Kushal Das

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Missing rubygem json-canonicalization 0.3.2

I did not upgrade our mastodon server to 4.2.0 from 4.1.9 for a long time. Finally while doing so in the morning, I got the following error with the bundle install command.

Your bundle is locked to json-canonicalization (0.3.2) from rubygems repository
https://rubygems.org/ or installed locally, but that version can no longer be
found in that source. That means the author of json-canonicalization (0.3.2) has
removed it. You'll need to update your bundle to a version other than
json-canonicalization (0.3.2) that hasn't been removed in order to install.

I have no clue about how Ruby works, but somehow only updating the lockfile via bundle lock --update json-canonicalization did not help. Finally updated the Gemfile.lock file to have json-canonicalization (0.3.3) manually. That solved the issue and I could continue with the update steps.

Verified emoji on Mastodon

Yesterday, just for fun, I added an emoji (as a local emoji) to our mastodon instance, kind of look like a verification icon. Only to show the power of federation and Free Software to the new users of Mastodon. Many other users started using the same. But, most newbies to Mastodon got confused with the same

my profile screenshot

my profile edit screenshot

If you see the above screenshot, I just added :verified: after my name in my profile, and that shows the icon. That is not any formal verification. The https://msdtn.social instance also has a similar emoji, but the big https://mastodon.social does not have the same.

Then how to verify someone on Mastodon?

The best way is via their website or blog. If you click to edit your profile, you will find the option to add a few profile metadata, in those sites, you can verify that you own or have edit access of those sites.

my profile link verify

Thus, my blog comes with a green tick on my profile image. Here is to the link verification documentation from the website.

Feel free to follow me on Mastodon.