Issue: When using spamassassin 3.4.2 in combination with Heinlein filter rules, you might encounter once a day messages from running the spamassassin cronjob as follows. Wide character in print at /usr/bin/sa-compile line 433, <$fh> line 2757. Wide character in print at /usr/bin/sa-compile line 433, <$fh> line 3260. Reason: Some of the Heinlein rules in 70_HS_body.cf contain UTF-8 […]
Issue: After upgrading Debian, you will have to remove the old version of MariaDB and install the new one (semi-manual). After installation of MariaDB 10.3 it fails to start and mysql.error log does not contain helpful hints. /etc/init.d/mysql start [….] Starting mysql (via systemctl): mysql.serviceJob for mariadb.service failed because the control process exited with error code. […]
Situation: I upgraded a debian distribution wheezy to jessie with no significant issues. After upgrading I experienced that some of the already installed and formerly working php scripts stopped working. Content of some included php scripts, e.g. wordpress configuration, were printed as HTML content instead of being evaluated. Reason: The updated php.ini disables short open tags […]
Problem: Debian release 6, wordpress installed from testing via “aptitude install wordpress -t testing”. This worked fine for years, however with upgrading to 3.1.2 users noticed that the visual tab does no longer display any text and no toolbar was loaded. Similar problems were noticed earlier, e.g. here, here or here. However, deactivating plugins was […]
I look for this great tool all few month, but cannot remember its name. It automatically creates iptable entries by screening auth/logon logs to drop attackers and spammers. Recommended to download.
If you want to clone logical partitions or entire HDDs blockwise the linux tool dd comes often into play. This is perfect, but after hours of consumed CPU time the question arise: “How to detect the progress of dd?” dd responses to the USR1 kill signal with a statistic output without interrupting its operation. Therefore, […]
Often db.h is missing which is part of the Berkeley DB development files. aptitude install libdb-dev fixed the problem in lenny.
I got to migrate an existing Red Hat VM to an ESX Server. Keep in mind, VMWare’s converter is still beta. Some words about the migration. Once you start the migration wizard, ensure the following “Source Data” options: “Select volumes and resize to save or add space”. You must deselect the “Create separate disk for […]
Cryptic headline? For linux users only. If you’d like to have a more colorful way of presenting your diskfree status, then try out python diskfree. sudo aptitutde install pydf Accordingly to your distribution, try sudo ln -s /usr/bin/pydf /usr/bin/df to make it your default df statement. This works, because of ordering of the $PATH variable […]
Some days ago, I’ve buyed a new harddisk for my notebook. My idea: place the old harddisk into an external 2,5″ chassis to use it as an external USB-2.0-HDD and install the new one to the notebook. But, how to get the whole content of the old harddisk to the new one without buying expensive […]