February 6, 2011

Typesetting Korean with TeXLive

Today, I received a request for adding support for ko.teX to the FreeBSD TeXLive ports. I created 3 ports for this purpose: print/kotex-util, print/kotex-macros and kotex-fonts-all.

I did some basic testing locally, but I don't read Korean, thus I could not test beyond the (minimalistic) examples. I am therefore looking for FreeBSD TeXLive users who are able to write Korean to help testing this package. If you are one of them, please give it a try and report any success or failures on the issue page.

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November 1, 2010

TeXLive 2010 on FreeBSD

I definitively have a lack of time at the moment. Since this blog last entry is about Hey guys, I have just pushed TeXLive 2009 in the freebsd-texlive project, I guess I have to take the time to write this short post:

One month ago, I pushed TeXLive 2010 to the freebsd-texlive repository. Moreover, because portshaker is now in the FreeBSD ports tree, installing bleeding-edge TeXLive on FreeBSD has never been so easy!

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April 12, 2010

TeXLive 2009 on FreeBSD

I recently updated the freebsd-texlive project to make TeXLive 2009 (the latest verison) available as ports for FreeBSD.

I used a script for update TeXLive 2008 on a regular basis, but since these new ports feature pkg-plist files, I had to setup an update jail. So updates for FreeBSD TeXLive ports will be generated daily at 5:30 CET.

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April 9, 2010

gpg: OpenPGP card not available: IPC write error

If you reach this page searching the internet for this error and did not find anything usefull, it might be because the error you want to search is actually Unknown IPC command.

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February 27, 2010

ZFS: unsupported ZFS version 14 (should be 13)

After updating to the latest development version of GNOME thanks' to MarcusCom ports I wanted to log out and back in but X refused to restart because of the in-heavy-development Nouveau video driver. I run in this problem every once a while and a full reboot solve this problem. However, the system did not boot.

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February 16, 2010

The state of Mono 2.6 on FreeBSD

You wight have seen that mono 2.6 has been released for a while and is still not available in FreeBSD ports. Here are a few reasons.

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December 23, 2009

Unbreaking Mono on FreeBSD 6.4

A few days ago ports/140916: lang/mono ( installation fails was opened. The reported problem had already been reported a few time but with insufficient feedback so far and I was not able to diagnose the problem, not mentioning providing a fix. But this time, the reporter could spot that the problem was happening for him only with FreeBSD-6.4.

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November 27, 2009

OpenRD console access on FreeBSD.

This morning, I received the Open-RD I bought a few days ago and started playing with my new device. One of the first thing I wanted to access was (of course) the system console. While the default setup provides a SSH daemon and even GDM and a full desktop, my goal is to have FreeBSD on this device and move the services I run at home from my personal computer to this low-consumption computer (and I don't intend to switch to GNU/Linux).

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November 13, 2009

Introducing ZFS support in portshaker(8)

portshaker(8) is a tool designed for merging partial ports trees into the FreeBSD ports tree. In other words, it implements some kind of overlay for the FreeBSD ports.

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November 10, 2009

Banshee: Like Frankenstein! It rips!

A while ago (I mean when it landed in the FreeBSD ports tree), Banshee reacted when a music CD-ROM was in a CD-Drive: it crashed. Well, not so cool in fact, you had to double-check it was empty before launching the player...

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