[sf-lug] jim unsatisfied with apt-get and adobe flash and other things
asheesh at asheesh.org
Tue Nov 25 08:07:13 PST 2008
On Mon, 24 Nov 2008, jim wrote:
> On Mon, 2008-11-24 at 19:07 -0800, Rick Moen wrote:
>> Quoting jim (jim at well.com):
>>> * i'm in this because i'm trying to help an impoverished
>>> musician avoid spending $100 or more per hour for someone
>>> to edit a simple HTML file. to verify my work, i have to
>>> access her web site, which looks like it was done on
>>> windows with windows for windows. haven't dragged out a
>>> mac to see if that box sees things correctly.
>> The Unixey-Neanderthal way of doing it, which I pretty much always use:
>> 1. Open a shell and a Web browser. Open the page of interest in the
>> Web browser.
>> 2. In the shell, ssh to the Web host. cd to the directory of interest,
>> and open the html | PHP | whatever file in vi (or $EDITOR_OF_CHOICE).
>> 3. Look for the problem. Come up with what you think is probably the
>> fix. Edit. Save. Reload page in Web browser. See if it worked.
>> 4. If it didn't work, undo the change (nice that vim has infinite
>> undo!), save, try again. Iterate until done.
>> Note that this method is (actually) totally OS-independent.
> i use the neanderthal way in all things if i
> can. unfortunately, the hosting facility doesn't
> allow shell access, ftp only (i use CLI ftp,
> works fine).
Anyway, if you prefer, you can use http://curlftpfs.sourceforge.net/ to
mount the FTP system as a network filesystem. Check out this
"screenshot" from its website:
$ mkdir sunet
$ curlftpfs ftp://ftp.sunet.se/ sunet/
$ cd sunet/
$ ls -l
Dr-xr-xr-x 3 root root 96 Feb 23 2004 bin
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 72 Mar 2 2004 dev
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 48 Feb 23 2004 etc
dr-xr-xr-x 2 root root 120 Feb 23 2004 lib
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 622187310 Mar 11 06:13 ls-lR
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 76389037 Mar 11 06:15 ls-lR.gz
drwxrwxr-x 37 root root 1272 Feb 27 14:17 pub
dr-xr-xr-x 3 root root 72 Feb 23 2004 usr
$ cd ..
$ fusermount -u sunet/
Now you can "cd" around the remote FTP filesystem.
> also unfortunate that the web site is ornate,
> done by someone else. i can't see the change
> without having flash or some equivalent working.
> i can do the work on my machine, bypassing
> the flash intro stuff, in the neanderthal way.
> but i gotta verify it once it's uploaded, hence
> must have flashish capability (and gnash failed
> to work with this site).
If Flash 9 is adequate for you, the flashplugin-nonfree package straight
from Ubuntu should do you well.
Chicken Little only has to be right once.
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