Ubuntu Hardy Heron: A great synch with whats in demand

I upgraded the dist to Hardy Heron, the Ubuntu 8.04. And my experience with it so far has been very satisfactory.
Its much more stable now. I found various stuff already bundled which previously I had to explicitly install. For me the good things bundled…
Firefox 3
Hardy provides Firefox 3(beta) by default, comparatively its a super fast […]

Ruby interface for OpenSSL

If you have installed ruby using apt-get or if you have not mentioned the configuration option for openssl while installing from source, you can expect openssl will not work with ruby.
Here is the solution for the same…
Step 1
Install gcc and make(if you don’t have already on your box)

sudo apt-get install gcc make

Step 2
Install […]

Setup locales in Ubuntu

In a fresh Ubuntu, not having the locales setup, it shows warning every time while installing any software/library and while stopping/restarting too.
The simple way to setup the locales you need is…
e.g. “en_IN UTF-8″
Step 1
Edit or Create the file /var/lib/locales/supported.d/local and add the required local in the file as…

en_IN UTF-8

you can add more locales […]

How to install RMagick Gem on Linux/Ubuntu

While installing RMagick on Linux, if you are getting errors like this
“GraphicsMagick-config… no configure: error: Can’t install RMagick. Can’t find Magick-config or GraphicsMagick-config program. …”,
below is the solution for this error.
RMagick requires ImageMagick and which further requires loads of dependencies already available to get installed and work properly. I was figuring out of those all, […]