My absolute favorite kind of how-to post involves me downloading, reading and running a shell script that automates an otherwise tedious and non-obvious process. If it were straightforward, I wouldn’t be googling for it in the first place. The Gist tool on GitHub is perfect for how-to scripts, so here we go.
So, since I’ve already chugged the promises of the Drizzle
Kool-Aid, it is time I started using it in hopes I can soon contribute
code myself. Step one is getting the bugger to install. Step
two is writing a little program using the very Brian Aker-ified
libdrizzle C library. Today is a step one kind of
I’m on Ubuntu Intrepid myself but from the package lists, this
looks like it'll work almost out-of-the-box for all Ubuntu flavors.
The hands-on part will be the Bazaar PPA but a visit to
Launchpad will get
you the right
/etc/apt/sources.list lines and the appropriate
I started from a system that was already full of compilers and libraries
so, for completeness, I’ve included a modification to the
dependency list. The modifications get you newer Bazaar, newer
libevent and what I believe to be a more generally build-ready
manually so make sure to comment those sections if you already have a
version you like.