Service messages from the sysadmin staff
System-wide issues, relevant software updates, scheduled downtime or similar types of information will be published here.
On Saturday the 18th of January 2020, linux office computers will be reinstalled with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.
The module "python-ml" is a unified python module for machine learning at the department of mathematics, superseding the specific modules for tensorflow, pytorch, and other libraries.
A central configuration error led to issues logging in to Linux machines between 18:03 and 18:31 today.
On Wednesday the 13th of September 2018, between 17 and 20, there will be maintenance on the network infrastructure at UiO. This may cause temporary connectivity issues for services across campus.
Running INLA under R can give the error "/lib64/libm.so.6: version `GLIBC_2.23' not found" or similar. A workaround is to issue INLA:::inla.dynload.workaround() before running code using INLA.
There are problems accessing network directories from machines at Ullevål.
On the night from Wednesday the 21st to Thursday the 22nd of March the fiber cable connecting Ullevål to UiO will experience disturbances.
R has been upgraded to version 3.4.3 and RStudio to 1.1.414.
Due to multiple vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel, all Linux hosts at the department required a reboot to update the kernel packages on the systems in question.
R has been upgraded to a pre-release of 3.4.2 and RStudio to 1.0.153. "Tidyverse" is added as standard to R.
On the night from Friday the 15th to Saturday the 16th the fiber cable connecting Ullevål to UiO might experience disturbances. This may cause the network connection out from our current location in Songsveien to drop either partially or completely.
A number of machines have, after the upgrade this summer, seen the user interface freeze or become unresponsive. Today the sysadmin staff has pushed a change to all machines with the affected hardware in the hopes of resolving this issue.
TeXLive at the department has been updated from an older UiO-specific version of TeXLive 2015 to a more recent version built on TeXLive 2016.
Due to a vulnerability in the stack guard implementation for Linux, all Linux hosts required a reboot to update both the kernel and glibc packages on the systems in question.
Due to the security flaw presented in CVE-2017-6074 there is the possibility that europa.uio.no (also known as login.math.uio.no) was compromised at some point before Friday the 24th of February, 2017.
During the evening of 7 January, there was another campus power outage.
At 12:13, power was lost for large parts of campus at Blindern.
The cooling system at USIT is having issues, something which has caused a number of services to fail. Email, user administration (brukerinfo/bofh/Cerebrum), Feide, nettskjema, and other services are affected.
Roughly a quarter of the top half of Niels Henrik Abels Hus experienced a prolonged power outage on Thursday the 14th of July.
Due to an unforeseen issue with the reboots from the security issues tonight, the machine europa.uio.no (also known as login.math.uio.no) was reinstalled. This causes an issue with server identification when one uses ssh to the host.
USITs file server "hume", which houses a lot of our masters students, is having long-term issues with performance.
During week 16 (13th to 17th of April) the department of Mathmatics will start to log the loading of modules from our software repository.