Gears running again

In Lucid there is a working version of gears available (version My patched one seems to be not working any more.

To install it, just install the package gears:

$ sudo apt-get install gears

New Domain (and Configuration)

PhYnformatik ist now really PhYnformatik. The domain is registered.

As the domain is pointing here, we have to tell wordpress to use it. The menu links are then updated automatically. Go to “Preferences → General” and set the WordPress- and Blog-address correctly.

You will see an error message after saving, because the new settings are not yet loaded from the database. Just reload the WordPress backend. Linked pictures or files within the articles have to be corrected manually.

Who is using several plugins with his browser (as me) should not forget to set some rights for them. I was wasting 15 minutes until I figured out, that I forgot allowing NoScript to execute Javascript on the new domain. Gears need to be allowed to access the “new” site as well.

Gears 0.5.33 Workaround

I created a workaround for my gears problem by manually changing the version number within the .xpi file from 0.5.32 to 0.5.33. It seems to be working. Since yesterday there was no attempt for an automatic update.

You can download the patched file here: gears-linux-opt-0.5.32-patched.xpi

[Update 02/04/2010]
There is a more recent version than 0.5.33 available. The patched file contains now the version number 0.5.36

Gears 0.5.33

Gears tried to update itself automatically, but stopped with an error telling, it is not compatible with my system, all the time. My workaround: uninstall, and install it manually failed. I was not able to install it again.

The file install.rdf within the actual .xpi file shows:

<!-- Prevent this XPI from being installed on the wrong platform. -->

The problem is, google packed the 64-bit version instead the 32-bit version, which will not run on a 32-bit System.

To get gears running again I had to install an older, correct packaged version. Gears version 0.5.32 can be downloaded here: