DevConMru 2016, day 2 – Linux Installfest

It was Saturday morning and I found myself rushing to be at Flying Dodo just in time. Oh, to be precise «not in time» but like 15 mins later than I expected to be, that is 09h45. The night before I got busy preparing the box of openSUSE goodies, sorted the stickers, pamphlets, DVDs and cheat sheets.…

Developers Conference 2016 – Day 1

The Developers Conference 2016 kicked off today with a keynote address by Jochen Kirstätter. I reached Voilà Hotel just a few minutes late, didn’t miss much of the opening ceremony. Jochen was still talking about the Mauritius Software Craftsmanship Community. He made the usual distinction of why «software craftsman» as he went on explaining that one needs to keep on practicing one’s skills, refining them just as a carpenter would do with woodwork.…

WebCup Mauritius 2016

The Ministry of Technology, Communication and Innovation along with its partners MITIA, OTAM, CCIFM, EDS, BPML, Orange and sponsors Checkout.com, ICT.io, Esokia Web Agency, Prodigious Brand Logistics, Creatair, Leal Communications & Informatics Ltd, LSL Digital and Expat.com, organized this year’s WebCup competition.…

ThinkPad and the love story

In 1992 IBM introduced a tablet computer called the ThinkPad. IBM president, Thomas J. Watson in the early 1910’s would often use the word «think» in order to inspire and motivate employees. Then in 1992, IBM employee Denny Wainwright suggested the name «ThinkPad» for this new tablet computer.…

Samba ‘libauthkrb5’ library breaks several apps

This morning I could not launch SMPlayer as it would complain about a ‘relocation error’.

smplayer: relocation error: /usr/lib64/samba/libauthkrb5-samba4.so: symbol tevent_req_is_unix_error, version TEVENT_UTIL_0.0.1 not defined in file libtevent-util.so.0 with link time reference

It’s been quite a few days I did not use SMPlayer and somehow a recent update of Tumbleweed could have updated that Samba library.…

Setting up a quiet auto-update for openSUSE

I was having a discussion about openSUSE with a colleague when he questioned me on software updates that just run silently in the background. I replied that yes, it’s possible, in fact on the command line one may use the --non-interactive flag with zypper.…