Articles tagged with "FreeBSD"
This article documents how I set up Python and the syslog daemon so that Python programs can log to syslogd.
When you are exploring a problem, in general first write a command-line program whenever possible.
It will take less effort to write then a full-blown GUI.
Recently I wrote a program to remove the protection from ms-excel files.
The original version was written as a command-line program. Later I re-used the relevant code for a GUI program for use on ms-windows. This was mainly for the benefit of some colleagues who are not comfortable with using the command-line.
In this article I want to contrast the two programs.
The question now is if we can reduce that? For that we’re going to use mmap to look at the mailbox, and call sysctlbyname(3) using ctypes to get the remaining system information. Note that
sysctlet al and the names used are specific to FreeBSD.
When updating my ports, I prefer to use packages when I have not changed the options of a port. This describes how I do that.
Sometimes I have to build ports with local modifications. This can be for testing purposes, before submitting a PR or for improvements that only I consider important.
As of TeXLive 2015 there is no TeXLive binary for FreeBSD included anymore. So I’m building my own, using …