Archive for May, 2009

fixing git-svn woes

At work we mostly use subversion for revision control, although some of the cooler kids are using git. I find subversion a bit of a pain compared to git, so I use the git-svn wrapper to get the best of both worlds whilst at work. Since upgrading to the latest Ubuntu however, I’ve noticed that a clash between gnutls and open-ssl causes git/subversion integration to fail. A fellow git-ite pointed out a quick fix however!

$ sudo rm /usr/lib/
$ sudo ln -s /usr/lib/ /usr/lib/

Works a treat. 🙂


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Launch Anywhere fails on Ubuntu 9

I ran into a problem installing (wait for it…..) Borland Together 2007 (gasp!) on Ubuntu this morning. The binary installation package failed to load with an interesting stack trace:

An internal LaunchAnywhere application error has occured and this application cannot proceed. (LAX)
Stack Trace:
java.lang.IllegalArgumentException: Malformed \uxxxx encoding.
at java.util.Properties.loadConvert(Unknown Source)
at java.util.Properties.load(Unknown Source)
at com.zerog.lax.LAX.<init>(DashoA8113)
at com.zerog.lax.LAX.main(DashoA8113)

After some googling around, I discovered that Launch Anywhere often screws around with PS1, so changing this for the current shell resolves the issue:

$ export PS1=">"

And after that everything works fine (apart from having to use Together 2007 in the first place).