Month: August 2009

WordPress problem with permalinks after upgrade

If you get error 404 with your permalinks and RSS feed after an upgrade of your WordPress installation to version 2.8.3, it’s worth to check the “Permalinks” section (under the “Settings” tab in the admin panel). Try set it up to “Common”, save changes and then put it back to your previous structure (“Month and name” in my case). This should solve most of current 404 errors after upgrade. If not, check the WordPress support forum.

Installing Pwytter on Fedora 11

This morning, it was impossible to post tweets on Twitter so I finally gave in to install a Twitter client. Amongst many software available, Pwytter seemed interesting to try: free software, written in Python were my two criteria.

Unfortunately, the installation process is not straightforward (although its use of the general python setup procedure). Here is how to install it on Fedora 11 from the command line:

  1. Download Pwytter, unzip it, enter directory pwytter-0.8
  2. Install ImageTK: as root, type “yum install python-imaging-tk” (in Fedora, ImageTK was renamed python-imaging-tk)
  3. Install simplejson: as root, type “yum install python-simplejson
  4. (optional) launch: python build
  5. launch: python install
  6. Complete the installation by copying some files with the 4 lines below (type them as root too) (a comment in pwytter blog helps to solve the pwCache installation bug):
cp /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pwytter-0.8-py2.6.egg
cp pwCache.pyc /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pwytter-0.8-py2.6.egg
cp -r media/ /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pwytter-0.8-py2.6.egg
cp -r theme/ /usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/pwytter-0.8-py2.6.egg

Now you can launch pwytter from any user! In addition, since the source code is available and supports a Twitter-compatible API, let’s see if it’s easy to modify pwytter for 🙂

pwytter screenshot