Docbook — failed to load external entity

I was trying to build coreutils the other day and kept running into an error with docbooks. I’d initially figured out I was missing the docbook and docbook-xsl packages (fairly obvious given it said it couldn’t find it…), but having installed them, I then got this more cryptic error: failed to load external entity "" Some searching and trawling through forum posts led me to try installing docbook-xml — this solved the problem....

June 2, 2023 · 1 min · 88 words · Sammy

php-ast on PHP 8.2 (Windows)

php-ast by nikic exposes the abstract syntax tree generated by PHP 7 and 8 — nikic currently only provides pre-built Windows DLLs up to PHP v8.1, and building it yourself can be a minor hassle. So here’s a collection of pre-built DLLs for PHP 8.0 - 8.2 (ts/nts)

April 4, 2023 · 1 min · 49 words · Sammy

A quick(ish) fix for expired GPG repo keys

This’ll be a short post, more for my own reference than anything else! When running sudo apt update, I got the following error: Err:8 stable InRelease The following signatures were invalid: EXPKEYSIG 23E7166788B63E1E Yarn Packaging <[email protected]> [...] W: An error occurred during the signature verification. The repository is not updated and the previous index files will be used. GPG error: stable InRelease: The following signatures were invalid: EXPKEYSIG 23E7166788B63E1E Yarn Packaging <yarn@dan....

March 22, 2023 · 1 min · 142 words · Sammy

Issues with Google Pixel 3 XL's WiFi and Bluetooth

I’d recently been having some issues with my Google Pixel 3XL - I’ve had the phone a while, so it’s fairly common for some little issues to crop up nearing the end of a contract (just as the warranty expires of course..) This however was a bit of a shitty one. The bluetooth and WiFi would suddenly turn off (normally when I’m driving somewhere and relying on the bluetooth for Waze) and just would not turn back on....

March 1, 2021 · 3 min · 633 words · Sammy

Using PHP 8 with Laragon

Laragon is local WAMP development server (and a much better one than XAMMP..) - I use it for most of my development work. Recently I’ve moved a couple of my ongoing projects over to PHP 8, and was caught out slightly by some unexpected behaviour. Laragon makes it pretty easy to add a new PHP/Apache version, but it makes a slight mistake when generating the mod_php config. You need to change...

February 17, 2021 · 1 min · 88 words · Sammy