens
so I fire up my usual 1GB Linode to do this and:
Error: 2 GB RAM required to install Nextcloud!
Current RAM is: (1 GB)
the cloud gods are not pleased with my paltry offering of 1GB of RAM
so the script with the modifications to gai.conf removed finished the install with no issues
so I've confirmed that the script runs just fine on a dual stack system with no need for modification to IP version preference
I don't really want to fight with the maintainer over another pull request so I'm just gonna terminate this VM and move the fuck on
@packetcat ayyy 🎉🎉 I've had my own nextcloud troubles recently lmao
@packetcat My opinion of Nextcloud was already pretty low. This thread is lowering it even more.
@packetcat nobody actually knows how to code
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