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Transfer Firefox Settings to New Computer

September 25th, 2009 by elizar

How do you transfer all the nice little Firefox settings, bookmarks, plugins and addons that you already have on your old computer to your new one? I’m sure there must be some configuration file somewhere in your program files or the code of firefox itself, but for use not so fluent with firefox, we can use 3rd party tools.

Firefox Extension Backup Extension (FEBE)

FEBE allows you to quickly and easily backup your Firefox extensions. In
fact, it goes beyond just backing up — It will actually rebuild your
extensions individually into installable .xpi files. Now you can easily
synchronize your office and home browsers.
FEBE backs up your extensions, themes, and (optionally) your bookmarks,
preferences, passwords, cookies and just about everything else Firefox
offers (it can even backup/restore your entire profile).

Backups can be performed on demand or scheduled for daily, weekly, or
monthly unattended runs.

mozilla addons url:https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/2109

MozBackup

MozBackup is a simple utility for creating backups of Mozilla
Firefox,
Mozilla Thunderbird, SeaMonkey, Mozilla Suite and Netscape profiles.
*It allows you to backup and restore* bookmarks, mail, contacts, history,
extensions, cache etc. It’s an easy way to do Firefox backup, Thunderbird
backup .

the homepage url:http://mozbackup.jasnapaka.com/

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ld.so.1: cc: fatal: libpicl.so.1: open failed: No such file or directory

September 17th, 2009 by elizar

ld.so.1: cc: fatal: libpicl.so.1: open failed: No such file or directory – that’s the latest problem we encountered in installing Ruby on Rails… (well, not actually on Ruby but in some dependencies)…

Last time we did the GlassFish webstack installation (just to get RoR working) because the Ruby in Coolstack was an old version Ruby 1.8.6 something.

But as far as Ruby on Rails installation is concern, the Optimized Open Source Software Stack (Cool Stack) is working properly.. As well as the Glassfish installation.. The problem we’re getting is for some Gems that we’re trying to install (oracle gems and hobo and others)…

For this one, we’re trying to install the Oracle gem thing.. and it requires to compile something that needs CC.. we ended up installing Sun Studio 12.. (but I still believe gcc is a perfect alternative for cc).

Anyway, searching for “ld.so.1: cc: fatal: libpicl.so.1: open failed: No such file or directory” will give you unrelated websites (well, until this one gets indexed that is)..

As of this writing it only has 4 results:

What I did is i downloaded a Sun patch that contains the file and placed in my server same location:

Take this patch for example:
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-21-108528-29-1

libpicl.so.1 installs in /usr/lib/abi/abi_libpicl.so.1 , /usr/lib/abi/sparcv9/abi_libpicl.so.1, /usr/lib/libpicl.so.1

and others

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Optimized Open Source Software Stack (Cool Stack) 1.3.1 Final Release

September 15th, 2009 by elizar

Optimized Open Source Software Stack (Cool Stack) 1.3.1 Final Release…

Will be installing Ruby on Rails using Cool Stack… this is the first of sets of post.. Now downloading the packages from Sun.com

Optimized Open Source Software Stack (Cool Stack) for the Sun Solaris Operating System(TM). Cool Stack is a collection of some of the most commonly used open source applications optimized for the Sun Solaris OS. By using these binaries you will enjoy the best levels of performance from your system, while also reducing your time-to-service.

Instructions: Select the files you want, then click the “Download Selected with Sun Download Manager” (SDM) button below to automatically install and use SDM (learn more). Alternately, click directly on file names to download with your browser. (Use of SDM is recommended but not required.)

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UX: usermod: WARNING: Group entry exceeds 2048 char: /etc/group entry truncated

September 12th, 2009 by elizar

“UX: usermod: WARNING: Group entry exceeds 2048 char: /etc/group entry truncated”

That’s today’s error,.. you wake up, logged and that’s the request that get slapped on you face…

This is when you try to add or modify a user’s group membership with ‘usermod -G’.. It usually happen when the group has tons of members and using usermod will fail as says that it exceeds… blah blah..

Edit the /etc/group file by hand.. take note though that doing a quick ‘/’ search for the group name will give you a ‘truncated’ message or something…

Find the group name manually, append the user account to the beginning of the list.

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