phantomjs 1.5 on fedora – https problem (ssl and crypto issues)

I was facing this problem on a 64 bit fedora 17 environment, but the solution should work for fedora 16 as well.

A tried to run phantomjs 1.5 on my system and it could not load HTTPS pages, only HTTP. A symptom for this is that require('system').isSSLSupported is undefined.This is the script I’m running.

var page = require('webpage').create();
var url = 'https://github.com/';

page.open(url, function (status) {
  console.log(status);
  phantom.exit();
});

The response was always “fail”. After some reading and hair pulling, I found this and this, and managed to solve it. Actually, it was quite simple. All I needed to do was to run, as root:

ln -s /usr/lib64/libssl.so.10 /usr/lib/libssl.so.10
ln -s /usr/lib64/libcrypto.so.10 /usr/lib/libcrypto.so.10

After that, I was gifted with a nice “success” message 🙂


running evolus pencil in fedora with xulrunner incompatibility

the Evolus Pencil is an amazing tool that works as a firefox extension for gui sketching. it is simple and easy to use, and open source. absolutely great!

if you’re a windows user, they have a standalone version of it that works out-of-the-box. however, if you’re using a major linux distro (such as ubuntu, fedora), then probably  Pencil will not work. this could happen because your system very likely will be updated, and unfortunately Pencil still doesn’t works with the most recent version of  xulrunner (a software needed by Firefox). so, neither the standalone or the extension version will work. Leia o resto deste post »


Blog Action Day

Parece cara de pau a minha, depois de tanto tempo sem postar nada no meu blog, aparecer aqui pra falar disso. Ora, nem no aniversário do blog eu postei algo decente. Na verdade, não postei nada. E essa é uma postagem metalinguística, trata justamente sobre postagens. Tanto das que deixei de fazer como de uma em especial que pretendo fazer. Leia o resto deste post »

World Community Grid

Antes de tudo, vamos fazer uma brincadeira enquanto você lê esse texto. Preciso de sua colaboração e palavra de que você realmente vai fazer o que eu vou dizer, ok? Certo, então vamos lá. Vou considerar que você usa o Windows XP. Abra o gerenciador de tarefas do Windows (Pressione CTRL + SHIFT + Esc ou CTRL+Alt+Delete e clique em “Gerenciador de Tarefas”). Abriu? Pronto, deixa ele aí quietinho, não minimize nem feche. Leia o resto deste post »


Olha que gracinha!

Tão meiguinha…

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