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Tag: slackware

Torrent stuff

by on Nov.07, 2009, under Software

Every now and then I like to leech something, and it happens to be that using bittorrent has a lot to offer in terms of availability and usability. However, as usual I have my demands. My demands for a torrent program are basically:

  • It has to run on Slackware
  • It has to run as a daemon (in daemontools if possible)
  • There has to be an easy way to control and view the status, like a web based GUI.

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PHP – Produces Horrible Problems

by on Oct.27, 2009, under Software

That IS what it stands for, right?
Or maybe the last P is for Programs….. oh no, silly me. It’s for PEOPLE. Now I get it.
Anyway, the quote of the day:

configure: error: There is something wrong. Please check config.log for more information.

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C compiler cannot create executables

by on Oct.26, 2009, under Software

Yeah, I bet you didn’t know that. You’re so stupid. (continue reading…)

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MySQL 5.0 -> 5.1 on Slackware current

by on Oct.07, 2009, under Software

Slackware recently upgraded the MySQL version from 5.0 to 5.1, from the Changelog:

Sun Oct 4 00:17:50 CDT 2009
ap/mysql-5.1.39-x86_64-1.txz: Upgraded.
This bumps the version of the shared libraries to .so.16.0.0.

Yeah, that’s all great, but for me this broke on several of my machines. (continue reading…)

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Slackware(64), Qmail and IPv6

by on Oct.06, 2009, under Software

Now that we have Xenbro up and running with a domain attached to it and a bunch of toy domU’s running, we soon ran into the need for a dns server and mailer.
Needless to say I don’t like the default Sendmail and Bind junk very much (wonder why Slackware still ships it…), and my experiences with Exim and Postfix aren’t all too great either.
Sure, they work, but they’re too complex for my liking. I like to know what’s going on, so I still use my trusty old Qmail and Djbdns for mail and dns.
However, since those packages haven’t been updated in years, some newer features are missing. So I patch them 4 times over and stab them a bit so they work the way I like 😉 (continue reading…)

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Slackware and dial-up through a mobile phone

by on Sep.24, 2009, under Software

This weekend we’ll be going to some abandoned part of the country because we’re “celebrating” the 50th birthday of Lotjuh’s mom. (celebrating the fact that someone is a year closer to death…. weird rituals people engage in…). Anyway, since it’s in the middle of nowhere (“Limburg”, might as well be germany or belgium as far as I’m concerned) and the information page of the abandoned place we’re staying at didn’t hint anything about internet, I’m assuming the worst. Which means no wireless, no wired, only mobile phones. (and singing people *sigh*).
However, there is still hope to play Billy vs Snakeman this weekend.

Through a mobile phone! (continue reading…)

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NFS issues

by on Sep.14, 2009, under Morons, Software

Yesterday evening after getting tired of playing the Aion open beta (it was the last night of the open beta, so we felt like at least reaching level 10, which we did… and then we could ~FLYYYY) we decided to go downstairs to watch some series on our beamer. So we fire up the machine connected to it, which runs everything from NFS. It didn’t take long for the boot screen to come up and after the default selection was made for us it ran through the boot process spewing out the usual kernel messages….. (continue reading…)

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Pulseaudio, slackware and udev

by on Sep.11, 2009, under Software

Yesterday I found a release notice in the pulseaudio mailinglist announcing version 0.9.16.
Today, I found another release note in the mailinglist that announced pulseaudio version 0.9.17. Gee, another fuckup? (but that’s part of the release process I guess ;))

Anyway, I decided to upgrade my 0.9.15 installation since it still glitches every now and then. (continue reading…)

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Boost, qBitTorrent and lib64

by on Sep.05, 2009, under Morons, Software

After toying around a bit on the news sites I decided it would be interesting to see if qBitTorrent would run on slackware 64.
So we go to the download site, copy the url, and see if Slackbuild likes it. Slackbuild leeches, untars, gives the configure options (which are a bit buggy, I know, will be fixed next release), runs configure. Configure crashes out with “blabla boost blabla”. (continue reading…)

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New server, day 2. DomU and networking.

by on Aug.29, 2009, under Software

Another day, another time for fun!

Since we got Xen up and running yesterday, it’s now time for actually having some fun with it.
The goals are:

  1. Getting xend started automagically when booting without destroying my network connection
  2. Getting a domU up and running with a network connection
  3. Getting an internal network between the domUs and dom0, shielded from the big bad internet.

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