Installing Unity on ArchLinux: Huge AUR Package

I’m talking about the game engine one, not the one made by Canonical.

Some months ago I installed ArchLinux on my laptop. That was my first time to try ArchLinux. Around that time, I found out that the Linux version of Unity is available. Actualy I have heard about it some years ago, but I heard that at that time it was not stable enough. So, I was curious to try it and see if the current version will be usable enough.

Fortunately, Unity is available on AUR repository. I have Yaourt installed. So, I just need to run:
# yaourt unity-editor
Then I just need to follow the flow of Yaourt.

Unfortunately I got message like this
... tar: unity-editor-5.3.2f1/Editor/libcef.so: Cannot write: No space left on device ... /usr/lib/yaourt/pkgbuild.sh: line 63: echo: write error: No space left on device /usr/lib/yaourt/pkgbuild.sh: line 64: echo: write error: No space left on device /usr/lib/yaourt/pkgbuild.sh: line 65: echo: write error: No space left on device /usr/lib/yaourt/pkgbuild.sh: line 66: echo: write error: No space left on device /usr/lib/yaourt/pkgbuild.sh: line 67: echo: write error: No space left on device /usr/lib/yaourt/pkgbuild.sh: line 68: echo: write error: No space left on device

By default, yaourt extract the package to /tmp directory then copy the files to the installation directory. Unfortunately, my /tmp is set to 2 GB. The download size of Unity package is around 1.3 GB. The installation failed because it have no space left to write the files.

After many attempt to tackle this problem, finally I got the solution. Yaourt has –tmp option that allow you to specified the temporary directory used by Yaourt. So, I create a temporary directory on my home directory and have Yaourt to use that directory.
# yaourt --tmp ~/.tmp unity-editor

Some Old Posts are Back

Finally, I uploaded some old posts from my old WordPreas blog. Still not all of it though. Some posts need editing so they will displayed properly in Jekyll. The most notable issue is the images. I need to work on them, so I am not import them right now. Well, I already noticed that an still-need-to-edit post sliped out.

As you may noticed, the old posts are not written in English. They are written in Indonesian language. I am still not sure whether I am going to translate it to English or not.

My Old Domain Name is Back

It’s been a while since I use zaniar.web.id as my domain name. Around a year if my memory serve me right. Back then, this domain point to a site backed by self-hosted WordPress.

I’m planning to get my old posts on WordPress to be imported to this Jekyll-powered site. Ah! I’m also still can’t decide what comment system to be installed here. I hope to see you around when the comment system installed.

Solving Unity License Issue After Upgrading to Windows 10

Few days ago I upgrading my workstation from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. I have Unity 5 installed on that workstation. Today, for the first time after upgrading to Windows 10, I double-clicking the Unity icon to run it. What I get is a window telling that there is an issue with license and I need to reactivate it. There is a button with “Reactivate” written in it. Clicked that button, filling the usual sign in form, and … it does not works.

A little consultation session with Google getting me to this Unity Answer page. The answers from misterk99, who was also post the question, is solving the issue. The solution is deleting the license file. For windows it can be found in C:\ProgramData\Unity\Unity_v5.x.ulf

I hope this will help you when you run into the same issue.

Welcome!

Hi! Welcome to my new personal blog. This is my first experience having blog on GitHub Pages. This is also my first experience using Jekyll. Before, I had experience with self-hosted WordPress, moving from one web hosting to another.

I would like to thank GitHub for the great site hosting service, Jekyll for the great blogging platform, and Poole as well as Hyde for the great template.