Recently I needed to install an application outside of the standard Debian apt package system. This application however was a 32-bit application and all my systems are 64-bit.
I searched the internet and discovered for Debian I needed to install ia32-libs.
However attempting this failed due to missing dependencies.
I then discovered that I needed to add i386 (32-bit) as an architecture to my system.
So to install 32-bit support I did the following:
dpkg --add-architecture i386
aptitude install ia32-libs
Setting up a Raspberry Pi as an Apache web server is very simple to do and there are lots of guides already out there to help. However I wanted to go a step further to help pro-long the life of the SD card being used in the Pi. I decided that the logs directory on the Pi would be better off elsewhere.
By adding one line to the /etc/fstab you can create a /var/log directory in RAM. Continue reading
This post currently covers a Debian 7 Virtual Machine running under a Debian 7 Host. I don’t think the host is important but it is very specific for the Guest operating system. Continue reading
Plugged board in and Pi didn’t boot, discovered that there is a know issue with the Gertduino and the Pi if you are using NOOBS 1.2 Continue reading
It is amazing how little I have used a USB memory stick on a Mac with our data just being ‘there’ wherever I am connected. However I plugged in a stick today and when I had finished was slightly stumped when I couldn’t eject it properly. Continue reading
Last week seemed to be one of those weeks for new Operating System experiences.
One of my development machines which was running Debian 5 (known as Lenny) suddenly crashed on me with hard-disk I/O errors and wouldn’t get past a FSCK when I rebooted. Seems the drive had some bad sectors which I had now hit and that was it.
Data is on two separate RAID drives which mainly holds virtual PC’s where I setup all my different development environments, like Visual Studio on one and Android on another for example. These I backup regularly, however the Operating System drive I discovered I last created an image for about two years ago! Continue reading
We use Subversion for all of our Source Control, and luckily I discovered that Xcode recognises when it’s source is under SVN and allows me to commit and update via it’s user interface. I have been using this fine for App development until I hit a snag where after playing around with localisation I inadvertently lost the storyboard files. Continue reading
When doing web and HTML5 application development I am currently favouring Google Chrome as my browser of choice.
I am currently working on a project which will output some XML, while playing with XSL for styling I discovered an issue with Chrome which prevented me from being able to view/debug my XML/XSL files. Continue reading
Well, it seems my Java plug-in woes are not over. This morning Apple have decided that I can no longer run Java within Safari (again).
This week has all been about Java for me, or rather being able to run Java Applets within a web browser. As specialists in remote support, a lot of systems we interact with such as network KVM’s, Virtualisation, and control panels require Java to deliver important functionality like a console screen for example. Continue reading