A folder named ~/.cache/kioexec/krun/13821_0/ already exists

2017-12-09 jj5 – TODO: document this on my blog…

On Debian GNU/Linux 9.1 (stretch) when I try to open an *.desktop (application/x-desktop) link in a browser I get:

A folder named ~/.cache/kioexec/krun/13821_0/ already exists.

Searching for:

A folder named kioexec krun already exists

turned up diddly squat.

I solved the issue (for me) by changing:

System Settings -> Personalization -> Applications -> Default Application s-> Web Browser


Open http and https URLs in an application based on the contents of the URL


Open http and https URLs in the following browser: firefox

Installing Subversion on Mac OS X with WebDAV support (serf library)

cd ~/Development/svn-install
wget http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/scons/scons-2.3.4.tar.gz
wget http://mirror.ventraip.net.au/apache/apr/apr-1.5.1.tar.gz
wget http://mirror.ventraip.net.au/apache/apr/apr-util-1.5.4.tar.gz
wget http://mirror.ventraip.net.au/apache/subversion/subversion-1.8.10.tar.gz
tar xzf scons-2.3.4.tar.gz
tar xzf apr-1.5.1.tar.gz 
tar xzf apr-util-1.5.4.tar.gz
tar xzf subversion-1.8.10.tar.gz
cd scons-2.3.4
sudo python setup.py install
cd ../apr-1.5.1
./configure --prefix=/usr/local
sudo make install
cd ../apr-util-1.5.4
./configure --with-apr=/usr/local --prefix=/usr/local
sudo make install
cd ../subversion-1.8.10
sh get-deps.sh serf
cd serf
scons APR=/usr/local APU=/usr/local OPENSSL=/usr/local PREFIX=/usr/local
sudo scons PREFIX=/usr/local install
cd ..
./configure --with-openssl --with-serf=/usr/local --prefix=/usr/local
sudo make install

Nuff said!

Oh, wait… there’s a problem with misconfigured CA certificates…

cd ~/Development/svn-install
wget https://distfiles.macports.org/MacPorts/MacPorts-2.3.3-10.10-Yosemite.pkg

Run the MackPorts*.pkg…

xcode-select --install


sudo /opt/local/bin/port install curl-ca-bundle


sudo -s
cd /System/Library/OpenSSL/certs/
ln -s /opt/local/etc/openssl/cert.pem cert.pem
cd /usr/local/etc/openssl/certs
ln -s /opt/local/etc/openssl/cert.pem cert.pem


openssl s_client -connect www.progclub.org:443 -CApath /opt/local/etc/openssl/

Using MacPorts OpenSSL:

sudo port install openssl
cd ~/Development/svn-install/subversion-1.8.10/serf/
scons APR=/usr/local APU=/usr/local OPENSSL=/opt/local PREFIX=/usr/local
sudo scons PREFIX=/usr/local install


gnutls_handshake failed using git

Today I ran into this error:

jj5@mercy:~/public-git$ git push origin master
error: gnutls_handshake() failed: A TLS warning alert has been received. while accessing https://demo@demo.personalserver.com/public/git/info/refs 

The solution, of all things, was to add a ServerName spec into my Apache configuration file /etc/apache2/sites-enabled/default-ssl.conf, e.g.:

ServerName demo.personalserver.com

Bug fixed!!