Category Archives: Linux

GDB: Unable to find dynamic linker breakpoint function

Need more? See my GDB tutorial: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. You all know how much I loooooooove GDB, so what better thing to write about after a long time away? If you’re seeing this message: warning: Unable to find dynamic linker breakpoint function. GDB will be unable to debug shared library initializers and track explicitly loaded dynamic […]

Find Files Installed by Yum

Yum is great isn’t it? All you do is tell it the name of the program or library and off it goes, installing files all over your computer, ready for you to use at the drop of a hat. However, sometimes it’s nice to know a little bit more about what yum is up to. […]

The Biggest Programming Mistake I Ever Made

Well folks, as mentioned in How To Learn From Your Programming Mistakes, here it is. The story that still makes me shudder when I think about it. When it comes to all time, super-duper cock-ups, this is one I will never forget. Strictly speaking I wasn’t actually trying to program anything when it happened. I […]