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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Capistrano deployment from an internal svn server

A few months ago, I had to move a project I was working on to a new production environment, and I had some trouble getting Capistrano to deploy our code. The problem was basically this: (more…)

posted by erik at 1:11 am  

Sunday, July 20, 2008

special bonus tip: unbreak wordpress

If you’ve just installed WordPress, say, for example, at http://echographia.com/blog, and then you started checking out the options, and you accidentally changed the WordPress address, say, for example, to http://echographia.com/, and now your CSS is all missing and if you try to change the settings you get redirected to a login script that doesn’t exist… and if you can get direct access to the SQL database… try something like this:

show tables;

Note the table whose name ends with options. I’m on a DreamHost one-click install of WordPress, so I don’t know what it’s called in a standard installation. Let’s just say it’s called options.

update options set option_value = 'http://www.echographia.com/blog' where option_name = 'siteurl';

posted by erik at 11:10 pm  

Sunday, July 20, 2008

error when updating datamapper gem

If you’re getting this error:

ERROR:  http://gems.datamapper.org does not appear to be a repository
ERROR:  While executing gem ... (Gem::RemoteFetcher::FetchError)
bad response Not Found 404 (http://gems.datamapper.org/yaml)

then do this:

gem sources --remove http://gems.datamapper.org
posted by erik at 10:58 pm  

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