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Quick note on upgrading Fedora Core 12

I notice other people as well as me are getting an error when doing a 'yum' based upgrade (with distro-sync) from Fedora 12 (to 13 or 14).
The error is along the lines of "/lib64/libdb-4.7.so from install of compat-db4 conflicts with file from package db4-4.7.25-13.fc12".

For me, the fix was to upgrade just rpm and yum, then the rest. I couldn't upgrade rpm and yum without removing kudzu, but apperently the kernel does Kudzu's job now anyway.

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Installing Flash CS5 will break your Flash debugging in FireFox and Flash/Flex Builder

Sometimes I am amazed that two parts of a single company can't work together.

Today was a classic example - I needed to install Adobe's Flash CS5 authoring tool, and already had a debug Flash player installed in FireFox. I also use Flash Builder for debugging Flex in the standalone player.

Installing CS5 broke both these things ! Why CS5 felt the need to mess, without asking or apparently thinking, I have no idea.

The fixes were fairly easy, but shouldn't have been needed.

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Recreating the Flex 3 LinkBar and LinkButton in Flex 4

Recently I needed a proper Flex 4 version of the venerable Flex 4 LinkBar (a horizontal line of links), but all I could find was a posting of the beginning of the implementation. I also needed it to behave as a toggle so any one link could be selected.

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My first few entries on the company blog

I'm writing a web page article now and again for work, and the first few are now up.

(links in the full article)

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Unedited Flash on the Beach 2010 notes

Mostly for my own reference.

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