and need to figure out why gabber crashes on my home pheobe, but works on the machine at work. grrr

same RPM and everything.

About Kevin Sonney

Kevin Sonney - who, contrary to popular opinion was NOT raised by wolves - grew up in central North Carolina. He fell into the technology field by accident in 1991, when he gave up the wild and crazy lifestyle of an on-air AM radio DJ to become a mundane technical support monkey. The technology industry has never really recovered from this. Kevin has worked for such names as IBM, Red Hat, webslingerZ, and Lulu Technologies (we won't mention the ones that didn't survive the experience). He currently works as a Linux Administrator for Apptio. In his spare time he rescues stray animals and plays video games with his two sons. His wife, we're sad to say, helps him get past the really hard bits. Kevin is still not very mundane, he just got better at hiding it.
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8 Responses to fwiw…

  1. happypete says:

    what does differ between werk and home? kernel rev? network environment (i.e. NAT vs firewall)?

  2. alchemist says:

    Same kernel, different network. strace tells me the crash is heppening when it’s reading something in ~/.Gabber-spool, so I nuked it, and voila! I have gabber at home again.

    Of course, the damn thing doesn’t recompile with the new(er) libraries and gcc on Red Hat Linux Phoebe, so that’s something to poke at later.

  3. happypete says:

    Heh…probably something stupid got munged in the spool–Abby Normal terminations type of thing–and there you have it.

    That’s annoying about the lack of compile-age…is it provided in source RPM format or just a tarball?

  4. alchemist says:

    I grabbed sources from freshrpms, since the gabber source depends on all kinds of crack.

    OTOH, the new CVS GAIM kicks ass. SRPMS at ftp://people.redhat.com/ksonney

  5. happypete says:

    When you say the CVS GAIM…do you mean the latest distro off sourcefourge?

  6. alchemist says:

    From about a hour before the upload time, yes :)

  7. happypete says:

    heh…you sound like me…if there’s an upgrade, you must have it! ;)

  8. alchemist says:

    Actually, one of the guys in our LUG IRC channel was complaining about the nightly tarball noy building an RPM. So i looked at it, swore several times at the stupidity of the gaim spec file manager, fixed it, and built it for him.

    Turns out it’s pretty nice after all *grin*

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