I spent the weekend finding discovering several new ways to hate SCO Unixware.
Almost everything on these systems is a symlink. Even such files as /etc/passwd:$ ls -l /etc/passwd lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 38 Jan 27 13:44 /etc/passwd -> /var/opt/K/SCO/Unix/5.0.7Hw/etc/passwd
Needless to say if you manage to screw up these symbolic links then fixing it is painful.
(At one point I resorted to using tar to archive a working system’s directories, then unpacking it over a broken installation.)
So a busy weekend full of being in the office.
In happier news I played around with webcam stuff, after somebody posted a nice guide to using Motion.
I now have a webcam upon my desk which records video when something moves in front of it, and otherwise does nothing.
A few test movies seem to work nicely (no audio) and I shared one with a friend – although no feedback yet. (I need to make sure the codec is playable upon Windows ..)