It only took GNU RCS (gnu.org) 16 years to go from version 5.7 to version 5.8. GNU RCS 5.8 is now available in Portage thanks to the hard work of Mr. Ian “idella4” Delaney. Continue reading It Only Took Sixteen Years
PostgreSQL released an update for all supported branches today, which includes a minor/major security fix and a minor/major enhancement, and you can and should get them now. Continue reading Security, Bugs and Perl Fix – PostgreSQL
PostgreSQL 9.1.0 was released on September 11, 2011. It’s available now at a Portage mirror near you.
I was having some troubles with ddclient on my server here so I started looking into it.
There were seven bugs open and it was a micro version behind upstream. I fixed all of that by accident.
Hardened users should be happy as now it’ll use iproute2 (only if you have the ‘hardened’ USE flag enabled) instead of ifconfig to grab the IP address of the given adapter.
Also, 3.8.0 introduced the ability to handle multiple IP address. So, for those of you lucky enough to have multiple connections to the Internet, that should make you happy. 3.8.0 has been available for quite some time, but I think it’s a noteworthy item.
If all goes well, net-dns/ddclient-3.8.1-r1 will be a candidate for stabilization a month from now.
I think this is a fairly significant milestone. When I started working with the PostgreSQL ebuilds two years ago there were better than 80 bugs. It’s taken some time, and some of the bugs were not nice to figure out, but we’re getting there.
I got this list as a forward. I generally dislike forwards, but this is kind of hilarious.
- A possum is a flat animal that sleeps in the middle of the road.
- There are 5,000 types of snakes and 4,998 of them live in NC.
- There are 10,000 types of spiders. All of them live in NC.
- If it grows, it’ll stick ya. If it crawls, it’ll bite ya.
- ‘Onced’ and ‘Twiced’ are words.
- It’s not a shopping cart, it’s a buggy.
- ‘Jaw-P’ means, “Did ya’ll go to the bathroom?”
- People actually eat and grow okra.
- ‘Fixinto’ is one word.
- There is no such thing as lunch, there is only dinner and supper.
- Sweet tea is appropriate for all meals and you start drinking it in your sippy cup.
- You switch from heat to AC in one day.
- You know what a dawg is.
- You carry jumper cables in your car for your own car.
- Going to Wal-Mart is known a going to Wally World.
- The first day of deer season is a national holiday.
So, a little while ago I discovered sql-mode and syntax highlighting, plus a little, for PostgreSQL SQL scripts. Continue reading PostgreSQL Syntax Highlighting in Emacs
It’s available from Portage now. As usual for beta releases, the features are locked and they really need your help finding any bugs that may have made it this far.
And, 9.1 is looking like a pretty sweet release.
Over the past few days I have been working on a project for work when it suddenly dawned on me that PostGIS would do exactly what I want and be incredibly useful for some marketing-related information. So, I got to work on the PostGIS 1.5.2 ebuild.
Continue reading PostGIS Users Rejoice!
Every now and then my Internet connection decides to take a dive. When that happens, Thunderbird doesn’t recover as gracefully as it should, like continuing to attempt a check for new messages in all of the folders on all of my accounts. So, I just noticed this important message today on the PostgreSQL Announce mailing list. Continue reading Critical Fix for pg_upgrade/pg_migrator Users