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The Indefinite Article.

Wednesday, July 30, 2003


I finally got MovableType up and running on my ibook! I want to try this blog server out because I am very interested in blogging and moblogging, and from what I have read MovableType is pretty comphrehensive as far as features. Also, it supports most of the Blogger XML-RPC API, and most of the metaWebLog XML-RPC API, which means it will be useful as test platform for my next project...

Warning! Post gets boring!

I had a tough time getting Movable Type working properly because I tried to configure it to use mysql support. It turned out that my perl install does not include the DBD::mysql module, and for unknown reasons CPAN was unable to install it. I suspect that the problem has something to do with the fact that my mysql install is located in /Library/Mysql instead of a more usual place like /usr/local, and so during the build process the Linker had hard time finding the proper header files and libraries.

I even tried to build the module manually, but every attempt to proplerly link the required object files failed, so i am now running this thing w/out db support....

And it works great! This thing offers so much more than the free version of blogger, which is to be suspected I guess. What I really like is that you can add comments to posts.

Anyhow, I am thinking that maybe we could get this thing up and running on chairjockey.com and eventually transition ourselves to a full-service blog...


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