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Shoes is a very informal graphics and windowing toolkit. It’s for making regular old apps that run on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. It’s a blend of my favorite things from the Web, some Ruby style, and a sprinkling of cross-platform widgets. Shoes uses Ruby as its interface language.

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Upgrading lighttpd is a piece of cake. There are two methods: a) Use yum or apt-get or FreeBSD ports / command to update binary lighttpd package b) Just download latest lighttpd tar ball from official web site and install the same. Let us see how to upgrade lighttpd using source code (tar ball). # 1 […]

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Recently I received a question via email:

How do I build Linux kernel module against installed or running Linux kernel? Do I need to install new kernel source tree from kernel.org?

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The FreeBSD ports collection offers a simple way for users and administrators to install applications. The ports made FreeBSD quite popular. Keeping ports up to date is an essential task. FreeBSD Install cvsup If you never upgraded freebsd ports collection then first step is required; otherwise skip this step and goto step # 2 # […]

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Installing software from a source code is common practice in UNIX and Linux world. Some time this is preferred method because it gives all power and flexibility you need to optimize your software such as MySQL, PHP, and Apache etc. However, uninstalling files installed from a source code tar ball is a big headache. Two […]

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This is new nifty and long term demanded feature in FreeBSD. A port called portaudit provides a system to check if installed ports are listed in a database of published security vulnerabilities. After installation it will update this security database automatically and include its reports in the output of the daily security run. If you […]

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This is one the essential and important task. Many time we upgrade our kernel and some precompiled drivers won’t work with Linux. Especially if you have weird hardware; then vendor may send you driver code aka C files to compile. Or even you can write your own Linux kernel driver. Compiling kernel driver is easy. […]

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