Archive | April 17, 2003

Home A/V center plans

ExtremeTech features an article entitled “Build-It: Save Money with a Linux Media Jukebox” by Dave Salvator that described a home audio-video central server. The 80 Gb hard drive is probably too small for someone with lots of audio and video to store, but the concept is great. Whil Hentzen suggested in an editorial last year that he wanted one of these machines in his basement to store all his A/V, and then the ability to call up the album of DVD of his choice in whatever room of the house he happened to be in.

Newbie thrashing

Rats. During the first operation of my newly-installed intranet Twiki, I got the following message:

During save of file TWiki.TWikiPreferences an error was found by the version control system. Please notify your TWiki administrator.

/usr/bin/ci -q -l -m'none' -t-none -w'guest' /var/www/twiki/data/TWiki/TWikiPreferences.txt 2>&1
ci: /var/www/twiki/data/TWiki/TWikiPreferences.txt,v: Permission denied

Go back in your browser and save your changes locally. 

Attempts to resolve the problem with perl, chmod and chown only compounded the problem until the Twiki wouldn’t even recognize its own configuration. Time to walk away and try it again another time. Sheesh.

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