Rails people have a cult for Apple and I have to say Iphone looks cool :-)
It will be cooler when Apple will remove the Iphone components which can harm Nature (and humans are part of Nature ...)
I support strongly Greenpeace for its campaigns and I have been voluteering now for 2 years in eco-union
a non-for-profit ecological association.
So if you work for a company or public administration involved in sustainabe development and you need a web site, you know who to call.
25 June 2008
16 June 2008
It's the end of a long day. The perfect timing to waste time on trivial issues ... I completly agree with John Nunemaker that http://railstips.org/2008/6/10/programmers-should-give-up-more-often
This one took 30 minutes instead of 2 minutes if my brain had been at 100% !
rake -T --trace
uninitialized constant ActionMailer
This was because my rake task requires a lib/newsletters_mailer.rb file which was had a
importing a file app/models/newsletter_mailer.rb (typical class NewsletterMailer < ActionMailer::Base)
Don't ask me why I had this 'require' in place!!! Rails automatically imports models with all its magic.
12 June 2008
In the subversion configuration file ~/.subversion/config , you can set some global-ignores to a set of whitespace-delimited globs which Subversion will ignore in its 'status' output, and while importing or adding files and directories.
global-ignores = ._* *.log *.html-gzip-* ruby_sess.* *.rej .DS_Store schema.rb
It happens that the Rails framework has a file called vendor/rails/activerecord/lib/active_record/schema.rb ...
OOOPS! This file was not committed which broke the script/console ...
Better removing 'schema.rb' from my global-ignores!
Also worth checking the /etc/subversion/config file
11 June 2008
mysql -u rootWelcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 21
Server version: 5.0.45-Debian_1ubuntu3.3 Debian etch distribution
Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the buffer.
Reading table information for completion of table and column names
You can turn off this feature to get a quicker startup with -A
SELECT * FROM mailing_jobs where status != 'done';
Empty set (0.00 sec)
mysql> show databases;
mysql> show tables;
# Use back quotes for tables whose names contain spaces (very bad idea if you ask me)
select count(*) from `gmail account`;
If you come accross:
/yourdomain2.0$ cap deploy
* executing `deploy'
* executing `deploy:update'
** transaction: start
* executing `deploy:update_code'
updating the cached checkout on all servers
* executing "if [ -d /home/yourdomain/public_html/beta.yourdomain.com/shared/cached-copy ]; then svn update -q -r65 /home/yourdomain/public_html/beta.yourdomain.com/shared/cached-copy; else svn checkout -q -r65 svn+ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org/home/yourdomain/svn/yourdomain2.0/trunk /home/yourdomain/public_html/beta.yourdomain.com/shared/cached-copy; fi"
[beta.yourdomain.com] executing command
** [err] Permission denied, please try again.
** [err] Received disconnect from 666.999.999.999: 2: Too many authentication failures for yourdomain
** [err] svn: Connection closed unexpectedly
*** [deploy:update_code] rolling back
* executing "rm -rf /home/yourdomain/public_html/beta.yourdomain.com/releases/20080610143536; true"
[beta.yourdomain.com] executing command
command "if [ -d /home/yourdomain/public_html/beta.yourdomain.com/shared/cached-copy ]; then svn update -q -r65 /home/yourdomain/public_html/beta.yourdomain.com/shared/cached-copy; else svn checkout -q -r65 svn+ssh://email@example.com/home/yourdomain/svn/yourdomain2.0/trunk /home/yourdomain/public_html/beta.yourdomain.com/shared/cached-copy; fi" failed on beta.yourdomain.com
The solution is quick and easy, add the following line to your capistrano deploy.rb:
default_run_options[:pty] = true
Thanks Mr capistrano Google group!
Here we go again!
Yesterday, I filled twice my linux partitions! The first time because I had mysql configure to use binlog and the second time because the Rails development log was filled with the details of the SQL query!!!
This time, the size of the data for the 50 000 emails filled the /var/lib/mysql/lecool_development/emails.MYD file which contains the data of the "emails" table.
I used the following command to find the big files:
sudo find / -xdev -size +104857600cAnd it found:
-rw-rw---- 1 mysql mysql 3942782004 2008-06-10 19:58 emails.MYD
I deleted with a SQL "DELETE FROM emails" the data and that was it ...
Hum hum, time to upgrade to a new hard drive with bigger partitions and configure mysql to store its data into the home partition ... or buy a mac??? Let's see in 2009 ;-)
10 June 2008
I was trying to optimize a script on Rails to send 50 000 emails (TODO Add link) and I came across a problem of space with my root partition:
The script crashed with an error message explaining that the hard drive was full.
Using commands like
du -s * | sort -nr | head
or the slower Ubuntu "Disk Usage Analyser", it turned out that the /var/log/mysq was full of huge logs!!!
-rw-rw---- 1 mysql adm 98 2007-04-10 10:57 mysql-bin.000558
-rw-rw---- 1 mysql adm 117 2008-06-01 15:01 mysql-bin.001456
-rw-rw---- 1 mysql adm 117 2008-06-01 21:45 mysql-bin.001457
-rw-rw---- 1 mysql adm 141 2008-06-02 09:45 mysql-bin.001458
-rw-rw---- 1 mysql adm 104940360 2008-06-10 16:24 mysql-bin.001468
-rw-rw---- 1 mysql adm 104940040 2008-06-10 16:25 mysql-bin.001469
-rw-rw---- 1 mysql adm 104941440 2008-06-10 16:25 mysql-bin.001470
As a quick fix, I just deleted manually these files with
sudo rm mysql-bin.00148*
A more permanent solution, found on the web, was to edit:
sudo gedit /etc/mysql/my.cnf
Comment all references to log_bin:
# log_bin = /var/log/mysql/mysql-bin.log
# WARNING: Using expire_logs_days without bin_log crashes the server! See README.Debian!
# expire_logs_days = 10
# max_binlog_size = 100M
#binlog_do_db = include_database_name
#binlog_ignore_db = include_database_name
sudo /etc/init.d/mysql restart
Obviously, I will have to refactor a bit the code of ar_mailer to take in account the fact that I am sending 50 000 identical newsletters to 50 000 people.
ar_mailer uses a "emails" table with a "mail" column which is the email content. In my case, the "mail" is duplicated 50000 times + it's a 340KB HTML email. No wonder it filed my sql logs!
I just found out about Evan Weaver top-secret-tuned-mysql-configurations-for-rails post, I really loved the PS ;-)
# PS. Do not under any circumstances enable binlog
Next time, I have to configure mysql, I know what I'll use ...