I’m currently in the process of upgrading my old server to a nice new 64 bit CentOS 5 install and came across a few issues rebuilding some of the packages. In general I try not to use customised versions of packages since it makes updating the machine so much easier when there’s nothing to rebuild,… Continue reading Compiling on a 64 bit Linux
I’ve been trying to check for updates on one of my CentOS machines using yum and got the following error. root:~# yum upgrade Loading “installonlyn” plugin Options Error: bad marshal data
I came across an interesting and very simple way to merge the contents of two hashrefs today. A hash is made up of pairs – a key and a corresponding value. As an example, the following can be pasted into a shell session on most machines that have perl installed. perl -MData::Dumper -le ‘ $x… Continue reading Merging two hashrefs in Perl
I was reading Mac Format this morning and read about an application called Taboo that stops you from accidentally closing Safari windows with multiple tabs open, or even quitting Safari when there are multiple tabs open in a window.
Recently I’ve been taking daily backups of a 4.2GB mediawiki (v1.5.6) database, about 3.9GB of which was in the ‘text’ table. It was all the previous versions of pages that were taking up the space so having looked at http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Reduce_size_of_the_database I decided to give deleteOldRevisions.php a go.