Thursday, 19 Jul 2018
Tag: open source

daemontools on redhat enterprise 6.0

So, for a project I needed to get something running in order to insure memcached would keep on running. The (for me) natural choice for this was daemontools (0.76 at time of writing). There are a couple of things you have to pay attention to, in order to get this going on RHEL 6. (and […]

bacula: Fatal error: Failed to authenticate Storage daemon

When you see the backup of a (non localhost) client failing with the message: Fatal error: Failed to authenticate Storage daemon Keep in mind that bacula uses tcpwrappers, though probably not in the way you expect it. instead of doing: bacula-sd : 111.222.333.444 do: $name-sd : 111.222.333.444 where $name is the name you specified in […]

Spamassassin 2010 bug

Someone on IRC pointed me to this wonderful bug in Spamassassin, it’s easy to quickfix, but the fix itself will become a bug in 10 years, in any case, until they push an update that correctly fixes this: ##{ FH_DATE_PAST_20XX header FH_DATE_PAST_20XX Date =~ /20[1-9][0-9]/ [if-unset: 2006] describe FH_DATE_PAST_20XX The date is grossly in the […]

when using suphp on FreeBSD

always remember to do the following after upgrading PHP, but before restarting apache: cd /usr/ports/www/suphp make deinstall && make reinstall when using eaccelerator do: cd /usr/ports/www/eaccelerator make deinstall && make reinstall too. Saves you a LOT of headaches 😉 [ad]

FreeBSD 7.1-RC1 Security Advisories

One day, you’re bouncing all over the place because there’s an official 7.1-RC1, the next, there’s already two security advisories. To sum them up: protosw safe to ignore unless you have local users, safe to ignore if you haven’t loaded / compiled in the ng_* modules Index: sys/kern/uipc_domain.c =================================================================== — sys/kern/uipc_domain.c (revision 186366) +++ sys/kern/uipc_domain.c […]

And FreeBSD 7.1-RC1 official

You got to love the way they write the release announcements: “Gee. Did we really implement that new interface that way? That needs a bit more work.” So,  it’s now the last few legs of the release cycle, and I’m looking forward to it. DO read the release announcement or /usr/src/UPDATING, specialy if you currently […]

gearing up for FreeBSD 7.1

We’re only a little bit removed from the next major FreeBSD release. The branch has been tagged, and the ports-tree is (thank God!) unfrozen once again. The first Release Candidate has hit the FTP servers. I’ve been running -PRERELEASE for a while now, and haven’t found any problems so far, not on real-steal hardware, nor […]

FreeBSD portupgrade / portversion dumps core

First of all: do not panic Second: get some coffee Finaly: rm /var/db/pkg/pkgdb.db I think this comes from upgrading portupgrade somewhere along the line, and accidentaly switching between database formats (hash, or bdb4 btree). The strangest thing is that I’ve searched high and low with Google, but no results anywhere. (not even any of the […]