GIT and BitBucket

Cloning a git repository from BitBucket can fail producing that kind of logs:

Clonage dans '.'...
remote: Counting objects: 7008, done.
remote: Compressing objects: 100% (5921/5921), done.
error: échec RPC ; curl 56 GnuTLS recv error (-110): La connexion TLS n’a pas été terminée correctement.
fetch-pack: unexpected disconnect while reading sideband packet
fatal: fin de fichier prématurée
fatal: échec de index-pack

Working solution was to force IPv4 with -4 option, like in the following example:

git clone -4 .

Adding proxy to MSYS2

If you ever need to use a proxy when updating / installing packages in msys2 you’ll have to set the following environnement variables, and put them i.e in your .bash_profile :

# .bash_profile example
# Note: username and password have to be url encoded in case they contain special chars
export http_proxy=http://USERNAME:PASSWORD@proxy:port
# or like this if not user/password required
# export http_proxy=http://proxy:port
export https_proxy=$http_proxy
export ftp_proxy=$http_proxy
export rsync_proxy=$http_proxy
# if you need a proxy ignore list
export no_proxy="localhost,,localaddr,.yourlocaldomain.ext,.local"


I’ve set up my last allegro 5 install + compilers in less than 15 minutes.

1) download and install msys2 ( )

Now launch the msys2 terminal and copy pasta the followings:

pacman -Syu
pacman -S --needed base-devel mingw-w64-i686-toolchain mingw-w64-x86_64-toolchain git subversion mercurial mingw-w64-i686-cmake mingw-w64-x86_64-cmake
pacman -Sy mingw32/mingw-w64-i686-allegro mingw64/mingw-w64-x86_64-allegro 
pacman -Sy mingw-w64-i686-dumb mingw-w64-i686-flac mingw-w64-i686-opusfile mingw-w64-i686-freetype mingw-w64-i686-libjpeg-turbo mingw-w64-i686-libpng mingw-w64-i686-libvorbis mingw-w64-i686-libwebp mingw-w64-i686-openal mingw-w64-i686-physfs
pacman -Sy mingw-w64-x86_64-dumb mingw-w64-x86_64-flac mingw-w64-x86_64-opusfile mingw-w64-x86_64-freetype mingw-w64-x86_64-libjpeg-turbo mingw-w64-x86_64-libpng mingw-w64-x86_64-libvorbis mingw-w64-x86_64-libwebp mingw-w64-x86_64-openal mingw-w64-x86_64-physfs

CYGWIN: list all process arguments

A few days ago I had to list the arguments for specific process.
While finding it using “ps -aef | grep ‘processname'” and getting the information is trivial under linux, it is not the case using cygwin, which is only reporting process name and pid when calling “ps”.

A lot of solutions involve installing cygwin packet, like pstree.

Another solution is to search the /proc/pid/cmdline files, like here:

grep -a /proc/*/cmdline | xargs -0
/proc/1990/cmdline:/bin/sh /usr/bin/startxwin
/proc/2016/cmdline:xinit /etc/X11/xinit/startxwinrc — /usr/bin/XWin :0 -multiwindow -auth /home/user/.serverauth.1990
/proc/2017/cmdline:/usr/bin/XWin :0 -multiwindow -auth /home/user/.serverauth.1990
/proc/2035/cmdline:dbus-launch –sh-syntax –exit-with-session
/proc/2036/cmdline:/usr/bin/dbus-daemon –fork –print-pid 5 –print-address 7 –session
/proc/3441/cmdline:grep –color -a /proc/1990/cmdline /proc/2016/cmdline /proc/2017/cmdline /proc/2023/cmdline /proc/2035/cmdline /proc/2036/cmdline /proc/2046/cmdline /proc/2512/cmdline /proc/2513/cmdline /proc/3441/cmdline /proc/self/cmdline
/proc/self/cmdline:grep –color -a /proc/1990/cmdline /proc/2016/cmdline /proc/2017/cmdline /proc/2023/cmdline /proc/2035/cmdline /proc/2036/cmdline /proc/2046/cmdline /proc/2512/cmdline /proc/2513/cmdline /proc/3441/cmdline /proc/self/cmdline

To restrain it to a particular process i.e XWin, excluding grep command:

grep -a “XWin” /proc/*/cmdline |xargs -0 |grep -v grep
/proc/2016/cmdline:xinit /etc/X11/xinit/startxwinrc — /usr/bin/XWin :0 -multiwindow -auth /home/user/.serverauth.1990
/proc/2017/cmdline:/usr/bin/XWin :0 -multiwindow -auth /home/user/.serverauth.1990

KrampusHack 2020 FINISHED

And here is my entry: a space shooter !

RazorCrest (click here to download)

Task (for NunoMartinez):

Finally, here it is my wishlist:
* Fast game. I mean that you can play a complete “play” in few minutes.
* Minimalistic graphics. Don’t make them complex.
* Finally, select one of your own wishes.

How I achieved the rules:

  • Fast game. I mean that you can play a complete “play” in few minutes.
    ===> You start it you play
  • Minimalistic graphics. Don’t make them complex.
    ===> Only 4 sprites and they are very basic due to my drawing style, the rest is only circles, triangles and rectangles
  • Finally, select one of your own wishes.
    ===> Particles !!!

How to play:

-up to start moving
-arrows to move the ship
=> more XP = quicker
-use the mouse to aim and use mouse button or key CTRL to fire
=> more XP = more and better bullets, better accuracy
-green monsters are light enemies that are just traveling here
-yellow monsters are aggressives enemies that are targeting you
-red monsters are very aggressives enemies that are targeting you, and they are more solid
-the more you kill the more power you have to kill
-hitting the walls or being hit by an enemy makes you loose life and XP (thus fire power)


Building from source:

-Go with a shell into to SRC/KRAMPUSHACK2020
-Type make
-If it works move the binary to ../..
-If it’s not working, come and complain here :-p

Hint for finishing

-Because the ship can speed up does not mean you should use it all the time
-Kill as much as you can on first levels so you have the firepower for next levels
-Use thrust/slow down/side jumps to avoid enemies while shooting at them

X11 / xserver / XWIN gvim problems


WARNING**: Error retrieving accessibility bus address: org.freedesktop.DBus.Error.ServiceUnknown: The name org.a11y.Bus was not provided by any .service files

Solved by adding NO_AT_BRIDGE=1 before launching gvim ( i.e [user@server]$ NO_AT_BRIDGE=1 gvim myfile.txt) source:


connect /tmp/.X11-unix/X0: Permission denied
E233: cannot open display
Press ENTER or type command to continue

Solved by using correct DISPLAY informations before connecting (DISPLAY=localhost:0.0) source: