do you ever get the feeling …

… that no matter how much stuff you know, there is still a ton of stuff you don’t know?

Case in point, I’ve been working on writing ebuilds tonight, and it can be some incredibly difficult stuff.

First I started working on an ebuild for the wis-go7007 kernel drivers. Talk about biting off more than you can chew. I have to use the kernel eclasses, and I was looking at nvidia-kernel as a reference, but I couldn’t figure out why it was using eerror to get the output of linux_chkconfig_module.

The next one that I worked on (dev-libs/libebml) was changing something in the Makefile for Mac OS, and I had no flipping clue what it was changing or why. I’ll have to ping flameeyes on that one when he gets back.

Another one (media-video/oxine) has a lot of stuff to check for to make sure the deps were built correctly, and I couldn’t think of a good way to exit out if it was missing some without setting a bash variable.

On a good note, the one for mkvtoolnix came together great. That, and I fixed my alsa settings so my speakers don’t clip anymore.

I’m still bummed, though. I really need to learn more bash, it seems. I’ve been putting off learning other languages for a very long time now, since I’ve been so proficient in PHP, and now it’s really starting to bite me in the butt for not branching out.

*moop*

I’m gonna go get on my laptop, sit on my couch, crack open my awesome C++ book, and get learning. I figure if I could learn both extremes (C++ pretty hard, PHP pretty easy) then the stuff in the middle should make a lot more sense, right?

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2 responses to “do you ever get the feeling …

  1. > I really need to learn more bash, it seems.
    > I figure if I could learn both extremes (C++ pretty hard, PHP pretty easy) then the stuff in the middle should make a lot more sense, right?

    I’m aware that you’re trying to kill two birds with one stone, but IMHO, bash is closer to PHP than to C++. With that assumption, learning C++ probably will have little impact on your bash skills.

    However, I’m not against learning more programming languages. ESR had a good article about the 5 languages you should learn (and why) at How To Become A Hacker.

    Happy hacking.

  2. Dude, you need a slurpee, yo.

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