On occasion (actually today was the first time) there is need to downgrade a package in Arch Linux. Yesterday I did a `pacman -Syu`, which upgraded gcc from 4.4.3 to 4.5.0. Today, I learned that 4.5.0 is unable to compile Moab. You'd think that a new release of your trusty compiler would work at least as good as the last one, but that's a topic (spelled R-A-N-T) for another day. When this catastrophe strikes, you can do the following to recover.
- Feel free to leave constructive criticism, or point out a better way to do something.
- Personal attacks or flames, on me or anyone else, will be deleted.
- Past history has shown that 99% of comments I can't read (i.e. those in other languages) to be spam. Therefore, any comment I can't read will be removed.
- I'm pretty mellow concerning profanity, but excessive (as determined subjectively by me), bad language will be removed.
Friday, April 30, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
A recent system upgrade broke my terminal colors. I don't know what exactly it was, or how it happened, but I opened a new terminal window, did a `ls`, and all my directories were bold and blue again. I personally find this difficult to read as I use a very dark blue background in my terminals (something on the order of #111133).
Run the following command to create a default dir_colors file (the file that generates the colors for the ls command):
`dircolors -p > ~/.dir_colors`Then, add the following to your .bashrc file:
# set the TERM variable to a color-enabled type (xterm-color)
# source my own .dir_colors file
if [ -f $HOME/.dir_colors ]
eval `dircolors -b $HOME/.dir_colors
- DIR 01;34
+ DIR 00;36 # directories are cyan and non-bold