Compacting a VirtualBox VM Centos disk

At work I used Centos 6.4 to convert a large Subversion repo to Git. This required a VM with a 100Gb disk, more than my old iMac could deal with, to the point where I could not update to newer OS version or even run iTunes to update apps. [dchwalis@imac ~]$ df -h...

Building Git 1.8 on Centos 6

We use Centos as a VM for development. Intellij IDEA was complaining about the 1.7.1 version from the Centos distro, requiring 1.7.1.1. Picky. So I grabbed the git source: $ git clone https://github.com/git/git $ cd git $ make ... http-push.c:920: error: ‘xml_cdata’...

Building KDiff3 on Centos 6

My goto diff tool on Windows is the open-source WinMerge. On Linux, Ubuntu has an installable KDiff3, a member of the Qt-based KDE family of tools. At work we are using Centos 6 as our dev VM, and no installable KDiff3 is available. So the README says to $ ./configure...