Monthly Archives: July 2012

Gentoo: Ebuild basics by the architect

The article is titled “Bash by example, Part 3“, the third part of a nice tutorial of bash basics. But more important, it nicely describes the internals of the Gentoo “ebuild” command, written by Daniel Robbins (Gentoo creator and former Chief Gentoo Architekt).

Gentoo: Apache 2.4.2 – Analysis of possible solution to config changes

My head is dizzy from thinking about this, can’t even explain it so someone smart to get help. Time to write things down … Introduction Apache 2.4 needs some new modules. Some are really critical, some are just used for good reason in Gentoo’s default apache config – which won’t work without them. For details […]

Gentoo: Bugs to look at

Apache 2.4 make 2.4 work, then we can exterminate the rest (bonsaikitten) Bug 410509 – www-apache/mod_wsgi does not build against www-servers/apache2-2.4.1-r2: The posters are right and the provided ebuild seems to work. Suggest snapshot ebuild (9999.ebuild) Bug 410607 – www-servers/apache 2.4.1-r2 will not start with default conf: Also check Gentoo Forum: apache-2.4 complains about “User” […]

Lex: When the real fun begins …

I was happily debugging the test phase of building LLVM in Gentoo hardened SElinux. Makefile, Perl, Phyton, Bash … I can mostly read through code with occasional help by google. But Lex (*.ll) files looked like Greek to me, here’s the simplest example I could find: test/ExecutionEngine/hello.ll ; RUN: lli %s > /dev/null @.LC0 = […]