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OS X Mavericks is driving me mad...

In a previous post, I documented issues with emacs on OS X Mavericks, 10.9.1. This has been just one of the annoynances of the new version of OS X:

Unfortunately, this is the latest episode in the very slowly declining experience with Mac OS X. Every upgrade has not provided the additional benefits to overcome the loss of previously working features. Whine, whine, whine...

Well, it's not all downhill. At least the Mail app can integrate with work's Exchange server, using the HTTP protocol. But apart from that...

Setting up an NFS share from Debian Wheezy to OS X Mavericks

I figured I would work around the problem that iPlayer has importing files from an SMB share, by using NFS. It took me a while to figure out (since I could find no useful error messages) that the OS X NFS client needs to use insecure ports (unless you specify the resvport option, it appears). So, the Debian /etc/exports line for OS X looks like this:

  /rep  *(ro,all_squash,anonuid=1000,anongid=1000,no_subtree_check,insecure)

However, on attempting to import files into iPlayer from this mount, my hopes where dashed - iPlayer didn't even see the files. Oh, this is so broken...

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