I was fighting with php + Apache build/compilation with Oracle… Sometimes it finish well, sometime too, but sometimes former php’s pages didn’t connect with Oracle.

Just a look over documentation and everithing it’s clear:

  • php build/compiling with Oracle’s versions prior 7.3 must be done with --with-oracle=$PATH_TO_ORACLE_HOME
  • php build/compiling with Oracle’s versions after 7.3 must be done with --with-oci8=$PATH_TO_ORACLE_HOME

I hope this note would help some body else…

Free software had have a lot of movement recently:

  • RedHat leaves end user distribution, and Fedora comes to this place, supported by RedHat too, but not a RedHat product.
  • Novell buy Ximian in August and now buy Suse

A lot of activity last days… inside company and too at home.

A OpenSSL bug was discover and it seem’s that there’re people tha it’s trying to exploit it. And at home I was reading a lot of mail from HispaLinux. Our Spanish LUG is in crisis. Bad thing anyway.

Quite week end comes, peace and quite with family. This Friday I gonna be doing home support to the uncle Pablo, yeah! man you’re famous, you appear in my blog 😎

Soon I writte something at Bofhers, about using ftp…

On Wed I was at Yolanda school installing LiVux and teachers look satisfied. Installation was smoothly, they want something like KDE but with 32MB RAM… difficult, truly difficult… maybe installing an IceWM with a nice theme for IceWM -like this-… let’s think about it.

Few days off-line, I’ve discovered -again- that build up something it’s far more difficult than to critize. Why this obvius reflection?

I’m trying to help a school with Linux, I really believe it’s a good choice, ’cause what a school got to do it’s too teach skills, not products. I mean, our son Miquel, needs to know how to aproach a problem and then give a solution, for instance, how to writte and format a text using a text processator, and how important is to keep an coherent structure… all that abilities does not belong to a commercial product.

I’m not a teacher, but I’m sure that most of times teachers focuse themselves on teaching commercial products, -that become obsoletes in a few years- than to teach skills. And for me skill means give a pupil mental tools to solve problems, even if they appear for the very first time.

I know they do something like this with maths, for instance, why not with computting?

Well, the main thing it’s that I’ve start a very simple web page giving up a few lines about how to deploy Linux at school, and, again, when we’re at breakfast, we all are able to give answers to everything, but when you’ve to writte it down and choose, and explain why or why not, things are not so easy…

“Moderation, in all thing”

   Terencius, latin writer.