Random Rants

Edge Eft breaks ldap

At work, we decided to test upgrading to Ubuntu’s Edgy Eft on a spare machine. CRUNCH… that didn’t go so well. The bug is here:

https://launchpad.net/distros/ubuntu/+source/libnss-ldap/+bug/51315

Also, it’s no longer possible to boot with init=/bin/bash, you have to use init=/bin/dash. Single user mode brings up so much stuff that it’s not really viable as a rescue mode, IMO.

require_gem ?

What is the deal with having a separate command to require gem-installed packages in Ruby. Perhaps there is a logical reason for it, but it’s ugly looking to me.

Rubyforge is down…again

Ruby’s popular these days, isn’t there someone who could invest a bit of money in setting up a system that stays up?

Harumph!

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