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## LCFG repository access on a Mac

Mac OS X Leopard’s subversion client (as of 10.5.6), or more accurately its subversion client’s dependency library libneon, appears to be slightly broken when used with Kerberised WebDAV.

As you’d expect, subversion 1.6 as provided by MacPorts does not have this flaw.

This blog entry (LI Tech Blog » Patching neon on OS X 10.5 for GSSAPI authenticated SubVersion) provides a solution to the problem.  In summary: patch or replace libneon.

An interesting point is that the Mac build of the ‘pysvn’ subversion libraries does not appear to have been affected by this bug.

Written by gdutton

1 April 2009 at 1219

Posted in DICE

## moving a machine – reiteration

Because I always miss a step, my procedure for moving a machine across wires. Corrections welcome because I’ve probably forgotten something this time, too.
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Written by gdutton

2 February 2009 at 1235

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## Adding a form to webmark

Webmark is my slightly hacked-together system for producing PDFs from a Web Form. As it was intended to be entirely stateless, single-use, and to require no connection between input and output, except for some fields, it was never designed to hold schema information or metadata, so there’s a little duplication of effort in adding a form to the system. Still, it was designed so that this task could be done with zero code modification.

Written by gdutton

28 January 2009 at 2011

Posted in RAT

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## Passive Monitoring

Familiar?

 Profile Translation WARNING 1/4 WARNING: Service checked passively

If you’re getting this warning for a service which is checked passively by default, the solution is simple: just disable active checking!

It seems as if a more appropriate message would be something along the lines of “WARNING: cannot perform active checking” or similar. Still, now I know, if it saves someone else attempting to re-enable every option three times over… or reading documentation…

Written by gdutton

28 January 2009 at 1933

Posted in DICE

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## bash completion

On DICE: ensure you have the latest bash-completion-*.inf package installed (most do). Then, simply add the following to your ~/.brc: