Git from source, no sudo

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Need to update an old Git on RHEL 6.x without sudo, here are the instructions. Testing on CentOS VM.  Assume some old versions of the dependencies have already been installed on the target system.  Starting versions in VM environment:

Dependency Version
Automake 1.11.1
M4 1.4.13
Autoconf 2.63
curl 7.19.7
zlib assume not installed
openssl 1.0.1e-fips
libtool? – Might be required for expat build from source? assume not installed
expat assume not installed
libiconv really required?  Try without first
  • Without sudo, must build zlib from source (easy)
  • Same for expat
  • expat demands an updated version of Autoconf (because of “couldn’t open directory ‘m4′” error, or perhaps creating an empty “m4” subdir would’ve worked), which in turn recommends M4 v1.4.14 or later.
  • In building expat, get multiple “error: possibly undefined macro: AC_LIBTOOL_*” messages. From this guidance, need to install libtool

GCC from source, no sudo

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Need a significant upgrade on a GCC/GNAT toolset in an environment without sudo permissions. Starting from this guidance. Starting versions (here’s a useful way to check):

Tool Version
GCC 4.7.4
G++ 4.7.4
GNU Make 3.8.1
GNU Bison 2.4.1
Flex 2.5.35
GNU GMP 4.3.1-7 (via rpm -qa)
GNU MPFR 2.4.1-6 (via rpm -qa)
GNU MPC not present?

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CentOS 6.x VirtualBox build

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Windows 10 host, CentOS 6.9 guest, VirtualBox 5.1.30:

 

Alan Grayson: racist liar

Yuck it up, you pond scum excrement. You accuse racism (among other outrageous lies in this short email) with absolutely no evidence at all. So you are the racist, you pathetic loser. Shut your hate hole. (image and article via Weasel Zippers).

Rep. Alan Grayson

Bill Press, authority on “evil people”

Via Newsbusters,  Weasel Zippers:

I think it’s important to vote and to vote for President Obama because we’ve got to defeat the evil people who are trying to take over America’s political system. And I’m talking about the Koch brothers, I’m talking about Sheldon Adelson, I’m talking about Karl Rove and all the money that they have poured into this campaign in the most ugly, the worst possible, disgusting tactics, trying to suppress the vote, trying to lie to people — not trying, lying to people — trying to scare people, and just pouring bill-, millions and millions and millions of their own dollars to try to buy this election.

Bill Press, faux tolerance repeat offender

Bill Press is now a repeat offender on uncleham.

tattered boots, bootstraps intact

bootstraps intact

I’m not going to sugar coat it, last night’s results were very bad at the national level. But America has persevered through tough trials before: starvation at Jamestown, seemingly hopeless odds in the American Revolution, Brits burning the White House in the War of 1812, bitter division that stewed for decades leading up to and through the Civil War. We’ve put Jim Crow laws in our past, suffered terrible poverty and the Dust Bowl in the 1930s. We’ve defeated genocidal monsters all over the world. Through each of these seemingly insurmountable challenges, we’ve emerged stronger on the other side. Chin up, young Lady Liberty. Be patient with us – it’s going to take years. But we will not let you down.

exactly which lady part?

Yes, I’m well aware that the left classifies me as a card-carrying Samurai in the War on Women.

that’s me, fighting women

On the other hand, Barack Obama and the left really care about women. Don’t take my word for it, just watch this perverted ad for conclusive proof.

Surely Obama will be quite proud to show that crowning achievement “first time” ad to his grandchildren one day. We “Warriors on Women” have a polar opposite message for the ladies we love: vote for your individual liberties, vote with your God-given ability to reason.

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First impressions of Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)

For previous Ubuntu versions, I had used the Alternate CD .iso image installer in order to get disk encryption for my laptop. As Marius Nestor correctly points out, there’s no Alternate CD with 12.10 – this feature is now wrapped in the main installer. I discovered all this after my first install using the “Something else” option shown Marius’ post, which didn’t offer the disk encryption option (or perhaps I missed it).

Ubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)

There’s no GUI method of turning off “Guest Session” login, but it can be easily done in config.

The launcher is much improved and rearranging icons is finally a user-friendly experience.

I don’t like advertised content in the Dash. I’m betting the community will shout that idea down. But in the meantime, I think I saw a way to turn them off along with Twitter/Facebook/Gmail/etc. integrations.

Overall, my early-2008 vintage ZaReason 2GB BigLap had been ready for a fresh install. Now it’s running 12.10 just fine, thank you very much. It’s a worthy upgrade.

Federalist #4 – the necessity of good government

John Jay argued in Federalist #4 for a unified but wise America in the face of late 18th Century foreign threats. It’s a timely read after last night’s foreign policy Presidential debate:

Wisely, therefore, do they consider union and a good national government as necessary to put and keep them in such a situation as, instead of inviting war, will tend to repress and discourage it.

The warnings contained in the final paragraph of Federalist #4 are so applicable today that they warrant full citation here:

But whatever may be our situation, whether firmly united under one national government, or split into a number of confederacies, certain it is, that foreign nations will know and view it exactly as it is; and they will act toward us accordingly. If they see that our national government is efficient and well administered, our trade prudently regulated, our militia properly organized and disciplined, our resources and finances discreetly managed, our credit re-established, our people free, contented, and united, they will be much more disposed to cultivate our friendship than provoke our resentment. If, on the other hand, they find us either destitute of an effectual government (each State doing right or wrong, as to its rulers may seem convenient), or split into three or four independent and probably discordant republics or confederacies, one inclining to Britain, another to France, and a third to Spain, and perhaps played off against each other by the three, what a poor, pitiful figure will America make in their eyes! How liable would she become not only to their contempt but to their outrage, and how soon would dear-bought experience proclaim that when a people or family so divide, it never fails to be against themselves.

modern US resources and finances rashly squandered

2010 Republican Handshake with Alabama

Since some “Handshake” links from algop.org are now broken (as of October 23, 2012), see below for a full text capture of the 2010 Republican Handshake with Alabama from handshakewithalabama.com. Also, here’s a PDF copy of the Handshake downloaded from kurtwallace2010.com also on October 23, 2012.

2010 Republican Handshake with Alabama

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