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Sony Bridge for Mac vs. Java

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

I wanted to upgrade the Android Firmware of my Sony Xperia J using Sony Bridge for Mac 3.2 on my iMac running OS X 10.8.3 Mountain Lion and Java SE Runtime Environment 1.7.0. Upgrade failed because SB4M insists on having Java 6 available. It bailed out with error message: Java SE 6 is required to complete the process and must be installed and activated on this computer. Last time my workaround was to use a Windows PC but this time I found a more elegant solution.

Lotti’s Practical Versioning Scheme (LPVS)

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Do you or does your team work with documents that evolve over time? Then you know how troublesome it is to locate a certain version, identify the latest version, find the predecessor of a version and manage diverging variants. It’s time to think about some basics. No longer find various notations of date and time information in filenames. No headaches on deciding whether the successor of 1.9 is 1.10 or 2.0. No need for version control software. Just obey some simple yet powerful rules.

OpenPKG 4.0 upgrading from 2.x and E.x

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Upgrade procedure from OSS framework, e.g. last 2.x release openpkg-20071227-20071227 to OpenPKG 4.0 shareware framework. Also applies when upgrading from the obsolete commercial 3.x (=E.x aka Enterprise) product. (more…)

OpenPKG 4.0 licenses explained

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

The new OpenPKG 4.0 framework is a shareware product. Here is an explanation of the licenses available today. Most of them are free of charge, one can be purchased from the OpenPKG GmbH online shop. (more…)

OpenPKG 4.0 is here

Friday, January 1st, 2010

The new OpenPKG 4.0 shareware framework has arrived. Download openpkg-4.0.0-20100101 now. The OpenPKG 4.0 release is the bridge from previous RPM4-based frameworks to the new RPM5-based framework and is key for a smooth upgrade. (more…)

OpenPKG 4.x approaching

Monday, December 7th, 2009

This has been posted to the “openpkg announce” mailing list on 2009-12-07 (more…)

Drupal search_files.module-1.18.thl.1

Friday, April 10th, 2009

I tried Drupal “search_files” module titled “6.x-1.x-dev 2009-Feb-05 Development snapshot”. While cycling once through a typical use case of adding, indexing, removing and unindexing I missed some features and found some bugs. Here are the issue descriptions including enhancements and bug fixes (more…)

OpenPKG run-time license check failed

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

If a RPM5-based OpenPKG 4.x Framework suddenly stops working your run-time license might have expired. To remedy the problem you must acquire a valid license. (more…)

Spam Defense

Friday, February 29th, 2008

Dear Friends! 2008-02-19 was a special day in the history of messaging. For the first time in history I decided to leverage a spam filter to defeat all the crap coming into my mailbox. I always disliked the approach of anti-spam solutions tagging messages for manual review. My approach is far more aggressive and puts the sender in charge of sending proper messages. (more…)

Novell GroupWise Signature

Friday, November 30th, 2007

After using 3rd party tools to improve reply and signature handling in Novell Groupwise, I recently gave vanilla GW702 a try. The signature had a horrible empty line in it and here is how to remove it. (more…)

OpenPKG: Binary software stacks made easy

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

You may know that OpenPKG makes it easy to create a custom software stack for any Unix from source. The included tools also allow easy reuse of the binaries created during the build process, enabling users to run setups using one build host for each platform, then distributing the binaries across a large number of compatible machines. (more…)

multiple writer processes with Berkeley DB

Friday, August 31st, 2007

Recently I was evaluating Berkeley DB usability when multiple unrelated processes try to write to the same database. My early attempts to create a small working example code failed badly and I was unsure whether the multiple writer approach is something that isn’t supposed to work at all or if there was a bug in the DB or in my exploration code. Issue resolved now. (more…)

OpenPKG: 32bit vs. 64bit

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

Lessons learned from attempting to create a pure 64bit OpenPKG instance on a system made from mixed 32bit/64bit parts. OpenPKG builds and runs fine in any “pure” environment where parts are either all 32bit or all 64bit. Problems and limitations arise from any attempt to mix 32/64. (more…)

OpenPKG: shift gear to CURRENT

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

OpenPKG development has been shrunken to CURRENT. Here is how I recently switched a lot of instances running releases and snapshots version to CURRENT. (more…)

OpenPKG: commemoration for Apache 1

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

2007-Jun-22 10:54:02 UTC – one of the most mature, widespread, beloved and best maintained applications from the OpenPKG software distribution, the Apache 1 Web server, has been dispunged from the repository. Check-in 35737 heralds a new world order where Apache 1 is ultimately replaced by it’s designated successor, the Apache 2 HTTP Server. A minute of silence in commemoration for the passing Apache 1.3.37, please. (more…)

Novell GroupWise Error Code C045

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2007

I fought a battle with Novell GroupWise 7.01 Client on WinXP, causing error code C045 for no obvious reason. Multiple times a day. For months. Mostly without noticeable effect, sometimes with client lockup after pressing OK. Finally, a hint from Jürgen Dischner helped me resolving the issue. (more…)

SLES10 with EVMS missing root past boot

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

When I installed my SLES10 I had to install it on EVMS to enable testing of NSS. This weekend it was time to reboot the machine after a kernel update. However, a dreadful message appeared on my screen “Waiting for device /dev/evms/lvm2/system/root to appear: … not found” – All filesystems gone! (more…)

cloning OpenPKG: configuration

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Migrating the configuration is a manual task. The commands below aid you finding out what has been configured. (more…)

cloning OpenPKG: packages

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

Run this shell code snippet as OpenPKG management user to obtain another shell script that downloads, builds and installs the latest packages from the appropriate repository. The packages and options are taken from the management users` instance. (more…)

cloning OpenPKG: bootstrap

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

Run this shell code snippet as OpenPKG management user to obtain a command that builds a OpenPKG binary bootstrap clone from source. (more…)

opening a screen for every OpenPKG instance

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

Run this shell code snippet as root user to open a screen for every OpenPKG instance and switch to the appropriate management user. (more…)