Posts Tagged ‘ install ’

Migrating away from postfix/dovecot to Zimbra 8 on a Debian 6 server

May 24th, 2014 | By

What a better way to spend a glorious sunny saturday afternoon than trying to get a very complicated open source exchange platform to run on a production server powered by an OS that isn’t supported?  As with all things me, there’s no easy way to go about doing this so I’m digging in my heels
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How to run Multiple Instances of Dropbox at the same time in Windows 7

Jan 19th, 2013 | By

Ok. I have a personal dropbox and a business dropbox account and what pain it is to have to log out of one and into another.  So for us legitimate users with multiple accounts that aren’t trying to take advantage of the system, how can we simplify our life and run both of our accounts
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Installing backport packages through aptitude on Debian

Apr 30th, 2012 | By

Just a quick little post today about getting Debian to go into the backports for that package you want to install.. remember that just because you have the backports repo in your sources.list it doesn’t mean that apt-get install whatever is going to install the bp version of whatever.. If you want to ensure that
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Installing latest version of GIMP in Debian Squeeze using repos and apt-get

Apr 12th, 2012 | By

Alright so last night I did a ton of upgrades and when I went to open GIMP this morning I found that it wasn’t there.  Awesome, the upgrades apparently removed it due to some unmet dependencies.  Not to be unexpected as my Debian is a veritable mixture of stable debian, backports, one or two SID installs
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Updating/Installing wordpress themes or plugins without having to enter FTP info

Feb 22nd, 2012 | By

I first saw this in action when I setup wordpress on a shared host after running it on my dedicated server for years.  All of a sudden when I clicked ‘install’ there was no FTP prompt, the bloody thing just installed!  I was amazed at this new development and looked into how it was done.
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Having a non-executable /tmp (noexec) wreaks havoc with apt-get

Jan 5th, 2012 | By

For performance reasons I choose tmpfs as the filesystem of choice for /tmp and for security reasons I always make sure that /tmp has a noexec flag attached to it.  I’ve been admining webservers for 10 years now and by far the single greatest system wide breach of security happens with a script being placed
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Can’t install rsync on new Debian 6 server setup

Jan 5th, 2012 | By

Just incase you’ve setup a new Debian server and are unable to install rsync because of the following error: E: Package ‘rsync’ has no installation candidate it means that you’re missing a repo in your sources.list file.  So head over there and edit /etc/apt/sources.list and add the following: deb http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ squeeze contrib non-free main and you’re
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Openx Hell – Upgrading to 2.8.7

Jun 3rd, 2011 | By

So I was finally forced to upgraded to 2.8.7 when my previous install was hacked thanks to a security vulnerability in 2.8.2.  I knew there was a reason I was holding off on this because when I cleaned out the hack and upgraded I was greeted with an infinite look between admin/index.php and admin/install.php.   Solving
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Me, Myself and Drupal – Chapter 4 & 5: File Manager fun and tweaking Storm

Jun 29th, 2010 | By

Alright, what is this, day 10 since I started up the Drupal install, although really only day 5 since I’ve gotten serious with this beast.  The love affair has certainly been rocky but there might be an end in sight.  Today is the first day that I’ve gotten enough of the underlying systems in place
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Me, myself and Drupal Chapter 3.5 : == ”’Wiki Hell”’ ==

Jun 26th, 2010 | By

Alright, the nightmare of getting a fully integrated Wiki into Drupal is finally over.  Hopefully some lucky soul finds this and saves themselves the literal days I spent getting this up and running.  At the end of my last post I mentioned a few links and articles here and there and I’m happy to report
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