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    Is the force with you?

    12th August 2007

    Today, after starting ./configure to make one of the programs, I noticed this in the logs:
    is the Force with you? configure will tell!

    I don’t know what is that intended to mean, but this is definitely funny: configure script, able to detect if the Force is with Skywalker…

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    Non-Programmer’s Tutorial for Python

    12th August 2007

    Non-Programmer’s Tutorial for Python

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    Python: iterate (and read) all files in a directory (folder)

    12th August 2007

    To iterate through all the files within the specified directory (folder), with ability to use wildcards (*, ?, and [ ]-style ranges), use the following code snippet:
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    Posted in Programming, Python | 39 Comments »

    Back to blog

    12th August 2007

    I’ve been away from Internet for quite a long while… but now I’m back, and writing again!

    As I’m moving to Linux as my primary OS, my readers should expect more Linux-related posts in the nearest future. However, this does not mean any changes in the overall blog ideology and priorities – they will be kept as they are now.

    I’m currently completing a DNA sequence-analysis server, which will be announced later; I might post additional details on making an automated pipeline-like analysis web-servers for bioinformatics and/or data analysis; but the decision “to post or not to post” will be made based on “popular demand” (if any…).

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    Installing KRename on Slackware: libGL.la is not a valid libtool archive

    12th August 2007

    When ‘make’ing krename (after ./configure, of course), it failed with an error message like:

    libtool: link: `/usr/libGL.la’ is not a valid libtool archive

    After reading this topic (in Russian), I found that libGL.la is a configuration file for libGL.so.
    This configuration file is created when installing ATI or nVidia video drivers – they replace the bundled libGL.so and create libGL.la.

    The solution to the “absent libGL.la” file is, thus, either to install ATI/nVidia drivers (if you have ATI/nVidia video card), or to manually create “fake” libGL.la.
    Here is the sample of “fake” libGL.la (to copy-paste, click the “Plain text” header) :
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    Posted in *nix, Software | 1 Comment »