How to (really) restore legacy behavior of `su` in Debian Buster

From https://wiki.debian.org/NewInBuster: The su command in buster is provided by the util-linux source package, instead of the shadow source package, and no longer alters the PATH variable by default. This means that after doing su, your PATH may not contain directories like /sbin, and many system administration commands will fail. There are several workarounds: Use Read More …

How to keep using Dropbox even if you don’t use unencrypted ext4 (workaround)

Dropbox has recently announced that they will be dropping support for all file systems that do not mount as plain ext4, that includes btrfs, zfs, xfs and ecryptfs (the home encryption shipped with many popular Linux distributions). Poop-emoticon! Luckily, it seems like ext4 on top of cryptsetup/LUKS is not affected by this awful business decision. Read More …