Mood-GNOME

Yesterday Evening I had an idea.

Inspired by the changing background in Fedora 8 (which rocks, by the way!!!), I had the idea about some „mood-applet“ for GNOME (or any desktop, for that matter). What’s the idea?

Well, think of it as a global setting applet, where you can somehow „change“ your mood, kind of like you do with the volume of your speakers. Depending on the mood, the desktop could change its appearance, the music selection could be influenced, your instant messenger will change your status, maybe something else?

It’s just an idea and I am not a programmer, who could implement it, but if there are some, feel free 🙂

rdiff-backup and "Found too many current_mirror incs!"

If you use rdiff-backup or some program, which sits on top of it (e.g. backupninja) and you get errors similar to this:

Traceback (most recent call last):
File „/usr/bin/rdiff-backup“, line 23, in ?
rdiff_backup.Main.error_check_Main(sys.argv[1:])
File „/var/lib/python-support/python2.4/rdiff_backup/Main.py“, line 298, in error_check_Main
try: Main(arglist)
File „/var/lib/python-support/python2.4/rdiff_backup/Main.py“, line 318, in Main
take_action(rps)
File „/var/lib/python-support/python2.4/rdiff_backup/Main.py“, line 276, in take_action
elif action == „check-destination-dir“: CheckDest(rps[0])
File „/var/lib/python-support/python2.4/rdiff_backup/Main.py“, line 780, in CheckDest
need_check = checkdest_need_check(dest_rp)
File „/var/lib/python-support/python2.4/rdiff_backup/Main.py“, line 817, in checkdest_need_check
assert len(curmir_incs) == 2, „Found too many current_mirror incs!“
AssertionError: Found too many current_mirror incs

Then you might try to go to your rdiff-backup-data directory of your backup and delete all but the latest current-mirror-*.data files. At least my backups (simple rdiff-backup) are working again.