(Forced) Move from zfsonlinux to Ubuntu ZFS

I upgraded the server from 14.04 to 16.04 and slowly discovered everything was not working perfectly with the ZFS functionality. Researching it appears zfsonlinux doesn’t support 16.04 since ZFS is a part of 16.04. However I couldn’t get the Ubuntu version to load and got this error. It gave me the pointer that the old trusty (14.04) version was the issue.

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
 zfsutils-linux : Depends: zfs-doc (= but is to be installed
                  Depends: libnvpair1linux but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: libuutil1linux but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: libzfs2linux but it is not going to be installed
                  Depends: libzpool2linux but it is not going to be installed
                  Recommends: zfs-zed but it is not going to be installed
E: Unable to correct problems, you have held broken packages.

So had to purge the non Ubuntu trusty packages and start over. This will find the old installed zfs packages:

dpkg -l|grep zfs

Then you can purge the packages old trusty (14.04) to remove them:

sudo apt-get purge zfs-doc

Make sure nothing odd is in /etc/apt. Then install the native Ubuntu version with the normal:

sudo apt install zfsutils-linux

Net neutrality and hypocrisy

Thanks to net neutrality fine internet content like this can exist and anyone can get to it for free. What a lucky dog you are! However recently a court struck down the FCC’s attempts at net neutrality.

The Republicans truly are Orwellian 99% of the time. Here we get our most recent example in a court’s recent striking down of net neutrality they claim victory for innovation and the free market.

This is what could happen if net neutrality fails and the ISPs can decide what we’re allowed to see for what cost – so much for freedom and innovation – more like cable and money:

Thanks to whoever created that image which is here: http://imgur.com/5RrWm

How is internet not just part of infrastructure? And we need the infrastrucure protected so that everyone can continue to have access to it. We don’t let water companies shut off the water if they feel like it. We expect electricity of the electric company. We regulate those to make sure they stay available to all. Anyhow if you are reading this presumably you like using the internet (regardless of whether you like this post, you do like the internet) and should want it kept accessbile for all without limit or extra fees for something that was free.