Monthly Archives: June 2008

Rails 2.1: send_file :x_sendfile => true


The “x_sendfile” argument on the send_file method in Rails 2.1 is not well thought off as it has an impact in development mode also. I guess most Rails coders won’t have Apache proxying their mongrels in dev mode and so they don’t get to see any images or files but the plain path information. I’ll […]

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Oracle XE environment variables on Linux


Just a quick reminder for myself: With the default installation of an Oracle Express (Oracle XE) comes two shell script with all the necessary environment variables to use sql*plus, exp, imp and the like on the command line: source /usr/lib/oracle/xe/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/server/bin/oracle_env.shsource /usr/lib/oracle/xe/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/server/bin/ respectively source /usr/lib/oracle/xe/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/server/bin/oracle_env.cshsource /usr/lib/oracle/xe/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/server/bin/oracle_env.csh

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PDF::Writer and Ruby on Rails 2.1

Some days ago, Ruby On Rails 2.1 saw the light of day and as usual, i eagerly updated my Daily Fratze project. I had some minor problems due to an old version of will_paginate and some major ones with my use of PDF::Writer. The PDF::Writer library still works very well but the the instructions here […]

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