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Archive for October 27th, 2016

Wow – people still working on Delphi 6 and 7 based code! Got new votes for answer to get rid of empty DDP files

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/10/27

Only Delphi 6 and 7 used DDP files (still a nice concept: diagrams to help understanding your DFM files)

A long time ago, I wrote a stackoverflow answer and later a blog post on how to find and get rid of empty DDP files as both Delphi versions had the habit of creating them:

The blog post was when I helped moving an ancient Delphi project to a more modern Delphi version (due to some personal stuff going on I never finished it) and I never used such old Delphi stuff again.

This week that answer got quite a bunch of upvotes on the stakcoverflow answer which means people are still using Delphi 6 and 7 based code. Who’d ever thought that 15 year old versions would still be used today?


Posted in Delphi, Delphi 6, Delphi 7, Development, Software Development | 9 Comments »

On OpenSuSE, when adding Apache vhosts with their own log files don’t forget to update your logrotate configuration

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/10/27

Sometimes you forget one crucial step…

When adding Apache vhosts on OpenSuSE and each vhost has it’s own set of log-files, then they will not be logrotated by default.

So you have to edit the configuration.

I’ve done it by copying the default apache2 logrotate configuration file for each vhost like this:

/etc/logrotate.d # cp apache2 apache2.vhost.##hostname##

Here ##hostname## is the name of the vhost.

Then I edited each file and replaced the generic log file names with the specific ones for each vhost.

There are only a few vhosts on my system so the manual job wasn’t so bad, but with a great number of vhosts you’d probably want to make this a template process beyond this:

function logrotate-add-apache2-vhost-file()
  # $1 is the vhost name
  cat /etc/logrotate.d/apache2 | sed -r "s#/var/log/apache2/#/var/log/apache2/$1-#g" > /etc/logrotate.d/apache2.vhost.$1 
  git add /etc/logrotate.d/apache2.vhost.$1

This will then show in less what logrotate (which will output both to stderr and stdout, hence the 2>&1 redirect) would do on the next invocation:

logrotate -d /etc/logrotate.conf 2>&1 | less

And this is a very nice logrotate alias as well:

alias logrotate-show-status='echo "# systemctl list-timers --all" && systemctl list-timers --all && echo "# systemctl status logrotate.timer --full" && systemctl status logrotate.timer --full && echo "# journalctl -u logrotate" && journal


Posted in *nix, *nix-tools, Apache2, Development, Linux, logrotate, openSuSE, Power User, Scripting, Software Development, SuSE Linux, Tumbleweed | 1 Comment »

Only the KB2267602 updates (all others are fine) failing on Windows 8.1 with error 8007051A?

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/10/27

On a Windows 8.1 system, I’m having trouble installing KB2267602 [Definition Update for Windows Defender – KB2267602 (Definition 1.231.456.0)] as it throws error 8007051A each time even after reboots, shutdowns, re-tries and using different ISPs. didn’t get me any further.

On other Windows 8.1 systems this went fine (this one has Visual Studio 2015 installed) as were the Windows 7 installs of KB2310138 [Definition Update for Microsoft Security Essentials – KB2310138 (Definition 1.231.456.0)].

I’ve not tried manual downloads from [WayBack] yet: anyone tried that before?

–jeroen _ _ _

Posted in LifeHacker, Power User, Windows, Windows 8.1 | Leave a Comment »

permissions – recursively change owner windows 7 – Super User

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/10/27

Slightly updated the answer the /D Y part will recursively accept taking ownership when directory listing is denied in the permissions:

To fix really broken permissions, the best is to run these two commands one after the other:

takeown /F /D Y "C:\path\to\folder" /R
icacls "C:\path\to\folder" /reset /T

The first one will give you ownership of all the files, however that might not be enough, for example if all the files have the read/write/exec permissions set to “deny”. You own the files but still cannot do anything with them.

In that case, run the second command, which will fix the broken permissions.

via: permissions – recursively change owner windows 7 – Super User


Posted in Batch-Files, Development, Power User, Scripting, Software Development, Windows, Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 9, Windows Development, Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP | Leave a Comment »

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