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April 30th, 2002

yeah, so i am a newbie [Apr. 30th, 2002|12:33 am]
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Sorry for the stupid question, but I could use a little guidance.

I'm installing the livejournal code on a FreeBSD4.4 box, I had a few problems installing some of the perl modules, but I was able to figure out what was causing most of the stops and it seems they are all installed properly. My livejournal is up and semi-running... (http://kill.curtyv.com/) but when I attempt to run the make_system.pl script I get the following output:

$ bin/upgrading/make_system.pl

This tool will create your LiveJournal 'system' account and
set its password. Or, if you already have a system user, it'll change
its password to whatever you specify.
Enter password for the 'system' account: **********

Creating system account...
Can't call method "quote" on an undefined value at /home/lj/cgi-bin/ljlib.pl line 2071, chunk 1.

Any ideas what exactly could be causing this? It sounds like there's a particular module the script is calling for that isn't present or isn't installed correctly...
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Patch: Send poster's IP address in comment notification e-mails if IP logging is enabled [Apr. 30th, 2002|02:04 am]
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[mood |sleepysleepy]

Currently, it is possible for a poster to leave an abusive comment in someone's journal, then immediately delete the comment, making it impossible for the journal owner to track down the poster, even if IP logging is enabled. This patch adds a "X-Comment-Originated-From" field in the comment notifications e-mails LiveJournal sends out if the recipient is the original poster and IP logging is enabled. This will allow users and/or the abuse team to track these anonymous, abusive comments. Tested.

Get the patch here\

Update: Okay, I'm really tired. AFAIK, it's not possible for an anonymous user to delete a comment. However, someone could create a new account simply to leave abusive comments. The patch really addresses serious abuse issues (such as death threats, etc. where tracking down the actual user with their ISP is desirable).
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jLiveJournal client [Apr. 30th, 2002|12:07 pm]
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[mood |groggygroggy]

Although I consider myself only a novice to intermediate Java coder, I have started work on adding proxy support to the Java LJ client. Has anyone worked on this? If so, did you use the newest URL connection support in JDK 1.4? Any general advice?
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