Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The migration has begun

I have finally started migrate my VHS tapes to hard drive. Last summer, I reconnected my Audio/Video-equipment so it became possible to record videos from the VHS-player on my KISS EPG. Now when I had a few days of between X-mas and New Year it was time to start the migration. I can say this will take some time. My flow is:

  1. Play a VHS-tape on the VCR and record it on the KISS.
  2. Transfer the video file from the KISS-player to the Ubuntu file-server.
  3. Cut the video with Avidemux to remove garbage and some times split in episodes etc.
  4. Put the file in the right place in the directory structure.
Well, it will take some time to migrate all VHS-tapes. Fortunately, it does not require any manual work most of the time.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Subversion and SSL

Have you tried to access an subversion-server using SSL in Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid)? I guess you get complains about certificate even if they are correct. It looks like this:

svn list
Error validating server certificate for '':
- The certificate is not issued by a trusted authority. Use the
fingerprint to validate the certificate manually!
Certificate information:
- Hostname:
- Valid: from Wed, 25 Jun 2008 13:30:25 GMT until Thu, 25 Jun 2009 13:30:25 GMT
- Issuer: Linux alert, Linkoping, SE
- Fingerprint: e4:8f:b9:1b:f3:6c:f4:83:2a:1f:c6:9c:6d:cf:6a:4b:99:9e:22:1d
(R)eject, accept (t)emporarily or accept (p)ermanently?

I have my certificate installed. The solution was to install subversion and libsvn1 from backports in 8.04 (Hardy) .

$ sudo dpkg -i subversion_1.5.1dfsg1-1ubuntu2~hardy2_amd64.deb libsvn1_1.5.1dfsg1-1ubuntu2~hardy2_amd64.deb
(Reading database ... 226839 files and directories currently installed.)
Preparing to replace subversion 1.5.1dfsg1-1ubuntu2~hardy2 (using subversion_1.5.1dfsg1-1ubuntu2~hardy2_amd64.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement subversion ...
dpkg - warning: downgrading libsvn1 from 1.5.1dfsg1-1ubuntu2 to 1.5.1dfsg1-1ubuntu2~hardy2.
Preparing to replace libsvn1 1.5.1dfsg1-1ubuntu2 (using libsvn1_1.5.1dfsg1-1ubuntu2~hardy2_amd64.deb) ...
Unpacking replacement libsvn1 ...
Setting up libsvn1 (1.5.1dfsg1-1ubuntu2~hardy2) ...

Setting up subversion (1.5.1dfsg1-1ubuntu2~hardy2) ...
Processing triggers for man-db ...
Processing triggers for libc6 ...
ldconfig deferred processing now taking place
After this it looks better.

$ svn list
Authentication realm: LinuxAlert
Password for 'magru':
The version of subversion is the same but it is linked using other libraries.