Fixing the upgrade procedure of WebCalendar 1.2 for PostgreSQL 7.4

When trying to upgrade WebCalendar to 1.2, I fell on a series of errors due to the fact that the upgrade script relies on a dependency to PostgreSQL 8.1, which allows much more ALTER TABLE syntaxes than PostgreSQL 7.4. Nevertheless,…

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Running PostgreSQL on Solaris 8

This article was first written in February 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/107) The default values for Shared Memory in Sun’s Solaris (starting from 2.6, at least) are set too low to run. Here is how to change it…

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A few things about CakePHP, PostgreSQL and Xapian

While on part-time holidays from Dokeos, I’m looking into some of the stuff I will need to be aware of when working on Dokeos for the next year. I think you can call that technology watch. Anyway, I’m looking into…

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HOWTO Fully Install PostgreSQL on Debian

This article was first written in March 2005 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/218). This is a short tutorial on how to fully install PostgreSQL (with ready-to-use user accounts and test table) on a simple Debian installation. When not specified…

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PostgreSQL Autodoc

This article was first written in June 2004 for the BeezNest technical website (http://glasnost.beeznest.org/articles/134). PostgreSQL Autodoc is a powerful and useful tool to document a PostgreSQL database. It is written in Perl and generates several outputs. Using it is as…

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