Technology Insights

IBM Java SDK Install Error: Failed dependencies: /usr/lib64/libstdc++.so.5 is needed by ibm-java-x86_64-sdk-6.0-9.1.x86_64

While setting up a websphere test server I ran into a minor dependency error during the beginning of installing the necessary packages for websphere. The IBM Java SDK RPM on CentOS 6 was complaining about a failed dependency of a libstdc++ library. The RPM I was attempting to install required libstdc++.so.5 and CentOS 6 has libstdc++.so.6 installed by default. All that is required is to install the libstdc++ compat RPM. The information below describes the error in more detail, how I located the package that installed the necessary file(s), and an example of installing the needed package.

Technology Errors

FileZilla Transfer Speed Display, FileZilla FTP Not Showing Transfer Speeds

Tonight I was downloading some packages from a community FTP server I am a member of and noticed that the transfer speeds were not showing after I started to process the FileZilla FTP transfer queue. Initially I figured I must have unchecked a toolbar or accidentally modified a view setting without knowing it. After reviewing the FileZilla configuration I couldn’t find anything that specified the display of the transfer speeds. Below I show FileZilla when it is not displaying the transfer speeds when it is in the middle processing a queue, what steps I took to resolve the issue, and last but not least what FileZilla should display when it is processing files from the transfer queue.

Technology Errors

This Program Requires At Least Windows 2000 With SPTD 1.60 Or Higher. Kernel Debugger Must Be Deactivated

During the process of cleaning up a Windows 7 Ultimate x64 computer that is used in a development environment I started receiving an error during boot. The error window was titled as DAEMON Tools Lite and specified a requirement for a version of Windows greater than Windows 2000 and an application  called SPTD. I later discovered that SPTD stands for SCSI Pass Through Direct which is actively developed by a company called DuplexSecure and used by numerous applications including DAEMON Tools Lite. Below I describe the pop up error message in more detail and how to resolve it by installing the SCSI Pass Through Direct application.

Technology Errors

Nmap 5.51: Zenmap: Error Saving Snapshot: Surface.write_to_png takes one argument which must be a filename (str)

I upgraded to Nmap 5.51 early this afternoon because a friend asked me to take a look at creating a topology image of a network scan of around 3,000 hosts. After upgrading I opened his scan in Zenmap and attempted to export the topology of the scan as a PNG but I received an error which I at first assumed was an issue on my computer or an issue with the fact that the export to PNG image was taking place on a 64-bit Windows 7 computer however both of those turned out to be incorrect. Below I describe the error in more detail as well as the current newest Nmap version that will allow PNG export, a workaround for the issue, and notes about the response from the Nmap development team that already pushed a fix to SVN only a couple hours after the issue was reported (+1 Nmap devs!).