Month: May 2015
Microsoft’s support on the fringe lately?
Have you tried reading a Microsoft Knowledgebase article lately? It appears that every link like http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3023215 results in nothing.Read More → Microsoft’s support on the fringe lately?
Adding 24 hour clock to FreeBSD’s hardstatus string for GNU Screen
FreeBSD gives the user an option of installing the file /usr/local/etc/screenrc with some sensible defaults along with GNU Screen, aka sysutils/screen. Among the defaults are a format string for the hardstatus line. It shows the date using yy/dd/mm notation and the time as a 12 hour clock. That may be fine in the English speaking […]Read More → Adding 24 hour clock to FreeBSD’s hardstatus string for GNU Screen
Upgrading PostgreSQL 9.2.10 to 9.4.1
I decided to upgrade my PostgreSQL server today. I did this upgrade slightly different than the last time. All commands were done as the root user unless indicated.Read More → Upgrading PostgreSQL 9.2.10 to 9.4.1
Apart from what I withheld by choice, the above is all that appears in this spam. Notice the strange Message-ID on line 8. Spam programming gone wrong? Maybe they should have used Erlang.Read More → Strange spam
Ascertaining installed ports for a specific architecture
When upgrading from one major version of FreeBSD to another, in my case from FreeBSD/amd64 stable/9 to FreeBSD/amd64 stable/10, it’s customary to upgrade the installed ports afterwards, beginning with ports-mgmt/pkg. I forcefully upgraded all installed ports using portupgrade -afpv, but the upgrade of lang/ruby21 failed miserably. I removed all traces of Ruby 2.1, i.e. ports-mgmt/portupgrade […]Read More → Ascertaining installed ports for a specific architecture