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Archive for September 14th, 2016

Mac OS X – installing pdf-tools using homebrew to circumvent “For the best experience, open this PDF portfolio in Acrobat 9 or Adobe Reader 9, or later.”

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/09/14

Adobe marketing scam

Adobe marketing scam

I don’t want Acrobat/Adobe Reader on my Mac. Period.

But Preview will show some PDF files as “For the best experience, open this PDF portfolio in Acrobat 9 or Adobe Reader 9, or later.” or “For the best experience, open this PDF portfolio in Acrobat X or Adobe Reader X, or later.

This is some Adobe marketing scam where they generate a PDF file actually as a portfolio of PDF files having the first PDF being “marketing” message.

So I needed the pdf-tools on my Mac for which many sites suggest to use brew install pdf-tools. That worked not so well:

$ brew install pdf-tools
Error: No available formula with the name "pdf-tools" 
==> Searching for similarly named formulae...
This similarly named formula was found:
mupdf-tools
To install it, run:
  brew install mupdf-tools
==> Searching taps...
This formula was found in a tap:
homebrew/emacs/pdf-tools
To install it, run:
  brew install homebrew/emacs/pdf-tools

Searching for “Error: No available formula with the name” “pdf-tools” didn’t return useful results but looking for brew “pdf-tools” gone revealed pdf-tools: move to homebrew/emacs · wingyplus/homebrew@6e73af9 indicating the command should indeed be brew install homebrew/emacs/pdf-tools however that also ended up failing, in fact with multiple errors:

==> make server/epdfinfo
Error: No available formula with the name "homebrew/dupes/tcl-tk" 
Please tap it and then try again: brew tap homebrew/dupes
==> Searching for similarly named formulae...
Error: No similarly named formulae found.
==> Searching taps...
Error: No formulae found in taps.

After doing abrew tap homebrew/dupes it finally worked.

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Posted in Apple, Development, DVCS - Distributed Version Control, git, GitHub, Home brew, Power User, Source Code Management | Leave a Comment »

Gmane Alive! – Random Thoughts

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/09/14

Just found out that about a week ago this happened: Gmane Alive! – Random Thoughts [WayBack]

Wonderful! Thanks Lars for taking care of it so long, and thanks to the new team from Yomura Corporation for bringing it back alive!

I don’t use Gmane often, but when I do

So after six weeks of cold turkey for many (The End of Gmane? – via: Random Thoughts) it’s back (:

If you don’t know what it is: Gmane – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia [WayBack]

–jeroen

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ESXi: when esxtop shows garbage.

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/09/14

The ESXi console top to show processes is not available *, the alternative is esxtop. But that can show garbage because the ESXi console has a very limited support of terminals **.

For instance, when connecting from a Mac OS X terminal through ssh, this is my terminal:

# echo $TERM
xterm-256color

The solution:

TERM=xterm esxtop

–jeroen

via: VMware KB: Output of esxtop defaults to non-interactive CSV with unknown TermInfo.

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Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, bash, bash, Development, ESXi5, ESXi5.1, ESXi5.5, ESXi6, Power User, Scripting, Virtualization, VMware, VMware ESXi | Leave a Comment »

 
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