Archives April 18, 2005

Give the gift of Gentoo (It really is that Christmas-morning feeling that makes it all worthwhile...)

While I've been working, I've had Gentoo working on upgrades and repairs. Mostly I got tired of all the little hacks here and there, so I updated Myth to get the backported patch for the hour-off problem. Then I un-masked Qt 3.4 and un-used a few use flags that would always cause subversion and kde-graphics ...

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At least it's not *my* code (Oh, wait, that would be easier...)

So, armed with my newfound gdb, I tackled the Cinemon crashes that necessitated writing the "zombiewatcher" script. Took about 20 seconds to have the gdb trace... hours and hours to finally decide that it appears to be a FreeBSD+Threading+PyOpenSSL bug. No responses yet from Python list as to whether there's a fix or workaround, ...

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