Category Archive: Linux

Nov 17 2017

Python’s M2Crypto fails to compile

When updating my music server, I ran into a compilation error on Python’s M2Crypto. The error message was a little bit strange and not directly related to the package itself: fatal error: openssl/ecdsa.h: No such file or directory Obviously, that error is generated from OpenSSL and not directly within M2Crypto. Remembering that there are some …

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Sep 27 2017

Ugly fonts in Mozilla Firefox and Thunderbird under Linux (skia and cairo)

Recently, after updating to Mozilla Firefox to version 52 or later (55.0.2, in my case), and Mozilla Thunderbird to version 52 or later (52.3.0, in my case), I found that fonts were rendering horribly under Linux. It looked essentially like there was no anti-aliasing or hinting at all. Come to find out, this was due …

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Jul 27 2017

MySQL / MariaDB 10.2 – Can’t find messagefile ‘/usr/share/mysql/errmsg.sys’

Last evening, I ran some updates on one of my servers. One of the updates was from MariaDB 10.1 to 10.2 (some minor release as well). After compiling, I went to restart, but it failed with: # /etc/init.d/mysql start * Checking mysqld configuration for mysql … [ERROR] Can’t find messagefile ‘/usr/share/mysql/errmsg.sys’ [ERROR] Aborting * mysql …

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