April 18th, 2003

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I just got done moving all my users to cluster 1 on weedweb, but out of curiosity, is there any way to mass move everyone on cluster 0 to cluster 1? I'm sure there's someone out there that would like to do that....

Commercial Opportunity

Anybody want to help this guy? If you know how to setup LJ and modify it a bit, you might have yourself a job....
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2003 00:22:24 EDT
From: Go2ao@aol.com
To: jproulx@livejournal.com, bradfitz@livejournal.com
Subject: Re: Automated version of LJ

Dear Messrs Proulx and Fitzpatrick,
From what I have been able to understand about LJ, in this instance from WOW,
this is a tool that I can use in connection with an idea I have for a unique
and interesting web service that has both non-profit *and* commercial
I have no technical ability whatsoever. I would like to use the source code
under GNU to set up a fully operational version of LJ. on a commercial
server. With that in hand I ought to nonetheless be able to manage it myself.
Would either of you gentlemen be willing to assist me with this? I will pay
for your assistance. Thanks muchly,
Frederick Harris


Alright... have mercy on me, I know the answer to this is probably somewhere in the man pages, but the documentation I've looked at so far has not only been completely unhelpful, it's left me with my eyes crossed and my head spinning.

I'm trying to set up my own LJ instance on my server. However, I'm having a huge problem with Perl and mysql. Namely, DBD::mysql refuses to install, citing in every single test that it can't connect to the local MySQL server through the socket '/var/run/mysqld/mysqld.sock'.

I've looked in the man pages for perl, the perldoc for this module, the man page for mysql... erk. Whenever I try to interface with mysql at all, it gives me the same error. Am I on crack, or is it telling me that it can't start the server because the server isn't started?

I run Gentoo Linux and am using Perl 5.8.0 and MySQL 3.23.56. Any help is greatly appreciated.

I'm also having a small issue installing the GD modules, but I'm going to not be quite as annoying as I probably could be and keep it to one problem at a time. :-)

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