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Ubuntu – How to fix update errors for a server behind of a proxy

If you’re behind of a proxy server and the IP address has changed (or proxy it’s a new node in your network topology) then probably when you’re trying to update your binaries then you’ll get a list of errors.
W: Failed to fetch Unable to connect to
W: Failed to fetch Unable to connect to
This happens because you’re unable to connect to Ubuntu mirrors. In order to fix this issue you have to edit apt.conf file settings.
root@my-server:~# vi /etc/apt/apt.conf
Acquire::http::Proxy “”;

Adventures with _chkstk

Called by the compiler when you have more than one page of local variables in your function.
_chkstk Routine is a helper routine for the C compiler. For x86 compilers, _chkstk Routine is called when the local variables exceed 4K bytes; for x64 compilers it is 8K.

That’s all that you get from _chkstk()’s msdn web page. Nothing more…

Hungry boy – Google Chrome 5

My currently default bowser is Google Chrome. I use it more then 90% browsing time. I like it because is launching so fast, is a secure broswer, respects major W3C standards and has an interesting application architecture. Each tab is an independent process and if appears some troubles in one tab, you can stop that process only, without loosing other Chrome’s tabs data.

Unfortunately, two weeks ago, watching few slides presentations over I was shocked by a Windows message on my laptop: “Your computer is low on memory. Save your files and close these programs: Google Chrome.


Progress database operations

Preliminary remarks

Application path (Sun Solaris Unix OS): /myApp/myapp111a/
Database location: /myApp/db/test_db

Usually, our workstations have Windows OS and we need to connect to Solaris Unix OS on SSH. That’s why we are using Putty application.
User: root
Password: xxxxxxxxxx