It compiles!

At around 20.00pm I had a feeling of success. Finally kdelibs cvs compiled. *YAY!*
There was only one minor nit, that could be fixed easily. Some parts of kdelibs use meinproc to build their documentation. But meinproc is (unnecessarily?)linked with some KDE libraries, that were not installed at the moment they are needed. I worked around this by installing them manual before continuing the build. But frerich also posted a patch. I think I will try this on sauna after I successfully finished the installation on annamirl :-).

Adventures with kdecvs

I got stuck with kdelibs yesterday. Today I first considered installing qt-copy, but then I found the problem. If I pass a CFLAGS value to make it overrides the CFLAGS determined by configure.
Now my Laptop is happily compiling kdelibs and I wait until it breaks the next time :-). Unfortunately there is no distcc environment at work so it will take some time. (No, I will not update my work-station to 5.1)
BTW this is the first entry posted from work.

Preparing for N7Y

When I woke up today, I decided that it is time to prepare annamirl, my Laptop for Nove Hrady. I need to get a KDE CVS version running, so that everybody thinks I am a 1337 KDE H4x0r. I am probably the only one with FreeBSD over there and I would like to show some of the FreeBSD specific problems to interested (or not) developers.
What comes into my mind are:

  • Toolchain problems. How do I get gmake -f Makefile.cvs going with autoconf257 & Co.
  • Klaptopdaemon FreeBSD ACPI support. Although the Klaptopdaemon Developers will probably not be there
  • aRts problems. There are several issues with aRts on FreeBSD.

If I could resolve one of these issues at N7Y, it will be a great success.
To get KDE CVS going I need to do the following:

  • install ccache and distcc. 600Mhz are too slow to hack on KDE
  • install autoconf257 and automake17
  • install kdelibs, kdebase, arts, kdemultimedia, kdeutils, kdeadmin and perhaps kdenetwork into a seperate prefix

Of course everytime I try to get something done, some people send my patches for ports that need to be committed…


le notified me, that it was not possible to post a comment to my blog due to misconfiguration. I used my local hostname instead of my official hostname.
Please try to post a comment to this article. It should be fixed now.

De-bugging FreeBSD II

Today I tried to reproduce the panics I ran into yesterday with a recent CURRENT.
I could reproduce my UDP locking issue from kern/48560 and the tcp locking issue from yesterday. Truckman confirmed that the NFS via TCP problem is a known problem and pointed to an alpha patch from Jeffrey Hsu from April.
I also ran into another more serious panic while I umount’ed an NFS exported Filesystem. See my mail to freebsd-current for details. phk categorized it as an evil bug, but did not really felt responsible.
At the moment FreeBSD 5.x sux, and I don’t see this changing in the near future….:-(

Hero of the day: le

le has found the bug in the RDF feed that confused his rssfetch-perlscript. After the fix was committed by simon, I am now able to offer links to the FreeBSD Newsflash.
Now he only needs to fix his own Feed….
With perl -w you get the following Warnings:.
Use of uninitialized value in exists at /usr/local/lib/perl5/site_perl/5.6.1/XML/ line 1432.

De-bugging FreeBSD

Today I continued my Ripping project. I managed to panic my System twice,
while I was trying to tune the NFS performance over the wireless link.
See my posting to freebsd-current for details.
Now is a good time to update the world on polly…

arved the Ripper

It is still too hot. Today I bought 18 litres of mineral water and I am sweating nearly at the same rate.
Since the heat prevents me from doing something serious, I continued my effort to convert all my Audio CDs into Ogg-Files. I have reserved 10GB on my Harddisk and already ripped 2GB. But thats not even 10% of my CDs, so I have something to do if the temperature does not decrease the next days. I discovered some old CDs I haven’t heard for a long time

What happend?

The first day without an enty, am I loosing interest?
Well no, but yesterday I was too busy to add anything.
I borrowed the RDF Feed idea from le’s blog and so now you can read the
latest headlines from his blog on the right.
I also discovered the first bug in MT. Umlauts in the Headline cripple the rdf
stream :-(.
Additional one of my harddisks died probably because it got too hot. Luckily no
important data was lost. I sent it to Maxtor, hopefully I will get a Replacement.