Building Latest Transmission in CentOS 6

By default, CentOS 6 (and other RHEL clones) only provides transmission 2.13. There’s alternative repository from transmission official site but it isn’t really all that “latest” either (and I don’t fancy adding random repositories).

First, compile libevent2:

  • install gcc and make
  • download and extract the source
  • ./configure --prefix=/opt/libevent2 && make && make install

And then compile transmission (hopefully you don’t need the gtk interface):

  • install gcc-c++
  • configure with PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/opt/libevent2/lib/pkgconfig ./configure --prefix=/opt/transmission --disable-nls --enable-daemon
  • finally, make && make install
  • if there’re missing dependencies, just install them (they’re all in repository apart of libevent2)

Don’t forget to add path to transmission in bash default profile (inĀ /etc/profile.d/custom.sh):

PATH="/opt/transmission/bin:${PATH}"

And done! Enjoy the latest transmission.

Test post

To ensure markdown works as expected, the following sentence must be block-quoted:

herp derp does it work?

And the following excerpt should show proper symbol:

100x + 5 >= 5

If it fails, then WordPress sucks.

Update: indeed it failed.

Update again: patched and now finally works.

WordPress 3.2 has been released

So my crontab informed about new branch creation on BitBucket. And so I upgraded this blog.

[Here be the changelog](http://wordpress.org/news/2011/07/gershwin/). The significant change is obviously the new dashboard – which confirms my guess that users of [wordpress.com](http://wordpress.com) get updates of WordPress faster. As in, they get enhancements of `current` (`trunk`) branch before it moved to `stable` branch. Too bad the new `wp-stats` hasn’t made it to non-wp.com users – it looked pretty cool and use 100% less Flash.

Hopefully 3.2 means faster and lighter operation. I can’t believe I set `fastcgi_(read|send)_timeout` to 10 minutes to cope with some slow operations of WordPress (and SMF). Oh, also this blog runs using *multisite* and the main site is on [genshiken-itb.org](http://genshiken-itb.org) – which sadly is Indonesian – which means this blog is slower than ever because most things need to pass `index.php` first. Well, it’s not like this site will be slashdotted anytime soon anyway.

On other note, this site is accessible using IPv6. It’s still tunneled (through trusty [Tunnel Broker](http://tunnelbroker.net) though since Amazon EC2 doesn’t have native IPv6. The `ping` time to tunnel point is less than 2ms which is fastest I’ve ever seen so the speed should be still good enough even tunneled.

Server moved again

If you can see this post, you’ve come to the new server.

So, um, I bought a cheaper VPS package but this time for one year. Running loldebian since I’m having problem running FreeBSD in a KVM (calcru timer running backward or something in that effect). Things seems to be a bit slow as there are less usable memory – down from 256 MiB to 128 MiB. I guess I need to figure out how to install php-fpm painlessly to keep memory usage low.

Dream Eater Merry episode 4 – Whee

Yum

Basically saying, Tachibana’s dad is awesome indeed. LOL.

:3

Predictable, yes. But hey, I have no problem watching stuffs I like repeatedly. Especially if it’s subtly different. It’s like reading various Adachi Mitsuru’s work – mostly same but reading each of them still gives its own enjoyment. Or so I heard.