Ok so last night before heading to bed, I finally felt brave enough to click that "Upgrade to 8.04 LTS" button that's been sitting in my Ubuntu 7.10 Update Manager for a month or two. This first part was relatively painless: About a gig worth of files downloaded, unzipped, installed, some packages uninstalled, some questions about overwriting a couple config files. However, today was the fun stuff where I actually tried to get it all working again. Read the rest of this entry ...

§511 · December 9, 2008 · Linux, Software, Technology · 4 comments · Tags: , , ,

I recently tried to compile Daniel Holbert's SMIL patches in mozilla-central. While doing this, I observed the "configure" was core dumping. The folks in the #developers channel over on irc.mozilla.org were able to help me out and trace it down to the fact that Ubuntu's dash was crashing. I worked around this by changing Mozilla's configure script to use #!/bin/bash instead of #!/bin/sh.

Apparently this crash has been fixed on Ubuntu 8.10 because Daniel himself hasn't witnessed this crash?

§483 · July 25, 2008 · Firefox, Linux, Software, Technology · 2 comments · Tags: , ,

My modern Linux experience has been isolated to OpenSUSE 10.1 and 10.2 over the last two years. However, for a change of pace, and since I've heard good things about its package management system, I decided to install Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) a few weeks ago. I've been slowly tweaking the install here and there to get things the way I want it and to fill the same needs that my Suse install does. Read the rest of this entry ...

§438 · March 23, 2008 · Linux, Software, Technology · Comments Off on Ubuntu Fun · Tags: ,