Tips and Tricks

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Positive returncode in makefile

diff -w -y --suppress-common-lines --width=32  bf.tmp pn.tmp || :
                                                             ^^^^

Running Delphi programs under Linux

  • Install wine and xvfb for headless terminals.
  • For Intraweb applications, determine a free port, for example 8080.
  • Create and fill a MySQL database on the Linux server, and configure that database in the Delphi application.
  • Move the delphi.exe together with libmysql.dll (version 5.59 extracted from a MySQL-Windows-Distribution) to some directory under Linux.
  • xvfb-run wine delphi.exe, then Ctrl-Z and bg
  • Open the application in a browser with the URL http://www.punctum.com:8080/$/.

Perl CPAN

  • perl -MCPAN -e shell, autoconfig follows
  • amend environment:
PATH="/home/User/perl5/bin${PATH:+:${PATH}}"; export PATH;
  (add "/home/User/perl5/bin" to PATH)
PERL5LIB="/home/User/perl5/lib/perl5${PERL5LIB:+:${PERL5LIB}}"; export PERL5LIB;
PERL_LOCAL_LIB_ROOT="/home/User/perl5${PERL_LOCAL_LIB_ROOT:+:${PERL_LOCAL_LIB_ROOT}}"; export PERL_LOCAL_LIB_ROOT;
PERL_MB_OPT="--install_base \"/home/User/perl5\""; export PERL_MB_OPT;
PERL_MM_OPT="INSTALL_BASE=/home/User/perl5"; export PERL_MM_OPT;
  • install bigint