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CVS, cvsnt, and Norton Antivirus

Here's a friendly way to start your day:
$ cvs update
....
cvs [update aborted]: cannot rename file CVS/Entries.Backup to CVS/Entries: Permission denied
This error occurs at random part way through the update, on a different directory each time. There are no files named Entries.Backup in the directory I'm trying to update.
Or how about this one?
cvs update: cannot remove xml directory: Directory not emptyGuess what fixed the problem? Disabling Norton AntiVirus 2009 on my CVS server. No, not the client (my development PC), where I'm running the 'cvs update' command and don't even have anti-virus installed. The Windows XP box that's running CVS NT server.

I was clued in when I was able to replicate the problem using cygwin cvs or cvsnt cvs, and inside WinCVS too. So it's not the fact that I just re-installed Windows on the client. It seems that this clean, speedy box is now too fast for the server to keep up with, but only if Norton is doing SOMETHING STUPID on …

OpenEmbedded Angstrom for Advantech PCM-9375 Part 2

Last time, I made a successful setup for the Angstrom distribution of OpenEmbedded. I replicated it on a second PC, and checked my initial steps.

And it failed to complete! Darn. It took a long time to compile, like several hours, then failed here:
NOTE: package linux-geodelx-2.6.11: started
NOTE: package linux-geodelx-2.6.11-r0: task do_compile: started
ERROR: function do_compile failed
ERROR: see log in /home/helser/deltasphere/oe/angstrom-stable//work/geodelx-angstrom-linux/linux-geodelx-2.6.11-r0/temp/log.do_compile.25513
NOTE: Task failed: /home/helser/deltasphere/oe/angstrom-stable//work/geodelx-angstrom-linux/linux-geodelx-2.6.11-r0/temp/log.do_compile.25513
NOTE: package linux-geodelx-2.6.11-r0: task do_compile: failed
ERROR: TaskFailed event exception, aborting
NOTE: package linux-geodelx-2.6.11: failed
ERROR: Build of /home/helser/deltasphere/oe/org.openembedded.stable/packages/linux/linux-geodelx_2.6.11.bb do_compile failed
ERROR: Task 157 (/home/helser/deltasphere/oe/org.openembedded…

More coffee, India Elk Hill Estate

We got an 'air pot' of coffee from Driade for a party this week, and everyone loved the India Elk Hill Estate batch that we got. We've been using a batch of Sumatra beans at home, and my wife and I both liked it initially, but later press-pots have been rejected by her. I think they're ok, but a bit smokey and bitter. IDK what changed.

OpenEmbedded Angstrom for Advantech PCM-9375

I'm attempting to install a modern embedded linux OS on a 3.5" single-board computer (SBC), made by Advantech, the PCM-9375. It uses an AMD Geode processor, and has lots of connectors, but the main one we need is the PC/104 connector, because we have a PC/104 board for a laser rangefinder we use.

After some investigation, I found that Cliff Blake at BEC systems has successfully used OpenEmbedded and the Anstrom distribution on this SBC. I'm going to attempt the same thing myself, then go beg for help. :)

First, I upgraded my box to Ubuntu Hardy Heron, 8.04

Next, follow the Anstrom build page: Get bitbake and OpenEmbedded
I look at the GettingStarted wiki page, and it points to OE and your Distro, which says make sure Dash is not /bin/sh. It was on my system, so I did:
"sudo dpkg-reconfigure dash" and select No when it asks you to install dash as /bin/sh.
as instructed.

Next install a bunch of stuff. I checked these off in System .. Administration .. Synaptic Package Ma…

Sentences to ponder

BLDGBLOG is occasionally amazing:
"Barack Obama campaigned today in the early 1960s by visiting a small pancake house near Springdale..."Here's another:
"President Bush stopped off today with a group of people who read Harry Potter novels – the eleventh-largest demographic group in the United States – to discuss the ongoing financial crisis..."