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Fixing a broken Debian package

Posted on: Tue, 12 Oct 2010 22:34 By: patrick

Last week I tackled another upgrade of Bugzilla on my Debian server. Unfortunately, I found out the hard way that the package that I tried to install (bugzilla3-3.4.7.0-2) was badly broken - I was left with a half-completed installation that simply would not work. I reported the problem but got no response, so I decided to get to the bottom of this and find out what the trouble is.

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Virtual Host configuration for Bugzilla

Posted on: Tue, 03 Nov 2009 16:19 By: patrick

Today I found out that there are simpler things than configuring an Apache virtual host for Bugzilla to live in. With a bit of URL rewriting magic, the basics are moderately difficult to solve. What drove me crazy, though, was that the CGI scripts stubbornly generated links to /bugzilla3/skin/[...], instead of just /skin/[...].

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Integrating Fink's svn-javahl package and Subclipse

Posted on: Wed, 30 Sep 2009 17:14 By: patrick

I have been fooling around a bit with Eclipse, Subclipse and the Fink package svn-javahl, trying to get Subclipse to work together with svn-javahl. Thanks to a fix by the package maintainer, Daniel Johnson, there is now a really easy solution available.

Note 1: You need svn-javahl-1.6.5-2 or later for the solutions in this article to work. If you use an earlier version of the package, Eclipse is likely to crash at some point. Read the article for more details.

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AppleScript for auto-mounting Samba shares

Posted on: Mon, 14 Sep 2009 19:55 By: patrick

My LAN consists of a Linux server that, among other things, exports a few Samba shares, and a number of Mac OS X and Windows clients that mount those shares when needed. On Windows it is possible to tell the system that it should automatically re-mount a share on login, but on Mac OS X there is no such option. Because of this, up until now I had to manually mount my shares each time I logged in on any of my Mac OS X clients. Not anymore!

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How to set environment variables for Mac OS X applications

Posted on: Sat, 10 Jan 2009 02:42 By: patrick

Although the typical Mac user, living in the Aqua land of blissful ignorance, usually does not care about environment variables and other such "strange" beasts, it may sometimes become unavoidable having to deal with this stuff from the ninth hell of command line wickedness.

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