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30.04.2007 15:47

Back on track


Well, back on track now. After two weeks of vacation I spent with my wife and my children, I'm back and available for business duties.
Of course, the first thing that has to be done is updating all my systems. There could have been milestones released during my abscense!!!1

On my notebook, I had to patch the binary fglrx driver so that it doesn't refuse to load in Xorg 1.3.0 (Yes, Debian finally changed the version numbering of Xorg which definetly breaks all binary-only drivers at once) with the help of the magic install-fglrx-debian.sh out of the Kanotix project. After that I had some troubles updating the fonts cache on my notebook (the error message was something like "failed to write cache" and came from the utility `fc-cache` during the configuration of the "ttf-opensymbol" package on my Debian lenny system. Fortunately, I found an article (forgot to bookmark the link, sorry) that suggested to simply `touch` all directories and files with error messages again because the cache directories might have bad timestamps (whatever "bad" means in this regard), so a simple
find /dir/that/has/problems -print0 | xargs -0 touch
gladfully solved this issue.

But not enough, afterwards I experienced that acroread doesn't work anymore. I don't know why this did happen to me today, as the issue seems a bit older (I found an article on about how to fix this that is dated at november 2006...

Last but not least, Gallery Remote (from the gallery project) doesn't work anymore due to curious error messages:
tuxx@vi-edv003:~/Gallery_Remote$ ./Gallery_Remote
nawk: error while loading shared libraries: libdl.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
dirname: error while loading shared libraries: libc.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
/bin/ls: error while loading shared libraries: librt.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
basename: error while loading shared libraries: libc.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
dirname: error while loading shared libraries: libc.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
basename: error while loading shared libraries: libc.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
grep: error while loading shared libraries: libc.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
/opt/jre1.5.0_11/bin/java: error while loading shared libraries: libpthread.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
tuxx@vi-edv003:~/Gallery_Remote$
I haven't fixed this by now, but I'm hardly trying too...
Update:
I finally fixed it. Simply comment out all "export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL" lines in the Gallery_Remote script and voila, it works again...

What I finally managed to do is catch up on the forum, setup a gallery site on http://gallery.tuxx-home.at, migrate nearly all data and operating system installations from my old notebook to my new one and had a good coffee, or two, don't remember. And if the Gallery_Remote tool finally would let itself convince to work again, I will migrate all my old galleries on tuxx-home.at to the new gallery subdomain.

All in all, not a very good first day at work :-/